PORTLAND – One of the largest antique shows in the country, the Portland Expo Antique & Collectible Show returns July 10 and 11 with hundreds of outstanding antique collectors and dealers with more than 1,400 booths available to view.
If you are a treasure hunter, decorator, collector, or just like to find pieces from your past, the Portland Antique & Collectible Show is for you. Visit http://www.palmerwirfs.com for more information or to purchase tickets online (to avoid the lines).
What’s new this year? Teardrop trailers are coming to the Portland Antique & Collectible Show. Teardrop owners are laid-back individuals who like the simple life and love to camp. Come see a great display of antique teardrop trailers at the show.
Many “teardroppers” are avid do-it-yourselfers and have built their own teardrops or restored vintage ones. About half own a vintage car as well, making their camping trips a trip into the past. If you’ve never seen a classic teardrop trailer, you are in for a treat; come see this amazing display. Their popularity has even spawned modern versions available at RV dealers.
At the July Antique & Collectible Show patrons can buy pop collectibles, vintage clothing, glassware, silverware, old radios from the 1930s, 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. Toys are often what adults reminisce about when antiques are mentioned. The July show makes childhood memories come to life, with displays and items for sale from vendors featuring antique toys, play trucks, planes and trains to 1860s cast-iron toys, German and Japanese tin-toys and steel mechanical banks.
For the classic collector, look for sterling silver pieces, Tiffany glass, bronzes, paintings and Native American artifacts. Home decorators can find furniture in American, European, 1890s golden oak, mahogany and country styles. More than 1,400 booths and hundreds of vendors will be selling, making this one of the largest antique shows in the U.S.
Palmer/Wirfs & Associates has been producing Antique & Collectible Shows since 1981 in Portland, Ore., and the show producers have consistently brought together an abundance of interesting collectors and businesses. The dealers come from almost every state in the country.
Do you have treasures in your attic? For only $5 per item, expert appraisers will be on hand to identify and evaluate individual pieces brought in by show patrons.
Show hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 10, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 11. Admission is $7, which is good for both days. Parking is $7 at the Expo Center. Or, take the MAX Yellow Line to the Expo Center