The 20th annual Delaware Coast Antiques Show & Sale is scheduled for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 7, 8, and 9 at the Convention Center at 229 Rehoboth Avenue in Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971. This popular seaside resort and year-round community is situated about half way between Washington, DC and New York City.
The well-attended event will feature 35 selected exhibitors offering an impressive range of 18th and 19th century American and English period and country furniture and accessories, including fine early china, pottery and glassware, stoneware, Oriental carpets, Chinese export porcelain, quilts and other textiles, English accessories such as tea caddies, fireplace equipment, estate jewelry, and vintage poster art, among much more.
According to show manager, Melvin L. Arion, this event has a solid reputation as a “collector and dealer show”, meaning both visiting collectors and antiques dealers can find reasonably priced merchandise.
In addition, staging the event the weekend after Labor Day means the summer crowds and heavy traffic are gone, but the warm days and evenings remain, making it an ideal time to plan a weekend “getaway” to Rehoboth, particularly if you love antiques!
This year, there will be seven new exhibitors: from VA, TOBY CHITTUM of CHARLEY HORSE ANTIQUES, Partlow and JANET CAROON of UPPITY MERMAID ANTIQUES, Norfolk, from MD, JUDITH LESSER of ANTIQUES FROM HOME, Bethesda and DARK HORSE ANTIQUES, Annapolis, G. A. CIRILLO from Lebanon, NJ, ROLAND FORSTER of Rehoboth Beach, DE and ADORN JEWELRY from Lewes, DE.
Show hours both Friday and Saturday are 10 A.M. to 6 P.M., Sunday 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 $8/person, $7 with this article or an ad. For more information, call Arion at (302) 542-3286or www.theoriginalyorkantiquesshow.com.