About 450 treasure hunters turned up to toast the 29th annual Hunt Valley Antiques Show and to get the first look at this year's cache of collectibles at the show's preview party.
Show committee chair Heather Noy and vice chair Anne Kellerman were on hand. So was interna-tionally renowned interior designer Alexandra Stoddard, a guest lecturer at the show, which raises more than $50,000 each year for Family and Children's Services of Central Maryland.
Among the preview's most dramatic finds was actor Barry Nelson. The 78-year-old co-star of movies such as "Airport" and "The Shining," says that for the last seven years he's made the trip from his New York City home to the show at Marriott's Hunt Valley Inn to indulge his passion for antiques.
Among others mingling and munching at the cocktail buffet were Family and Children's executive director Stan Levi; board members Armand Levin and J. Henry Butta; president Pamela F. Corckran; Greg Barnhill, managing director of international sales for BT Alex. Brown; and Mercantile Bank senior VP Alex Fisher.