"Something New About Something Old"
And what do I do with my stuff?
Keynote Speaker: SCOTT SIMMONS, Editor of Florida Weekly
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33408
Event Contact: 561.401.3967
Journalist, Antiques Expert
Journalist and antiques expert Scott Simmons talks about general trends in antiques and collectibles and offers insights into why your kids and grandkids don’t want your treasures. Part of it has to do with prevailing market trends and part of it has to do with the fact that you live in Florida, where the lifestyle is very different from the rest of the country. People simply aren’t as formal here, when it comes to pulling out the good china, silver and crystal.
Another reality: The first of the Baby Boomers turns 70 this year. That’s an age when people start downsizing. There’s about to be a flood of antiques and collectibles, such as Hummels. Scott offers tips in celebrating and enjoying your treasures, and offers suggestions for getting the next generation to appreciate some of these things. He also suggests ways to ease the pain of parting with these things and ways to find new homes for them.
Scott Simmons has been fascinated with history and antiques since he visited his first antiques show in the 1970s. Throughout his childhood, his mother took him to shops, shows and flea markets across Florida and Georgia and into the Midwest.
For 30 years, his day job has been newspapering, with a career path that has taken him to The Boca Raton News, The Palm Beach Post and, now, Florida Weekly’s Palm Beach County editions. That love of antiques inspired him to write his Look What We Found column, which ran in The Post for 15 years. The column, now called Look What I Found, runs in tandem with his well-regarded Collector’s Corner column in all of Florida Weekly’s editions on both coasts. He also deals in antiques as a hobby and to pay for his collecting.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO HAVE YOUR TREASURES ASSESSED BY SCOTT?
Scott will be happy to assess treasures, but asks that attendees limit themselves to one item. Please note that most fine jewelry and Asian antiques are very specialized and require a skill set that is not available in the timeframe we have at the Clicking In forum.
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