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Salt Lake Antiques Show

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The Original Salt Lake Antiques Show was founded by Walter Larsen & Associates in the 1970s. Dealers and collectors will remember taking an elevator to an exhibition hall atop a US Post Office to find glorious treasures. From the Midwest to the West Coast, dealers would make Salt Lake City a "must stop" on their show tours In 1998, The Original Salt Lake Antiques Show moved to its present location, South Towne Expo Center in Sandy, Utah.

Nancy Johnson Events Management LLC, based in Denver acquired The Original Salt Lake Antiques Show in October 2011 from Walter Larsen & Associates. The inaugural Show was held a year later to applause from both dealers and the visiting public. As George Harrision so aptly put it "all things must pass". And that included the Walter Larsen "Original Salt Lake Antiques Show". Although the transition to a a new show promoter caused no small amount of angst among antiques dealers and collectors, by the need of the October 2012 Show, no one was questioning whether the show had passed into the right hands. Nancy Johnson delivered an outstanding cadre of antiques dealers from Utah and around the country and wrapped them up in a decidedly upscale venue, treating a hungry crowd of collectors to an antiques wonderland .... (now open on Sunday), it was a treat to see booth after booth wearing its Sunday best."

Walt Johnson's Original COLLECTORS' EXTRAVAGANZA® is an annual event each November in Des Moines. NJEM manages for United Voluntary Services the Hillsborough Antique Show in San Mateo, California. In 2011, NJEM acquired ownership of the San Francisco Antiquarian Book Print & Paper Fair, and The Original Salt Lake Antique Show. In addition to adding a Summer Show in Denver at Wings Over The Rockies in 2013, NJEM is launching a new show devoted to all things 20th Century, appropriately called 20th Century Antiques Expo, It takes place July 20-21, 2013 at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in the Bay Area city of Pleasanton.Nancy Johnson served four terms as President of the Professional Show Managers Association (PSMA) and remains active as Past President. It is easy for NJEM events to subscribe to the PSMA Code of Ethics, as honest representation of merchandise has been a hallmark of the Johnson shows for four decades.

As part of COLLECTORS EXTRAVAGANZA® Corp. part of our pre-tax profits are donate to the Frances Goodman Johnson Foundation, a private non-profit and non-political organization established 1997 in memory of Mrs. Johnson. The Foundation provides literacy grants to teachers, librarians and other non-profit groups in the Midwest and West. Visit the Gazebo and Rose Gardens at the Des Moines Botanical Center, a memorial garden donated to the City of Des Moines by the Foundation. Denver residents and visitors will enjoy bringing their children to Kidspace at Wings Over The Rockies Air & Space Museum where the Foundation is sponsoring the Reading Nook. The Foundation supports the Colorado Regional Science Fair in Alamosa through contributions and book sales.

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