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**Sorry, NO EARLY BUYER ADMISSION FOR 2016**
*Children 12 and under are free with an adult
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Spring, Summer, and Fall you’ll find outside vendors selling antiques, vintage, mid century modern, country furniture, shabby chic, estate jewelry, artwork, collectibles and more!
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Lake County Fairgrounds
1060 E Peterson Road
Grayslake, IL 60030 United States
Lake County Fairgrounds
Grayslake, IL 60030 United States
2016 NEW Show Hours: Saturday 9am to 4pm and Sunday 9am to 3pm | $7
Sorry, NO EARLY BUYER ADMISSION FOR 2016 *Children 12 and under are free with an adult
Shoppers find treasures at antique show at Lake County Fairgrounds
By Long Hwa-Shu Special to The News-Sun
Despite the sagging economy, antique collectors and holiday shoppers with an eye for the vintage and whimsical were out in force at the Grayslake Antique & Collectible Markets on the weekend.
The soggy weather Saturday, with downpours at times, hardly dented the buyers’ spirit. Bob Zurko, promoter of the two-day show, estimated a record attendance of 3,000 people before it was over at 3 p.m. Sunday. The show with 220 exhibitors from all over the Midwest was held in the exhibition hall at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Grayslake.
“In this or any economy, people want to put their money into things that will go up in value,” said Zurko of Shawano, Wis., who has been promoting the monthly show for over 35 years.
“Collectors will go out of their way to find unusual, special items that have intrinsic value,” he added.
Items on display at the show included porcelains, estate jewelries, old toys, vintage clothing, country furniture, lamps, paintings, primitives and odds and ends. Vendors took up 1,200 tables.
“You can buy Roman coins. Victoria-era antiques, and also modern-day collectibles here,” Zurko said.
Unique items included a Sept. 3, 1943, issue of Newsweek with Adolf Hitler on the cover from Kamin’s of Elgin, asking price $25; a toy cement truck from the 1920s from Don Swetzig of Holy Hill, Wis., priced at $1,995; an 1863 water color with a religious theme from Laura Barry of Chicago, just $65. Clint Pagel, a jeweler from North Liberty, Ind., carried collections from Czechoslovakia, and also from India and Mexico.
“I have items for all budgets from $15 to $1,500,” he said.
Unlike at regular stores, you can bargain down the price, which makes it all the more appealing for buying at a fair such as this.
Nick Bizzoni from Rockford listed a statue of Nipper of his Master’s Voice fame for $165. It attracted a few prospective buyers, including one woman who said she wanted to talk to her husband first. Well, she was a bit too late.
Nipper, which Bizzoni estimated to be 50-60 years old, quickly found a new home when another buyer appeared. The man bargained it down to $140, which Bizzoni quickly accepted.
“You’ll love it. It’s a collector’s item,” he said as he gingerly placed it in a bag for the buyer.
Janet Ecklebarger of Addison bought a General Electric toaster, made in the 1950s, for her daughter’s birthday.
“I just like the look of it,” said Ecklebarger, as she was writing a check for Rick Rhodes of Midwest Toaster Authority, which also sells vintage waffle makers. One toaster on display, dating back to 1929, had a mechanical timer on it. The asking price: $100.
Bob Marques of Racine, Wis., bought a swan TV lamp from the 1950s, which he happily called “a good deal.”
“I just love the show. I’ve been here a dozen times. I keep on coming back because it has higher-end things,” said Marques.
A buyer from Lincolnshire who gave her name as P.J. Ellis bought Irish linen and other things from Kathy Costano of Grayslake, who also sells chandeliers and silverware.
“This is a good place for Christmas shopping. I’ll come back,” she said, showing her bag filled with two stuffed animals, a bunny and an owl.
Participants, dealers and the public like the location, as compared with the old fairgrounds, because, as Zurko said, ii is “convenient, with air-conditioning in summer, easy access to restrooms and plenty of parking.”