Sometimes the antiques industry seems to be its own worst enemy. The first line of a press release for an upcoming antique show in St. Louis essentially asks if you’re still interested in antiques and collectibles. Perhaps you are one of the few, the proud, the last people on earth to still go to antique shows! Or perhaps antique collecting is something you’re supposed to grow out of (gee, until now I had thought of it as something you grow into–at age 60). I bet that’s not what the release authors meant, but there had to be a better way to say it!
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If you’re still interested in fine antiques and collectibles, then the St. Louis Antique Festival is the place to shop. The St. Louis Antique Festival is held twice a year with a Spring and a Fall Show.
This Fall, the St. Louis Antique Festivals’ 31st show will be held at the Belle Clair Fairgrounds in Belleville, IL. September 5 & 6, 2009. Hours for the Show are Sat. 10am – 5pm and Sun. 10am – 4pm.
It will feature 100 top quality antique dealers from 32 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, signs, photographs, Civil War, coins, dolls, toys, books, sports, advertising, paper, glassware, prints, statuary, majolica, collectibles and more. Many of the dealers are Associated Antiques Dealers of America members.
Belle Clair Fairgrounds, 200 South Belt West, Belleville, IL 62220
The Belle Clair Fairgrounds is located 6 ½ mi. off of I-64, exit 12, south on Hwy. 159 at Hwy 13. The show is held inside a climate-controlled building with plenty of free parking. Admission is $6.