Antique Canton Has Just Arrived

Antique Canton porcelain has arrived – not by clipper ship from China,  but here at Showcase Antique Center.  For those of you not familiar with Canton, it is a blue and white porcelain that was first exported from China to the United States in the late 1700’s.  Importation continued into the 1920’s.  A simple motif […]

Antique Sampler Collection Has Just Arrived

In viewing these wonderful antique samplers, it is hard to believe that they were all stitched by schoolgirls.  Samplers were not only used to teach fancy stitches, but as an educational tool as well.  Many antique samplers seen today often incorporate numbers, letters of the alphabet and verses.  Embroidered family registers were used to keep […]

Vintage Pigs Have Arrived

Showcase is bringing home the bacon. Yes, you read this right! A fantastic collection of pigs has arrived here. From Steiff pigs to vintage and antique pigs…they’re all real hams. Visit some of these pigs on our website. The entire collection has many more vintage and antique pigs than pictured, so please Email or call […]

Antique Appraisals What Determines My Antique’s Value?

One of my most frequently asked questions is “is this item valuable because it’s old?”  My response is just because an item is old does not necessarily make it valuable. The value of any item be it old or new is determined by the economics of supply and demand as they determine price. All old […]

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