New faces at art and antiques businesses as online platform 2Covet expands

By Laura Chesters

The online selling platform for dealers has expanded during the coronavirus pandemic and has grown its team to 13.

Founded in 2019 by dealers Steve Sly and Charles Wallrock (pictured) and marketing specialist Zara Rowe, the firm has also taken over the running The Chelsea Antiques Fair.

Fair director Sophie Wood (previously at LAPADA) joined in March and other recruits are Steven Beacham and Xenia Berry in sales and accounts; in the development team Scott Howell, Tom Garratt and Saul Gooding; in marketing Molly McNeaney and Hannah Finlay; and Frances Bell as content creator and graphic designer and Jenna Waterfield in social media.

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Head to Zoar for antiquing adventures: Yenke Peddler antiques

By Brenda Yenke

CLEVELAND, Ohio — It just so happens that with the return of many antiquing adventures, the Zoar Harvest Fest will span July and August. Yes, that’s right: Saturday, July 31, marks the first day of the celebration, running from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Then, the fun will continue from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 1.

This is a great opportunity to view the classic Antique Tent, showcasing over 60 excellent dealers who concentrate on the ideals of Americana. The harvest theme has roots in commemorating the end of the wheat harvest. Now, we gather to honor our shows, dealers and shoppers!

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Important Collection of Vintage Steuben Glass Available at Akiba Antiques

By Auction Daily

NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, July 13, 2021 / — This month, leading regional auction house Akiba Antiques will bring one of the world’s largest and rarest collections of Steuben glass items to auction for the first time. The sale will begin at 12:00 PM EDT on July 29th, 2021. Interested bidders can participate online on LiveAuctioneers, Bidsquare, or Invaluable.

The upcoming sale will feature the Steuben glass collection of Alan and Susan Shovers. The couple built their enormous collection over nearly two decades, eventually acquiring more than 400 pieces. It took “luck, timing, and their relationships with dealers and collectors willing to part w

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The Red Barn trades antiques for firearms after pandemic

By James D. Wolf Jr. Staff Reporter

The COVID-19 pandemic was a big influence on Jason Kite’s The Red Barn Firearms when it opened Dec. 21.

Before that, he, and his wife, Heather Kite, ran the antique store The Red Barn in Anoka since 2017, in the same building at 2936 U.S. 35 by their home.

COVID killed that business, he said.

“Auctions closed, and that’s where I got all my stuff,” he said.

However, he’d been selling guns at gun shows since 2018.

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Rust & Restored opens in Chambersburg

By John Irwin

“It is an extension of our home,” said Jerri Martin, who owns the business along with her husband, Dustin. “We got married very young and I was trying to furnish our home on a budget but still make it warm and inviting,” Jerri said.

“I’ve always been creative and would find old pieces of furniture and would re-paint and repurpose them. That’s actually where I found inspiration for the name in our faith. We are all a little rusty and broken, and when we find Jesus we are given a new purpose and restored.”

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Antique Show and Sale returns to Canandaigua Saturday


CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. — ​The Canandaigua Summer Antique Show makes its return Saturday to the Canandaigua Civic Center, and dealers have lots of antiques to sell after a year of little to no sales due to the pandemic.

Sixty-four dealers from New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Kentucky are busy unpacking and setting up their finest pieces for the sale that include 18th Century Americana, ceramics, Native American, jewelry, carpets, books, maps, toys, vintage clothing and art.

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Brimfield Antique Fair opens first time since pandemic began

By Katrina Kincade

BRIMFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Hundreds of antique dealers are back for a scaled-down version of the Brimfield Antique Fair this year. Over 300 antique dealers on 22 acres of land, to be exact.

“I want to see people recycle things and carry them on so our children will have an idea of what went on in the past,” 50 year antique dealer, Paul Young told 22News.

It’s a smaller Brimfield Antique Fair at just Brimfield Auction Acres for the May show, but other than the mandatory masks and eating in designated seated areas, it looked like a normal year.

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Jay Leno, Carla Hall, Nancy Kerrigan get educated on ‘Antiques Roadshow’ celebrity edition

By Mark Kennedy

Chef, cookbook author and TV host Carla Hall has always wondered about an antique wooden highchair her family has long cherished.

What is its history? How much is it worth?

She finally got answers when PBS’ “Antiques Roadshow” visited her Washington, D.C., home. It turns out that the highchair is not hand carved and dates to between 1880-1920. It’s worth only about $100.

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Most Antiques Week In New Hampshire Shows Will Go Ahead As Live Events In August

By W.A. Demers

NEW HAMPSHIRE — With the general reopening that is occurring across the United States in response to Covid-19 vaccination progress, there is also some good news for show managers, dealers and collectors who were concerned that state regulations would adversely affect plans for the August 8-14 Antiques Week in New Hampshire. With one exception, the shows will go on as live, in-person events, although fully adhering to state and local guidelines regarding crowd-size limits, mask-wearing and other safety measures.

In March, queried as to whether the Antiques in Manchester show, more familiarly known as the “Collector’s Fair,” would occur, show manager Karen DiSaia said that one way or another her show would go forward. Contacted for an update, she replied, “Antiques in Manchester: The Collectors Fair” has committed to reopening at its usual home at Saint Anselm College. I’ve never had a faster response from dealers than when I sent that email asking them to confirm their participation,” she told Antiques and The Arts Weekly. “Most all of them have confirmed.” DiSaia noted the fair, set for August 11-12, will look similar to years past as the show’s aisles were already appropriately spaced. She said the event will follow all safety regulations required.

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