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Highlights: 2006 Baltimore Summer Antiques Show
Highlights: 2006 Baltimore Summer Antiques Show

August 31 - September 3, 2006

Highlights: 2006 Baltimore Summer Antiques Show
Booth of TK Asian Antiquities.

Record breaking crowds and high paced sales set the scene for the 26th annual Baltimore Summer Antiques Show. Held from Thursday, August 31 through Sunday, September 3, at the Baltimore Convention Center, over 500 exhibitors from around the world came together to showcase an eclectic collection of fine art, jewelry, silver, porcelain, decorative accessories, furniture, glass, textiles and other pieces ranging from the antiquities through the 20th century.

"This year's show attracted thousands of new collectors, dealers, and interior designers from the major metropolitan areas of Baltimore, Washington, DC, Virginia, and Pennsylvania," said Kevin Anderson of Anderson Galleries. A plethora of noteworthy sales contributed to the show's success and significance. Nicolaus Boston of Nicolaus Boston Antiques added, "This was a fabulous show. We sold to many new as well as old customers."

Under the recent ownership of the Palm Beach Show Group, positive changes were well received. This was reflected by the approximately 30,000 attendees who enjoyed the addition of a fourth day, a full-service restaurant, and the extensive number of high-end exhibitors. Kris Charamonde, co-owner and show manager of the Palm Beach Group, expressed his interest and long term plans to increase the show's size, quality, and reputation over the coming years. Bill Rau of MS Rau Antiques, a first time exhibitor, enjoyed substantial sales both during and after the show. He said, "We sold a wonderful diamond ring for six figures and will definitely be back next year."

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