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9th Annual JUNE FESTIVAL OF ANTIQUES
Mullica Hill, NJ- The 9th annual June Festival of Antiques was presented by The Yellow Garage Antiques and held at the Gloucester County 4-H Fairgrounds on June 13th. Fair skies and warm weather greeted 66 dealers and just under 1000 patrons. Dealers rolled into the fairgrounds at 7 a.m. and filled three open air pavilions and the outdoor spaces along the walkway between the buildings.
The show opened at 10 a.m., an hour later than in previous years. “The Saturday crowd in Mullica Hill is usually late, so we delayed the start” stated Steve Lipman, who co-promotes the festival with his wife Tracy Dodge. “It definitely worked. There was quite a rush at the opening, and it continued throughout the day. It was one of our best shows to date in terms of sales. The majority of the dealers were pleased.”
The Yellow Garage Antiques, who has sponsored the show since its re-birth in 2006, had several of the Main St. shop dealers set-up at the show. Richard Worth of R.M. Worth Co. of Chadds Ford, Pa. said he had a good show selling several period miniature chests of drawers and a 19th C. glass domed cheese keeper. Oley, Pennsylvania dealer Gene Bertolet, another Yellow Garage vendor said he bought and sold well. Louise Sleeter of Louise’s Little Ladies, Woodstown, NJ displayed her dolls and toys. She made several sales in the category and made a few new contacts as well. County dealers Todd Kibler of Country Antiques Two, Mullica Hill, NJ and Michael Lauer, Media, PA had extensive inventories of decorated stoneware, quilts, furniture and Americana. Lauer made several decoy sales during the show and also had follow-up sales. Sam and Brenda Priem of Time Traveler Antiques, Bridgeton, NJ said they had their best show to date. Other Yellow Garage dealers included Anthony Puca of Mickleton, NJ; June Tannenbaum of Mt. Laurel, NJ; Doug and Cindy Robinson of Lower Gwynedd, PA; Hugh Allen Luck of Wenonah, NJ; Jeff and Bobbie Britton of Chadds Ford, PA and Tom and Brenda Boytim of Moorestown, NJ.
Eastern Shore Maryland is always well represented at the June Festival. Easton dealer Don Osburn has done the show every year and he said this year was his best. Paul Thien and Douglas Warriner of Firehouse Antiques, Galena, MD and Nancy Holleny of Denton, MD were set-up with great Americana, textiles and architectural elements. And first-timers Nancy Wolf of Tandem Antiques, Easton, MD had an extensive display of furniture, glass and artwork.
Stephan Boyer of Finish Line Collectibles, Campbelltown, PA offered a great selection of folk art and signs, while Craig White of Wilkes Barre, PA had some high quality furniture, stoneware and weathervanes. Among his sales was a rare wooden handled Pennsylvania rye basket, some blue spongeware, and an awesome larger than life paint decorated frog. Olivia Garay of Lebanon, NJ had a wonderful display of estate jewelry and sold well. William Thomas of Abingdon, MD held down a larger space with cohort Glenn Freeman of Middle River, MD. They displayed lots of good glass and pottery.
Many show attendees took advantage of the Yellow Garage 15% discount coupons that were given at the gate. The shop, which is in the Mullica Hill Historic District only a mile away, reported heavy traffic and excellent sales.
The June Festival of Antiques is held once a year on the second Saturday in June and benefits The Harrison Township Historical Committee.
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Prior Festival Write-ups HERE