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On ebay you'll find over 100 categories covering the Medieval and Renaissance periods, through Georgian, Regency and Victorian, to Edwardian, Art Nouveau and Art Deco.

Antique Dealers in California

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

Weaver Furniture Sales and Shipshewana Ready For Amish Furniture Shoppers and Summer Travelers - YAHOO!

Weaver Furniture Sales and Shipshewana Ready For Amish Furniture Shoppers and Summer Travelers - YAHOO!

The warm weather is bringing Amish furniture lovers from across the country to Shipshewana, Indiana.

Shipshewana, IN (PRWEB) June 12, 2012

As summer moves into full swing, the heat is on for travelers looking to discover deals and delectable dishes. Intrepid visitors from across the Midwest are making their way to the Amish town of Shipshewana, Indiana in search of a quality Amish furniture store and delicious foods. Shipshewana is ready for visitors and offers a variety of events and activities fit for the family.

Shipshewana Quilt Festival – For quilting enthusiasts, there is no bigger weekend than June 20-23. Featuring a nationally recognized speaker, a huge quilt and vendor show (including a quilting “schoolhouse” for beginning quilters) and plenty of activities, this event always draws big crowds.

Shipshewana Yard Sale – On July 13 at the Antique Gallery Lawn, check out Shipshewana’s community yard sale! Space is open for anyone to sell their items, and the antique gallery boasts 100 dealers and 31,000 sq. feet of gallery space with rare antiques.

Habitat for Humanity Auction – Interested in making a positive difference in the world? Come out to the Habitat for Humanity Auction on August 3. Bid on food, furniture, quilts, baked goods and other items and the proceeds will benefit the LaGrange County Habitat. For more information on how to volunteer with building projects or other ways to get involved, visit

Amish Furniture - As a member of the Shipshewana Retail Merchants Association, Weaver Furniture Sales is proud sponsor of local events (such as the Shipshewana May Fest) and keeps the doors open for all solid wood furniture buffs during the spring and summer months. Owner LeRoy Weaver welcomes visitors, stating, "We love welcoming new visitors to our town and making them feel at home." Discover a huge variety of solid wood home furniture here.

About Weaver Furniture Sales:

Weaver Furniture Sales was established in 1989 in Shipshewana, Indiana, and is an Amish, family-owned furniture business that offers a full line of solid wood, Amish Furniture at affordable prices – for both residential and commercial purposes. Weaver Furniture Sales features shaker styles, traditional and mission furniture. As part of their client services, Weaver Furniture Sales provides furniture design consultation services, custom furniture options, furniture quotes, layaway options and various delivery alternatives for residences and businesses in the United States from their quiet country showroom in Shipshewana, Indiana.

LeRoy and Ida Weaver have owned and operated Weaver Furniture Sales for over twenty-two years, beginning with a 1,500 square foot showroom and expanding to over 15,000 square feet today. Previously, they owned and managed LeWana Dairy Farm where they milked cows and raised corn and hay.

Marty Weaver
Weaver Furniture Sales
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One Workplace Establishes Distribution Partnership With Biocomposite-Based Furniture Pioneer e2e Office -

MILPITAS, Calif., June 12, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- One Workplace, Northern California's largest commercial furniture dealership, today announced the establishment of a distribution partnership with e2e Office, a division of Ithaca-NY-based e2e Materials, an innovative clean technology spinoff of Cornell University that develops products made from its advanced biocomposite materials used for the furniture and cabinet industries.

One Workplace's distribution partnership with e2e Office is in direct response to increasing customer demand for more environmentally friendly office products that can contribute to LEED certification and provide a safer and more collaborative work environment. e2e Office will help fulfill this demand with a wide range of office furniture products that are safer, less expensive, stronger and lighter than conventional wood-based products.

The first e2e Office product to be distributed by One Workplace is the award-winning TransFORM™ Workstation, a highly versatile work surface made from e2e Materials' proprietary biocomposites comprised of soy flour and flax fibers that "off-gasses" no formaldehyde and is free from hazardous ('red list') chemicals as defined by the Living Building Challenge. 

"We are experiencing customer demand for office furniture products that meet aggressive environmental standards combined with exceptional durability, weight reduction and affordability factors," said Dave Ferrari, president of One Workplace, Northern California's largest commercial furniture dealership and e2e Office channel partner.  "That's why we're partnering with e2e Office.  Their innovative biocomposite-based office product line addresses each of these important criteria.  It also gives our customers new opportunities for earning LEED points and improving employee satisfaction levels due to the significant environmental safety advantages offered by e2e Office products."

The TransFORM Workstation is a highly versatile work surface and series of privacy and communication panels made from e2e's proprietary biocomposite material. Optional re-used and refurbished leg systems that contribute additional LEED points are readily configurable to meet today's design needs. e2e Office products have been fully tested and validated to meet BIFMA standards and use only 19 percent of the embodied energy of traditional wood composites. By using e2e biocomposites, the TransFORM Workstation utilizes annually renewable feedstocks, is 100 percent bio-based and completely fossil fuel free. Offering a full five-year warranty, the TRANSform work surface leverages e2e's patent-pending i-core open architecture construction providing customers with lighter and more durable office furniture.

Future e2e Office products currently under development—including mobile whiteboards, mobile acoustics, unique storage and group communication products—are specifically designed to meet today's open space and mobile workforce needs that emphasize greater collaboration for improved productivity and creativity.  All products are being made with e2e Materials' proprietary biocomposites and far exceed the requirements of the CARB Airborne Toxic Controls Measure, offer LEED points across multiple categories, and rank higher than any other material when measured against the stringent Living Building Challenge and Pharos Project criteria.

"Partnering with One Workplace is a significant milestone," said Pat Govang, CEO of e2e Office. "Not only are they the largest commercial furniture dealership in Northern California, they're strategically located in the heart of Silicon Valley whose innovative and forward thinking companies represent the ideal customers of biocomposite-based furniture for the offices of tomorrow."   

About e2e Materials

e2e Materials, based in Ithaca, N.Y., develops, designs, engineers and produces proprietary biocomposites for the furniture, cabinetry and other markets. e2e's proprietary composites are made from soy flour and natural grass fiber such as jute, flax and kenaf. Products made from e2e's biocomposite are stronger, lighter, safer and cheaper than those made from formaldehyde-laden wood composites. Additionally, e2e uses only a small fraction of the energy required for wood composites, saving billions of pounds of CO2.

The e2e Materials Logo is available at

About One Workplace

One Workplace is Northern California's largest commercial furniture dealership serving the multi-faceted needs of its startup to Fortune 500 clients. The company is unique among contract furniture dealers by working with its customers from the space planning and design development phase through final installation. One Workplace provides architectural products, office furniture and audio video solutions. In addition, the company represents over 300 manufacturers including Steelcase, the leading provider of office furniture worldwide. For more information visit .

CONTACT: Kevin Gallagher          Gallagher Group Communications          510.599.0416                    Megan Battiato          One Workplace          408.719.3258

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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.


Sofa King boss will keep using ‘offensive’ slogan - Northampton Chronicle

A furniture retailer has vowed to continue using his cheeky strapline – despite being banned from using it in newspaper advertising.

Mark Kypta owns The Sofa King furniture superstore in Far Cotton, Northampton.

He coined the strapline “Where the prices are Sofa King low” when he launched the business ten years ago.

Mr Kypta has been using the slogan to promote his business since and it appears above The Sofa King showroom and on the firm’s delivery vans.

However, in August last year three readers complained to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) about an advert in the Northampton Herald & Post.

The advert used the expression: “Where the prices are Sofa King low”.

In its written judgement, the ASA ruled the advert could be interpreted as using a derivative of a swear word, was therefore “likely to cause serious or widespread offence” and banned it.

Mr Kypta, 42, appealed but despite being asked to reconsider its verdict by Sir Hayden Phillips, the Independent Adjudicator, the ASA will announce on Wednesday that it has upheld its earlier decision.

Father-of-one Mark said: “I don’t agree with the ASA’s decision. My lawyers don’t agree with and it would appear there was even a question in the mind of Sir Hayden Phillips, the Independent Adjudicator.

“But I haven’t got the time or the money to fight a bunch of bureaucrats and launch a second appeal via a judicial review. I want to put my energy into building a business by providing people all over the country with killer deals on sofas and other furniture.

“I will abide by the ASA ruling and I won’t rerun the advert. But I will never drop the slogan. It is a part of the business’s DNA and people love it. I have been overwhelmed by the support and good wishes I have received.”

In its latest ruling, the ASA changed the wording of its decision slightly. It said that when spoken or heard, the catchphrase sounded like a derivative of the swear word.


Update: Thieves Snatch Funeral Home Furniture -

Bensalem Township Police have two men in custody for allegedly stealing a wrought-iron furniture set from outside a township funeral home.

The two suspects got out of their two-tone Ford F-150 at Hoffman Funeral Home on Brown Avenue at 4:29 p.m., stole and packed up the furniture, and were pulling away at 4:31, according to surveillance video.

After releasing the surveillance video and taking photos of the suspects to a scrap metal yard, Bensalem police were able to identify and apprehend Rick Smolda at his home. His accomplice, who has not been named, was taken into custody by Philadelphia Police. He also has outstanding warrants in North Carolina, authorities say.

The furniture was recovered from a Northeast Philadelphia warehouse. Police are investigating other items found to determine if they are stolen as well. The furniture, which dates back to 1950 and holds sentimental value to funeral home Michelle Hoffman has been returned.

Hoffman tells NBC10 her father bought the furniture and she's glad to have it back.

Investigators say that the area is inundated with thieves stealing metal and selling it as scrap metal for pennies on the dollar.

Rick Smolda (left)


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


China’s Rich Top Asia in Collectibles Ownership, Barclays Says - Bloomberg

Rich individuals in China, which two years ago became the world’s second-largest art market, hold more of their wealth in collectible assets than their peers anywhere in Asia.

China’s wealthy hold 17 percent of their total net worth in jewelery, fine art, wine, antique furniture, classic cars and precious metals, according to a Ledbury Research global survey of more than 2,000 people published by Barclays Plc (BARC) today. That compares with 16 percent in Singapore, 14 percent in Hong Kong and an average of 9.6 percent globally.

Wealth accumulation in Asian emerging markets such as China is outpacing that in Western Europe and the U.S. China’s private wealth is expected to grow by 15 percent a year through 2016, faster than the global forecast of about 4 percent to 5 percent, the Boston Consulting Group said on May 31.

China overtook the U.K. to become the world’s second- largest art market after the U.S., according to research by the British Art Market Federation in March 2011. Auction and gallery sales in China totaled the equivalent of almost 6 billion euros ($7.5 billion) in 2010, giving the country 23 percent of the global market, it said.

To contact the reporter on this story: Stephanie Tong in Hong Kong at

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Chitra Somayaji at


Vintage automobiles to stop in Watertown for Great Race -

Powered by engines dating to the days of Henry Ford, more than 100 antique automobiles will loop around the Great Lakes this month in the annual Great Race competition, stopping along the way at the Alex T. Duffy Fairgrounds in Watertown on June 27.

A car show will run from 2 to 7:30 p.m. and admission is free. Vehicles are slated to arrive at 5 p.m. and will be on display during the evening.

Watertown will be the sixth of nine stops that teams of drivers will make for during the nine-day annual competition, which will start June 23 in Traverse City, Mich., and cross through Canada and four states.

After departing from Ontario on the morning of June 27, drivers will stop for lunch at the Antique Boat Museum in Clayton. Later at the city fairgrounds, cars will cross a finish line a minute apart. Cars in the race hearken back to 1910 to 1969.

Rather than racing with speed, teams will compete by trying to cross secret checkpoints at precise times. Teams will be penalized for each second they arrive too early or late.

The race is expected to draw a crowd of at least 3,000 visitors to the fairgrounds, said Kylie S. Peck, director of membership development for the Greater Watertown North Country Chamber of Commerce. About 15 local food vendors will be on site to sell hamburgers, hot dogs and carnival food, while local band Oceans Below will play live music featuring patriotic songs.

Local car owners interested in entering antique or exotic vehicles at the show should contact the chamber by June 25. In addition, vendors from the farmers market on Washington Street held earlier in the day are welcome to set up booths at the car show.

A concert featuring country music artist John Michael Montgomery at the Watertown Arena will punctuate the evening’s festivities. Doors will open at 6 for the 7 p.m. concert, and general admission tickets are now available at the chamber, 1241 Coffeen St., for $20. Reserve seats are also available for purchase for $45 at AAMCO Transmissions, 595 Coffeen St. The concert is hosted by Amp Entertainment of Watertown.

The antique cars will depart from the Hampton Inn in Watertown the next morning to head for Buffalo. The drivers will make final stops in Warren, Ohio, and Findlay, Ohio, before concluding the race in Dearborn, Mich., on July 1.

Ms. Peck said the antique car show will be the first of its kind offered in Watertown. After all, rarefied cars don’t circle the Great Lakes very often.

Another bonus from the race will be the hundreds of people introduced to Watertown for the first time, which gives the community a chance to roll out its welcome mat, Ms. Peck said. Race organizers asked the chamber to participate as a host city; no fee was required.

“They’ll get to see how beautiful the region is, and hopefully they’ll come back to visit,” she said.

“The goal of the chamber is to bring new events to the community like this.”

The Great Race was inspired by the 1965 movie of the same title, a comedy depicting an actual race in 1908 from New York to Paris.

To register for the car show or purchase tickets for the concert, visit the chamber or call 788-4400.

For more information about the competition, visit


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