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Saratoga Springs, NY ~ August 2005, Arms Fair Press Release

NEACA, INC ~ 664-9743        PRESS RELEASE

Saratoga Springs, New York Gun and Militaria Show

Saratoga Springs, New York

Gun and Militaria Show

Saturday, August 27 and Sunday August 28, 2005

For immediate release Local News and Events Calendar

Press and cameras are invited for our Friday evening Preview from 6:00 to 9:00 PM or throughout the show Saturday only.

New Eastcoast Arms Collectors Associates, NEACA, Inc. will again host their popular Saratoga Springs Gun and Militaria Show this August 27 and 28. This is their 60th Gun Show, referred to as an Arms Fair, held at the Saratoga Springs City Center. NEACA produced the very first City Center Trade Show in 1984 and has been there continuously for over Twenty One years. This event marks NEACA Shows and the City Centers Twenty First August Anniversary.

Collectors and dealers of antique, classic and investment grade firearms from all over the northeast, gather in Saratoga Springs to buy, sell and trade their wares several times a year. There are always interesting and historical displays of Colt, Savage and Winchester firearms as well as rare pieces of Americana, military collectibles, quality reference books, Civil War swords and artifacts, thousands of guns, knives and accessories. It will be a stroll through history while perusing the 250 tables of exhibits. Many other outdoor sporting, Adirondack antiques or unusual items often appear at these shows.

Interesting segments of New Eastcoast Arms Collectors events are the displays presented throughout the show. This August Arms Fair includes a display entitled Colt .45 Autos by Jim McCormick and NY State Sporting Badges & Licenses by Chet Smith. Prominent antique arms dealers and custom knife specialists will also display. Hunting season is just several weeks after our Show so we also have an emphasis on hunting and sporting arms and accessories. Local Fish and Game Clubs will be in attendance as well as some prominent antique fishing lure collectors.

NEACA always donates space to organizations for displays such as Fish & Game Clubs, Friends of the NRA, National Guard , Museums and others. Persons wishing information about local hunting, fishing and shooting sports can find it through these clubs. One can also join the NRA while at the show, the best bet to protect 2nd Amendment rights and perhaps the best bet in Saratoga this year!

In keeping with the flavor of Saratoga, this show features some of the finest collector and investment arms dealers in the northeast. The list includes several of the finest, high quality shotgun dealers in the country, the oldest continual operating NY State pistol dealer from the Schenectady area plus some of the more prominent dealers in fine firearms, vintage militaria and sporting collectibles; on hand for free appraisals. In attendance will be exhibitors displaying inventories of antique pistols, long arms, swords & accoutrements, as well as Revolutionary War and Civil War artifacts. Also, some of the largest gun parts dealers in the northeast and all the quality, local dealers from New York and New England. This will again be one of the finest shows for firearms, militaria and sporting collectibles, which are the hottest and most rewarding collector fields in the United States and fast becoming, more so, internationally. This is a show not to be missed.

Current NEACA members are admitted free for early viewing with refreshments on Friday evening at 6:00 PM. New memberships are available at the door for an annual fee of $30. This includes free admission, with no waiting in line, to all NEACA Shows, for twelve full months. Renewals are $25 per year. The show is open to members one-half hour early on Saturday and Sunday. All State and Federal laws are in effect at all Arms Fairs.

The doors will open to the general public to buy, sell or trade on Saturday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Sunday from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. General admission is $7.00 daily ($6.00 for Senior citizens over 60) and children under 13 are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. The collectors and dealers are always looking for items to purchase from the public. Firearms must be cased or covered entering the City Center. Before visiting the show, check the attic trunk for old military uniforms or war souvenirs, the back closet for Grandpa’s old firearm or the garage for pack baskets, duck decoys, old animal traps or vintage fishing gear and bring it along to the show. Many of the exhibitors will be happy to perhaps purchase items, give an estimate of value, or if needed, written appraisals.

For further information call NEACA President, David Petronis at (518) 664-9743 or write to PO Box 385, Mechanicville, NY 12118. Information is also available on the Internet @


Next Saratoga Springs, NY Antique Arms Fair is October *21, 22, 23, 2005.

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