Steve and Donna Strelitz have been in the antique business for 35 years, so they are well aware that some shows have been cancelled, antique stores are not all doing well, and the auction sales of antiques are at times reported to be “soft.”
WINNETKA, Ill. — Antique lovers who were around Winnetka, Ill., March 6-8, were offered a great opportunity: two major antique shows, a few blocks apart, and on the same days!
The Feb. 1-2 furniture and decorative arts auction at Leslie Hindman in Chicago seemed not to reflect hard times. The gallery was packed and many were standing.
The hundreds who flocked to Bunte Auction in Elgin, Ill., May 17-19 had a real treat! The weather was great, more than 850 lots were sold on Sunday alone and the food in the snack area was delicious.
For at least three days, March 7-9, Winnetka – on Chicago’s North Shore – couldn’t be beat for good antique shopping, as two high-quality shows ran simultaneously, four blocks apart. Antique lovers look forward to this treat, which has occurred yearly for the past 10 years.
The Chicago Cubs had just clinched the Central Division, the weather was beautiful, and the mood festive.
WILMETTE, Ill. – The 66th Annual North Shore’s Premier Antique Show, held Nov. 30-Dec. 2, had to compete with the season’s first significant snowstorm.
The song “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” could easily have described the Chicago weather at Leslie Hindman Auction, Jan. 20 and 21. Wind chill of -20 and an actual temperature of about zero, however, didn’t deter eager bidders .