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AYG OF THE YEAR USA

As one of the 3 founders, Antiques News & Fairs is at the heart of the Antiques Young Guns movement and we are delighted to announce the winner of the very first AYG of the Year USA - Margaret Schwartz who owns The Summer House CT.

Before acquiring The Summer House, Margaret worked with the innovative team and home design experts at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia in New York. Margaret’s four-year career at this creative laboratory of ideas played a key role in inspiring and developing her passion for the home décor business. Margaret creates the beautiful environment found at The Summer House by incorporating home décor gems she finds from around the country and on her frequent visits to the UK on buying tours with The Antiques Diva & Co Ltd

 Antiques Young Gun of the Year USA

Margaret was presented with her award at The Pier Show NY on Friday 13 November 2015 by Tom Johnson CEO of Ruby Lane.  Ruby Lane are one of the sponsor partners of AYG USA Young Gun of the Year.

The lucky two runners up are:

AYG of the Year is one of the key linchpins of the organisation and brings exciting career enhancing opportunities to the winner and healthy publicity for the brand.  In 2014 AYG spread its wings to the USA where the high profile U.S.Antique Shows joined us in a strategic alliance to run AYG USA

U.S. Antique Shows worked closely with us here in at AYG UK during the selection process and given their prominence in the industry have been able to garner a group of influential partners to work with them and offer a very valuable prize package for the winner:

  • Complimentary 10×10 Booth at the Pier Antique Show in 2015, courtesy of U.S. Antique Shows
  • Complimentary 10×10 Booth at The Original Miami Beach Antique Show in 2016, courtesy of U.S. Antique Shows
  • FREE Full-Page Ad from any two show directories, courtesy of U.S. Antique Shows
  • 1-year membership to the Art Deco Society of New York, courtesy of the Art Deco Society of New York
  • 1-year display on Modernism.com, courtesy of Modernism.com
  • One year auction catalogue subscription from the specialty department of the winner’s choosing, subscription includes the quarterly brochure. Courtesy of Skinner, Inc.Auctioneers and Appraisers.
  • $500 shopping spree on RubyLane.com or a shop on RubyLane.com with unlimited items, courtesy of Ruby Lane
  • $100 gift card to ANY of the Brass Armadillo Antique Malls, courtesy of Brass Armadillo Antique Mall
  • A full membership to Plan A ($1,200 value) of the Asheford Institute of Antiques e-Course. This will include all materials, grading and consultation privileges, courtesy of Asheford Institute of Antiques.

The two runners up will receive the following from U.S. Antique Shows and our partners:

  • A $300 discount off any e-Course Plan A or B Payment Plan at The Asheford Institute of Antiques
  • A one year membership to the Art Deco Society of New York
  • FREE Half-Page Ad from any two show directories, courtesy of U.S. Antique Shows

Summer House CT stand at The Pier Show NY

 A section of The Summer House CT stand at The Pier Show NY