Antique Shows Canada’s VIRTUAL Antique Show Presented November 6 – 8, 2020

At this point in the Covid-19 pandemic, anyone who is a collector and usually attends antique sales and shows has likely attended a virtual show online.  What might have been a seed of an idea for many event promoters pre-Covid, was forced into becoming a reality (albeit a virtual one) when Covid rules and preventative measures re-designed how we all go about our lives.

Pros and cons for virtual shows … we have them all  figured out, of course.  The fact that we can’t handle the items we are drawn to or view them in 3-D (maybe something to think about for future sales?) is probably the biggest drawback, but as we shop online more and more, we’re getting better at perceiving what we’re looking at. We are also learning to build a relationship with the sellers we’re purchasing from… and anyone who has an excellent reputation from selling at “live” shows, is going to continue to do the same online.  

The Antiques Shows Canada second online event in November featured the wares of primarily well-known vendors, many who are familiar to us in the Ontario circuit, and some from out of province … all of whom meticulously photographed and described the hand-picked items they were offering to visitors attending the show. 

The choices were excellent – perhaps not as abundant as at a regular show, but very impressive nevertheless. It’s also really exciting to see what dealers from other parts of the country have to offer.

After browsing through the “booth” of each seller in the comfort of my office, I found a wonderful selection – something to please just about any collector… pottery, jewellery, furniture, treenware, china, art, mid-century, tramp art  – even toys. (Sadly, the piece of furniture that caught my eye and I fell in love with, will not come even close to fitting where I envisioned it. That was very disappointing.)

I enjoyed the show; it was well run and nicely executed. And – like everything –  each event will get even better as we all learn to navigate the terms of how we have to do things for a while.   So,  for now, no driving, no admission fee and no fear of picking up or sharing Covid-19 at an event, trumps the usual way we attend shows.  And it is sure a lot less packing/setting up and travelling for the vendors.  Win/win.  

Thanks to Jeff and Wendy Gadsden (and their vendors)  for a first-class show – as are all their events. As buyers look for alternative shopping choices during the pandemic, virtual shows of this nature and caliber will be well received and appreciated. I’m looking forward to attending more in the near future.  

Please note that all items featured were for sale at the time the photos and information were taken from the website, but might be sold when this issue is published. Although we strive for accuracy, we encourage you to contact the seller of any item you might be interested in to ensure correct information.

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Croydon House Antiques
Newburgh, Ontario
(613) 453-1854 An unusual tramp art wallbox found in Manitoba. Images include a horse, a native figure and decorative motifs. Circa 1900/1920. In good condition. 16″ high, 7″ wide and 6″ deep.
Item Price: $550 

Davis Military Books
Markham, Ontario
(416) 522-6287

Hero – The Buzz Beurling Story
A biography of Canada’s most famous and highest scoring fighter pilot of WW2. 
1st. ed. 1981. hardbound with d/j. 
Excellent condition.
Item Price: $25

Hampshire Antiques Ltd.
Vancouver, B.C.
(604) 733-1326

A scenic painting of two horses in a paddock.
The painting is signed bottom left as well as tagged on the frame by R Goubie. Jean Richard Goubie (1842-1899) was a french painter and was primarily an animal painter .It is dated indistinctly 1885 under the signature. Framed – H 19.75 in. x W 22.5 in. x D 3 in.
Item Price: $8500

Lambourn Antiques
Newmarket, ON
(905) 895-8845

 Really nice vintage RCA AM/FM Stereo Radio, walnut cabinet, Model RZC, 290W, has inputs for Tape Deck and Phono at rear and has an FM antenna, great sound. Has a couple of small blemishes, but nothing that is noticeable. Circa 1970.
Item Price: $175

Alan Foljambe Bookseller
Kingston, ON
(613) 545-1717

Vintage sewn cloth Canadian flag measuring 46” x 95”. This flag was made at some point between 1922 and 1957. The Canadian coat of arms seen on this flag was adopted in 1922. The flag was changed again in 1957 to remove the female figure with bare breasts from the harp. Excellent condition, with a few small points of wear.
Item Price: $195

Merrickville Antiques
Merrickville, ON
(613) 355-3488

Mid century R. Huber “Scoop” chairs and ottoman. Recently professionally reupholstered in dark grey/black wool. Original teak finish – no damage. Chairs are app. 31 inches in width; 29 inches deep and 36 inches high. The ottoman is app. 25 inches wide; 16 inches deep and 16 inches high
Item Price: $4500

Shadyside Investments
Stouffville, ON 
(905) 473-6560

“Plume” miniature oil lamp; cased red satin glass; matching umbrella shade; 7 1/8”H  © 20th C
Fenton/L.G. Wright Glass Company, New Martinsville, WV.
Hulsebus I – pg. 8, fig 5
Item Price: $295

 Uniquities Architectural Antiques, Acme, AB  (403) 813-4342
Antique country farmhouse kitchen dresser with single drawers above a door and plate rack.
Hungary, 19th C
76.5″ Tall x 43.5″ Wide x 19″ Deep
Item Price: $1250

Westwillow Antiques,
Vancouver B.C.,  email: or visit:  604-657-1147 cell
604-987-6620 land line

Northwest Coast Gold Silver Brooch 14 KT Eagle, by  Lennon Knox McGookin, an Irishman and master engraver who lived in Vancouver and in Northern B.C. This brooch is signed LKM 94 14KT and was made in 1994 out of sterling silver and 14 KT gold. The engraving is a combination of Celtic and Northwest Coast Native images, depicting an Eagle with Celtic design. It is  It weighs 22 grams and measures 2 ¼ x 1 ¾ inches.
Item Price: $850

Vintage J and J  
Hamilton, ON
(905) 869-7876

Sherman pin and earrings – rare colour
A beautiful dark green, chartruse and blue AB set, with large stones in all pieces. The pin is signed in script while the earrings in block letters. The stunning crystals are set in silver tone metal. The pin is 2″ diameter and the earrings are 1″ high and 3/4″ wide, both clips work well.
Item Price: $185

D.K. Stewart Antiques
Oakwood, ON
(905) 985-7179

 Tilt top table, circa 1870, pine top, 38 1/2 in diameter, all original. Pick up or delivery.
Item Price $795

Dovetails and Squarenails Antiques
Brockville, ON  
(613) 342-5223

Structo Mobile Crane from the 1960’s Pressed steel Made in the USA. In the as found condition. It has been played with.
Item Price: $325

Watch Your Head Antiques & Collectibles
Cocaagne, N.B.
(506) 871-5756

Deichmann Pottery Planter, Signed,  Pink Glaze
4.25″x 6.0″ 
Item Price: $375

 Two Birds Antiques and 
Calgary. AB
(403) 808-2239

This 1960’s quintessentially Canadian Hudson’s Bay duffle coat was manufactured in England and is certain to turn heads.  Please contact for additional information.  History about the Hudson’s Bay Company and its iconic striped wool blankets/jackets etc., can be found at
Item Price: $475

The Scribe Bookshop
Toronto, ON
(416) 617-7775

ANNE OF AVONLEA ~ L. M. Montgomery ~ 1st Edition, 1st Impression 1909,  Boston: L. C. Page & Company. First Edition, First Impression September 1909. Octavo. Bound in the teal variant cloth binding with illustrated portrait and gilt lettering to front with title to spine.Contact for additional info.
Item Price: $500

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