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Royal Doulton Event & Expo July 17-19

Posted by ppna on March 24, 2009

This looks like an interesting event coming to town in July. From the looks of it everything except the Saturday night dinner $50.00 is free but you need to RSVP.

Whitley Collection/Seaway China to host inaugural Doulton Event and Exhibition in Ypsilanti, Michigan

Ypsilanti, Michigan – March 16, 2009 – In the true spirit of innovation, Whitley Collection/Seaway China announces a premier Doulton International Event to take place July 17-19, 2009 at the Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest in Ypsilanti, Michigan. This preeminent international exposition will feature an expansive roster of prestigious, international exhibitors featuring the finest in Royal Doulton, Moorcroft, and other masters of British art pottery design.

Serving as the venue for this cultural event, the Ann Arbor Marriott at Eagle Crest is nestled on a 135 acre championship golf course and offers a tranquil park setting and resort-style amenities. The Ann Arbor Marriott will be transformed into a dazzling art gallery, displaying the finest in British ceramic and art pottery design.

Gregg Whittecar and Arron Rimpley, promoters for this international event and owners of Whitley Collection and Seaway China located in Doral, Florida, have been providing collectors around the world with the finest in Royal Doulton, Moorcroft, Wedgwood and other fine art pottery and ceramics. They have successfully organized and participated in numerous expositions throughout the world. The promoters are also authors of the book Royal Doulton: A Legacy of Excellence 1871-1945, depicting the important contributions made by the Doulton Company during the late 19th and early 20th century.

When the doors open Friday night, collectors will be greeted
with a champagne reception and the opportunity to preview
and acquire their own piece of British history. The shopping will continue Saturday with a spectacular dinner party being planned for that evening. Guests will also be invited to the final exhibition
day on Sunday.

“This Doulton International Event will
create excitement not seen in years” said
Arron Rimpley. “We look forward to
welcoming collectors and exhibitors from
the United States, Europe and around
the world to our extraordinary
event in July.”

This innovative Royal Doulton
Event is devoted to bringing
the finest in antique English art
pottery to discerning collectors
and dealers from around the


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