Message from the President, January 2011

January 1, 2011
Season’s greetings to all of the attendees of the Alameda Point Antiques Faire! As we begin the New Year, all of us at Antiques by the Bay wish to express our gratitude for the incredible support and attendance from Faire shoppers, as well as the hundreds of vendors of fine antiques and collectibles at the Point. The combination of so many antique dealers offering their treasures to the amazing armies of savvy and enthusiastic buyers who appear every month t has made our event one of the top outdoor antique shows in the nation. It takes all of you to make this show possible and we thank you.
During this past year we have seen the Faire grow in size as well as popularity. During this period of change and evolution I have tried to add new amenities every month. The rebirth of our magazine, The Point, has been well-received and we invite submissions from our readers. We want this publication to be as interesting and useful as possible – and remember, it is always available online at on the Monday afternoon of the week preceding our event. Our faire in December was very well attended despite the threat of rain (which materialized in the afternoon) and more than 5,000 shoppers showed up for the 300 vendors who braved the elements to display their offerings. Please be reminded that we will begin our new “Rainout Rollover Policy” this year. We’ll be informing our shoppers of the new policy once we have a full-sized good weather show.. This new approach will allow us to schedule a make-up show on the second Sunday of the month if we are forced to cancel the show due to storms. Be sure to sign up on our website for our show reminders and updates so that we may keep you informed of any weather cancellations or rollover dates.
One of the new enhancements to our website is a photo bulletin board, accessible from the home page. Simply click on the “OWN IT NOW” button and you will find an ever-growing photo gallery of great antiques being offered by the vendors at Alameda Point. If you see something you like, click on the photo to view it full screen. Click on “PROFILE” at the bottom of the page to display the dealer’s contact information.. With this feature you can shop our event all month long and in most cases, arrange for the seller to bring your purchase to the next Faire for pickup. This is a free service that we are providing for our sellers and buyers at the Point.
Try it out, let us know what you think, and tell your friends.
We hope that you’ll have a great day at the Faire on January 2, 2011 and we urge you to stop by and check out our auction in progress – beginning at 10AM in the Main Gallery at Michaans Auctions. And also check out the preview of the Annex Auction — always held on the Tuesday and Wednesday following the Faire. You can view the full catalog of the offerings for Sunday’s auction at
Happy New Year and we’ll see you at the Point!
– Allen Michaan
President, Antiques by the Bay, Inc.

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