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Portland Hosts July Antique & Collectible Show

One of the Largest Antique Shows in the Country brings vendors from all over the U.S.

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(PORTLAND, Ore.) - America’s Largest Antique & Collectible Show takes place in Portland’s own backyard this summer on July 16 & 17. Produced locally by Christine Palmer, this show celebrates its 35th year and their 102nd show at the Portland Expo Center.

Exhibitors come from all over the country bringing their most interesting and popular vintage items. Held at the Portland Expo Center, there are more than 1,300 booths available to view – both inside and outside - this is the big one – don’t miss it! If you are a treasure hunter, decorator, collector or just like to find pieces from your past, the July Expo Antique & Collectible Show is for you.

Just as you see on the popular collecting programs, such as American Pickers, you can find that treasured item buried among the thousands of booths at the show.

Most of the exhibitors are part timers who enjoy finding items, then finding a permanent home for them. Attending an Antique & Collectible Show can be an emotional and fun-filled journey into the past. Seeing items from your childhood provoke wonderful memories such as your grandmother’s cookie jar, holiday decorations, board games and memorabilia.

Pricing for many of the treasures you find at the show are modest and there is nothing like coming home and unwrapping those newly found treasure. For many it’s a second chance at owning that item that your mother threw away.

“It used to be that going to a collectible show meant completing a collection, and that’s still true for some. Today, however, we are seeing our visitors looking for decorative items for their homes, the ingredients to make a cool, vintage item, vintage clothing, tin toys that make a great conversation item in your home, period lighting, furniture and kitchenware from the 1940s and 50s.

“As an example, I just found the perfect lighting fixture to match our 1912 house,” noted Christine Palmer, show manager and producer.

At the July Antique & Collectible Show patrons can find pop collectibles, vintage clothing, glassware, silverware, antique radios from the 1930’s, turn-of-the-century furniture, movie memorabilia, collectible toys, and sports memorabilia.

If you’re a fan of collectible toys, look for wind-up mechanical toys, porcelain dolls, Star Wars collectibles, Sci-Fi books and comics and much more. If you grew up in the 1970’s –– sit-coms and movies bring back similar memories.

The July show makes those childhood memories come to life, with items for sale from vendors featuring antique toys, from toy trucks, planes and trains to 1860s cast-iron toys, German and Japanese tin-toys and steel mechanical banks.

The show also features fine antiques from Tiffany glass to sterling smalls and paintings to bronzes. Home decorators can find furniture, period lighting, in American, European, 1890s golden oak, mahogany and country styles.

More than 1,300 booths and hundreds of vendors will be selling make this the largest antique show in the US. There is a shipping booth on site, so you don’t have to worry about how to get something home.

Christine Palmer has been producing Antique & Collectible Shows since 1981 in Portland, Oregon and she has always brought an abundance of interesting collectors and businesses. The dealers come from almost every state in the country.

The Portland Expo Antique & Collectible Show is this weekend, July 16 and 17. For more information, visit:

Do you have treasures in your attic? Expert appraisers will be on hand to identify and evaluate show patrons individual pieces if brought to the show. Its $7.00 per item (with show admission) and yes you can bring photos of larger pieces in your collection (no need to rent a U-Haul). These market evaluations are offered by ISA appraisers (the top in the industry), and proceeds benefit the local food banks.

Show Hours: Saturday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Admission: $7.00 good for both days

Source: News Release


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