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Vol. 26 No. 12 • “Vintage, Collectible, & Antique Wonders” • December 2016
The birth of the Christmas Seal
Dr. Edward Trudeau, the first tuberculous-infected doctor to recover through rest, direct sunshine, and cool clean air. He started the first tuberculous clinic in the United States and was the founding president of the National Tuberculosis and Respiratory Disease Association.
by James Neagbour Edward Trudeau was dying. A medical school graduate with a young wife and a small child, his being diagnosed with the White Plague at 25 years of age had destroyed his hopes for an idyllic life. Trudeau isolated himself away from his family in a secluded cabin in the Adirondack Mountains. There in upstate New York, he waited to meet death --but instead he found life. He recovered from tuberculosis, the most fatal of diseases. Dr. Edward Livingston Trudeau published his findings of fresh cold air, bed rest, and direct sunlight as the miracle cure. Even though most doctors scoffed at Trudeau’s findings, he then opened the first tuberculosis treatment
Christmas Seals Cont. on page 3
The 1943 Christmas Seal was designed using Penelope Groll from Blooming Prairie, Minn., as a model. Penelope was convalescing at a New York tuberculous sanatorium when she was photographed by Nickolas Muray and sketched for the seal design by Andre Dugo.
The double-barred cross and a greeting from Santa adorns an ad for Christmas Seals in 1930.
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The first American Christmas Seal (on left) was designed by Emily Bissell in 1907, and the variation (on right) was issued that same December to extend the anti-tuberculous campaign through New Year’s.
Christmas Seals Cont. from page 1
Each year the Christmas Seal campaign was advertised heavily in newspapers and magazines, on billboards, in public schools and buildings. They even advertised in movie theaters by using glass magic lantern slides as pre-movie entertainment. This one is from 1938.
center, termed a sanatorium, in the United States. In 1904 the National Tuberculosis and Respiratory Disease Association was formed with Trudeau as its first president, and, since they saw themselves as starting a crusade against tuberculosis, they chose for their symbol an emblem from the first crusades – the double barred cross.
Christmas Seals Cont. on page 4
Emily Bissell. The inventor of the American anti-tuberculous Christmas Seal in 1907.
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Countless celebrities have promoted Christmas Seals over the years. In 1962 it was Lassie and Timmy who were featured on posters and counter displays.
With the end of World War I, the 1919 Christmas Seal campaign focused Americans’ attention on battling an equally deadly enemy that was closer to home – tuberculous.
Santa holds a giant-sized replica of the 1928 Christmas Seal in his red-mittened hands. The toys peaking out of his bag are a poignant reminder that children’s lives are precious and fragile. December 7, 1930. Patients at the Owasso, Minn., anti-tuberculosis hospital for children enjoy the brisk cold air and direct sunlight while skiing and putting up Christmas Seal posters. The temperature that day reached a high of 31 degrees. Over 65 YEARS of Lighting Expertise!
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With America involved in World War I, the regular Christmas Seal campaign was suspended and in its place was the Christmas Roll Call. When you donated $1 to the American Red Cross, you were put on the Christmas Roll Call and received a printed envelope containing a small, 10-stamp sheet of Christmas Seals.
People who collect milk bottle collars and caps often have Christmas Seal advertising items in their collections. Pictured here are collars from 1937 and 1944, as well as a bottle cap from 1952.
Cont. from page 4
children’s tuberculosis hospital, and felt that a similar option was her only hope to quickly raise $300 to save the clinic before the end of December 1907. The Red Cross allowed the use of their Red Cross symbol. The Wilmington, Del., Post office agreed to al-
of the year, the clinic would be forced to close and turn out its patients. Dr. Wales desperately appealed to his cousin Emily Bissell for help. Emily volunteered for the Red Cross and had experience in raising money for charity. Emily came upon a magazine article about Danish postal worker Einar Holboell, who had sold charity stamps in his post office to raise funds for a
low the seals to be sold from a table in the lobby, although the postmaster laughed at Emily and her idea. How could anyone hope to raise $300, a penny at a time, over such a short period? Miss Bissell drew the design for the first Christmas seal herself.
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She chose a wreath of holly and the slogan “Merry Christmas” arranged around the symbol of the Red Cross. Emily talked a printer into supplying 50,000 of the seals to her on credit.
Christmas Seals Cont. on page 8
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“John needs to sell down his inventory before the final Auction!” The 1921 Christmas Seal was the only issue ever to be printed on the diagonal.
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Volunteers started selling the stamps in the post office lobby just days before Christmas, but sales were slow. It quickly became evident to Miss Bissell that she could not raise the needed $300 before New Year’s. The Christmas Seal crusade against tuberculosis was failing. In desperation Emily went to the newspaper office in Philadelphia, where she pleaded her cause. Columnist Leigh Hodges decided on the spot that her cause was just, and the slogan “Stamp out tuberculosis” was perfect. The newspaper not only agreed to publicize the Christmas Seal campaign but to sell the seals in their
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lobby. Now time was Emily’s biggest problem. Rushing back to her printer she had him add the words “Happy New year” to those of “Merry Christmas” and optimistically had another 50,000 seals printed. Since many people sent Christmas cards and New Year’s greetings, she had gained herself another week. The newspaper published facts about tuberculosis and the only known cure every day. President Cleveland threw his support behind the Christmas Seal campaign, and $3,000 was raised through donations from the seals, more than enough money to save
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Santa sails through the night bringing Christmas cheer and a reminder to buy Christmas Seals in this 1927 poster ad.
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Printers’ proof sets are often popular with serious Christmas Seal collectors. These sets consist of a stamp from each color printing block used in the printing process. Pictured here are printers’ proofs from 1928, 1938, and 1939.
Christmas Seals Cont. from page 8/9
the Brandywine Sanatorium. Christmas Seals have become such a common annual part of our lives that we tend to take them for granted. Through the funds The well-dressed Christmas Seal volunteer worker looked like this in 1931.
Christmas Seals Cont. on page 11
The autograph of F.L. Martini, who in 1940 won the annual contest to design the Christmas Seal.
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Danny’s Antiques offers New Year’s Day auction
--PRESS RELEASE LAKE ELMO, MINN.—Danny’s Antiques 38th Annual New Year’s Day Antique Auction will be held Sunday, January 1 at 10 a.m. at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Lake Elmo, Minn. Goods for A gleaming antique toy car up sale at the auction. A 1916 advertising blotter encouraging multiple uses and multiple purchases sale may be viewed GENERATIONS ANTIQUES of Christmas Seals from Thanksgiving through New Year’s. Saturday, December 31 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. James Neagbour’s Christmas Seals knowledge and two hours before of Christmas Cont. from page 10 the sale. Past has made him a Danny has saved popular speaker whose they raised year after hosts have included some of the finest items year, a vaccine was disewide r The Walker Art Center, o t gleaned from estate S f f O covered in 1921, and The Landmark Cen50-75%sh or Check Only! sales all year for sale at today tuberculosis is ter, KARE-TV, and the Ca this auction, including not the death sentence Women’s Club of a rare Belter sofa, a it once was. Now there Minneapolis. DECEMBER 6-10 Wooten desk, and art are over 100 years of DECEMBER 13-17 glass lamp shades. Christmas Seals and re For photos, DECEMBER 20-23 lated items to collect. directions, and more 11 am - 5pm A horse-drawn sleigh information, see fullhosts a caroling party in page ad on page 7. 615 S Front Street
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this 1931 ad for Christmas Seals.
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Old Town Antiques 405 N Riverfront Dr. Mankato, MN 56001 OPEN Mon-Sat: 11-5 Sun: 1-4 (Closed Wed)
A Unique Multi-Dealer Shop located in the heart of Old Town.
A wonderful Old Barn filled with Fresh Farm Finds ~ primitives, cottage, architectural, vintage and garden goods.
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507-461-0328 2412 N State St. Waseca, MN 56093 Visit us on Facebook!
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December 2016 Volume 26 Number 12 Page 13
• “Vintage, Collectible, & Antique Wonders” •
Design Trends of the Mid-20th Century
“O Christmas Tree! O Christmas Tree!” Collectible Christmas tree pins
Monet “zigzag” tree, white rhinestone and gold. $15-20.
by Donald-Brian Johnson What kicks off the holiday season at your house? Some folks start baking Christmas cookies (or eating them). Others begin unraveling myriad strings of Christmas lights. And then there are those who don their first Christmas tree pins of the season. If sweaters festooned with sequined reindeer aren’t quite your cup of Christmas tea, Christmas tree pins provide a more subtle, yet equally sparkly, salute to the season. Their glittering blend of brilliant metal and glistening gemstones has made them yuletide’s most popular jewelry. Just check out the thousands—yes thousands—listed for sale daily on eBay. No two Christmas tree pins are quite alike. Season after season, from Thanksgiving right up until Christmas
A variation on the Christmas tree pin: jeweled standing tree, unmarked. $30-40.
in the middle by Donald-Brian Johnson
Mouse in the house! Mouse and tree pin by Tancer-II. $30-40. Jeweled standing tree with candles, unmarked. $30-40.
Day (and spilling over into those 12 days after), collectors can pin on an entire forest of Christmas tree pins, without ever once being stabbed by a repeat. They’re quite literally the gift that keeps on giving. The first massproduced Christmas tree pins stretched their branches skyward in the 1940s. They came courtesy of such Holiday tree of a different type: pear tree pin with (what else?) a partridge! Art, $20-30.
Cont. on page 14
Alexis Bittar jeweled Lucite tree, 2012. $175-200.
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A rare color in Christmas tree pins— purple! Unmarked, $40-50.
Hobé silver tree with red stones. $50-75.
was overlaid with a modern artistic Cont. from page 13 interpretation of that manufacturers as nostalgia. Weiss, Hobé, and Since Christmas Hollycraft. However, tree pins were the pins achieved their essentially costume greatest popularity rather than fine jewelry, during the 1950s and Weiss tree with signature curved tree base. $50-75. ’60s, when nostalgia Smack Dab for Christmases past Cont. on page 15
in and around
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306 Main Street Downtown, Eau Claire, WI
S2020 Townshop Road Fall Creek, WI 54742
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Open Tues. thru Sat.- 11am-4pm
Mon-Sat • 10am to 5pm The area’s largest shop Located in a wonderful 1898 Masonic Temple and featuring a huge inventory of prints & frames, china & glass, jewelry, linens, books, collectibles, orientalia, etc. ~ Buying & selling since 1981 ~
Victorian furniture • vintage lighting tools • fishing lures • watches & clocks jewelry • linens • fine glass and china pictures • general line of antiques
715-877-3468 • Buy-Sell-Trade Miller’s Antiques & Auction co. Specializing in stoneware, advertising, primitives & the unusual.
Antique store Hours
Over 70 antiques booths cover 11,000 sq ft. Also featuring gifts and home decor. Open 7 days/week Mon-Sat: 10-5; Sun: 11-5
(715) 963-4438 135 Interstate Road Hixton, WI 54635 Exit 105 off I-94
Nordstrom “diamond” flower basket tree. $20-30.
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Jeweled flower tree, unmarked. $10-15.
Jay Anderson offers New Year’s Eve Day auction
Circular stones in varied solid colors create the tree shape. Unmarked, $20-30.
almost every costume jewelry design firm included at least several tree pins in its inventory. In addition
to the early seedlings of the ’40s, other prominent pinmakers of the times included Eisenberg, Gerry’s
Cont. from page 14
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Heywood Wakefield mid-Century tables.
--PRESS RELEASE may be viewed Friday, STILLWATER, December 30 from 1 MINN.—The 27th p.m. to 8 p.m. and on Annual Jay Anderson Saturday one hour New Year’s Antique before the sale. Auction will be held View auction Saturday, December 31 online catalog at www. at 9 a.m. at the National JayAndersonAuction. Guard Armory in com Stillwater, Minn., For brochure, call located at 107 E. 651-565-4801. For Cats await Christmas. A J.J. (Jonette Jewelry) Chestnut, four blocks photos and more creation. $15-20. west of the Stillwater information, see fullCreations, J.J. (Jonette Kirks Folly, Gale & bridge. Goods for sale page ad on page 6. Jewelry), Art, Lisner, Friends, Lunch at the Monet, and Mylu. Ritz, and many more Hattie Carnegie and joining the roster. Pin Hixton School House Antique Mall Liz Claiborne designed designers face the ANTIQUES, COLLECTIBLES AND FURNITURE Christmas tree pins. So heady challenge of Open 7 Days a Week | 10 am - 5 pm did Miriam Haskell, adapting their and, (for a limited individual stylings to Franklin Mint edition), the depiction of a single Kenneth J. Lane. The common theme: the tree trend has continued Christmas tree. Some Located halfway between the Twin Cities & Madison on I-94, Exit 105 - 1 Block off into the present, with of Main Street in the Old High School new names, including Smack Dab Swarovski, Tancer-II, 715-963-3500 Cont. on page 17
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Eisenberg tree ablaze with brilliants, in bucket stand. $35-50.
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EARL - 54875 Prock’s Crocks & Antiques 10 mi NE of Spooner on Hwy 63 (715) 635-3655 OPEN: 7 days/week, 9am - 5pm www.ProcksCrocksAntiqueStoneware.com
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Primrose Parlor Antiques 417 N Main Street • (715) 234-5849 OPEN: Tues-Sat: 10am - 5pm (Thru Mar) THEN Mon-Sat: 10am - 5pm (Summer hours) Charming Victorian structure; multi-dealer.
SHELL LAKE - 54871
CAMERON - 54822
Jean’s Antiques Collectibles & Gifts 24 5th Avenue (downtown Shell Lake) (715) 468-7035 OPEN DAILY: Mon-Sat: 10-4; Sun: 11-3 HUGE SALE! 8,000 sq. ft.!
Red Cedar Mercantile Antiques 2 mi West of Cameron on Hwy 8 (715) 458-4931 OPEN: Thurs-Mon: 10am-4pm; (closed January) Online: www.red-cedar-mercantile.com
CUMBERLAND - 54829
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Years Ago Antiques & Collectibles 1367 2nd Ave. (Downtown) (715) 822-4625 OPEN: Mon-Sat: 10am-5pm; Sun: 11am-3pm Mall; 20+ dealers selling a wide variety.
Time and Again Antique Mall & Estate Sales 606 2nd Street (Downtown Chetek) (715) 924-4000 • OPEN ALL YEAR! Mon-Sat: 9am-5pm; Sun: 11am - 5pm 35 Dealers • www.ChetekAntiques.com
AMERY - 54001
DALLAS - 54733
PhyllBea’s of Amery 845 Hwy 46 North • (1 mile north of downtown Amery - next to Super America.) OPEN: Sat: 10am-3pm; Sun: 11am-2pm Antiques, gifts & more - “All with a unique flair”. www.PhylBeasOfAmery.com & Facebook
Old Farmers Mercantile Historic Farmers Store on Main Street (715) 837-1919 • OPEN: Fri & Sat: 9 - 5 MON-THURS - CALL FOR HOURS! Quality Antiques / Clocks / 100+ Tractors Collectibles / Unique Homemade Items.
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Dilated? No problem, I know the mall like the back of my hand.
by Joan Sween I patted on the front door of the mall until I felt the handle, pulled, and walked in. My work partner, Jenny, was already there; the coffee was brewing. “Why were you slapping the door?” she asked.
By Joan Sween
“Just looking for the handle,” I said. “I had an early morning eye exam, my eyes are dilated, and the world looks fuzzy.” “Good heavens!” she said. “And you drove here? You could have been in an accident!” “Nah, not a problem,” I said. “You see a big fuzzy blob coming at you on the freeway, you just stay to the right.” “How are you going to work?” she asked. “I’ll be okay. This dilation will wear off in a6-16-09 couple hours or so.”
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Just then the door chimed, and a tall, fuzzy blob entered the shop. “Good morning, Sir,” I greeted cheerily. “Are you trying to be offensive?” the blob asked in a soprano voice. “Sorry,” I said. “My mistake.” I quickly gave her the story of the early eye exam and the dilation. I finished with, “Please browse all you like; I’ll check to see how your doing in a little while.” I gave the lady time to shop and passed the time eating some of the cookies set out for the customers. I had to pat around until I found them. They were in some sort of new holder, stacked in rows one behind the other. “Bleah!,” I said, trying to chew and swallow. “These cookies taste like cardboard.” “You’re eating the manager’s business cards,” Jenny said. “Oh. Well, maybe
I’d better go check on my lady customer.” I found her fuzzy figure standing at the end of a booth. “How are you doing? I asked. “Is there anything I could help you find?” She didn’t answer. “Why don’t you tell me what you’re looking for, and I can help you look.” She didn’t answer. This was getting ridiculous. Why was the woman being so rude? “Erm …” whispered Jenny beside me. “You’re talking to a five-foot plastic lightup Santa.” “Oh.” The door chimed. “I’ll handle this one,” said Jenny as she headed for the service counter. I heard her greet someone. Then I heard a lady’s voice say, “May I leave her on the counter while I shop?” “Her?” Does she call her purse “Her?”
Oh, well, people are strange. I know a lot of people who give their car a name. I decided to head for the rest room, feeling my way along, trying to remember how the aisles were
Just then the door chimed, and a tall, fuzzy blob entered the shop. “Good morning, Sir,” I greeted cheerily. arranged. Suddenly, with a painful jolt, I ran into a tall fuzzy something. “Oh! Excuse me!” I said. “I hope I didn’t hurt you?”
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He didn’t answer. Oh, no, had I hurt some guy so badly he couldn’t talk? Or had I run into one of the support posts in the mall? I assumed I could pat it and find out. But, yikes, suppose it was a man and I patted him in places that ought not be patted? Ignorance trumped embarrassment. I moved on. After the rest room, I patted my way back to the service counter. I could feel something furry on it. Ah hah, it must be the fur muff from booth 21, marked $15.00. I wrote up a sales slip by feel, then found a box and put the muff in it, taping it shut. For a moment I imagined a strange “yark” noise coming from the box. Slightly later I
The Old Times tree pin to a specific Smack Dab designer. Many were Cont. from page 15 the work of European realizations are craftsmen immigrating traditional, some to the United States abstract, but variety after World War II. ensures their seemingly Used to working with limitless collectability. precious stones and Like the full-size metals but going where trees they represent, the jobs were, they Christmas tree pins adapted their talents to twinkle and shimmer, the creation of superior though the effect here is due to rhinestones, Smack Dab crystals, or other Cont. on page 18 brilliants, rather than by way of electric lights and shiny ornaments. Season’s greetings: Application of these Monet tree pin with sparklers marks the holiday greetings. $5final step in the creation 10. of a metal Christmas tree pin, which is first cast in a rubber mold, then polished and electroplated. Following attachment of the clasp mechanism by metal press or soldering, the pin is hand-enameled, and, at last, its tiny gleaming gems are firmly affixed. The result: a Christmas tree pin that’s proudly present-worthy. As with much costume jewelry, it’s often impossible to credit every Christmas
Let There Be Light Antiques
Art tree with sweeping branches. $20-30.
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Fabulous 1890's Rococco 12-Arm Solid Brass fixture. $3695.
Pearl tree, unmarked. $10-15.
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18 rate, I found a nice present for The Man I Cont. from page 16 Married,” I said, putting could feel the box was a book on the counter. gone. “Hmm,” said “The lady paid for Jenny. “I’m sure he’ll her muff?” I asked love, ‘Twenty Ways To Jenny. Knit Placemats.’” “No, the lady © 2016 Joan Sween unboxed her purse dog and left in a huff,” Joan Sween, a former English teacher Jenny said. “Oh! Well, at any and dramaturge, is an
The Old Times 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. She is also an accomplished playwright
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Hollycraft tree with wire “rope” garland. $50-75.
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Metropolitan Museum abstract white rhinestone tree. $30-40.
costume jewelry. Christmas tree pins are the ideal collectible for those with limited space for stashing their treasures. Most average just two inches in height, and can be conveniently stored in
Cont. from page 17
St. Cloud St. Joseph
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Jeweled flower tree, unmarked. $10-15. Candle tree in blue and gold from Gale & Friends. $30-50.
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Swarovski 2005 Rockefeller Center tree. $100-125.
drawers on flat, cushioned trays. Those who’d like to enjoy their pins on a daily basis can display them in velvet-lined shadow boxes or pin them on vintage dress forms. Thanks to the internet, what was once a seasonal hobby now provides collecting fun year-round. So, if you find yourself brimming with Christmas spirit on the 4th of July, just go online, and let the tree hunt begin! You might, however, find yourself
temporarily distracted by the multitude of other holiday-themed pins on view. Santas. Snowmen. Carolers, candy canes, and partridges perched (where else?) in pear trees. With so many choices, you might want to start donning those holiday pins a bit earlier--say, perhaps, on the day after Christmas. Happy Holidays!
A Miriam Haskell tree, fashioned entirely of colored stones, post2001. $75-100.
Elaborately rhinestoned Bijoux tree. $40-60. Photo Associate: design and collectibles, Hank Kuhlmann. including Postwar Pop, Christmas tree pins a collection of his courtesy of De columns, and an Wittstruck. upcoming second volume. Christmas is, Donald-Brian hands down, his favorite Johnson is the co-author holiday. of numerous books on
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4 Fabulous Tours... 1 Incredible Holiday Season! An All-American Christmas. Patriotic tree pin, unmarked. $10-15.
Eisenberg tree with blue teardrop stones. $35-50.
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Minnesota Fishing Museum and Hall of Fame
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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.) November 28, 2016 Monday 6:00 pm St. Paul, MN– Luther Auctions Fine Art & Antiques Auction– P 21 December 1, 2016 Thursday 9:00 am Day 1of 3 Tomah, WI– Miller’s Antiques & Auction Co. Large 3-Day Advertising & Antique Auction– P 24 December 2, 2016 Friday 9:00 am Day 2of 3 Tomah, WI– Miller’s Antiques & Auction Co. Large 3-Day Advertising & Antique Auction– P 24 December 3, 2016 Saturday 9:00 am Day 3of 3 Tomah, WI– Miller’s Antiques & Auction Co. Large 3-Day Advertising & Antique Auction– P 24 December 5, 2016 Monday 6:00 pm St. Paul, MN– Luther Auctions Estate & Antique Auction– P 21 December 14, 2016 Monday 6:00 pm St. Paul, MN– Luther Auctions Fine Art & Antiques Auction– P 21 December 31, 2016, Saturday, 9:00 am Stillwater, MN– National Guard Armory Jay Anderson Auctions- 27th Annual New Year’s Eve Day Antique Auction– P 6 January 1, 2017, Sunday 10:00 am Lake Elmo, MN– Washington County Fairgrounds - Danny’s Auctions - 38th Annual New Year’s Day Antique Auction by Danny– P 7
MONTHLY MARKETS & OCCASIONAL SALES NOVEMBER 21, 2016 - NOVEMBER 27, 2016 APPLE VALLEY, MN: Haupt Antiek SPECIAL Market: “Small Business Saturday”. Saturday, November 26th, 10am-4pm. 7570 147th St W, Apple Valley, MN. Info.: (651)329-3871; or Deb@HauptAntiek.com, or www. HauptAntiek.com. Page 3. NOVEMBER 28, 2016 - DECEMBER 4, 2016 VICTORIA, MN: Antiques Worthwhile. A monthly market held the first Thursday, Friday, and Saturday each month. December 1st, 2nd, & 3rd. Thursday & Friday: 10am-6pm; Saturday: 10am-5pm. 1855 80th Street (just west of the Holiday gas station on Hwy. 5). Info.: (952)283-1730. Page 3. APPLE VALLEY, MN: Haupt Antiek Market: “Visions Of Christmas Past”. December 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th. Thurs: 9am-8pm, Fri: 9am-7pm, Sat: 9am-5pm, Sun: 11am-4pm. 7570 147th St West. Info.: (651)329-3871; or Deb@HauptAntiek.com, or www.HauptAntiek.com. Page 3. ROCHESTER, MN: Mayo Civic Center Flea Market. Sunday, December 4, 10am-4pm. Rochester Civic Center, 30 Civic Center Dr. Admission: $2; FREE parking at all meters and ramps. R. Townsend, Mgr. Info: (641)8322700 or (507)269-1473 Website: www. TownsendAntiqueShows.com. DECEMBER 5, 2016 - DECEMBER 11, 2016 ANOKA, MN: Holiday Open House. Hosted by The BIG White House. Saturday, December 10; 10am – 6pm. Located at The BIG White House, 1900 3rd Ave S. FREE admission and FREE parking. Info.: Misseybwh@outlook.com or (763)506-0562. See the “Anoka Antique Shops” ad for a more complete listing of shops in Anoka – Page 24. DECEMBER 12, 2016 - DECEMBER 18, 2016 VICTORIA, MN: Antiques Worthwhile. A SPECIAL SECOND DECEMBER MARKET! Thursday, Friday, and Saturday December 15th, 16th, & 17th. Thursday & Friday: 10am-6pm; Saturday: 10am5pm. 1855 80th Street (just west of the Holiday gas station on Hwy. 5). Info.: (952)283-1730. Page 6. JANUARY 16, 2017 - JANUARY 22, 2017 APPLE VALLEY, MN: Haupt Antiek Market: “Fresh Start”. January 19th, 20th, 21st & 22nd. Thurs: 9am8pm, Fri: 9am-7pm, Sat: 9am-5pm, Sun: 11am-4pm. 7570 147th St West. Info.: (651)329-3871; or Deb@ HauptAntiek.com, or www.HauptAntiek.com. Page 3. VICTORIA, MN: Antiques Worthwhile. A monthly market held the third Thursday, Friday, and Saturday this month. January 19th, 20th & 21st. Thursday & Friday: 10am-6pm; Saturday: 10am5pm. 1855 80th Street (just west of the Holiday gas station on Hwy. 5). Info.: (952)283-1730. Page 3. ROCHESTER, MN: Mayo Civic Center Flea Market. Sunday, January 22, 10am-4pm. Rochester Civic Center, 30 Civic Center Dr. Admission: $2; FREE parking at all meters and ramps. R. Townsend, Mgr. Info: (641)832-2700 or (507)2691473 Website: www.TownsendAntiqueShows.com. SPECIAL EVENTS / MEETINGS / CONVENTIONS EXHIBITS / MUSEUMS / GALLERIES LITTLE FALLS, MN: Four Fabulous Tours... 1 Incredible Holiday Season. Sponsored by the Little Falls Chamber. Ten days running November 25 through December 4. A Great Day Trip with Family and Friends. Open to the public! 1). Linden Hill Mansion tours; Mon-Sat 1:00 7:00pm and Sun 11:00am - 6:00pm. Self Guided tour of Musser and Weyerhaeuser Mansions. 608 Highland Ave. Admission: $12; discounts
for groups, seniors and children. Info.: 320616-5580 or linden-hill.org. 2). Burton Rosenmeier Home tours; Mon-Sat 1:00 - 7:00pm and Sun 11:00am - 6:00pm. Self Guided tour of this historic home. 606 1st Street SE. Admission: FREE for all. Info.: 320-6164959 or littlefallsmn.org. 3). MN Fishing Museum and Hall of Fame Tours; Daily from Noon - 7:00pm. Holiday displays, Silent Auction for trees, Wreaths and Gift baskets. 304 West Broadway. Admission: FREE for all. Info.: FishingHallOfFameMN.com. 4). Charles A Lindbergh Historic Site; Fri/Sat/ Sun 1:00 - 8:00pm; Mon-Thur 5:00 - 8:00pm. Vintage Characters and WII Holiday Traditions. 1620 Lindbergh Drive South. Admission: $10 with discounts for groups, seniors and children. Info.: 320-616-5421 or mnhs.org or lindbergh.com. Page 19. LA CROSSE, WI: The 26th Annual La Crosse Great Tri-State Rail Sale, Railroad Show, Model Railroad Flea Market and Swap Meet. Sponsored by The 4000 Foundation Limited. Saturday January 28th, 2017 9am-3pm. La Crosse Center, 2nd & Pearl Streets. Admission: $5 - children under 12 FREE. All proceeds go to maintain and restore the La Crosse Short Line Railroad Display. For information call (608)781-9383, (608)4989522 or www.4000Foundation.com CLUB / ASSOCIATION DIRECTORY HOLMEN, WI: The Coulee Region Toy Collectors Club meets quarterly in addition to hosting one annual show in December. The club focuses on all facets of toy collecting, old to new, appraising, buying, selling, trading, etc. Guests always welcome at meetings. For more information, call Rick Christenson, club director, at (877) 783-4143 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. ARCHER CITY, TX: The National Toothpick Holder Collectors’ Society promotes and supports the collecting of toothpick holders, and provides education for both members and nonmembers by providing research, written documentation, new articles, and by participating in other collector-related events. NTHCS is open to anyone interested in the collection, research, and preservation of toothpick holders. For membership Info: email: Membership@NTHCS.org; visit: www.nthcs.org; or write: NTHCS Membership Chairman, P.O. Box 852, Archer City, TX 76351 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: email@example.com. 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: gif@usfamily. net, or write to NARC, PO Box 18362, Minneapolis, MN 55418 ST. PAUL, MN: The Great Lakes Match Club is a Twin Cities based club that focuses on collecting matches (matchbooks, matchcovers, matchboxes and match-related items). The club meets the first Sunday of every month, at 1000 Edgerton St. in the Conference Room. For more information, call Mark Quilling at 651-772-9398 or Denise Alliegro at 651-426-5503. 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.
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CLASSIFIED ADS FOR SALE WADE COLLECTIBLES – FULL SETS: English & Red Rose Whimsies, Nursery Favorites & Miniatures, Calendar, Circus, Ark, Pet Shop, North American Animals, American Heritage, Whimsey Village Houses. Available at Antiques on Mainstreet, 913 Mainstreet, Hopkins, (952)931-2144 or josephvb@aol. com. (BF1) PRIMITIVE TO PRACTICAL: Red Wing Crock SALE! Toledo Lollipop Scales, Large Amount Of Militaria And Vintage Ammo. Many Beer Signs. Large Amount Of Decorative Collectibles For Everyone. Ask for DDS Areas - Gateway Antique Mall, Rogers MN (763)-428-8286. Check Out Our Internet Store: stores. ebay.com/ThreeRiversVariety. (5)
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: pmanly8376@ aol.com (TFN) TELEPHONES: Over 85 different, genuine 1892-1983, parts, restorations. FREE Catalogue: We now offer our entire business for sale. phonecoinc@aol. com; (608)582-4124; www.phonecoinc. com. (3) WANTED MOVIE POSTERS WANTED. Highest Prices Paid. 1-sheets, lobbycards, glass slides, displays. Dwight Cleveland, POB 10922, Chicago, IL 60610-0922. (773)525-9152 or posterboss@aol. com. (BF10)
WANTED TO BUY: Old comic books and old bubble gum cards. TOP PRICES PAID! Call Dave: (651)503-0642. (BF4)
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CHAIR CANING, wicker repair, rush and seat weaving. Only 1 hour from Minneapolis. FREE Estimates. Debbie (507)964-5887, DebGaryW@gmail. com. (10)
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. FINAL SHOW THIS SEASON: December 3rd & 4th. Sat: Noon - 5pm; Sun: 7am 4pm. Admission: $5 each day. Children 12 and under FREE with parents. Parking FREE. Information: (630)377-2252 or www.KaneCountyFleaMarket.com. (TFN)
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weekend of December, Sunday, December 4. The tours encompass four historic homes and one museum. The Charles A Lindbergh Historical Site, located on the banks of the Mississippi Perham River at 1620 Lindbergh Dr. S., will 108 host “Christmas on the Home Front,” complete with vintage characters
Little Pine Lake
Big Pine Lake
and World War II holiday traditions. Hours are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Monday through Thursday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Linden Hill Mansion Tours, titled “’Twas the Night Before Christmas,” let the public into the Weyerhaeuser Mansion
--PRESS RELEASE Detroit LITTLE Lakes FALLS, MINN.—The town of Little Falls, Minn., has lined up no less than four Christmas tours, including the Charles A. Lindbergh home, to celebrate the holiday season. Tours will be held from Thanksgiving Dent weekend, beginning Friday, November 25, through the first
Height of Land Lake
and the Musser Mansion, turn-of-thecentury homes built by two lumber barrons from the Pine Tree Lumber Co. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tours of the homes, located at 608 Highland Ave., are self-guided. The Rosenmeier
Buchanan Lake Otter Tail Lake
The Central Lakes Antiques Trails Exit 54
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West Battle Lake
517 Broadway St. (320) 762-8990
Mon-Fri: 9-6; Sat: 9-5:30; Sun: 12-4 OPEN YEAR ROUND. Ashby 59
A gem from the Musser collection of Christmas trimmings.
Now & Then Antique Mall 601 Broadway St. (320)Elbow 763-6467
Exit 77 Exit 82
Lake 10-5; Sun: 12-4 Mon-Sat: YEAR-ROUND Mall of 4 Floors
619 Broadway St. (320) 759-2300 Herman
Mon-Sat 11-5; Sun 12-5 OPEN YEAR ROUND.
Mon-Sat: 10-5; Sun: 12-4 OPEN YEAR ROUND.
15 mi. N of Alex. on Hwy. 29 (218) 338-6166
Bud’s Barn Antiques
Past & Present Home Gallery
110 5th Avenue West (320) 763-1655
Mon-Fri: 11-5; Sat: 11-4 “Everything from Antiques to Xena!” 28
Starbuck Lake Minnewaska
Vintage House Antiques
701 N Franklin (320)634-3618•(320)491-7752
Mon - Sat: 9:30-5 (Closed Tues) Sun: 11-4 OPEN YEAR ROUND.
Antiques Osakis 26 West Main (320) 859-9320
“Closed for the Season” Re-Opening May 13, 2017.
Blast From the Past
125 Central 4 (320) 859-4500 OPEN Mon-Sat 10-5 YEAR ROUND! Antiques, collectibles, 2nd hand.
1921 Burton sold the home to Christian Rosenmeier, a prominent lawyer, banker, and legislator. Tours of the home, located at 606 1st St. S.E., are self-guided. The Minnesota
Cont. on page 23
Uncover YoUr Fondest MeMories... nestled Behind the Moon.
Off Broadway Antiques
Home Tour, titled “Nutcracker Suite,” highlights the home built by clothing merchant Barney Burton in 1903. Burton chose the design from a house pattern book put out by George Barber, a popular architect, and ordered a blueprint through the mail. In
521 Sinclair Lewis Ave (320) 351-7700
Open: the 1st & 3rd weekend
of each month Thursday, Friday & Saturday 9:30am - 6pm Sunday 11am - 5pm
Albany OPEN Wed-Sat: 10-4 Jan Watson’s Back Again!
Minnesota’s FIRST retailer of
Grandpa’s Attic & Gifts
Hwy 27 (Nokomis St.) & 1st Ave (320) 766-0394
OPEN DAILY 10-5 YEAR ROUND! Les Kouba prints / Used furniture
The Northwest Lakes Antiques Trails
407 Elm Ave Waverly, MN 55390
Located in the old Waverly Bank building
Paints and Stains
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DETROIT LAKES SuLaine’s Antique Mall 603 Hwy 10 E
Mon-Sat 10-5:30; Sun 12-5 Facebook.com/SulainesAntiques
Moorhead Antique Mall “An Old Friends Cottage” “Quality Antiques uniquely displayed” Celebrating 20+ years!
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Fergus Underwood Falls
Antiques / Vintage / Collectibles
202 Main St • (218) 770-2698
Fall Hours- Sat: 9am-5pm; Sun: 12-4 Come browse with coffee & cookies!
Fergus Falls Backwoods Antiques at Exit 55 Collectors Corner (I-94, Exit 55 at Cty Rd 1) (218) 998-3088 • (Closed Wed.)
Open Thurs-Tues: 10am - 5:30pm Fun, fabulous treasures!
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221 W Lincoln (Riverfront Square) 221 W Lincoln (Riverfront Square) 27685 County Highway 35 (218) 731-1483 • (218) 826-6571 (218) 736-2210 (218) 998-4224 Mon-Fri 10-5; Sat 9:30-4 3 Rooms + Hallway & thrift!
Mon-Fri 10-5; Sat 9:30-4 OPEN YEAR ROUND. Closed Sun.
Thurs, Fri, Sat: 10am - 5pm Great Variety ~ It’s Worth The Drive!
A Creative Mix Of Vintage, Antiques, Home Decor, & Gifts 11,000 Sq. Ft. • 80+ Vendors www.MoorheadAntiqueMall.com
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• 218-287-1313 •
2811 SE Main Ave, Moorhead I-94 East exit 2A • I-94 West exit 2B
will hold “The Stockings Were Hung,” Cont. from page 22 a feast for the eyes over 30 Fishing Museum and featuring Hall of Fame, located decorated trees, special at 304 W. Broadway, holiday displays, a
The Old Times silent auction for trees, through Thursday from wreaths, and gift 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. baskets. Hours are Questions? Call the Friday, Saturday, and event sponsor, Little Sunday from 1 p.m. to Falls Chamber, at 8008 p.m. and Monday 325-5916
15,000 sq. ft. of Antiques and Foley Collectibles
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15 1st Ave S
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JACK’S VINTAGE JEWELRY 1014 Mainstreet Downtown Hopkins, MN 952- 938-4220
LAKEVIEW ANTIQUES 15 1st Ave South (In Lakeview Mall) Buffalo, MN 763-682-4432
10,000 sq. ft. Showroom Open Since 1972.
(2 mi E of Buffalo or if coming from Mpls. 23 mi W of Hwy 494)
(763) 682-5667 Furniture • ArchitecturAl items • huge stock oF stAined glAss • complete english pubs And decorAtive pub items • smAlls • collectibles • A complete selection oF pennsylvAniA Amish pine Furniture
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say “Thank You” to all of our customers for your business and friendship over the years!
Downtown Elk River 309 Jackson Ave • Elk River, MN 55330 10/30/06
OPEN EVERY DAY 10am - 6pm ~ Owner ~ Beth Ramsey
Pedal Inn Antiques is now closed.
We Offer 10% Off everything On neW year’s Day, MeMOrial Day, July 4th, & labOr Day
Frank & Bessie’s attic
• 15,000 Sq. Ft. Multi-dealer Mall • 2 floors featuring a full line of antiques & collectibles • Best prices in the area
(I-94 Exit 193 then north (on Hwy 25) 5 blks Left on Broadway, right on Walnut)
month May through October!
106 Walnut Street • Monticello, MN 55362 7 Days A Week - 10am to 5pm • (763) 295-2211 An ever-changing variety of Antiques, Collectibles, Primitives and items for repurposing. Multi-dealer Mall in downtown Monticello.
Jodie’s Antiques & Treasures OPEN
7 Days A Week 10am - 6pm
or Online at www.TheVintageJewelryCollection.com
SUE’S COUNTRY COTTAGE 200 Central Ave, Downtown Osseo, MN 612-366-0526
LEE & MARIAN WALDON SOLE OWNERS
Come and see our full collection at: BUNNY’S ANTIQUES & VINTAGE JEWELRY 1009 Mainstreet Downtown Hopkins, MN 952-767-9764
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THE VINTAGE JEWELRY COLLECTION THE ANTIQUE MALL OF ROGERS 12860 Main Street, Downtown Rogers, MN 763-428-4873
Buffalo, MN 55313
OVER 95 7,000 square feet 50 DEALERS! Princeton Over 30 Dealers NOW UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP!
Mon.-Sat. 10-6 Sun. 11-6
OPEN 7 Days A Week 10am to 6pm
1004 3rd St S Buffalo, MN 55313
Once a custOmer... ...always a friend!
Buffalo Nickel Antiques
118 W Broadway Monticello, MN 55362
Specializing in Jewelry I-94, Exit 193 with a little bit of then North 6 blocks on Hwy 25 everything!
Flea Market • 1st Sunday every
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Open 7 Days A Week - 10am to 5pm
GATEWAY Antique Mall • 763-428-8286 •
OPEN EACH DAY 10am-6pm Over 50 Dealers! 12825 Main St. • Rogers, MN 55374 (I-94 Exit 207 • 3 Blks S on right.) www.Gateway-AntiqueMall.com
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ONLY 20 minutes from the Twin Cities! NEW LOCATION!
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h Open 7 Days a Week 10am - 6pm
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GRAND OPENING July 9, 10 & 11, 2010
Opened March 1, 2010 • Multi- Dealer Shop • Space Available
12905 Main Street • Rogers, MN 55374 I-94 Exit #207 • 2 blks south on right 12905 Main Street, Roger’s, MN 55374
Something For Everyone!
60 DEALERS on TWO FLOORS
763-428-0101 Hours: Monday – Saturday 10-6, Sunday – 11-5 Beth Wolf – owner Evie Sandberg - manager
Open Mon-Sat: 10-6; Sun 11-6 • 763-428-4873 HOME OF
THE VINTAGE JEWELRY COLLECTION
12860 Main St • Rogers, MN 55374
I-94 Exit 207 (3 blks S) • 20 min. from the Cities
The Old Times
Give a Unique Gift From
“Four Unique Shops in One Charming Friendly City.”
Northbound has a general line of antiques and collectibles, specializing in:
Coins • Vintage Lighting Roseville • Jewelry • Stoneware Cabin Decor • Hunting/Fishing Signage/Advertising/Hamms Outdoors & Garden Decor Gas & Oil • Beer Signs/Neons
Gift Certificates Available! Multi-dealer shop 55 mi. N. of the Cities • Hwy. 169 • Pease, MN
A charming 111 year old mansion filled with old and new home decor. Open: 7 days a week from 10am-6pm
1900 3rd Ave. South Anoka, MN 55303 (763) 506-0562
ALWAYS OPEN! Mon-Sat: 10aM-5:30pM Sun: 11aM-5pM
Over 50 dealers on two levels!
Open 7 Days
10 A.M. T 5:30 P.M O .
7,800 Sq. Ft. oF JoY!
9am to 6pm Wed & Thurs, 9am to 8pm
2008 2nd Avenue Downtown, Anoka, MN 55303
212 East Main, Anoka
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Metro Antiques & Collectibles
Saturday & Sunday
JANUARY 14 & 15, 2017
w o h S r e t n i W
Saturday 10am- 6pm Sunday 10am-3pm
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$6.00 ($1 OFF with this ad!)
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MN STATE FAIRGROUNDS - WARNER COLISEUM 1265 N Snelling Ave • St. Paul, MN 55108
Located in St. Paul on Snelling Ave 3 mi N of I-94, 2 mi S of State Hwy 36
Minnesota’s Antique Spectacular
**SAVE THE DATES** Prime Promotions 2017 Show Schedule: April 22 & 23 • Sept 30 & Oct 1