Newcomers Will Discover Antiques’ Allure at the Historic Annapolis Antiques Show

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Three-day show is the perfect first-timer’s gateway to the world of fine antiques.

This is a chance to find out if you have hidden wealth.

An enchanting excursion awaits newcomers to antiques at the Historic Annapolis Antiques Show, January 15-17 at the Medford National Guard Armory in Annapolis, MD.

Celebrating its 40th consecutive year, the show brings together more than 30 distinguished dealers offering for sale more than 5,000 examples of antiques and fine art from five centuries.

Visitors will find furniture, jewelry, paintings, prints, glass, ceramics, lamps, textiles, rugs, silver, clocks, books, maps, religious icons, folk art and maritime antiques. Every item is backed by a guarantee of authenticity.

“The show is the perfect first-timer’s gateway to the world of fine antiques,” says Bob James, president of Armacost Antiques Shows. “Our goal is to provide a relaxed and friendly learning opportunity for the would-be collector or homeowner who’s new to antiques as a choice for decorating.”

Visitors to the show can also receive free verbal appraisals of their treasures by Annapolis-based antiques expert and professional appraiser Todd Peenstra.

“Todd has worked with collectors the world over and brings extraordinary knowledge and insight to antiques appraising,” says James. “This is a chance to find out if you have hidden wealth.”

Dealers participating in the show include Anna’s Antiques, Bluffton, SC; At the Sign of the Sycamore, Sewickley, PA; Baldwin House Antiques, Strasburg, PA; Brill's Antiques, Newport News, VA; Church Hill Antiques, Pikesville, MD; Dawson Gallery, Annapolis, MD; The Dongan Collection, Bronxville, NY: Drusilla’s Books, Baltimore, MD; Janet K. Fanto Antiques & Rare Books, Easton, MD; J&M Antiques, East Amherst, NY; Made in Russia, Palm Beach, FL; Mahjonng, Alexandria, VA; Manlove’s Choice Antiques, Greenwood, DE; Neverbird Antiques, Surry, VA; Nicoll Fine Art & Antiques, Newcastle, ME; Patricia Oakes Antiques, Silver Spring, MD; Peenstra Antiques Appraisals, Annapolis, MD; Howard Price Fine Art, Lake Worth, FL; Robert M. Quilter Fine Arts, Baltimore, MD; Shaeffer’s Antiques, Glyndon, MD; Shaia of Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA; Josephine Hart Thrasher, Alexandria, VA; and Lynne T. Ward Antiques Prints, Rowayton, CT.

Hours of the show are Friday, January 15, 11 am-5 pm; Saturday, January 16, 11 am-6 pm; and Sunday, January 17, 12 noon-5 pm.

Admission tickets can be purchased at the door for $15 each or for $12 each at

The show is located at Medford National Guard Armory at 18 Willow Street. Free parking is available.

Proceeds from the show help fund efforts by the Historic Annapolis Foundation to preserve historic buildings in Annapolis and conduct educational events that celebrate the city's rich heritage.

Separate tickets are required for the preview party, January 14, 6 pm-9 pm, and for all other special events. More information is available at 410-267-8146.

About Armacost Antiques Shows:
Armacost Antiques Shows lets people of all ages discover the simple pleasure of owning fine antiques. Visitors to our shows can shop, look and learn in friendly surroundings, knowing they can buy with a guarantee of authenticity. All shows benefit nonprofits, including museums, churches, social service agencies and preservation groups. The nonprofit sponsors help generate enthusiasm for antiques while delivering much-needed financial support for their institutions and communities. Information is available at


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