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The Antiques Dealers’ Association of America's innovative online antiques shows are entering their second year of success, and the organization has expanded their online show campaign to include three mid-week events in 2015: April 28-30, September 8-10, and December 1-3.

The shows have proven popular among collectors, with many of the participating dealers reporting strong sales to new customers. The architects of the online show concept have carved out a niche by addressing many of the issues that can prove problematic with brick-and-mortar shows as well as difficulties with buying antiques elsewhere online. There are no long opening lines, no long commutes or overnight stays, and like the U.S. Postal Service, antiques dealers hoping to close a sale answer their phones rain, sleet, or snow. Every object is sold with the guarantee of authenticity, and every listing includes photographs, price, measurements, origin, date, and description.

Being first in line requires nothing more than visiting at the opening of the show. When the link goes live, the show is open. It can be accessed from any computer, tablet, or smartphone. Buying is as easy as sending an e-mail or making a phone call. There are no third parties, no need to register to view pricing, no doubt about the type of seller you’re engaging. Every exhibitor is a member of the ADA, which was established in 1984 with the objective of making the business of buying and selling antiques more professional. Members are recommended by a committee of peers, and sign an agreement to abide by strict bylaws.

The dates for the three 2015 ADA Online Antiques Shows have been strategically spaced throughout the year to offer collectors the opportunity to shop from some of the best dealers in the country in between major on-site events. Our participating dealers also fill the rosters of some of the most highly anticipated shows of the year, like New York’s Winter Antiques Show, the Delaware Antiques Show, and the San Francisco Fall Antiques Show.

Objects offered at the ADA’s previous online shows have ranged in price from under two hundred dollars to tens of thousands and items at both ends of the spectrum have regularly sold. The online show platform has filled a void in the antiques e-commerce landscape. It’s exciting, fun, easy, and the art and antiques are guaranteed.

For more information about the shows, please visit or contact ADA Executive Director, Judith Livingston Loto at 603-942-6498.

The Antiques Dealers’ Association of America, Inc. (ADA) was established in May 1984 as a non-profit trade association. Its major objective is to make more professional the business of buying and selling antiques. This year, the association celebrates thirty-one years of excellence in the antiques trade.

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On Tuesday, April 1, at 10AM, the Antiques Dealers’ Association of America (ADA) will launch its inaugural online antiques show. This innovative show model allows collectors around the world to browse offerings on their computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone. The digital marketplace will open to participating dealers and patrons at the same time, providing all interested buyers with an equal chance to acquire the show’s most sought after objects.

The ADA’s online show will run around the clock until Thursday, April 3, at 10PM. This unprecedented accessibility allows buyers to visit the show on their own time, despite busy schedules, unpredictable weather or location. A variety of dealers will be offering American antiques and fine art, folk art, Americana, Native American art, and decorative objects. Prices will be clearly listed on the website and each item will be sold with a guarantee of authenticity.

Judith Livingston Loto, the president of the Antiques Dealers’ Association, said, "The ADA is thrilled to bring online antiques shows to the realm of art and antiques. The world of e-commerce has been growing and, while the ADA and others in the field will continue to offer quality material at traditional shows,  with this online buying opportunity we are providing collectors with the means to conveniently shop from home from the same dealers they'd see at a show. All prices will be stated up front and there is no pre-buying."

The Antiques Dealers’ Association of America was established in 1984 as a non-profit trade association. Its main objective is to enhance the professionalism surrounding the business of buying and selling antiques. Each of the ADA’s members are committed to integrity, honesty, and ethical conduct in the antiques trade. To be accepted to the ADA, a dealer must have at least four years of experience in the antiques business, must be recommended by a committee of peers, and is required to sign an agreement promising to abide by the ADA’s bylaws.

To visit the ADA’s online antiques show when it opens on April 1, click here.

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