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THE SUMMER ANTIQUES SHOW AT BIRCHWOOD MANOR CONTINUES THE LONG TRADITION OF EXCELLENCE AND ELEGANCE IN ANTIQUES
July 26 & 27, 2014

 

ALLISON KOHLER OF JMK SHOWS ADDS HER SPECIAL BRAND OF ENERGY AND STYLE TO THE RHINEBECK ANTIQUES FAIR
October 11 & 12, 2014

 

ONE OF AMERICA’S MOST BEAUTIFUL MANSIONS PLAYS HOST TO THE VERY SPECIAL LYNDHURST CASTLE ANTIQUES FESTIVAL
Saturday, August 2, 2014

 

THE 27th NORTHERN VIRGINIA ANTIQUES & MODERNISM SHOW
A spectacular event celebrating the most important design movements of the 20th century and more
June 21 & 22, 2014

 

THE APRIL JEWELRY SHOW AT PRATT MANSIONS — A "MUST-ATTEND" FOR THE MOST DISCRIMINATING CONNOISSEURS
April 12 & 13, 2014

 

THE ATLANTIC CITY ANTIQUES SHOW CELEBRATES HISTORY AND HERITAGE AS IT RETURNS TO "AMERICA'S BOARDWALK"
March 8 & 9, 2014

 

 

THE FEBRUARY MORRISTOWN ARMORY ANTIQUES SHOW — A TRIP INTO THE EXTRAORDINARY WORLD OF ANTIQUES AND FINE ART

February 22 & 23, 2014

 

THE ATLANTIC CITY ANTIQUES SHOW TO HOST WORLD-CLASS EXHIBIT OF ANTIQUE TOYS – A RETROSPECTIVE CURATED AND PRESENTED BY BERTOIA AUCTIONS, March 8-9,2014

March 8 & 9, 2014

 

THE JANUARY ANTIQUES SHOW AT BIRCHWOOD MANOR CELEBRATES 35 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE AND ELEGANCE IN ANTIQUES AND FINE ART

January 4 & 5, 2014

 

THE PRATT MANSIONS DRIPPING IN JEWELS BECOME
"THE ROOMS WITH ASTONISHING VIEWS"

December 7 & 8, 2013

 

THE OCTOBER MORRISTOWN ARMORY ANTIQUES SHOW TO SHOWCASE THE FINEST IN ANTIQUES FROM AROUND THE WORLD FROM 100 SELECT DEALERS

October 26 & 27, 2013

 

Tradition of Diverse Merchandise Continues at Birchwood Manor Summer Antiques Show

July 7, 2013

 

WELCOME BACK TO THE BOARDWALK!

TRUMP TAJ MAHAL IS THE NEW HOME FOR
THE ATLANTIC CITY ANTIQUE SHOW!

March 8 & 9, 2014

 

SOROPTOMISTS BRING EXCITING NEW ENERGY TO THE NORTHERN VIRGINIA ANTIQUES SHOW

JUNE 22 & 23, 2013

 

ANTIQUE AND VINTAGE JEWELRY SHOW IS A GLITTERING

START TO NEW YORK’S ANTIQUES WEEK IN JANUARY

 

JMK SHOWS ADDS ELEGANT NEW SHOW WITH THE

APRIL, NEW YORK ANTIQUES & FINE ARTS SHOW

 

The George Washington Masonic Memorial is a Beacon

for Antiques Lovers

 

JMK Reinvigorates Fall Atlantic City Show

 

OCTOBER 27-28 MORRISTOWN ANTIQUES SHOW
HAS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE

 

JMK Shows Celebrate 40 Years in Antiques Show Management

 

Summer Antiques Show at Birchwood Manor

July 28 & 29, 2012

 

Dates Set For The Return Of The White Plains Antiques Show

JMK SHOWS ADDS NEW SHOW DATES FOR ADDITIONAL ATLANTIC CITY ANTIQUES SHOW

 

JMK SHOWS TO DEBUT THE SPRING EDITION OF THE ALEXANDRIA ANTIQUES SHOW!

The Atlantic City Antiques Show is an Experience not to be Missed: March 10-11

 

The Morristown Armory Antiques Show
Think Spring for Antiques in Morristown
February 25-26, 2012

 

JMK SHOWS TO MANAGE ALEXANDRIA’S

FINEST ANTIQUES SHOW

NOV. 11, 12 & 13 AT THE

GEORGE WASHINGTON MASONIC NATIONAL MEMORIAL

 

Antiques at Teaneck Armory

JMK Announces New Tri-State Show

APRIL 14 & 15, 2012

 

JMK Announces Metropolitan Pavilion Sponsor

Special Loan Exhibit from the National Christmas Center

December 9, 10 & 11, 2011

 

The Morristown Armory Antiques Show

A Broad Range of Antiques at Affordable Prices

October 29 & 30, 2011

 

2011 NORTHERN VIRGINIA ANTIQUES SHOW BREAKS

ATTENDANCE RECORDS UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT

 

The Summer Antiques Show at Birchwood Manor



JMK SHOWS ADDS ELEGANT NEW HOLIDAY SHOW IN NYC WITH THE DEC, ANTIQUES & FINE ARTS SHOW

JMK ACQUIRES NORTHERN VIRGINIA ANTIQUES SHOW

Antique Collectors to Descend Upon Atlantic City
Antiques & Collectors Show March 19-20

- March 19-20, 2011

Spring Antiques at the Morristown Armory
February 26-27, 2011

 

White Plains Antiques Show
A Feast for the Senses at Westchester County Center

New Year’s Antiques Show at Birchwood Manor

THE SARASOTA TRILOGY OF ANTIQUES SHOWS MAKES FLORIDA THE BEST DESTINATION FOR WINTER ANTIQUING

The Morristown Armory Antiques Show

Summer Antiques Show at the Birchwood Manor

White Plains Antiques Show - Fine Antiques Return to Westchester County Center


HISTORY, BEAUTY AND ELEGANCE COME TOGETHER AT THE FEBRUARY 2010 MORRISTOWN ARMORY ANTIQUES SHOW


The Atlantic City Antiques & Collectors Show

JMK Sarasota Florida Shows

The Morristown Armory Antiques Show - November 7 & 8, 2009

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THE SUMMER ANTIQUES SHOW AT BIRCHWOOD MANOR CONTINUES THE LONG TRADITION OF EXCELLENCE AND ELEGANCE IN ANTIQUES
July 26 & 27, 2014 - Click here for show page.

June 25, 2014

Contact:                                                                                             
Allison Kohler, Director                                                                    
JMK Shows & Events                                                                                   
(973) 927-2794                                                                                  
email: Jmkevents@aol.com
www.jmkshows.com

Jayne Skeff, Publicist
JSLA Media
(414) 747-9177
jayne@jslamedia.com

Click here for Word document version of press release.

In addition to the extraordinary shopping to be had, an appraisal clinic will be available at the show provided by White Orchid Appraisals, expert glass repair will be performed by Wade Nulton; expert porcelain and pottery repair will be offered by Restoration by Louis; and a special onsite china mending service will be available as well.

Produced by JMK Shows, admission to this event is $8 with free return privileges ($1 discount coupon available at www.jmkshows.com) and parking is free and plentiful.
Hours for the show are Saturday. 10am to 6pm and Sunday, 11am to 5pm.

The Birchwood Manor is location at 111 N. Jefferson Road in Whippany, NJ, just north of Morristown, off exits 40 or 40A off I-287.

For more information, discount coupon and complete exhibitor list, please visit www.jmkshows.com or call (973) 927-2794

PHOTO CAPTIONS:

Photo 1: JMK.FardinsRugs.jpg: The finest in Oriental rugs will be offered by Fardin’s Antique Rugs.

Photo 2: JMK.IvoryTower.jpg: Specialists in Satsuma and Imari, Ivory Tower Antiques will feature the finest example from Japan and other fine example of Asian art.

Photo 3: JMK.DonaldBethune.jpg: Donald Bethune will be among the fine antique furniture dealers at the Summer Antiques Show at Birchwood Manor.

Photo 4: JMK.BrentiquesLimoge.jpg: This lovely Limoge vase from Brentiques is just a sample of the fine porcelain that will be presented at the show.

Photo 5: JMK.UnionWhittredge.jpg: The rich selection of fine art will span noted European artists to American Folk Art. Pictured here, Bill Union of Art & Antiques Gallery, features an oil on canvas by Worthington Whittredge.

Photo 6: JMK.BradRehRing.jpg: From understated to dazzling, such as this Boucheron ring from Brad Reh, jewelry and accessories will both abound and astound.

 

 

ALLISON KOHLER OF JMK SHOWS ADDS HER SPECIAL BRAND OF ENERGY AND STYLE TO THE RHINEBECK ANTIQUES FAIR
October 11 & 12, 2014 - Click here for show page.

May 7, 2014

Contact:                                                                                             
Allison Kohler, Director                                                                    
JMK Shows & Events                                                                                   
(973) 927-2794                                                                                  
email: Jmkevents@aol.com
www.jmkshows.com

Jayne Skeff, Publicist
JSLA Media
(414) 747-9177
jayne@jslamedia.com

Click here for Word document version of press release.

Succusunna, NJ — On Monday, June 9, 2014, Allison Kohler, President, JMK Shows, announced that she was delighted as well as honored to begin working with the Rhinebeck Antiques Fairs as an associate in promoting and helping take the 38 year success of the Fairs to exciting new levels and new directions.

An outgrowth of the Antiques Summit, a PSMA conference of antiques show promoters held in Richmond (VA) in May, Kohler and the producers of the Rhinebeck Antiques Fair, spent extensive time discussing the challenges they face in sustaining the shows they produce and conceptualizing new promoting techniques to ensure the Rhinebeck Antiques Fairs continue to thrive and become bigger and better then ever.

“The Rhinebeck Antiques Fairs have always been a destination event and an important show,” said Kohler, “and I am very excited about the opportunity to work with them in taking this event back to full capacity while bringing in a number of new genres and appealing to the masses. As a team, our goal is to create an event that will showcase a much broader variety and mixed genres of antiques and collectibles. This will enrich the experience for both shoppers and dealers alike.

Kohler, who produces over a dozen antiques shows each year, is no stranger to the energy and creativity it requires to ensure antiques events remain and continue be the best they can for both dealers and shoppers alike. “It’s a win-win for all of us. I am honored to be working with this exceptional organization and look forward to being part of a group that will create the new and exciting Rhinebeck Antiques Fairs. It’s very important that we, as antiques show promoters, share our knowledge, our successes and our esprit du corps with each other so that all of our shows continue to thrive and attract new antique collectors and dealers. Antiques are not just about unique and older things to collect and buy, it’s about history and education and it’s about being as green as we can be.”

In addition, Kohler will be incorporating JMK’s successful social media and digital marketing strategies she utilizes into reaching new and younger buyers and collectors which is so critical in today’s market and the Rhinebeck Antiques Fair.

Allison Kohler will be working with the Rhinebeck Antiques Fairs but will continue to produce and grow her successful JMK Shows and Events.

Anyone interesting in becoming part of this event should contact:

Allison Kohler, JMK Shows
(973) 927-2794
Email: JMKevents@aol.com
OR

The Rhinebeck Antiques Fair
(845) 876-1989
Email: Info@Rhinebeckantiquesfair.com
PO Box 838
Rhinebeck, NY 12572

 

 

 

ONE OF AMERICA’S MOST BEAUTIFUL MANSIONS PLAYS HOST TO THE VERY SPECIAL LYNDHURST CASTLE ANTIQUES FESTIVAL
Saturday, August 2, 2014 - Click here for show page.

May 7, 2014

Contact:                                                                                             
Allison Kohler, Director                                                                    
JMK Shows & Events                                                                                   
(973) 927-2794                                                                                  
email: Jmkevents@aol.com
www.jmkshows.com

Jayne Skeff, Publicist
JSLA Media
(414) 747-9177
jayne@jslamedia.com

Click here for Word document version of press release.

Tarrytown, NY — Imagine it’s 1900 and the magnificent gardenesque landscape of one of America’s most beautiful mansions is filled with people and families, out for the day, strolling among vendors selling their wares, gentlemen are ogling the latest marvels of motordom, picnic baskets and blankets rest under shady trees, a barbershop quartet can be heard singing ‘Sweet Adeline,” and horse drawn carriages glide effortlessly along the banks of the beautiful Hudson River. SNAP OUT OF IT!

In reality, it’s August 2nd, 2014, and the beautiful gardens of Lyndhurst Castle become the most amazing venue for an antiques event unlike any other. This is the Summer  2014 Lyndhurst Castle Antiques Festival. On this one special day, the grounds will be filled with fine antiques and collectibles presented by select purveyors, antique and vintage automobiles and motorcycles will be present for today’s ogling, wine and cheese tastings entice gourmands, horse drawn carriages beckon passengers for that ride along the Hudson River and live music completes the ambiance of this special event. Oh, and there’s more! Visitors to the Festival will have the opportunity to tour the famous Lyndhurst Castle for the special rate of $5. Listed by Forbes Magazine as one of America’s most beautiful mansions, it is also a true jewel of the National Historic Trust. From the tower of the castle, the view of the grounds is astounding and, on a clear day, the skyline of Manhattan is visible in the distance.

This day will truly be a delightful experience for everyone. Fine shopping, fine food, including several gourmet food trucks, fine entertainment, antique and vintage marvels of motordom and so much more. Visitors will even be able to bring treasures from their own past for expert appraisal.

The Lyndhurst Castle Antiques Festival will be held on Saturday, August 2, 2014 at the Lyndhurst Castle on the Hudson River in Tarrytown, New York. Hours for this event are 10AM to 5PM and admission is $5 per person. Parking is free for everyone.

The Lyndhurst Castle
635 South Broadway
Tarrytown, NY 10591

This event is produced by JMK Shows.
For more information, please contact Allison Kohler at JMK Shows and Events,
6 Pilgrim Drive, Succasunna, New Jersey 07876
(973) 927-2794 or cell (973) 224-2797; or visit www.jmkshows.com.

PHOTO CAPTIONS:

PHOTO 1: JMK.LyndhusrtCastle.jpg: On Saturday, August 2, 2014, the gardens and grounds of the beautiful Lyndhurst Castle become the backdrop for the Summer 2014 Lyndhurst Castle Antiques Festival. Click here or on image below for high resolution photo.

 

 

THE 27th NORTHERN VIRGINIA ANTIQUES & MODERNISM SHOW
A spectacular event celebrating the most important design movements of the 20th century and more
June 21 & 22, 2014- Click here for show page.

May 7, 2014

Contact:                                                                                             
Allison Kohler, Director                                                                    
JMK Shows & Events                                                                                   
(973) 927-2794                                                                                  
email: Jmkevents@aol.com
www.jmkshows.com

Jayne Skeff, Publicist
JSLA Media
(414) 747-9177
jayne@jslamedia.com

Click here for Word document version of press release.

Arlington, VA — The most important design movements of the 20th century will be represented by a most prestigious selection of works from the Arts & Crafts, Art Nouveau, Art Deco and Mid-Century Modern eras. Superior examples of interior furnishings, lighting, decorative objects, fine art and personal accessories, will be richly displayed by the finest dealers in the country. For two days, June 21 and 22, 2014, takea  step back into the magnificent art and design of the 20th century at the Northern Virginia Antiques & Modernism Show. This event will also feature a select group of dealers specializing in antiques and fine art from earlier eras and genres.

Presented by the Art Deco Society of Washington (ADSW) and JMK Shows, this event is a celebration and shopping event unlike any other and will be held at the Thomas Jefferson Community Center in Arlington, VA.

Art Deco meets Industrial at Past Pleasures Moderne of Annandale, VA. Among the incredible pieces that will be offered in his booth include hood ornaments from the 30s through the 50s and a quick trip to Art Deco-rich Hollywood with 26” film reels.

Turning to 20th century fine art, Ingeborg Galleries of Northfield (MA) is known for their fine American prints, etchings, lithographs, block prints and screenprints.

Some of the finest 20th century designs are found in the stunning creations in porcelain, glass and crystal. Among the dealers representing this category will be Gardner Burke Antiques. Works in art in décor from masters like Moser, Pickard, Belleek and Limoge will fill their exhibit.

In the highly desirable collecting world of Oriental and Asian antiques, Worldwide Gallery specializes in 18th and 19th century Chinese and Japanese antiques. Look to them for Netsuke, Japanese woodblock prints, rare toys and much more.

Taking international specialty a step further, Odessa specializes in Russian antiques and well as devotional pieces.

If the world of “antiquarian” is your passion, then you won’t want to miss Sonny Ideker, Bookseller. Better known as “that rare book guy,” Sonny has been collecting books around the world for over 30 years and features exceptional offerings of rare, antiquarian, leather and vellum bound books.

Furniture offerings will be extensive and span from period pieces through mid-century modern. Among the dealers that will fill this category are 20th Century Objects, Donald Bethune, Peter Nee, Flo ‘n Time, White Orchid and several other. In addition, there will also be a very nice selection of sterling offerings, both domestic and international.

20th century designers created some of the most stunning personal accessories such as jewelry. Laurie’s Glories, among others experts in this field, will have a wealth of the finest to choose from.

A very special event this weekend will be the opportunity to meet renowned author and founder of the Washington Art Deco Society, Richard Striner. Mr. Striner will be on hand throughout the weekend for a book signing of his latest work titled Washington and Baltimore Art Deco: A Design of Neighboring Cities (Johns Hopkins University Press). Striner, who co-wrote this book with architectural historian Melissa Blair, explores significant Art Deco buildings, both surviving and lost. The book provides a new look at how the Art Deco movement inspired the design of ordinary places and buildings, from apartment houses and department stores to movie theaters and houses.  The book also explores the ways in which Art Deco was used in brand-new building types such as airports, bus stations, and “park-and-shop” retail centers. The pages are illustrated with richly evocative black and white images, many taken in the 1930s and ’40s when the buildings were in their prime.
The Northern Virginia Antiques & Modernism Show will be held Saturday and Sunday, June 21 and 22, 2014 at the Thomas Jefferson Community Center located at 3501 2nd Street South in Arlington, VA. Show Hours are Saturday, 10-6; Sunday, Noon-5. Admission is $9. A $2 discount coupon is available at www.JMKSHOWS.com

This event is produced by JMK Shows.
For more information, please contact Allison Kohler at JMK Shows and Events,
6 Pilgrim Drive, Succasunna, New Jersey 07876
(973) 927-2794 or cell (973) 224-2797; or visit www.jmkshows.com.

PHOTO CAPTIONS: (Please click on photos below for high resolution photos)

PHOTO 2: JMK.Burke-Moser.jpg: The masters of 20th century design in porcelain and crystal, such as this stunning Moser vase, will be featured by Gardner Burke Antiques

PHOTO 3: JMK.WorldwideGallery2.jpg: These mid 19th century Chinese porcelain bough pots are an example of the beautiful Oriental Antiques presented by Worldwide Gallery.

PHOTO 4: JMK.SonnyIdeker.jpg: Specializing in rare books from around the world, here is a peak at the rich collections he will offer at the show.

PHOTO 5: JMK.LauriesGlories.jpg: From Laurie’s Glories will be a wealth of stunning 20th century jewelry plus lovely era sculptures.

PHOTO 6: JMK.IngeborgGallery.jpg: An extensive selection of fine art, drawings and prints will be offered by Ingeborg Gallery, such as this lovely watercolor by Robert Eric Moore.

PHOTOS 7 & 8: JMK.ArtNouveauChar.jpg & JMK.ArtDecoTable.jpg: The Northern Virginia Antiques and Modernism Show will feature the finest in furniture design from the 20th century.

 

 

THE APRIL JEWELRY SHOW AT PRATT MANSIONS — A "MUST-ATTEND" FOR THE MOST DISCRIMINATING CONNOISSEURS
April 12 & 13, 2014 - Click here for show page.

March 26, 2014

Contact:                                                                                             
Allison Kohler, Director                                                                    
JMK Shows & Events                                                                                   
(973) 927-2794                                                                                  
email: Jmkevents@aol.com
www.jmkshows.com

Jayne Skeff, Publicist
JSLA Media
(414) 747-9177
jayne@jslamedia.com

Click here for Word document version of press release.

New York City, NY — On Saturday and Sunday, April 12 and 13, 2014, the beautiful Pratt Mansions will, once again, become the destination for the most elegant jewelry event this spring. This event is a must-attend for the most discriminating jewelry connoisseurs and anyone with a passion for the most desirable antique, estate and one-of-a-kind jewelry and fashion accessories. “Rare, unique and positively stunning” are among the words that can describe what will be on display and for sale by the finest dealers in the country.

From exquisite 19th century designs through the contemporary icons of the 20th century, designer and maker names will include Tiffany, Hermes, Cartier and Van Cleef and Arpels.

JMK Shows, producer of this event, is very honored to be able to bring together the finest dealers in the country for this very special weekend event. Among the top in their field exhibiting will be:

Linda Bernell of Linda Bernell Jewelry, fashion icon turned jewelry designer. Known for her amazing and elegant cuffs in bedecked in gems, she is a master at balancing bold colors and delicate sparkling ornaments that adorn her creations. (PHOTOS 1 and 2)
Brad Reh Fine Estate Jewelry will be featuring his extensive selection of fabulous estate and signed jewelry from several of the major jewelry houses including Van Cleef and Arpels,  Cartier, Boucheron, Tiffany and Bulgari. (PHOTO 3)

Melody Rogers is passionate about 18th through 20th century antique and estate jewelry and encourages everyone to step into another world and discover the beauty of these pieces from the masters that came before. Her offerings are truly a curated collection of the finest from bracelets, to earring, necklaces and much more. (PHOTO 4)

Since 1993, D’Amati Fine Jewelry, founded by Serge D’Amati, has been purveying fine jewelry inspired by the master jewelers of Europe from centuries past. His background in, and appreciation for, art and music, is clearly visible in the jewelry he creates.

Among the other exceptional exhibitors will be Gem de la Gem who will feature luxury accessories such Hermes scarves and Valentino purses and Eileen Kirkwood whose offerings in solid gold jewelry and fine gems can take you from blue jeans by day to the cocktail black dress at night.

The Jewelry Show at Pratt Mansions will offer collectors and those passionate about the finest things in life, the opportunity to learn from and buy from the best in the country. Dazzle yourself for the weekend at this spectacular two-day event.

Pratt Mansions Fifth Avenue is located at 1027 Fifth Avenue in New York City. Show hours are Saturday, April 12th, 11 a.m to 6 p.m. and Sunday, April 13th , 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This event is produced by JMK Shows.
For more information, please contact Allison Kohler at JMK Shows and Events,
6 Pilgrim Drive, Succasunna, New Jersey 07876
(973) 927-2794 or cell (973) 224-2797; or visit www.jmkshows.com.

PHOTO CAPTIONS: (Please click on photo for high resolution version)

PHOTOS 1 & 2: JMK.LindaBernell.jpg: Pictured here is a look at the fabulous cuffs bejeweled cuffs by Linda Bernell.

 

PHOTO 3: JMK.BradReh1.jpg: This stunning Vhernier Jet and diamond ring is a sample of the finest estate and signed jewelry that Brad Reh will feature at the event.

 

PHOTO 4: JMK.MelodyRogers.jpg: This vintage gold, agate, ruby and malachite pendant is glimpse into the finely curated selection to be offered by Melody Rogers.

 

PHOTO 5: JMK.SergeDAmati.jpg: Dripping in diamonds, this pear shaped citrine and gold cocktail ring is a sample of the rich gem laden jewelry you can expect from Serge D’Amati.

 

 

THE ATLANTIC CITY ANTIQUES SHOW CELEBRATES HISTORY AND HERITAGE AS IT RETURNS TO "AMERICA'S BOARDWALK"
March 8 & 9, 2014 - Click here for show page.

February 6, 2014

Contact:                                                                                             
Allison Kohler, Director                                                                    
JMK Shows & Events                                                                                   
(973) 927-2794                                                                                  
email: Jmkevents@aol.com
www.jmkshows.com

Jayne Skeff, Publicist
JSLA Media
(414) 747-9177
jayne@jslamedia.com

Click here for Word document version of press release.

Atlantic City, NJ — Thousands of shoppers and serious collectors will be to attending the March 8th and 9th Atlantic City Antiques Show as the Trump Taj Mahal plays host to this year's most exciting antiques event. For over a century, the "Boardwalk" has stood as a symbol of the rich history and culture of America. There is perhaps, no better place than this, to showcase the history and heritage from around the world that will be presented by the over 200 exceptional antiques dealers that will be exhibiting.

Upon entering the Mark Estess Arena inside the Taj Mahal, visitors will be immediately captivated by the very special world-class exhibit of antique toys presented by Bertoia Auctions. This exhibit is being personally curated by Jeanne Bertoia and will offer everyone a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the rarest and most valuable antique toys that still exist today.

Stepping further into the exhibit hall, attendees will be drawn into the expansive and rich galleries showcasing the finest antique furniture, fine art, historic to contemporary decorative works as well rare luxuries to wear — the Mark Estes Arena will truly be transformed into a "room with a magnificent view."

A look into this "room with a view" finds some of the best antiques dealers such as Uwe Heintze, from Germany, who will be crossing the pond with one of the best selections of antique toys in the world for sale. Also known for their selection of fine antique and collectible toys will be Fry's Antiques of New York.

Stepping into personal luxuries will be Amy Bergman who specializes in exquisite crystal and jeweled perfume bottles from famed makers such as DeVilbiss, Pyramid and Volupte. Gem de la Gem, purveyors of the "crème de la crème" of fine estate and costume jewelry and accessories, will be dripping in Hermes, Gucci, Coco Chanel, Louis Vuitton and more.

Turning to the world of fine art to be offered will be the expansive collection of Maxfield Parrish, Louis Icart and more from Holland Arts. Owner Bill Holland has authored several books on these topics and will be exhibiting at the show from West Chester, PA.

If the finest in art pottery is your passion, than you won't want to miss Barbara Gerr Antiques where you will find everything from Roseville, Teco to historic Newcomb examples

In sterling, Brad Bloom, owner of Gryphon's Nest is renowned for everything from Tiffany to fine Continental examples and featuring works in lighting and bronzes will be George and Deridre McLeod from Elegant Reflections of Palatine,IL.

Sweets for the sweet? The antique metal chocolate molds and pewter ice cream mold collection from Dad's Follies is regarded as the largest in the world with several very rare examples dating back to the 1880s. Every form and shape and size imaginable will make your mouth water.

And now, among the important exhibitors in the Arts & Crafts, Art Nouveau and Art Deco Periods, will be Jack Papadinis of Jack Pap Antiques who specializes in the finest in both lighting and pottery from those design eras. Larry Zinzi of Lawrence J. Zinzi Antiques will also be on hand. For over 30 years, Zinzi has been dedicated to buying and selling the highest quality in original Tiffany Studios and Art Nouveau decorative arts. Rounding out this rich category will be Harvey Weinstein Fine Antiques, who, in addition to their extensive selection offerings from the Art Nouveau and Art Deco periods, will also feature both 19th and 20th century American paintings, Post-War Contemporary and quality Folk Art.

Antique advertising is a trip back into marketing at its most creative and antique advertising purist, Scott Rosenman of Baltimore, will represent this category with his offerings of everything from early Coca-Cola to breweriana and the early marvels of motordom.

And finally, a look at what every antiques devotee and collector can't resist — the kitsch, the fun and the collectible. Among these exhibitors will be local Atlantic City Antique Shop owner Rich Chapman from Only Yesterday who will have everything from toys, dolls and trains to glassware, fine china and even Scooby-Doo. Looking to put the perfect ring around your napkins? Sandra Whitson from Van Anda's Antiques will be on hand with her amazing collection of figural napkin rings. And coming from Pittsburg (PA) will be David and MaryLee Snuffer from Bedford on the Square. David and MaryLee will offer everything from fine jewelry, American and European art, furniture, silver and very collectible and unique decorative smalls.

This is just a glimpse into the world-class exhibitors that will make the Atlantic City Antiques Show the most exciting antiques event of the year.

The Atlantic City Antiques Show is produced by JMK Events. The Trump Taj Mahal is located at 1000 Boardwalk in Atlantic City, NJ. Show hours are Saturday, March 8th, 10 a.m to 6 p.m. (Early buying available Saturday, 9am to 10am) and Sunday, March 9th, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, please contact Allison Kohler at JMK Shows and Events, 6 Pilgrim Drive, Succasunna, New Jersey 07876; (973) 927-2794 or cell (973) 224-2797; or visit www.jmkshows.com.

PHOTO CAPTIONS:

PHOTO: JMK.OnlyYesterday.jpg – From Only Yesterday Antiques is this wonderful piece sports memorabilia. This 30x30-inch cardboard display of mini football helmets was given away at Carvel Ice Cream outlets in 1976, one helmet for each of the 26 teams in the league at that time.

 

PHOTO: JMK.BarbaraGerr.jpg – Just a sample of the finest art pottery that will be exhibited by Barbara Geer Antiques.

 

PHOTO: JMK.ScottRosenman.jpg: One of the many exceptional offerings from antique advertising dealer, Scott Rosenman, will be this very rare Rockford Watches tin over cardboard lithograph, one of only a handful that still exist.

 

PHOTO: JMK.GemdelGem.jpg: Gem de la Gem will offer the most luxurious of accessories, such as this Hermes scarf and bracelet.

 

PHOTO: JMK.DadsFollies.jpg: Pictured here are some of the very rare and valuable molds that Dad's Follies will be featuring at the show.

 

PHOTO: JMK.AmyBergmanAntiques.jpg: Amy Bergman Antiques specializes in crystal and jeweled perfume bottles from famed makers such as DeVilbiss, Pyramid and Volupte.

 

PHOTO: JMK.HollandArts.jpg: Among the offerings from Holland Arts will be this beautiful etching, titled Miss America," by Louis Icart, executed in 1927 in limited numbers.

 

THE FEBRUARY MORRISTOWN ARMORY ANTIQUES SHOW — A TRIP INTO THE EXTRAORDINARY WORLD OF ANTIQUES AND FINE ART

February 22 & 23, 2014 - Click here for show page.

January 21, 2014

Contact:                                                                                             
Allison Kohler, Director                                                                    
JMK Shows & Events                                                                                   
(973) 927-2794                                                                                  
email: Jmkevents@aol.com
www.jmkshows.com

Jayne Skeff, Publicist
JSLA Media
(414) 747-9177
jayne@jslamedia.com

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THE FEBRUARY MORRISTOWN ARMORY ANTIQUES SHOW — A TRIP INTO THE EXTRAORDINARY WORLD OF ANTIQUES AND FINE ART

Morristown, NJ — For two days, February 22 and 23, 2014, the Morristown Armory will play host to an extraordinary antiques and fine art sale featuring the collections from over 100 of the finest dealers in the country. Spanning the globe in genre and time, this event will offer visitors a remarkable weekend shopping destination, from single exquisite jewelry pieces to the finest antique furniture, a bit of kitsch and collectible and art work spanning historic to contemporary, this event will surpass the norm on every level.

But it's not only the opportunity to shop and collect, it's the opportunity to meet and learn from the top exhibitors in the country, experts in their field with a passion for what they do. Each piece has a story, a place in the history or culture from where it came.

A look into some of the exhibitors that will be there is Joyce and Richard Krieg who, for the past 18 years have been collecting and selling 17th through 19th century botanical prints. Their inventory spans everything from small engravings to centuries-old prints dating back 400 years — truly a trip back in fine art history.

A peak into the furniture finds Roger D. Winter from Buck County (PA) who, for over 30 years, has been respected as one of the country's foremost dealers in English period 18th and early 19th century furniture, formal to high country, by the finest furniture designers of the time.

From fine art, to furniture, porcelains, lighting and much more, the beautiful merchandise offered by White Orchid Antiques will be your source for that perfect accent piece or to fill an entire room in antique elegance.

Turning to American decorative arts, Edward Sawicki of Memories, specialist in early American glass and ceramics, will have works dating back to the early 19th century.

Furthering American offerings will be Gloria Lonergan Antiques know for her wonderful early American painted folk art furniture, game boards, weathervanes, baskets, floor coverings and much more.

Traveling to the other side of the globe, the finest antique furniture, objets d'art and lighting from British Colonial India, 19th century through the Art Deco period, will be offered by Bruce Phillips of Fair Trade Antiques.

If you are looking for exquisite jewelry, L & Z Jewelry and Gifts, specialize in both antique and estate pieces, from diamonds to rubies, gold to sterling, they specialize in top designers such as Tiffany, Cartier and Moncrieff.

And finally, if you are looking for "something beautiful you love and can't live without," said Paula Gentempo of PKG Antiques & Interiors in a previous interview, then this will be the booth to check out. While epergnes are their specialty, their full array of stunning glassware and antiques will not disappoint.

For two days, this is the opportunity to buy from and meet the finest antiques exhibitors in the country. Wander the booth displays and travel back to the Art Deco Period, The Victorian era, around the globe and back even centuries further. From the important to the whimsical, this shopping event will offer something for everyone. Excellent gourmet food will be provided by the Morris Tap and Grill throughout both days of the event.

The show will be held at the Morristown Armory located at 430 Western Avenue in Morristown, NJ. Hours are 10am to 6pm on Saturday, Febraury 22nd and 11am to 5pm on Sunday, February 23rd. Admission is $9 with free return privileges (discount coupon available at www.jmkshows.com) and parking is free.

For more information, visit www.jmkshows.com or call (973) 927-2794.

PHOTO CAPTIONS: (please click on images below for high resolution photos)

Photo 1: Lonergan1.jpg: Gloria Lonergan Antiques will feature wonderful examples of early American painted and folk art furniture, weathervanes, baskets and much more.

 

Photo 2: LZJewelry.jpg: L & Z Jewelry and Gift specialize in the finest antique and estate jewelry from the top designers including Tiffany, Van Cleef & Arpels and Cartier.

Photo 3: RogerWinter.jpg: Roger D. Winter Antiques will present the finest in English period and early19th century formal to high country furniture.



Photo 4: JoyceKrieg.jpg: Take a rich trip back centuries in time through the beautiful botanical engravings and prints from Joyce and Richard Krieg.

 

Photo 5: WhiteOrchid.jpg: This circa 1840 large Majolica bowl is an example of the fine antiques to be discovered at White Orchid Antiques.

 

THE ATLANTIC CITY ANTIQUES SHOW TO HOST WORLD-CLASS EXHIBIT OF ANTIQUE TOYS – A RETROSPECTIVE CURATED AND PRESENTED BY BERTOIA AUCTIONS

March 8-9,2014 - Click here for show page.

November 12, 2013
Contact:                                                                                             
Allison Kohler, Director                                                                    
JMK Shows & Events                                                                                   
(973) 927-2794                                                                                  
email: Jmkevents@aol.com
www.jmkshows.com

Jayne Skeff, Publicist
JSLA Media
(414) 747-9177
jayne@jslamedia.com

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Atlantic City, NJ — JMK Shows is very honored to announce that Bertoia Auctions of Vineland, NJ, will be showcasing a world-class exhibit of museum-quality antique toys at the March 8th and 9th Atlantic City Antiques Show. Regarded world-wide as the premier auction house and experts in antique toys and banks, this exhibit is being personally curated by owner and co-founder Jeanne Bertoia with many of the amazing pieces coming from her personal collection as well as other prominent private collections. The opportunity to view these "works of art in toys" will be a once in a lifetime chance for many.

In conversations with both Rich and Jeanne Bertoia, the passion and extensive knowledge they possess for this genre of antiques is both infectious and inspiring. "Antique toys, particularly the very finest examples from the 19th and early 20th centuries, are a journey through American history through the eyes of the children at that time."

Among the important and historic examples that will be in the exhibit titled "Antique Toys — A Retrospective," will be an extremely rare circa 1902 Marklin Ferris Wheel (PHOTO 1). Coming from the private collection of Jeanne Bertoia, this particular toy features six (6) exquisitely carved and painted gondolas and center box with musical movement.
Between the years of 1890 and 1930, this German toy manufacturer was considered the best in the world. They employed the best designers, painters and even engineers to create toys that were owned by the very wealthy and/or the very royal.

Also from Jeanne Bertoia's private collection will be an absolutely charming very rare blue-robed Father Christmas (PHOTO 2) which was actually a store window display in a German shop in the 1890s. This work of art stands 29 inches and the tree limb is actually made of feathers which have survived in exquisite condition these many years.

From a private collection, a set of three Dent oversized fire toys (PHOTO 2) truly are a glimpse into the culture and history of America at the time. Originally founded in 1894 as The Dent Hardware Company, in 1898, Henry Dent, a man of vision and innovation, began creating the finest cast-iron toys ever made. Known also for their extremely large size, measuring between 23" and 33", these three examples are the largest horse-drawn examples of this kind. Each toy is an exact replica of the horse-drawn fire equipment that was used.

Rounding this exhibit will be several fine examples of pre-WWII American toys as well as a grouping of character toys from the 1920s through the 1940's. There will also be cast iron mechanical banks, a particular specialty of Bertoia. These mechanical banks, while classified as toys at the time, were actually educational for the children as a tool to learn about money and saving it.

Finishing the exhibit will be American tin toys from the turn of the century and toy trains from the early 20th century.

The March 2014 Atlantic City Antiques Show is going "Back to the Boardwalk," being held at the Trump Taj Mahal. Not only is this a venue befitting the exceptional antiques, fine art and collectibles that will be offered by the exhibitors, it is also the perfect venue to showcase this museum-class exhibit of some of the rarest and finest antique toys in the world.

The Atlantic City Antiques Show is produced by JMK Events. The Trump Taj Mahal is located at 1000 Boardwalk in Atlantic City, NJ. Show hours are Saturday, March 8th, 10 a.m to 6 p.m. (Early buying available Saturday, 9am to 10am) and Sunday, March 9th, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, please contact Allison Kohler at JMK Shows and Events, 6 Pilgrim Drive, Succasunna, New Jersey 07876; (973) 927-2794 or cell (973) 224-2797; or visit www.jmkshows.com.

PHOTO CAPTIONS: (click on photographs below for high resolution images)

PHOTO 1: JMK.MarklinFerrisWheel.jpg: This extremely rare circa 1902 Marklin Ferris Wheel features six (6) exquisitely carved and painted gondolas and center box with musical movement.

 

PHOTO 2: JMK.FatherChristmas.jpg: From Jeanne Bertoia's private collection will be this absolutely charming very rare blue-robed German Father Christmas which stands 29 inches and today.

 

PHOTO 3: JMK.DentFireToys.jpg: This set of three Dent oversized fire toys are the largest horse-drawn examples of this kind. Each toy is also an exact replica of the horse-drawn fire equipment that was used.

 

PHOTO 4: JMK.BertoiaKohlerEtAl: Pictured, left to right, Joan Mooney, Executive Director, Trump Taj Maha; Allison Kohler, President, JMK Shows; Dmitri Ilyinsky, Antique Toy Exhibit Designer; Jeanne Bertoia, Exhibit Curator and Owner, Bertoia Auctions.


 

 

THE JANUARY ANTIQUES SHOW AT BIRCHWOOD MANOR CELEBRATES 35 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE AND ELEGANCE IN ANTIQUES AND FINE ART

January 4 & 5, 2014

November 12, 2013
Contact:                                                                                             
Allison Kohler, Director                                                                    
JMK Shows & Events                                                                                   
(973) 927-2794                                                                                  
email: Jmkevents@aol.com
www.jmkshows.com

Jayne Skeff, Publicist
JSLA Media
(414) 747-9177
jayne@jslamedia.com

Click here for Word document version of press release.

Whippany, NJ — The January 4 and 5, 2014 Antiques Show at Birchwood Manor marks the 35th anniversary of this long-held tradition in excellence in antiques and fine art. This two-day event, showcased within the gracious and splendid Georgian mansion, the Birchwood Manor, is the perfect setting for a most extraordinary antiques experience.

The overhead crystal chandeliers and luxurious ballrooms provide the perfect setting for the 80 fine antiques, vintage and fine art dealers that will be there offering furniture, silver, porcelain, pottery, jewelry, linens, glass, objets d'art, and of course, fine art, plus much more from around the world. From Art Deco to Art Nouveau, historic American and Continental, Asian and a bit of kitsch, it will all be here — but only the best.

A look at some of the exhibitors to be on hand finds Marvin Baer of The Ivory Tower Antiques, specialist in Satsuma, Imari and other Japanese porcelains. From Bluebell (PA) will be Carol Kooperman who will captivate collectors with her exceptionally rich selection of Majolica and glass specialist Edward Sawicki of Memories. Turning to the jewelry, Brad Reh from Southampton (NY) will feature the finest vintage Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Buccellati and many more renowned designer pieces. In fine art, among the exceptional dealers featuring both American and European works will be Bill Union of Art & Antiques Gallery in Worcester (MA).

For two-days, collectors and those who appreciate the finest, will be able to immerse themselves in the finest from around the world. Throughout the event, refreshments and gourmet food will be available.

In addition to the extraordinary shopping to be had, expert glass repair will be performed by Wade Nulton; expert porcelain and pottery repair will be offered by Restoration by Louis; and a special onsite china mending service will be available as well.

Produced by JMK Shows, admission to this event is $8 with free return privileges ($1 discount coupon available at www.jmkshows.com) and parking is free and plentiful.
Hours for the show are Saturday. 10am to 6pm and Sunday, 11am to 5pm.

The Birchwood Manor is location at 111 N. Jefferson Road in Whippany, NJ, just north of Morristown, off exits 40 or 40A off I-287.

For more information, discount coupon and complete exhibitor list, please visit www.jmkshows.com or call (973) 927-2794

PHOTO CAPTIONS: (click on photographs below for high resolution images)

Photo 1: JMK.BillUnionHibbard.jpg: In the Fine Art category will be American works showcased by Bill Union of Art & Antiques Gallery. Pictured here is a framed oil on canvas by Aldro Hibbard (American, 1886-1972) titled "Mt. Mansfield."

 

Photo 2: JMK.BillUnionWorthington.jpg: Also from Art & Antiques will be this framed oil on canvas by WorthingtonWhittredge (American, 1820-1910) untitled.


 

Photo 3: JMK.BradRehCartierEarrings.jpg: The stunning vintage Cartier earrings are just a sampling of the exquisite fine jewelry to be offered by Brad Reh Jewelry.


Photo 4: JMK.IvoryTowerSatsuma.jpg: Specialists in Satsuma and Imari, Ivory Tower Antiques will feature the finest example from Japan.

 

Photo 5: JMK.KoopermanMajolica.jpg: Carol Kooperman will feature an exceptional selection of the finest Majolica.


 

THE PRATT MANSIONS DRIPPING IN JEWELS BECOME
"THE ROOMS WITH ASTONISHING VIEWS"

December 7 & 8, 2013

November 12, 2013
Contact:                                                                                             
Allison Kohler, Director                                                                    
JMK Shows & Events                                                                                   
(973) 927-2794                                                                                  
email: Jmkevents@aol.com
www.jmkshows.com

Jayne Skeff, Publicist
JSLA Media
(414) 747-9177
jayne@jslamedia.com

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New York City, NY — Paris may be regarded as the “City of Lights” at the holidays but, this December, New York will reign as the ‘City of Jewels” as the beautiful Pratt Mansions are transformed to become the showcase for some of the finest jewelry and luxuries in the world from the 25 most exceptional purveyors in the country. This significant event is the perfect marriage of art as jewelry — jewelry from the master designers that came before and the masters that are creating today.

For just two days, Saturday and Sunday, December 7 and 8, 2013, shoppers, collectors and those with a passion for beauty, can immerse themselves in the best antique, estate, rare, one-of-a-kind and new jewelry and luxury accessories. This is holiday shopping at it’s lavish best.

Names like Tiffany, Cartier, Van Cleef and Arpels, Hermes, Chanel are just a small enticement to the creators of the exceptional that will be here. Purveyors such as Joyce Groussman Fine and Estate Jewelry from Scottsdale (AZ) will showcase the finest from yesterday and today; renowned New York estate jeweler Hartley Brown will dazzle the shoppers as will Lucyanne Robinson of Florida with her designer Post World War II collection and rare studio jewelry. Shahn Rosler, owner of Gem de la Gem in Teaneck (NJ) will present the “crème de la crème” of luxury and from Corpus Christi (TX), Marlene Alvarado will feature exceptional works in diamonds, watches and artist jewelry.

Of particular significance, will be the presence of master designer Paolo Costagli. Inspired by the classic aesthetics and rich traditions of his Italian upbringing, for over 20 years, from his Fifth Avenue atelier, Costagli has been creating designs in jewelry beyond imaginable beauty.

To complement the most stunning of holiday outfits and the adorning jewels will be the most extraordinary collection of the rarest and finest handbags in the world from Ladybag International. From vintage Chanel, to rare Hermes and classic Valentino, this is art in leather.

The Jewelry Show at the Pratt Mansion will be the most magnificent jewelry experience this season. The attention to detail and the gathering of the finest raises the bar to a whole new standard in this type of very special event.

Pratt Mansions Fifth Avenue is located at 1027 Fifth Avenue in New York City. Show hours are Saturday, December 7th, 11 a.m to 7 p.m. and Sunday, December 8th, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, please contact Allison Kohler at JMK Shows and Events, 6 Pilgrim Drive, Succasunna, New Jersey 07876; (973) 927-2794 or cell (973) 224-2797; or visit www.jmkshows.com.

PHOTO CAPTIONS: (Please click on photos below for high resolution photos)

PHOTO 1: GemdelaGemRareHermesNecklaceCuff.jpg: This rare Hermes necklace and cuff is just a glimpse at the jewelry coming to the event from Gem de la Gem.

 

PHOTO 2: Groussman-MunderEarrings.jpg: From Joyce Groussman of Scottsdale, Arizona, this pair of Munder earrings would dazzle any ensemble this holiday season.

 

PHOTO 3: AlvaradoCartierBracelet.jpg: A specialist in vintage Cartier, Marlene Alvardo of Corpus Christi Texas will have the perfect accessory on hand at this show.

 

PHOTO 4: PaoloCostagliEarrings-Ring.jpg: From today’s master designer Paolo Costagli, will be jewelry created in the finest gold, sterling, diamonds and rare gems.

 

PHOTO 5: LRobinsonHamropearldropcuff.jpg: With a passion for pearls, Lucyanne Robinson of Florida will be dripping in them for all the enjoy.

 

PHOTO 6: LadyBagInternational.jpg: Ladybag International will offer everything from classic Chanel and Valentino to rare Hermes.

 

 

Subject: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: THE OCTOBER MORRISTOWN ARMORY ANTIQUES SHOW TO SHOWCASE THE FINEST IN ANTIQUES FROM AROUND THE WORLD FROM 100 SELECT DEALERS

October 26 & 27, 2013

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Reply-To: jayne skeff <jayne@jslamedia.com>
Dear Media Friends,

Please see below and click on an image for hi-res photos, please find the press release regarding the upcoming October 26 and 27, 2013 Morristown ArmoryAntiques Show. Over 100 hand-selected exceptional antiques dealers will be showcased at this highly respected event.

Please let me know if you require additional information or photos.

Best Regards,

Jayne Skeff
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Tradition of Diverse Merchandise Continues at Birchwood Manor Summer Antiques Show

July 7, 2013

Birchwood Manor
111 NO. JEFFERSON RD. WHIPPANY, NJ 07981
(JUST NORTH OF MORRISTOWN, OFF EXITS 40 OR 40A OF I-287)


Event Held in: MARK ETESS ARENA

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Contact:
Allison Kohler, President
JMK Shows & Events
(973) 927-2794
jmkevents@aol.com
www.jmkshows.com

Over 80 antiques and vintage dealers will be exhibiting at the magnificent Birchwood Manor Antiques Show in Whippany, NJ on July 27th and 28th. This is the longest-running show in New Jersey, and continues its tradition of showcasing a variety of merchandise, including American, European and Asian furniture; silver; paintings; prints and posters; art pottery and art glass; porcelain and pottery; lamps; bronzes; clocks; Victorian and Depression glass; jewelry; Oriental rugs; books (both antiquarian and reference); scientific instruments; vintage fashion; Oriental specialists; linens; and probably anything else you are looking for.

Along with the great selection of antiques and vintage items, there will be expert glass repair on both Saturday and Sunday with Wade Nulton. Nulton repairs glasses, bowls, marbles, vases, glass paperweights and other items. He also has a technique for cleaning sick glass, which is glass that has become stained or fogged; he even can clean the insides of decanters.

Another restorer who will be at the show to help you with your broken pieces will be Louis Pirrello. He does superior quality restoration and repair of fine porcelain, ceramics, pottery and china. Pirrello is also able to restore damages to chalkware, early stoneware, composition, papier-mâché, ivory, and jade. He will be present to consult with clients on both Saturday and Sunday.

Philip Chasen will be bringing American and French Art Nouveau and Art Deco glass and lamps, including works by Daum Nancy, Galle and Tiffany Studios. Some examples will be a gorgeous Tiffany lily lamp, a vivid Daum Nancy Fall scenic vase and a very rare original Louis Icart etching, "Happy Birthday".
Christoph*Lynn Antiques will be sharing his booth with Steve Morrow Antiques, and he will have a selection of Loetz art glass. Steve specializees French cameo glass. Chris is coming all the way from Lee's Summit, MO, and Steve is from Hedrick, IA. This is their first time doing show, and they look forward to giving this a try.

Saddle River Gallery of Upper Saddle River, specializes in 19th and 20th Century French Post Impressionist and Modern Art. Partners Camille Calabrese and Nissan Haber have been in business about 15 years. This will be their first time at show. "We are excited because this is our first local show," Camille said. "We had a gallery in Englewood, but we closed it, so we want people to know that we are still around and selling art." They deal with both living and dead artists. They focus on high end art but they also have things in a more modest price range, mostly works of living artists. They will definitely bring some works by H. Claude Pissarro, who was the grandson of Camille Pissarro. They will also bring a few prints and watercolors. "We are service oriented; we will go to our clients' home and help to hang, we like to have customers return to us," Camille stated.

Tutto dal Mondo, from Penn Valley, PA, will also be exhibiting at the show, with old English silver from the Georgian period through the 1920s, Victorian jewelry, Deco jewelry, an extensive collection of Bakelite, and advertising items, including unusual old tins, and larger pieces such as a counter display for Pond's creams, which is very colorful. Sheila Parish is the proprietor of this firm, and had exhibited at Birchwood for several years, then stopped, for a while, but she came back last year and did very well, saying that she was very pleased with the results. An example of her Victorian jewelry is a beautiful 18 Ct. Gold Victorian necklace from England in excellent condition. It is a strong and intricate design and has a medieval sense. An example of her Bakeite is this beautiful Butter Chocolate colored Lotus Carved Bakelite Bangle in excellent condition, with no cracks or chips, and having amazing carving. According to Parish, "This is a collector's dream."

Marvin Baer of The Ivory Tower is a specialist in Oriental antiques, especially Satsuma. His pieces are featured in Imari, Satsuma and Other Japanese Exports published by Schiffer in 1997. He also carries other Japanese and Asian antiques. He has been in business for 35 years, since 1978. He has exhibited at Birchwood since its inception, probably around 1979, a year after he started his antiques business. . Originally the show was at the Meadowbrook, then moved to Birchwood Manor around 1979. It's a standard show for him, meaning that he always counts on enough business to warrant coming back. Marvin's son Matthew has been in business with him for last 18 years. Matt had another career before that; he was captain of a fishing boat, but his dad twisted his arm to come into business and Matt never looked back. He loves the business as much as his dad. "With any new clients I make sure that they deal with Matt because he is the future of the business," Marvin said.

Gardner Burke specializes in French, European and American porcelain from the late 19th-early 20th centuries. The two partners are sisters, and their porcelains are primarily hand painted porcelain. This will be their 10th year at Birchwood, and they will be bringing some big decorator pieces, especially Limoges, Belleek and Picard.

Gem de la Gem, a jewelry specialist, sells everything from costume to fine jewelry, dating from the 1920s to contemporary. Hailing from Teaneck NJ, Shahn Rosler has had the business since 1972, and she has done the Birchwood show for 20 years. "Allison took over her parents' business, I took over my parents business," she quipped. She also sell designer handbags and Hermes scarves. Pictured is a stunning onyx and coral link bracelet with diamond accents with an approximate diamond weight of 2cts.

This is just a sampling of the variety of treasures that will be available at the not-to-be-missed Birchwood Manor Antiques Show. The show is fully air conditioned and has wonderful restaurant on premises. More information can be found at www.jmkshows.com.
July 27 & 28, 2013, Sat: 10AM - 6PM, Sun: 11AM - 5PM

Captions: (Click on photo for hig resolution version of photo)


1. This is a fine example of Loetz done in the Argus decoration. This piece was done in 1902 during the Nouveau period. Chris Miller Antiques.


2. A Vivid Daum Nancy harvest vase. Philip Chasen Antiques.


3. A Tiffany lily lamp. Philip Chasen Antiques.


4. A footed jardinere. Gardner Burke Antiques.


5. A stunning onyx and coral link bracelet with diamond accents with an approximate diamond weight of 2cts. Gem de la Gem.


6. Rare quality Japanese Kutani vase decorated with homage to the potter motif over an ox blood ground. Meiji Period. Circa 1900. Marvin Baer Antiques.


7. "Palmiers a Nice" by H. Camille Pissarro will be shown by Saddle River Gallery.


8. A hand painted Limoges punch bowl. Gardner Burke Antiques.


9. A beautifully carved and detailed Bakelite Rust Bangle in very good condition with no cracks or chips. Tutto dal Mondo.


10. Beautiful 18 Ct. Gold Victorian necklace in excellent condition with a strong and intricate design and a medieval sense. Tutto dal Mondo.


11. "Happy Birthday", a rare etching by Louis Icart. Philip Chasen Antiques.

 

 

 

WELCOME BACK TO THE BOARDWALK!
TRUMP TAJ MAHAL IS THE NEW HOME FOR THE ATLANTIC CITY ANTIQUE SHOW!

March 8 & 9, 2014

TRUMP TAJ MAHAL
1000 Boardwalk @ Virginia Ave
Atlantic City, NJ 08401

Event Held in: MARK ETESS ARENA

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Contact:
Allison Kohler, President
JMK Shows & Events
(973) 927-2794
jmkevents@aol.com
www.jmkshows.com

The Atlantic City Antiques Show started decades ago at Boardwalk Hall located on the Boardwalk in the heart of Atlantic City. The show was an enormous success and eventually moved over to the new Convention Center when it was built, located at the entry way to Atlantic City. However, changing times, troubled economy, having to deal with multiple unions, and a myriad of other circumstances have led many to request that the show MOVE BACK TO THE BOARDWALK!

Well, the request has been heard and acted upon!! It is with great pleasure that JMK Shows announces that the spectacular Trump Taj Mahal will be the new home of the long running Atlantic City Antique Show. The first show is already scheduled, and will take place on March 8 & 9, 2014. "We feel partnering with the prestigious Trump name and brand is the perfect fit and image for our Antique Show," states Allison Kohler, President of JMK Shows. The Trump name is synonymous with luxury and quality. "We are thrilled about moving to the boardwalk, which puts us within walking distance of several major hotels, casinos, and attractions and in the direct line of thousands of people." The Taj Mahal is equally excited about hosting the show and having this event become part of their calendar and entertainment roster. Their marketing department will be working in conjunction with JMK to promote the show to all their customers at their Hotels and Casinos. They will be providing Billboard support, direct mail, emails blasts, special offers and giveaways, as well as discounted rates at the hotel. All their Signature and Chairmen members will be given complimentary access to the Antique Show with their Trump One cards.
In addition to the above, the Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority with the Atlantic City Alliance also just launched a $20 million advertising campaign and will focus on the variety of events taking place in the city to go along with their much heralded DO AC campaign. JMK is also in the works to bring a special exhibit to the show along with a number of special features.

The show will be held in the Mark Etess Arena and will have 230 exhibit booths. The facility is a drive in building, which will allow the exhibitors the ease of load in and out. Parking is also much more affordable at $5 per day, as is the electrical cost per booth. The Arena is connected to the Casino and puts the antiques show right in the middle of all the action. There are over 20 restaurants on the property, with something to accommodate everyone's tastes. So whether you seek 5 star quality from the fabulous Roberts Steakhouse, casual dining at The Hard Rock Café, or just a visit with a barista at Starbucks, the Taj Mahal is the place to be. There will be a number of special perks available throughout the property for all exhibitors to enhance their stay, including discounts at the restaurants to those presenting their exhibitors badges. There will also be 2 weekend package giveaways from the Taj Mahal, one to the exhibitors and one to a lucky customer. The discounted hotel rates can be found on the JMK web site, www.jmkshows.com where you can also find the floor plan for the show. Most of the rooms offer an exhilarating ocean view!

Exhibitors who wish to participate in this show should contact JMK right away. Contracts will be available within the week and due to the completed floor plan you can get your booth assignment and booth number right away. More information can be obtained by calling 973-927-2794 or emailing jmkevents@aol.com.

Click on image below for high res version of image.

 

 

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SOROPTOMISTS BRING EXCITING NEW ENERGY TO THE NORTHERN VIRGINIA ANTIQUES SHOW

JUNE 22 & 23, 2013

THOMAS JEFFERSON COMMUNITY CENTER
3501 2ND STREET SOUTH
ARLINGTON, VA 22204

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Contact:
Allison Kohler, President
JMK Shows & Events
(973) 927-2794
jmkevents@aol.com
www.jmkshows.com

Memo to Husbands, Lovers, and Boyfriends. "We women love our toys, just like you do yours. When we see a beautiful handbag that speaks to us and you tell us we don't need it, or lets go, you are denying some of the small pleasures that we so enjoy. Women really don't like having to smuggle in our treasures or tell you this was in the closet. Men, listen up! We love our girl toys, so make it a point to acknowledge us and appreciate our passions. We consciously recognize your passions, so please accept ours. Start with a beautiful handbag. We would like to give thanks to a few good guys who willingly champion our interests in fashion. We hope somewhere in time that more of you will understand our quirks.

Marco will also have a booth at the show, with his many early Vuitton pieces.

On a more serious note, Jim Dolph of JSD Antiques of Durham, New Hampshire, will be exhibiting with his specialty of Asian Antiques. He has done the Northern Virginia Show many times, and said that it is "generally successful." His varied inventory includes primarily Chinese and Japanese objects, but he also handles Indian and Thai items. In his booth you will find an array of bronzes, ivory, cloisonné, jade, netsukes, snuff bottles, and Chinese period ceramics including Sung and Tang pieces with a little bit of Ming. He will also be showing some Neolithic jades which are 3000-5000 years old. Jim was initially a collector, but has been dealing for about 15 years.
Also bringing Asian antiques is Worldwide Gallery of Fredericksburg, VA. In business for 42 years, they specialize Chinese and Japanese items primarily made for the western market during the 18th and 19th centuries. Additionally they deal in netsuke and their accoutrements and 20th century Japanese woodblock prints. Don Ourecky from Antiques by Mah Jong will be showing Chinese and Japanese export wares including Canton porcelain, Imari and Kutani ceramics, Rose Canton, and Rose Medallion.

A fine assortment of period English dining furniture will be found in the booth of Roger D. Winter Ltd of Bucks County, PA. Specializing in two, three, and four pedestal dining tables, the firm also carries sets of chairs, sideboards, and accessories for the dining room. All pieces are period, and are mostly English and American.

This exciting show will offer something for everyone. Additionally, Wade Nulton will be offering glass repairs and Linda Roberts will be offering certified appraisals for a modest fee of $5 per item. Roberts is a certified appraiser and a member of the ISA (International Society of Appraisers) and has over 20 years experience. For more information about this fantastic show, visit the web site at www.jmkshows.com.

1. A Japanese Double gourd Shaped Hirado Coffee pot with Dragon Handel & Spout c1880-1900
2.A superb Japanese Ivory Carving Of A Traveler
3. A selection of designer handbags from Adrienne Astrologo's Ladybag International
4. Roger Winter: A view of Roger Winter's booth featuring a lovely 19th century dining table and chairs, and an English dresser filled with cheerful Canton china.

 

ANTIQUE AND VINTAGE JEWELRY SHOW IS A GLITTERING

START TO NEW YORK’S ANTIQUES WEEK IN JANUARY

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Allison Kohler of JMK Shows is pleased to announce an exciting new jewelry show in New York City on January 19th and 20th, 2013. This is an ideal date for a new show, as it is the first weekend of “Antiques Week,” New York’s celebration of antiques and fine art that takes place every January. The elegant venue for the show will be the Pratt Mansions Fifth Avenue, which is located directly across the street from the Metropolitan Museum of Art and faces Central Park. Consisting of three separate mansions from the late 19th century, they have been carefully preserved and interconnected on the inside to create a beautiful series of rooms. The interior of this graceful Belle Epoch landmark structure has a varied and stylish assortment of settings, from a sweeping staircase to a wood-paneled receiving room, an elegant ballroom, and a lovely formal parlor. What better venue for a glittering jewelry show in the middle of winter?

Featured will be 25 vendors showing magnificent antique, estate, vintage, costume and designer jewelry. In addition there will be some ladies’ accessories, such as handbags and other feminine fancies on display.

The reason for holding the show, according to Kohler, is that “I always have an abundance of jewelry dealers asking to participate in my events. When I added the April New York City show at the Bohemian National Hall, the jewelry dealers were calling me to see if I had any booths available. Because I didn’t want more than a few jewelry dealers in that show, I decided to initiate an all-jewelry show. I think that holding it during the first weekend of Antiques Week in New York is a great way for people to start their shopping week.”  She went on to explain that she had been aware of this fabulous facility while researching sites for future shows. She also found out that another show promoter had been running some jewelry shows in New York, but had gone out of business. “There is a need on the part of both the customer and the exhibitor for this type of event, and we saw a window of opportunity, and are thrilled to be filling this need,” she concluded. The show will be held 2 times a year, with a second date in November.

Pratt Mansions Fifth Avenue is located at 1027 Fifth Avenue in New York City. Show hours are Saturday, January 19th, 11-7 and Sunday, January 20th, 11-5. For more information, please contact Allison Kohler at JMK Shows and Events, 6 Pilgrim Drive
Succasunna NJ 07876; 973-927-2794 or cell  973-224-2797; or visit www.jmkshows.com .

 

 

JMK SHOWS ADDS ELEGANT NEW SHOW WITH

THE APRIL, NEW YORK ANTIQUES & FINE ARTS SHOW

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New York City is about to take on a whole new dimension with the recent announcement that an elegant, quality, diversified all room setting show has been added to the prestigious upper east side. The New York Antiques & Fine Arts Show will make a most auspicious debut on April 5, 6 & 7, 2013, in the state-of-the-art show rooms of the prestigious Bohemian National Hall, 321 East 73rd Street. The announcement was made by Allison Kohler, energetic director of the rapidly expanding JMK Shows operations, whose antiques shows have been thrilling astute collectors, decorators & home owners from Sarasota, Florida to Westchester, New York for several notable years.

Bohemian National Hall is one of New York’s premier event destinations. It was designed in the Renaissance Revival style and built in 1896 and completely renovated in 2003-2008. As a well-known diplomatic, cultural and social center, and has been the site of many prestigious receptions, high fashion designer shows, and important events, all of which have contributed to its dynamic history. It is the perfect site for the type of high-end Antiques & Fine Arts Show that Allison Kohler is planning to bring to New York. The facilities unique architecture offers the potential for an endless variety of exciting room setting configurations, created by the many nationally prominent antiques dealers who have expressed great interest in being participants in this exceptional event. Bohemian National Hall is just 2 blocks from Sotheby’s and only 9 blocks from the Park Avenue Armory. The Show takes place in the 3rd floor Library and Multi Functional Room, in its 4th floor Grand Ballroom and its surrounding 5th floor balcony.

The Antiques & Fine Arts Show at Bohemian National Hall on Fri., April 5th, Sat., April 6th & Sun., April 7th , 2013, will have space for 37 exceptional top quality exhibitors whose areas of expertise will include fine and decorative art, 18th and 19th century furnishings, American & European silver, exquisite antique & estate jewelry, rare porcelain, pottery & glass, textiles, Asian antiquities, fine paintings & sculpture, objects d’art and much more from the exceptional to the extraordinary. Within one week of informing a few key exhibitors of the upcoming show, the show was ¼ sold out. We expect to fill this wonderful new show quite rapidly with a fantastic array of exhibitors and have reserved fall dates for 2013 as well.

Bohemian National Hall is located at 321 East 73rd Street, between 1st & 2nd Avenues . It can easily be reached by a number of private or public methods of transportation. Refreshments will be available during all show hours, which are from 12 noon to 8 pm on Fri. from 11 am to 6 pm on Sat., and from 11 am to 5 pm on Sun. Admission to the show is $10 per person, good for all 3 days.

For additional show information, contact JMK SHOWS at 973-927-2794, or by e-mail at jmkshows@aol.com You can also go to our web site at www.jmkshows.com for a complete show calendar listing & information about all of our exciting events.

 

The George Washington Masonic Memorial is a Beacon

for Antiques Lovers

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The Alexandria Antiques Show will be returning to the George Washington Masonic Memorial under the management of JMK Shows. This will be the second year that the bi-annual show is in the hands of the capable Allison Kohler, a dynamic and hard-working young promoter. 31 nationally prominent antiques dealers will be displaying their wares in room settings, with a great diversity of merchandise. There will be one dealer in oriental rugs, one jewelry dealer, one silver specialist, one print dealer, as well as Russian icons, Asian antiques, furniture, fine art, and decorative arts.

The setting for the show is appropriate for a fine antiques show. As stated on their website, their vision is: "To inspire humanity through education to emulate and promote the virtues, character and vision of George Washington, the Man, the Mason and Father of our Country." The George Washington Masonic Memorial was built in the 1920s by the more than two million American Freemasons who wished to: “Express in durability and beauty the undying esteem of the Freemasons of the United States for him in whose memory it shall stand throughout the coming years.”

The building is more than a tourist attraction and destination; it is also a research center and library; community center, performing arts center and concert hall; banquet and celebration site; and meeting site for local and countless visiting Masonic lodges and organizations. However, first and foremost, it is a memorial to honor and perpetuate the memory, character and virtues of the man who best exemplifies what Freemasons are and ought to be, Brother George Washington.

Kohler carries on the tradition of integrity and high values in her administration of this show, having dealers who are well respected in their fields, and always seeking the finest examples available to offer the public with a full guarantee.

A first time exhibitor at the show is Lisa Gaffney of Sharon, CT, who specializes in Art Nouveau ceramics; primarily on French and Austrian pieces with a focus on naturalism. “I love the fact that Art Nouveau. Was influenced by Japenese art, so that it is very organic, and nothing is symmetrical,” she said. Among her offerings will be an exquisite
Austrian Art Nouveau Amphora Pheasant Vase with wonderful detail and an elegant pheasant perched on the side, with tail sweeping out and around toward the bottom of the piece. Michael Pashby Antiques deals in fine quality English Antiques and Decorative Arts, items that combine rarity, beautiful design, excellent craftsmanship and ingenuity. Specializing in works from the mid 17th century to the late 19th century and has in stock good pieces of Georgian and regency period antiques furniture.

Ken Kellehner of Kellehner Fine Art looks forward to his second time exhibiting at the Alexandria show, especially since he grew up in the area. “I feel like I’m going home,” he said. His specialty is oil paintings, primarily European with the occasional American example, and if he finds an exceptional watercolor he will have that as well. Describing his paintings, he said, “The business has changed so much that I have had to expand my inventory. I used to have mostly landscapes, but now I try to have outstanding examples of every type of painting: figurative, modernism, genre scenes.” Many of the paintings are purchased in Belgium, where Kelleher says that modernism began in the late 19th century.

Elinor Penna, from New York, is an expert in Victorian Staffordshire figures, and will bring pieces with a hunting theme to the show. Among her offerings will be her own personal collection of Victorian foxes. There are spill vases, groups, and watch holders. “I will have a baker’s dozen of foxes,” she said, “as well as a variety of hunting dogs; pointers, setters and hounds.”

John Rogers Antiques hails from New London, New Hampshire. This will be his first time exhibiting at the Alexandria Antiques Show, and he will be showing mostly “things that hang on the wall. Windows and doors from China are hung like paintings, and exhibit beautiful design and craftsmanship,” he explained. He is working on a book on this subject. When asked if he goes to China to buy, he said, “I have a Chinese business partner, and I find that if I accompany him while he is buying, the price goes up, so I leave most of the buying to him.”

Howard Price Fine Art will be coming to Alexandria from Boynton Beach, Florida. He sells fine art prints covering such categories as Americana, Botanical, Historical, Native American, Sporting, Maps, and others, as well as select fine watercolors.

Susan Barr will exhibit, with copper, furniture and nautical antiques, and Wellesley House from Lake Forest, IL whose most recent line of acquisitions has focused on Advertisements, from published Signs, to original Artist Proofs. Among these are ads for Guinness, Bell’s Whiskey, Berry Bros. Champagne, Johnnie Walker Whiskey, and Player’s Cigarettes. Robert Quilter of Baltimore will show fine art, and Bob Baker of Poverty Hollow Antiques will have decorative items and statuary.

The dealers set up in room settings, and as customers wander through the booths and down the aisles, they will have a unique opportunity to experience and purchase some of the finest antiques available from some of the best dealers in the country. Historic Alexandria is an area just outside Washington DC that is rich with history and early buildings, not to mention fine restaurants. This is an opportunity not to miss!

For complete information about the Alexandria Antiques Show, or any other JMK Antiques Show, contact Allison Kohler at 973-927-2794 or check their web site at www.jmkshows.com

 

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1. An Austrian Art Nouveau Vase with a pheasant, by Amphora. Terre Mare Antiques.


2. A pair of Victorian Staffordshire foxes with spill vases. Elinor Penna antiques.


3. Three examples of Victorian Staffordshire foxes from the personal collection of Elinor Penna. The entire collection will be shown in her booth at the Alexandria Antiques Show.


4. Camphor Window from John Rogers. A detailed explanation describes every element and its symbolism:
The central character of this window is "Lu" made up of a bird (probably phoenix) a deer and a pine tree. Lu was the god of wealth and status derived from holding official position. In turn, the phoenix symbolizes peace, the deer and the pine tree both suggest immortality. The smaller carvings are of dragons (protection), birds and flowers.
Made of camphor wood, from the Jianxi province.


5. From Michael Pashby - A magnificent and very stylish chest of four long drawers with a brushing slide veneered in pearwood, with the feet veneered in walnut. An extraordinarily rare piece

 

JMK Reinvigorates Fall Atlantic City Show

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In 2010, JMK Shows, headed by Allison Kohler, took over the famous Atlantic City Antiques Show after the previous owners decided not to run it any more. Under Kohler’s direction, this ever-popular show continues to have an immense diversity of merchandise, a high energy level, and is always well-attended. Under the previous management the show ran twice a year, but for the past two years JMK has only held the show once a year in March. Kohler decided to revive the fall show this year, and it will run  October 13-14, and promises to be better than ever. “We’ve been working tirelessly to revitalize, reinvigorate, and re-establish what was once a major event that collectors from all over the world attended. The Governor’s Office of New Jersey has also been running a major campaign to recreate Atlantic City into a major resort destination.”

Kohler is known to have more than just rows of booths at her shows. There are always special features, and Atlantic City is no exception. Wade Nulton will be on hand for a glass repair clinic. Wade can make all of your chipped and damaged glass new and usable again. From grinding off rough edges to replacing stoppers in perfume bottles, Wade’s work is done with precision and artistry. He also has a technique to restore “sick” glass—glass that has turned milky or cloudy. With his special tumbling method, he can bring it back to its original clear surface.

Another feature will be a panel of appraisers, who will value your treasures for $5.00 each. Linda Roberts of White Orchid Appraisals LLC is an accredited appraiser in the International Society of Appraisers, and can help with items in many different categories. Dorothy Hunt is a specialist with 35 years’ experience in valuing and auctioning dolls. She is the owner and head auctioneer of Sweetbriar Auctions, which holds doll auctions regularly in the New Jersey area..
There will be many booths filled with traditional antiques as well as toys, dolls and collectibles, and jewelry.

Bruce Horton and his partner, Daniel Charest, of Bridgeport, PA, will be exhibitng their usual eclectic display of period fine art, furniture, bronzes and decorative art. They have been buying and selling antiques for over 25 years and are primarily show dealers.

Bernice Conn of Voorhees, NJ will have an interesting display featuring vanity items. These include powder bowls, rouge jars, scent bottles, and other items that appear on a ladies’ vanity. “In the Victorian period they were sterling, Edwardians used tortoise, and the art deco period was enamel,” she explained. She will also be showing walking sticks, student lamps, small furniture, oil paintings and samplers. This will be her first time back after an absence of several years.

Judith and George Locher are from Akron, OH, and will be highlighting a wonderful 3 piece Old Paris Porcelain mantel set, c. 1840. They will also be showing a 33” tall Satsuma vase, a charming figure of a baby made out of Parian, sleeping in a little brass bed. They will be showing bronzes and clocks and a collection of small jeweled trinket boxes.

Scott Rosemnam is a specialist in vintage advertising, and his display will include vintage serving trays, thermometers, product displays, calendars, pocket mirrors, and porcelain, tin and cardboard signs. He is one of the foremost dealers in the country in Coca Cola and Pepsi Cola items. Everything he has is 100% original and dates from 1890-1950. He has been doing the Atlantic City show since 1996.

Obnoxious Antiques, run by John Polito of Burlington, NJ, likes things unusual and strange. He’s been dealing for over 40 years, and carries carnival items, circus memorabilia, gambling machines, fiberglass animals, and coin operated machines. “Probably what people don’t think much about buying or selling, we buy and sell,” he said. And to prove his point, he listed some of the items he will have in his display, including a large fiberglass gorilla (which came along with some elephants, birds and snakes) from the “Rain Forest Car Wash” in the Midwest. He will also have a collection of vintage puppets which were purchased from a third-generation puppeteer, and a porcelain hand dryer that was used in a public rest room in the 1930s. “It’s still functional,” he quipped.

The partners of Gardner Burke Antiques are sisters, and share a passion for hand painted porcelain. Their specialties are Limoges, American Belleek, Pickard, other hand painted porcelain, and crystal, which includes vases, perfume bottles and glassware. They set up a booth with an array of this fine china and glass, and pride themselves on their knowledge, which shines through as they share their wares with the public. Another specialist  in pottery is Barbara Gerr Antiques, who, with her partner Arnie Small, have been exhibitors at Atlantic City since 1995. They deal in American Art Pottery, specializing in Roseville, Weller, Rookwood, Newcomb and Grueby. They also carry a large selection of arts and crafts pottery, Pilin pottery, southern pottery, and oak framed arts and crafts tiles. They will be featuring some examples of Newcomb College pottery, including a rare 6” vase in a classic large ball form, decorated in signature Newcomb moon and moss style, and glazed in a gorgeous rich deep blue and lavender combination. Not only is it marked with the Newcomb College cipher on the base, but it also has its original paper label with the date code for 1932.

Sharon Wendrow of Bayside, NY, has been doing Atlantic City for at least 20 years. Her business is “Memory Lane” and she specializes in dolls, toys, and some World’s Fair material. Among her offerings will be a Thumbelina doll in its original box. Thumbelinas were made by Ideal Toy Company, who also made Shirley Temple, Tammy, Judy Garland, and Deanna Durbin dolls. The Thumbelina, from the late 1960s, has a button that you turn and the doll wiggles just like a real baby. This was very innovative for its time. Wendrow will also be bringing Ginny dolls, Alexander dolls in their original boxes, several Anna Lee dolls from the 1980s plus a large group of other dolls and toys.

 

Many dealers with toys, jewelry, silver, crystal, pottery, and all sorts of collectibles will exhibit at this exciting venue. This is truly the show where discoveries can be made, and whatever you are looking for, you will most likely find.

The show is at the Atlantic City Convention Center at One Convention Boulevard, Atlantic City, NJ. For more information go to jmkshows.com .

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Scott Rosenman is a well-known dealer in advertising. A rare Buddy L Pepsi Cola truck is one of only three known.

 

Coca Cola sign showing Johnny Weismuller as Tarzan—a heartthrob in the 1930s and 40s.

 

A three piece Paris Porcelain mantel set, c. 1840 in excellent condition and of large-scale proportions. Lochner Antiques.

 

Judith Lochner will show this charming Parian porcelain baby resting in a brass bed.

 

Obnoxious Antiques specializes in the weird and unusual. How about this life-sized fiberglass gorilla from the “Rain Forest Car Wash” in the Midwest.

 

Barbara Gerr Antiques will have several rare pieces of Newcomb College pottery, including this vase decorated in signature Newcomb moon and moss design.

 

A selection from Bernice Conn.

 

"Thumbelina Doll in its original box will be shown by Memory Lane

 

OCTOBER 27-28 MORRISTOWN ANTIQUES SHOW HAS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE

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The Morristown Armory Antiques Show will be held October 27 and 28 at 430 Western Avenue in Morristown, NJ. This is an extremely popular show for collectors of all types of antiques. Over 100 exhibitors will have their wares on display, covering a broad spectrum of merchandise, from American, European and Asian furniture to art glass, prints and posters, and vintage fashions. Are you looking for silver, porcelain, lamps, oriental rugs, scientific instruments, and netsuke. The Morristown show is known for its wide variety and affordable prices.

Morristown is one of the longest-running antiques shows in New Jersey, in an historic area featuring Revolutionary War sites which include Washington’s headquarters from December 1779 to June of 1780, all the way up to fabulous Victorian and Gothic Revival homes.

The show is always popular for its high energy, constant crowds of attendees, and always a “buzz” on the show floor. There will be several special features. Paul Nulton will be on hand for a glass repair clinic. Paul can make all of your chipped and damaged glass new and usable again. From grinding off rough edges to replacing stoppers in perfume bottles, Paul’s work is done with precision and artistry. He also has a technique to restore “sick” glass—glass that has turned milky or cloudy. With his special tumbling method, he can bring it back to its original clear surface.

Another expert who will be on hand during the show is Louis Pirello, whose business is named “Restorations by Louis.” He specializes in pottery and porcelain restoration, and prides himself on his meticulous methods of matching colors and glazes. Unlike many restorers, he assures his clients that he will not discolor or overspray their valued pieces.

Always popular is Linda Roberts of White Orchid Appraisals LLC, who will be on hand to appraise your treasures for a fee of $5.00. She is an accredited member of the International Society of Appraisers, and has 20 years’ experience in the antiques and appraisal field.

Returning to the show after an absence of five years is Michael Millard, whose business is Vent D’Est,  and Akin Kolawole who owns Embellish Antiques. Akin had participated in the Morristown Antiques Show for about 15 years, and had a shop on Boston’s famous Charles Street, which has been known for its antiques shops for nearly a century. He moved to Chapel Hill, NC and quit his business for five years, running a FedEx route in the interim. “After the last Christmas, when I was getting home every night at 8 or 9:00, I decided that was enough, so I sold the route and returned full time to antiques,” he said. Morristown will be his first show in the Northeast since he came back into the business. He has just returned from France with a large container of art deco furniture and accessories, and will be setting up an intriguing booth with all of his new finds.

Charles Bruel and his wife Lori, Glenmont, NY, are five year veterans of the show. Lori recounted the adventure of a big snowstorm at last year’s show. “The armory lost power, as all of the trees came down in the area, bringing down the wires as well. We thought we’d have to spend the night in the Armory. Allison (Kohler) was terrific. She kept everyone calm, trying to figure out how to handle the evening if we had to stay. She checked to see who had food and beverages so we wouldn’t go hungry. Finally they cleared a road so we could all go back to our motels, but we all trooped back to the armory the next day. There still wasn’t any power there, but we managed to have a decent show anyway.” She continued with her comments on the show: “the people who come to the Morristown show are very knowledgeable; perhaps more so than any other show we do.” The Breuels will be bringing clocks, artwork and boxes. An oil on canvas board signed by Cecil Chichester is evocative of last year’s snow storm. Chichester was a prominent member of the Woodstock Art Colony, and this painting is done in an impressionistic style with lovely muted colors. They will also be featuring a German tall clock with a mahogany case in solid mahogany featuring cross band and floral inlays; a broken arch pediment with turned wood finial; ogee feet; beveled glass door; an 8 day 3 weight movement and a musical chime on 5 tubes. The brass dial has pierced spandrels, a moon phase disc, a seconds bit and calendar, and best of all, it’s in excellent running condition.

Zane Moss, New York, NY, will be exhibiting a varied selection of fine 18th and 19th century furniture and wonderful accessories, paintings, porcelain, One of his specialties is Staffordshire animals from the 19th century, and Moss has one of the largest selections available. Included in his display will be a rare pair of elephant spill vases, circa 1860. The elephants were based on the famous “Jumbo” who was an African elephant, sold to P.T. Barnum in 1860 for $10,000. Also featured in Moss’ booth will be a number of Black Forest carvings. Most people think of Black Forest carvings as bears, but Moss will be showing dogs, owls, roosters, and even a carved boar’s head mounted onto a pipe rack.

Katherine King of King Art, Milwaukee, WI, specializes in fine art from the 16th to the 20th century. One of her featured items at the show will be an oil on canvas by Edward Redfield (1865-1965) showing another snow scene in the impressionist style. Redfield was a premier painter of the New Hope School of American Impressionism, and, in his time, was considered one of the best landscape painters in the country. Throughout his career, he won many awards for his art, including a bronze medal at the Paris Exposition of 1900, a bronze medal at the Pan-American Exposition in 1901, the Gold Medal of Honor in 1907, a silver medal in 1904 from the St. Louis Exposition, and many more. His works can be found in most major American museums.

Essex Antiquarians of Essex, MA, will be showing 18th and 19th century Amreican, English, Continental and Asian antiques, featuring period furniture and fine and decorative arts. A recent find, according to partner Rick Bevilaqua, is a ship portrait of the bark “Respigadera” of Liverpool, England, painted by Francis Hustwick (British, 1797-1865), It is most interesting because the work of this 19th century artist has only recently come to light. Many of his works are not signed, and it is hypothesized that he worked part time for another artist (perhaps Joseph Heard), so that when he had his own commissions, he was forbidden to sign his name lest Heard should lose a client. Interestingly, the portraits of American ships that have been discovered are nearly all signed by Hustwick. Hustwick lived in a somewhat seedy section of Liverpool, where he had moved from Hull. It is assumed that there was far more work to be done in the port of Liverpool.

Other dealers in fine art include Nicholas DiBenedetto from East Quogue, NY; Patrick Hastings of PA; Art and Antique Gallery from MA; Jaffe & Thurston of NY; and Tradewinds of RI. There will also be four exhibitors with prints: Joyce Krieg, Yosha Graphics, Antique Prints & Paper, and Maile Allen.

Brad Reh of Southampton, NY will be displaying his wonderful high end estate jewelry, and Lady Bag International will be showing vintage and designer handbags. David Pownall Willis will be exhibiting his usual breathtaking display of rare 18th and early 19th century porcelain, pottery and silver.

There will be exhibitors with art glass, nautical items, Louis Icart prints, furniture, Asian art, porcelain and furniture. The Morristown Armory Antiques Show has something for everyone, and is definitely worth the trip.

 

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A German tall clocks with all the bells and whistles will be featured by Charles and Lori Breuel of Glenmont, NY.

 

Oil canvas by New Hope artist Edward Redfield is a lovely impressionist painting of a snow scene. King Fine Art of Wilwaukee, WI

 

Oil painting of the ship “Respigadera” by Francis Hustwick (British, 1797-1865), is of interest as Hustwick is a newly discovered British marine artist from the 19th century. Essex Antiquarians will have this piece on display.

 

Rare pair of Staffordshire elephants with spill vases will be displayed by Zane Moss of New York, NY.

 

An intricately carved  Black Forest dog and puppy will be shown in the booth of Zane Moss of New York, NY.

 

JMK Shows Celebrate 40 Years in Antiques Show Management


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JMK Shows is proud to announce their 40th year in the antiques show management business. The very first show was staged in June of 1972. The company was founded by Rona and Jesse Kohler, who sought to provide shows that had quality antiques paired with affordable prices. The Kohlers had worked with several charities, including UNICEF, the American Cancer Society, and the Lion’s Club, running antiques shows. Everything changed when, in 1972, several dealers who had done their charity shows approached the couple and asked them if they would take over the Meadowbrook, NJ, show, which needed a new manager. The rest, as they say, is history.

The Meadowbrook changed from a dinner theater to a disco in the late ‘70s, and the manager took a new job at a place called Birchwood Manor. the show continues in that location to this day. It was listed in CountryHome Magazine as one of the “100 Hot Antiques Shows” in America.

In a reminiscent mood, Rona Kohler told of the days when Governor Kean issued a proclamation declaring “Antiques Appreciation Days” for the state of New Jersey, in commemoration of Birchwood Manor, the state’s oldest show. He arrived at the show in his limousine with his security guards. This was in the 1980s, and the tradition continued for several years during the dates of Birchwood Manor. “We always dressed up for our shows,” said Mrs. Kohler. “Jesse wore a tux and I wore an evening gown. The show had an elegant look, and so did we.” She added, “We always required our dealers to give a guarantee—I think we were the first ones to do this.”

In 2001 their daughter, Allison, took the reins, and is now president of JMK. .She has worked diligently to build on the foundation created by her parents and now has fourteen antiques shows plus some beer festivals.

The shows cover every possible aspect of the antiques and collectibles market, and include higher end venues such as Alexandria, Virginia, White Plains, New York, Sarasota, Florida, and Morristown, New Jersey. On the other end of the spectrum is Atlantic City, where almost anything can be found, from 18th century candlesticks to vintage toys to jewelry to 1950s lunchboxes. The always popular Doll and Teddy Bear Show is held annually in November in Teaneck, New Jersey. Many of the shows have extra features. In the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut shows, there are glass and china restorers, as well as certified appraisers to help people value their treasures.

From the exhibitors’ point of view, JMK provides extensive advertising and publicity, always with the dealers’ success in mind. “If the dealers don’t do well, they won’t come back, and then there is no show,” said Kohler. “We do everything we can to make the dealers welcome and comfortable at our shows.” If an exhibitor has an anniversary or a birthday, there will always be a friendly acknowledgment of the event....a lovely wine basket or a birthday cake. This is a tradition begun by Rona and Jesse Kohler. They would even cook a Thanksgiving dinner for the dealers during their Thanksgiving show, and would throw a New Year’s party for the exhibitors at the New Year’s show. And from the point of view of the public, Allison Kohler is always there to greet the customers with a smile, and bid them farewell as they are leaving.

Allison Kohler is one of the most enthusiastic young show managers in the business. Her passion for what she does, and her obvious affection for the people she works with, add up to a winning combination that communicates itself to both her exhibitors and the public.

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Summer Antiques Show at Birchwood Manor

July 28 & 29, 2012

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Contact:
Allison Kohler, President
JMK Shows & Events
(973) 927-2794
jmkevents@aol.com
www.jmkshows.com

JMK Shows Summer Antiques Show at Birchwood Manor just north of Morristown in Whippany, NJ that will take place on July 28 & 29, 2012. The show includes sixty exhibitors featuring outstanding quality and variety with a focus on affordable prices.
Antiques of all types will be on display including American, Continental, and Asian furnishings, silver, paintings, prints, bronzes, Art Deco, lighting, jewelry, linens, art glass, rugs, scientific instruments, orientalia, watches, porcelain, and much more.

“Our customers love coming to Birchwood,” said Allison Kohler, President of JMK Shows. “Besides the physical beauty of the facility, the glistening chandeliers, and the opportunity for fine dining in the outstanding Birchwood Manor restaurant, coming to our Summer Antiques Show is a fabulous way to shop from different dealers; it’s a destination for show-goers and fully air conditioned!”

In addition to the distinguished roster of exhibitors the show features Wade Nulton’s expert glass repair clinic, a silver matching service, expert porcelain and pottery restoration by Louis Pirrello, and a certified appraisal clinic by Linda Roberts from White Orchid Appraisals at just $5 per item. China mending service while you wait is available on Saturday and Sunday only.

Returning buyers are in for a virtual Aladdin’s cave of treasures and will discover an array of antiques and collectibles for every taste level. Exhibitor highlights include a fine selection of American brilliant cut glass from the booth of Northstar Antiques, a long time exhibitor at the Birchwood Manor Show. Seventeenth through twentieth century American and European art will be well-represented by The Art & Antique Gallery of Worcester, MA. The gallery’s Bill Union will highlight a number of artists from the Hudson River School. Nineteenth and early twentieth century Impressionist paintings are also favorites of his well developed New York and New Jersey clientele. Additional dealers include David & Nancy Crockett of Artifacts Antiques with an eclectic mix of Art, Bronzes, Fine Crystal & Lightning.

Returning after many years absent from the show are Tutto Dal Mondo in Penn Valley, Pa specializing in shelley china, chintz, quimper, clarice cliff, art deco & Bakelite jewelry. Scott & Judith Keefer of Blue Diamond Antiques, Dearborn , Mi is a first time exhibitor who brings to the show an assortment of Flow Blue china. This firm also offers a pattern matching service. Additional dealers include Jaffe & Thurston from Wawarsing, NY, Tradewinds Fine Art from Narragansett, RI & Carlo Giovanelli of NYC all featuring an extensive array of fine art. Oriental porcelain specialists Bernie Krauss, Marvin Baer & Mahjongg Antiques. Leading the pack of fine jewelry dealers is Gem De La Gem, Lorraine Wambold, Joyce Groussman, and Betty Bresler Jewelry.

“This past January we shortened the show to 2 days and it helped invigorate the show in every capacity. Sales and attendance were both stronger and there was a great energy on the floor for the 2 days” announced Allison Kohler, President of JMK Shows. “Our customers know that Birchwood Manor is one of the best places to buy; we’re thrilled about the long term success of the show and encourage the public to join us.” Plans are well under way for the New Year’s show at Birchwood Manor on January 5 & 6, 2013.

Show hours are 10 Am to 6 Pm on Saturday and 11 Am to 5 Pm on Sunday. Admission is $8 (with a copy of the ad $7).

The Summer Antiques Show at Birchwood Manor, 111 North Jefferson Road, Whippany, NJ 07981, (973) 927-2794, During Show: (973) 887-1414 or (973) 224-2797, www.jmkshows.com

CAPTIONS: (Please click photo for higher resolution photo (if available))

1. Jasper Francis Cropsey: The Art & Antique Gallery of Worcester, MA will bring this 1889 painting titled “Panoramic Landscape, Sunset”.

 

2. One of the many different pieces of merchandise available from Elegant Reflections, Northfield, Il

 

3. Fabulous Emerald Diamond Retro Bracelet Watch can be found at Gem De La Gem Jewelry

 

 

Dates Set For The Return Of The White Plains Antiques Show


February 9 & 10, 2013

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Contact:
Allison Kohler, President
JMK Shows & Events
(973) 927-2794
jmkevents@aol.com
www.jmkshows.com

The prestigious White Plains Antiques Show will once again return to the Westchester County Center on February 9-10, 2013, announced Allison Kohler, the energetic President of JMK Shows & Events. The show will feature 60 high end and diversified exhibitors in a fully walled fine quality setting. Merchandise will range from select American and Continental furniture to paintings, prints, ceramics, silver, glass, fine jewelry, art pottery, Asian antiques, and decorative accessories. The Show hours are on Saturday from 10-6 and on Sunday from 11-5 and admission is nine dollars.

The White Plains area is known to have an affluent, well educated customer base with a very strong interest in collecting. When JMK Shows last produced the White Plains Antiques Show it resulted in a very strong positive reaction from the visiting public, with many exhibitors doing very well. During this last year we have received many requests from exhibitors as well as show goers to add the White Plains Show to our permanent itinerary of quality shows. We have responded accordingly.

It is our intention to produce a balanced, diversified antiques show which will once again give the buying public the level of quality that they have always cherished when they attended the White Plains Antiques Show in the past. To make this event a resounding success, we are planning an extensive advertising, marketing and public relations campaign that will attract all the right people – the dealers, the decorators, the investors, the collectors and the people who just like to buy, own and live with antiques and fine art.

White Plains is the latest venture from JMK Shows, who in the last 2 years have revived the Atlantic City Antiques Show & have established 3 shows in the Alexandria & Arlington Virginia market. The firm is dedicated to bringing quality events to the general public. An extensive advertising campaign stands behind each and every show. JMK Antiques Shows are well-established venues with a great track record in the industry. JMK maintains an extensive mailing list as well as an email list and prides itself in being responsive to attendee and dealer needs. “We want our customers and exhibitors to know that fulfilling their needs is of paramount importance to us.,” stated Ms. Kohler. The Westchester County Center is conveniently located at 198 Central Avenue in White Plains, New York, just off the Bronx River Parkway and just 35 minutes by car from New York City.

For further information, contact Allison Kohler at JMK Shows & Events, 6 Pilgrim Drive, Succasunna, NJ 07876, (973) 927-2794, jmkshows@aol.com, www.jmkshows.com.

 

 

JMK SHOWS ADDS NEW SHOW DATES FOR ADDITIONAL ATLANTIC CITY ANTIQUES SHOW

October 13 & 14, 2012

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Just over 3 years ago Allison Kohler of JMK SHOWS successfully revived a long running show that had fallen upon hard times. She promised that she would improve the show’s quality, restore it’s once excellent image, dramatically change it’s advertising, and breathe a new life and vitality into its remains. She has done that and much, much more. The Atlantic City Antiques Show has once again become an important, well attended, highly successful collector’s event in one of the most exciting destination cities in the nation. From it’s initial reincarnation 3 years ago to it’s most recent presentation this past March, the show has grown significantly in all it’s important aspects – more exhibitors, better quality and diversity among the exhibitors, an expanding audience that has grown exponentially each year, and an energetic, responsive management team that has fulfilled all of it’s initial promises - and more. (They have even found a way to reduce exhibitor’s costs, so that they could show a profit in an economy where that is not always possible).

With attendance surging so significantly from the minute the doors opened at the recent March show, and exhibitor sales showing so much vitality, JMK SHOWS management staff found itself being deluged with requests for an additional show during the Fall buying season. Requests came from optimistic exhibitors, as well as their customers. They felt the market was on it’s way back and that Atlantic City could easily sustain a second show.

Officials from the Convention Center and from the A/C Convention & Visitors Bureau reacted to the increased attendance. Their reaction to this observation was most favorable & they wasted no time in securing viable dates for a show on Oct. 13 & 14, 2012. By late Sunday morning Contracts for the Fall Atlantic City Antiques Show were being distributed to the exhibitors. Within an hour exhibitors started bringing their completed Contracts back into the show office in order to secure their 1st choice booths. Like an avalanche, word quickly spread throughout the exhibit hall about the Fall dates, and a great energy seemed to envelope everyone in the hall, with sales continuing unabated till the show ended at 5pm.

Allison Kohler, managing director of JMK Shows is a determined, hard working, tireless young lady who takes great pride in all of her endeavors. Her energy and enthusiasm know no limits. She is determined to make the Atlantic City Antiques Show a resounding success, and those who know her are convinced that she will do whatever it takes to make that happen. Plans are already in progress for a huge marketing & advertising campaign designed to lure a greater variety of specialized collectibles dealers and their collector customers into the show. Dealers that specialize in such items as toys, dolls, teddy bears, vintage fashions, textiles, advertising, antiquarian books, ephemera, lighting, photography, posters, prints, paintings & sculpture, vintage phonographs & radios, art deco & nouveau, modernism, post cards, sports cards, comic art & action figures, all kinds of jewelry, art pottery, Oriental rugs, all types of furniture, Orientalia, cut glass, ceramics, decorative arts, & much more. The emphasis will be on quality items and attractive displays with an across-the-board variety of merchandise to satisfy every collector’s tastes. It will be a show in which a person could conceivably find virtually any rarity, from a tiny delicate button to a mammoth 3 dimensional advertising robot.

The October show will also contain the popular Expert Appraisal Center and Restoration Clinics. The aisles will be wide enough to enable wheel chair access and comfortable walking accessibility to all of the exhibitors’ booths.. The conveniently located Food Court will offer a variety of popular food items from snacks to full meals, including an assortment of beverages.

To demonstrate their support & overwhelming satisfaction with the show’s management and growth over the last 3 years, under JMK SHOWS, the Convention & Visitors Bureau has used their considerable influence to secure special discounted room rates and other “perks” for the show’s exhibitors and visitors. They have arranged for the distribution of complimentary VIP tickets to many influential persons & affluent “high rollers” frequenting the casinos & better hotel properties, have allocated special promotional funds and have reserved key billboard locations in and around Atlantic City to supplement the show’s already extensive promotional efforts.

For complete show related information and Exhibitor Contracts contact JMK SHOWS as soon as possible at 973-927-2794 or go to their website which contains information about all of their marvelous, outstanding events.

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JMK SHOWS TO DEBUT THE SPRING EDITION OF THE ALEXANDRIA ANTIQUES SHOW!

MARCH 2, 3 & 4, 2012, AT GEORGE WASHINGTON MASONIC MEMORIAL

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The well established Alexandria Antiques Show, will be returning to the grand setting of the George Washington Masonic Memorial on March 2, 3 & 4, 2012. Due to the phenomenal success of the November, Alexandria Antiques Show, JMK has decided to run this successful event two times a year, with a spring and autumn edition! The show is considered one of Virginia’s most celebrated and enduring displays of antiquities in the region. It has a reputation for quality and variety that attracts antique lovers and collectors from all around. The show will have an impressive array of 31 distinguished, nationally prominent antiques dealers, many of whom have successfully exhibited in the show before. They carry outstanding examples of antique furnishings and decorative accessories, fine paintings, prints and sculptures, rare porcelain, pottery and glass, oriental rugs, silver, exquisite antique and estate jewelry, and so much more from the exceptional to the extraordinary, all in the magnificence of the George Washington Masonic Memorial, a perfect setting for a show of this caliber. The show will be a tribute to the rich heritage and traditions of Alexandria while at the same time it will be on the cutting edge of appreciating, living and decorating with antiques.

Perched 330 feet high, atop Shuter’s Hill, at the upper end of King Street, the George Washington Masonic Memorial, at 101 Callahan Drive, Alexandria, VA, is much more than a colossal memorial and museum just a few minutes from the nation’s capital, it is a major tourist attraction and destination honoring and perpetuating the memory of our nation’s first president. It provides ample on-site parking and can easily be reached by car via major roadways serving the DC area, as well as by public transportation to the King St. stop on the blue and yellow lines of the Washington Metro.

For complete information about The Spring Alexandria Antiques Show, or any other JMK Antiques Show, contact Allison Kohler at 973-927-2794 or check their web site at www.jmkshows.com

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The Atlantic City Show Returns March 10-11

Exhibitor Spotlight:

The Atlantic City Antiques Show is an Experience not to be Missed: March 10-11

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The Atlantic City Antiques Show returns for a third successful year to the Atlantic City Convention Center on March 10-11. Anxiously anticipated by exhibitors and collectors alike, the show is managed by JMK Shows & Events and will feature a shopping experience that is not to be missed. The show encompasses more than 250,000 square feet and comes packed with hundreds of dealers featuring an array of inventory that represents the ultimate treasure hunt for collectors of everything from Barbie to the Barbizon School.
Antiques and collectibles of all types will be on display including furniture, toys, dolls, art, advertising, vintage fashions, Art Deco, lighting, ephemera, jewelry, memorabilia of all types, and much more.

One of the most exciting aspects of the show will be the Appraisal Center featuring appraisals by four prominent experts in antiques and collectibles. Leading the team is Linda Roberts of White Orchid Appraisals from Delaware County, PA. Linda has been appraising for over twenty years and understands a broad range of objects from jewelry to furnishings to decorative arts. “We run a great appraisal clinic,” she says. “There isn’t much that we can’t handle; and we’ve had some really great things come in over the years.”
Also on the appraisal team is Cindy Charleston Rosenberg, a certified art appraiser specializing in American and European art from the Art Appraisal Firm, Elkin’s Park, PA. Doll and toy specialist Dorothy Hunt from Sweetbriar Auctions, Earlville, MD brings 22 years experience to the team, and William Bunch from Bill Bunch Auctions & Appraisals, Chadds Ford, PA brings knowledge in art glass, rugs, Civil War relics, books, manuscripts, silver, maps, prints, and other categories. Dealers and collectors alike are encouraged to consult this panel of experts to discover the inner secrets of their attic treasures for just five dollars per item.

“Dating objects is the first step in guaranteeing merchandise,” advised Ms. Roberts. “Value is also contingent on time and place and is always changing; it often takes experts to help guide the public, and we’ll be in Atlantic City to help.” Roberts advises visitors that if they can’t bring an object to the clinic because of size, that they will be happy to work from a photograph. She suggests that people not be worried about a long line for appraisals. Everybody will get a number and can shop the show while waiting their turn to work with an expert.

Returning buyers are in for a feast for the eyes with an array of antiques and collectibles for just about everybody. Exhibitor highlights include authentic Tiffany, Steuben, Quezal, Durand, and Gallé art glass presented by Allan Teal & Dottie Freman of Chester Heights, PA who have specialized in Tiffany and Steuben for over 35 years. Scott Rosenman Antiques of Baltimore, MD is a specialist in Coco-Cola and soda pop antiques, advertising, and related items. Scott brings 17 years experience to this show.

Roseville, Weller, and Rookwood pottery will be well represented in the booth of Barbara Gerr Antiques, and Twin Tankard Antiques will feature one of the largest inventories of sixteenth to eighteenth century European pewter in the county. Estate jewelry, silver, paintings, fine porcelain, rugs, and high end collectibles including coins, Victorian French & German dolls, tin toys, and advertising can be found in the booth of Charlene Upham Antiques, Mardela Springs, MD. “We save items especially for this show,” announced Ms. Upham who has thirty years experience. “It’s the first time out for many of the things we bring to Atlantic City; we’ve been doing the show since the beginning.”
Michael Federovsky from Imperial Heritage specializes in Pre-Revolutionary Russian items and carries Russian icons, silver, jewelry, enamels, and objets d’art from the Imperial Russian period. Satsuma and other fine Japanese ceramics including Imari, Kutani, and Sumida can be found in the booth of Marvin Baer from Ridgewood, NJ. Marvin has over 34 years of experience with Asian antiques. He will be bringing a sensational pair of chargers by Fukagawa.

Laurel Antiques will hail from Buxton, ME with a spectacular selection of hand-painted porcelain, Limoges, and Trenton’s own American Belleek. “We like the Limoges that was sent over as whiteware and was hand painted by American hobbyists as a proper lady’s pastime,” stated Robert Brandow. Another long-standing expert with 35 years’ experience is Van Anda’s Antiques carrying Victorian figural napkin rings and patriotic jewelry from the World War II period. Proprietor Sandra Whitson has written books on both of these categories. Her husband will join her in Atlantic City with a selection of American Indian artifacts, California Gold Rush items, and advertising ephemera. The couple met in Brimfield years ago and joke that you can find anything there – even a spouse.

Gem de la Gem from Teaneck, NJ will display signed estate jewelry focused on unusual pieces including a spectacular Gucci diamond and ruby bangle bracelet. Their wide variety of fine jewelry features pricing from $200 to $20,000. Lawrence Zinzi Antiques from the North Bronx, NY brings thirty years’ experience selling high quality original Tiffany Studios lamps, Art Nouveau, and decorative arts to the show. The show will feature Wade Nulton’s Glass Repair clinic on both days.

“Honesty, Integrity, Reputation, and Ethics are important components in all of our shows,” announced Allison Kohler, Director of JMK Shows. “We want our customers to know that Atlantic City is one of the best places to buy; we’re thrilled about The Atlantic City Antiques Show and encourage the public to join us in celebrating four hundred years of antiques and design.”
Show hours are 10am to 6pm on Saturday and 11am to 5pm on Sunday with early buying from 9am to 10am on Sunday. Admission for early buying is $30 and includes a weekend pass. Two lucky winners of $500 shopping sprees will be drawn on Saturday and Sunday and must be present to win.

Atlantic City Antiques Show, Atlantic City Convention Center, One Convention Boulevard, Atlantic City, NJ 08401, (973) 927-2794 Prior to Show, (609) 449-3910 Show Phone, www.jmkshows.com

Images: Please click on image for high resolution version.

1 Coca-Cola.jpg – Scott Rosenman will be bringing one of three known examples of this 1902 Coca-Cola Hilda Clark paper sign.

2 Roseville Della Robia.tif – Dealers and collectors, Barbara Gerr and Arnie Small specialize in American Art Pottery with a focus on Roseville and Weller.

3 Twin Tankard.jpg – A highlight at the Atlantic City Antiques & Collectibles Show will be Twin Tankard Antiques with the largest selection of European sixteenth to eighteenth century pewter in America.

4 Napkin Ring.jpg – An American Victorian silver plate napkin ring in the form of a Dachshund c1880 is one of many to be found in the booth of Van Anda’s Antiques.

5 American Belleek Vase.jpg – This beautifully painted Willets Belleek vase from Trenton, NJ c1880-1909 can be found in the booth of Laurel Antiques.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

The Morristown Armory Antiques Show
February 25-26, 2012

The Morristown Armory Antiques Show
Think Spring for Antiques in Morristown
February 25-26, 2012

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The Morristown Armory Antiques Show is a well-established venue with a great track record bringing the best antiques in the business together with an enthusiastic audience of buyers. The superb timing of the Morristown Show introduces a hundred exhibitors featuring a broad range of merchandise for every taste level with a focus on affordable prices at a time when most collectors are tired of shoveling snow and need relief from cabin fever. Outstanding quality and variety are key elements for The Morristown Armory Antiques Show on February 25-26, 2012.

The popular show takes place at the Morristown Armory on Western Avenue, a comfortable space with wide aisles and plenty of exhibitors. “People enjoy coming to the Morristown Armory,” said Allison Kohler, Director of JMK Shows. “Besides the spacious facility, the extensive free parking, and gourmet lunch in the cafe, coming to the show is a fabulous way for collectors to immerse themselves in the world of antiques; it’s a destination for show-goers who are tired of winter.”

An extensive roster of exhibitors will feature furniture, silver, prints, paintings, art pottery, porcelain, lamps, clocks, art glass, Oriental rugs, scientific instruments, bronzes, vintage fashions, Depression glass, linens, samplers, vintage photography, and an endless assortment of decorative accessories. In addition to the distinguished roster of exhibitors the show features an expert glass repair clinic by Paul Nulton, a furniture restoration clinic, professional porcelain and pottery restoration by Louis Pirrello, and a certified appraisal clinic by Linda Roberts from White Orchid Appraisals at just $5 per item. China mending service and repairs while you wait are available at this show.

Returning buyers and new collectors alike can expect a feast for the eyes with an array of antiques and collectibles for every taste level. Jewelry dealers include Brad Reh from Southampton, NY. Brad Reh is a specialist in signed estate jewelry who has been in business since 1987. Georgian and Victorian silver will be well represented by Sign of the Sycamore hailing from Sewickley, PA. A highlight in this booth is a magnificent sterling filigree desk set complete with correspondence box, pen tray, ink bottles, portfolio, writing tablet, and letter spear. Robert Woody describes this cherub adorned set as a show stopper.

Furniture is a specialty at Morristown. Exhibitors will display outstanding American, European, and Asian furniture and decorative accessories for the home. Exhibitor highlights include the ever popular Knollwood Antiques, LLC from South Bridge, MA celebrating 29 years of business. Richard LaVigné and Stephen Concannon specialize in objects from the eighteenth century to Mid-Century Modern. “We bring furniture, upholstery, paintings, mirrors, lighting, and decorative accessories – basically everything it takes to furnish a tasteful home.”
Returning dealers include Susan Barr Antiques from Trumbull, CT. Susan’s specialty is English and French furniture along with accessories, nautical antiques, and English copper. Polished steel cabinets, tables, and found objects are hand-picked on buying trips to England. “I enjoy taking old items that no longer have use and re-invent them,” she notes. “I can take an old steel church hinge, have it polished, and then build a table around it; these objects are beautiful, very different, and provide a focal point for a room.”

A fine assortment of period English furniture with an emphasis on drawing room and library forms, sporting art, dogs, horses, and Staffordshire figures can be found in the booth of Zane Moss Antiques, Ltd of New York City. Nicholas and Regina DiBenedetto from East Quogue, NY will display a selection of Regency and Empire furniture along with paintings and fine art. The couple also provides conservation and restoration services for oil paintings.

Asian antiques will be well represented by a number of exhibitors including Charles A. Cohn of Elkins Park, PA whose focus is on Chinese and Japanese antiques and silver. Returning to the show is Don Ourecky from Antiques by Mah Jong. Don specializes in Chinese and Japanese export wares including Canton porcelain, Imari and Kutani ceramics, Rose Canton, and Rose Medallion. Antiques by Mah Jong always carries a nice selection of custom made lamps. Bruce Philips of Fair Trade Antiques from Heath, Massachusetts, sells magnificent Anglo-Raj furniture and accessories from India (1757-1947). His selection gleams with an assortment of exotic hardwoods including rosewood, teak, satinwood, camphor, and mahogany.

Many exhibitors are well known to show-goers and include Joyce Krieg Antique Prints from Mendham, NJ specializing in seventeenth and eighteenth century hand-colored copper plate engravings. The Kriegs’ inventory includes works by Besler (1613) and Merriam (1715). Their framed and unframed inventory is featured in all price ranges. Maile Allen Antiques, Colonia, NY displays antique maps and prints including a large 1853 engraving of Washington Crossing the Delaware in original frame.

Sabina Wood is from Bryn Mawr, PA and has a summer shop in Northeast Harbor, ME. She brings to the show 19th century photography including a wide selection of views of Italy, an assortment of linens, early brass, and wooden utensils. Mimi Gunn from Morristown, NJ is a general line dealer bringing paintings with an emphasis on late nineteenth century American landscapes, silver, glass, jewelry, and handcrafted items. Northwest Coast totem poles are a specialty.

“JMK prides itself in being responsive to attendee and dealer needs,” announced Allison Kohler, Director of JMK Shows. “We know that our business depends on good relationships with and fulfilling the needs of both attendees and exhibitors at our shows.” She wants exhibitors and clients to know that the Morristown Armory is one of the best places to buy and encourages the public to join her in celebrating four hundred years of antiques and design.

Show hours are 10 to 6 Pm on Saturday, 11 Am to 5 Pm on Sunday. Admission is $9 (with a copy of the ad $8). Special hotel rates are available to show-goers at the Ramada Inn ($69) in East Hanover, NJ (973) 386-5622 and The Marriott ($89) in Hanover, NJ (973) 538-8811. Make sure to ask for the JMK Show & Events group.

The Morristown Armory Antiques Show, 430 Western Avenue, Morristown, NJ, (973) 927-2794, During Show: (973) 224-2797, www.jmkshows.com

CAPTIONS: Click on image for high resolution version of that photo.

1Rose Medallion Bowl Mah Jong.jpg
A large selection of Chinese and Japanese Export wares including this Rose Medallion Bowl can be found in the booth of Antiques by Mah Jong.

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A set of 4 English side chairs in the French taste c1890 from the booth of Knollwood Antiques, LLC. Solid hand carved mahogany w/ lyre backs, brass appliqués and inlays, horse hair upholstered seats. 34 in. H x 18 in. W x 17 in. D

3Washington Crossing Delaware.jpg
From the booth of Maile Allen of Colonia, NJ is a large 1853 engraving of Washington Crossing the Delaware.

4Brad Reh.jpg:
Van Cleef & Arpels 18k gold and diamond brooch c1945 from the booth of Brad Reh, Southampton, NY.

5Barr.jpg:
Susan Barr is known for unique pieces in polished metal including furnishings, nautical antiques, and English copper.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

JMK SHOWS TO MANAGE ALEXANDRIA’S

FINEST ANTIQUES SHOW

NOV. 11, 12 & 13

AT GEORGE WASHINGTON

MASONIC NATIONAL MEMORIAL

 

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Contact:
Allison Kohler, Director
JMK Shows & Events
(973) 927-2794
jmkevents@aol.com
www.jmkshows.com

The well established Alexandria Antiques Show, formerly produced by the late Bob Armacost, will be returning for the second consecutive year to the grand setting of the George Washington Masonic National Memorial on Nov. 11, 12 and 13, now under the dynamic new management of Allison Kohler, managing director of JMK SHOWS. The show will have an impressive array of distinguished, nationally prominent antiques dealers, many of whom have successfully exhibited in the show before. “It is my intention to fill all the available exhibit space with outstanding examples of antique furnishings and decorative accessories, fine paintings, prints and sculptures, rare porcelain, pottery and glass, oriental rugs, silver, exquisite antique and estate jewelry, and so much more from the exceptional to the extraordinary.” said an enthusiastic Allison Kohler as she related how impressed she was by the magnificence of the George Washington Masonic National Memorial, and how “perfect” a setting it was for a show of this caliber. “The show will be a tribute to the rich heritage and traditions of Alexandria while at the same time it will be on the cutting edge of appreciating, living and decorating with antiques” she concluded.

Perched 330 feet high, atop Shuter’s Hill, at the upper end of King Street, the George Washington Masonic National Memorial, at 101 Callahan Drive, Alexandria, VA, is much more than a colossal memorial and museum just a few minutes from the nation’s capital, it is a major tourist attraction and destination honoring and perpetuating the memory of our nation’s first president. It provides ample on-site parking and can easily be reached by car via major roadways serving the DC area, as well as by public transportation to the King St. stop on the blue and yellow lines of the Washington Metro.

This newly announced addition of the Alexandria Antiques Show to the existing roster of other successful, exceptional quality JMK Antiques Shows marks the 4th major expansion in the last year for this 45 year old, second generation show management company. JMK Shows appears to have found the right formula to successfully expand their show operations while keeping their exhibitors happy and satisfying their collecting audiences. A feat to marvel at during these on-going difficult economic times, as witnessed by their recently successful revival of the Northern Virginia Antiques Show sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Arlington, Virginia, and their outstanding White Plains Antiques Show at the Westchester County Center in New York State. Could the answer to the run of successful antiques shows lie in Allison Kohler’s honest-to-goodness concern for her exhibitors’ welfare, or could it be in her contagious passion for the antiques shows? Whatever it is, she’s not talking.

For complete information about the Alexandria Antiques Show, or any other JMK Antiques Show, contact Allison Kohler at 973-927-2794 or check their web site at www.jmkshows.com

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

JMK Announces Metropolitan Pavilion Sponsor

Special Loan Exhibit from the National Christmas Center

December 9, 10 & 11, 2011

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Allison Kohler, Director
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A Nineteenth Century New York Christmas
Loan Exhibit at JMK’s Metropolitan Pavilion Show

JMK’s Antiques & Fine Art Show at the Metropolitan Pavilion New York City debuts on December 9, 10, & 11. The new show features 70 quality exhibitors with a diverse range of antiques and decorative arts as well as a special Christmas loan exhibit, “A Nineteenth Century New York Christmas,” by one of its sponsors, the National Christmas Center in Paradise, Pennsylvania.

New York City is never more exciting than at Christmas time, and the magic of Christmas in New York is exactly what the National Christmas Center wants to recreate for visitors to the show. “I remember going to bed with an empty stocking hoping to see Santa,” the Center’s Curator and Historian Jim Morrison spoke with enthusiasm. “In the morning the tree was up, my stocking was lying beside me all filled up with goodies, and it was just an incredible time. I never got over it.”

He describes his loan exhibit for the Metropolitan Pavilion as all about memories and fantasy and the wonder of Christmas past, and he invites the public to come and relive their memories as they see the exhibits. “The two-dimensional storybook becomes the three-dimensional through a park vignette featuring several figures including a snowman and a teddy bear band sitting in a red sleigh. These mechanical department store figures recreate the magic of Christmas for kids of all ages. “It’s all about memories,” Morrison tells. “And when people visit this collection of memorabilia celebrating Christmases of New York past, they will rediscover their own memories.”
The evolution of the American Santa Claus will unfold though a display that includes a picture of the first American Santa circa 1810 from the New York Historical Society. On display will be images from the 1820s and 1830s and depictions by Thomas Nast in the 1890’s. Morrison tells that it wasn’t until the Nast drawings that children started seeing the Santa we know today.

The exhibit will include a gallery of depictions of Christmas in nineteenth century New York City. Engravings from Harper’s and other sources illustrate sleighing in Central Park, shopping on Fifth Avenue, and other metropolitan holiday views. In a central exhibit is a Christmas garden featuring a large Victorian Christmas tree on a platform with a Lionel train and folk art village beneath. Morrison likens this part of the exhibit to the memorable displays he helped create at the Gotham Book Mart on West 47th Street years ago. Holiday tunes will be played by Sweet Harmony www.sweetharmony.com in the loan area throughout the weekend.

“We are proud to bring to the public the first ever loan exhibit from the National Christmas Center to an antiques show,” announced Alison Kohler, Director of JMK Shows. “And we welcome new and old clients alike to this wonderful facility at this magical time of year.” The Metropolitan Pavilion is conveniently located at 125 West 18th Street, New York, NY. For further information, contact Allison Kohler at JMK Shows & Events, 6 Pilgrim Drive, Succasunna, NJ 07876, (973) 927-2794, jmkshows@aol.com, www.jmkshows.com. The National Christmas Center can be found at 3427 Lincoln Highway, Paradise, PA 17562, on Route 30 in Lancaster County, (717) 442-7950, www.nationalchristmascenter.com.

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Image: St. Nicholas
"One of the earliest images (1810) of the American Gift Giver (Santa) will be on
display along with others of the 19th Century"

 



Image: Teddy Bear Band
"A Teddy Bear Band playing in snowy Central Park"

 



Image: Victorian Tree
"An antique Christmas Tree will be towering over a toy train Christmas garden
of 80 years ago."

 



Image: Virginia O'Hanlon Letter
"A rare public showing of a copy of the original letter that Virginia O'Hanlon wrote to the New York Sun in 1897, along with family photographs will be on display."

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Antiques at Teaneck Armory

JMK Announces New Tri-State Show

APRIL 14 & 15, 2012

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Antiques at Teaneck Armory
JMK to Select Diversified Exhibitors for Teaneck Show

An exciting new antiques show will open at the Teaneck Armory in Teaneck, NJ on April 14-15, 2012 announced Allison Kohler, Director of JMK Shows & Events. The 2-day show will feature 150 diversified exhibitors in a spacious quality setting with a selection of walled and pipe and drape booths available. Merchandise will range from choice American and Continental furniture to paintings, prints, ceramics, silver, glass, fine jewelry, art pottery, Asian antiques, and decorative accessories. Show hours are on Saturday from 10-5 and on Sunday from 11-5 and admission is eight dollars.

“Teaneck is an area with an affluent customer who is interested in antiques,” commented Kohler. “This part of New Jersey no longer retains the quality shows that at one time were more frequent, so we expect the public to react strongly to this event.” The Teaneck Armory is conveniently located off Route 4 at 1799 Teaneck and Liberty Road, just three miles from the George Washington Bridge.

JMK is in the process of selecting quality dealers for this show. Management stresses that contracts will be available by invitation only, but dealer inquiries will be welcomed. “We have many requests to do the show, and will consider every inquiry,” said Kohler. “Our major concern in dealer selection is to create balance and diversity of merchandise for our buying public.” She said further that this is the time to keep dealers working and making money. “The JMK business model is to keep shows affordable for exhibitors and this event is a well-managed show at a great location with easy load-in at a very good time of year.”

The public’s trust in JMK’s shows and its exhibitors is very important. To re-enforce that trust, Antiques at Teaneck Armory will provide a certified appraisal clinic for the public’s use at five dollars per item, as well as museum quality restoration services. Glass restorations will be provided by Paul Nulton and expert porcelain and pottery restoration by Louis. Visiting the show will be educational and enjoyable as well as a friendly and inviting experience.

Teaneck, New Jersey is the latest venture from JMK Shows who recently revived several shows including the Atlantic City Antiques Show, The Northern Virginia Antiques Show & The White Plains Antiques Show. The firm is dedicated to bringing well-executed and cost effective events to the general public. An extensive advertising campaign stands behind the show and show cards will soon be in the hands of exhibitors. JMK Antiques Shows are established venues with a great track record in the industry. JMK maintains an extensive mailing list as well as an email list and prides itself in being responsive to attendee and dealer needs. “We know that our business depends on good relationships,” reminded Kohler. “We want our customers and exhibitors to know that fulfilling their needs is of paramount importance to us.”

For further information, contact Allison Kohler at JMK Shows & Events, 6 Pilgrim Drive, Succasunna, NJ 07876, (973) 927-2794, jmkshows@aol.com, www.jmkshows.com.

 

The Morristown Armory Antiques Show

A Broad Range of Antiques at Affordable Prices

October 29 & 30, 2011

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

The Morristown Armory Antiques Show
October 29 & 30, 2011

Contact:
Allison Kohler, Director
JMK Shows & Events
(973) 927-2794
jmkevents@aol.com
www.jmkshows.com

The Morristown Armory Antiques Show
A Broad Range of Antiques at Affordable Prices
October 29 & 30, 2011

The Morristown Armory Antiques Show is a well-established venue with a great track record bringing the best antiques in the business together with an enthusiastic audience of buyers. Outstanding quality and variety are key elements for The Morristown Armory Antiques Show on October 29 & 30, 2011. The JMK Shows fall event includes over a hundred exhibitors featuring a broad range of merchandise for every taste level with a focus on affordable prices.

The show takes place at the Morristown Armory on Western Avenue, a comfortable space with wide aisles and plenty of exhibitors. “People enjoy coming to the Morristown Armory,” said Allison Kohler, Director of JMK Shows. “Besides the spacious facility, the extensive free parking, and gourmet lunch in the cafe, coming to the show is a fabulous way for collectors to immerse themselves in the world of antiques; it’s a destination for show-goers.”

An extensive roster of exhibitors will feature furniture, silver, prints, paintings, art pottery, porcelain, lamps, clocks, art glass, Oriental rugs, scientific instruments, bronzes, vintage fashions, Depression glass, linens, samplers, and reference books. In addition to the distinguished roster of exhibitors the show features an expert glass repair clinic by Paul Nulton, a furniture restoration clinic, expert porcelain and pottery restoration by Louis Pirrello, and a certified appraisal clinic by Linda Roberts from White Orchid Appraisals at just $5 per item. China mending service and repairs while you wait are available at this show.

Returning buyers are in for a feast for the eyes with an array of antiques and collectibles for every taste level. Jewelry specialists include Gem de la Gem, Brad Reh from Southampton, NY, and Lorraine Wambold Estate Jewelry from Doylestown, PA. Brad Reh is a specialist in signed estate jewelry who has been in business since 1987.

Furniture is a specialty at Morristown. Exhibitors will display outstanding American, European, and Asian furniture and decorative accessories for the home. Exhibitor highlights include the popular Knollwood Antiques, LLC from New York City. In his 28th year of business, Richard LaVigné specializes in objects from the eighteenth century to Mid-Century Modern. “We bring furniture, upholstery, paintings, mirrors, lighting, and decorative accessories – basically everything it takes to furnish a tasteful home.”

Additional dealers include Susan Barr Antiques from Trumbull, CT. Susan’s specialty is English and French furniture and accessories, nautical antiques, and English copper. Polished steel cabinets, tables, and found objects are hand-picked on buying trips to England. “I enjoy taking old items that no longer have use and re-invent them,” she commented. “I can take an old steel church hinge, have it polished, and then build a table around it; it’s beautiful, very different, and provides a focal point for a room.”

A fine assortment of period English dining furniture can be found in the booth of Roger D. Winter Ltd of Bucks County, PA. Specializing in two, three, and four pedestal dining tables, the firm also carries sets of chairs, sideboards, and accessories for the dining room. Walter Bazaar of Blue Sky International will show nineteenth and twentieth century American and European paintings. Walter sells from Saratoga Springs and France and focuses on American expatriate painters who worked in France.

The Button Box will hail from Cedarburg, Wisconsin with a selection of antique buttons, boxes of all types, inkwells, and select smalls. “We are one of the largest antique button dealers in the field with inventory dating back to the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries,” said owner Bruce Beck. The firm always has a selection of tea caddies, jewelry boxes, snuff boxes, salesmen’s samples and other miniatures available for the buying public. The Victorian Rose from Wenham, MA will show an array of Limoges, Picard, American and Irish Belleek, Royal Worcester, Shelley, and Chintz. “I love the artistry of English and American porcelains from the Victorian era,” said Kathy Tarr. “I love that the painting was mostly done by women; it meant a lot to them to be able to express their artistry through this cottage industry.”
“JMK prides itself in being responsive to attendee and dealer needs,” announced Allison Kohler, Director of JMK Shows. “We know that our business depends on good relationships with and fulfilling the needs of both attendees and exhibitors at our shows.” She wants exhibitors and clients to know that the Morristown Armory is one of the best places to buy and encourages the public to join her in celebrating four hundred years of antiques and design.

Show hours are 10 to 6 Pm on Saturday, 11 Am to 5 Pm on Sunday. Admission is $8 (with a copy of the ad $7). Special hotel rates are available to show-goers at the Ramada Inn ($69) in East Hanover, NJ (973) 386-5622 and The Marriott ($89) in Hanover, NJ (973) 538-8811. Make sure to ask for the JMK Show & Events group rate.

The Morristown Armory Antiques Show, 430 Western Avenue, Morristown, NJ, (973) 927-2794, During Show: (973) 224-2797, www.jmkshows.com

CAPTIONS: (click on photo for higher resolution picture)


From The Button Box are buttons from the 18th & 19th centuries, from top left, an 18th century porcelain set in metal, 19th century Satsuma, enameled glass insect, engraved Pearl known as a Coachmen’s pearl from the early 1800's and a painting on Ivory under glass of the Taj Mahal set in gold in the center.

 


An 18th century Italian mirror from the booth of Knollwood Antiques, LLC; solid gilt wood with hand-carved griffins, urns, a lion masque, acanthus crest and original glass; antique labels on the back of frame. 52 in. H x 25 in.W

Knollwood Antiques, LLC will show a late 19th century French hall porters chair with solid hand-carved walnut frame with double hand-caned panels featuring foliate and rose blossom crest with acanthus leaves. 61 in. H x 28in. W x 25in. D

 

Dining furniture is a specialty for Roger D. Winter Ltd. of Bucks County, PA.

 

A rare 1950’s gold and diamond brooch made by Van Cleef & Arpels can be found in the booth of Brad Reh from Southampton, NY.

 

Susan Barr is known for unique pieces in polished metal including furnishings, nautical antiques, and English copper.

 

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2011 NORTHERN VIRGINIA ANTIQUES SHOW BREAKS

ATTENDANCE RECORDS UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT

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Press Release – July 6, 2011

JMK Shows is pleased to announce the Northern Virginia Antique Show held June 25 & 26, 2011 in Arlington, Virginia enjoyed a significant boost in attendance. The show was managed by JMK for the first time in 2011. A fresh approach and aggressive marketing campaign led to an attendance increase of 30% over the previous year. It was the highest number of attendees in the last 5 years. The show, now in its 24th year, has been sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Arlington since its inception, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the organization.

JMK Shows has been in the antique show business since the early seventies. Allison Kohler, current owner and promoter, acquired JMK shows from her parents in 2001. Since then she has proven herself to be one the younger upcoming promoters of shows in the New Jersey, New York and Florida area. In the last 18 months, JMK has continued to build it’s roster of shows with The New Atlantic City Antiques Show and The White Plains Antiques Show as well as it’s already established Morristown Armory and Birchwood Manor shows. JMK was seeking to expand their business to the DC/Maryland & Virginia areas and delighted to acquire an established show in Arlington, Virginia. Dates for the 2012 show are: June 23 & 24 at the Thomas Jefferson Community Center, Arlington Virginia. Exhibitors are encouraged to sign up now for this re-energized event.

Contact numbers are: Ph. 973-927-2794, Cell 973-224-2797 Web site: www.jmkshows.com Email: jmkshows@aol.com.

Owner Allison Kohler stands in one of the over 100 booths at the Northern VA    
Antiques Show held June 25 & 26, 2011 – the newest show produced by JMK Events.

 

 

The Summer Antiques Show at Birchwood Manor

July 29, 30 & 31, 2011

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JMK Shows announces the Summer Antiques Show at Birchwood Manor just north of Morristown in Whippany, NJ that will take place on July 29, 30 & 31, 2011. The show includes a hundred exhibitors featuring outstanding quality and variety with a focus on affordable prices.

Antiques of all types will be on display including American, Continental, and Asian furnishings, toys, dolls, silver, paintings, prints, posters, bronzes, vintage fashions, Art Deco, lighting, jewelry, linens, art glass, scientific instruments, watches, porcelain, and much more. Collectors can find everything from samplers, sewing items, and Netsuke to Majolica, Doulton, and Limoges ceramics. The event encompasses every inch of space on Birchwood Manor’s expansive first floor including two ballrooms, two cocktail lounges, and the Greenery.

“Our customers love coming to Birchwood,” said Allison Kohler, Director of JMK Shows. “Besides the physical beauty of the facility, the glistening chandeliers, and the opportunity for fine dining in the outstanding Birchwood Manor restaurant, coming to our Summer Antiques Show is a fabulous way to shop from a hundred plus different dealers; it’s a destination for show-goers. Plus it is fully air conditioned!”
In addition to the distinguished roster of exhibitors the show features Wade Nulton’s expert glass repair clinic, an antique furniture restoration clinic, a silver matching service, expert porcelain and pottery restoration by Louis Pirrello, and a certified appraisal clinic by Linda Roberts from White Orchid Appraisals at just $5 per item. China mending service while you wait is available on Saturday and Sunday only.

Returning buyers are in for a virtual Aladdin’s cave of treasures and will discover an array of antiques and collectibles for every taste level. Exhibitor highlights include a fine selection of nineteenth century hand-painted porcelain objects from the booth of Gardner Burke Antiques. The firm from Fredericksburg, Virginia specializes in American Belleek, Limoges, Pickard, and fine crystal since 1998. American and European art will be well-represented by The Art & Antique Gallery of Worcester, MA. The gallery’s Bill Union will highlight a number of artists from the Hudson River School. Nineteenth and early twentieth century Impressionist paintings are also favorites of his well developed New York and New Jersey clientele.Also representing the art field are Jaffe & Thurston from New York and Tradewinds Fine Art from Rhode Island Additional dealers include Nancy Steinbock Posters with large mix of Travel, Animals, Sports, Entertainment & many more types of Vintage Posters. Leading the pack of some of the fine estate jeweler’s is Gem De La Gem, from New Jersey, Brad Reh from New York, Johanna Antiques from Maryland & Sue Brown from England with a nice variety of rings, bracelets, brooches and necklaces. “Honesty, Integrity, Reputation, and Ethics are important components in all of our shows,” announced Allison Kohler, Director of JMK Shows. “Our customers know that Birchwood Manor is one of the best places to buy; we’re thrilled about the long term success of the show and encourage the public to join us .” Plans are well under way for the New Years show at Birchwood Manor on January 7 & 8, 2012.

Show hours are 12 to 7 Pm on Friday, 11 Am to 7 Pm on Saturday and 11 Am to 5 Pm on Sunday. Admission is $8 (with a copy of the ad $7).

The Summer Antiques Show at Birchwood Manor, 111 North Jefferson Road, Whippany, NJ 07981, (973) 927-2794, During Show: (973) 887-1414 or (973) 224-2797, www.jmkshows.com

CAPTIONS:

1. Zoo Zurich c.1920 by Wenning, featured in the booth of Nancy Steinbock Posters”.

2. CARTIER Diamond Signature C's Bracelet -This is a magnificent five row multi link bracelet. Featuring large pave' diamond signature double C's featured by Gem de la Gem Jewelry

3. Jaffe & Thurston Antiques from Wawarsing, NY booth display.

 


JMK SHOWS ADDS ELEGANT NEW HOLIDAY SHOW IN NYC WITH THE DEC, ANTIQUES & FINE ARTS SHOW

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Shopping for the Christmas and Hanukkah Holidays in New York City is about to take on a whole new dimension with the recent announcement that an elegant, superior quality room setting Antiques & Fine Arts Show will make a most auspicious debut on Dec. 9, 10 & 11 in the state-of-the-art show rooms of the prestigious Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street. The announcement was made by Allison Kohler, energetic director of the rapidly expanding JMK Shows operations, whose antiques shows have been thrilling astute collectors, decorators & home owners from Sarasota, Florida to Westchester, New York for several notable years.

The Metropolitan Pavilion is one of New York’s premier event destinations and has been the site of many prestigious receptions, high fashion designer shows, and important new product launches, all of which have contributed to its dynamic history. Its beautifully restored Beaux Arts north exterior dates back to 1896 & opens into an impressive interior accentuated by 19th century architectural highlights and lustrous polished oak floors. It is the perfect site for the type of high-end Antiques & Fine Arts Show that Allison Kohler is planning to bring to New York for holiday shopping in December. The Metropolitan Pavilion’s unique architecture offers the potential for an endless variety of exciting room setting configurations, created by the many nationally prominent antiques dealers who have expressed great interest in being participants in this exceptional event.

The Antiques & Fine Arts Show at The Metropolitan Pavilion on Fri., Dec. 9th, Sat., Dec. 10th, & Sun., Dec. 11th, 2011, will have space for 70 exceptional top quality exhibitors whose areas of expertise will include fine and decorative art, 18th and 19th century furnishings, American & European silver, exquisite antique & estate jewelry, rare porcelain, pottery & glass, textiles, Asian antiquities, fine paintings & sculpture, objets d’arts, and much more from the exceptional to the extraordinary. Adding to the show’s ambience will be live, on site performances by several talented musicians who will play selections for everyone’s enjoyment each day of the

show. There will also be a Special Exhibit featuring Antique Christmas Trees, Ornaments & Toys, which we are sure will delight the visiting public!

The Metropolitan Pavilion is centrally located at 125 West 18th Street . It can easily be reached by a number of private or public methods of transportation. Refreshments will be available during all show hours, which are from 12 noon to 8 pm on Fri., from 10 am to 6 pm on Sat., and from 11 am to 5 pm on Sun. As an added feature, there will be an expert glass restoration specialist available for chipped glass repairs all 3 days of the show. Admission to the show is $15 per person, good for all 3 days. There is a $5 discount off the Admission price with a print-out from our web site, or with a show Ad from any of the media advertising the event. Bring the Ad to the Admissions Desk upon arrival.

For additional show information, contact JMK SHOWS at 973-927-2794, or by e-mail at jmkshows@aol.com You can also go to our web site at www.jmkshows.com for a complete show calendar listing & information about all of our exciting events.

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Groussman Sapphire Ring


Lady Bag Swarovski



Union Painting

 

JMK ACQUIRES NORTHERN VIRGINIA ANTIQUES SHOW

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JMK Shows announced today that they have come to an agreement with Pappabello Shows to take over the promotion of The Northern Virginia Antique Show in Arlington Virginia. Now in its 23rd year the show has been sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Arlington since its inception. They will remain sponsors of the show in 2011 and in the future.

Arthur Farbenbloom of Pappabello Shows has made the decision to retire from the promotion of the Northern Virginia Antiques Show and instead concentrate on the management of AA Show Rentals who are a supplier of rental equipment to antique shows and general shows. Pappabello Shows will still manage the November McLean Antique Show in 2011. Dealers interested in this show should contact Arthur on 301-305-6078 or by Email: pappabello@aol.com. Limited booth space is available.

JMK Shows has been in the antique show business since the early seventies. Allison Kohler current owner and promoter acquired JMK shows from her parents in 2001. Since then she has proven herself to be one the younger upcoming promoters of shows in the New Jersey, New York and Florida area. In the last 18 months, JMK has continued to build it’s roster of shows with The New Atlantic City Antiques Show and The White Plains Antiques Show as well as it’s already established Morristown Armory and Birchwood Manor shows. JMK was seeking to expand their business to the DC/Maryland & Virginia areas and are delighted in having this option to acquire an established show in Arlington, Virginia. Dates for the June show are: June 25 & 26, 2011 at the Thomas Jefferson Community Center, Arlington Virginia.

Dealers who are interested in participating in the 2011 show should contact JMK Shows. Contact numbers are: Ph. 973-927-2794, Cell 973-224-2797 Fax 973-927-2795. Web site: www.jmkshows.com Email: jmkshows@aol.com.

 

 

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Antique Collectors to Descend Upon Atlantic City
Antiques & Collectors Show March 19-20

For Release: January 2011
Contact: Gwen Vryhof or Diane M. Jones
Professional Marketing
616.949.9104
gvryhof@profmktg.com

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Vintage fashion exhibit will feature 1920’s clothing a la HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire”

ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey. – The Atlantic City Antiques & Collectors Show, a premier antique show managed by JMK Shows and Events, will be held Saturday, March 19, and Sunday, March 20, at the Atlantic City Convention Center. Show managers expect antique and collecting enthusiasts from across the country to attend. Special exhibits and events are scheduled, including appraisals by leading industry experts and a vintage fashion exhibit.

JMK Shows and Events has partnered with AntiqueClothier.com to present a special fashion exhibit: Revisit the Empire through Fashion. The exhibit will feature clothing and accessories from the 1920’s, styles often seen in “Boardwalk Empire,” one of HBO’s new hit television show, set in Atlantic City during the Prohibition era.

“Shows like ‘Boardwalk Empire’ are fueling the popularity of antique and collector items, as well as the popularity of Atlantic City” says Allison Kohler, owner of JMK Shows and Events and longtime show promoter. “Our nation’s tastes --- in furniture and clothing and home décor --- are becoming more vintage in nature, which is incredibly exciting to see. We’re thrilled to host such a broad and diverse array of exhibitors and to promote this expansive antique show.”

Early Buying for the show will be on Saturday, March 19, from 9 AM to 10 AM EST. Regular show hours will be from 10 AM to 6 PM EST on Saturday and 11 AM to 5 PM EST on Sunday. Individuals who attend the event can enter a drawing for a $500 shopping spree, sponsored by MEARS, the autograph and collectible authenticity head quarters. A winner will be announced on both Saturday and Sunday.

Tickets for the Atlantic City Antiques & Collectors Show are required and available online at www.jmkshows.com or by calling 973.927.2794. All pre-paid tickets are available at the Box Office. Pricing for the event is as follows: 1-day adult tickets are $15, weekend passes are $25, and early buying tickets are $30. Groups of 10 or more are eligible for group rates and are available online or via phone.

The Atlantic City Antiques & Collectors Show is held in the Atlantic City Convention Center. For more information about the Atlantic City Antiques & Collectors Show, please visit www.jmkshows.com or call 973.927.2794.

About JMK Shows and Events:

JMK Shows and Events is a New Jersey-based show promotion and management company, specializing in promotion of antique and collectors shows. The promotions company was first established in 1972 by Rona & Jesse Kohler. It was designed to provide quality and affordable antique shows to the collecting public. Now, each show is held in proven locations, with a history of good sales and large attendance. The Atlantic City Antiques & Collectors Show, managed by JMK Shows and Events, will be held March 19 and 20, 2011, at the Atlantic City Convention Center. For more information on the Atlantic City Antiques & Collectors Show, visit www.jmkshows.com or call 973.927.2794.

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Spring Antiques at the Morristown Armory
February 26-27, 2011

Contact:
Allison Kohler, Director
JMK Shows & Events
(973) 927-2794
jmkevents@aol.com
www.jmkshows.com

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Spring Antiques at the Morristown Armory
Think Spring for Antiques in Morristown
February 26-27, 2011

Spring is just around the corner, and with the season comes Spring Antiques at the Morristown Armory Show. The JMK Shows spring event includes over a hundred exhibitors featuring a broad range of merchandise for every taste level with a focus on affordable prices.
The Armory is located at 430 Western Avenue, Morristown, NJ 07960 just off I-287 (exit 35). The facility is enormous, and its wide aisles spell shopping comfort for the thousands of clients who flock to the show. Outstanding quality and an extraordinary mix of exhibitors are the key elements for this show. “People enjoy coming to the Morristown Armory,” said Allison Kohler, Director of JMK Shows. “Besides the spacious facility, the extensive free parking, and gourmet lunch in the cafe, shopping this show is a fabulous way for any collectors to immerse themselves in the world of antiques; it’s a destination for show-goers.”

There is something for everyone at Morristown where specialists in almost every category can be found. Over 100 booths include silver, European, American, and Asian furniture, prints, paintings, porcelains, art pottery, posters, art glass, Depression glass, bronzes, fine jewelry, Oriental rugs, antiquarian books, scientific instruments, watches, vintage fashions, trunks, samplers, sewing items, Majolica, Doulton, kimonos, netsuke, linens, and an endless assortment of decorative accessories.

In addition to the distinguished roster of exhibitors the show features an expert glass repair clinic by Paul Nulton, professional porcelain and pottery restoration by Louis Pirrello, and a certified appraisal clinic by Linda Roberts from White Orchid Appraisals at just $5 per item.
Exhibitor highlights include a spectacular assortment of high country American furniture from Cape Cod dealer William Nickerson Antiques. Ann and Bill showcase eighteenth and nineteenth century furniture, Oriental rugs, paintings, and Sandwich glass whale oil lamps in a room setting. Coleman & May from Annandale, VA also carry furniture – American and European pieces from the eighteenth and nineteenth century. Among the accessories in Jeremy Coleman’s booth are paintings, bronzes, folk art, and a fine collection of Inuit artifacts including soapstone, ivory, and jade carvings.

Returning buyers are in for a feast for the eyes with an array of English period dining furniture in the booth of Roger D. Winter, Ltd. of Solebury, PA. Roger plans to bring a mahogany three-pedestal Regency dining table with crossband inlay c1825. Lovrinic Antiques is another outstanding firm at the show. In business since 1988, Christopher and Tim hail from Lambertville, NJ and specialize in eighteenth and early nineteenth century Americana including American furniture, folk art, samplers, mirrors, portraits, and objects of merit.
Many exhibitors are well known to show-goers and include Bruce Philips of Fair Trade Antiques. Hailing from Heath, Massachusetts, Bruce sells magnificent Anglo-Raj furniture and accessories from India (1757-1947). His selection gleams with an assortment of noble hardwoods including rosewood, teak, satinwood, camphor, and mahogany. Other highlights include fine jewelry dealers, Brad Reh, English vendor Sue Brown, Wistaria, and Lorraine Wambold Estate Jewelry.

Intersting and cutting edge industrial design is the forte of Jerry and Janice Bonk of Bonkey’s Antiques from Harrison, PA. The couple specialize furnishings that work well for inner city lofts including vintage carpenter’s work benches, pallets and railroad carts refashioned into usable furniture, and industrial drop lights. The booth will be lit with industrial tripods made into contemporary lamps.
Returning to the show is Don Ourecky from Antiques by Mah Jong. Don specializes in Chinese and Japanese export wares including Imari and Kutani ceramics, Canton porcelain, Rose Canton, and Rose Medallion. Antiques by Mah Jong always carries a nice range of custom made lamps.

Prints are represented by several dealers at the show including Joyce Krieg Antique Prints from Mendham, NJ specializing in seventeenth and eighteenth century hand-colored copper plate engravings. The Kriegs’ inventory includes works by Besler (1613) and Merriam (1715). Their framed and unframed inventory is featured in all price ranges.
“Honesty, Integrity, Reputation, and Ethics are important components in all of our shows,” announced Allison Kohler, Director of JMK Shows. “We want our customers to know that our Morristown Armory show is one of the best places to buy; we’re thrilled about the long term success of the show and encourage the public to join us in celebrating four hundred years of antiques and design.”
Show hours are 10 to 6 Pm on Saturday, 11 Am to 5 Pm on Sunday. Admission is $8 (with a copy of the ad $7). Special hotel rates are available to show-goers at The Marriott ($89) in Hanover, NJ (973) 538-8811. Make sure to ask for the JMK Show & Events group.
The Morristown Armory Antiques Show, 430 Western Avenue, Morristown, NJ, (973) 927-2794, During Show: (973) 224-2797, www.jmkshows.com

CAPTIONS:

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A large selection of Chinese and Japanese Export wares including this Rose Medallion Bowl can be found in the booth of Antiques by Mah Jong.

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Offerings from the booth of Bonkey’s Antiques include this workbench, great copper, and these French zinc grape carriers.

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William Nickerson Antiques will show a collection of whale oil lamps including this Sandwich Star lamp c1850.

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Regency 3 pedestal dining table circa 1820

 

 

 

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White Plains Antiques Show February 12-13
A Feast for the Senses at Westchester County Center

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White Plains Antiques Show February 12-13
A Feast for the Senses at Westchester County Center

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JMK Shows & Events
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White Plains Antiques Show
JMK Presents a Quality and Diversified Roster of Exhibitors

A roster of 70 high end dealers will exhibit a diversified range of quality antiques at the new White Plains Antiques Show at Westchester County Center on February 12-13, 2011 announced Allison Kohler, Director of JMK Shows & Events. The prestige event will feature a range of merchandise in fully walled fine quality settings. Shoppers can feather their nests from floor to ceiling from an exciting list of categories that include Oriental rugs, prints, Chinese porcelains, country and formal furnishings, Americana, French textiles and decorative accessories, chandeliers, silver, glass, ceramics, fine jewelry, art pottery, clocks, Asian antiques, and more.

“White Plains is populated with discerning consumers who have very strong interest in antiques,” commented Kohler. “We are pleased to bring a fine antiques show back to this part of Westchester County and we expect the public to react strongly to this event.” The Westchester County Center is conveniently located at 198 Central Avenue in White Plains, New York, just off the Bronx River Parkway and only 35 minutes by car from New York City.

JMK Shows was established in 1972 by Rona and Jesse Kohler to bring better quality, affordable antiques to the collecting public. “We take pride in what we do, and how we do it,” added Kohler. “The public’s trust in JMK’s shows and its exhibitors is very important to us.” To re-enforce that trust, the White Plains Antiques Show will provide a certified appraisal clinic for the public’s use at five dollars per item, as well as museum quality restoration services. Glass restorations will be provided by Paul Nulton and expert porcelain and pottery restoration by Louis. Visiting the show will be educational and enjoyable as well as a friendly and exciting experience.

Many exhibitors are well known to show-goers and include Bruce and Deborah Philips of Fair Trade Antiques. Hailing from Heath, Massachusetts, the couple sells magnificent Anglo-Raj furniture and accessories from India (1757-1947). Their selection gleams with an assortment of noble hardwoods including rosewood, teak, satinwood, camphor, and mahogany. Eighteenth and nineteenth century Americana and folk art are the specialties of Melissa Bourque Antiques. Painted furniture and accessories, high country and formal furniture, and period paintings and watercolors are classic items in her inventory. Gary Bardsley Antiques from Sudbury, Massachusetts will be showing an eclectic range of decoys, primitive and formal furniture, weathervanes, lighting, Staffordshire, silhouettes, and tools.
David & Donna Kmetz will be bringing paintings by listed American artists from the late nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century with an emphasis on New England Impressionism. Alfred Ordway, Charles DeWolf Brownell, Oliver Clare, and Harry Hoffman are artists regularly represented in their inventory. Focus on twentieth century design can be found in the booth of Leonard Davenport Fine Art, particularly post World War II ceramics, glass, paintings, and sculpture. Leonard will be bringing a 1970 black-stamped Andy Warhol flowers graphic and significant work by Sydney Gross and Johann Berthelsen.

Christine Magne, Antiquaire of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania specializes in French and European antique furniture and decorative arts from 1600 to 1900. In addition to furniture, her inventory spans a large range including fine arts, drawings, and prints, porcelain and faience, textiles, silver, lighting, and clocks. Fine jewelry can also be found in abundance at the show. Jewelers include England’s Sue Brown, Anita Taub, Wistaria, and Brad Reh. Brad is from Southampton, New York and handles classic estate jewelry. He’ll be bringing a spectacular platinum and diamond Art Deco bracelet to delight attendees.

Solomon Suchard from Cleveland, Ohio is the leading importer in the United States for antique French faience, the French equivalent of Dutch Delft. In addition to numerous ceramics, they also carry French fine art with a focus on work from Brittany featuring work by followers of Gauguin, art professors, and listed artists. Print dealers include Richard & Joyce Krieg, Maile Allen, Antique Prints & Papers, and Lynne T. Ward. Lynne is from nearby Rowayton, Connecticut and will be bringing a full range of antique prints including botanicals, natural history subjects, fashion illustrations, and architectural engravings. Nancy Steinbock Vintage Posters of Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts will be showing a collection of vintage poster art with subjects including planes, ships, travel, fashion, fairs, circus, and many more.

White Plains is the latest venture from JMK Shows who recently revived the Atlantic City Antiques & Collectors Show. The firm is dedicated to bringing quality events to the general public. “We know that our business depends on good relationships,” reminded Kohler. “We want our customers and exhibitors to know that fulfilling their needs is of paramount importance to us.”

Show hours are on Saturday from 10-6 and on Sunday from 11-5 and admission is eight dollars (one dollar off with show ad). Special hotel rates are available to show-goers at the Hampton Inn ($85) in Elmsford, NY (914) 592-5680. Make sure to use the JMK booking code for the best rate. For further information, contact Allison Kohler at JMK Shows & Events, 6 Pilgrim Drive, Succasunna, NJ 07876, (973) 927-2794, jmkshows@aol.com, www.jmkshows.com. During the show, call (973) 224-2797.

The White Plains Antiques Show, Westchester County Center, 198 Central Avenue, White Plains, NY, Saturday 10-6 and Sunday 10-5.

CAPTIONS: Please click picture for higher resolution photo.


1KMETZnewellafternoonlights: “Afternoon Lights” by artist George Glenn Newell (1870-1947) can be found in the selection of paintings offered by David & Donna Kmetz.

 

2BradRegdiamondpin.jpg: Look for this splendidly three-dimensional French brooch with 15 carats of wonderful diamonds in 18k yellow and white gold in the booth of Brad Reh from Southampton, New York.

 

 

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One of a series of beautiful English hand-colored engravings from the series “The Aurelian” by Moses Harris dating to 1840 in the booth of Lynne T. Ward.

 

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From the booth of Christine Magne, Antiquaire, one of a pair of beechwood and caned chairs signed by Jean Gourdin, dating from the mid-18th c (French, late period Louis XV)

 



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From the booth of Christine Magne, Antiquaire, a bronze, gilt-bronze, and marble mantle clock with a cameo by Jean-Antoine Lepine, late 18th c (French, period Louis XVI).

 



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From the booth of Christine Magne, Antiquaire, a Neoclassical marble-topped center table, first quarter of the 19th c., northern Europe.

 

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A Wander, Paris necklace will be in the booth of Brad Reh.

 

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Nancy Steinbock Vintage Posters will show a collection of original vintage posters including this Ferry Seeds poster c1910, 20 x 30 inches.

 

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November 28, 2010
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THE SARASOTA TRILOGY OF ANTIQUES SHOWS MAKES FLORIDA THE BEST DESTINATION FOR WINTER ANTIQUING - December 31, 2010 - January 2, 2011

Sarasota, FL — Antiques collectors, art lovers and those with an interest in the beautiful and historic can look forward to an exciting winter in Sarasota as JMK Shows will host three antiques shows of distinction, each featuring 50 hand-selected dealers offering an abundance of the finest furnishings, silver, crystal, jewelry, art and much more.

The first in the series will kick the New Year off right opening on Friday, December 31, 2010 and running through Sunday, January 2, 2011. Appropriately named the “Sarasota Holiday Antiques Show and Sale,” both local and national dealers will be on hand to help ring in the New Year! Shoppers can look forward to the finest Tiffany and Handel from Adele and Alan Grodsky, exquisite antiques from England and around the world from Recollections By Arlene & Barry Antiques as well as Bob Baker from Poverty Hollow Antiques. Bob will bring a full room of comfortable furniture that most people might want to settle into. His pieces range from early1800s right through the 1950s. Live music on Friday provided by a string trio will add the ambiance to this high caliber event.

The second in the trilogy of shows, The Winter Antiques Show and Sale, will be held on January 21, 22 and 23. Butler and Butler of Sarasota will be featured at this event as will Bond Street Antiques with collections music boxes and clocks. J & M Antiques will also be exhibiting an impressive selection of fine antique lighting and period furniture.
Special features at this event will include an on-site certified appraiser who will identify your treasures for $5 per item.

The grand finale of the trilogy will take place on February 11, 12 and 13. Also named the Sarasota Winter Antiques Show and Sale, again a contingent of 50 hand-selected dealers will offer a comprehensive and fine array of antiques, art, decoratives and jewelry. Exhibiting at this event will be Linda Ketterling, featuring a large selection of Victorian Majolica Pottery and Forlano Oriental Rugs. Also of note at this event will be the author of “High Fashion Handbags,” Ladybug International and Branded Luxury, who will also be displaying a stunning selection of designer vintage bags.
Each of the Sarasota Antiques Shows will be held at the Sarasota Municipal Auditorium located at 801 N. Tamiami Trail in Sarasota. Admission to the shows is $6 with free return privileges (discount coupon available at www.jmkshows.com)

Hours for the Dec 31, Jan 1 & 2, 2011 show are Friday and Saturday: 10am-6pm, Sunday: 11-5. Hours for the January 21, 22 and 23 and February 11, 12 and 13 shows are Friday and Saturday: 10-6, Sunday 12-5.

For more information about the exciting Sarasota Winter Trilogy of Antiques Shows, visit www.jmkshows.com or call the offices of JMK at (973) 927-2794.

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1.Tortoiseshell Card Case, c.1860, with mother of pearl, silver & ivory trim. featured by Recollections By Arlene & Barry.

2. A selection of Majolica Clamdiggers & Shells from Linda Ketterling.

 

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New Year’s Antiques Show at Birchwood Manor
January 7, 8, & 9, 2011

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JMK Shows announces the New Year’s Antiques Show at Birchwood Manor just north of Morristown in Whippany, NJ that will take place on January 7, 8, and 9, 2011. The show includes a hundred exhibitors featuring outstanding quality and variety with a focus on affordable prices.

Antiques of all types will be on display including American, Continental, and Asian furnishings, toys, dolls, silver, paintings, prints, posters, bronzes, vintage fashions, Art Deco, lighting, jewelry, linens, art glass, scientific instruments, watches, porcelain, and much more. Collectors can find everything from samplers, sewing items, and Netsuke to Majolica, Doulton, and Limoges ceramics. The event encompasses every inch of space on Birchwood Manor’s expansive first floor including two ballrooms, two cocktail lounges, and the Greenery.

“Our customers love coming to Birchwood,” said Allison Kohler, Director of JMK Shows. “Besides the physical beauty of the facility, the glistening chandeliers, and the opportunity for fine dining in the outstanding Birchwood Manor restaurant, coming to our New Year’s Antiques Show is a fabulous way to shop from a hundred plus different dealers; it’s a destination for show-goers.”
In addition to the distinguished roster of exhibitors the show features Paul Nulton’s expert glass repair clinic, an antique furniture restoration clinic, a silver matching service, expert porcelain and pottery restoration by Louis Pirrello, and a certified appraisal clinic by Linda Roberts from White Orchid Appraisals at just $5 per item. China mending service while you wait is available on Saturday and Sunday only.

Returning buyers are in for a virtual Aladdin’s cave of treasures and will discover an array of antiques and collectibles for every taste level. Exhibitor highlights include a fine selection of nineteenth century hand-painted porcelain objects from the booth of Gardner Burke Antiques. The firm from Fredericksburg, Virginia specializes in American Belleek, Limoges, Pickard, and fine crystal since 1998. J & M Antiques of East Amherst, New York will be bringing incredible antique lighting and period furniture. The firm has been in business for 25 years and handles kerosene and oil lamps, student lamps, gasoliers, and chandeliers in a period room setting. J & M Antiques has twice participated in the Junior League of Buffalo’s Decorator Show Houses.

Perry Joyce Fine Arts from Sawyer, Michigan will be on hand displaying 18th & 19th century British needlework pictures & paintings, ceramics, papier-mache & metalware. Seventeenth through twentieth century American and European art will be well-represented by The Art & Antique Gallery of Worcester, MA. The gallery’s Bill Union will highlight a number of artists from the Hudson River School. Nineteenth and early twentieth century Impressionist paintings are also favorites of his well developed New York and New Jersey clientele. Peter and Claire Ringel have been in business for over fifteen years and count Birchwood as one of their favorite shows of the year. The pair will display an amazing collection of Victorian period sterling silver as well as a large inventory of Waterford crystal, and Irish Belleek. The most significant Belleek items in stock are the factory’s spaghetti weave baskets.

Additional dealers include Bernice Conn Antiques with an eclectic mix of small furniture, walking sticks, Victorian brass frames, vanity items, samplers, sterling silver, and decorative accessories. Leading the pack of fine estate jeweler’s is Lorraine Wambold of Doylestown, Pennsylvania. “Honesty, Integrity, Reputation, and Ethics are important components in all of our shows,” announced Allison Kohler, Director of JMK Shows. “Our customers know that Birchwood Manor is one of the best places to buy; we’re thrilled about the long term success of the show and encourage the public to join us .” Plans are well under way for the summer show at Birchwood Manor on July 29, 30, and 31, 2011.

Show hours are 12 to 7 Pm on Friday, 11 Am to 7 Pm on Saturday and 11 Am to 5 Pm on Sunday. Admission is $8 (with a copy of the ad $7).

The New Year’s Antiques Show at Birchwood Manor, 111 North Jefferson Road, Whippany, NJ 07981, (973) 927-2794, During Show: (973) 887-1414 or (973) 224-2797, www.jmkshows.com

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1. graves.abbot: The Art & Antique Gallery of Worcester, MA will bring this Abbott Graves’ Impressionist painting titled “Watering my Garden”.

2. Selection of merchandise from The Old Crow, Warwick, NY

3. J &M Antiques will be featuring this American 19th century all original double student lamp

 

 

 

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The Morristown Armory Antiques Show
November 6-7, 2010

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JMK Shows & Events
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The Morristown Armory Antiques Show
Something for Everybody in Every Price Category
November 6-7, 2010

Outstanding quality and variety are watchwords for The Morristown Armory Antiques Show on November 6-7, 2010. The JMK Shows fall event includes over a hundred exhibitors featuring a broad range of merchandise for every taste level with a focus on affordable prices.

Furniture is a specialty at Morristown and includes exhibitors showcasing American, European, and Asian examples. Also on display will be silver, paintings, prints, posters, art pottery, porcelain, lamps, clocks, art glass, Oriental rugs, scientific instruments, bronzes, Depression glass, linens, samplers, and reference books.

The show takes place at the Morristown Armory on Western Avenue, a comfortable space with wide aisles and plenty of exhibitors. “People enjoy coming to the Morristown Armory,” said Allison Kohler, Director of JMK Shows. “Besides the spacious facility, the extensive free parking, and gourmet lunch in the cafe, coming to the show is a fabulous way for any collectors to immerse themselves in the world of antiques; it’s a destination for show-goers.”

In addition to the distinguished roster of exhibitors the show features an expert glass repair clinic by Paul Nulton, expert porcelain and pottery restoration by Louis Pirrello, and a certified appraisal clinic by Linda Roberts from White Orchid Appraisals at just $5 per item. China mending service and repairs while you wait are available at this show.

Returning buyers are in for a feast for the eyes with an array of antiques and collectibles for every taste level. Brad Reh is a specialist in signed estate jewelry who has been in business since 1987. He’ll be bringing a stunning pair of platinum Cartier diamond bracelets from the 1950’s. Other jewelry dealers include English vendor Sue Brown, Wistaria, and Lorraine Wambold Estate Jewelry from Doylestown, PA.

Exhibitor highlights include one of the largest selections of fine working antique barometers in the United States at the booth of Barometer Fair, Inc. The firm from Sarasota, Florida has been buying, selling, and restoring antique barometers since 1979. Bob Baker from Poverty Hollow Enterprises will bring a room full of comfortable furniture that most people might want to settle into. Bob carries pieces from the early 1800s right through the 1950s. He feels that adding mid-century objects brings color and additional price points into his booth. He tells that these nostalgia items make his booth smile.

Additional dealers include Mario Pollo from Bearsville, NY. Mario has been selling antiques since he was 12. Now 51, he admits that he’s been in the business for quite a while. Pollo’s specialty is eighteenth and nineteenth century Americana, folk art, and portraiture, a charming blend of formal and country. Lori & Charles Breuel, selling American clocks for over thirty years, will bring nineteenth century American furniture, paintings, watercolors, and clocks. Among the special items in their booth will be an American tall case clock, a Pillar and Scroll clock, and an English Act of Parliament clock with mother of pearl inlay.

A fine assortment of cold painted Vienna bronzes will be featured by Blossoms of the Past. Dealer Blossom Ungar has been working in this business for over forty years. Among the items she handles are Teplitz art pottery, Sumida Gawa art pottery, and bronze photo frames. Prints are represented by several dealers at the show including Joyce Krieg Antique Prints from Mendham, NJ specializing in seventeenth and eighteenth century hand-colored copper plate engravings. The Kriegs’ inventory includes works by Besler (1613) and Merriam (1715). Their framed and unframed inventory is featured in all price ranges.

“Honesty, Integrity, Reputation, and Ethics are important components in all of our shows,” announced Allison Kohler, Director of JMK Shows. “We want our customers to know that our Morristown Armory show is one of the best places to buy; we’re thrilled about the long term success of the show and encourage the public to join us in celebrating four hundred years of antiques and design.”

Show hours are 10 to 6 Pm on Saturday, 11 Am to 5 Pm on Sunday. Admission is $8 (with a copy of the ad $7). Special hotel rates are available to show-goers at the Ramada Inn ($69) in East Hanover, NJ (973) 386-5622 and The Marriott ($79) in Hanover, NJ (973) 538-8811. Make sure to ask for the JMK Show & Events group.

The Morristown Armory Antiques Show, 430 Western Avenue, Morristown, NJ, (973) 927-2794, During Show: (973) 224-2797, www.jmkshows.com

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Brad Reh: Brad Reh (www.bradreh.com) is bringing a 1940s French brooch with six carats of very fine diamonds to the Morristown Armory Show.

Poverty Hollow: A pair of vintage cast stone corgis from the 1950’s from the booth of Poverty Hollow Enterprises.

Joyce Krieg: Joyce and Richard Krieg specialize in seventeenth and eighteenth century hand-colored copper plate engravings. Here, a botanical by Basilius Besler (1613).


 

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Summer Antiques Show at Birchwood Manor
July 30, 31, & August 1

Contact:
Allison Kohler, Director
JMK Shows & Events
(973) 927-2794
jmkevents@aol.com
www.jmkshows.com

Longest Running JMK Show & Oldest Antiques Show in NJ
Birchwood Manor Summer Antiques Show
July 30, 31, & August 1

JKK Shows announces the Summer Antiques Show at Birchwood Manor just north of Morristown in Whippany, NJ that will take place on July 30, 31, and August 1. The show includes a hundred exhibitors featuring outstanding quality and variety with a focus on affordable prices.
Antiques of all types will be on display including American & Continental furnishings, silver, paintings, vintage fashions, Art Deco, lighting, jewelry, art glass, scientific instruments, watches, porcelain, and much more. The event encompasses every inch of space on Birchwood Manor’s expansive first floor including two ballrooms, two cocktail lounges, and the Greenery.

“People love coming to Birchwood,” said Allison Kohler, Director of JMK Shows. “Besides the beautiful grounds, the chandeliers, and lunch in the outstanding dining room, coming to the Birchwood Manor Summer Antiques Show is a fabulous way to shop for a day in air-conditioned comfort; it’s a destination for show-goers.”

In addition to the distinguished roster of exhibitors the show features an expert glass repair clinic, vintage trunk restoration clinic, a silver matching service, expert porcelain and pottery restoration by Louis Pirrello, and a certified appraisal clinic by Linda Roberts from White Orchid Appraisals at just $5 per item. China mending service while you wait is available on Saturday and Sunday only.

Returning buyers are in for a feast for the eyes with an array of antiques and collectibles for every taste level. Exhibitor highlights include one of the largest selections of fine working antique barometers in the United States at the booth of Barometer Fair, Inc. The firm from Sarasota, Florida has been buying, selling, and restoring antique barometers since 1979. Lisa Gaffney of Terra Mare in Sharon, CT is a first time exhibitor bringing fine ceramics, art pottery, and decorative arts including Art Nouveau, Arts & Crafts, Aesthetic Movement, Palissy ware and Majolica.

Seventeenth through twentieth century American and European art will be well-represented by The Art & Antique Gallery of Worcester, MA. The gallery’s Bill Union announced that he is now expanding his inventory to include Afro-American artists because of customer demand. David and Nancy Crockett from Artifacts specialize in anything unusual and formal including fine crystal, porcelain, art, and furniture dating from the eighteenth century through Modernism. Birchwood is one of Artifact’s favorite shows of the year.

Additional dealers include Jaffe & Thurston from Wawarsing, NY and Oriental porcelain specialist Bernie Krauss. Leading the pack of fine jewelry dealers is Brad Reh, Lorraine Wambold, Joyce Groussman, and John Fahmie Jewelry. Among the hottest things in today’s marketplace can be from the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s.

“Honesty, Integrity, Reputation, and Ethics are important components in all of our shows,” announced Allison Kohler, Director of JMK Shows. “We want our customers to know that Birchwood Manor is one of the best places to buy; we’re thrilled about the long term success of the show and encourage the public to join us in celebrating four hundred years of antiques and design.” Plans are well under way for winter show at Birchwood Manor on January 7-8-9, 2011.

Show hours are 12 to 8 Pm on Friday, 11 Am to 7 Pm on Saturday and 11 Am to 5 Pm on. Admission is $8 (with a copy of the ad $7).

The Summer Show at Birchwood Manor, 111 North Jefferson Road, Whippany, NJ 07981, (973) 927-2794, During Show: (973) 887-1414 or (973) 224-2797, www.jmkshows.com

CAPTIONS:

Barometer Fair: Barometer Fair will exhibit one of the largest selections of fine working antique barometers in the United States.
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Terra Mare Antiques: Specializing in naturalistic ceramics and decorative arts, insect, plant, animal, fish motifs, Terra Mare Antiques will show this Amphora Art Nouveau iridescent corn vase with swirling husks forming handles.
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White Plains Antiques Show February 12-13, 2011

Fine Antiques Return to Westchester County Center

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White Plains Antiques Show
JMK to Select Diversified and High End Exhibitors

A new White Plains Antiques Show will open at the Westchester County Center on February 12-13, 2011 announced Allison Kohler, Director of JMK Shows & Events.  The show will feature 75 high end, diversified exhibitors in room setting displays .  Merchandise will range from select American and Continental furniture to paintings, prints, ceramics, silver, glass, fine jewelry, art pottery, Asian antiques, and decorative accessories.  The show will take place two times per year.  Show hours are on Saturday from 10-6 and on Sunday from 11-5 and admission is eight dollars.

“White Plains is an area with an affluent customer who is interested in antiques,” commented Kohler. “This part of Westchester County no longer retains the quality shows that at one time were more frequent, so we expect the public to react strongly to this event.”  The Westchester County Center is conveniently located at 198 Central Avenue in White Plains, New York, just off the Bronx River Parkway and just 35 minutes by car from New York City.

JMK is in the process of selecting quality dealers for this show with about one third of the booths already sold out.  Management stresses that contracts will be available by invitation only, but dealer inquiries will be welcomed. “We have many requests to do the show, and will consider every inquiry,” said Kohler.  “Our major concern in dealer selection is to create balance and diversity of merchandise for our buying public.”

JMK Shows was established in 1972 by Rona and Jesse Kohler to bring better quality, affordable antiques to the collecting public. The shows are heavily advertised in the important trade publications and general media.  The ad campaigns are well-funded, researched, planned, and created by an award-winning creative advertising agency.  “We take pride in what we do, and how we do it,” added Kohler. 
The public’s trust in JMK’s shows and its exhibitors is very important.  To re-enforce that trust, the White Plains Antiques Show will provide a certified appraisal clinic for the public’s use at five dollars per item, as well as museum quality restoration services.  Glass restorations will be provided by Paul Nulton and expert porcelain and pottery Restoration by Louis.  Visiting the show will be educational and enjoyable as well as a friendly and exciting experience.

White Plains is the latest venture from JMK Shows who recently revived the Atlantic City Antiques & Collectors Show. The firm is dedicated to bringing quality events to the general public.  An extensive advertising campaign stands behind the show and show cards are already in the hands of exhibitors.  JMK Antiques Shows are well-established venues with a great track record in the industry.  JMK maintains an extensive mailing list as well as an email list and prides itself in being responsive to attendee and dealer needs.  “We know that our business depends on good relationships,” reminded Kohler.  “We want our customers and exhibitors to know that fulfilling their needs is of paramount importance to us.”

For further information, contact Allison Kohler at JMK Shows & Events, 6 Pilgrim Drive, Succasunna, NJ 07876, (973) 927-2794, jmkshows@aol.com, www.jmkshows.com

 

 

The New Atlantic City Antiques & Collectors Show March 27-28

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Excellent Turnout:
Successful Atlantic City Antiques & Collectors Show Debut on March 27-28

Long anticipated by exhibitors and collectors alike, the new Atlantic City Antiques & Collectors Show managed by JMK Shows & Events was a shopping experience that was not to be missed. Attendees of the debut on March 27-28 found the show much improved in quality, layout, and merchandise integrity. Exit comments were positive with both collectors and exhibitors very happy over purchases. Outstanding sales categories included art, American and Continental furniture, toys, metal ware, pottery, Asian arts, and Modernism.
Promotional vehicles emphasized a very successful Appraisal Center with a team of experts that included TV and Radio personality Harry Rinker. Rinker’s Sunday morning call-in radio program, “Whatcha Got” was performed from the floor of the antiques show featuring six exhibitors selected from the show. Over 500 collectors were in line for the 8:30 Am opening, and for general admission at 10:00 Am another 700 people were waiting to enter the show.

“We’ve made a good start,” said director, Allison Kohler. “Restoring the integrity of the merchandise and rebuilding the show as a whole was greeted with enthusiasm by dealers and the public alike.” She added that she now has an entire year to generate more energy to bring Atlantic City through the roof.

Plans for next year’s Atlantic City Antiques & Collectors Show on March 19 & 20, 2011, are well under way. The event will follow the popular March Pier Shows with 50% of this year’s vendors already re-booked. Convention Center floor manager Larry Ross commented that dealers appreciated the easiest load-in that he’s experienced in twenty years at the facility.

Kohler plans to make the show a destination. Meetings with casino officials will result in new and different hotel packages including gaming and restaurant perks, and a $500 shopping spree for one lucky attendee. Atlantic City’s casinos will be actively involved in planning events for next spring’s show.

“We were so successful,” said Kohler, “that now is the time for interested dealers to join us for next year’s show.” Booth sizes start at 10 ½ x 12 feet; many are 16 foot booths or larger with custom sizes and fully walled booths available. The show encompasses more than 250,000 square feet and comes packed with hundreds of dealers featuring an array of inventory that represents the ultimate treasure hunt for collectors of everything from Barbie to the Barbizon School.

“We want our customers to know that Atlantic City is one of the best places to buy; we’re thrilled about the debut of our new Atlantic City Antiques & Collectors Show and encourage the public to join us again next year in celebrating four hundred years of antiques and design.”
Show hours are 10 Am to 6 Pm on Saturday and 11 Am to 5 Pm on Sunday with early buying from 9 Am to 10 Am on Saturday. Admission for early buying is $30 and includes a weekend pass.

Atlantic City Antiques & Collectors Show, Atlantic City Convention Center, One Convention Boulevard, Atlantic City, NJ 08401, (973) 927-2794 Prior to Show, www.jmkshows.com

 

 

The New Atlantic City Antiques & Collectors Show March 27-28

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What’s Old is New: Atlantic City Antiques & Collectors Show

Debuts on March 27-28

A new and exciting Atlantic City Antiques & Collectors Show opens to the public on March 27-28 at the Atlantic City Convention Center. Long anticipated by exhibitors and collectors alike, the show is managed by JMK Shows & Events and will feature a shopping experience that is not to be missed. The show encompasses more than 250,000 square feet and comes packed with hundreds of dealers featuring an array of inventory that represents the ultimate treasure hunt for collectors of everything from Barbie to the Barbizon School.
Antiques and collectibles of all types will be on display including furniture, toys, dolls, art, advertising, vintage fashions, Art Deco, lighting, ephemera, jewelry, Modernism, and much more. The event will include The Royal Doulton & Best of British Potteries Exposition and Conference where collectors can savor and purchase fine examples of Royal Doulton, Wedgwood, Moorcroft, Hull and other masters of British pottery design.

One of the most exciting aspects of the show will be the Appraisal Center featuring appraisals by five prominent experts in antiques and collectibles. Leading the team is author, collector, and TV and radio personality Harry Rinker who many know from his weekly syndicated column, “Rinker on Collectibles” that appears in trade papers and dailies from coast to coast. Rinker’s Sunday morning call-in radio program, “Whatcha Got” on the morning of March 28th will feature exhibitors selected from the show.

Joining Mr. Rinker in the professional appraisal team is Linda Roberts from White Orchid Appraisals and Cindy Charleston Rosenberg, a specialist in American and European art from the Art Appraisal Firm. Doll specialist Dorothy Hunt from Sweetbriar Auctions and jewelry specialist Paula Fox from Paula Fox Appraisals will round out the panel of experts who will be on hand to help collectors and dealers to discover the inner secrets of their attic treasures for just five dollars per appraisal.

“Dating objects is the first step in guaranteeing merchandise,” advised Mr. Rinker. “Value is also contingent on place and moment and is ever changing; it often takes experts to help guide the public, and we’ll be in Atlantic City to help.” Rinker advises visitors that if they can’t bring in an object because of size, that he will be happy to work from a photograph. He suggests that people not be worried about a long line for appraisals. Everybody will get a number and can shop the show while waiting their turn to work with an expert. Finally, Mr. Rinker reminds collectors that he and his team can appraise both antiques and collectibles. “Remember that the hottest things in today’s marketplace can be from the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s.”

Returning buyers are in for a feast for the eyes with an array of antiques and collectibles for everybody. Exhibitor highlights include authentic Tiffany and European art glass presented by Philip Chasen Antiques and spool cabinets and antique sporting goods from Sport & Spool Antiques. Jay Lowe will bring a collection of dolls, American and European tin toys prior to 1940, and a good assortment of cast iron toys. Roseville, Weller, and Rookwood pottery will be well represented in the booth of Barbara Gerr Antiques, and Twin Tankard Antiques will feature one of the largest inventories of sixteenth to eighteenth century European pewter in the county. The show will feature Paul Nulton’s Glass Repair clinic on both days and expert porcelain and pottery repair by Louis on Saturday.

“Honesty, Integrity, Reputation, and Ethics are important components in all of our shows,” announced Allison Kohler, Director of JMK Shows. “We want our customers to know that Atlantic City is one of the best places to buy; we’re thrilled about the debut of our new Atlantic City Antiques & Collectors Show and encourage the public to join us in celebrating four hundred years of antiques and design.”
Show hours are 10 Am to 6 Pm on Saturday and 10 Am to 5 Pm on Sunday with early buying form 8:30 Am to 10 Am on Sunday. Admission for early buying is $25 and includes a weekend pass.

Atlantic City Antiques & Collectors Show, Atlantic City Convention Center, One Convention Boulevard, Atlantic City, NJ 08401, (973) 927-2794 Prior to Show, (609) 449-3910 Show Phone, www.jmkshows.com

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Rinker hi-res.jpg - Appraisal expert, writer, and TV and radio personality Harry Rinker will lead a panel of experts at Atlantic City’s Appraisal Center.

 

1 Phil Chasen hi-res.tif – Philip Chasen Antiques is a recognized expert in the field of Tiffany, Art Nouveau signed lamps, and French and American art glass.

 

2 Roseville Della Robia.tif – Dealers and collectors, Barbara Gerr and Arnie Small specialize in American Art Pottery with a focus on Roseville and Weller.

3 Twin Tankard.jpg – A highlight at the Atlantic City Antiques & Collectibles Show will be Twin Tankard Antiques with the largest selection of European sixteenth to eighteenth century pewter in America.

 

 

Atlantic City Antiques & Collectors Show on March 27-28

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Exhibitor Spotlight:
Atlantic City Antiques & Collectors Show on March 27-28

The accent is on antiques and collectibles at the debut of a new and exciting Atlantic City Antiques & Collectors Show opening to the public on March 27-28 at the Atlantic City Convention Center. Long anticipated by exhibitors and collectors alike, the show is managed by JMK Shows & Events and will feature a shopping experience that is not to be missed. The show encompasses more than 250,000 square feet and comes packed with hundreds of dealers featuring an array of inventory that represents the ultimate treasure hunt for collectors of everything from Barbie to the Barbizon School.

Antiques and collectibles of all types will be on display including furniture, toys, dolls, art, advertising, vintage fashions, Art Deco, lighting, ephemera, jewelry, Modernism, and much more. The event will include The Royal Doulton & Best of British Potteries Exposition and Conference where collectors can savor and purchase fine examples of Royal Doulton, Wedgwood, Moorcroft, Hull and other masters of British pottery design.

Exhibitor highlights include Philip Chasen Antiques with an assortment of authentic Louis Comfort Tiffany Favrile glass, antique Tiffany Studios lamps and desk sets, Daum Nancy glass, Emile Galle glass, Louis Icart etchings and paintings, and Handel and Pairpoint lamps. Other specialties in Chasen’s booth are Art Deco French glass by Le Verre Francais and Schneider, Loetz, Steuben glass, Quezal, Durand, and the glass of Rene Lalique.

European pewter is represented by Twin Tankard Antiques of Silver Spring, Maryland. In business since 1982, Ita and Allan Fogel will show the largest selection of sixteenth through eighteenth century pewter in the United States along with antique Judaic objects and Arts & Crafts metal ware by German designer Hugo Berger and Russian/American designer Serge Nekrassoff.

Barbara Gerr Antiques are specialists in American Art Pottery and will bring a dazzling selection of Roseville, Weller, Pillin, and Rookwood items. American Art Tiles, Zanesville Stoneware, and McCoy pottery will also be well represented. 

Diane and Doug McElwain from Goldsboro, NC trade in antique sporting goods and country store furnishings as Sport & Spool Antiques. Customers can use this source to add to their collections or decorating projects.

One of the most exciting aspects of the show will be the Appraisal Center featuring appraisals by five prominent experts in antiques and collectibles. Leading the team is author, collector, and TV and radio personality Harry Rinker who many know from his weekly syndicated column, “Rinker on Collectibles” that appears in trade papers and dailies from coast to coast. Rinker’s Sunday morning call-in radio program, “Whatcha Got” on the morning of March 28th will feature exhibitors selected from the show.

Joining Mr. Rinker in the professional appraisal team is Linda Roberts from White Orchid Appraisals and Cindy Charleston Rosenberg, a specialist in American and European art from the Art Appraisal Firm. Doll specialist Dorothy Hunt from Sweetbriar Auctions and jewelry specialist Paula Fox from Paula Fox Appraisals will round out the panel of experts who will be on hand to help collectors and dealers to discover the inner secrets of their attic treasures for just five dollars per appraisal.

“Dating objects is the first step in guaranteeing merchandise,” advised Mr. Rinker. “Value is also contingent on place and moment and is ever changing; it often takes experts to help guide the public, and we’ll be in Atlantic City to help.” Rinker advises visitors that if they can’t bring in an object because of size, that he will be happy to work from a photograph. He suggests that people not be worried about a long line for appraisals. Everybody will get a number and can shop the show while waiting their turn to work with an expert. Finally, Mr. Rinker reminds collectors that he and his team can appraise both antiques and collectibles. “Remember that the hottest things in today’s marketplace can be from the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s.”

“Honesty, Integrity, Reputation, and Ethics are important components in all of our shows,” announced Allison Kohler, Director of JMK Shows. “We want our customers to know that Atlantic City is one of the best places to buy; we’re thrilled about the debut of our new Atlantic City Antiques & Collectors Show and encourage the public to join us in celebrating four hundred years of antiques and design.”
Show hours are 10 Am to 6 Pm on Saturday and 10 Am to 5 Pm on Sunday with early buying form 8:30 Am to 10 Am on Sunday. Admission for early buying is $25 and includes a weekend pass.

Atlantic City Antiques & Collectors Show, Atlantic City Convention Center, One Convention Boulevard, Atlantic City, NJ 08401, (973) 927-2794 Prior to Show, (609) 449-3910 Show Phone, www.jmkshows.com

 

 

HISTORY, BEAUTY AND ELEGANCE COME TOGETHER AT THE FEBRUARY 2010 MORRISTOWN ARMORY ANTIQUES SHOW

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Allison Kohler, Director                                                                      JSLA Media
JMK Shows & Events                                                                         (626) 296-6642
(973) 927-2794                                                                                  jayne@jslamedia.com
email: Jmkevents@aol.com
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A sneak peek into the best of the best that will be there includes A Bird in Hand, specialists in early American painted furniture and Grenfell mats. Ron Bassin, owner of Bird in Hand, is particularly excited to be presenting a watercolor by Henry Krug of the historic Morristown home of John Sayre, built in 1749. He will also be featuring very rare New Jersey stoneware including pieces produced by Revolutionary War Captain James Morgan who began potting in 1740.

If the finest “bling” is your passion, Brad Reh will satisfy your cravings signed pieces by the major jewelry houses including Cartier, Van Cleef and Arpels and Tiffany. One highlight at the show will be a white gold Cartier necklace dripping in 15 carats of diamonds.

Taking a step into nature, Terra Mare Antiques of Sharon, CT, specializes in ceramics and decorative pieces which all carry a nature theme. European, American and Asian and a special collection of Amphora (Photo 1) will be her highlighted pieces.

If American history is your interest, you won’t want to miss American Memories from Wyncott, PA. From very affordable to investment quality pieces, Robert and Patsy Hassert feature 19th century U.S. souvenirs and commemoratives including books, textiles, glass, copper engravings and some particularly important early 19th century silk ribbons.

If the richness and look of a fine English manor suits you, then The Country Squire of Milton, MA and their extensive collection of 18th and 19th century furniture and period accessories will not disappoint. At the show, take a moment to look at the massive circa 1845 Chesterfield sofa which measure 104” wide — the perfect piece for a fine personal library.

Perry Joyce Antiques of Michigan will present an extensive selection of 19th century English and European needlework including exceptional Georgian silk work and Victorian wool work.

SAJE Americana will offer the very finest in 18th and early 19th century Federal Period furnishings. (PHOTOS 2 & 3) A Sheraton 4 drawer chest with original brasses and a fine inlaid card table, Salem, 1810 are just two examples of the quality of antiques they offer.

Rounding out this exciting two-day event will be the opportunity to have your treasures appraised at the Certified Appraisal Clinic. The show will also offer expert glass, porcelain and pottery restoration and repair services. And, to add the perfect ambiance for the event, on Saturday, classical violinist Daisy Jopling will perform.

For two exciting days, the Morristown Armory Antiques Show will be the destination for the finest in antique furnishings, accessories and art. From the important to the whimsical, this shopping event will offer something for everyone.

The Show will be held at the Morristown Armory located at 430 Western Avenue in Morristown, NJ. Hours are 10am to 6pm on Saturday, February 27th  and 11am to 5pm on Sunday, February 28th . Admission is $8 with free return privileges (discount coupon available at www.jmkshows.com) and parking is free.

For more information, visit www.jmkshows.com or call (973) 927-2794.

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PHOTO 1: AmphoraSpider.jpg: This circa 1900 Art Nouveau iridescent Amphora vase from Terra Mare Antiques measures 9” tall.

 

PHOTOS 2 & 3: SAJEpic1 & SAJEpic2: SAJE Americana will offer the finest in Federal Period furniture and decorative accessories.

 

 

 

NOVEMBER 15, 2009 - THE SARASOTA TRILOGY OF ANTIQUES SHOWS MAKES FLORIDA THE BEST DESTINATION FOR WINTER ANTIQUING

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THE SARASOTA TRILOGY OF ANTIQUES SHOWS MAKES FLORIDA THE BEST DESTINATION FOR WINTER ANTIQUING

Sarasota, FLAtlantic City, NJ —Sarasota, FLSar — Antiques collectors, art lovers and those with an interest in the beautiful and historic can look forward to an exciting winter in Sarasota as JMK Shows will host three antiques shows of distinction, each featuring 50 hand-selected dealers offering an abundance of the finest furnishings, silver, crystal, jewelry, art and much more.

The first in the series will kick the New Year off right opening on Friday, January 1, 2010 and running through Sunday, January 3. Appropriately named the “Sarasota Holiday Antiques Show and Sale,” both local and national dealers will be on hand to help ring in the New Year. Shoppers can look forward to the finest Tiffany and Handel from Adele and Alan Grodsky, exquisite estate jewelry and 20th century art from Gold Leaf Antiques as well as fine range of 18th and19th century American and English furnishings from B & B Johnson of Kennebunk, ME.

The second in the trilogy of shows, The Winter Antiques Show and Sale, will be held on January 29, 30 and 31. Butler and Butler of Sarasota will be featured at this event as will Barometer Fair bringing one of the nation’s most extensive collections of antique barometers, telescopes and scientific antiques. Recollections and Classic Antiques will also be exhibiting offering an impressive selection of collectibles and furniture.

Special features at this event will include an on-site certified appraiser who will identify your treasures for $5 per item. Also of note at this event will BE the author of “High Fashion Handbags,” Ladybug International, who will also be displaying a stunning selection of designer vintage bags. Live music on Friday provided by a strong trio will add the ambiance to this high caliber event.

The grand finale of the trilogy will take place on February 19, 20 and 21. Also named the Sarasota Winter Antiques Show and Sale, again a contingent of 50 hand-selected dealers will offer a comprehensive and fine array of antiques, art, decoratives and jewelry. Allison Kohler, owner of JMK Shows, is particularly honored to welcome Louis J. Dianni as a new exhibitor as this event. Dianni is known internationally for his extensive selection of antique marine art as well as sailor art such as scrimshaw and ship models. Also exhibiting at this event will be a shining star from Sarasota’s Antique Row. Known for their lovely selection of 18th century oil paintings, Apple & Carpenter Antique Gallery will also feature fine furniture, silver, porcelain and glass. A certified appraiser will also be featured at this event show and a live string trio will be on hand for everyone’s listening pleasure.

Each of the Sarasota Antiques Shows will be held at the Sarasota Municipal Auditorium located at 801 N. Tamiami Trail in Sarasota. Admission to the shows is $6 with free return privileges (discount coupon available at www.jmkshows.com)

Hours for the January 1, 2, 3, 2010 show are Friday: 6pm-9pm, Saturday: 10-6, Sunday: 11-5. Hours for the January 29, 30, 31 and February 19, 20 and 21 shows are Friday and Saturday: 10-6, Sunday 12-5.

For more information about the exciting Sarasota Winter Trilogy of Antiques Shows, visit www.jmkshows.com or call the offices of JMK at (973) 927-2794.

PHOTO: Click here for high res photo: A highlight of the January Shows will be a fine selection of estate jewelry and 20th century art from Gold Leaf Antiques of Atlanta. Vintage art and posters by Toulouse-Lautrec and Chagall are one of their specialties.

 

 

NOVEMBER 11, 2009 - ROYAL DOULTON & BEST OF BRITISH POTTERIES EVENT & EXHIBITION TO BE PART OF THE ATLANTIC CITY ANTIQUES AND COLLECTORS SHOW on March 27, 2010

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ROYAL DOULTON & BEST OF BRITISH POTTERIES EVENT & EXHIBITION TO BE PART OF THE ATLANTIC CITY ANTIQUES AND COLLECTORS SHOW

Atlantic City, NJ — JMK Shows is extremely honored to announce that the Royal Doulton and Best of British Pottery Exposition and Conference will be held in conjunction with the Atlantic City Antique Show, March 27 and 28, 2010. For the past 2 years, Arron Rimpley and Gregg Whittecar, owners of the Whitley Collection have produced this event independently bringing together the most prestigious roster of exhibitors featuring the finest Royal Doulton, Moorcroft, Wedgwood, Hull and other masters of British art design. To have chosen the Atlantic City Show as the venue for this major annual event further validates the amazing energy surrounding the Atlantic City Show. Allison Kohler, owner of JMK Shows met with the Whitley Collection at her Morristown Show in November and the fit was perfect for both sides. Within one day the decision was made to incorporate this special exposition into the Atlantic City Show.

The March 2010 Royal Doulton and Best of British Pottery Exposition will be a major national event. Dealers interested in participating should apply to exhibit as soon as possible.

JMK Shows is also thrilled to announce that VandM.com (Vintage and Modern), the premier online marketplace for antiques, furniture, art and jewelry, has come on board as a major trade sponsor for the event. With global clientele, VandM.com has been featured in Architectural Digest, Metropolitan Home and the Los Angeles Times nationally and internationally in South America and Europe.

In just four short weeks, the new Atlantic City Antiques and Collectors Show has dealers signing up from across the country. “Contracts are streaming in. I’ve been virtually inundated with phone calls and contracts over the past few weeks,” says. Kohler.

Exhibitors interested in participating in the Royal Doulton and Best of British Potteries Exposition and the Atlantic City Antiques and Collectors Show, should contact Allison Kohler, JMK Shows (973) 927-2797 or email:JMKShows@aol.com. Information is also available at www.JMKShows.com

PHOTO: Click here for high res photo: This wonderful character jug, Phantom of the Opera by Royal Doulton is be representative of the fine British Pottery to be found at the Royal Doulton and Best of British Potteries Exposition at the Atlantic City Antiques and Collectors Show.

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October 7, 2009 - Atlantic City Antiques & Collectors Show on March 27, 2010

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ALLISON KOHLER, JMK SHOWS, CHOSEN TO PRODUCE THE NEW ATLANTIC CITY ANTIQUES AND COLLECTORS SHOW

Atlantic City, NJ — It was a dark day in September that sent shockwaves coast to coast throughout the antiques industry when F&W announced the cancellation of the long-running Atlantique City Antiques Show. While the show had been in a downward spiral for the past several years, ultimately becoming not much more than a table-top collectibles show, many remembered it as the “grand-daddy” of this country’s antiques shows. Anybody who was anybody in the business had at one time or another, “set up” at Atlantique City, and, in its prime, had all exhibition halls filled with thousands of fine dealers and even more buyers. While the show became much less than that in the past few years, Atlantic City still remains in our minds as the destination for the finest and largest of antique events.

Behind the scenes, since F & W’s announcement, the Atlantic City Convention Center had been interviewing and evaluating a number of promoters who could bring a show representative of the caliber it once was, back to that venue. On Friday, October 2, 2009, Allison Kohler (PHOTO), owner, JMK Events, received the call that she had been chosen to bring a new antique show to Atlantic City. Within hours, the new Atlantic City Antiques and Collectors Show was born and, in true Allison Kohler style, by the end of the day, the JMKShows website already had a new entry in their event listings: “March 27 & 28, 2010, The Atlantic City Antiques and Collectors Show!”

JMK Shows, under the leadership of Kohler, has earned the reputation of producing events of exceptional quality with a keen eye to ensuring and maintaining the integrity of the event, the dealers and the merchandise. JMK’s Sarasota Shows, their Doll Shows and their flagship Morristown Shows speak for themselves in the level of quality events they produce and we can expect nothing less for the new Atlantic City show.

At this writing and on the phone with Allison, multi-tasking as always, she was finalizing contracts, booking flights to various cities to begin the task of visiting all the major antique shows across the country, her attitude was pure excitement. The infectious sort of excitement that is part of her “get it done” determination. She is thrilled at the opportunity to bring Atlantic City back even better and stronger than it was before. Re-branded, re-invented and highly vetted, on March 27, 2010, the doors will swing wide to 250,000 square feet filled with the finest antiques and collectibles in the country.

Kohler will create an antiques shopping experience not to be missed. The two-day event will combine all the genres of antiques and collectibles in one spectacular location yet they will be separated within the venue. Antique furniture and furnishings in one area, toys and ephemera in another, vintage clothing will have its own designated section, as will fine art and dolls, etc. For one admission, attendees will be able to visit and shop from several specialty shows under one roof. For dealers, this means attractive booth pricing structures depending on their specialty. For the antiques industry in this county, this means the injection of energy and integrity that is long overdue.

“I am honored and welcome the opportunity to create, re-invent and re-brand an event of this caliber in Atlantic City,” said Kohler. Within days of the announcement, she was already working with decorators to create the look of the show, floor plans are being set and contracts are ready to roll.

Dealers interested in obtaining information about exhibiting at the new and exciting Atlantic City Antiques and Collectors Show should visit the JMK website at www.JMKSHows.com, email Allison Kohler directly at JMKShows@aol.com or call the offices of JMK at (973) 927-2794.

 

PHOTO:  Allison Kohler, owner of JMK Events, producer of the new Atlantic City Antiques and Collectors Show.
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November 7 & 8, 2009 - The Morristown Armory Antiques Show

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Allison Kohler, Director                                                                     JSLA Media
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MORRISTOWN ARMORY ANTIQUES SHOW TO OFFER THE FINEST IN ANTIQUES FROM OVER 100 HAND-SELECTED DEALERS

Among the dealers that will highlight this two-day event is Joseph J. Lodge, known throughout the Northeast for his exclusive and carefully selected early American furniture, folk art and weathervanes. Among the pieces he will have at the show is an early 19th century small Pennsylvania Dutch cupboard in original red paint and a late 19th century full-bodied running fox weather vane (Photo 1).

Specialists in European Pottery, Cara Antiques, will impress collectors, both experienced and novice, with their extensive and important collections of Clarice Cliff (Photo 2) and Majolica as well as Moorcroft and Gouda.
Art glass aficionados will be overwhelmed by the colors, designs and quality in the selection coming from renowned dealer Myers-Huffman of Los Angeles. From Lalique to Italian glass makers such as Venni and Martens, only the finest will be offered.

Shoppers looking for the exceptional in Period dining room furniture will be thrilled with the selection coming from Roger Winter. Among the pieces he will feature is a rare large Regency dining table measuring 78” in diameter and a two-pedestal Georgian dining table. A set of 8 Heplewhite shield-back dining chairs is exceptional as is the very rare Irish card table with carved eagle heads on the legs. Rounding out his fine collection will be a George III Heplewhite mahogany sideboard with inlaid satinwood panels, circa 1790-1800. (Photo 3)

The richness and quality of James Wm. Lowery Fine Art and Antiques will be exemplified in his selection of furniture and objets d’art. Specializing in American pre-Industrial Revolution (1840) pieces, Lowery focuses on presenting antiques that represent exceptional form, design and integrity. Among the highlights of his offerings will be a set of four mahogany classical side chairs circa 1820-1825 and a fine quality American Chippendale highboy, circa 1750-1775 (Photo 4).

John Wilson, Wilson Main Line Antiques will feature wonderfully diverse offerings of both fine English and Continental 18th and 19th century furniture and accessories.

For art aficionados, Piccolo Art will offer a fine array of figurative works by listed artists. Two works of note will be a wonderful Italianate style painting of a New England row house with flowers (American School) and an oil on canvas by Robert Tolman, circa 1910 of his wife. Known also as specialists in portraits and portrait miniatures, they will feature a historic portrait of George Wilton (circa 1780) along with a hand-drawn map of New York City and his land holdings at the time.

Rounding out this exciting two-day event will be the opportunity to have your treasures appraised at the Certified Appraisal Clinic. The show will also offer expert glass, porcelain and pottery restoration and repair services. And, to add the perfect ambiance for the event, on Saturday, The Thomas Kneeland duo will perform throughout the day and on Sunday, classical violinist Daisy Joplin will perform.

For two exciting days, the Morristown Armory Antiques Show will be the destination for the finest in antique furnishings, accessories and art. From the important to the whimsical, this shopping event will offer something for everyone.

The Show will be held at the Morristown Armory located at 430 Western Avenue in Morristown, NJ. Hours are 10am to 6pm on Saturday, November 7th  and 11am to 5pm on Sunday, November 8th. Admission is $7 with free return privileges (discount coupon available at www.jmkshows.com) and parking is free.

For more information, visit www.jmkshows.com or call (973) 927-2794.


PHOTO CAPTIONS:

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Lodge.weathervane.jpg: This copper weathervane, which still has lots of gilding on its surface, is of a full-bodied running fox.  It is 31 inches long and a plump, "furry" 5 inches wide. A hard-to-find form, this c. 1895 fox is attributed to the weathervane manufacturer J. L. Mott Iron Works, which was located on Beekman St. in NYC and on Wabash Ave. in Chicago.

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CaraAntiques.ClariceCliff.jpg: Among the wonderful selection of pottery will be this English Art Deco "Clarice Cliff" pottery made from 1928 to 1937. This is a 12 inch Lotus vase called "Diamonds" made in the early 1930s.

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White.GeorgeIIIsideboard.jpg: This fine George III Heplwehite sideboard, England, Circa 1790-1800, is inlaid with satinwood panels on the legs and the drawer faces have quarter fans.

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Lowery.ChippendaleHighboy.jpg: In superb condition, this well proportioned Chippendale Highboy (Massachusetts, Circa 1750-1775) stands as a statement of American cabinetwork.  The bold original set of brass hardware creates a choice pattern dressing the rich walnut surface.  Even the graduation of the drawers were favorably done to unite a sense of subtle beauty. 

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