Our Story So Far

U.S. Antique Shows, in strategic alliance with Antiques Young Guns U.K., has brought the incredibly successful Antiques Young Guns program to the United States. The program was born to follow the same principles as its U.K. counterpart, promoting growth, education and exposure to those in the antiques, art and design trade, 39 years old or younger.

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AYG Program Overview





Antiques Young Guns U.S.A. will promote growth, education and exposure to those in the trade, 39 years old or younger, to an international audience of antiques enthusiasts. The association is committed to attracting a new generation of sellers to ensure the antique and antique jewelry industries continue to flourish into the future.

In late 2014, U.S. Antique Shows formed a strategic alliance with the Antiques Young Guns U.K. to bring the incredibly successful program to the United States. Antiques Young Guns U.K. was founded by noted antique experts Gail McLeod of Antiques News & Fairs, George Johnson of Lady Kentmores, and TV presenter and author Mark Hill in 2011 to foster a new, younger audience’s interest in antiques. Today, the association boasts just under one hundred current members as well as established alumni.

Members who join either association enjoy benefits such as a mentorship program, online exposure through the Antiques Young Guns marketplace, several buying and selling events throughout the year, and additional recognition in numerous trade and national publications. Members also have the opportunity to win a variety of awards, including the prestigious Antiques Young Gun of the Year.