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Norman Schaut, 77, who ...
Norman Schaut, 77, who launched Atlantique in 1986 and sold it after its 25th staging in 2001, will hold the fair at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Pennsylvania, on October 9-10.
In an attempt to introduce some levity to the collecting scene, it will be called Fun Fair with the subtitle The Happiest Show on Earth.
said that within six weeks of announcing Fun Fair in January, he
received requests for space from 37 states plus dealers in Canada, England, Germany, Austria, France, the Netherlands, and Japan.
has room for 586 dealers in Oaks and, with booth rents (ranging from $175 to $1180) roughly half of those charged at Atlantic City where union fees increase costs, he
is already 90 per cent full.
Ocean City NJ
OCEAN CITY, N.J. --- During times when charities need it the most, Norman and JoAnne Schaut of the Jersey Shore Artisans Guild are doing more than their part.
recalls the tight economic times of the 1930s.
was a child at the time and the country was emerging from the Great Depression.
"We all looked after each other," he
"I remember my parents helping our neighbors with food and money when they ran short.
I learned then to be thankful for what we had and the importance of helping those less fortunate."
Norman Schaut is the founder of Atlantique City, the largest indoor art, antique and collectibles convention in the world.
The future of this business is the megafair , says Norman Schaut , producer of Atlantique City , billed as the largest indoor antiques and collectibles fair in the world..
The show , held twice a year in Atlantic City's cavernous Boardwalk Convention Hall , opens Saturday with 1 , 627 booths and is expected to generate 14 , 000 hotel-room nights during the weekend.
The show is so big that Schaut
is installing computers at the entrance to help shoppers find things.Schaut
is bullish because his
business is booming , but the antiques trade is an industry in transition.
A serious collector will fly or drive an inordinate distance to an enormous ( show ) because he
can find the missing piece for his
collection , says Schaut
, who says an estimated 65 million people live within driving distance of Atlantic City.
How many collectors are there.
Atlantique City was founded by Norman Schaut in 1986.Each show fills the Atlantic City, N.J., Convention Center, some 10 1/2 acres in size, with thousands of antiques and collectibles enthusiasts and dealers from across the United States and around the world.Schaut
, now of Ocean City, N.J., is a former New York advertising agency executive best known for the "Don't Squeeze the Charmin" campaign.
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If you're looking for quality crafts, find a show produced by JoAnne and Norman Schaut of the Jersey Shore Artisans Guild.Norman is the founder of Atlantique City, the largest indoor art, antique and collectibles show in the world.Five years ago, he moved on to produce other events, including two acclaimed annual charitable shows in Ocean City.