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Click for a larger view Click for a larger view A sampling of treasures found at past fairs...

Far left: Anything Marilyn Monroe related is always in high demand. An icon of American pop culture, she was one of the most photographed people of the 20th century and her popularity endures more than 50 years after her death.

Left: Wouldn't this prized catch look great at the cottage or cabin?
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Far and middle left: Have an old watch that needs repairs? This table featured a huge assortment of pocket and wrist watch parts to choose from.

Left: Stylish hand-painted English Art Deco pottery vases and jug, circa 1930's. Bolynns Collectibles, Langley.

Click for a larger view Click for a larger view Click for a larger view Far, middle and near left: The Retro Design & Antiques Fairs remain a great source for fab old hats, classic leather and fur purses, satin and beaded evening bags, plus lots of other retro glam accessories for all you fashionistas out there!
Click for a larger view Click for a larger view Far left: Boxing memorabilia stamped by the British Press, including sought-after photos of Cassius Clay (aka Muhammad Ali) vs. Henry Cooper, circa 1960's.

Left: This display showcased well-curated pieces from the Art Nouveau, Arts & Crafts and Art Deco periods, and included lamps and other metal wares, pottery and art.
Click for a larger view Click for a larger view Click for a larger view Far, middle and near left: Distinctive one-of-a-kind pieces by internationally acclaimed jewelry artist Masha Archer. Her unique designs incorporate exotic materials in vibrant colors, patterns, textures and shapes to convey a bold, tribal aesthetic...each piece is truly a work of art.
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Far left: Fantastic carousel horse offered by The Jitterbug Shop, and just look at the patina on that old painted blue bench...fabulous!

Left: These collectible toy robots, called Strobots, were produced by New Bright Industry Company Limited in the 1980's. As suggested by their name, strobe lights run down their transparent arms creating a bright, flashing effect.

Click for a larger view Click for a larger view Click for a larger view Far left: Collection of Royal Winton chintz and hand-painted pottery with floral handles.

Middle left: If you hate the sound of digital alarms, try one of these throw-back Snoopy-motif wind-up clocks from the 60's-70's.

Left: Bits of carved wood, amber, jade and other semi-precious stones.
Click for a larger view Click for a larger view Far left: Looking for a cameo? You've come to the right place! Hand-carved cameos of all types and sizes as well as other distinctive brooches to choose from...

Left: Whether you love shabby chic, French country glam or a rustic farmhouse style, we've got you covered!
Click for a larger view Click for a larger view Click for a larger view Far, middle and near left: You'll always find multiple vendors showcasing antique, estate and vintage costume jewelry such as these high-quality rhinestone pieces from the 1950's and 60's by sought-after Canadian designer Sherman. Signed pieces by other collectible makers such as Eisenberg, Weiss, Miriam Haskell, and Kramer can also be found.
Click for a larger view Click for a larger view Click for a larger view Far left: Believe it or not, some people still prefer to go 'old school' with these low tech adding machines, phones and typewriters!

Middle left: A savvy collector quickly snapped up this Edison Fireside model phonograph, first introduced in 1909 and distinguished by its striking floral motif.

Left: Impressive gilt-metal and stone winged figural clock surrounded by other stylish antique clocks.
Click for a larger view Click for a larger view Far left: Antique Singer sewing machine with original wooden cover and Victor phonograph, both in excellent condition.

Left: Showcase of precious objects including carved jade, Asian snuff bottles, art glass, silver and other interesting smalls. Magpie, Vancouver.
Click for a larger view Click for a larger view Click for a larger view Far and near left: Beautiful arrangements of depression-era kitchenalia, china & pottery.

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These emerald green ribbed glass canisters and shakers, produced by USA company Owen-Illinois in the 1920's-30's, were on offer by The Gleaner...hard to find these with their lids and labels still in such great condition.
Click for a larger view Click for a larger view Far left: This collection of vintage scarves attracted a lot of interest...most of these were in the Mod styles of the 1960's and early 1970's.

Left: You'll also find things to fascinate and delight the kids, including early games and puzzles, dolls and toys, miniature and doll-sized items, and more...
Click for a larger view Click for a larger view Far left: Vibrantly colored vintage fruit crate label. Framed, these old labels make unique pieces of decorative art.

Left: Pepsi, Coca Cola, Hires Root Beer, KC Soda and many other pieces of collectible soft drink advertising. Fraser Valley Antiques & Collectibles Club, New Westminster.

Click for a larger view Click for a larger view Click for a larger view Far left: Pretty 1940's English bone china set in a pansy chintz pattern.

Middle left: Cool old neon beer sign.

Left: This trellis-pattern Charlotte Rhead charger was one of a large collection of desirable pieces by the world-renowned Art Deco pottery designer.
Click for a larger view Click for a larger view Far left: Australian Art Nouveau pewter tray nestled among mid-century Modern Scandinavian, French and Italian art glass and pottery.

Left: Well-organized assortment of ephemera, including postcards, photographs, documents, books, military items and more.
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Far left: Mid-century wrought iron bar stools in amongst the other funky finds in this booth.

Middle left: Pristine hand-made Communion gown with lace and ruffle trimmings. Also on offer, sets of fine-quality Irish linen napkins.

Left: Lush display of fabric florals, used in the past (and present!) by the style-saavy as brooches or striking headwear accents.

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Far left: Eclectic array of sports and hobby collectibles, pottery, wood and other 'mantiques'.

Left: Tools, tools and more tools...plus lots of old brass fixtures, wood-handled corkscrews, keys and what-the-heck-are-these?!

Click for a larger view Click for a larger view Far left: Jewelry designers will find useful base materials such as these strung beads made from a wide variety of semi-precious stones.


Left: Impressive mid-century Modernist lucite and metal floor lamp, one of many rare and unusual items from a discerning collector liquidating his long-time collection of Art Deco to 1960's pieces.
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Far left: A rare Moorcroft art pottery inkwell in the desirable Pomengranates pattern, circa 1920's.

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Superbly detailed First Nations art.

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Two-tone orange rotary-dial phone in a fun airplane design. Fraser Valley Antiques & Collectibles Club, New Westminster.

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Far left: If you're looking for original oil, acrylic, watercolor or reverse paintings, framed prints and other decorative accessories, you'll find lots to choose from!

Left: Holiday wares continue be highly collectible, including hand-decorated Christmas ornaments, Santas, yuletide china, etc.

 

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Far left: A wonderful array of old Russian and European glass Christmas ornaments attracted well-deserved attention. The figural ornaments, especially any Santa figures, are particularly popular and tend to command the highest prices.

Left: This hard-to-find Roseville pottery jardiniere and pedestal set in the attractive Freesia pattern, circa 1945, was a quick seller. The floral lines of the later Roseville years continue to be in demand, and pieces in rare patterns and shapes are avidly sought after by collectors.

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Far left: Display of hand-painted head vases, produced mainly in Japan in the 1950's as novelty ware, and highly collectible today for their kitschy appeal.

Left: A little bit country, a little bit shabby chic...both design styles have many fans and good, decorative pieces go fast!

Click for a larger view Click for a larger view Click for a larger view Far left: Royal Winton pottery, fine hand-painted china, shimmering Murano glass and other attractive objets d'art. Magpie, Vancouver.

Middle left: Desirable Catalin crib toy from the 1940's in olive green with caramel and butterscotch detailing.

Left: This selection of vintage jewelry included necklaces, pendants, bracelets, and more...and the mannequin was also for sale!

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Far left: Eye-catching trio of multi-colored Japanese kimonos. Other Japanese items to be found were dolls, tin wind-up toys, ceramics, and much more...

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Vintage lighters and other smoking paraphernalia drew in the tobacciana collectors.

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Far & middle left: Beautiful Art Deco satin glass charger in the style of Rene Lalique, with geometric bird and floral motif.

Left: This Triumph child or mending-size antique cast iron and wood sewing machine caused quite a stir -- a rare find indeed!

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Far left: These bright electric wall clocks appealed not only to the advertising collectors but also to those looking to add that retro look to their kitchens or rec rooms. Fraser Valley Antiques & Collectibles Club, New Westminster.

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Czechoslovakian pottery dating from between the two World Wars, circa 1918-1939. These hand-painted Czech pieces are typically colorful, cheerful and fun to collect!

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Far left: Interesting display of pocket knives, pens, lighters, etc.

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Vintage suitcases can be repurposed today as decorative home accents and make creative storage solutions.

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Far left: Large 19th century sterling silver commemorative urn with repousse decoration in high relief.

Left: Antique loo table and other pieces of occasional furniture in walnut, oak, rosewood, maple, pine, mahogany, and other rich woods can usually be found sprinkled throughout the show. Also to be found, antiquarian and collectible books, postcards and other ephemera.

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Far left: The pleasing pastel shades of this pink, blue and yellow Petalware display attracted many a collector wanting to add pieces to their existing sets. This booth also featured multi-colored mixing bowls in varying sizes, kitchen gadgets of all types, pressed glass, enamelwares, Medalta crocks, etc.

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A collection of Art Nouveau jewel boxes nestled amongst a display of clocks, including ornate gilt-metal, Jasperware, enamel and porcelain.

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Far left: Anyone looking for early collectible toys was not disappointed! This booth featured an amazing assortment, including old train sets, tin and mechanical toys, soldiers, teddy bears, and much more. Highlights included an impressive tin ferris wheel in terrific condition, a colorful Skybird Flyer, and a Humpty Dumpty Circus, complete with hard-to-find tent. A Bakers Dozen Antiques, Vancouver.

Left: Interesting old wooden cabinet with Dy-o-La Home Dye advertising.

 

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