Banishing the “blahs” at Original York Antiques Show

YORK, Pa. – The Original 160th semi-annual York Antiques Show & Sale is scheduled for Feb. 1-3, 2013, at Memorial Hall East, located within the York Fairgrounds Convention & Expo Center in downtown York, Pa.

This popular event will feature 96 carefully screened exhibitors in room settings offering an impressive and outstanding variety of antiques.

According to show manager Melvin L. Arion, the merchandise at York will include 18th and 19th century period American and English furniture, as well as country pieces in original paint, fine early porcelain and pottery (including Chinese export and Staffordshire), Oriental carpets, quilts, hooked rugs, samplers and other textiles, estate jewelry, Native American pottery and weavings, early kitchen and fireplace items, and much more.

Arion strives to guarantee the scope of merchandise offered will be as broad as possible so visitors can find a “new” treasure at the show.

Thomas Thompson of Pembroke, N.H., will be exhibiting Americana and folk art. (Photo courtesy Thomas M. Thompson/Keepers Antiques (

Because of the continuing success of the York show, there is little dealer turnover, giving visitors the opportunity to really get to know the dealers from whom they are buying. However, due to recent retirements of show participants, there will be some new faces this time: Lana Smith of Louisville, Ky.; Marjorie Staufer of Medina, Ohio; William Pentin from York, Pa.; and Stephen C. Burkhardt and Ground Hot Hollow, both from Felton, Pa. Additionally, two exhibitors will be returning to York after a hiatus: gallerybfa/Scott Brasseur of Prospect, Pa., and Kocian DePasqua from Woodbury, Conn.

Show hours both Friday and Saturday are 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is $10 per person (or $9 with this article). Parking is free and all major credit cards are accepted. The Expo Center is smoke-free and food will be available on site.

For more information on the Original 160th Semi-Annual York Antiques Show & Sale, visit or call show manager Melvin Arion at 302-542-3286 or during the show only at 717-718-1097.

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