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March 31 & April 1 = 28th 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.Click here for more information and a map.

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For Sale Fire Toys and Fire Museum in St. Louis area. Large collection, one of a kind antiques from 1800. Many rare Fire Fighting items and memorabilia. Over 3,000 items. 30 large display cases, etc. Good investment and money maker. For more information call 314-920-9210
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March 31 & April 1 = 28th 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.” Click here for more information and a map.

April 1 = 17th Anniversary 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 618-466-3513.Click here for more information and a map.

April 1 & 2 = Spring Arts and Crafts Fair sponsored by the Crestwood-Sunset Hills Rotary Club. Hours: Saturday 9:00am – 4:00pm, Sunday 10:00am – 4:00pm. Located at Lindbergh High School, 5000 South Lindbergh, St. Louis MO 63126. Over 240 Booths with Handmade Crafts by Local and National Artisans. Free Admission. Free Parking. Food Concession both days. Strollers Welcomed. All proceeds benefit local community projects and projects sponsored by Rotary International. For more information call 314-729-2121 or visit www.rotaryfair.com. Click here for more information and a map.

April 1 = Southern Memories and Cottage Rose Tea Room will open for the 2017 season on April 1. They are located on Old Highway 34 in Patterson, Missouri. Hours are for the shop: Wed.-Sat. 10am to 5pm and for the Tea Room: Wed.-Sat. 11am to 3pm. They are closed Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. Visitors may find anything from rustic farmhouse to vintage styled home decor; with antique furniture, southern relics, and specialty clothing & jewelry items located throughout the shop. Vendors are always changing and restocking their booths, so we recommend shopping often - you don't want to miss anything. For more information call 573-856-4131 or visit www.SouthernMemories.com
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April 13-15 = Vintage Market Days of St. Louis is an upscale vintage-inspired outdoor market featuring original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home décor, outdoor furnishings, consumable yummies, seasonal plantings and a little more. The Market is a three day event held several times a year in the City of Chesterfield. Vintage Market Days events are unique opportunities for vendors to display their talents and passions in different venues. The event this year is located at Chesterfield Mall, 291 Chesterfield Mall Dr, Chesterfield, Mo. Event Hours & Admissions: Early Buying Event (3-Day Pass) $10, Thursday hours: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. General Admission (Fri/Sat) $5. Friday hours: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Saturday hours: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Admission for children under 12 is free. Cash and credit card are accepted at the gate. Once purchased, your ticket is good for re-entry into the event all weekend.
For more information visit www.stlouis.vintagemarketdays.com   or www.facebook.com/stlouisvintagemarketdays
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April = For Sale Fire Toys and Fire Museum in St. Louis area. Large collection, one of a kind antiques from 1800. Many rare Fire Fighting items and memorabilia. Over 3,000 items. 30 large display cases, etc. Good investment and money maker. For more information call 314-920-9210.

April 22 = Hermann Antique Show in Hermann, Missouri. 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.The show is for anyone who loves collecting and finding just the right piece to display in your home or office. Take home an Amish handmade doll, a woven counterpane, a Redware bowl, a copper weather vane, or a delicate sampler for that perfect focal point or accent mark. All of these items represent early design forms so popular with collectors in today's market. For more information visit www.HermannAntiqueShow.com or call 573-676-3014. Click here for more information and a map.

April 22 & 23 = 30th Annual ÉCOLE de SOLDAT ( School of the Soldier) in Historic Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670. A living history demonstration and encampment by French, British and Native American re-enactors. TIME: 9am-5pm, Saturday and 9am-12pm, Sunday. There will be 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 see. For more information, visit www.visitstegen.com.  FESTIVAL LOCATION: Jour de Fete Grounds & Ste. Genevieve Welcome Center. COST: Free. PHONE: 800.373.7007 or 573.883.7097

April 22 & 23 = 25th Anniversary Sale at the South County Antique Mall. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6p.m. The South County Antique Mall, 13208 Tesson Ferry Rd., St. Louis, MO 63128 (314-842-5566). For more information www.missouriantiquemalls.com

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April 26-30 = Fan Association of North American Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois. Join the FANA, learn and share with other collectors. Join us at: www.fanassociation.org . Find us on Facebook: Hand Fan Collectors. Come to the annual meeting in Chicago. Fan viewings have been arranged at three major Chicago museums. There will be four lectures, on topics ranging from ivory to lace to Mrs. Bertha Palmer. Two tours are planned to help explore the Chicago area. Our FANA Day will include the Annual General Meeting, the Members’ Fan Sale, Members’ Fan Auction, Fan (Tai) Chi gathering, and the fabulous Saturday Evening Banquet.

April 29 = Moonlight Madness Sale at the St. Charles Antique Mall. Hours are 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Stop by for crazy bargains throughout the store! Up to 50% off with participating dealers. Located at: 3004 S. St. Peters Pkway, Suite U, St. Charles, MO. For more information call 636-939-4178. www.missouriantiquemall.com
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April = Bittersweet and Barbed Wire Antique & Vintage Mall is a new place to treasure hunt!! We are in Crystal City, MO which is located in Jefferson County Mo. The city lies along the Mississippi River and is about 30 minutes south of St Louis. Located at 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! Our goal is to present a unique shopping experience by offering vintage and antique items. For more information call 636-638-2333 or visit us at www.facebook.com/BittersweetandBarbedWire

April = Visit Time Machine Antique Mall, 190 Mid Rivers Center, St. Peters, MO 63376. We're on Facebook too! For more information call 636-970-0190. Hours are Mon - Sat - 10 - 7,Sun - 11 - 6. Visit us at www.timemachineam.com.  Our quality sellers offer all kinds of cool antiques, collectibles, re-purposed, and vintage items to the public. We sell on consignment too!
 

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 www.visitstegen.com  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.

April = Plan a trip to the historic town of Greenville, Illinois. Enjoy a day trip to Greenville and visit unique museums, antique and specialty shops, a scenic downtown square and much more. Bus Tours are welcome. For more information call 888-268-0042. Greenville was incorporated as a town in 1855 and as a city in 1872. When Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas gave speeches in Greenville in 1858 during a campaign for the United States Senate, Douglas said: "Ladies and gentlemen it gives me great and supreme gratification and pleasure to see this vast concourse of people assembled to hear me upon this my first visit to Old Bond." The Illinois State Register reported of the occasion: "I've seen many gatherings in Old Bond county but I never saw anything equal to this and I never expect to." Click here for more information and a map.
April = Visit the DeMoulin Museum in Greenville, Illinois and see bucking goats, trick chairs and a guillotine! Dedicated to the founders, employees, and unique products of DeMoulin Bros. & Co. The museum is famous for its large (and rare) collection of DeMoulin lodge initiation devices. Visitors can enjoy a hands-on experience with the Electric Branding Iron, Bucking Goat, and Lifting and Spanking Machine. Bring your camera and have your picture taken in our "goat board," allowing you the chance to be part of a 1930 DeMoulin catalog. You'll also see a variety of band uniforms, lodge regalia, and other outfits crafted by DeMoulin's embroidery department. We are proud to be a family friendly museum! Hours: June through August: Fri: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Sat: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, Sun: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm. September through May: Sat: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. Admission by donation. Group tours welcome. DeMoulin Museum, 110 W. Main, Greenville, IL, 62246 One block east of the Greenville square. Visit www.demoulinmuseum.org  for more information

April = 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. Click here for more information and a map.

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 618-628-1650. www.missouriantiquemalls.com 

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. Click here for more information and a map.

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 hidden treasure!

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 Parkway in 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 636-357-2707. Our goal is to make a trip to the Antique Barn an informative and satisfying visit, hopefully while making a purchase as well. In the near future we will be erecting an 1850’s Log Cabin inside our building to use as a centerpiece for the display of primitives and to use for special occasions. 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. Click here for more information and a map.

April = ANTIQUE & APPRAISAL SCHOOL HAS ONLINE E-COURSE. 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. Although the school premiered its home-study program to the antique world in late 1965, it didn’t officially open its doors to students until 1966. 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.  You can also write to them at; the Asheford Institute of Antiques 981 Harbor Blvd., Suite 3, Dept. 275MW72, Destin, FL 32541-2525. Click here for more information.

 

 

                       

May - partial listing
 
May 6 & 7 = WHS Band Parents 8th Annual Flea Market in Waterloo, Illinois. Located at the Monroe County Fairgrounds, 4177 State Rt. 156, Waterloo, Il. Find antiques, collectibles, furniture, household items, crafts and much more. Hours are Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Spaces are available, 10' x 10' indoors and 20' x 10' outdoors. For more information email:delaine56@gmail.com  or call 618-570-8362. Click here for more information and a map.


May 6, 7 & 8 = Spring Fever Sale at St. Clair Antique Mall. Hours are 10 a.m. To 6p.m. Visit the St. Clair Antique Mall, 315 Salem Place, Fairview Heights, IL 62208 (618-628-1650. For more information www.stclairantiquemall.com

 

 

 

                                        


        

 

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