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Antiques PR Publicity Announcements News and Information

Discount Admission to Antiques in Charlottesville Announced for UVA Students

University of Virginia students will be able to attend Antiques in Charlottesville, January 22-24, 2010, for half price, show promoters Melrose & Duddy announced this week. In addition, employees of local historical attractions including Monticello, Ash Lawn-Highland and others will also be eligible for half-price admission.

Dealers from at least twelve states will be converging at the Holiday Inn University Area for the premiere event.

Melrose & Duddy“We see it as important to bring the younger generations to develop an appreciation for antiques and fine art,” says Jay Melrose, founding partner of Melrose & Duddy, Professional Antique Show Promoters. “We’re very fortunate to be able to bring this group of distinguished dealers to Charlottesville and want to make special efforts to bring students in to see the exhibits.”

During the three days, exhibitors will be offering an array of antiques from period furniture to silver, rugs and jewelry in walled room settings. Hours for the event are Friday 1 p.m. until 8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is $8, or $4 with a University of Virginia student id. The University Area Holiday Inn is centrally located at 1901 Emmet Street.

Jay Melrose, of Poland, Ohio, began selling antiques at shows in the mid 1980’s and, armed with that experience, has worked to rethink the formula of antiques show promotion. Today Melrose & Duddy shows feature an exciting array of knowledgeable dealers who are engaging generations of new buyers.

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