Show Notes: Hear his journey of starting out with a $70 broken Shaker rocker in the 1970s, to the top end of folk art as well as his Connecticut contemporary art gallery. Listen in for the insight of Fred Giampietro, a key player in the antique and fine art world. Visit: fredgiampietro.com
David Schorsch discusses his early age of collecting and learning. While most kids were reading comic books, this childhood antique prodigy coveted new issues of The Magazine Antiques. David gets into details on what makes something a special piece, whether formal, folk or country. He also talks about some of the finer pieces he has handled over the years. David, along with financial partner Eileen Smiles have beautiful selection available at their Woodbury Connecticut shop and are one of the select dealers at the New York Winter Antiques Show. Check out their website: americanantiqueart.com
Martin chats with a young & fun American folk art dealer who began collecting at age five! Listen in as Kate talks about getting her generation active in the antiques world, the struggles they face and her part in keeping collecting alive.
Make sure you visit: mankoamericanfolkart.com
Martin interviews Russ Goldberger about his road to success and how he has utilized the power of the internet to promote antiques. Listen in as they talk about decoys, folk art, objects with original painted surfaces and how to market them in today’s business climate.