Tuesday, September 16, 2003
The Hood River Antique Expo will be holding its Fall Show on Saturday and Sunday. The semi-annual show is in its 10th year.
The 21,000 square foot Hood River Expo Building will be brimming over with 70 dealers from throughout the Northwest.
There will be dealers with jewelry, postcards and advertising items, toys, dolls and bears, furniture, books, linens and quilts, silver, prints, stamps, lamps, marbles, coins, bottles, records, salt and peppers, tools and much, much more. Collectible items from such areas as Victorian, Native American, primitives, country, kitchen, fishing, western, railroad and others will also be present.
There will be glassware of all types, from perfume bottles to pottery. This will be a great place to look for decorating items for every area of the home and garden, or shop for vintage clothing, hats, gloves and jewelry.
The show opens at 9 a.m. on Saturday and closes at 5 p.m. Sunday’s hours are 10 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. Admission is $4 with return privileges. There is no charge for children accompanied by an adult. Parking is free.
A food vendor will be on site with snack and lunch items available.
Ron and Donna Miller, the editors of Old Stuff newspaper, will have an identification and appraisal booth available on both days of the show. They will be ready to help identify and value unknowns.
The Millers have substantial experience in the field of antiques and collectibles. If they cannot identify an item, they will do their best to help locate someone who can.
There will be no charge for the ID booth, but any donations for their services will be given to the Hood River Museum.
The history of the Antique Expo dates back to 1993 when it was started by Sheryl Carey of Hood River and Vickie VanKoten, now of Napa, Calif.