BY BARRY SKELLY
HERE WE ARE AGAIN, I can’t believe a year has passed. It’s time for our 30th year show.
Tuesday & Wednesday, we are setting up the 802 tables and making sure everything was in its correct place. Thursday & Friday were spent with our family and enjoying our Thanksgiving dinner (ate too much). Saturday morning came too soon, however the weather was great, much warmer then last year. Spent Saturday putting finishing touches on putting all the signs up and getting ready to let dealers in at 5:00 p.m.
Setup is 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Saturday night, and 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. on Sunday morning. About 85% of dealers setup on Saturday night. There was a whole lot of setting up-buying-and selling, and lots of talking among dealers and early buyers. What a variety of merchandise—vintage toys, dolls, action figures, Hot Wheels, pressed steel and everything else you can think of. 9:00 p.m. came fast, time to try and get some rest.
Sunday morning came quick, clear and warm, just perfect, a great morning to let the balance of dealers in and the 132 early buyers.