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U.S. Antique Shows Reports Mid-Year Success for The Original Miami Beach Antique Show


MIAMI (June 24, 2014) – The world’s leading producer of indoor antique shows, U.S. Antique Shows, recently announced that 95 percent of all booths are sold for the upcoming 54th Annual Original Miami Beach Antique Show, including a completely sold out jewelry ballroom. Known as the world’s largest indoor antique show, this five-day event showcases nearly 1,000 recognized national and international dealers at the Miami Beach Convention Center, Jan. 30- Feb. 3, 2015.

Seven months prior to the event, U.S. Antique Shows has also reported a 90 percent renewal rate from previous exhibiting dealers and secured antiques marketplace frontrunner The Highboy and diamond industry leader Rapaport as premier and gold sponsors, respectively, for the 2015 event.

“The Original Miami Beach Antique Show is the benchmark event in the antique and antique jewelry industry, and sets the pace in the global antique market for the year,” says Dan Darby, Emerald Expositions vice president and U.S. Antique Shows general manager. “As we approach the mid-year mark for 2014, we knew it was imperative to provide this exciting update to all that consistently take part in our show each year.”

To enhance the shopping experience and support education, U.S. Antique Shows will also continue to offer attendees’ unique opportunities to accompany the Miami Beach show such as the Second Annual Jewelry History Series. The jewelry conference will take place before The Original Miami Beach Antique Show on Jan. 28-29 and has a comprehensive schedule including presentations from array of jewelry experts, a complementary tour of a local museum and a tour of select booths prior to the opening of the show. Plus, the Jewelry History Series has garnered interest at the recent Las Vegas Antique Jewelry & Watch Show with many attendees registering onsite for the series.

In addition, U.S. Antique Shows is thrilled to once again partner with Skinner Auctioneers & Appraisers to host Appraisal Day at the 2015 show. All attendees, with a valid ticket to the show, are invited to bring one item to be appraised by one of Skinner’s experienced appraisers.

Many of U.S. Antique Shows’ exhibiting dealers constantly look forward to the January event.

Albert Levy of A. B. Levy’s says, “I participate in The Original Miami Beach Antique Show because it’s in my hometown and it’s the greatest antique show in the country. There’s continuous action throughout the show – people are always buying and selling!”

Ophir Gallery’s Jack Ophir, who has been a dealer at the show for more than 30 years, seconds that notion stating, “In my humble opinion, it’s the best show in America! I look forward coming to Miami each January to sell to dealers and attendees from many countries around the world, including Europe, South America and of course, the U.S.”

U.S. Antique Shows now produces nine shows nationally. The next show scheduled is the New York Antique Jewelry & Watch Show, July 25-28 at the Metropolitan Pavilion.

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About U.S. Antique Shows
U.S. Antique Shows, producer of the industry’s most anticipated events, serves the unique needs of the antique and antique jewelry marketplace with shows in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Miami Beach and New York. The group’s events offer a broad range of antiques as well as antique, vintage and estate jewelry and watches, and annually draws more than 50,000 consumers and 3,000 dealers from 28 countries worldwide.

U.S. Antique Shows is a division of Emerald Expositions, North America’s largest owner and operator of business-to-business and consumer tradeshows. The company’s jewelry portfolio is comprised of trade and consumer events including the U.S. Antique Shows division, Couture, JA New York (Summer and Winter), and JA Special Delivery.

For more information, visit www.USAntiqueShows.com, like us on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/OfficialPage.USAntiqueShows, follow us on Twitter: @USAntiqueShows and explore our Pinterest: Pinterest.com/USAntiqueShows. Check out our new blog at blog.usantiqueshows.com.

 

Media Contact:
Mary Curtis
Public Relations Manager
U.S. Antique Shows
P: 239.330.3832
mary.curtis@usantiqueshows.com