All-Dairy Antiques & Collectibles Show true to its name

Antique paintings, prints and woodcarvings dominated the 11th All-Dairy Antiques & Collectibles Show held during the All-American Dairy Show Sept. 13-17 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg.

Supporting the show’s featured theme “Antique & Collectible Dairy Art,” several exhibitors combined efforts to treat visitors to a variety of original paintings, prints, dairy cow carvings, butter molds and artfully decorated milk bottles.

“This year’s show demonstrated that the dairy industry of yesteryear was more than pails, bottles and machinery,” said antiques show manager Charles Itle of Newville, Pa. “Dairy memorabilia also includes some interesting, romantic and decorative items beyond the everyday necessitates of dairy production and distribution.”

Thirty-two exhibitors were on hand to support the show’s educational and historical goals. They represented six states – Connecticut, Delaware, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

The All-Dairy Antiques and Collectibles Show has developed a reputation for showing a variety of high-quality, rare and unusual items. As the only known dairy antiques show of its kind in the U.S., it is a valuable educational event and a mega-market for buying and selling quality dairy items.

The next All-Dairy Antiques and Collectibles Show will be held Sept. 18-23, 2009. For more information call 717-423-6789 or email citle@hotmail.com or visit www.agriculture.state.pa.us/aads.

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