Antiques By The Bay, Jan. 4, 2009

From Antiques By The Bay:
Over 800 outdoor dealers selling their merchandise
on the first Sunday of every month at the former Alameda Point Naval
Air Station in Alameda, California. Everything sold at our show must be
at least twenty years old and there are no reproductions allowed. The
Alameda Point Antiques and Collectibles Faire entered its fifth year as
of September 2003. The show has grown in leaps and bounds, giving
Northern California the largest antiques and collectibles faire ever.
In 1998, the show started out with 250 booths and an attendance of
about 3300 antique shoppers.

year, we broke all of our records with 800 booths and a growing
attendance that recently topped out at 10,000 customers. No pets are
allowed as we are adjacent to a National Wildlife Refuge. We have grown
in reputation as well as size. The Alameda Point Antiques and
Collectibles Faire has been featured in Sunset Magazine, as well as
Home and Garden Television’s antiques show, “Flea Market Finds,” and
attracts buyers from as far away as Japan. The Alameda Point Antiques
and Collectibles Faire is co-produced by Betsy and Jerry Goldman and
Allen Michaan and Sandra Michaan.

Click here to visit the Antiques By The Bay Web site.

Sounds like my kinda show …

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Karen Knapstein

About Karen Knapstein

Karen Knapstein is the editor of Antique Trader magazine. A lifelong collector and student of antiques, she has written dozens of articles on vintage collectibles and their historical context. She lives in Wisconsin with her husband, Joseph, and daughter, Faye. She can be reached at