will be reintroduced. Shoppers just go to the locator booth, check the items of interest from a list of 1,306 categories and an instant printout shows which exhibitors are offering those special treasures.
Schaut adds, ‘Antique City’ offers all of the quality and diversity of ‘Atlantique City’. Other new features include traffic guides, shuttle trams serving the parking areas, box office entries and exits at both ends of the 5½ acre building, hundreds of chairs, package and coat checking plus a wheezing calliope to wake up early buyers. An official program and floor plan will be available at the show.
‘Antique City’ will provide regular bus service from the 30th Street rail station in Philadelphia, making the show convenient to Washington, Baltimore, Newark and New York. Arrangements are being made to offer charter busses from the Port Authority terminal in Manhattan.
The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center is adjacent to Route 422, 20 minutes northwest of center city near the King of Prussia Mall and is surrounded with 15,000 free parking spaces.
GPS: 1601 Egypt Road, Phoenixville, 19460
Listen to the press: Lita Solis-Cohen, MAINE ANTIQUE DIGEST “This fair will be
the perfect laboratory for market watchers to find out who is buying what and what is hot and what is not…” ANTIQUES AND THE ARTS WEEKLY “It was a happy reunion for many of the dealers who have not seen each other in a long time. Norm Schaut has put the fun back into shows.” THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER “Go and let yourself be dazzled.”
Visit www.AntiqueCityShow.com to preview the fair and order early entry tickets on line. Early entry tickets may also be purchased at 800-822-4119 and on eBay.
Saturday 9am early entry $15; Saturday 10am entry $12; Sunday 10am entry $8. For all other information, including pipe & draped booths from $195, call 800-822-4119.
Promoter Norm Schaut raves, “This may be the biggest promotion ever to support an antique and collectibles event anywhere in the world”. Executive Director, Gail Evans adds, “Our mass mailing of complimentary ‘Antique City’ Fun Fair tickets to a targeted audience of affluent buyers throughout the northeast will pack the aisles on April 9 and 10 at the height of Antiques Week in Philadelphia.”
Last October, the line of ‘Atlantic City’ advance ticket holders extended across the front
of the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, along the entire length of the 5½ acre building
and into the rear parking area. Promoter Norman Schaut raves, “With a direct mail
campaign of 47,274 free tickets plus TV and radio commercials, newspaper and
magazine advertising, billboards, reciprocal links, e-blasts, social networking and
exhibitor guest passes, we expect a huge attendance on April 9 and 10. I don’t believe
that any of my colleagues ever launched a promotion of this magnitude. After hearing
about this this ticket distribution, our dealers’ reaction is always the same, “ WOW!”