Show manager Melvin Arion makes sure that history is authentic, adding that his years as an exhibitor and dealer enable him to find others who deal with integrity.
When he took over the show in 1996, he solicited dealers; now they seek him out, he said.
"He expects perfection, and he has his dealers bring in quality things," said Arion's sister, Faye Bush-Tostevin.
Here are some of the more unusual finds at Sunday's show at the York Expo Center:
Chalk pig, circa mid- to late 1800s , by Greg K. Kramer & Co., of Robesonia, Pa. Price: $1,950.
The hollow pig -- which also looks a bit like a cat, or maybe a badger -- was from a mold, said Eric Kramer, who helps his father with the business.
Most hollow pigs were used as piggy banks. When it was filled up with money, the owner would just smash the pig. But this one does not have a hole in the top, Kramer said.
"Other than decorative, it really doesn't have a purpose," he said.
Bagatelle game, circa 1820-1890 , by Fred and Jane McClafferty, of Bloomfield, Conn. Price: $795.
The game, played similarly to billiards, has its origins in France -- named after the Chateau de Bagatelle, a castle in Paris -- and later made its way to England, then to the U.S.
"People, by and large, like the idea of it," Fred McClafferty said. "I don't know how often they play it -- it's a conversation piece, basically.
Tom Brown of Antiques & Art holds a lock of hair from the original owner of a piece of antique furniture that made its way from Vermont to Ohio. The hair and the blueprint of the property where the furniture came from were among items
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People came to see a great show and they were not disappointed. Kay Puchstein, nationally known show promoter of over 350 antique shows stated, “I have never had so many positive comments from everyone at any show I have ever been involved with.
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