"In 1959 Gordon and Madelyn travelled throughout New England meeting dealers and inviting them to set up booths on the large field behind their home (Auction Acres) in Brimfield, MA. His first show brought in 67 exhibitors. With each show, interest continued to grow. His dream of running the largest antiques and collectibles show in the US was soon to become a reality. At the time of his death in 1974, the shows had grown to 600 exhibitors and thousands of visitors. "
"To this day, J&J Promotions continues to run the largest show with the highest quality exhibitors. Gordon Reid's vision has become the Granddaddy of all outdoor antique shows in the U.S."
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