Va. Beach Antique Show Press & Media Information

The latest press release for the Virginia Beach Antique Show can be found below. If needed here are PDF and MS Word versions. Also, we have many high-res images that we can furnish at your request.

We are able to give media interviews or provide interesting dealer biographies and contact information upon your request. And, as seasoned veterans of the craft and antique show industry, we are available for any interviews or industry insight regarding arts, crafts and/or antiques in the Mid-Atlantic region. Also, many of the exhibitors are local residents and are available for interviews or other articles of interest.

For Immediate Release
Contact: Steve Jahnke, Show Coordinator
Telephone: 757-417-7771 - FAX: 757-417-7772
E-Mail: info [at] emgshows [dot] com

Event: 46th Annual Virginia Beach Antiques Show

Dates: August 9-11, 2013

Times: Friday-Saturday 10am-6pm; Sunday Noon-5pm

Location: Virginia Beach Convention Center, 1000-19th St., Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(Directions: I-64 to I-264E; End of I-264 on the right)

Admission: $7 Adults; Children 12 & under Free (For $1 off discounts go to; Free parking and second day return

Producers: Events Management Group, Inc., P. O. Box 909, Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Media Contact: Steve Jahnke, Owner – Events Management Group, Inc. (757) 417-7771 or steve [at] emgshows [dot] com


VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – Events Management Group (EMG) will hold the 46th Virginia Beach Antiques Show at the Virginia Beach Convention Center, August 9-11, 2013. One of the oldest and most prestigious antique shows in the country, this popular summer event draws thousands of serious antique collectors, interior designers, and home decorators looking for a comprehensive selection of genuine, high-quality antiques.

Vintage Alley – New this year!

A special section dedicated to dealers of authentic vintage, architectural salvage, Mid-Century Modern or Danish Modern merchandise will be featured in our new Vintage Alley. In addition, a handful of reclaimed and assemblage artists working with mix media vintage findings who create functional artworks or home furnishings will be exhibiting in this area.

Appraisals (Sat. & Sun. Only) – New this year!

Todd Peenstra is a nationally known antiques and art appraiser out of Annapolis, MD. Todd will be on hand offering free appraisals, consultations, and advice on anything you might own. You can always bring an image of the piece in questions (for instance, if it is a piece of furniture too big for you to bring in person) It will be your own personal “scavenger hunt” through your personal possessions. Due to demand only 1 item per ticket holder please. You can arrange for Todd to evaluate more items if time permits.

Notable Collections

  • David Paulhaus of Fanto Antiques will be exhibiting and selling a military appointment letter signed by President Abraham Lincoln and EM Stanton, Secretary of War from 1864. This unique 24 x18 framed letter is printed on the original presidential velum paper and professionally framed and sealed in a beautiful archival presentation. Selling price $12,500.00.

  • Deborah Berube of Antiques to Mid-Century Modern, has an unique oil painting from William Lawrence Bottomley 1883-1951, who was a famous architect with 186 commissions, 40% of them located in Virginia, and eleven properties on the national historic register, 8 of them in Richmond. This painting dates about 1909 and is probably of St. Sevrin Paris. Few of his paintings are known to exist.

  • Maxine Wolfe Shapiro of Maxine Wolf Shapiro Fine Antiques has just acquired an unusual set of 1970 aluminum living room furniture from designer Russel Woodard. She also has several rare vintage Chanel bags, and a 1965 Pinshell table.

  • Meg Childers has located some very unusual Danish Modern pieces ranging from an unusual Cherner pretzel chair made by Plycraft, (which was featured on the cover of The Saturday Evening Post in 1961), a Dansk teak ice bucket by designer Jens Quistgaard, a set of Swedish horses, a Stig Lindberg faience leaf bowl and a fantastic pair of Rena Rosenthal candlesticks.

  • Be sure to see Vintage Studios by John Lane. John has been featured on Good Morning America for his "artistic recycling" and his wonderful ironwork tables and decorative pieces! John has an incredible talent for taking rusty architectural salvage pieces and turning them into beautiful home pieces that have graced the cover of magazines!

  • Mother and daughter team Dottie Martz and Carol Buck of Have Brush Will Travel have restored many old pieces like an 1880 sled, a 1936 fire screen, and a 1940 drum table and then added beautiful decorative painting to them!

  • Liea Spano of L&S Antiques and Collectibles has a wonderful collection of very large vintage wood corbels that have been salvaged from several Victorian houses.

 History and General Information

Established in 1967 as the Munderly Antiques Show, EMG’s Founder, Linda Shell, acquired this reputable event seventeen years ago and changed the name to the Virginia Beach Antiques Show. This show will feature 100 upscale dealers from across the United States and abroad.

Experienced and knowledgeable dealers will offer a diverse range of 18th through 20th century American, European, and Asian furniture, as well as finely-appointed decorative accessories in virtually every category.

Specific categories include extensive collections of period furniture, Art Deco, Mid-Century Modern, silver, jewelry, porcelains, rugs, art glass, vintage textiles, original fine art and ceramics. An excellent mix of nautical artifacts, historical prints, antique maps, lighting, bronze sculptures, majolica, primitives, Americana, and more will also be featured.


Events Management Group, Inc., promoter of this event, is a local, privately-owned and operated family business with two full-time employees. EMG has been producing successful consumer events in Hampton Roads and Northern Virginia for over 30 years.


Strict Standards

Show organizers command strict standards from jury-selected dealers by prohibiting the sale of reproductions, new collectibles and flea market items. Mrs. Shell says, “Our strict selection process makes it possible for us to deliver the best antiques experience for both the novice buyer and the advanced collector. Our attendees always expect true, authentic antiques when they visit the show, and we’re determined not to disappoint them.” Due to its far-reaching reputation as a first-class, profitable show within the antiques show industry, the show continues to attract prominent, higher-quality dealers from across the country.


For those antique heirlooms or other treasured items needing some serious TLC, the Virginia Beach Antiques Show will also feature restoration specialists.

  • Art Glass of Tidewater offering crystal and glass repair services, and Italian artistic restorer
  • Alessandro Emanuel of Hampton Restorations will offer furniture restoration services, as well as demonstrating old world french polishing technique.
  • Whimsical Visions of Virginia Beach, VA will offer antique frame restoration and repair services including new casting, scallop replacement and re-gilding. They also offer expert photograph, watercolor and pastel repair services. Show attendees may bring their individual pieces for evaluation and/or restoration.

Show hours are Friday and Saturday 10am-6pm and Sunday 12noon-5pm. Admission: Adults $7; children 12 and under free. Admission discounts are available through newspaper ads, postcards, flyers or at EMG’s website, Parking and second day return are free. For more information call 757-417-7771 or visit

Events Management Group, Inc., promoter of this event, is a local, privately-owned and operated family business with two full-time employees. EMG has been producing successful consumer events in Hampton Roads and Northern Virginia for 30 years.

For more information, contact Events Management Group at (757) 417-7771 or info [at] emgshows [dot] com

Please contact us with any requests for more press information, images or interviews.

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