Motel info: Comfort Inn 845-567-0567
(Exit 6 off I84, west of the NYS Thruway Exit 17)
We are back in Newburgh on the Labor Day weekend with most of our exhibitors from
this past show already signed up for their same table locations ... plus we
have new dealers already sending in their applications.
(Exit 6 off I84, west of the NYS Thruway Exit 17)
Now history ~
most of these past shows will be
rescheduled for the same time
periods in 2015.
great show ...
May 31, June 1, 2014
Sat. 9 - 5pm; Sun. 9 - 3pm Chenango
Norwich, NY Motel Info:
Super 8 Show Rate $79.99 + tax DBL
or King607- 336-8880 (Route I-88 to
Route 205 to Route 23 West)
All the dealers want to return ... we
will be back next year,
watch for our schedule!
June 7, Saturday (Friday night
set-up) VFW Post 4915
Mohawk Street Herkimer, NY Exit 30
off NYS Thruway
... show was a bit slow with the
absolutely gorgeous weather we had but
it was productive ... buying was good. June 14 & 15, 2014
Sat. 9 - 5pm; Sun. 9 - 3pm Kiwanis Ice Arena Saugerties, NY (Exit 20
off NYS Thruway)
Kiwanis Ice Arena is at 6 Small World
Ave. Saugerties NY 12477
Directions from T-Way Southbound:
1. Take T-way Exit 20, left onto NY-32,
short dist. to traffic light at Hess
station, left onto NY-32/ NY-212 (going
Follow step 2 below
Directions from T-Way Northbound:
1. Take T-Way Exit 20, right onto
NY-32/NY-212 (going eastward)
2. Follow NY-32/ NY-212/ eastward (also
called Ulster Ave. entering Saugerties)
over RR tracks, past Price Chopper, bear
to right at red light intersection of
Market St. to next light at Main St.
3. Left onto Main St., follow straight
thru next light to Village Diner
4. Left at diner onto Washington Ave.,
follow past High School, Ice Arena is on
left (blue Quonset hut shaped building)
Note - your GPS or MapQuest may take you
on a different route down Market St. and
thru the sports complex to the arena -
do whatever works for you.
July 26 & 27, 2014
Sat. 9 - 5pm; Sun. 9 - 3pm
Watertown Municipal Arena
Near Fort Drum
(Exit 46 off I-81)
NEACA Gun Show is in Watertown, NY at
the Watertown Municipal Arena off
Coffeen St on July 26 and 27.... ... This
new show has a 250 table capacity and we
are inviting all military personnel in
uniform and with a current military ID
to come to our show FREE! There
are 15,000 US troops stationed a few
miles north at Fort Drum ... don't all
come at once BOYS!! You dealers
should be there to meet and greet the
troops and give them some good buys.
Watch this Page for more details and get
those applications in.
An Open Letter to Members & Friends ...
27 December 2012
Good Evening NEACA
Members and Exhibitors,
It appears the saying
that the White House Administration
likes most, “Never let a good disaster
go to waste… “ or something like that,
is in the forefront of this new gun
controversy. As with all good liberals
on hearing of the shooting in Newtown,
CT., knees were jerked and jerks spewed
nonsense from brains too twisted for
rational solutions to real problems.
“Ban the Guns”, were again the shrieks
from the far left and still with knowing
that banning anything never worked!
“Ban guns” in the sixties, “ban guns”
in the eighties, “ban guns” in the new
century and “ban guns” now; irrational
and repetitive same thoughts or actions
expecting different outcomes can lead a
person to the asylum. The noise
has become louder and louder so I
thought you all should be kept up to
Mark Baker, the same
Director of the Saratoga Springs City
Center, the one who has been my contact
since I stopped at his
hole-in–the-ground building project
nearly three decades ago, is still there
and is still on the side of the
in 1984 our little
company, NEACA, Inc.,
New Eastcoast Arms
entered into an
agreement to produce the
first trade show at the
City Center; an Antique
Show in August. And
right after that a Gun
Show in September. Bang,
bang in succession, Mark
had two shows booked
before the cement pad
was dry. This coming
Arms Fair in January on
the 12 th
of this great new year,
will be the fruition of
many years efforts,
great camaraderie with
the City Center staff
and result of a problem
free show and excellent
venue. This will also
be our ninetieth show
there. Let me say it
again; thirty years,
ninety shows, no
problems! We just may
be Mark’s best customer
but, as most all of you
know, most irritant
because I like fairness
and I like rules.
I digress to the past
because that should prove a track record
for the future, and it appears that the
future of our Arms Fairs wants to be
called into question. There is a
petition circulating in Saratoga
Springs, created by some person who may
see herself as a slayer of dragons, we
being the fire-breather! I have
heard of 650 signatories to this
instrument to ban our gun show from the
city. To me, it doesn’t matter
whether she ends up with 650 or 1000 or
whatever more because our event is in
the right. We have a track record,
we also have a contract, including three
more, we are a legitimate company doing
legal things and we are responsible,
sensible and sensitive adults who can
stand a challenge but would rather
challenge a problem and correct it.
What problem these other people see is
not all that clear to me. We are
not cancelling our Arms Fair.
On the very weekend
of the tragic morning known as 9/11 we
did not cancel our scheduled Arms Fair
in Saratoga. Rather, we stood
outside for a moment of silence and lit
candles. The show went on because
our people needed reassurance that all
things were not changing; that life can
and should go on. And life did go
on. Our challenge then was
met and poked square in the
eye by my staff in NEACA and by our
exhibitors who were scheduled to be at
our show. The dealers came to deal and
the press came to ask why and the public
turnout was overwhelming and they bought
guns. No one then really knew when and
how many will we need.
A tornado was
scheduled to come to town along with our
gun show several Augusts ago. The
press hyped the event so that half of
our county should be in ruin by the day
next. Our dealers came; some from
Maine, some from New Jersey and
Pennsylvania and more from other points
in the northeast and New York, we were
all safe and pleasantly surprised at
public attendance by those stalwart
folks who always seem to get to our Arms
Fairs. We have rode out the day of
infamy and have weathered the storms; we
will persevere this next challenge and
we will prevail.
NEACA is a member in
good standing of the Saratoga County
Chamber of Commerce, have been for
several years. We bring renters of
hotel rooms to the city as well as
mouths to be fed and vehicles to be
serviced and fueled. Thousands of
people have come to visit Saratoga
Springs BECAUSE of our gun shows.
We have compiled a working database of
over twenty-five thousand folks who have
been to and/or come on a regular basis
to our show. In fact, we have door
prize coupons that prove we have had
persons from every state in the Union
come to our Saratoga Arms Fair. Why, you
may ask? Because it is one of the
best there is, and we run it. It
also has produced millions of dollars
left in motels, restaurants, bars,
cafés, gas stations and toll booths.
Believe it or not, gun shows can be good
These past several
weeks I have been asked for many
interviews by the media and press
because I, along with my wife Cathy, run
a gun shop in Mechanicville, NY; have
for about 35 years. They wanted my
“expert” opinion on why things happen,
what I intend to do and how I feel, all
asked among other insidious questions
posed after the Newtown, Ct. massacre.
Yes, it was an insane person who
massacred children. I wept when I
heard of it. I have grandkids of
the same age and can feel the horror
too. As I am sure all of you can. And
now, seeing that Cathy and I also run
the Saratoga Springs, City Center Arms
Fair, we again are fair game. I am
sure I will be asked more questions
tomorrow. But, I look on the
bright side of things; look at all the
free press for our upcoming event!
I have been informed
that petitioners and protestors will be
at our doorsteps when we open our Arms
Fair on Saturday, January 12th,
9:00 AM. I will be the first to
say it is their legal right to be there,
as it is ours. So, to our
waiting-in-line public and our
exhibitors waiting inside, I implore you
to be and act civil towards whatever may
be thrown, literally, I hope, not
physically, at you. We are the God
Fearing, the Flag Bearing, the front
line warriors, the silent majority and
veterans from war, police and fire; who,
you may smirk quietly, are they?
What you can do is come and support us
and our, rather, your show.
Because that is what this is all about,
them trying again to steal a little
piece of freedom from our grasp.
But, after hundreds
of years of American firearm ownership,
even with the written document which
guarantees our rights and the Supreme
Court decisions pronouncing the
indisputable fact of an American’s right
to own and possess guns, they still try.
They still try to take them away, and
even if every law abiding citizen
concurred and gave in, it still couldn’t
happen. For all the insane efforts
the good guys would have none and the
bad guys would have guns. Where is
the sense of this? There are
literally millions of firearms in
America, some say at least one to two
for every man, woman and child.
Today, I received
notice that in the month of November,
2012 the National Instant Criminal
Background Check System, NICS, processed
over TWO MILLION requests; in this
December that number could reach three
million processes. Folks, that is
a lot of guns going into the hands of
the silent majority! As I always
say, more guns, less crime. And as for
you folks down there in Rockland and
Westchester Counties, fear not your name
and address is out there for the robbing
criminal bastards to see and ponder.
But rather fear for the neighbor who has
just had a sign put up on his lawn
stating, “No Guns Here”! Just
another insane mode.
Also today, I learned
that a possible proposition may be
unveiled at the Saratoga Springs City
Council Meeting this coming January 2nd.
One that will seek to ban gun shows from
the City grounds. This is not a very
smart move and I don’t think the whole
Council will accept it, but I also
didn’t think we could possibly get four
more years of Obama. But, just in
case the Council needs some reminding of
the cash our show spreads around town,
it just may be a good idea for each of
you and your gun loving fanatical
friends, as we are looked upon, to call,
e-mail or write each Council Member,
Commissioner, Mayor, County Supervisor,
State Representative and State Senator
you can think of and tell them just what
you think. Petitioners can work
both ways of an aisle and I know that
when your feathers get ruffled enough
it’s time for peckin’!
As far as Cathy and I
are concerned, we are going ahead with
business as usual, our Saratoga Springs
Arms Fair will go on. We are going
to ask our dealers to either not bring
AR-15’s or look-a-likes to this January
12, 13 show. But, considering that
these are legal and practical long range
target firearms, some of them highly
collectable and valuable, and if they
feel they must then at least display
them as under-table stock or in a box on
the table. Most of us old fogey
dealers probably won’t have any of those
left from our stores anyway, we sold
them all in the feeding frenzy created
by the very media that now asks the
The one final thing I
would ask of you all is that you fight
fire with fire. The internet and
social media sites are ablaze with
articles wanting to ban this, that and
even us. Use your skills on the
web as well, post your Facebook facts,
write your blog or respond to chats and
chirps, tweet your twitter and if you
old folks really have to, plunk your
magic twanger! But, get it done.
Let the left know the right still rules
and make contact with your friends and
colleagues that our show should go on,
for now and in the future.
I have a cold, so
does Cathy, we feel like crap but we
will endure. Had a wonderful
Christmas and I hope all is well in your
world as it is in ours. But now I am
New York State law
requires that a National
Background check must be
completed prior to all
firearms sales or
sales or transfers of
rifles or shotguns.The sale or
transfer of a firearm,
rifle or shotgun at a
Gun Show without first
conducting a Background
Check is a crime.It is also a
crime to offer or agree
to sell a firearm, rifle
or shotgun at a Gun Show
and then transfer it at
another location for the
purpose of avoiding a
licensed dealers can
perform a Background
Check at cost.
We have most of our 2013 Arms Fair
done but are still working on some new
Keep Watching this page!
Mark Your Calendar !!
Winter Show in
Saratoga Springs, NY January *11, 12,
Spring Show in
Saratoga Springs, NY
March *15, 16, 17, 2013 Underlined Dates
are download PDF's or Links
for complete current
dates, information and photos
This will be a very busy time in Old
Forge so I suggest you try to make room
reservations for ANY Motel as soon as
If you want to see
Cortland revived we need to see a show
of hands , call us!
in October was fine! But now over ..
be there next time on
6, 7, 2012
Important information for
our Cortland, NY
Gun Show at the J M McDonald Sports
We have some news for
Members and Exhibitors who plan on
attending our next Cortland, NY Gun Show
at the J M McDonald Sports Complex.We have been contacting motels
for discount rates for the dealers and
have some which I will list below.A lot of the motels were full
during the last show and we found the
reason why.Many of them were occupied by
construction workers doing repairs and
rebuilding around Binghamton after the
flooding, most of that should be over.
MENTION THE NEACA GUN SHOW AT THE SPORTS
COMPLEX FOR THESE RATES
HERE ARE THE APRIL, 2012 MOTEL RATES FOR
Comfort Inn:phone 607-753-7721,
is offering us a rate of
tax, that rate includes a hot breakfast.
This is adjoined by the Perkins
Restaurant. We are staying here.
Holiday Inn Express: phone 607-218-6386,
is offering a rate of
$99.00 plus tax.
includes a hot breakfast. It's a
short walk across the parking lot to the
Quality Inn:phone 607-756-5622
is offering a rate of
We have been in the process
of working on advertising and mailing
thousands of post cards for our upcoming
events but there are just so many hours
in a day. When you think about it
place one of our flyers in a local
Stewart's or convenience store. Or
tell your friends about our shows and
ask them to call us at 518-664-9743.
NEACA 2012 SHOW SCHEDULE
are web links)
*Friday Evening for
Members Only ~ 5pm to 8pm
(Key ~ 250 T is
250 8 ft. tables available) further info
*27, 28, 29,
2012 ~ (250 T) 522 Broadway, Saratoga
Springs City Center,
Rt. 9, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Nice country Sunshine Inn Motel about a
mile north on Rt. 40 for $65.00 + tax,
call 518-692-2997 (mention Gun Show) or
two miles east on Rt. 29 to
Schuylerville, the Old Saratoga Motor
Inn for $62.00 + tax, call 518-791-0498.
Both have restaurants nearby but I do
recommend the 111 Main Street Restaurant
Lounge in Greenwich for a lovely dinner,
518-692-8016. There is also food at the
Elks Lodge. There is also an error on
the flier about tables and prices; We
only have room for
90 six foot
tables at the prices quoted, an
error in quoted room dimensions but with
ample aisle space and comfort room for
our exhibitors. Please
coming from Schuylerville (Saratoga
area) on Route 29 is to simply cross
Routes 4 & 32 (Broad Street) and head over
the Hudson River, up the hill and when
Route 40 intersects with Rt. 29, take a
right for about a tenth of a mile to the
Elks Lodge on the left. If you kept
bearing left at the intersection you
would continue on to Greenwich.
There is also a Town Wide
GARAGE SALE in Greenwich on May 21
& 22 Starting from 9AM each day.
When you walk into our
shop at 38 North Main St. in
Mechanicville, NY it looks like a
mini-gun show! So, I'm putting our
"Going Out for Business Sale"
on this schedule. It is
June 9, 10, 11,
2011 ~10am to 6pm.
Our 2010 January,
August, and October, Arms Fairs at the City Center
went very well with smooth move in even
with the construction in progress.
Dealers commented that it was the
easiest and quickest move in they ever
had and move out on Sunday afternoon
went just as well. The long construction
time is now history and the show is
looking to expand into the new space.
250+ tables ~ ALWAYS the place to be,
Cathy had arranged for some
rates for our
January, 2010 Saratoga Springs Arms Fair
with many extending to March
NOT be the same
rates for AUGUST. We are
hoping these rates will be
in effect for January 2011
and beyond, they
Hampton Inn, $119 with hot breakfast,
Courtyard by Marriott, $109, hot
breakfast available for $9.95, 226-0538; Saratoga
Hilton, $95, (adjoins City Ctr.)
BEST BUY, Hilton Garden Inn, $89 with hot breakfast cooked to order, 587-1500,
(reservation linkon NEACA.com);
Holiday Inn, $89, restaurant, (reservation linkon NEACA.com)
Downtowner, $89, (walking distance)
Grand Union Hotel, $79, 2 dbl. beds,
584-9000. You must ask for
NEACA ARMS FAIR RATE. All area code 518. If you don’t have the numbers or addresses from prior
mailings, please call us... or
See us again in the Fall ... on
October 1, 2, 2011
revived our show in
Utica after 20 or so
years and with a make-over of
the Utica Auditorium on
Oriskany Street North
we now have a large
facility for our Arms
Fair and room for booths
of Outdoor Sporting
Goods. The City has
renovated a large
section around the AUD
and the old gun city is
starting to grow again.
The shows have been very
good at the ...
Utica Auditorium, Utica, NY
Saturday, April 10, 2010 ~ 9am to
Sunday, April 11, 2010 ~ 9am to 3pm
We have about
8 foot table capacity
Utica, NY at the AUD, plus
40 8'x10' booths.
Utica Memorial Auditorium
Call us Today for your Tables in early
Last shows were very active with GUNS on tables...
New and old exhibitors will
be back for our Next Arms
Fair in Saratoga Springs
this year ...we hope you
will be there too. ...
Past Show ~ Herkimer, NY Gun Show
May *18, 19, 20, 2007
Michael E. Plisek VFW Post #4915, 131 Mohawk, St.
We will return to one of my favorite little shows in the Mohawk town of Herkimer, near Utica. Directions are NYS Thruway I-90, to Exit 30, then Route 5 east to Herkimer, corner of Mohawk St. and Dewey Ave., near Burger King. Only about 50 eight foot tables fit into their room but a lot of good stuff comes in and it is a good hunting and collecting area. The Remington factory in Ilion is only a mile or two up Rt. 5 as well as their museum. The old Utica Savage Arms Company was also near by as well as several Fishing Company factories and Knife
factories. This has been quite an historic area even since the French and Indian War and you never know what can turn up at this show.
First Monticello Raceway Arms Fair is Now History.
Along the way our New Eastcoast Arms Collectors Associates turned 150 barren wooden tables into a great display of firearms and knives and collectable militaria. All of our members and exhibitors who decided to take a chance on this, our new venture should be proud of their fine efforts in changing an empty room on Thursday into what could become THE GUN SHOW in the Tri-State
area. Because of your efforts, NEACA will schedule more of these shows in Monticello, New York.
By Friday evening this past May 19, 2006 the Arms Fair began to take form. Covers and racks held more collectable, investment grade or modern shooting firearms than most other area shows seldom see. With the fine restaurants on premises there was no need for tables full of beef jerky here. One deli sandwich for lunch was enough for two days of food. Quality abounded in this third story show as well as in the Lounge, the Buffet and the Gaming Room on the main floor below.
folks who decided to join our exhibitors on Saturday and Sunday to simply peruse the displays or to buy from or sell to our dealers were surely not disappointed in their quest. Though the public was light for this first show the people who came saw what a Gun Show was supposed to be, what we call an Arms Fair. An event that displays martial and civilian arms and accessories from around the world, where someone can view and buy with confidence from reputable and responsible exhibitors. This first in what I hope will be a series of quality Monticello Arms Fairs was a great step in the development in a fine continuing process.
And the first several hundred attendees and all of our exhibitors also left with the Monticello Raceway Safari Bobblehead doll as a memento of
the First Commemorative Monticello Arms Fair and our sincere appreciation of your visit. Thank you all and thanks to the fine staff at Monticello Raceway.
Past Gun Show ~ 250 8' Tables avail.
Mighty M Gaming
Monticello, New York ( Monticello Raceway)
May 20 and 21, 2006
We are committed to promoting this new show and the facility staff are 110% behind making this a huge success. We have tables for $70.00 and NEACA Members, $60.00. Non-members have a chance to join our group and receive the discounted rate if you immediately apply for NEACA membership at $50.00 per year and send the Member Application (PDF) plus a one table deposit (regardless of how many you
want) to us by April 15th. After that only current Members of record get the discounted rate. We also have a great deal on hotel rooms and a few other gifts for early participants. Send in today!
Some of the exhibitors coming so far: Pete & Lisa Alliegro with new hand guns & long guns; Steve Heath with new long guns; Charles Taylor with modern blades and swords; Ken & Jan Delano with collector guns and Charles Daly shotguns; Val & Jim Jamrozy with US & German Militaria; John Momrow specializing in US Military '03's and collector guns; Terry Sullivan & Ed Kenna with used and collector firearms; David & Nancy Dittman with new & collector long guns; Bill & Dee Dwyer with new & collector firearms and scopes; Lynn Dryfus now specializing in
collector scopes and long guns; Richard Haralabatos with fine collector firearms; Richard & Ron Hartman of Elmira Arms with quality firearms; Vic Scuderi with new and used guns; Bob Planke with collector Winchesters; Paul Gemma with militaria and air guns; John Shattuck with vintage books and collector guns; Gerald Arnold with collector knives and Americana; Larry Zacarola with used guns, militaria and collectables; Joe Kopchek with gun company collectables and vintage Americana; David & Cathy Petronis with collector and antique firearms and blades; Richard DeMayo with new and used guns & collectables; Bob McQuade & Norsela Cole with quality
collector and investment long guns; Len Goering with used and collector long guns; Wes Hurd with used and collector firearms; Vince Tavernite with guns and archery; Vicki Heine with local gun club; John & Sue O'Dell with used guns; Leo Hurre with Militaria Collectables and other applicants still coming in.
Here is your chance to have a say in a new area show. As dealers will you send me a deposit commitment of one table and as attendees will you send me e-mails of support? New shows are hard to make work, will you help do your part? Where and When?
Mighty M Gaming
Monticello, New York
(Formally Monticello Race Track)
May 20 and 21, 2006
The Event Director of Mighty M Gaming contacted us to promote a Gun Show at their facility. In time, what could develop into a 500 table or more Super Show. However, at this stage we have room for about 250 to 300 8 foot tables on their third floor. Elevators naturally, are available but the loading and unloading could present a bottleneck if all dealers have to come at the same time. Doesn't usually happen. There are quality and inexpensive motels in the immediate area and restaurants and bar on premises. Plenty of free parking with valet parking to the front door
for $2.00. They hope to build a convention center within two years and our show will move into it. For the early supporters they will have first choice of tables. I have some very good firearms dealers who will support this first show, I need the support of fifty to make a good nucleus of exhibitors. Tables will be $60. for Neaca Members and $70. for non-members. Suggest you all join. Plus, all members get into all our shows FREE. I suggest the public joins too. You have till the end of February to commit to your tables with a one table deposit. No commitment, no show. For advertising I need to make it all
happen by March 1st. Will you help me? David Petronis
Thanks for the incoming input.
I'll let you know soon.
Saratoga Springs, NY, City Center, 522 Broadway (Rt. 9) Was another sell-out in March '05. Absolutely fantastic in public and for buying and selling. Our last Gun Show was March 17, 18, 19, 2006 ~ March Press Release and
was another sell-out with a record crowd of members and public in attendance. Our next show at Saratoga is on Father's Day weekend. Last June was our first Antique Arms Fair on the same weekend. It was the ...
June 2005 Saratoga City Center ANTIQUEARMS FAIR was concluded and our first went quite well! Will be another on June 16, 17, 18, 2006 ~ Download
The Summer NEACA Saratoga Springs, NY, City Center Arms Fair was Aug. 26, 27, 28, ~ public light, sales good. Next Show August 4, 5, 6, 2006 ~ (Possible Auction 7 & 8)
Download August 2006 PDF
Prior August 27, 28, 2005 Arms Fair Press Release
Last NEACA Saratoga Springs, NY, City Center Arms Fair was October 21, 22, 23, 2005 ~ Friday is For Members Only ~ Nearly a Full Show (Opening Day of Dear Season) With a Number of New Exhibitors ~ Next Show Date a week earlier on October 13, 14, 15, 2006 plus, something new, NCCA Northeast Cutlery Collectors Association participation.
Download October 2006 PDF
some of our Saratoga exhibitor photos below.
Last Show ~ Plattsburgh, NY Gun Show
Was held on April 30, May 1 , 2005
Knights of Columbus Bldg., 106 Boynton Ave.
We re-scheduled a return show to Plattsburgh, NY at the Knights of Columbus Building on Boynton Avenue. It is off Exit 38 of the New York Adirondack Northway (Rt. I-87), right at light, and a short distance south. We had room for about 60 eight foot tables and all were full last year. The last show was very successful and we notified the Club that we will return with another show. Flyers were sent to members and exhibitors in our January letter. This past
show was also fine.
Download Flyer by Adobe Acrobat PDF
Past Show ~ ANTIQUE ARMS FAIR
Saratoga Springs, New York
Saratoga City Center, 522 Broadway (Rt. 9)
June *17, 18, 19, 2005 (Friday for Members)
(Next 2006 Date June 16, 17, 18)
We are scheduling this new ANTIQUE ARMS FAIR on Fathers Day week end so not to conflict with other shows. We have had sell-outs of our 250 eight foot tables for our regular Saratoga Arms Fairs for seven in a row. This show, however, is to have restrictions to Antique Firearms (that is normally referred to as pre-1898 manufacture), but will allow curios and relics, parts for same and Fine Investment Grade Firearms, also Vintage, Quality Militaria (Pre-1946), and some Adirondack and Antique Sporting Collectables. $1000.00 in display prize money will be awarded.
Saratoga is a unique area. One of the ten most decisive battles in world history was fought here on Bemis Heights. The French and Indian Wars were staged throughout the area. Henry Hudson explored to just south of here and the Knickerbockers settled these fertile valleys over three hundred years ago along with great numbers of Continental Patriots. The County is Republican and Conservative today and one of the most affluent and wealthy in New York State. Parts of it look like Kentucky with the large horse farms and old towns and
villages still have the flavor of 1800's architecture. Open space still survives but new housing is booming. Our taxes are still low because our economy is still growing. This is all nestled around one of the top ten tourist locations in the US, Saratoga Springs. And here is where we host our Arms Fairs. We would like you to join us for our first ANTIQUE ARMS FAIR.
It is now History ~ The location is being rented to a grocery store and will no longer be available for Future Shows.
Our Saratoga Springs Arms Fair on Halloween weekend October 30 & 31, 2004 was sold out. We already have 167 tables sold for our next show in March, our 58th, and many more promised where applications are being sent in from phone conversations. It looks like another early sell-out, sixth in a row. We are very pleased indeed. Thank you.
Our 56th Saratoga Springs Arms Fair was the first weekend of August and we were sold out for the fourth show in a row. See our August Show Report. In 2005 our August date has been moved to the end of the month on the 27th and 28th due to renovation work at the City Center. Over 3000 dealers, members and public are expected to attend these weekend Arms Fairs. Members of NEACA also get in free and also get free entry on Friday evening. See our last show report of the fantastic March
show. View some of our exhibitors (scroll down) from past shows.
Our March 19, 20 & 21 Arms Fair was just concluded and was a superb event! Our show was again at the Saratoga City Center at 522 Broadway, which is Rt. 9, north end of the city. Directions are easy, simply take Exit 15 off the NYS Northway, Rt. 87. Go west on Rt. 50 and look for Prime Hotel which adjoins the City Center at Rt. 9, on left side of highway. This is always a great show with quality exhibitors and buying public. Public Hours are Saturday between 9AM and 5PM and Sunday 9AM till 3PM. Our 250 8ft. tables are again on the way to being SOLD
OUT as usual. Apply early. (Call for possible cancellations at late date.)
at right ... Candlelight Vigil at Saratoga Sept 14th, 2001 at 7pm
Our Saratoga Arms Fair on August 2 & 3 was Great! The Saratoga crowd did not disappoint the exhibitors that were present, as usual. There was a nice steady flow of members and public filing past the nearly full show. This again has proved to be the best summer show in the northeast. And, the streets of the city were absolutely mobbed. Saratoga Springs, New York is probably close to being the best overall American City in the summer. The thoroughbred racing season and the ambiance of the city lend a very busy atmosphere to the entire area. No wonder they all say "Saratoga is the summer
place to be!" With our Arms Fairs it has become the best place to be in March and November too.
Click on these thumbnails, you can see we let just about anybody in. Some of our photos are from various past shows or the current one. If you would like to see the content of our shows be sure to view these.
A lot of great things came into the show, also. I saw a wonderful condition 21" barrel Volcanic Rifle in .41 caliber with FACTORY ENGRAVING being shopped around by a family owner and eventually purchased for a fairly hefty sum by one of our exhibitors. A Smith & Wesson New Model in .44 Russian in near MINT condition was offered, it was not bought but I do have the owner in negotiation. A seventeenth century Spanish epee' in great condition was identified and is now owned by me, c1650. My Winchester 1897 Bullet Board brought an offer of $10,000 plus
but I still own it. And many, many more fine guns, a few rare traps, lots of knives and swords and scores of hunting firearms were carried in by the public. Normally, 200 or more guns come in.
Some of the finest shotguns were shown by Boyd Corliss, Tony Galazan's representative of his Conn. Shotgun Mfg. Co. as well as Ed and Sandy Ulrich with their Winchester Model 21's plus some other very fine exhibitors. There were plenty of Antique Arms displayed by Paul and Sally Weisberg, Bob Planke, Ed Caffarella, Norm Gelinas, Stuart English, myself and others. Larry Higgins brought some great investment quality guns and knives as did Bob Rohrig and Tom Eiben. Speaking of knives Art Green has one of the largest selection of collectable knives in the northeast and he has been with us from the
beginning. Bob Loden had some fantastic Adirondack and Sporting antiques and collectables and Bob Stewart and Andy Berkowitz brought some fine vintage Militaria Collectables.
Local dealers Ken Delano, David Dittman, Jack Chamberlaine, Bill Dwyer, Wes Hurd and others all brought fine hunting guns. Parts dealers Roland Frasier, Don Valenta and Pete Donato were on hand for all needs in that department. Allen Lederhouse, Bill Hart and Dick Beauchamp covered the black powder gun market and Roger & Alice Montgomery along with Mike Petrozello and others did the antique and collector reference book category well. And there were many other exhibitors from ammo dealers to artists to gunsmiths and I even brought a table of Antique Trains and Victorian Dolls just to keep our
lady buyers happy. As always, ammo dealers Ed Bartholf and Steve Svitek were present and counting their many sales.
Fine educational displays are always presented at our shows. Dick Murtha has a great display of antique bear traps, Bob Sawyer displayed English flintlock double shotguns and vintage sporting prints, Chet Smith has a great collection of New York State Conservation Buttons and Licenses, C. Don Carpenter displayed Stevens Rifles and Drillings and Doug Foglio showed off his Savage Model 99 collection while Don Lessard treated us to his African Rifles and artifacts.
It was a fine show and our next Arms Fair at the excellent Saratoga Springs City Center will be on Halloween Weekend in October. We expect a full show of 250 eight foot tables. As an exhibitor you should respond well before those dates and as an attendee you should mark your calendar for what again will be the place to be, Saratoga. You can always find our current show information on the web at Neaca.com or by calling David Petronis at 518-664-9743.
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Saratoga Springs, New York
Gun & Militaria Show & ARMS FAIR
Saturday, August 27 & Sunday August 28, 2005
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New Eastcoast Arms Collectors Associates, NEACA, Inc. will again host their popular Saratoga Springs Gun and Militaria Show this August 27 & 28. This is their 60th Gun Show, referred to as an Arms Fair, held at the Saratoga Springs City Center. NEACA produced the first City Center Trade Show and has been there for over twenty years.
Collectors and dealers of antique, classic and investment grade firearms from all over the northeast, gather here in Saratoga to buy, sell and trade their wares several times a year. There are always interesting and historical exhibits of Colt 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 exhibits of 250 tables. Many other sporting and Adirondack antiques and unusual items often appear at these shows.
Interesting portions of New Eastcoast Arms Collectors events are displays presented throughout the show. The March show includes a display entitled: NY State Hunting Badges & Licensesby Chet Smith, Stevens Single Shot Rifles by C. Don Carpenter, Vintage Fishing Gear, by Bob Janiga, Colt 45 Autos by Jim McCormick plus others.
NEACA always accommodates organizations for display space such as local Fish & Game Clubs, Friends of theNRA, National Guard and the Glens Falls Chapter of Trout Unlimited. 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, perhaps the best bet to protect 2nd Amendment rights and 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 exhibitors from Maine to Pennsylvania, the oldest continual operating NYS pistol dealer from Schenectady and some of the more prominent dealers in fine firearms and sporting collectibles will be on hand for free appraisals. In attendance will be exhibitors displaying inventories of antique pistols, long arms, swords and accoutrements, 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 still the hottest and most rewarding collector fields in the United States and fast becoming, more so, internationally. A show not to be missed.
Current NEACA members are admitted for early viewing and free refreshments on Friday evening at 6:30 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.
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. 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. Further information is also available on the World Wide Web @ www.NEACA.com .
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Saratoga Springs Arms Fair: October 21, 22 & 23, 2005
06/15/2005 Posting ... Martians are Coming .....
Our Saratoga Springs, New York Arms Fair has become so popular that they come from all across the nation to be here. But recently we've found that our door prize coupons have showed us that we have visitors from many other nations also coming to view the fine displays of antique and collector and investment firearms and vintage militaria. But now, the vast network of Scientists who work for us in trying to discover new people to attract have made an astounding discovery. It seems that the planet Mars will be hovering at its closest point to earth in over 60,000 years on the dates of
our Show this August 26, 27 and 28. And whatever inhabitants of the Red Planet are there are obviously wanting to get a better look at our Saratoga Arms Fair and of what all the fuss is about. We believe that we are the first Gun Show Promoters to be attracting such a response from interstellar visitors. NEACA, First in Performance ... Again! Read their report:
The Red Planet is about to be spectacular! This month and next, Earth is catching up with Mars in an encounter that will culminate in the closest approach between the two planets in recorded history. The next time Mars may come this close is in 2287. Due to the way Jupiter's gravity tugs on Mars and perturbs its orbit, astronomers can only be certain that Mars has not come this close to Earth in the Last 5,000 years, but it may be as long as 60,000 years before it happens again.
The encounter will culminate on August 27th when Mars comes to within 34,649,589 miles of Earth and will be (next to the moon) the brightest object in the night sky. It will attain a magnitude of -2.9 and will appear 25.11 arc seconds wide. At a modest 75-power magnification. Obviously this will also afford a fantastic view for any Martians of the great amount of activity around the Saratoga Arms Fair at the City Center in Saratoga Springs, New York.
Mars will look as large as the full moon to the naked eye. Mars will be easy to spot. At the beginning of August it will rise in the east at 10p.m. and reach its azimuth at about 3 a.m.
By the end of August when the two planets are closest, Mars will rise at nightfall and reach its highest point in the sky at 12:30a.m. That's pretty convenient to see something that no human being has seen in recorded history.. So, mark your calendar at the beginning of August to see Mars grow progressively brighter and brighter throughout the month. Finally reaching its' intended assent over Saratoga Springs on the 27th. Dave Petronis, President of NEACA Show Promotions is feverishly trying to figure out how to create some sort of inter planetary ticket booth to take full advantage
of this First in History visit from Martians.
Thank You Scientists and Astronomers Alike. We couldn't do it without you. See More about this Once in a Lifetime Happening with photos on Dave's World Page.