PORTLAND, Ore. — One of the largest antique shows in the country, produced locally in Portland, the Portland Expo Antique & Collectible Show, returns this July 10-11 with hundreds of outstanding antique collectors and dealers with more than 1,400 booths available to view — this is the big one. If you are a treasure hunter, decorator, collector or just like to find pieces from your past, the Expo Antique & Collectible Show is for you.
What’s new this year? Teardrop Trailers are coming to the Portland Antique & Collectible Show. Teardrop owners are pretty laid-back individuals who like the simple life and love to camp. Come see a great display of antique Teardrop Trailers at the show. Many “teardroppers” are avid do-it-yourselfers and have built their own teardrops or restored vintage ones. About half own a vintage car as well, making their camping trips a trip into the past. If you’ve never seen a classic Teardrop Trailer, you are in for a treat, come see this seldom-seen display. There popularity has even spawned modern versions available at RV dealers.
At the July Antique & Collectible Show patrons can buy soda pop collectibles, vintage clothing, glassware, silverware, old radios from the 1930s, turn-of-the-century furniture, movie memorabilia, collectible toys, sports memorabilia.
If you’re a fan of collectible toys, the July Antique & Collectible Show is for you. Look for wind-up mechanical toys, porcelain dolls, Star Wars collectibles, Sci-Fi books and comics and more. Toys are often what adults reminisce about when antique toys are mentioned. If you grew up in the 1970s, sit-coms and movies bring back similar memories.
The July show makes those childhood memories come to life, with displays and items for sale from vendors featuring antique toys, from play trucks, planes and trains to 1860s cast-iron toys, German and Japanese tin-toys and steel mechanical banks.
For the more classic collector be sure to look for sterling silver pieces, Tiffany glass, bronzes, paintings and Native American artifacts and, of course, toys from the 1880s to the 1960s and more — all at the Portland Expo Antique & Collectible Show. Home decorators can find furniture in American, European, 1890s golden oak, mahogany and country styles. More than 1,400 booths and hundreds of vendors will be selling, making this one of the largest antique show in the U.S.
Palmer/Wirfs & Associates has been producing Antique & Collectible Shows since 1981 in Portland, Ore., and the show producers have always brought an abundance of interesting collectors and businesses. The dealers come from almost every state in the country.
Whatever your passion in collecting and decorating – don’t miss the largest show of its kind anywhere. Visit the Portland Expo Antique & Collectible Show this July 10-11. For more information be sure to visit www.palmerwirfs.com.
Do you have treasures in your attic? Expert appraisers will be on hand to identify and evaluate show patrons’ individual pieces if brought to the show. It’s only $5 per item and you can bring photos of larger pieces in your collection (no need to rent a U-Haul). These market evaluations are offered by ISA appraisers (the top in the industry), and proceeds benefit the Sunshine Division Food Bank.
Not enough entertainment and fun for the dollar? How about adding in Portland’s best bluegrass bands. Live music will be playing on the entertainment stage during the weekend.
Show hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $7 and good for both days. Parking costs $7 at the Expo Center.
Buy your tickets at www.palmerwirfs.com or by calling 503-282-0877. ?
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