Thursday, August 10, 2017

BRIMFIELD SEPTEMBER 2017 - WE WILL BE THERE ALL WEEK LONG!

We can now confirm that Lovequist Antiques will be in Brimfield this September! We were considering only doing the weekend, but since we were able to get our usual SPACE 36 in Hertan's Field next month, we've decided that we will be doing the whole week! Find us in the FRONT ROW of Hertan's Field, just steps off Route 20, from Wednesday September 6th at NOON right through Sunday September 10th!

Sunday, July 23, 2017

A FUN SUNDAY IN HOLLIS

Despite perfect weather in the 70's, there weren't as many dealers as usual at the Hollis Flea Market today, nor were there as many shoppers, but the low turnout did not prevent us from garnering our BEST Hollis results EVER on Sunday! Among our sales were quite a bit of advertising and street signs (no surprise there), a number of old wood and metal milk crates and boxes, an old building plaque, a few pieces of glass, and even an antique box of NOS razor blade packages. We're not sure whether we'll be doing another flea market before Brimfield, and we're also not set on what days we'll be in Brimfield this September, so keep an eye on this page for the very latest.

Monday, July 17, 2017

WE'LL BE AT THE HOLLIS FLEA MARKET THIS SUNDAY!!

We are planning to set up at the Hollis Flea Market this coming Sunday, July 23rd! Find us starting around 5:30am along the tree line in the middle of the field. We will have tons of fresh advertising pieces along with all sorts of other goodies. As always, if there is any chance of rain, we won't go, so check the forecast first!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

WE ARE ALWAYS BUYING ANTIQUES!!

Just a reminder that we are ALWAYS buying antiques and collectables, and especially items in the following categories :

 - Milk Glass
 - Advertising - signs, tins, packaging, wood and metal crates, and pretty much anything else!
 - World War I and World War II posters and ephemera, and other war-related items.
 - Tole ware, especially trays and containers.
 - Mirrors of any size
 - Mid-century decorative items, small furniture pieces, anything old and made of wood.
 - Portable sewing machines and sewing boxes
 - Typewriters, preferably in working condition and from the first half of the 20th century.
 - Certified sports memorabilia

If you have these types of items for sale, please do not hesitate to contact us via email at LovequistAntiques (at) outlook (dot) com, or you can also send us a direct message on our Facebook page. Also, if you are looking to liquidate an entire estate or a large quantity of items, we work with other companies that specialize in just that and can give you recommendations.

Monday, June 5, 2017

A HOLLIS RECAP

We got good weather for the Hollis Flea Market this past Sunday, and despite a lighter-than-normal turnout, ended up having pretty good results, as we sold several nice advertising pieces, along with a little bit of everything else. We're got a really busy June on tap, with Red Sox games and concerts and such on our schedule several weeks in a row, so our next flea market appearance will likely be at Todd Farm sometime in late July or early August. We are not yet sure if we will be setting up for the entire Brimfield week in September, and may choose to just be there on the weekend, followed by a late September or early October return to Hollis to close out the season - keep checking back for the latest!

Friday, June 2, 2017

WE'LL BE AT THE HOLLIS FLEA MARKET THIS SUNDAY!!

We'll be setting up at the Hollis Flea Market this Sunday June 4th! Find us along the tree line in the center of the field starting around 5:30am! We'll be bringing advertising, some milk glass, and whatever else we can fit in our cars! The weather is expected to be fine until late in the day, so as long as the rain holds off until then, we'll be there. Hope to see you Sunday!

Saturday, May 13, 2017

BRIMFIELD MAY 2017 - DAY FOUR

We got to Brimfield bright and early on Saturday to discover that the shoppers had decided to sleep in a bit, but by mid-morning, the parking lots and fields were filling up quickly. We got extremely lucky that the rainy weather approaching our area was in a very slow-moving front that decided to hang out west of Route 91 for quite some time, and we did not see any raindrops until around 4pm, so that led to another very strong day of sales. In sum, after a somewhat disappointing opening day, we had solid performances Thursday through Sunday, and are pleased with how we did. I'd say that the Wednesday and Saturday crowds were about average, and that the Thursday and Friday crowds were the biggest we've seen in our short Brimfield career.
Our thanks as always go out to David, Jerry, Roger, and all of the folks at Hertan's Field who, in our opinion, run the best show and the tightest ship in Brimfield. Thanks as well to the Sturtevants and Sturdy Tents for our terrific blue-and-white tent, and Juan at U-Haul Moving & Storage in Wilmington for our rental van. We are not yet sure whether we will be doing Brimfield in September, but we do anticipate making a couple of appearances at the Hollis Flea Market this summer, so check back here or on our Facebook page to find out when!
Also, on the off chance that the folks who bought the old metal toy car we were offering happen to read this, please get in contact with us at lovequistantiques (at) outlook (dot) com, as we have something for you guys that was in the box I failed to give you...


Friday, May 12, 2017

BRIMFIELD MAY 2017 - DAY THREE

The parking lot across from May's was nearly full by the time J&J opened at 8am Friday, and by mid-morning, the shoppers who had conquered J&J began to take over Brimfield's every nook and cranny. Someone told us that the usual 10-12 minute trip from 84 to the heart of town took them 2 hours! The massive amount of customers meant that we stayed open until 6:30pm - an 11 hour day - and had very solid results on what is normally a slower day for us.
Saturday will be our last day in Space 36 of Hertan's Field in Brimfield for May of 2017. We normally stay right through Sunday afternoon, but the combination of a wet weather forecast and it being Mother's Day makes it prudent for us to shut things down a day early, and we expect a great majority of our fellow dealers will do the same thing; I think Brimfield will be a relative ghost town come Sunday. We intend to open by 7am Saturday, and will stay fully open as long as the weather allows.