Antiques In Manchester: The Collector’s Fair Makes Record Gate In Eighth Edition

MANCHESTER, N.H. – If there was an oft repeated buzz word among the dealer reviews for the eighth edition of Karen DiSaia’s Antiques in Manchester: The Collector’s Fair, it revolved around the “energy.”

Sam Herrup: “I thought the show went very well; there was very good energy.”

Jeff Tillou: “I thought it had a more upbeat vibe than in year’s past.”

Scott Ferris: “There was quite an energetic crowd, and I was glad I had an assistant.”

Grace Snyder: “It was very positive. I thought there was a lot of energy… the crowd was excellent – bigger than I remember it.”

The waves of attendees that came through the doors of the Sullivan Arena on the campus of St Anselm College set a record gate for the show, clocking in at 650 collectors in the opening rush and growing to more than 900 throughout opening day August 7.

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