Dealers report strong crowds, 50 exhibitors at antique dealer assn event


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A large crowd waits for the the 10AM opening time on Saturday. Photos courtesy Blue Water Antique Dealers Association

NEW HAVEN, Mich. – The Blue Water Antique Dealers Association Spring Antique Show was a big success, with 50 quality dealers selling a wide variety of antiques and over 1,100 people attending the two day show on April 10-11, at the New Haven High School, 57700 Graitiot (M-19), New Haven, Michigan. The BWADA also collected cash donations, and non-perishable food items for the local food pantry. Mike Gaylord was available for over 100 appraisals both days and broadcast his radio program from the show.

Dennis Bolen “Den’s Den,” Richmond has a Hopalong Cassidy chenille bedspread in exceptional condition for only $95.

Renee Miller “Big River Antiques,” St. Clair has a rare Dinky Foden Flat Truck in mint condition in it’s original box for only $500. It was a good value, one similar had sold on ebay for $900.

Ken Stimac “Ken’s Stimac,” Avoca, had a beautiful deluxe white wicker baby buggy for only $125. This “cadillac” of baby buggy’s would be great to display a collection of dolls or teddy bears, or work well for giving a baby a dexlue buggy ride.

Kat Skotarczyk “Algonac Antique Mall,” Algonac, had a Hamilton Victor Talking Machine $225, attractively displayed on an oak pedestal. The phonograph was in working condition and looks like it was made to set on top of the oak pedestal.

Dave and Judy Sears “Collector’s Corner” featured a beautiful Mission Sideboard $375, Waterbury 1890 Kitchen Clock $195. The Sears had a nice selection of quality furniture, reasonably priced. Not much was left by the end of the show.

Larry King “King’s Antiques,” North Street, had a nice selection of 1920s Cambridge Draped Ladies and Rose Ladies in two sizes, they ranged in price from $95 to $395. He had a beautiful selection of quality glass and pottery, but Cambridge Ladies were real eye catchers.

Mary Teichow “Teichow’s Treasures,” Fargo, had a stunning carnival glass lemonade pitcher and six tumblers in Peacock On The Fence pattern for $900. A beautiful set that is hard to find with all six tumbers.

Pat Luchtman “Happy Endings,” Roseville, has a stunning Victorian Brides Basket that glowed under the black light, for $525. She had a wonderful selection of unusual quality glass.

Janice and Bob Ahee “Back Porch Primitives,” Marine City, had a selection of primitives from the 1800’s, including a Blue Cobblers Bench $300, a Hand Carved Trencher, and a Barrel Churn $250.

Bob Ramsey “House On The Hill Antiques,” Romeo had a beautiful large Cranberry Coin Dot Oil Lamp for $800. It was an exceptionally large lamp in perfect condition.

Judy and Don Sokolowski, Bellevue, had a nice selection of duck decoys including a wood Black Duck by Tom Moitindale, Wolfe Island, Ontario for $85, an unusual Canvas duck $95 and a Red Head Duck, St. Clair River origin $85, plus a variety of shell boxes for $25. July had her beautiful selection of glass and porcelain and Don has his nice selection of sporting items.

Louise Keggs “Elk Antiques,” St. Clair, offered some lovely pottery including a Bennington Pitcher for $110 and a large Yelloware Pitcher with deer for only $45, it had minor damage, but displayed beautifully!

Kathy and Walter Gleissner “Moments In Time,” Fair Haven, had their usual fine selection of antique furniture including this unusual Victorian Wash Stand with marble top for $700.

Val Kalski “Country Girl Antiques,” Romeo, offered an interesting variety of American Indian artifacts including bowls ranging in price from $130 to $250, framed sets of arrowheads $850-$1200, Plains Indian Necklace $550, and a Southwest Indian Round Tray $200.

Mark your calendar and plan on attending the Antique Yard Sale Trail, Aug. 13-15 and the Fall Antique Show, Nov. 6-7 and next Spring Antique Show April 10-11.



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"King's Antiques" had a nice selection of 1920s Cambridge Draped Ladies and Rose Ladies in two sizes
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"Collector's Corner" featured a beautiful Mission Sideboard $375.

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