The annual Clark County Antique & Collectible Show is a treasure hunt for things from your past and even your grandmother’s past.
The show returns Jan. 19-20 with thousands of outstanding vintage items ranging from period lighting to estate jewelry and everything in between. The 400 booths fill more than 50,000 square feet at the Clark County Event Center. The show targets those who are considered to be treasure hunters, decorators, collectors or those who just like to find pieces from their past. Visit www.PalmerWirfs.com for more info and to buy
At the Clark County Antique & Collectible Show, patrons can buy pop collectibles, vintage clothing, glassware, silverware, antique radios from the 1930’s, turn-of-the-century furniture, movie memorabilia, collectible toys, sports memorabilia. Those who are fans of collectible toys will find 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 antique toys are mentioned. For those who grew up in the 1970’s, sit-coms and movies bring back similar memories. This show makes those childhood memories come to life, with displays and items for sale from vendors featuring antique toys, from play trucks, planes and trains to 1860s cast-iron toys, German and Japanese tin-toys and steel mechanical banks.
Also at the Antique & Collectible Show – for the more classic collector – will be sterling silver pieces, Tiffany glass, bronzes, paintings, restored vintage radios (both console and table top), and Native American artifacts and of course toys from the 1880’s to the 1960’s and much more. Home decorators can find furniture in American, European, 1890s golden oak, mahogany and country styles. One of the top and most well-known exhibitors is Zephyr Books from downtown Vancouver. Owner Kol Shaver covers every era and type of book, ranging from gorgeous books on Pacific Northwest History to Nancy Drew and the books that baby boomers remember with so much affection. More than 400 booths and hundreds of vendors will be selling making this the largest antique show in Southwest Washington.
The Clark County show is presenting an exhibit entitled Road to Equality: the Struggle for Women’s Rights in the Northwest. This exhibit documents Washington women gaining and keeping the right to vote in 1910 and Oregon Women in 1912. On the National level, women received the right to vote in 1920. From the victory of the 19th Amendment to the struggle to pass the Equal Rights Amendment, many women – and men as well – worked their entire adult lives to secure women’s rights. Today, in the Northwest and across the United States, women have made inroads into formerly male-dominated fields including politics and commerce, but it has been a long road and large disparities still remain. The exhibit will challenge as well as educate and entertain as you learn more about some of the local heroines from pioneer times until today.
Palmer/Wirfs & Associates has been producing Antique & Collectible Shows since 1981 in Portland and the show producers have been known to bring an abundance of interesting collectors and businesses. The dealers come from almost every state in the country.
Admission to the show is $6.00 and parking is also $6.00 at the Clark County Events Center at the Clark County Fairgrounds. The show is open from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. on Sat., Jan. 19 and from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sun., Jan. 20.
Expert appraisers will be on hand to identify and evaluate show patrons individual pieces if brought to the show. It’s $5 per item and patrons can bring photos of larger pieces for evaluation. These market evaluations are offered by ISA appraisers.