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July 22 & 23 = American Artisans Show and Sale at ASL Pewter Foundry in Ste. Genevieve, MO. It will feature museum quality reproductions and folk art including redware pottery, fraktur, wood carving, scrimshaw, penny rugs and applique, tin cookie cutters and bird house, handcrafted pewter. Hours are Saturday 9:30-5pm, and Sunday 9:30-5pm. The show is located at ASL Pewter Foundry, 183 South Third St., Ste. Genevieve, MO. For more information visit www.aslpewter.com  or call 573-883-2095

 

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Visit Southern Memories and Cottage Rose Tea Room. They are located on Old Highway 34 in Patterson, Missouri. Hours are for the shop: Wed.-Sat. 10am to 5pm and for the Tea Room: Wed.-Sat. 11am to 3pm. T Visitors may find anything from rustic farmhouse to vintage styled home decor; with antique furniture, southern relics, and specialty clothing & jewelry items.  For more information call 573-856-4131 or visit www.SouthernMemories.com
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July 22 & 23 = American Artisans Show and Sale at ASL Pewter Foundry in Ste. Genevieve, MO. It will feature museum quality reproductions and folk art including redware pottery, fraktur, wood carving, scrimshaw, penny rugs and applique, tin cookie cutters and bird house, handcrafted pewter. Hours are Saturday 9:30-5pm, and Sunday 9:30-5pm. The show is located at ASL Pewter Foundry, 183 South Third St., Ste. Genevieve, MO. For more information visit www.aslpewter.com  or call 573-883-2095.


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July 28 = Fourth Friday Art Walk. Where: Historic District, Ste. Genevieve, MO  Bring your friends and enjoy a leisurely stroll among the shops, restaurants, and art galleries of downtown Ste. Genevieve. During 4th Friday Art Walks, Ste. Genevieve art galleries offer visitors the opportunity to view the works of local and regional artists displaying a variety of art forms. Many businesses in the Historic District participate by extending their store hours during the Fourth Friday Art Walk. Start your tour at the Welcome Center where you can view two important art collections and pick up a map to the participating downtown shops and galleries. Refreshments may be served at various locations. This event is sponsored by the Ste. Genevieve Downtown Renewal Project. For more information call 800-373-7007 www.VisitSteGen.com
 

July = New online E-course in antique appraising. While not quite considered an “antique” just yet, the Asheford Institute of Antiques, a professional-level distance learning program on antiques, collectibles, and appraising, turned fifty this past week, marking a milestone in antiques and appraising education, as the longest running Institute of its kind. Although the school premiered its home-study program to the antique world in late 1965, it didn’t officially open its doors to students until 1966. For more information about the schools antiques and appraisal program and new online e-Course, they can be contacted at: (877) 444-4508 or visit their web site at; www.asheford.com,  mention Dept.275MW74. You can also write to them at; the Asheford Institute of Antiques 981 Harbor Blvd., Suite 3, Dept. 275MW74, Destin, FL 32541-2525

July = For Sale Fire Toys and Fire Museum in St. Louis area. Large collection, one-of-a-kind antiques, from 1800. Many rare Fire Fighting items and memorabilia. Over 3,000 items. 30 large display cases, etc. Good investment and money maker. For more information call 314-920-9210.


 

 

            

 
Aug. 11 & 12 = Annual International Antique Lamp Show and Sale. Held at Holiday Inn Executive Center, 2200 I-70 Drive Southwest, Columbia, MO 65203. Friday hours: 2 P.M. to 5:30 P.M., Saturday hours: 9 A.M. to 3 P.M. The International Light Show and Sale is the largest display of antique lighting in the world - featuring lighting products manufactured from 1870 to 1940 (and others). This year over 100 tables will be displaying Victorian hanging lamps, student lamps, GWTW (Gone With The Wind) lamps, table lamps, wall lamps, bracket lamps--lamps of all kinds including the world famous Aladdin kerosene and electric lamps! Plus shades and parts galore! Several antique lighting clubs will be present as well as Dealers from U.S., Canada, Australia and England. Come See, Join, Learn, Enjoy and Buy! Admission is $5. For more information call 573-581-8653. http://aladdincollectors.org/lampshow.php
 

Aug. 12 & 13 = Jour de Fete in Ste. Genevieve, MO. Hours: Sat, 10 am – 6 pm; Sun, 9 am – 4 pm. Where: Historic District, Ste. Genevieve, MO. Featuring over 100 arts and crafts booths, plus hands-on exhibits and special attractions, Ste. Genevieve’s annual Jour de Fete celebration is the premier arts and crafts fair in the Midwest and a weekend you don’t want to miss. As the first European settlement in Missouri, Ste. Genevieve has long been home to talented artisans and craftsmen and its French Colonial atmosphere provides a perfect setting for this annual event. Admission: Free. For more information call 800-373-7007 or visit www.VisitSteGen.com  for a complete schedule visit http://saintegenevievejourdefete.com/wordpress/
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Aug. 20 = Third Sunday Market. A Bloomington, Illinois tradition since 1988, the indoor/outdoor sale features more than 450 top dealers, representing 17 states. Whether you're looking for the finest in antique furniture, americana, folk art, vintage advertising, sport memorabilia, or antique linens & clothing you're likely to find it here. For more information visit www.thirdsundaymarket.com.  Admission is $6, ages 13 and under are Free. Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Food, No Pets. Rain or Shine. Free Parking. Located at the Interstate Center , 2301 West Market Street, Bloomington, IL. The facility is located one mile west of I55 and I74 at exit 160B (on Rt. 9W).
 

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Aug. 25 = Fourth Friday Art Walk. Where: Historic District, Ste. Genevieve, MO. Bring your friends and enjoy a leisurely stroll among the shops, restaurants, and art galleries of downtown Ste. Genevieve. During 4th Friday Art Walks, Ste. Genevieve art galleries offer visitors the opportunity to view the works of local and regional artists displaying a variety of art forms. Many businesses in the Historic District participate by extending their store hours during the Fourth Friday Art Walk. Start your tour at the Welcome Center where you can view two important art collections and pick up a map to the participating downtown shops and galleries. Refreshments may be served at various locations. This event is sponsored by the Ste. Genevieve Downtown Renewal Project. For more information call 800-373-7007
 

Aug. = New online E-course in antique appraising. While not quite considered an “antique” just yet, the Asheford Institute of Antiques, a professional-level distance learning program on antiques, collectibles, and appraising, turned fifty this past week, marking a milestone in antiques and appraising education, as the longest running Institute of its kind. Although the school premiered its home-study program to the antique world in late 1965, it didn’t officially open its doors to students until 1966. For more information about the schools antiques and appraisal program and new online e-Course, they can be contacted at: (877) 444-4508 or visit their web site at; www.asheford.com,  mention Dept.275MW74. You can also write to them at; the Asheford Institute of Antiques 981 Harbor Blvd., Suite 3, Dept. 275MW74, Destin, FL 32541-2525

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Aug. = Bittersweet and Barbed Wire Antique & Vintage Mall, the new place to treasure hunt!! We are in Crystal City which is located in Jefferson County Mo. The city lies along the Mississippi River and is about 30 minutes south of St Louis. Just take interstate 55 south to the Herculaneum exit make a left , go about a half of a mile and then make a right onto Highway 61/67 (Truman Blvd. ). Our address is 2292 N Truman Blvd, Crystal City, MO 63019, (in the old Crystal City Cyclery building). Open everyday 10am-5 pm. If you are a dealer and would like to be a vendor, Contact us! For more information call 636-638-2333 or visit us at www.facebook.com/BittersweetandBarbedWire.


Aug. = Visit East Main in Historic Washington, Missouri. Located at 101 East Main in Washington, Mo. Open Tues. thru Sat. 10-5 and Sunday Noon to 5. For more information call 636-390-0115.


Aug. = Visit Time Machine Antique Mall, 190 Mid Rivers Center, St. Peters, MO 63376, 1/3 mile south of I-70 on Mid Rivers Mall Dr. We’re on Facebook too! For more information call 636-970-0190. Hours are Mon. thru Sat. 10am-7pm, Sunday 11-6. Visit us at www.timemachineam.com.  Our quality dealers offer all kinds of cool antiques, collectibles, re-purposed, and vintage items to the public. We sell on consignment too!


Aug. = Visit the Historic French Colonial Ste. Genevieve, Missouri. Only an hour from St. Louis, Missouri this historic town has shopping, dining and fun events. Visit www.visitstegen.com  Scenic and charming Ste. Genevieve is Missouri's oldest town. Discover rare French Colonial architecture, enjoy the ambience of the downtown shops and tour internationally recognized Historic Homes. Extend your stay to explore the award-winning restaurants, wineries, and microbreweries of the region.


Aug. = Visit Pocahontas Antiques, 311 West Johnson Street in Pocahontas, Illinois. Hours are Tues - Saturday 10am to 6pm and Sunday 11-5, closed Mondays. For more information call 618--669-2969.


Aug. = Visit St. Clair Antique Mall in Fairview Heights, IL. Antiques, vintage, collectibles and much more. Open daily 10-6. Located at 315 Salem Place, Fairview Heights, IL. For more information call 618-628-1650.


Aug.= Visit the General Grant Antique & Décor Mall. Dealer Space Available. Located at 8400 Watson Rd. (formerly the Farmer’s Market), General Grant Shopping Center, Marlborough(St. Louis), MO 63119. For more information 314-843-3535.


Aug. = Visit the Chesterfield Antique Mall, 16635 Old Chesterfield Rd., Chesterfield, MO (636-778-0931). Hours: Mon. - Sat. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Sun. 11 - 5 p.m. We are proud to present our customers with a large variety of unique, antique, boutique and vintage items. Our store is full of talented vendors displaying their items that they have either found, refurbished, upcycled or just added their own personal touches to. When you visit, you'll find a nice collection of antiques, painted furniture, home decor, jewelry, bath and body items, etc... Our goal is to give our customers the opportunity to find a nice mix of both old and new items and ultimately find their own hidden treasure!


Aug. = Visit The Green Shag Market. Located at 5733 Manchester Rd., St. Louis, MO 63110. For more information call 314-646-8687. Check out the store that was voted Best Vintage Store of 2013 by the Riverfront Times.


Aug. = The Antique Barn would like to welcome everyone to their antique mall located at 1108 East Veterans Memorial Parkway in Truesdale. Mo. Exit 193 on Interstate 70 about an hour west of St. Louis. The 12,000 square foot building has plenty of room for expansion, renting space to vendors and taking consignments. Open 7 days a week from 10am to 6pm. For more information call 636-456-0811. Our goal is to make a trip to the Antique Barn an informative and satisfying visit, hopefully while making a purchase as well. In the near future we will be erecting an 1850’s Log Cabin inside our building to use as a centerpiece for the display of primitives and to use for special occasions. Stop by the barn and check out our eclectic collection. If we don’t have it we will try to find it. Happy travels and keep collecting.

 

 

  

September - partial listing
 

Sept. 1 & 2 = 42nd Annual St. Louis Gateway Postcard Show. 25+ dealers. Free Parking. Free Appraisals. Drawings for $10 shopping vouchers. Food available on site. Located at the VFW Hall, 1234 Vandalia Street (Hwy. 159) in Collinsville, IL, 15 minutes from the Arch. Easily accessible from Interstates 270, 70, 55 & 64. Hours: Friday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information call 618-531-4189.We are proud of the reputation that our show has achieved. It is considered one of the top shows in the mid-west and we consistently have a waiting list of dealers wanting to set up. The Gateway show is one of the few that offers free admission plus free parking, free appraisals, and daily attendance prizes. There is also delicious food available on site. There is an excellent mix of friendly dealers to accommodate your desires whether you are a veteran collector, a beginner, or just someone who wants to know about our great post card hobby. With the thousands of post cards that will be available, you are sure to find something to your liking in all price ranges, whether it be a topic, holiday greetings, state view, real photo or foreign card. For the past 9 years, our show has been under the superb leadership of Tom and Pat Snyder, who with the assistance of several Gateway Club members, have made our shows a huge success. If you have questions or need more information about the show or club, please contact Tom at 618-531-4189 or by e-mail at the.snyders@charter.net. Click here for more information and a map.
 

Sept. 2 & 3 = WHS Band Parents Annual Flea Market in Waterloo, Illinois. Located at the Monroe County Fairgrounds, 4177 State Rt. 156, Waterloo, Il. Find antiques, collectibles, furniture, household items, crafts and much more. Hours are Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Spaces are available, 10' x 12' indoors and 20' x 10' outdoors. For more information email: delaine56@gmail.com or call 618-570-8362. Click here for more information and a map.
 

Sept. 2 & 3, 2017 - The Midwest's Premiere Event, The 47th St. Louis Antique Festival. The show is located at the Belle Clair Fairgrounds, 200 South Belt E., Belleville, IL 62220. Hours are Sat. 10am-6pm and Sunday 10am -4pm. Glass/pottery repair specialist is scheduled to attend. Eighty premium world class dealers spaces in a 30,000 s.f. comfortable showroom. Spacious and full menu concessions area. Free and close parking. Find the collectibles you have been looking for. The Antique Festivals regularly feature top quality antique dealers from 30+ states displaying and selling items including: Dresden, Meissen, porcelain, jewelry, Nippon, knives, Orientalia, art glass, art pottery, bronzes, Art Deco, Art Nouveau, paintings, furniture, silver, china, country store, quilts, clocks, French Cameo glass, lamps, photographs, Civil War, coins, dolls, toys, signs, sports, advertising, Paper, glassware, prints, statuary, majolica, old west memorabilia, tools, musical instruments, linens, collectibles, Tiffany, and more. Many of the dealers are Associated Antiques Dealers of America members. For more information call 608-346-3797.
 

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Sept. 17 = Third Sunday Market. A Bloomington, Illinois tradition since 1988, the indoor/outdoor sale features more than 450 top dealers, representing 17 states. Whether you're looking for the finest in antique furniture, americana, folk art, vintage advertising, sport memorabilia, or antique linens & clothing you're likely to find it here. For more information visit www.thirdsundaymarket.com.  Admission is $6, ages 13 and under are Free. Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Food, No Pets. Rain or Shine. Free Parking. Located at the Interstate Center , 2301 West Market Street, Bloomington, IL. The facility is located one mile west of I55 and I74 at exit 160B (on Rt. 9W).
 

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Sept. 22 = Fourth Friday Art Walk. Where: Historic District, Ste. Genevieve, MO. Bring your friends and enjoy a leisurely stroll among the shops, restaurants, and art galleries of downtown Ste. Genevieve. During 4th Friday Art Walks, Ste. Genevieve art galleries offer visitors the opportunity to view the works of local and regional artists displaying a variety of art forms. Many businesses in the Historic District participate by extending their store hours during the Fourth Friday Art Walk. Start your tour at the Welcome Center where you can view two important art collections and pick up a map to the participating downtown shops and galleries. Refreshments may be served at various locations. This event is sponsored by the Ste. Genevieve Downtown Renewal Project. For more information call 800-373-7007
 

 

October - partial listing

Oct. 7 & 8 = Knox County Scenic Drive, a celebration of Rural Heritage. Join us for the annual celebration here in Knox County, Illinois. The Knox County Scenic Drive is a self-guided car tour, allowing you to navigate your way through the small towns of Knox County, displaying the best they have to offer. You will encounter old traditions, crafts and skills at each of the stops along the way. Two one-room schoolhouses , four building listed on the National Register of Historic Places, a railroad depot, an 1832 log cabin, museums and century old chapels will be open for visitors to explore. Each stop emphasizes a unique aspect of the rural heritage, but they are all bonded together by a fun, friendly atmosphere with plenty to see and do for the entire family. For more information visit www.knoxcountyscenicdrive.com
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Oct. 14 & 15 = Knox County Scenic Drive, a celebration of Rural Heritage. Join us for the annual celebration here in Knox County, Illinois. The Knox County Scenic Drive is a self-guided car tour, allowing you to navigate your way through the small towns of Knox County, displaying the best they have to offer. You will encounter old traditions, crafts and skills at each of the stops along the way. Two one-room schoolhouses , four building listed on the National Register of Historic Places, a railroad depot, an 1832 log cabin, museums and century old chapels will be open for visitors to explore. Each stop emphasizes a unique aspect of the rural heritage, but they are all bonded together by a fun, friendly atmosphere with plenty to see and do for the entire family. For more information visit www.knoxcountyscenicdrive.com


Oct. 15 = Third Sunday Market. A Bloomington, Illinois tradition since 1988, the indoor/outdoor sale features more than 450 top dealers, representing 17 states. Whether you're looking for the finest in antique furniture, americana, folk art, vintage advertising, sport memorabilia, or antique linens & clothing you're likely to find it here. For more information visit www.thirdsundaymarket.com.  Admission is $6, ages 13 and under are Free. Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Food, No Pets. Rain or Shine. Free Parking. Located at the Interstate Center , 2301 West Market Street, Bloomington, IL. The facility is located one mile west of I55 and I74 at exit 160B (on Rt. 9W).

 

           


        

 

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