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          Letters to the EDITOR                                                     To the Editor,
                                                                                      Your creating and publishing ‘The Antique Shoppe’
                                                                                    Newspaper has been a great accomplishment and provided
                                                                                    Florida with a comprehensive understanding of the antiques
                                                                                    business in one of the largest States of the Union! Without
          Dear Bruce & Staff,                                                       ‘The Antique Shoppe’ the business would not have been as

             I was recently informed about your impending retirement                successful for all of us.
          and the ceasing of production of the Antique Shoppe Newspaper               The distribution every month has been outstanding with deal-
          and Antiques & Art Around Florida. This comes with mixed                  ers and customers always looking forward to the new monthly
          feelings. I’m extremely happy for you Bruce, as your retirement           issues.
          will surely bring new adventures. That being said, I am sorry               Articles, photos and advertising all done by you as Editor and
          to see your paper disappear. You and your staff have worked               a very professional staff.
          diligently thru the years to bring both advertisers and readers             I am the daughter of a newspaper man: Ralph J. Smith. Re-
          quality products. Your professionalism and dedication to your             porter, photographer and writer on the staff of the ‘Omaha
          paper, websites, and newsletters has not gone without notice.             World Herald’ for over 30 years. He interviewed several U.S.
          I appreciate everything you’ve done to promote the antiques               Presidents, well known stars of the entertainment business and
          industry.                                                                 so on.

             I wish you much success in your next endeavors, or at just               I’m mentioning my father because I learned how important
          being retired. You will be missed.                                        newspapers are and the work involved to get them published.
                                                                                      Joe and I want to thank you for your support with publishing
          Sincerely,                                                                my news-releases for Art Exhibitions and always creating good

          Sherrie Hershone                                                          advertisements.
          Orange Tree Antiques Mall                                                 Best Wishes for a wonderful retirement!
          Winter Park, FL                                                           Sincerely,

                                                                                    Anne Smith and Joe Lehn

                                                                                    Gulfport, Florida

                              Sarasota Estate Auction April 10-11 Sale                                                        SUGAR BEAR

                              features Art Glass, Fine Art, Antiques                                                       ANTIQUE MALL

                              By Tom O’Hara                                                                              Jacksonville— Sugar Bear
                                                                                                                        Antiques Mall is celebrating 22
                                Sarasota, FL— Attracting more wonderful consignments Andrew Ford,
                              Auctioneer of Sarasota Estate Auction will be offering an outstanding collection          years in Jacksonville!

          Early French Empire Bronze Clock  of early Twentieth Century Art Glass. This upcoming two day sale April 10-11,   Located  at  3047  Julington
                              2021 will include more than two dozen pieces of art glass, most from recognized           Creek  Rd.  the  10,000  sq.  ft.
                              artists including Czechs Pavel Hlava, Tomas Hlavika and Englishman Peter Layton.          celebrates  with  100  dealers
                                There will be more from the Adrienne and Gigi Vittadini Southampton                     selling    quality    antiques,
                              Collection with wonderful French, English and early American furnishings and              collectibles,  and  unique  one-

                     Duncan Denali  fine art. Ford has more than 400 paintings most from listed artists in America      of-a-kind  items  for  you  and
                     (20th-21st C.)
          Erte (1892-1990)  Opal Fire  and Europe. March Avery, daughter of Milton Avery will be represented by a       your  home.  Come  meet  the
                              large oil on canvas landscape painting. A painting by C.H. Gifford, the popular           gang  any  day  between  10am
                              New England artist, best known for his oils of marine scenes will be among the
                              offerings.                                                                                and  5:45pm.  They’re  open  7
                                Another Mid-Century table from the design studio of Philip Kelvin Laverne is            days a week.
            19th C. Equestrian Scene
                              going on the block, bronze, coffee table style.                                            Their Anniversary Celebration
                                Jewelry and exotic watches both antiques and vintage pieces will be offered             is  slated  for  March  12-13-14.
                              as well. There are multiple sterling tea services from the most popular American          Be sure to stop in to find the
                              and European makers.                                                                      “Best Prices in Jacksonville.”
                                The full catalog will be online by Monday, March 22,2021 with more details
         Edward Nesteruk  Marie Vassilieff                                                                               Come see their monthly Porch
          (B. 1941)   (1884-1957) Russian,   of all to be offered. Saturday and Sunday, April 10-11 this 1,400 lot auction will
         Pennsylvania  OilCanvas                                                                                        Sales  the  first  full  weekend
                              be online through liveauctioneers, invaluable, bidsquare, The Saleroom and                (March 5-6-7) of each month.
                              iCollector and also with left bids and phone bidding, 941 359 8700; their website
                              is                                                         For  detailed  information  call
                                The Gallery is open for previews at, 522 South Pineapple, Sarasota, FL but a            Sugar  Bear  Antiques  Mall  at
            L- Peter Layton (B. 1937)                                                                                   904-886-0393.
             England, Glass Vase  call first is suggested.
           R-Pavel Hlava (1924-2003)
               Czech Glass
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