Prominent dealers and collectors from far and wide will be at the show this year.
This preview offers you chance to connect with important dealers during The Maryland Show. Plan your time wisely and make appointments to meet.
Texas antique arms impresario Al Duquette will have scores of 19th century collectible firearms; Vin Caponi of New York is bringing a jaw-dropping selection of 19th century handguns, carbines, and accessories; Pennsylvania’s “Gentleman” Dave Kleiner will have an assortment of high grade antique weapons to dazzle all; Dickey Ferry is traveling from Florida with a collection of Confederate artifacts to entice customers; Dave Prawdzik will be there from New Hampshire with beautiful museum-quality firearms; Arizona’s David LaSlavic’s sword inventory will doubtless make some gasp with envy; colonial relics and glass specialist Bob French will be here from Maine, as will John Sexton with an assortment of militaria from James Julia Auctions.
Established Show Favorites
Jim and Jason Kaplan
Wes and Sam Small
These are just some of the nation’s top dealers you will see at the show.
Museum-grade displays from Ron Cleveland, Courtney Wilson, Russel Hicks, Dave Mark, Dan Toomey, and others will be on exhibit in the foyer. Colonial weapons, Civil War cannon, and World War II memorabilia commemorating Maryland’s history will be presented in a dazzling display of rare artifacts from the Old Line State.
Among the dealers setting up this year are several promoters of other well established shows: Dick Berglund of the granddaddy of east coast antique arms shows, the spring Baltimore Show; Jim Mountain of the Hartford Show; Lewis Leigh of the NVRHA show; and Brendan Synnamon of the GBPA show in Gettysburg.
We boast an array of authors whose published works adorn the book shelves of collectors across the nation. Maryland’s Daniel Hartzler, Dave Mark, and Dan Toomey will be there. Doug Eberhart and Paul Brill, both Georgia authors, will be present. Rick Hudak, the noted Harper‘s Ferry specialist and author will also be present. From Virginia, Ran Hundley, Bob Painter, and Mike O’Donnell will be on hand.
This is going to be a great show. Don’t miss it!