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On Tuesday, April 1, at 10AM, the Antiques Dealers’ Association of America (ADA) will launch its inaugural online antiques show. This innovative show model allows collectors around the world to browse offerings on their computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone. The digital marketplace will open to participating dealers and patrons at the same time, providing all interested buyers with an equal chance to acquire the show’s most sought after objects.

The ADA’s online show will run around the clock until Thursday, April 3, at 10PM. This unprecedented accessibility allows buyers to visit the show on their own time, despite busy schedules, unpredictable weather or location. A variety of dealers will be offering American antiques and fine art, folk art, Americana, Native American art, and decorative objects. Prices will be clearly listed on the website and each item will be sold with a guarantee of authenticity.

Judith Livingston Loto, the president of the Antiques Dealers’ Association, said, "The ADA is thrilled to bring online antiques shows to the realm of art and antiques. The world of e-commerce has been growing and, while the ADA and others in the field will continue to offer quality material at traditional shows,  with this online buying opportunity we are providing collectors with the means to conveniently shop from home from the same dealers they'd see at a show. All prices will be stated up front and there is no pre-buying."

The Antiques Dealers’ Association of America was established in 1984 as a non-profit trade association. Its main objective is to enhance the professionalism surrounding the business of buying and selling antiques. Each of the ADA’s members are committed to integrity, honesty, and ethical conduct in the antiques trade. To be accepted to the ADA, a dealer must have at least four years of experience in the antiques business, must be recommended by a committee of peers, and is required to sign an agreement promising to abide by the ADA’s bylaws.

To visit the ADA’s online antiques show when it opens on April 1, click here.

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