We are Jeff and Wendy Gadsden.
We’ve been around for more than 40 years. Over that period we have put on some great antique shows. Long time collectors will recall the Cookstown shows from the ‘80s. The long-running Muskoka show was a favourite with many dealers and visitors. We have produced major shows in Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver and Toronto. And, with partners, we started the Christie show in 1988. Along the way partners were bought out and we ran the show ourselves for a number of years before selling it in 2010.
During this period we have been involved in other ways too. We were involved as part owners of the Canadian Antiques & Vintage magazine in its early days, known back then as The Upper Canadian; we ran the Bowmanville show with a partner for 3 years before selling it. We have always been buyers and sellers, with booths at Harbourfront, and more recently at Southworks.
Long ago we ran shops in Hornings Mills, Ontario. Lately we have been picking and selling from our home on PEI. And we are busy with shows under the Antique Shows Canada banner.