West Palm Beach Spectacular, Feb. 8-10

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — The West Palm Beach Antiques and Collectibles Show will conduct its largest show of the year with the February “Spectacular,” Feb. 8-10, at the South Florida Fairground.

The show will have more than 800 national and international dealers, with antiques in price ranges that fit any budget, from $5 baseball cards to treasures valued in the tens of thousands of dollars.

The February Spectacular is known for its customer-friendly, low-pressure atmosphere, which encourages customer interaction with dealers. Always a popular stop for visitors will be the booth of veteran dealer Margaret Meier, a specialist in vintage fabrics, concentrating primarily on textured material from the late 19th century to around 1950. Meier has been a regular at the Show since the beginning more than 20 years ago.

Meier has a new book, “Vintage Textured Barkcloth,” that explores the textured fabrics of the 1930s to the 1950s. She says that the type of fabric invokes nostalgia in many buyers who remember the fabrics from “Grandma’s house” and now have a chance to learn more about it and buy examples of it from her.

The South Florida Fairground is located off Southern Boulevard, 1.5 miles west of the Florida Turnpike and 1 mile east of 441/SR7.

Show hours are Noon to 5 p.m. on Friday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Admission is $8. Parking is free. For more information, call 561-640-3433, or go online to www.dmgantiqueshows.com.

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