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.