AuctionBytes Blog
Covering auctions, collectibles and marketplace selling.

AuctionBytes Blog The AuctionBytes Blog has been giving a voice to online merchants since its launch in 2005. Named one of the world's top 30 blogs in 2008 by "Blogging Heroes." Weigh in with your thoughts on the joys and pitfalls of selling online.
Fri Sept 21 2012 12:04:11

Antiques Friday: WorthPoint Shares Tales from Brimfield Show

By: Julia Wilkinson

Sponsored Link

What is the Brimfield Antiques Show? Only one of the largest and best-known outdoor antique shows in the U.S. This year we're getting our Brimfield intel courtesy of Britni Zandbergen, Marketing Director at WorthPoint/GoAntiques.

Q: Can you tell those who don't know what the Brimfield Antiques show is and what it's all about?

A:  Brimfield is amazing – and HUGE! The Brimfield Antiques Show began in the 1950s and has grown to become one of the largest and best-known outdoor antique shows in country. The Brimfield show is massive, filled with thousands of dealers selling everything from swanky antiques to yard junk. Brimfield, Massachusetts is a charming and beautiful New England town that his home to approximately 3,000 residents. During the show however, the town’s population balloons to over 250,000 visitors and over 5,000 dealers!
     
Here is some more information: http://www.brimfieldshow.com/about_the_show.htm

Q: Do you have any stats as to how many folks or exhibitors attended, what sold, etc.?

A: I don’t have stats from the latest event – I do know it was popular for the area – with the rain and everything – check out #brimfield on twitter – pretty cool to see all the photos and finds from the event!

What were people wearing at Brimfield? Check out this fun blog post full of funky antiques show fashion: www.goodtwinbadtwin.com.

Q: Tell us a little about what GoAntiques/Worthpoint did at the show?
    
A: WorthPoint/GoAntiques did a lot at the show – we had a booth where we were handing out free shoppers bags. Along with that, we gave away 100 free two-week
WorthPoint accounts (and then an exclusive Brimfield discount coupon) to those that stopped by – we also gave away 100 30 day free trials of Marks and Library [the Internet’s largest database of searchable hallmarks and makers' marks] and a lot of 30 day free trials of GoAntiques.

Q: What was the most memorable thing that happened there for you?
    
A: Quote from Will: “The most memorable thing about the Brimfield show was to see how much fun we could have in the pouring rain! The Brimfield show is filled with wet, crazy and extremely happy people that are truly passionate about the antiques/collectible industry. It was refreshing. We also brought our WorthPoint van, and it was great to see how many people use and have heard of WorthPoint. We were getting honks from fans throughout the whole week. We had a great time at Brimfield and plan to attend next year as well!"

Q: Did you notice any particular trends in what was selling or what was hot?
    
A: Not that we could remember – just a lot of great finds. The Brimfield Show offers a diversified inventory of rare and unusual antiques and collectibles. It can be a gold mine for attendees who are equipped with the right resources.

--

Did you attend the Brimfield Antiques show, and if so what did you like best about it? What other antiques shows do you attend, if any, and which are your favorite and why? Post a comment here!
 




Comments (2) | Permalink

Readers Comments

Antiques Friday: WorthPoint  Shares Tales from Brimfield Show   Antiques Friday: WorthPoint Shares Tales from Brimfield Show

by: blaumann This user has validated their user name.

Mon Sep 24 00:12:25 2012

It rains there every year. Mud, high water, tough to get a room. Supposed to be great stuff to buy, too much like boot camp for me.

Antiques Friday: WorthPoint  Shares Tales from Brimfield Show   Antiques Friday: WorthPoint Shares Tales from Brimfield Show

by: Sierra This user has validated their user name.

Thu Sep 27 19:47:59 2012

Brimfield is one of the shows I've always wanted to go to. Round Top is another. Maybe someday!



Login is required to post comments.
To sign in to leave a comment using your AB Verify User Name, fill in the form below. If you have not yet signed up for AB Verify, or if you'd like more information, go to the Registration Page
.

Login for AB Verify
Be sure and use your email address and password to log in.

 
Email:
Password:
 
 Forgot Your Password?
 Even though you are signed in with the AuctionBytes Blog, you will have to sign in to the EcommerceBytes blog. But you can sign in with your existing AB Verify info.