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On ebay you'll find over 100 categories covering the Medieval and Renaissance periods, through Georgian, Regency and Victorian, to Edwardian, Art Nouveau and Art Deco.

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Linda Stamberger

Linda Stamberger, author of "Antiquing In Florida", is a Florida expert and freelance writer of many genres. Visit this site to read her articles - some of which are available for purchase - as is her book.

Brooks Novelty Antiques and Records

Brooks Novelty is an all-vinyl record store. We specialize in: jukeboxes, vintage soda machines, antique slot machines, pin balls, arcade games, neon clocks and signs, rare concert posters, old advertising signs and much more!

The Antique Company

Established in the late 1900's, we occupy a huge corner building with a small garden area that leads to another 1000 sq foot store (called TAC) that contains our Mid Century collection.

Vintage Westclox

Westclox photo identification gallery and history and information of clocks, watches and other timepieces. This site primarily displays American clocks made by Westclox that were made from the early 1900's up to about the 1960's.

Antique Appraisals On-Line

We are one of the country's largest, oldest, most qualified and respected appraisal services. The majority of our appraisals are estate and personal property evaluations for valuation documentation purposes. However, we have evaluated goods and personal property for natural disaster losses (hurricanes), theft, fire, freight and shipping damage after the loss has occurred.

Connoisseur Antiques

Featuring fine antique furniture, Connoisseur Antiques is a Los Angeles Antique Furniture Showroom specializing in antique clocks and mirrors, European and French antiques, Antique Lighting, Chandeliers, Sconces, Armoires and much more.

Liz's Antique Hardware

Antique Hardware is the backbone of our business. We offer a complete selection of door, window and furniture hardware, lighting and accessories circa 1890 to 1970.

San Francisco Antique and Design Mall

San Francisco Antique and Design Mall is the largest antique mall in northern California. We opened our doors in October 1997 with 75 dealers and today we have over 200 of San Francisco's most professional antique specialists.

Ambiance Antiques

Importer of 18th and 19th Century French Antiques

C'est La Vie Antiques

European Antique and Accessories in San Diego, CA.

Lang Antiques

We carry a large selection of fine antique jewelry, antique rings & antique engagement rings. We also have vintage estate jewelry, vintage estate rings & vintage estate engagement rings from the Victorian, Art Nouveau, Edwardian & Art Deco style periods.

Once in a Blue Moon Online Thrift Store

We are an online thrift store featuring new, used, and unusual items.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Furniture mart tenant can't break free of lease - Las Vegas Review Journal

Furniture mart tenant can't break free of lease - Las Vegas Review Journal

A World Market Center tenant lost an unusual attempt to break its lease early after the business it generated at the semiannual shows fell short of expectations.

Bel Air Lighting Inc., a wholesaler based in Valencia, Calif., contended during a five-day trial that it had agreed to take a World Market Center showroom based on promises that it could be on a floor with other lighting companies in Building C's 10th floor. However, Building C opened in mid-2008, as the economy was in a downward spiral, and the lighting destination floor was dotted with vacancies.

As the recession hit the furniture industry particularly hard, World Market Center filed dozens of legal actions against tenants that quit paying rent and left. Some could no longer afford the Las Vegas markets; others went out of business.

Bel Air, however, was the only one that became a plaintiff, asking for not only an immediate and cost-free end to its lease but also a rent refund dating to the filing of the lawsuit in March 2011. However, it said its accounting system could not track sales that flowed from the markets so it could not quantify any decline.

In a written ruling, Clark County District Court Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez found that Bel Air never received a legally enforceable promise and never showed any damages in the form of lost sales. Also, Bel Air took advantage of discounts World Market Center offered - half off the rent in 2009, followed by a 25 percent discount in 2010 and 10 percent last year. This year, full rent resumes at $27,000 a month until Bel Air's lease ends in June 2013.

Bel Air initially joined a group of lighting tenants that requested a move to another part of the center with more traffic, but ultimately stayed put even as others left.

These factors contributed to the verdict in favor of World Market Center and opened the possibility that Bel Air could pay tens of thousands of dollars for the center's legal bills.

Bel Air Chief Operating Officer David Ziv said he was "disappointed,'' but declined to comment further.

Bob Maricich, CEO of International Market Centers, which owns the World Market Center and furniture and accessory trade show venues elsewhere, notably High Point, N.C., said, "The ruling was both fair and gratifying. As the landlord to the world's leading home furnishings and interior design brands, this is an unfortunate situation we are happy to put behind us."

The World Market Center's three huge buildings house both permanent and temporary showrooms for several hundred companies. Most of it is dark 50 weeks a year, but its one-week shows early in the year and mid- to late-summer draw close to 50,000 buyers and vendors.

Contact reporter Tim O'Reiley at or 702-387-5290.


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