Port Perry Antique, Vintage and Collectible Show Fall 2018

Held October 20th, 2018 Coverage by Robin McMullen

The annual autumn Port Perry Antique show was held at a new location this year due to province wide restrictions on several Boards of Education. The Scugog Community Recreation Centre  (Port Perry Arena) became the new location.

Though limited in space, 28 dealers offered a wide variety of antiques and collectibles during this one-day show. The dealers participating have learned to adjust to what they offer the buying public. Gone are the days where small shows like this offer plenty of antique furniture, glass, textiles and ironware. Today, mid-century modern, advertisement memorabilia and the unique collectible fill the lion’s share of items offered in the booths. It was noted by one of the show assistants that about one in three patrons who came through the door was under the age of 45 years. In the opinion of the writer, the under-45 people are the dominant buyers at these shows for the present and foreseeable future. The post 45-year-old group will be buyers as well, but perhaps are looking for that “just right” item to fill a space in their home. The majority of the dealers were quite happy with their sales and the one-day show format.

The following pictures give a snapshot of antiques and vintage items offered for sale at the fall Port Perry show.


A large metal  7 UP sign found in the booth of C&C Antiques and Collectibles. Asking price $495.
Found  in Grant St. John’s booth were a couple of pieces of real Canadian paper nostalgia. The Feb. 20 1965 edition of Maclean’s magazine featured  a well preserved picture of a 16 year old Bobby Orr playing for the Oshawa Generals and in the same picture one can see similar  aged  Peter Mahovalich wearing #20 in a Hamilton Red Wings jersey. This piece was priced at $100. To the right was a picture and article about Northern Dancer just before he won the Kentucky Derby.  It  was priced at $50.
 Caviar and Cobwebs, on the Main street of Port Perry, offered a Coca Cola stand in very good condition and it was tagged at $325 The diminutive Victorian side table had a $250. price tag on it.
Heinz Catsup  1950’s Minnitoy by the Otaco Company of Orillia on.  The piece sold for $375.00.  It was found in Lakeview Antiques Booth, Little Britain ON.
 Vintage, and very hard to find Queen St. and Yonge St.  Toronto street sign.  It was found  in Begin Again Antiques  booth.  It was priced at $600.
 Amid a fine selection of vintage and antique glass and china was this old pond sail boat possibly by Ocean Star. It was priced at $275 and was found in Prisco Teves’ booth from Main Street Thru Church Antique Mall.
 The  booth of Meadow Creek Barns Antiques  showed a nicely finished grain scale with a asking price of $695. The small steam engine was $65 the seltzer bottle $65 and pulley $35
 Bob and Sandy Fedosenko of Victoria St. Antiques, London ON. Offered this trio of Shelley figures from the 1930’s. They were designed and signed by Mabel Lucie Attwell.  Asking $650.
Eva’s  Antiques from Port Perry,  offered this very pleasing  6 piece Silver Plate Tea Set signed Marleoro, England. It was priced at a reasonable $125.


Found in Frank Schaper ‘s booth were a pair of trucks. One is a Smith Miller Tractor Trailer and it was $275. The Stake Truck with Tail Lift  was in beautiful condition and it was priced at $550.
 Bob Cooper of Ye Olde Plough Cambellford   ON had  a 1921 picture of the University Faculty standing in front of what appears to be the University College. The price was $129


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