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The Runner. Made by Fonderia Artistica Sabatino de Angelis & Fils in Napoli, Italy. It is unusual in that it has a mounted seal. Circa 1850-1875. Statue, 18¾ inches h.; base 10½ x 4¾ inches. The statue is a copy of a Greek original found in the Roman ruins of Herculaneum, the town once buried, like Pompeii, under ash. The original Runner is paired with another, one now chasing the other in a museum in Italy. This specimen shows off perfectly the outstanding characteristic of a good bronze: details rendered by a chiseler. Strands of hair, individual fingers and fingernails, toes and toenails all show up in clear definition. “If you feel his hair, you can feel the sharpness. All of that detail is the work of a chiseler.”
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Les Enfants d’ Edouard (The Children of Edward), by Francois Michel Pascal (1810-1882), 1852. Marked Daubrée editeur, designating the foundry. This bronze, a favorite of Passow’s, is in the French Troubadour style, a movement in the 1850s or ’60s depicting young innocent children. England’s child king Edward V and his brother Richard, a poignant historical subject, are reading together. The two children, also called the Princes in the Tower, were kept in the Tower of London, a prison, after the death of their father, Edward IV, in 1483, supposedly for their protection. However, they disappeared forever that summer. In 1852, Pascal showed the plaster version at the Salon, the official art exhibition of the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Paris, France, for over a century. Passow has never seen Les Enfants in this size before but has seen a smaller version in a book and a marble version sold online. In the strands of hair and other details, this statue displays the fine detail of a premier bronze. Underneath the statue, a giant bolt is immediately apparent. Passow identified at least four pieces that had been separately cast, including a main piece, a child’s head, and the stool.
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Two French Ladies. By Georges Vander Straeten (1856-1941), Belgium. (above & right) “Vander Straeten is one of the more famous and prolific bronze artists, very much into Art Nouveau ladies. She is wearing a tri-corn French hat. This statue comes in several sizes. Part of the pleasure of a threedimensional figure comes from viewing it from different angles. (Photos by Linda Simpkins)
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German Shepherds (left), by Charles Paillet (18711937), France. Signed. Pre-WWI or a little after. 21 inches x 16 inches x 8½ inches. Signed in the front left corner Ch. Paillet Medaille D’Or. Paillet won a gold medal for this design at the annual art exhibition of the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Paris, France. This is a lifetime bronze, meaning it was cast during the artist’s lifetime and not after his death. Dogs were one of the artist’s specialties. German Shepherds (above) Passow is as interested in the underside as in the outside of a statue because it gives more clues about its age. Most turn-of-the-century or older bronzes are cast in several pieces. This one is cast in three; each dog and the base is cast separately. “These bolts don’t look as old as some. Some have hand-cut nuts that were used to hold things together.”
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Hebe, the Greek goddess of youth, feeds her father, Zeus, in the form of an eagle. Plaster statues like this one were popular from about 1875 to 1900. Hebe and a complementary figure might have appeared on either side of a fireplace or staircase.
homes, life-sized pairs often appeared at the foot of staircases or on either side of a fireplace. Craftsmanship is what really sets what Passow calls a Grand Tour bronze apart. Bronzes were usually cast in more than one part and bolted together. The separation into several parts enabled the artist to construct a more intricate design. Liquid bronze was poured into a mold through sprues and eventually hardened. When the mold and sprues were removed, the solid figure emerged with
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A Goth, a Germanic madman, made of spelter (above and detail, right). “You can see the thinness, you can see how they pour them.” The painted finish is not the original. The base is too modern a wood to be original, and it would have been black. “It is remarkable to find his sword, and the wings on top of the helmet are usually gone; they are really easy to snap off.”
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Japanese bronze. Meiji period 1880-1900. It is signed on the bottom in Japanese characters. Once Passow gets that translated, he will be able to date it more accurately. “This is a good one—he has markings on the bottom of his paws. His coloring is well preserved, though when it was made, it stood out even more than it does now. The two-tone patina was a bunch of extra work. I’m presuming it meant they patinated it in two different ways. They ate away the metal in one area. They had to put on a coating, probably wax, to keep the other metal area from being eaten away. You see how shiny the lighter color is. The darker is more pitted. They did the smoothing of the statue first. Once they ate the metal away, they weren’t able to polish it down. It was all smooth like the lighter color of brown first.” Passow considers Japanese bronzes like this one equal to or better than any of the French bronze sculptors. Tigers sculptures also often appear attacking each other or on the back of an elephant or being stomped on by an elephant. “I unfortunately have never been able to own one,” Passow confessed. Restoring Your Home? ClipThis Ad!
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Dutch Girl. Artist: P Lenoir. “Couldn’t find out much about him, but it is signed.” 1920s. A foundry mark cast into it reads Cire perdue, indicating the lost wax method of casting. “When you look at it, it is more an impressionist interpretation of the subject, rather blurred, so they didn’t need to have the sharply drawn detail that came with chiseling. This is example shows that some cire perdue castings with cast seals can be right and old.” By Uriela. Made in Germany. Inscription on back: IA 2540. Circa 1895. Handmade in clay, baked, and then painted, this bust is a terra cotta in the Art Nouveau style. The markings on the base are meant to spell her name. Although Passow can’t make the writing out, her dark skin and the coins and bangles hanging from her headband indicate she is probably a heroine of the Middle East. She also has a small hole in her ear where an earring probably dangled, accentuating her neck. “It all comes from the touring,” Passow said. “They went to Europe, the Middle East, to Egypt.” Terra cotta busts painted and in good condition like this one are rare because they are fragile. “You cannot drop these, and the paint cannot stand big temperature or humidity changes.”
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Coquette. Terra cotta. Not signed. A copy of a famous French marble statue.
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The Shepherd. Pine woodcarving. Continental. Late 17th or early 18th century. Passow has seen pictures of “an exact lead version” seven feet tall paired with a matching shepherdess, both out of a garden in England. Both the wooden and leaden versions were probably copies taken from an engraving or earlier public piece.
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Over 50 years Experience in Appraisals and Estate Sales 332 South Broadway, Wayzata, MN 55391
Tues - Sat: 10am to 4pm 952-473-7719
www.TheGoldMineAntiques.com • GoldMineAntiques@yahoo.com
MONDAY - SATURDAY
10:30am - 5pm THE COUNTRY LOOK SUNDAY inchance ANTIQUES 1-4pm (by or appt.)
240 240Water Water Street St., Excelsior • 952-474-0050 9Excelsior, cozy roomsMN of American & European antiques for the discerning collector & decorator 952-474-0050 Mon.-Sat. 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
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Friday • Saturday • Sunday
June 20th, 21st & 22nd
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Design Trends of the Mid-20th Century
A World of Fun
50th Anniversary of the New York World’s Fair by Donald-Brian Johnson Abe Lincoln was there. So were the Flintstones. Michelangelo’s Pieta
paid an exclusive visit. And, the enormous inhabitants of Sinclair Oil’s “Dinoland” bid folks a toothy welcome. During the
U.S. Rubber’s giant tire Ferris wheel was a hit with Fairgoers of all ages. (Photo courtesy of Bill Cotter)
summers of 1964 and ’65, a gee-whillikers wonderland welcomed one and all to Flushing Meadows Park, a former New York garbage dump. This was the place to be, a oncein-a-lifetime opportunity to experience “the world of tomorrow—today!” A ferocious denizen of Sinclair Dinoland, in a souvenir slide by Frank B. Christopher. $5-10.
122 N. Main • Hutchinson
• Hours •
Mon-Sat 10am-5pm Sunday Noon-5pm AMPLE PARKING IN BACK!
• Antiques & Collectibles • Over 65 Dealers • Smalls to Furniture
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The Treasure Shed 1170 Hwy 7 E • Hutchinson, MN 55350
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK Mon. - Sat. 10-5 • Sun. 12-5
• • 55+ Dealers • •
Stop in & Visit our ‘Back Yard’!
A GREAT selection of garden & outdoor items!
1842 HWY 7
OPEN (Corner of County 9 & Hwy 7) IN OUR NEW 5,000 SQ. FT. Lester Prairie, MN 55354 LOCATION! 763-221-3845 COME VISIT! Wed: 5pm - 8pm LOTS OF Thurs-Sat: 10am - 5pm GREAT Sun: Noon - 5pm DEALER SPACE Vintage, Retro, Antiques, Collectibles AVAILABLE! New / Used / Repurposed SheriMoore@centurylink.net
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The BARN and “BARN YARD” has lawn furniture - benches - for your YARD/GARDEN - CREATIVITY!! (320) 238-2579 9676 Babcock Ave. S. (1 mi S of 212 on Cty 81) Plato, MN 55370 Wed.-Sat. 11-5, Sun. 12-5 Saundra Schaitberger
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Open three days a month Thurs:10-5 • Fri & Sat: 10-4
~ Jun 19, 20, 21 & Jul 17, 18, 19 ~
Open 4 days a month - 12 dealers under one roof and a yard packed full!
The NaTure of IT Ms. Mac’s Too
• Jul 17, 18, 19, & 20 •
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• Jun 19, 20, 21, & 22 • Open EARLY at 9:00am Thurs - Sat
Thurs: 9-8 • Fri: 9-7 • Sat: 9-5 • Sun: 11-4
714-1st Ave E (Hwy 101) • Shakopee
Na-Na’s Unforgettable Treasures NOW
by Donald-Brian Johnson
QUALITY DEALERS WANTED Limited Space Available
in the middle
Spend A Day
Main Street Antiques
952 361 3000 MsMacsAntiques.com 952 381 4246 TheNatureOfIt.com 109-1/2 3rd St East Antiques • Garden • Architectural Vintage Finds • Home Comforts
421 Louisa St., • Hamburg, MN
(Located 1/2 block S of Baseball Park 1-1/2 blocks N of the Post Office)
(952) 467-3527 Summer Open HOuSe
~ Hours ~
JUN 6 - JUN 21 • M-Sat. 9-5; Sun. 12-5
Beer & Bar Collectibles including Lighted Signs & Pictures. 100+ items! Other Antiques & Collectibles.
400+ Pieces of Roseville
Come in to the Treasure Chest . . .
Tues - Sat 10am - 5pm
18 3rd Avenue SE Norwood Young America, MN 55397 A wide selection of Antiques, vintage items, glassware, antique tools, beer collectibles, and repurposed furniture at affordable prices!
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TREASURE CHEST ANTIQUES Antiques • Collectibles • Primitives Glassware & Lots of Treasures Open: Mon-Thurs: 10:30-1 • Fri-Sun: 10-5
115 1st Street E. • Jordan, MN 55352 (952)492-5005
Radio Tubes & Tube Testing • Dennis & Rose
A statue of Abe Lincoln greeted visitors to the Illinois Pavilion (and a walking, talking Abe amazed them inside). Souvenir slide by Frank B. Christopher, $5-10.
Hopkins Inset Map 1/16/09
The Phillip Johnson-designed New York Pavilion observation towers. Souvenir slide by Charles Mueller. $5-10.
Cont. from page 10
This was the New York World’s Fair. And I was there, too. In the official “Fair Guidebook,” event president Robert Moses noted, “the Fair aims to be universal, to have something for everyone.” That it did, which is why it retains its significance 50 years after the fact. Mid-century modern was the overriding architectural style. Space-age futurism, in the form of spheres, spires, and swooping, sweeping, building facades, resulted in a design environment just right for the atomic generation. New and more adaptable construction materials, such as fiberglas and
stainless steel, meant that anything that could be imagined could be built. Here was a place where the Jetsons would be right at home. (In fact, in some Fair advertising materials, they were.) Now, about my own World’s Fair connection: in 1965, I was chosen for the Boy Scout Service Corps. Our job: staffing the fair’s Boy Scout Pavilion. Our attire: old-fashioned campaign hats, and,
Scout Service Corps jacket and campaign hat. $125-150/set. (photos by DonaldBrian Johnson, except as noted))
over our regular khaki uniforms, must-wearat-all-times red nylon jackets. (Since this was summertime, many a sweltering Fair day was in store.) We were each assigned specific Pavilion duties. Mine: demonstrating mouthto-mouth resuscitation on Resusci-Annie. Remember her? This
lifelike plastic dummy had a full-sized head crowned with wispy blonde hair, and a realistic torso. When resuscitation was performed correctly, Annie’s chest would miraculously rise and fall. But, since Annie had to fold up in a suitcase when not in use, the rest of her was much less realistic. Her
One of the many souvenirs stands dotting the Fairgrounds. (Photo courtesy of Bill Cotter)
legs, just ski pants stuffed with cotton batting, had a habit of flopping about the display table. Plus, Annie’s rubbery lips had to be wiped thoroughly with rubbing alcohol after each use, playing havoc with teenage complexions.
Unisphere ceramic book ends, $40-50. (Photo courtesy of Andy Kaufman)
Just off the SW corner of 12th & Main 35E
35W 35 W
Over 200 Dealers in 5 Great Stores!
Paris Flea Market Saturday, June 21st 10am - 5pm ~ Outdoors ~ Rain or Shine
Mon.-Sat. 10am - 5pm
152 Blake Road Hopkins, MN 55343
An eclectic mix of antique, vintage & collectible treasures. Ample parking in the back with a back entrance... Coffee’s always on! Hours: Mon-Sat: 10am to 6pm Sun: 12 to 5pm
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Blake Antiques QUALITY ANTIQUES & COLLECTABLES FROM 1860-1960
• Jewelry • Sterling • Art Pottery • Vintage • • Clothing • Furniture • Decorative Arts • • Dolls • Cottage • Tuesday Saturday 11am-6pm Sunday 12pm-5pm
40 Dealers 7,500 Sq. Ft. of Antiques
3,000+ sq. ft. of 50’s, 60’s and 70’s furniture, decor and vintage clothes. OPEN Thurs-Sat 11-5; Sun Noon-4
8 12th Ave S., Hopkins, MN
Antiques on Mainstreet
Antiques Bel Air
Cont. on page 12
Visit Historic Downtown
The Southwest Metro’s Largest Vintage Shopping Experience!
A General Tour Set of slides was on sale at the Fair for the camera-phobic. Shown in one was the iconic Unisphere, in a photo by Ludolf Burkhard. $5-10.
Royal China 1964 World’s Fair decanter, 12 inches h., $25-30. (Jan McKelvie Collection)
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901 Mainstreet • Hopkins, MN
AMs Buying quality pieces or entire estates
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~ ANTIQUES ~ VINTAGE ~ RETRO ~
Monday - Saturday 10:30-5:30 Sunday 12:00 -5:00
911 Mainstreet • Hopkins, MN
ANTIQUE MALL 68 Dealers With 10,000 Sq. Ft. On 2 Levels
1008 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343 Hours: Mon.-Sat. 11-6; Sun. 11-5
A Wonderful Mixture of Antiques & Collectibles Gift Certificates Available • We Accept Visa/MC
Cont. from page 11
However, time away from Annie was magical. My fair notebook indicates that, over the summer, “Don saw 41 exhibits.”
The Old Times Among the favorites: walking, talking Abe General Motors’ Lincoln (Disney’s first Futurama; GE’s use of that technology); Skydome; the Kodak U.S. Rubber’s 80-foot Moondeck; the Vatican Ferris wheel in the Pavilion, with its awe- shape of a gigantic tire; inspiring Pieta sculpture; the Illinois Smack Dab Cont. on page 13/14 Pavilion with a
Visit Historic Downtown
Located on Second Street - under the Hwy 61 Bridge.
Second Street antiqueS mall ~ Antiques ~Vintage ~ Shabby Chic ~ Lamps ~ Decor ~ Glassware
Tues-Sat: 10am - 5pm Sun: Noon - 5pm
The EMPORIUM Antiques, Collectibles Used Books and much MORE!
30+ dealers offering a large Variety. circa 1820-1960. always Buying and Selling.
109 2nd Street E Hastings, MN 55033
Historic Downtown Hastings Feels Like home!
A must-have for every Fair attendee: the “Official Guide,” 1965 edition. $10-15.
Two souvenir tumblers, one depicting the brandnew Shea Stadium, the other the New York State Pavilion. 6½ inches h., $10-15 each. (Jan McKelvie Collection)
Historic Downtown 213 East Second Street Hastings, MN
OPEN 10-5 DAILY
Enjoy our river view!
204 E Second St Hastings, MN
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301 Hwy 63 S • Racine, Mn 55967
~ Plus four more Shops in area! ~ A Short Drive ona two-block Hwy. 55!
15 minutes S of Rochester on Hwy #63 OR I-90 Exit 209A then 5 mi S on Hwy #63
Overnight suitcase, ready for a trip to— where else—the New York World’s Fair! $35-50. (Photo courtesy of Andy Kaufman)
Antiquing in the
Mississippi River Valley
RIVER FALLS, WISCONSIN
Riverwalk Art & Antiques 127 N. Main - River Falls, WI 715-425-0149 • Open Daily
Original art, antiques, vintage, primitive, reﬁnished furniture, home decor, ephemera, cards and gifts.
RED WING, MN
AL’S ANTIQUE MALL
Hidden Oak International Antiques & Collectibles
Proprietors of Antiques Vintage Collectible Curiosity
New merchandise arrives almost daily
512 Plum Street • Red Wing, MN 55066 (Across from Salvation Army)
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 9-5, Sun 10-5 “Come Join Us In Red Wing”
RED WING, MN
N5852 490th St Ellsworth, WI 54011 715-273-5008 651-434-5782
By chance or appointment. Please call ahead.
BAY CITY, WISCONSIN
3rd Floor Antiques A Great Day Trip or a Weekend Getaway! 35
“For over 25 years.”
1811 Old West Main St. 651-388-3331 Thurs - Sun - 10am-5pm Co-author of 3 books on Red Wing Pottery
OVER 8,000 COPIES OF THIS AD ARE PRINTED EACH MONTH!
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LA CROSSE, WISCONSIN
Antique Center of La Crosse Gillete
YOUR TOWN HERE
75 Booths, 3 Floors
110 S. 3rd St. Downtown
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK • Mon-Sat: 10-6, Sun: 11-5 www.thirdfloorantiques.crappietomtackle.com
Beautiful Scenery, Friendly small towns and GREAT ANTIQUING!
(Located on the 3rd floor in Pottery Place Center)
2000 Old West Main • Red Wing, MN
ECHO’S OF THE PAST ANTIQUES
Sheryel & Scott Reeverts
Mon.-Sat. 9-5:30 Sun 11- 5:30
61 14 35
N1658 County Rd C Bay City, Wisconsin
(1/4 mile North of Hwy 35)
Patti & Kevin Huppert firstname.lastname@example.org
www.echosofthepast.net COON VALLEY, WISCONSIN
DONNA'S DAUGHTERS 207 CENTRAL AVE 608•452•2404
VINTAGE, UPCYCLED AND REPURPOSED ITEMS, HANDCRAFTED ITEMS AND FUN, FUNKY JUNK. OPEN: Wed Thurs Fri & Sat 10am - 5pm
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On opening day in 1964, “Ice-Travaganza,” one of the featured attractions, sponsored a cruise to the New York World’s Fair. Ticket, $30-40. (Photo courtesy of Andy Kaufman)
Oval Unisphere tray with enamel decoration, marked “Japan.” 7¼ inches l., $15-20. (Jan McKelvie Collection)
Unisphere salt-and-peppers, 2 inches h., with accompanying tray, 4 inches l. Japan, $10-15/set.
Antiquing with the
Original Pioneers in
Gold Rush Country NORTHFIELD
Antiques of northfield
Harmony Minnesota Iowa
416 S. Division • Northfield, MN
Open 7 Days A Week M-Sat 11-6, Th 11-8, Sun 12-5
31265 County 24 Blvd. (In the Cannon Valley Mall)
Mon-Sat: 10:30-5:30 Sun: Noon-5:00
Come to see the Largest Collection of 1950’s Television Lamps in the World! Stay for the great retro and antique goodies.
CANNON FALLS AnTiques boughT, sATurDAY solD, & 10am - 4pm TrADeD schAffer's Antiques thru
general line of antiques specializing in advertising, pottery, stoneware, furniture, primitives, pictures and tools. 111 North 4th St • old BaNk BuildiNg dowNtowN CaNNoN FallS • (507) 263-5200
MeMory Maker antiques
general line of antiques & Collectibles
OPEN dailY • 50 dealers
31752 65th ave., Cannon Falls, MN 55009
located midway between rochester & the twin Cities. turn east from hwy. 52 at either stoplight. Next to John deere implement.
350 22nd st. - Zumbrota
(507) 732-5321 specializing in investment-quality antiques.
Located behind McDonalds
Red Wing- 23 mi.
Twin Cities- 40 mi. 52
• Zumbrota Memory Maker Antiques
60 Faribault- 29 mi.
52 Rochester- 23 mi.
Open Daily: Mon-Sat 10-5 • Sun 12-5
Old RiveR valley antique Mall
Rochester's Newest Mall
Over 20 Quality Dealers
3727 Commercial Drive SW Rochester, MN 55902 Monday-Saturday 9:30 - 5:30 Sunday 12:00 - 5:30 507-208-4505
old rooster antiques
106 N. Broadway • rochester, MN 55906
224 Central Avenue • Faribault, MN
A Complete Line of General Antiques HOURS: Monday - Saturday 10 am - 4 pm
Antiques of the Midwest Antiques and Collectibles Featuring a wide variety of genuine antiques offered by multiple dealers
Hours Mon-Sat 10am - 4pm • Sun Noon - 4pm Phone: (507) 377-8212 • (507) 456-3699
(Closed Mondays - December - March)
Follow the I-35 /Hwy 52 / I-90 Loop
218 S Washington Ave • Albert Lea, MN
Multi-dealer shop offering a wide selection of quality merchandise
OPEN DAILY Mon. - Sat. 10am - 6pm Sun. 11am - 6pm
Phone: 507-635-5554 416 N. Main St. Mantorville, MN 55955 www.Mantorvillesquare.com
Olde Tyme Antiques
50422 262nd Street • Austin, MN 507-437-3343 or 507-438-7070
Hours - By Chance or appointment Call first to make sure we’re open!
Directions: 4 mi. N of Austin on Hwy 218 to 262nd St., then 2.5 mi west. Watch for signs.
30+ DeaLers — oPen DaiLy Mon-Sat 9:30-5:30 • Sun 12:00-5:30 hwy 52 - oronoco (Exit # 64 - follow signs)
SpECializiNg iN qualitY aNtiquES & CollECtiBlES For EvErYoNE.
YOUR TOWN HERE There’s Always Room for One More Shop in The Old Times! Call or email for information: Lia Doyscher (715) 442-2147 Lia.D@TheOldTimes.com The Old Times PO Box 411 • Sauk Centre, MN 56378
Mon-Fri: 10am-6pm Sat-Sun: 10am-5pm Over 20 quality dealers featuring pottery, glassware, china, stoneware, furniture, doll repair, & lamp parts.
• One-Level • Handicap Accessible • 100 Dealers • 10,000 Sq. Ft.
Open Daily 10-5 507-886-6660
50 Industrial Blvd NE (a direct turn off US Hwy 52)
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Cont. from page 12
Souvenir thermometer with Fair visuals, marked “A Pamco Product.” 6 inches sq., $25-30. (Jan McKelvie Collection)
and, of course, the Pepsi-Cola Pavilion, featuring the debut of Disney’s “It’s A Small World.” During our “Small World” minicruise past multinational singing and cavorting puppets, the boat ground to a halt.
Cont. on page 22
HAUPT ANTIEK MARKET
VINTAGE FINDS & FUN, REMEMBER... IT’S THE THRILL OF THE HUNT!
7570 147th St W • Apple Valley
(5 mi. S. of the Mall of America on Cedar Ave to 147th St, then W. one blk. - on the left, across from Famous Dave’s)
Open Only 4 Days a Month!
June 19, 20, 21, & 22
Disney’s “It’s A Small World” boat ride was the star attraction of the Pepsi Pavilion. Souvenir booklet and record, $15-20 each.
Add that Americana look to celebrate summer. Fill your home, cabin, deck and garden with vintage and primitive pieces that add warmth and color.
302 Oak St • Farmington, MN
651-463-3401 www.VintageMarketplace.org An Occasional Shop Located in Downtown Farmington, MN
June 2014 Main Events
Hours Thurs. 9am-8pm Fri. 9am-7pm Sat. 9 am-5pm Sun. 11 am-4pm
Thursday • Friday • Saturday • Sunday UPCOMING MARKET
TWO FANTASTIC WEEKENDS FOR YOUR SHOPPING PLEASURE!
Thurs-Sun, June 19th-22nd Thurs-Sun June 26th-29th
PHONE: 651-329-3871 email@example.com or www.hauptantiek.com
Thurs, Fri, & Sat: 10am - 7pm • Sun: 11am - 5pm Be sure to Like Us on
“Ben Franklin,” star of the Tower of Light show. After the close of the Fair, a young collector requested the light-up figurine—and received it! (Photo courtesy of Gary Holmes)
South-Central Minnesota NEW ULM
28 N Minnesota St. New Ulm, MN 56073
(507) 359-1090 Mon.-Sat. 10-5 • Sun. 12-4
Pond Road Antiques
111 Butterworth St., Mankato, MN
1 block N of Perkins on Hwy 169
Open Daily Mon-Sat 10-5 • Sun 12-5
Including Janesville, Mankato, New Ulm, Rapidan, St. Peter, and Waseca YOUR TOWN HERE Melissa & Doug Toy’s ® *
June 12-15 September 13,& 1426-29 & 15
September 219&- 5 22 Thu, Fri,20, Sat: Thursday-Saturday Sun: 1 - 4 10 am - 4 pm Other times open by Other or times by chance Chance Appointment! or appointment
* Dishes * it takes two
Cell: 507-340-5794 Cell: 507-340-5794 A Lovely Collection of Light Lunch 19075 Rapidan 19075 RapidanAvenue Ave., Serving • Handcrafted items Downtown Rapidan56001 Downtown Rapidan, and Desserts • Gifts • Antiques
PO Box 411 • Sauk Centre, MN 56378
Occasional Rapidan Chautauqua at Rapidan Historical Society Sale Dates
Call or email for information: Paul Post - (320) 492-6399 Paul@TheOldTimes.com The Old Times
June 28 Special Event
* Quilts * Rugs * Furniture * Jewelry
There’s Always Room for One More Shop in The Old Times!
RAPIDAN Vintage * Retro * Records * Watkins * Aprons
41214 - 436th St. • St. Peter, MN (Hwy. 99 west of st. Peter 6mi rigHt on Co. rd 13 for 2-1/2mi rigHt on 436tH street 1/4mi)
Hours: Wed-Fri 11-5 • Sat 11-4 Sun Noon- 5 Antiques • Collectibles Bobble-heads Memorabilia • Twins for sale.
MANKATO A ntique W Arehouse 25 PLUS Booths Available To Dealers & Collectors FEATURES Roseville • Pink/Green Depression Glass Furniture • Primitives • Carnival Glass
125 Ruth Street (Behind the Bobber Shop)
507-388-1824 • Mankato
Hours: Tues - Sat 10am-6pm • Sun 12-4pm
OPEN Wed-Sat 11-5
615 South Front Street 507-345-7551 10,000 sq ft One-owner Shop
ST. PETER St. Nick’s Antiques
A large selection of glass, porcelain, pottery, furniture, jewelry, pictures, lamps, books, primitives & more.
JANESVILLE Ms. Mac's Antiques and Coffee Shop
100 North Main Street • Janesville, MN Phone: (507) 234-2226 An "ever-changing" variety of country and primitives uniquely displayed in a century-old building OPEN: Tues. thru Sat. 10-5 Closed Sundays & Mondays
Old Town Antiques & Mercantile
521 N. Riverfront Dr. Mankato, MN 56001
(507) 386-0600 HOURS:
unique multi-dealer shop M-T-Th-Fri.-Sat. 11-5:30 Alocated in the heart of Old Sun. 1-4 • Closed Wed. Town that unites the present with the past.
1101 N. State St. Waseca, MN 56093
Open 7 Days a Week • M-F 10-5 • Sat 9-5 • Sun 12-4 (507) 835-4000
Vintage • Furniture • Collectibles Glass & Pottery • Home Accents • Gifts 5,000 sq. ft. of shopping! PastPresentAntiquesAndGifts.com
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Walnut show claims Father’s Day weekend --PRESS RELEASE WALNUT, IOWA—Walnut, Iowa, has good reason to dub itself “Iowa’s Antique City.” Every year, the AMVETS there turn the whole town into an
antiques show over Father’s Day weekend. This year they are presenting their 32nd annual Walnut Antique Show from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, June 13; 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday,
June 14; and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 15. House Beautiful named the Walnut Show, which attracts
dealers from all over the country, one of the best street shows in the country. Admission and
parking, free. For information, log on to www. walnutantiqueshow. com
MINNESOTA ANTIQUES DEALERS ASSOCIATION
ANTIQUES & DECORATIVE ARTS SHOW
AnTIQUE FlEA MArkET
May 18 • June 29 • Aug 10 • Sept 28
Saturday, June 7, 2014 10-6 • Sunday, June 8, 2014 11-4
Gate $5.00 • Free Parking • Opens 7 am • No Pets Over 500 Inside & Outside Dealers Rain or Shine • Fairgrounds Hwy 11
49 th Annual
Be SURE to stop by
Minnesota’s ONLY Vetted Antique Show!
Held Outdoors in Riverside Park
Fine Arts Building MinnesotA stAte FAir grounds 1442 Cosgrove street st. PAul, MinnesotA 55108 AdMission $6
ANTIQUE & FLEA MARKET
Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 6 & 7, 2014
MANTORVILLE, MN Antique Dealers Wanted.
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For Info. Write: Marigold Days Antique Show P.O. Box 202 • Mantorville, MN 55955
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org • www.MarigoldDays.com Phone: 507-635-3551
32 nd ANNUAL WALNUT ANTIQUE SHOW
Star of the North Minnesota’s Most Exciting Antique Event of the Year! QUALITY DEALERS is the trademark of our show!
Walnut, Iowa • Just off I-80, Exit 46 in Iowa ~ “Iowa’s Antique City”
aNtique 49 Show Annual & Sale Held Outdoors in Riverside Park
June 13 - 15, 2014 Father’s Day Weekend
Marigold Days F riday
JuNe 27, 28, & 29 MN STATE FAIRGROUNDS
ANTIQUE & FLEA
EDUCATION BUILDING 1265 N SNelliNg Ave • St. PAul
FREE Parking FREE Admission!
Friday 9am - 6pm • Saturday 8am - 6pm Sunday 8am - 4pm
10am - 6pm
S aturday 10am - 6pm
S unday MARKET 11am - 4pm
Art Pottery • Jewelry Furniture • Silver Matching Art Glass • Tins • Tools Advertising • Postcards and MORE!
S A 3 n i-94 - 2 S H 36) Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 6 & 7, 2014 L d S a
towNSeNd PromotioNS MANTORVILLE, MN (641) 832-2700 (507) 269-1473 www.IridescentHouse.com
Antique Dealers Wanted.
ADMISSION $6 - GOOD ALL 3Days DAYSAntique • This Ad Good for $1 OFF 1 Admission For Info. Write: Marigold Show
P.O. Box 202 • Mantorville, MN 55955
e-mail: email@example.com • www.MarigoldDays.com
Friday, June 27, 3pm - 8pm Saturday, June 28, 10am - 4pm In the Progress Center, State Fairgrounds, Saint Paul, Minnesota
24TH ANNUAL TWIN CITIES
ANTIQUARIAN & RARE BOOK FAIR 2014 $7 Opening Night $5 Saturday Lots of FREE parking 651-290-0700 or www.tcarbf.com
(Enter fairgrounds at main gate off Snelling Avenue. 2nd right. 4 blocks north. Just south of water tower.) ANTIQUARIAN, RARE, AND FINE BOOKS IN MANY FIELDS Americana, regional & Minnesota history, illustrated, travel, children’s, first editions, fine bindings, autographs, railroading, modern literature, ephemera, science & technology, cookbooks
Land of Lakes
The Old Times Th
Antique Postcard & Paper Show
Friday, July 25th & Saturday, July 26th Friday 9am-6pm • Saturday 9am-4pm
Admission $4 (Good for Both Days)
Twin Cities’ Largest!
Featuring Over 40 Dealers from all over the country! Postcards * Victorian Trade Cards * Postcards * Calendars * Postcards Vintage Prints * Postcards * Sports Memorabilia * Postcards * Stereoviews Photographs * Posters * Postcards * Sheet Music * Postcards Valentines * Menus * Postcards * Maps * Ephemera Books * Supplies * Postcards
Join us at our spacious and beautiful location conveniently located just off I-35E one block N of the intersection of Yankee Doodle & Pilot Knob Roads on Central Parkway.
On-site Food Available
Eagan Community Center • 1501 Central Parkway Eagan, Minnesota 55121
Presented By: Yesterday’s Mail Morgan Hassenmayer
860.319.4022 or 203.387.2877 • PostcardLady@comcast.net
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Isanti County Fairgrounds Cambridge, MN 1 mile East of Hwy 65 on Hwy 95 Just 40 miles due North of the Twin Cities 12 miles West of i-35 and Tanger outlet mall on Hwy 95
CAMBRIDGE ANTIQUE FAIR Aug. 2
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Hundreds of Antiques Dealers
Sat. 8 am-5 pm • Sun. 9 am-4 pm
indoors & outside
ViNTAgE & DECorATiNg iTEms!!
Antiques • Primitives • Furniture Glassware • Jewelry • Military Items Toys, and MUCH, MUCH more!
For Information Contac t: Metropromos, Inc. Kermit & Jeanie Wellman ; Kers PO Box 219, Cedar, MN tin Quigley 55011 (763) 434-6664 or kwel firstname.lastname@example.org $ 00 Adm
- Kids 12 and under FREE
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There are a few indoor
EARLY BUYERS- FRIDAY - one ad per admission.) , Aug. 1, 9am-6pm - $2 (good for the weekend
dealer spaces available yet - many outdoor sp aces! www.CambridgeAntiqueFair.com
Second Section June 2014 Volume 24 Number 6 Page 17
• “Vintage, Collectible, & Antique Wonders” • ANTIQUES
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Gear heads glory in antique motorcycles by Virginia Broich ST. PAUL, MINN—They fish motorcycles out of lakes, excavate them from barns, borrow them from museums, buy them, trade them, restore them, coddle them, and congregate once a year to admire them. Members of the Viking Chapter Howard Wagner, 85-year-old sage of the cycles, and his grandson, Jeremy, next to Wagner’s 1941 Indian Sport Scout. He modified this motorcycle with a specially built oil tank and starter. As he grew older, Wagner found it increasingly difficult to kickstart this motorcycle, so he installed an electric starter. (Photos by Les Broich) Gear heads
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A 1934 Harley-Davidson VLD model. The placard in front of this motorcycle reads, “Fresh ‘Barn Find’ hidden for years right here in Minnesota. It is in all original condition.” Many antique motorcycle buffs search for bikes with original parts and in their original condition. The value of the motorcycle increases when nothing is modified.
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of the American Motorcycle Clubs of America (AMCA) showed up at the Progress Building at the Minnesota State Fair Grounds last June Granny Fay & her Junk Hunk Look Forward to Seeing You!
1960 Harley-Davidson Topper with a sidecar. It’s very rare to find this bike with a sidecar. The first sidecar appeared in France in 1893. One of the oldest sidecars is the British Watsonian. Harley-Davidson began producing its own sidecar in 1915.
with over 250 antique motorcycles and plan to do the same this year. Unofficial club historian Tom Jones explained that the Viking Chapter is “a group of people who ride, repair, restore, and preserve old Rescue, Repurpose, reuse
motorcycles.” The club enjoys sharing motorcycle stories and discussing problems of motorcycles that need fixing. “We don’t talk politics,” Jones said. “We’re gear heads.” Jones has a passion for antique motorcycles.
“A lot of people associate motorcycles with their youth. I still own an old Harley I’ve had for 50 years.” Altogether, he owns 80 motorcycles and about
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The oldest motorcycle at the meet, a 1903 Indian Camelback. This model, manufactured for Indian’s first 50 years, once posted a top speed of 32 miles per hour. On loan from the John Parham Collection at the National Motorcycle Museum in Anamosa, Iowa.
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20 scooters and motor bikes. “I keep them in a big barn, 20 feet by 30 feet.” Jones plans to hold on to many of his motorcycles because of their historic value. “Every one has a story.” In 1999, Jones, a retired history teacher, produced a silver anniversary historical
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Trudi JohnsonRichards, vice president of the national Motorcycle Clubs of America and longtime member of the Viking Chapter, worked as a judge at the meet. Johnson-Richards displayed her 1952 Harley 125 Tele-Glide, the forerunner of the Harley Hummer.
record of the club and its activities from 19741999. He dedicated it to the 27 “founding fathers who sat around a keg of beer and took that first important step in starting our club.” Over time, women joined the club. In 1987 Trudi JohnsonRichards began as the Viking Chapter’s secretary/treasurer. Today she is the vice president of the national AMCA. She related how the definition of an antique motorcycle has changed. In the past, the AMCA had only two categories: antique (1929 or older) and post antique (1930 to
1942). Today the motorcycle must be at least 25 years old to be called an antique. At the show, JohnsonRichards displayed her 1952 Harley 125 TeleGlide, the forerunner of the Harley Hummer. She also judged the annual motorcycle contest. The organizer of the event, Sean O’Neil, or “the head cat wrangler,” as he calls himself, is vice president of the Viking Chapter. “Through the meet we’ve raised the awareness of antique bikes. Whatever money
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Benelli Cobra originated in Italy and was mostly imported by Cosmopolitan Motors in Pennsylvania and, according to the placard, also sold by Montgomery Ward. “This true Cobra has original paint and a feature I have never seen, the enclosed chain guard,” the owner said. “Because their serial numbering system was meaningless, and most of Bellini’s were titled in the sold year, it’s not possible to date exactly. It was probably made in about 1967.”
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A silvery blue Triumph 3TA from 1962 billed as “the first and smallest unit construction twin produced by Triumph.” The owner swears its 350cc, 18.5 horsepower engine of 6500 rpm will cruise at 60 to 65 mph. This bike has logged 54,000 miles and retains much of the once “maligned and often discarded ‘bathtub’ bodywork and 17 inch wheels. It has never been restored and still sees regular use on slow, sunny days.”
technical seminars. His specialties are detailed painting that personalizes motorcycles and the correct use of materials for repair. Howard Wagner, 85-year-old sage of the cycles, attended the meet with Jeremy, his grandson. With great admiration, Jeremy Wagner said his grandfather is “the best
Sean O’Neil, “the head cat wrangler” and organizer of the meet, is the vice president of the Viking Chapter. “Through the meet we’ve raised the awareness of antique bikes.” O’Neil wants to introduce the next generation to the finer points of repair and restoration of motorcycles through technical seminars.
guy around for Indian bikes,” the first American motorcycle. As Howard Wagner grew older, it became increasingly difficult for him to kick start his Indian bike, which he
The net around this 1938 NSU or Nekarsulum Company, named for two rivers in Germany, symbolizes how this motorcycle was discovered. A commercial fisherman snagged this unusual catch at the bottom of Big Swan Lake in Dassel, Minn., in 2012. The motorcycle sat at the bottom of the lake for 56 years.
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Jeff Carstensen, director of the National Motorcycle Museum in Anamosa, Iowa, points out the pan head on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle.
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This 1963 Cushman two-speed Super Silver Eagle, characterized by an electric starter, was the last model manufactured by Cushman.
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period. Today the Indian is making a comeback. The chapter showcased an abundance of HarleyA 1970, 5-speed Condor, originating in Italy, was Davidsons. Harley built for the Swiss Army. “The government enthusiasts classify the contract required it to be a Swiss-built machine. year of antique Off came the Ducati badges...Condor badges motorcycles through of installed,” the owner said. the shape of the engine. Another exhibited was with no brakes and no Pan heads replaced the a 1913 Indian Twin. In transmission. To stop knucklehead in 1948. 1913, Indian was the this motorcycle, the In 1965 the pan head world’s largest rider used his foot. was replaced by the All motorcycle manufac- Indian developed the shovelhead. turer. At the time, the first electric motorcycle variations were on cycle was constructed starter during this display.
exhibited at the meet, so he installed an electric starter. “I like to modify things and make improvements,” he said. Indian motorcycles were first popular from 1901-1913. The National Motorcycle Museum in Anamosa, Iowa, loaned a 1903 Indian Camelback in the original Indian design. The oldest motorcycle at the meet, it once posted a top speed of 32 mph.
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Rick Wyatt, one of 85 vendors and a longstanding Viking Chapter member, sold motorcycle parts outside the Progress Building at the Minnesota State Fair Grounds.
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MAJOR ANTIQUES AND COLLECTIBLES SHOWS / SALES / MARKETS MAY 26, 2014 - JUNE 1, 2014 OCONOMOWOC, WI: Lake Country Antique Show. May 30th, 31st, & June 1st; Fri. 5pm-9pm, Sat. 10am-5pm, Sun. 11am-4pm. Olympia Resort & Spa, 1350 Royal Mile Road (I94 Exit 282, then 1 mi. N on Hwy 67). Admission: Adults $8; Children (15 and under) FREE. (Tickets valid all three days.) Catered food, dessert bar, gourmet coffees. Info.: (262)9684913 or www.AntiquesCenterAtWales.net. Page 16 (May) ANOKA, MN: The 16th Annual Anoka Antique Show, Craft, & Flea Market. Saturday and Sunday, May 31st & June 1st. Sat.: 8am-5pm; Sun.: 10am-4pm. Anoka County Fairgrounds, (1/2 mi N of Hwy. 10 on Ferry St. (Hwy 47) in Anoka). Admission: $4, under 12 FREE. FREE parking. Info.: MetroPromos, (763)434-6664 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www. MetroPromos.com. Pages 1 & 16 (May) JUNE 2, 2014 - JUNE 8, 2014 ST. PAUL, MN: The Minnesota Antiques Dealers Association (MADA) Antiques and Decorative Arts Show. Saturday and Sunday, June 7th & 8th. Sat. 10am - 6pm; Sun. 11am - 4pm. Fine Arts Building at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, 1442 Cosgrove Street (Enter on Snelling Ave. 3 mi. N of I-94 or 2 mi. S of State Hwy 36). Admission: $6. FREE Parking, handicap accessible. For information call (651)430-0095 or visit www. MNAntiquesDealers.com. Page 15.
Auction & Estate Sale Calendar The Old Times Auction & Estate Sale Calendar is a listing of auctions and estate sales advertised in The Old Times. The listing includes the location of the sale, the company name, the type of auction or sale and the page on which the advertisement can be found in this issue. (If no page is listed the advertisement appeared in the previous month’s issue.) May 29, 2014 Thursday 6:00 pm Cannon Falls, MN– A New Day Auctions Weekly Consignment Auction– P 25 June 2, 2014 Monday 6:00 pm St. Paul, MN– Luther Auctions Antique, Garden, Cabin & Porch Auction– P 24 June 5, 2014 Thursday 6:00 pm Cannon Falls, MN– A New Day Auctions Firearms & military Auction– P 25 June 9, 2014 Monday 6:00 pm St. Paul, MN– Luther Auctions Estate, Antique, & Collectible Auction– P 24 June 10, 2014 Tuesday 6:00 pm Rochester, MN – NEW Uptown Auction Center A New Day Auctions–Uncataloged Auction– P 25 June 16, 2014 Monday 6:00 pm St. Paul, MN– Luther Auctions Estate, Antique, & Collectible Auction– P 24 June 19, 2014 Thursday 6:00 pm Cannon Falls, MN– A New Day Auctions Antiques & Collectibles Auction– P 25 June 21, 2014 Saturday 9:00 am Rochester, MN– Olmsted County Fairgrounds John Kruesels Gen. Mdse. & Auction Co. Antique Estates Auction– P 28 June 26, 2014 Thursday 6:00 pm Cannon Falls, MN– A New Day Auctions Antiques & Collectibles Auction– P 25 June 26, 2014 Thursday 4:30 pm Hamburg, MN– Fahey & Associates Multi-party Antique/Collectable/Household Auction– P 25 June 30, 2014 Monday 6:00 pm St. Paul, MN– Luther Auctions Fine Art & Estate Auction– P 24
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WALNUT, IA: The 32nd Annual Walnut Antique Show. Sponsored by the Walnut AMVETS. Father’s Day WeekendFriday, Saturday & Sunday, June 13, 14, & 15. Fri.: 9am-6pm; Sat.: 8am-6pm; Sun.: 8am-4pm. Just off I-80, Exit 46 in Iowa. FREE parking and FREE admission. Info. www.WalnutAntiqueShow.com. Page 15.
THREE LAKES, WI: Funky Junk N’ More - A 4-Day Market held once each month in the Northwoods of Wiscocnsin. June 26th, 27th, 28th, & 29th. Thurs - Sat: 9am-5pm, Sun: 10am4pm. 6670 Crystal Lake Road. Info.: (608)304-0904. Page 18.
DUBUQUE, IA: The American Breweriana Association’s Annual Beer Collectibles Show. Saturday, June 14th, 2014, 9am - 2pm. Holiday Inn Dubuque, Five Flags Center, 4th & Main Street. Admission: FREE. Info.: John Weatherhead, (678)427-9512. Page 16. JUNE 23, 2014 - JUNE 29, 2014 ST. PAUL, MN: Star Of The North Antiques Show & Sale. Friday, Saturday & Sunday, June 27, 28, & 29; Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 11am-4pm. Education Building, MN State Fairgrounds, 1265 N Snelling Ave. (Enter on Snelling Ave. 3 mi. N of I-94 or 2 mi. S of State Hwy 36). Admission: $6 (Good all 3 days). Lots of FREE Parking. Info.: Townsend Promotions (641)832-2700 or (507)269-1473 or www.IridescentHouse.com. Page 15 ST. PAUL, MN: The 24th Annual Twin Cities Antiquarian & Rare Book Fair. Presented by the Midwest Antiquarian Booksellers Association. Friday and Saturday, June 27th & 28th; Fri 3pm-8pm, Sat 10am-4pm. Progress Center Building, MN State Fairgrounds, 1265 N Snelling Ave. (Enter on Snelling Ave. 3 mi. N of I-94 or 2 mi. S of State Hwy 36). Admission: $7 Opening night; $5 on Saturday. Lots of FREE Parking. Info.: (651)290-0700 or www.mwaba.com. Page 15
SPECIAL EVENTS / MEETINGS / CONVENTIONS EXHIBITS / MUSEUMS / GALLERIES MINNEAPOLIS, MN: The Minnesota Vintage Jewelry Association, meets four times a year on the first Thursday in March, June, September and December. Meetings are at the Minneapolis Textile Center from 6:30 - 8:00 pm. The next meeting is June 5, 2014; the presentation topic will be Juliana Jewelry. No membership dues, come and learn about vintage jewelry with us! Call Lorinda at 952 201-7614 or email email@example.com. See our website at MNVJA.com. RED WING, MN: “Destination Red Wing”, The Red Wing Collectors Society (RWCS) Annual Convention. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, July 10, 11, & 12, 2014. There will be many Red Wing related events throughout the convention. Located at the Red Wing High School, 2451 Eagle Ridge Drive. for more information call Stacy at (800)977-7927, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www. ERWCS.org. Page 15
ELKHORN, WI: Elkhorn Antique Flea Market. Sunday June 29th. Opens 7am rain or shine. Admission: $5. FREE Parking. No Pets. Walworth County Fairgrounds, Hwy 11. N.L. Promotions, LLC. Info.: (414)525-0820 or www.nlpromotionsllc.com. Page 15.
MADISON, WI: CAS Collectors Annual Convention, Saturday, August 23rd, Howard Johnson Plaza. CAS Collectors is a group for those with an interest in the work of Madison’s Ceramic Arts Studio. The convention will be held in conjunction with the Wisconsin Pottery Association Show & Sale. The 2014 convention theme: “A Toast To The Past! CAS Collectors’ 20th Anniversary!” $60 registration fee includes dinner, display contest, club auction, and special commemorative. Registration forms available at www. CASCollectors.com, or by writing CAS Collectors, 206 Grove St., Rockton, IL, 61072
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RED WING, MN: “Destination Red Wing”, The Red Wing Collectors Society (RWCS) Annual Convention. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, July 10, 11, & 12, 2014. There will be many Red Wing related events throughout the convention. Located at the Red Wing High School, 2451 Eagle Ridge Drive. for more information call Stacy at (800)977-7927, e-mail email@example.com or visit www.ERWCS.org. Page 15
MINNEAPOLIS, MN: The Minnesota State Button Society meets monthly at the Textile Center of Minnesota, 3000 University Ave. SE. Meetings are at 10 a.m. with program and coffee. Guests are always welcome. Calendar of events information: check our website at www.MNButtonSociety. com or contact Sue Kilgore at (715)235-7181 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
MONTHLY MARKETS & OCCASIONAL SALES JUNE 2, 2014 - JUNE 8, 2014 HAMBURG, MN: Annual Summer Open House at Norm’s Antiques. June 6th - 21st; Mon-Sat 9-5; Sun 12-5. 421 Louisa Street (1/2 block S of the Baseball Park or 1-1/2 blocks N of the Post Office). Info.: (952)467-3527. See the “Spend A Day in the Country” ad for a more complete listing of shops in and around Hamburg - Page 10. MANKATO, MN: Junk & Disorderly Flea Market at Pond Road Antiques. Saturday, June 7th, 9am-4pm. 111 Butterworth St. (1 blk. N of Perkins on Hwy 169). Info.: (507)386-7663. Page 14. JUNE 9, 2014 - JUNE 15, 2014 CAMBRIDGE/PRINCETON, MN: Rust & Romance Vintage Market Tour. A 3-day market tour sponsored by 8 Boutiques in the area. Thurs, Fri, & Sat, June 12, 13, & 14; 10am to 5pm each day. Info.: www.facebook.com/ RustAndRomanceVintageMarketTour or (763)689-9215 for a map and directions. Page 27.
MINNEAPOLIS, MN: The Northland Antique Radio Club is a Twin Cities based club with nation-wide membership. We publish a quarterly newsletter and meet 4-5 times each year to swap, discuss, and learn about anything related to vintage radios. For information email: email@example.com, or write to NARC, PO Box 18362, Minneapolis, MN 55418 BLOOMINGTON, MN: North Star Blade Collectors. Since 1982, a club for all cutlery collectors. All ages are welcome. We meet at 10am on the 3rd Saturday of each month at the Creekside Community Center, 98th & Penn Ave S, Bloomington, MN. Contact the club at www.NSBC.us. MINNEAPOLIS, MN: The Minnesota Antique Dealers Association has seven general meetings, held at 7 p.m. on the 4th Tuesday of January, February, March, April, May, September, and October. These meetings are generally open to the public. The November Annual Meeting and December Holiday Party are members only. Further information can be found at www.mnantiquesdealers.com.
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SHAKOPEE, MN: How Quaint - A 4-Day Market held each month. June 19th, 20th, 21st & 22nd. Thurs: 9am-8pm, Fri: 9am-7pm, Sat: 9am-5pm, Sun: 11am-4pm. 714 1st Ave E (Hwy 101). Info.: (952)465-3887 or www.How-Quaint.com. See the “Spend A Day in the Country” ad for a more complete listing of shops in and around Shakopee - Page 10.
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CARVER, MN: Historic Downtown Carver ‘Once-A-Month Market’. June 19th, 20th, 21st. Thurs: 10am-5pm; Fri & Sat: 10am-4pm. Info.: (952)361-3000. See the “Spend A Day in the Country” ad for a more complete listing of shops in and around Carver - Page 10.
Antique, Garden, Cabin & Porch Auction Monday, June 2 • 6 pm
Preview: Sunday 4 pm-8 pm & Monday 10 am-6 pm
Estate, Antique & Collectible Auctions Monday, June 9 • 6 pm
Preview: Sunday 4 pm-8 pm & Monday 10 am-6 pm
Monday, June 16 • 6 pm
FARMINGTON, MN: Vintage Marketplace - A 4-Day Market held twice each month. June 19th, 20th, 21st & 22nd. Thurs, Fri, & Sat: 10am-7pm, Sun: 11am-5pm. 302 Oak St., (Downtown Farmington). Info.: (651)463-3401; or www. VintageMarketplace.org. Page 14.
Preview: Sunday 4 pm-8 pm & Monday 10 am-6 pm
APPLE VALLEY, MN: Haupt Antiek Market: “Star Spangled Junk”. June 19th, 20th, 21st & 22nd. Thurs: 9am-8pm, Fri: 9am-7pm, Sat: 9am-5pm, Sun: 11am-4pm. 7570 147th St W, Apple Valley, MN. Info.: (651)329-3871; or Deb@HauptAntiek. com, or www.HauptAntiek.com. Page 14.
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CLASSIFIED ADS FOR SALE 24 EDITIONS OF THE NATIONAL WILDLIFE FEDERATION’S Wildlife Conservation Stamp Albums. Very good condition and all stamps in place. 1938 - 1962. Would like to sell all together. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if interested. (0) GOT RECORDS? Clean, playable vinyl reasonably priced. DLJ @ Mall of Saint Paul (Selby and Fairview) & DLJ @ School House Mall (Hixton, WI). I buy record collections. David 763-780-8422. (TFN) COLLECTIBLE SIGNS, MILITARY, BREWERIANA, CAST IRON, STERLING / GOLD JEWELRY. Many items for the Man Cave / Woman Den. Ask for DDS areas, Gateway Antique Mall, Rogers MN. (763) 428-8286. (10) ANTIQUE HARDWARE, lights, doors, etc. for older homes. 2,000 sq. ft. of stuff. Also, furniture hardware. NORTHWEST ARCHITECTURAL SALVAGE, 981 Selby Ave, St. Paul, MN. (651)644-9270 or email: email@example.com (TFN)
BEAUTIFUL ‘ANTIQUE APPARATUS’ JUKEBOX. Plays 45’s (many included). Bubbles, lights, mechanics, exterior – all in excellent condition. $4000. Photos available. (763)6148393. (0) TELEPHONES: Over 85 different, genuine 18921983, parts, restorations. FREE Catalogue: We now offer our entire business for sale. firstname.lastname@example.org; www.phonecoinc.com (608)582-4124. (7)
DEALER SPACE AVAILABLE DEALERS WANTED: THORA MAE’S ANTIQUES in Cannon Falls has doubled in size! 612-860-7488 / email: email@example.com (TFN) DEALER SPACE FOR RENT. $1.65 / sq. ft. 35 spaces. In business since 1997 in Harmony, MN. Call (507)886-3114 for more information. (FWS) CANING & WICKER REPAIR
WANTED WANTED TO BUY: Old Comics, Sunday Funnies, Mags, and Bubble Gum Cards. Call Dave: (651)503-0642 (3) POLITICAL BUTTONS WANTED: Collector buys old campaign, buttons, badges, ribbons, posters & misc historical items. Call Paul 952200-7490 or email firstname.lastname@example.org (0) WANTED TO BUY: Pheasant glasses/ pitcher, rope makers, gas and tire signs, coffee tins, orange crush sign, women’s high top button shoes. Phone: (701)749-2586. (0)
CHAIR CANING, starting at $1/hole. Wicker repair, rush, seat weaving. Only 1 hour from Mpls. Debbie (507)9645887, DebGaryW@ gmail.com. (4) PERSONAL PROPERTY APPRAISAL SCHOOL BE A CERTIFIED PERSONAL PROPERTY APPRAISER in one weekend. Tuition as low as $295. Free catalog - (507)995-7803. Continental Appraisal School, PO Box 346, Mankato, MN 56002. www.AuctioneerSchool. com. (9)
SERVICES JOE’S CHANDELIER CLEANING, LLC. Chandelier cleaning, rewiring, & repair services. Insured. Free local estimates. Joe Schwab, Proprietor. (651)3389515 or jschwab22@ comcast.net. (7) DOLL REPAIR: Antique to modern. 30 years experience. Plus fashions custom made. Demi’s Doll Studio and Hospital, (952)920-0046 or demisdollstudio@ comcast.net. www. demisdollstudio.com. (BF5) ANTIQUE SHOWS & MARKETS FANTASTIC ANTIQUE TO MODERN DOLL, BEAR & ORIGINAL ARTIST SHOWS bring the Mermaid Event Center in Mounds View alive in February, May, September, and November! www.CPromotionsPlus. com (SCH)
KANE COUNTY ANTIQUE & COLLECTIBLE FLEA MARKET. “Best in the Midwest or Anywhere.” Kane County Fairgrounds, 525 S. Randall Road, St. Charles, Illinois 60174 (between Route 38 and Route 64). 1st Sunday of every month and preceding Saturday afternoon. NEXT SHOWS: May 31st & June 1st and July 5th & 6th. Sat: Noon - 5pm; Sun: 7am - 4pm. Admission: $5 each day. Children 12 and under FREE with parents. Parking FREE. Information: (630)3772252 or www.KaneCountyFleaMarket.com. (TFN) LITTLE FALLS, MN 12th ANNUAL WEST LITTLE FALLS ANTIQUES AND COLLECTIBLES FAIR on the Mississippi River is accepting new vendors. Two day outdoor event, beautiful setting, held September 6th and 7th, 2014. City hosts three major events bringing
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80,000 plus visitors. Space is limited; for best rates, register early. For an application, email:wsialf@ yahoo.com or call Helen or David Rausch (320)632-5741 or Deb Retka (320)630-5331. (1) DOLLS & TOYS & BEARS, OH MY! 5th Annual Fall Doll Show & Sale. New Location - All Sellers in One Room! Medina Entertainment Center, 500 HWY 55, Medina, MN 55340. Sunday October 5, 2014 - 10am to 4pm. Looking for Sellers/Vendors of any Doll, Toy and Bear related items. 28th Annual Doll Jamboree on Saturday October 4, 2014 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel only 5 miles away. Call (239)2829499 or visit our website for more information and contract: www.dollstoysbearsohmy.com. (2)
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Sometimes it doesn’t make much sense to us either by Joan Sween It was Monday at the Mall, following a perfectly lovely weekend. The Man I Married and I had spent all of Saturday going to garage sales. We hadn’t found any longlost Fabergé eggs, but I still brought home some treasures--22 paperback mysteries and a microwave egg poacher.
Elsie, my work partner, was just about to relate her garage sale finds when the door opened and a woman carrying a large carton elbowed her way in. She staggered to the service counter and plopped down her carton with an “Oof!” “I’ve been told you buy things,” she said. Yee-hah! Do cows Rush City give milk? Is grass
green? Do fat cells grow? I took a calming breath and in a nonchalant tone said, “Yes, we have been known to buy things from time to time.” “Good,” she said, reaching in her carton. What would it be? What would it be? She pulled out a newspaper-wrapped item. What is it? What is
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it? “I have five more boxes out in the SUV,” she said. OMG! OMG! Six boxes full of antiques! Life was good! She began to slowly and carefully unwrap the item in her hand. If she didn’t go faster, I was going to wet my pants! St. Croix Valley Map By Joan Sween 1-18-07 the Putting newspaper aside, she revealed a cheese cutter “Well, I don’t know with a green granite about age,” she base. groused, “but I have “Uh… “ I said, the same things you looking at the lady. sell. Look at that,” she She was beaming with said, pointing to an pride and shoving the amber Lalique vase in cheese cutter across the “I’ve been counter toward us. I looked at Elsie; she was told you buy looking like a deer things,” she caught in the headlights. said. I tried for a more complete statement. Yee-hah! Do “That’s a cheese cows give cutter,” I said. “Yes,” said8 the milk? Is grass 8 lady, feel how green? Do fat Turtle Lake “and heavy it is.” cells grow? I “It’s a cheese cutter without the cutting took a calming wire.” breath and in “And it can be rea nonchalant purposed as a trivet. tone said, Isn’t that a happy result? I’ll sell it to you “Yes, we have for only two dollars.” been known to “There’s a tag on buy things the side that says twenty-five cents. Did from time to you buy this at a garage time.” sale?” “No, certainly not,” “Let me rephrase she said with a sniff of that,” I said. “Is there disdain. “This is left anything in your six over from my very own boxes that was made in garage sale, so I am the 1950s or earlier?” heavens, fully aware of the “Good provenance of each and no,” she sputtered. “I wasn’t even born then. every item.” Are you “Is there anything What? in your six boxes that’s accusing me of trying to sell you really old old?” I asked. “Everything is old,” things?” she said, frowning at “Really old things my lack of are what we sell,” I understanding. “That’s said. “We would love why I put it out in my to have you bring us really old things.” garage sale.”
a showcase. And look at this,” she said, unwrapping a reddishorange FTD floral vase. “I’ll sell you this for only five dollars.” “The tag on it says one dollar,” I pointed out. “I have two matching ones,” she crowed, pulling out another FTD vase. “Eight dollars for the pair.” “The tag on this second one says fifty cents.” “Oh, very well!” she pronounced, throwing her hands in the air. “I’ll sell you everything in my six boxes for whatever price is on them!” “I’m sorry,” I said. “While it’s true that we will buy things on occasion, we’re only interested in buying really old things.” “I don’t understand. I simply don’t understand,” she said wrapping up her FTD vases and her partial cheese cutter. “What sort of business passes up nice new things in favor of selling old junk? It just doesn’t seem sensible.” “It’s called the antiques business,” I said, “and on some days it doesn’t make much sense to us either.” © 2014 Joan Sween
Joan Sween, a former English teacher and dramaturge, is an antiques dealer in southeastern Minnesota who has written three books: Nice Girls Don’t Bite, a paranormal mystery featuring two Minnesota Nice antiques dealers; a collection of her columns titled Dealer’s Choice; and Deathblow: The Encore Killer Always Returns.
Minnesota Antiques Dealers Association holds early June show at fair grounds --PRESS RELEASE SAINT PAUL, MINN.— The Minnesota Antiques Dealers Association (MADA) presents its tenth annual Antiques & Decorative Arts Show on Saturday, June 7 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, June 8 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Fine Arts Building at the Minnesota State Fair
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Organizers say this is Minnesota’s only vetted antiques show. Admission, $6. Free parking. Handicapped accessible. The address is 1442 Cosgrove Street. For information log on to www. MNAntiquesDealers. com or call 651-4300095. See article on MADA member Hugh Passow, page 3.
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ANTIQUE ESTATES AUCTION 9:00 A.M., SATURDAY, JUNE 21, 2014 BUILDINGS 31 & 35, OLMSTED COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS
Two evening previews: 5:00-8:00 p.m. on both Thursday, June 19, and Friday, June 20, and from 8:00 a.m. on auction day. Visit www.kruesel.com for a detailed listing, to view hundreds of photos, and to obtain information about online bidding.
Motorcycles: 1938 Indian Chief, showing 17872 mi., one-owner, restored; 1953 BMW R51/3, showing 3078 mi.; 1960 BMW R60, showing 35466 mi., w/ attached Jawa sidecar; 1952 Cushman Highlander w/ a Tecumseh 10 hp gas engine; Rupp motorcycle w/ Tecumseh H40 4 hp engine; Vehicles: 1966 Austin Healy Midget Sprite, showing 53246 mi., restored; 1962 Ford Thunderbird sedan, showing 106458 mi., original; 1 scale - 7 gauge live steam locomotive w/ engine design Mogul 2-6-0; firearms; furniture; collection of Native American baskets, incl., Woodland, Hopi, Papago, Yokuts, Navajo, Washoe examples; SW pottery, incl. pcs. by Santa Clara artists Effie & Orville Garcia, Linda Tafoya Ojenque, Merton & Linda Sisneros, Sophie Cata, Noel & Lenore; other Native American art, incl. painted hide by Jeff Bluewater Hopkins; oil paintings by Wladislaw Chmieliynski, Caspar Miné, Jaroslav Kamich & George Willis-Pryce; large scale Hutschenreuther Selb figurines, incl. 2 Art Deco nudes w/ animals by Karl Tutter; 29” Levi’s Jeans advertising cowboy composition figurine; 1000+ bells in glass, porcelain, brass, bronze w/ makers such as Fenton, Pairpoint, Moser, Murano, Kosta, Orrefors, Lalique; period Hepplewhite boxed liquor decanter set; sterling candlesticks, hollow ware & flatware pcs.; still banks; flow blue; cut glass; majolica; several oriental rugs; old costume & gold jewelry.
Auction arranged & conducted by John Kruesel’s General Merchandise & Auction Co., 22 - 3rd St. SW, Rochester, MN. 55902. Phone (507) 289-8049 or fax (507) 289-8602. Auctioneers: John Kruesel, Mike Anderson and Lowell Gilbertson. Descriptions are subject to error. Not responsible for accidents. Statements made day of sale take precedence over printed material.
Terms: Cash, Visa or Mastercard; no checks unless you are personally known to auction company -- checks must be accompanied with photo ID and current bank letter of reference stating purchasing limit (which becomes the property of the auction company). 10% buyers premium on all purchases. ALL ITEMS MUST BE REMOVED DAY OF AUCTION.
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