12th Annual Delaware Coast Show

. September 1, 2008

The 12th Annual Delaware Coast Antiques Show and Sale is scheduled for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 5, 6, and 7, at the Convention Center on Rehoboth Avenue in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, a popular seaside resort and year-round community. Rehoboth is about half way between Washington, D.C., and New York City, and within easy “striking distance” of both Baltimore and Philadelphia. This increasingly well-attended event will feature 35 selected exhibitors offering a nice selection of 18th- and 19th-century American and English, period and country furniture and accessories, including fine early china and glassware, Oriental carpets, Chinese export porcelain, and beautiful antique jewelry, among much more. According to show manager Melvin L. Arion, Rehoboth has built a solid reputation as a “collector and dealer show,” meaning that both collectors and visiting dealers can find reasonably priced merchandise. Arion has done a good job of bringing together exhibitors who offer an interesting and varied mix of antiques.

In addition, having the show the weekend after Labor Day means the summer crowds and choking traffic are gone, but the warm days and evenings remain. In other words, it’s an ideal time to plan a weekend “getaway” to Rehoboth, especially if you love antiques!

There will be 7 new exhibitors at this year’s event, including Crawford’s Antique Jewelry of Vero Beach, Florida; Blue Lion Antiques, Williamsburg, and Devereaux Antiques, Norwood, both in Virginia; and Cob Web Antiques from Arnold, Maryland. Also, three new participants hail from New Jersey – Hutchinson Antiques of Montague; Bernie Kraus, West Orange; and A Touch of Glass from Verona.

Show hours both Friday and Saturday are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Parking is available. The Convention Center is air-conditioned. And, “good food” will be offered. In addition, all major credit cards will be accepted, Arion’s way of making it as convenient as possible for show visitors to purchase that one piece they’ve been searching for. Admission is $6/person, $5 with this article or an ad.

For more information, call Arion at (302) 542-3286 or during the show (only) at (302) 226-5456. Or, visit his Web site at www.theoriginalyorkantiquesshow.com

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