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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.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Ashley Furniture Outlet now open - Press Republican

Ashley Furniture Outlet now open - Press Republican


shley Furniture Outlet in the City of Plattsburgh has been well received since it opened in early April.

Manager Sam Pirofsky said the new store, located at 99 Boynton Ave., has worked out really well so far.

“We’re getting a nice cycle of inventory coming in and out,” he said. “We’re getting a lot of traffic, that’s for sure.”

The outlet center has new and scratch-and-dent furnishings on display. Pieces with a blue dot are new, while those with a red dot are sold “as is.”

Customers can take their selection home that day or arrange for home delivery.

“We like to say, ‘See it, touch it, take it home,’” Pirofsky said.

Furniture and accessories are divided by sections in the showroom. The front area features a dinette area on one side and sofas and recliners on the other. There is a section of odds and ends, such as single chairs or individual mirrors tucked around a corner.

The back showroom has mattresses and box springs, end tables, dressers, mirrors, chests and accessories.

The move has allowed for much more warehouse space, he said. One door is even at ground level, so trucks can pull inside to load and unload.

That’s a great advantage during inclement weather, Pirofsky said.

“We want to make sure the furniture gets to the house perfect. We try to take the elements out of it,” he said.

A loading dock provides access to a new series of ramps for loading and unloading. It allows access to the upper level where the upholstery is stored.

One section has been converted to a service bay. Furniture can be brought in, repaired and shipped back out without having to enter the actual warehouse.

Another section is used to store the mattresses and box springs. It also has its own door to the outside.

There is also a preparation room where furniture is assembled.

Pirofsky said the building’s design seems like it was built specifically to meet the needs of a furniture store.

It took about two months to renovate the former Murnane Building Contractors facility. The building is now home to 4,000 square feet of showroom and 10,000 square feet of warehouse and distribution space.

“This is essentially our warehouse and distribution point. It just happens to have an outlet in the middle of it,” Pirofsky said.

The warehouse and distribution center used to be located at Imperial Industrial Park.

“This has been so much more convenient because of where it is in the city,” Pirofsky said. “The proximity to the interstate makes it very easy for pick-ups and deliveries.” 

Both the outlet center and Ashley Furniture Homestore in downtown Plattsburgh are owned by his parents, Howard and Maureen Pirofsky. His father has been in the furniture business for most of his life, first in Troy and later in Plattsburgh. 


previously had Affordable Furniture on Route 3 just east of Plattsburgh Plaza. That business moved downtown in 1994 when the present location of the Ashley Homestore became available.

“We were approached by Ashley Furniture in 2005 and asked to convert Affordable Furniture to an Ashley Furniture Homestore,” Pirofsky said.

That business opened in 2006.

The Outlet Center is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Cash, checks, Visa, MasterCard and Discover are accepted.

Pirofsky said 12-month interest-free financing is available.

He said a lot of people have been stopping in just to see what’s available. A lot of the items are th

e only one they have, so it might not be there if a customer doesn’t buy it when it is there.

“We are getting 50-60 people in here on some Saturdays,” Pirofsky said. “It’s tough to keep the place full.” 

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Trader finds niche in furniture - Sun Star

By Katlene O. Cacho

Monday, June 4, 2012

AFTER years of subcontracting, Charles Lim discovered a niche in the furniture industry by creating a line of outdoor furniture that is purely Cebuano-made.

From a start-up company of 20 workers in 1993, Lim was able to grow Heritage Muebles Mirabile Export Inc. to 100 employees today to support his furniture export operations.

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Lim said he got into the business when he was 21 and learned how to grow a company the hard way.

Lim, a marketing graduate of the University of San Jose-Recoletos, said he went into several types of businesses so he could earn a living without depending on his family in Masbate.

He said he ventured into garments trading after a Chinese businessman offered him some start-up capital.

“He supplied me products while I went to towns or markets and sold them in early mornings. I joined school and company biddings for college or company t-shirts,” Lim said.

He said his exposure in the garments trading industry allowed him to build business networks and linkages that opened opportunities for him in the furniture industry.

He decided to close his trading business and used its revenues to set up a small operation for his new venture.

With a capital of P2 million, Lim established Heritage Muebles Mirabile Export Inc. in 1993.

The company is located on a 25,000- square-meter property in Soong, Mactan, Lapu-Lapu City. The facility has a showroom, manufacturing and office facilities.

Heritage started with manufacturing wrought iron, stone, fiberglass, stone cast for furniture and home decorations. It later expanded to outdoor furniture made from aluminum and synthetic fiber.

Lim’s first order was a nine-container shipment from a US-based client he met during a furniture expo in Manila.

“He was happy with the delivery and since then, he became a regular customer,” Lim said. He said it was the quality of the furniture and his on time delivery that impressed the client.

“If I’m asked what made the company this successful, it’s the team effort that we have that made us create quality furniture and meet the requirements and deadlines of our clients,” he said.

Lim’s furniture products are now exported to the Middle East, Singapore, Europe, Canada, Australia and the US.

“The demand for outdoor furniture has grown over the years. Buyers opt to buy outdoor furniture because of its durability,” he said.

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on June 04, 2012.


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