Star of the North shines June 28-30

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Star of the North Antique Show will welcome fans of antiques and collectibles June 28-30, when it returns to the Education Building on the Minnesota State Fairgrounds at 1265 N. Snelling Avenue in St. Paul, Minn.

Townsend Promotions Inc., is bringing new features to this year’s show, including a booth of children’s items – specifically children’s dishes, children’s furniture, stoneware, Red Wing, paintings, samplers, etc. Plus there will be an outstanding retro decorative booth, as well as historical booths.

The Star of the North is known for its diverse selection of antiques such as Civil War, political, advertising, coins, vintage toys, clocks, lamps, paintings, prints, dolls, fine art glass, fine porcelains, jewelry, art pottery, bronzes, bookends, postcards, ephemera, primitives, old books, carnival glass, mid-century modern, furniture, vintage clothing and Book-Fair-2011more. (Tables are available for watch dealers, autograph dealers, sports card dealers and book dealers at $100 per table.)

Mention this news release to receive $1 off one admission at the door and remember: Parking is free. Star of the North show hours are Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Running concurrently with the Star of the North Antique Show is the 23rd Annual Twin Cities Book Fair, June 28-29, sponsored by the Midwest Antiquarian Booksellers Association in the Progress Building at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. More than 60 booksellers from 15 states will be offering antiquarian, rare and fine books, maps, ephemera and other paper collectibles. Book Fair hours are Friday, 5 p.m.-9 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Book Fair admission is $7 on Friday, $5 on Saturday (children 10 and under are admitted free).

For more information on Star of the North, call 641-832-2700 or 507-269-1473. For more information on the Twin Cities Book Fair, contact Book Fair Manager Valerie Urban of Rulon-Miller Books at or 800-441-0076.

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