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Linda Stamberger

Linda Stamberger, author of "Antiquing In Florida", is a Florida expert and freelance writer of many genres. Visit this site to read her articles - some of which are available for purchase - as is her book.

Brooks Novelty Antiques and Records

Brooks Novelty is an all-vinyl record store. We specialize in: jukeboxes, vintage soda machines, antique slot machines, pin balls, arcade games, neon clocks and signs, rare concert posters, old advertising signs and much more!

The Antique Company

Established in the late 1900's, we occupy a huge corner building with a small garden area that leads to another 1000 sq foot store (called TAC) that contains our Mid Century collection.

Vintage Westclox

Westclox photo identification gallery and history and information of clocks, watches and other timepieces. This site primarily displays American clocks made by Westclox that were made from the early 1900's up to about the 1960's.

Antique Appraisals On-Line

We are one of the country's largest, oldest, most qualified and respected appraisal services. The majority of our appraisals are estate and personal property evaluations for valuation documentation purposes. However, we have evaluated goods and personal property for natural disaster losses (hurricanes), theft, fire, freight and shipping damage after the loss has occurred.

Connoisseur Antiques

Featuring fine antique furniture, Connoisseur Antiques is a Los Angeles Antique Furniture Showroom specializing in antique clocks and mirrors, European and French antiques, Antique Lighting, Chandeliers, Sconces, Armoires and much more.

Liz's Antique Hardware

Antique Hardware is the backbone of our business. We offer a complete selection of door, window and furniture hardware, lighting and accessories circa 1890 to 1970.

San Francisco Antique and Design Mall

San Francisco Antique and Design Mall is the largest antique mall in northern California. We opened our doors in October 1997 with 75 dealers and today we have over 200 of San Francisco's most professional antique specialists.

Ambiance Antiques

Importer of 18th and 19th Century French Antiques

C'est La Vie Antiques

European Antique and Accessories in San Diego, CA.

Lang Antiques

We carry a large selection of fine antique jewelry, antique rings & antique engagement rings. We also have vintage estate jewelry, vintage estate rings & vintage estate engagement rings from the Victorian, Art Nouveau, Edwardian & Art Deco style periods.

Once in a Blue Moon Online Thrift Store

We are an online thrift store featuring new, used, and unusual items.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Antique Village readies for 2012 fair - Ionia Sentinel-Standard

Antique Village readies for 2012 fair - Ionia Sentinel-Standard

“Antique Village” which for years was housed in a tent on the west side of the Ionia Free Fair grounds, moved to the Free Fair Floral Building two years ago, affording their attraction a more secure and less weather-dependent location for the displays that could be damaged by July’s unpredictable weather. The true test came during last year’s fair when unforeseen rain storms caused the Grand River to flood its banks, but leaving the Floral Building high and dry.

With days lengthening and temperatures rising, committee members of Ionia Free Fair’s Antique Village are excitedly working on plans for a bigger and better “Antique Village.” Daily demonstrations, special events, nightly entertainment, and antique displays are starting to take form. Back by popular demand will be a Classic Car Show on the Floral Building grounds. In addition to the several interesting displays that they have on the agenda already, a display featuring Ionia County rural country schools are in the works, on loan from the Ionia chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma.

Ionia County Current School Pictures Needed
Delta Kappa Gamma, a sorority made up of teachers, decided about 15 years ago, to take on the project of gathering up as much information as possible on one room schools in Ionia County. Each person was assigned a township, resulting in a wide variety of information, including a map of each township with each school’s name listed.

Antique Village would love to include pictures of our country rural schools as they are being utilized “now” in 2012. If anyone has pictures that they would like to share during the 10 days of the Ionia Free Fair, please contact Karen Merchant at 522-1495 or Arlene Hecht at 527-0059.

A reception, for retired rural school personnel from all of Ionia County one room schools, will be held during the fair at Antique Village in conjunction with this display, from 10 a.m. until noon July 24. At this time, Peg Fell will be on hand with all of the Ionia county records available, for those who would like more information. Also, those attending are encouraged to bring a written or typed “Best Story” from their days of working in a one room school.

Floral Displays
The Ionia Free Fair open class Floriculture Division will once again be integrated within the Antique Village.

Floral displays and antiques work very well together, and in hopes of making this year the best Ionia Free Fair ever, they have several categories for your creativity and enjoyment.

New this year is a special category: “ It’s Not Old, It’s Beautiful.” Pre-registration is not required. Visit for registration sheets or pick up registration sheets at the Ionia Free

Fair office located at the west end of the fairgrounds.

Questions will gladly be answered by Karen Merchant at 616-522-1495 and Alicia Miller at 616-522-9702.

To insure that Antique Village can continue to grow and improve while keeping this 10 day event free, there will be a great and unique selection of quality raffle items available again this year.

Antique Village, open from 10 a.m - 10 p.m throughout the fair, extends this invitation to visit them and enjoy the nostalgia of days gone by with some interesting and fun looks at yesteryear, at the bigger and better 2012 Ionia Free Fair.

For schedules of their entertainment, demonstrations, and special events, please visit


Presented by Bill Ekleberry - Antiques and Arts Weekly

Presented by Bill Ekleberry

Early Auction r 3 pm Downstairs • Preview 1 pm

Takes place on 6/13/2012

At , 504 Main Street, Spencer, MA, 01562


Please go to and enter Auctioneer ID #5756 for 300+ color photos

3 PM Downstairs Auction includes many nice smalls, tray and box lots, furniture, glass and china, etc. Will add photos of the early sale.

Victorian sofa; jelly cupboard; chimney cupboard; antique carved table; mahogany highboy; antique mahogany card table; pie crust table; wing chairs; tables; rockers; desks; marble top stands; commode; blanket chest; tool box; armoire; high chair; mahogany bedroom set; corner chair; lady’s desk; chestnut dresser; pine dresser; pine and walnut drop leaf tables; 2 door cabinet; Mission oak desk; red 6 board box; clean Hitchcock table and chairs; clean estate furniture includes dresser, sofa and chairs, hutch and more antique and used furniture. Good assortment of glass, china, smalls; some sterling; fancy grandfather clock; Regina disc music box; prints; 2 banjo clocks; paintings; Stella music cabinet; kitchen items; mixing bowls; Edison oak record player; chandelier; stables sign; doorknockers; stereoptic viewer; horse head box; boxes; porcelain; lamps; pitchers; mirrors; coffee grinder; Natick maps; dolls; silverware; majolica; perfumes sewing birds; dress form; toys; cup plates; collectors’ plates; chromos; pastels; candle mold; game plates; pinch bottle; crocks; knife trays; Irish chest plate; hatchet; trunk; pantry box; copper items; fish pole; buttons; checkerboard; photo albums; dressing screens. Very partial listing as always. Over 500 lots. Many unadvertised items. Many lots still boxed and will keep adding photos on

Mass. #2352. Food and drinks, cash, local or known checks only. Visa and MasterCard. 15% Buyer’s Premium.

Questions, please call Tuesday from noon to 3 pm, 508-579-6615. No calls day of auction.

FUTURE AUCTIONS: Tuesday, June 19, Single Natick MA Farmhouse Estate & June 27 Antiques Auction,

July 25 Downstairs Auction, August 1 and August 29 Antique Auctions

Sight seen left bids and phone bids accepted at the hall only if not known to us.


Antique dog collar stolen from Harding's Ohio home -

MARION, Ohio (AP) - An antique dog collar belonging to former President Warren G. Harding's beloved pet "Laddie Boy" has been stolen from the 29th president's historic home in central Ohio.

Marion police said someone broke into the home Tuesday morning and took only the collar.

Harding used the collar for his Airedale terrier. It was made in 1923, and has the dog's name engraved on raised letters surrounded by hearts.

Officials said a groundskeeper found a ladder propped against a second-story window. They said they suspect the thief has visited the home before and knew where to look for the collar.

Police circulated images of the collar to see if it turns up in a store or on the Internet.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


Four from Sussex charged over antiques raids (From The Argus) - The

Four charged over antiques raids in Sussex, Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire

Four people have been charged with stealing antiques from auction houses in Sussex and elsewhere in the country.

Darryl Aldridge, 46, of New Barn Road, Shoreham, is due to appear at Brighton Magistrates' Court on Thursday, accused of nine burglaries.

Items allegedly stolen included antique clocks, jewellery, vases, figurines, and furniture, with an estimated value of £200,000.

Two took place at Gorringes in Lewes in May and June last year.

Three took place in Toovey's, in Washington, near Storrington, in May, June and October, and one at Denhams in Warnham, near Horsham, in July last year.

Three others took place at Concord in Cranbrook, Kent, in June 2011, at Stroud Auctions in Stroud, Gloucestershire, in October 2011, and at JS Auctions in Banbury, Oxfordshire, in July 2011.

He is also accused of a theft at Toovey's in October last year, possession of cannabis and amphetamine, and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

Police said property with an estimated value of £160,000 has been recovered.

Kelly Lambert, 39, of Lavender Hill, Shoreham, has been charged with theft at Tooveys in October 2011, Anthony Townsend, 49, of Upper Lewes Road, Brighton, has been charged with the burglary at Stroud Auctions, and Anthony Fortune, 54, of Park Road, Worthing has been charged with perverting the course of justice.


Police: Natick woman stole classic car, antiques - MetroWest Daily News

A Natick woman who authorities say stole a classic Volkswagen and antique furniture and toys on Sunday was arrested Monday after a fight with her neighbor.

Tamara Smith, 35, was arrested at her 6 Harvard St. apartment at 4:52 p.m., police said.

According to a police report filed yesterday in Framingham District Court, police went to Harvard Street on Sunday at 7:34 p.m. on a call about two women screaming.

Smith’s neighbor said she saw a Volkswagen Beetle parked in the driveway in her daughter’s spot. The woman, who lives in the same building and shares the driveway, told Smith to move the car, according to a report by Natick Officer Christian Rodriquez. Smith yelled at the woman and punched her in the face.

The woman told Smith she was going to call police, and Smith got into a minivan and drove away, the report shows.

While officers questioned the woman who had been assaulted, a man came up to them and said the 1979 Volkswagen belongs to his father, police said.

On Saturday, the man said Smith walked by his father’s Franklin Street home and noticed a lot of items put out on the street. She asked the man’s father if she could have the items, and he agreed. He also said she could have a couch beside his garage, the report shows.

When the father later went to the garage, he noticed his car was gone, as well as a snow blower, leaf blower, a leather recliner sofa and several other items, including four antique toy trains, trash barrels and a container of copper items, Rodriguez said.

Later on Saturday, the man found many of the items in Smith’s driveway and took most of them back, according to the report. On Sunday, the rest of the items were recovered from Smith’s driveway.

Police arrested Smith on Monday and charged her with breaking and entering into a building, larceny of a vehicle, larceny of property worth more than $250 and assault and battery.

Prosecutors did not ask for bail at Smith’s Framingham District Court arraignment yesterday. She is due back in court on July 25 for a pretrial conference.

(Norman Miller can be reached at 508-626-3823 or For up-to-date crime news, follow Norman Miller on Twitter @norman_millerMW.)


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