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If you love shopping for collectibles, you can take the first weekend after the holidays to come to the Historic Annapolis Antique Show. It is an established annual show scheduled this year for Saturday and Sunday, January 7 – 8, 2017. Collectors can also build in a tour of historic Annapolis, while spending a few days of relaxation in Maryland’s beautiful capital on the Chesapeake Bay.

Attracting over 30 established dealers and several hundred attendees from the Mid Atlantic region, this antiques and collectibles show will feature collectibles such as antique furniture, art, silver, prints, jewelry, paintings, china, porcelain, oriental rugs, clocks, jewelry and vintage glass. Be it skill or luck, visitors may discover a treasure among the thousands of quality items offered for sale by antiques dealers from all over the nations. All items for sale are guaranteed for authenticity.

Event Details

Date: January 7 – 8, 2017

Hours: Saturday – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Address: The Byzantium Event Center, 2747 Riva Road, Annapolis, MD 21401

Note: There will be refreshments for sale and lots of free parking available.

Admission: $10

Show Director: Dordy Fontinel

Main Email:   dordy@dfshows.com

Telephone: (434) 361‑1770

For More Information: Historic Annapolis Antiques Show

Antique Basics

For those who would like to learn more about antiques and collecting, the following may be helpful for beginners. The word antique is based on the Latin word antiquus, which means old or ancient. Typically, an antique is a collectible that is at least 100 years old.

According to Wikipedia, antiques are generally desirable due to their “age, beauty, rarity, condition, utility, personal emotional connection, and/or other unique features. It is an object that represents a previous era or time period in human society…Antiques are usually objects that show some degree of craftsmanship—or a certain attention to design, such as a desk or an early automobile. They are bought at antique shops, estate sales, auction houses, online auctions, and other venues, or estate inherited.”

An Inn Near the Antiques Show

The Byzantium is only six miles away, a 15-minute drive, from Gibson’s Lodgings, a historic inn located in downtown Annapolis. Call us to reserve your room at our toll free number 877-330-0057. We’ll be very happy to serve you and your family throughout the year.

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