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Spring Antique & Collectible Show
March 5&6, 2016
Saturday 9am to 6pm
Sunday 10am to 5pm
$7 Admission, 8$ Parking
More info: christinepalmer.net
2060 N Marine Dr, Portland, OR 97217
The Spring version of the largest all retro show in the country is coming up on March 5 & 6 at the Portland Expo Center. There will be hundreds of outstanding dealers coming from all over the country with more than 900 booths available to view – don’t miss it! If you are a treasure hunter, decorator, collector or just like to find pieces from your past, the Spring Expo Antique & Collectible Show is for you. Visit www.ChristinePalmer.net for more info and to buy tickets online.
Typical of the spring show, there will be a lot of decorative items such as outdoor benches, things that are perfect for repurposing as flower pots, garden art, cool, cute vintage dresses definitely reflecting the time of the year.
This show also hosts The Portland Custom Knife Show. These functional works of art take sometimes months to craft and are used as skinning and hunting knives as well as for carving in the kitchen. Many of these creative knife makers forge their own blades and others craft handles from a variety of materials including horn, antlers, fine woods and more. Admission for the Antique Show admits you to the Knife Show as well.
Attending an Antique & Collectible Show can be an emotional and fun-filled journey into the past. Seeing items from your past provoke wonderful memories such as the toys your mother threw away, your grandmother’s cookie jar, garden antiques, board games and memorabilia. Pricing for many of the treasures you find at the show are modest and there is nothing like coming home and unwrapping your newly found discoveries. For many it’s a second chance at owning an item that you may have thought you’d never see again in your lifetime.
At the March Antique & Collectible Show patrons can buy pop collectibles, vintage clothing, glassware, silverware, antique radios from the 1930’s, turn-of-the-century furniture, movie memorabilia, collectible toys, sports memorabilia. If you’re a fan of collectible toys, the March Antique & Collectible Show is for you! Look for wind-up mechanical toys, porcelain dolls, Star Wars collectibles, Sci-Fi books and comics and much more. Toys are often what adults reminisce about when antique toys are mentioned. If you grew up in the 1970’s –– sit-coms and movies bring back similar memories. The Spring show makes those childhood memories come to life, with displays and items for sale from vendors featuring antique toys, from play trucks, planes and trains to 1860s cast-iron toys, German and Japanese tin-toys and steel mechanical banks.
Also at the Antique & Collectible Show – for the more classic collector be sure to look for sterling silver pieces, Tiffany glass, bronzes, tribal art, paintings and Native American artifacts and of course toys from the 1880’s to the 1970’s and much more all at the Portland Expo Antique & Collectible Show. Home decorators can find furniture in American, European, 1890s golden oak, mahogany and country styles. More than 900 booths and hundreds of vendors will be selling making this one of the largest antique show in the US.