April 6 & 7 =
29th Metro East Postcard Show in Collinsville, Il.
24 dealers from throughout the US with thousands of postcards, stereo
views, and miscellaneous paper items for your purchasing pleasure. FREE
admission and FREE appraisals. Located at the VFW Hall, 1234 Vandalia,
Collinsville, Il. The VFW Hall is located on Highway 159 (called Vandalia
Street) and is easily accessible from Interstates 70 & 270, 255 and I-64.
Hours: Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
For more information call 618-531-4189.Whether you collect picture
postcards from your vacations or home town or have albums of rare
postcards from all over the world, if you have an accumulation of
postcards that you would like to sell or have appraised, or you want to
learn more about collecting postcards, you will want to attend this show.
Admission is FREE.The show is one of the largest shows of its type in the
St Louis and Metro East area. Postcard dealers from across the Midwest
will participate in this year’s show. The dealers will have over one
million antique and modern postcards for sale. You will also have the
opportunity to dispose of that old collection or accumulation that is
taking up room in the hall closet. Supplies for collectors will also be
available. There is free parking and lunch is available from the VFW
women’s auxiliary. Show promoter Tom Snyder said that the postcard show is
geared for advanced and novice collectors, and for anyone who just wants
to know more about postcard collecting, one of America’s fastest growing
hobbies. As he explained, “people collect postcards for many reasons. Some
collect postcards related to family history, such as the church where
grandma was married, while others collect themes such as trains, famous
people, holidays, and postcards drawn by famous artists. Postcards are an
excellent way to document social history, and are of interest to both
collectors and local historians. Everyone is encouraged to attend this
free collecting event.”
here for more information and a map.
April 7 =
19th Annual Breweriana
Blowout in Belleville, Il.
Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This is the largest brewery collectibles
show in the Midwest. 150 tables with dealers from 10 states all together
in one place. Free Admission and free parking. Buy, Sell or Trade. Located
at the Belle-Clair Exposition Center Rts. 13 & 159 in Belleville, IL. For
more information call 618-580-5475.
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more information and a map.
April 14 =
200th Anniversary of
the Felix Valle House in Historic Ste. Genevieve, MO.
TIME: 10am - 4pm. The Felix Valle was
built in 1818. Come join us to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the
Felix Valle state historic site with demonstrations of 18th century
traditional skills and crafts. LOCATION:Felix Valle State Historic Site.
April 13, 14 & 15
= Spring Fever Sale at St. Clair
Antique Mall. Located at
315 Salem Place, Fairview Heights,
IL 62208. For more information 618-628-1650. St. Clair Antique Mall
is located in Illinois, a fifteen-minute drive from downtown St. Louis. We
are the only antique mall in the heart of St. Clair County’s shopping
district. We offer a large variety of merchandise from our 200-plus
dealers, with a specialty in primitives, crock ware, glassware and
furniture. Our staff is dedicated to customer satisfaction and a great
April 14 & 15 =
Sale at South County Antique Mall.
Located at 13208 Tesson Ferry Road, St.
Louis, MO 63128. For more information 314-842-5566. South County
Antique Mall is one of the largest and longest-running multi- dealer
antiques and collectibles store in the country. With nearly 20 years in
business few can match our experience or variety of merchandise. Our
300-plus dealers have filled this store with hundreds of thousands of
unique items from all over the world. Our staff is dedicated to customer
satisfaction and a great shopping experience.
April 19, 20 & 21 = Vintage Market Days of
It is located at Chesterfield Mall at 291
Chesterfield Mall Dr., St. Louis, MO. The market will include vintage,
vintage inspired, architectural salvage, repurposed finds, jewelry and
clothing. Live music and food trucks.
The market will be open from 6
p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday and from 10 a.m.
to 5 p.m. on Saturday.
Tickets good for re-entry all weekend.
Tickets: Thursday/VIP $20, Friday/Early Buying $10 and Saturday $5.
Admission for children under 12 is free. Parking is available at
Chesterfield Mall by Macy's. Parking signs will be posted. Those who are
going to the show will walk into Macy's and go through the mall. A pathway
will be marked. We are dog friendly, wheelchair and stroller accessible
and have handicap parking close to the market location. We'll have a "DROP
OFF/PICK UP" area close to the event. We also have a furniture loading
zone. When you buy a piece of furniture you can pull right up and we'll
load it in your car. Head toward Jared's Jewelry Store. We are a rain or
shine outdoor event. Our event is on concrete so no dirt or mud very easy
to navigate and shop. Tickets can be bought online and at the gate!!! (VIP
tickets must be pre-purchased). We LOVE "Bringing the Vintage Experience
to You®"For more information, visit
April 21 =
Hermann Antique Show in Hermann,
Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The event is sponsored by Hermannhof
Winery. Admission charged per adult and free for children 18 and under.
For more information please call 573-676-3014. Join the fun, as the
tradition continues, at the annual Hermann Antique Show, an amazing
gathering of antiques and antique dealers. The show continues to be the
source for country antique enthusiasts who come together to mingle,
browse, shop, and discover fascinating finds. The Hermann Antique Show
will take place in the Hermannhof Festhalle, the Hofgarten and the
Celebration Hall, all at the corner of First and Gutenberg streets. Lunch,
Tin Mill beer, and Hermannhof wines will be available at the Tin Mill
Restaurant.. For more information visit
www.HermannAntiqueShow.com or call 573-676-3014.
April 21 & 22 =
St. Charles Antique Mall 25th
Located at 3004 South St. Peters Pkwy Suite U,
St. Charles, MO 63303. For
more information call 636-939-4178. St. Charles Antique Mall has been
voted #1 Antique Mall in St. Charles County since opening in 1994. This
store has a large variety of antique, vintage and collectible merchandise
at affordable prices. Our 200-plus dealers offer quality antique
furniture, household items, sports collectibles and so much more! Our
staff is dedicated to customer satisfaction and a great shopping
April 21 & 22 =
The Belleville Flea Market in
Belleville, Illinois is the
third full weekend of every
month, year round. The Flea Market is Southern Illinois’ Premier Indoor &
Outdoor (weather permitting) Market. With over 600 tables and 300-400
vendors, we get a wide range of antiques, collectibles, merchandise to see
to the public. Indoor/ Outdoor Year Round. Parking : $3.00 – Handicapped
Accessible. Admission : FREE. The flea market is the 3rd full weekend of
every month January through December. The flea market is located at Belle
Clair Fairgrounds, Rt. 13 (just off Rt. 159 & 13), Belleville, IL. (200
South Belt East , Belleville, IL 62220) . The Belleville Flea Market is
open to the public 9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. on Saturday and 9:00 A.M. to 3:00
P.M. on Sunday. For more information visit
April 25-29 = Fan
Association of America Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA.
Fan lovers from across the country and
beyond will have many opportunities to view and learn about historic and
stylish hand fans during the 4-day conference. FANA welcomes new members
who may join by visiting FANA’s web site,
www.fanassociation.org . In
addition to the annual meeting, member benefits include the FANA
newsletter and FANA Journal. Also check out fan discussions on Facebook at
“Hand Fan Collectors.” For further information contact Kathryn Hanna at
April 27 =
Fourth Friday Art Walk in Ste.
Genvevieve, MO. TIME:
6pm – 9pm. On the fourth Friday of the month, participating shops and
galleries extend their hours into the evening and provide a festive
atmosphere for a stroll through downtown to view the artwork and
creativity on display in local galleries, shops and restaurants. Each
month features a different theme. This event is sponsored by Downtown Ste.
Genevieve. LOCATION: Historic Downtown Ste. Genevieve. COST: Free .
www.visitstegen.com or PHONE: 800.373.7007 or 573.883.7097
April 28-29 =
31st Annual Ecole du
or School of the Soldier, is planned April 28-29, 2018 in
Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and from 9 a.m. to noon on Sunday.
The festival will be located at Jour de Fete Grounds and the Ste.
Genevieve welcome center. There is no cost.
This weekend event features lectures on the history and life activities of
the French Colonial period in the Mississippi Valley and Illinois country.
Re-enactors will be present to demonstrate and talk about French Colonial
and militia life. On Saturday afternoon, attend a public heritage auction
of discovered 'desirables' – memorabilia, collectibles, 'accoutrements',
utensils, and 'watch'a-may-call-its'. This will be a fully packed weekend
of lectures and camaraderie with plenty of places to stay and things to
see. For more information, visit
www.visitstegen.com or call
800-373-7007 or 573-883-7097.
ANTIQUE & APPRAISAL SCHOOL HAS
While not quite considered an “antique” just yet, the Asheford Institute
of Antiques, a professional-level distance learning program on antiques,
collectibles, and appraising, turned fifty in 2016, marking a milestone in
antiques and appraising education, as the longest running Institute of its
kind. For more information about the schools antiques and appraisal
program and new online e-Course, they can be contacted at: (877) 444-4508
or visit their web site at;
www.asheford.com, mention Dept. 275MW78. You can also write to them
at; the Asheford Institute of Antiques 981 Harbor Blvd., Suite 3, Dept.
275MW78, Destin, FL 32541-2525
April = Bittersweet
and Barbed Wire Antique & Vintage Mall,
the new place to treasure hunt!! We are in Crystal City which is located
in Jefferson County Mo. The city lies along the Mississippi River and is
about 30 minutes south of St Louis. Just take interstate 55 south to the
Herculaneum exit make a left , go about a half of a mile and then make a
right onto Highway 61/67 (Truman Blvd. ). Our address is 2292 N Truman
Blvd, Crystal City, MO 63019, (in the old Crystal City
Cyclery building). Open everyday 10am-5 pm. If you are a dealer and
would like to be a vendor, Contact us! For more information call
636-638-2333 or visit us at
April = Visit East
Main in Historic Washington, Missouri.
Located at 101 East Main in Washington, Mo. Open Tues. thru Sat. 10-5 and
Sunday Noon to 5. For more information call 636-390-0115.
April = Visit Time
Machine Antique Mall, 190 Mid Rivers
Center, St. Peters, MO 63376, 1/3 mile south of I-70 on
Mid Rivers Mall Dr. We’re on Facebook too! For more information call
636-970-0190. Hours are Mon. thru Sat. 10am-7pm, Sunday 11-6. Visit us
Our quality dealers offer all kinds of cool antiques, collectibles,
re-purposed, and vintage items to the public. We sell on consignment
April = Visit the
Historic French Colonial Ste. Genevieve, Missouri.
Only an hour from St. Louis, Missouri this historic town has shopping,
dining and fun events. Visit
Scenic and charming Ste. Genevieve is Missouri's oldest town. Discover
rare French Colonial architecture, enjoy the ambience of the downtown
shops and tour internationally recognized Historic Homes. Extend your
stay to explore the award-winning restaurants, wineries, and
microbreweries of the region.
Aprilh = Visit
Pocahontas Antiques, 311 West Johnson
Street in Pocahontas, Illinois. Hours are Tues -
Saturday 10am to 6pm and Sunday 11-5, closed Mondays. For more
information call 618--669-2969.
April = Visit St.
Clair Antique Mall in Fairview Heights, IL.
Antiques, vintage, collectibles and much more. Open daily 10-6. Located at
315 Salem Place, Fairview Heights, IL. For more information call
April = Visit the
General Grant Antique & Décor Mall. Dealer
Space Available. Located at 8400 Watson Rd. (formerly the Farmer’s
Market), General Grant Shopping Center, Marlborough(St. Louis), MO
63119. For more information 314-843-3535.
April = Visit the
Chesterfield Antique Mall, 16635 Old
Chesterfield Rd., Chesterfield, MO (636-778-0931). Hours:
Mon. - Sat. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Sun. 11 - 5 p.m. We are proud to present
our customers with a large variety of unique, antique, boutique and
vintage items. Our store is full of talented vendors displaying their
items that they have either found, refurbished, upcycled or just added
their own personal touches to. When you visit, you'll find a nice
collection of antiques, painted furniture, home decor, jewelry, bath and
body items, etc... Our goal is to give our customers the opportunity to
find a nice mix of both old and new items and ultimately find their own
April = Visit The
Green Shag Market. Located at 5733
Manchester Rd., St. Louis, MO 63110. For more information
call 314-646-8687. Check out the store that was voted Best Vintage Store
of 2013 by the Riverfront Times.
April = The Antique
Barn would like to welcome
everyone to their antique mall located at 1108 East Veterans Memorial
Truesdale. Mo. Exit 193 on Interstate 70 about an hour
west of St. Louis. The 12,000 square foot building has plenty of room for
expansion, renting space to vendors and taking consignments. Open 7 days a
week from 10am to 6pm. For more information call 636-456-0811. Our goal is
to make a trip to the Antique Barn an informative and satisfying visit,
hopefully while making a purchase as well. Stop by the barn and check out
our eclectic collection. If we don’t have it we will try to find it. Happy
travels and keep collecting.