Posted by Steve Price on January 13, 1999 at 07:20:04:
In Yon Bard's first posting to this Salon he mentioned that the Dealer Fairs are his favorite events at rug conferences. Mine, too.
ICOC and ACOR include dealer fairs in their arrangements; the TM does not permit commercial activity during their conventions. The dealer fairs provide an opportunity to see and handle hundreds or even thousands of rugs and textiles in a leisurely manner, and to discuss them with other collectors and with the dealers. I think there is no better way (perhaps no other way!) to really learn about rugs than to see and handle them under the informal tutelage of others who know more. The dealer fairs are the best places I know of for this activity. They're also very social and great fun for anyone who loves textiles. I hope they are profitable for the dealers, too, because if they aren't, we'll lose them.
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