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Show Notes: In Texas, Martin talks to Arkansas longtime artwork picker Dale Blackwelder who gives good tips for the novice collector. He further discusses some great finds and how he survives without the use of computers.

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photos by Kate Manko

The year is 2012, the Large Hadron Collider is trying to separate the tiniest of particles, the Kepler Mission is finding all kinds of planets in other solar systems, and the antique market is colliding with social media.

In my attempt to be an antique geek, I am now sitting in the VIP tent at the Brimfield Tweet up. It  is nicely decorated and I dare say the fanciest tent on the grounds. I am looking around and realize I am the only male in the tent of around a dozen or so 20-30-something year old females. Most of which look like they are in the throws of writing something. It actually warms my heart to see young people typing away here at Brimfield. I mean who would have thunk? Even if they are not really interested in antiques, they are writing to what I would assume would be a young audience who may find out about this fun event.

My feet are tired and my brain hurts as I just walked what I would guess would be half the show. It is an upbeat event and I saw camera crews everywhere as they are filming PBS Market Wars. My search has been unsuccessful so far to find something that I can’t live without, but I will remain optimistic.

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Part one of two, Martin interviews dealers at The Original Miami Beach Antique Show (largest indoor antique show in the world). This episode’s dealers are:  Marco Astrologo of Branded Luxury Unlimited (Louis Vuitton); Phil Larke on O.S.A.R. Antiques on Amphora art pottery, and Peter Rudolph of McClees Gallery on fine art. Tune in to part II on: Galle glass, Picasso pottery and Georg Jensen silver.

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Branded Luxury Unlimited: brandedluxuryunlimited.com

Send an email to Phil Larke on Amphora

McClees Gallery: mccleesgalleries.com

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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

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