Frank Gaglio New Manager of Guilford Antiques Show

. April 6, 2008

Barn Star Productions and Frank Gaglio are proud to announce they will be managing the New Guilford Antiques Show, for the Dorothy Whitfield Historical Society, April 19 and 20. The show benefits the Hyland House Museum in Guilford, Connecticut, a community whose history dates to 1660.

Approximately 40+ exhibitors are planned to fill room-setting booths at the Elizabeth Adams Middle School, located at 233 Church Street in Guilford, easily accessed from Exit 58 off of I-95. Comments Gaglio, “Being asked to manage Guilford brought me back to the early days of my becoming an antiques dealer, as I have many fond memories of exhibiting at the original Guilford show over thirty years ago. It is always a well-attended event that is easy to do and possesses a true New England feel. The community of Guilford, with its picturesque “green” and surrounding shops, also contributes to the experience of visiting a quaint and historic community. I look forward to working with the show committee in making the New Guilford Antiques Show a bright spot for collectors, dealers and first time show visitors.” Lewis Scranton, a founding member of the Guilford Antiques Show and 39-year veteran exhibitor, has been very supportive of the new management decision and instrumental in building the exhibitor list for this April’s event.

Remarks, Jack Carles, Show Committee Chairman, “The New Guilford Antiques Show is now in its 39th year and we are pleased that Frank Gaglio has come on board to help expand and improve the show. We recognize that the antiques market is changing and we will be making changes to encourage new customers to attend and make the environment more conducive to their buying experience. Our committee of six active participants will be working with Frank to ensure that his efforts are as successful here as they are in the other shows that he manages. Among these activities will be an expanded media program that will include antiques publications, regional newspapers and radio announcements as well as editorial publicity”.

What show-goers can expect to find at the show will be a vast array of Americana, including original painted and formal furniture, paintings, stoneware, early lighting, tavern tables, Windsor chairs, quilts and samplers, estate and fine jewelry, weathervanes, redware, brass candlesticks, Oriental carpets, early glass, clocks, folk art,? fireplace equipment, hooked rugs, a sampling of mid-century and much more.

There will be a show cafÈ and plant sale in the show entrance, which will also benefit the museum. Show hours are Saturday, April 19, 10 a.m. till 5 p.m. and Saturday, April 20, 11 a.m. till 4 p.m. Show admission is $7 per person ($6 with show card or ad).

Dealers interested in more information can call Frank Gaglio at (845) 876-0616. Come rediscover what real New England antiquing is about at the New Guilford Antiques Show.

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