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, along with Thomas Publications, the annual Autumn Gettysburg Show, now in its 13th year.

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!