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THE YOUNGEST ANTIQUE DEALER ~ HALL C 136 November 13, 2013

Posted by comeintomygarden in Antiques, Coins, Collectibles, Glassware.
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Allen Shrewsbury negotiates and buys antiques like most antique dealers. Actually, he may be even a little more shrewd than a lot of dealers when it comes to getting the best price. He’s knowledgable about the products he carries and can rattle off the history of each one. What makes him unique is that he is only 12 years old, and he has his own booth at the Lakewood 400 Antiques Market in Cumming.

“I believe that I just had an old soul,” says Allen who didn’t come from a family of antique enthusiasts. He started with vintage 60’s matchbox cars and hot wheels and before he knew it, he was hooked. He progressed to old coins and from there to old currency, glassware, police badges, football and baseball cards, coke collectibles, fishing lures, license plates and more. And then something really interesting happened. A friend gave Allen her Coke collectibles to put on ebay. The bids were substantial, his commissions exciting, and another venue of antiques selling began.

Allen enjoys meeting customers and sharing the stories of the items he sells. He was born in Gwinnett County and moved to Forsyth when he was 4. He attends Riverwatch Middle School where he is active with the Drama Club, on the Green Cascade Swim Team, and won the Timothy Award in the AWANA Program. Allen is also very active with Boy Scout Troop 62 which is raising money to send Popcorn to the Troops. Even though he is very busy, according to his mother he would be antiquing “all day every day” if possible. “Actually” says Pam, “buying and selling is how I taught him Math. He saves 20%, gives 10% to the church, and the rest goes to buy more to sell!”

Allen has been coming to Lakewood 400 Antiques Market for over 5 years, since he was 7 years old. You can meet this remarkable young man in Hall C space 136.

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