Netcong antique dealers to showcase wares in New York City

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  • These colorful oyster plates are Victorian Majolica, and two are marked Minton.

  • These green pots are Weller Coppertone, an Arts and Crafts pattern of American Art Pottery.

  • Above: The figurines are handpainted Royal Doulton from England. Below: These vases are Art Deco Gouda Pottery from the Netherlands.

By John Church

Manhattan’s biggest antique show is Nov. 17 and 18 and Patricia Marsico will be there.

Dealing in antiques for the last 20 years, the Netcong resident will be one of the exhibitors at The Pier Antiques Show. Always having an interest in antiques, Marsico enjoyed looking and shopping for interesting pieces at garage sales and auctions.

Her first experience as a vendor was in Ocean Grove.

“It was fun,” said Marsico. “It was a really successful day. It encouraged me to shop for more antiques.”

She gave up her job as an advertising photographer with Macy’s to become a full-time antiques dealer in 1993.

Marsico and her partner Jeanette Mostowicz, also of Netcong, call their business MarsMost Antiques. They specialize in English and American ceramic and glass pieces from the mid 19th century to the late 20th century.

“We deal in, Royal Copenhagen, Roseville, Lalique, Steuben, Angelica” and others, said Marisco. The largest pieces they usually exhibit are 18 inch jardinières. Along with ceramic and glass pieces, MarsMost Antiques have “metal Austrian doorstops and bookends.”

Exhibiting at The Pier Show for 20 years, she has seen the show evolve.

“It was 600 dealers on three piers,” explained Marsico. The neighboring, but separate piers, forced shoppers to walk from one pier to another to find different categories of antiques. “It was a logistic problem.”

Stella Shows Management Company, the show organizers, had to plan around the cruise ship schedules and could not rely on all three piers being available. They eventually settled on 500 dealers, all on Pier 94.

Travel benefit

A recent trip had an unexpected pleasure — they had electricity. While Hurricane Sandy roared north just off the coast Marisco and Mostowicz drove south, and inland, to a hotel just outside of Washington, D.C., to show their wares. While friends and neighbors back in Netcong stumbled and shivered in the dark, the pair had no problems.

“We were far from the coast,” said Marisco. “The electricity was OK.”

Information and the show guide can be found at:

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