Published: July 8, 2015
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NEWTOWN, CONN. — Saturday, June 27, turned out to be a spoiler for the second annual Newtown Antiques Market, staged on the grounds of the Fairfield Hills Campus. “Rain threatened during a good part of the morning and early afternoon, and we finally closed the show early at 3:30 pm due to rain,” Frank Gaglio, manager and owner of Barn Star Productions said. The market is a benefit for the Newtown Historical Society.
This year 32 dealers showed up for the market, less than half the number of last year, and the attendance was about 400 people, again a decline from last June. However, those dealers present put on a nice show, offering lots of jewelry, some furniture, Americana and many primitives. Several of the exhibitors mentioned that there were some good sales, but as usual, it was spotty.
Show manager and Barn Star owner Frank Gaglio with Lynn Webb, his assistant. —Bee Photos, R. Scudder Smith
The show fit nicely into the area in front and to the side of Shelton House, with plenty of free parking, refreshments and a chance to buy a raffle ticket from the Lions Club for a 1966 light yellow Mustang convertible that will be drawn in October. However, due to the small number of exhibitors and the declining gate, Frank Gaglio mentioned that “major consideration has to be given when it comes to planning another show for next year.”
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