Pa. dealers launch street fair to promote antiques

QUAKERTOWN, Pa., – Antiques dealers and enthusiasts are banding together July 18 to launch a street festival around collecting and enjoying antiques and collectibles. “Rock the Corners” features food, line dancing and “bargains galore” for collectors and casual buyers. The day long event is scheduled for the corner of East Broad Street and Hellertown Avenue (Routes 212 and 313).

Owners of the shops Antiques at 200 East and East Broad Antiques are holding open houses and 30 additional dealers will set up exhibits. Appraisal expert Ellen Schroy, will hold a signing of her latest book Carnival Glass, published by Krause Publications, as well as provide free appraisals. Toy train expert Joel Lazarus will also be on hand to provide free appraisals and oversee on-site repairs. Quakertown has about 8,900 residents and is located 30 miles north of Philadelphia.