TULSA, Okla. — Tulsa treasure hunters are gearing up to discover the best deals and most sought-after antiques and collectibles, February 14-16, at the Vintage Tulsa Show. Dealers from fourteen different states will gather to sell at this annual event, featuring an array of oddities preserved from ages past, including items such as architectural remnants, furniture, jewelry, tin toys and more. The antique show & sale takes place at the Expo
Square Exchange Center, 4145 E. 21st St., in Tulsa.
Antique show promoter, Gail Kinney, of Heritage Event Company LLC, says it’s a great opportunity for Valentine shopping also. “Where else will you find so many one-of-a-kind gift options for your sweetheart? For the guys, you can choose from vintage advertising pieces, antique tools or sports memorabilia, and for the ladies there will be plenty of pottery, home décor and, of course, vintage jewelry.” Kinney says jewelry is particularly popular at the February show due to the upcoming holiday. “If you are planning to pop the question that weekend, what could be more enticing than an engagement ring from the Romantic Era?”
The indoor event features more than 250 booths, overflowing with merchandise you might have seen being “picked” on reality television programs such as American Pickers or Pawn Stars. Kinney says the dealer floor is sold-out and she expects the quality and variety to be unlike any show previously brought to Tulsa. Even though she and her husband, Scott, own and operate shows in several states, Kinney says, “The Tulsa show is our crown jewel. It’s our longest running event and dealers know that Tulsans strongly support it.” In the five years since the show first began, Kinney says that interest in vintage goods has skyrocketed in the Tulsa area. “The level of interest in Tulsa has lured in dealers from far away states such as Minnesota, Florida and North Carolina. As a result, we expect the show to be on par with what you might find in markets such as Dallas or Chicago.” She sees continued growth ahead and envisions an event that will eventually be a national-level attraction. “We have customers who come from several neighboring states to attend this show. Our ambition is to eventually draw customers from all areas of the country.”
The Vintage Tulsa Show is indoors, climate-controlled, with concessions and free parking. For early-bird buyers, a special preview-ticket option is available to gain entry to the show two hours prior to the general public, at a cost of $10 per ticket. General admission tickets are $6. Both options are valid for entry to the show the entire weekend. Show hours are: Friday 9am-11am (Preview Buying Option), Friday 11am-6pm, Saturday 9am-5pm & Sunday 11am-5pm. Children ages 9-12 are $3, ages 8 & under are free. Special guest, Walt Cade, head auctioneer from A&E’s TV reality series, “Texas Storage Wars” will be on hand Sunday afternoon, from 12pm-5pm to sign autographs and take photographs with customers.
For more information call 918-619-2875 or visit www.VintageTulsaShow.com.