Hi, I'm Steve Sylvia, publisher of North South Trader's Civil War magazine and chairman of the well received Maryland Antique Arms Show.

As many of you know, I have been promoting antique arms, Civil War, and military shows for over 30 years. The annual National Civil War & Antique Arms Show was established in 1973 ten years before we bought it. Since then we have also established the annual Autumn Gettysburg Show.

I set up at dozens of shows every year and, as a dealer, I am well acquainted with the show vendor's point of view. I arrange the shows and promote with an eye toward vendor satisfaction.

With your support the Maryland Antique Arms Show can grow into a great show and be a credit to our field. See you in late September!