Are You Coming To The Brimfield Antique & Collectibles Show? Last Chance for 2013!

Brimfield Antique & Collectibles Shows Schedule for  September 2013 Show Dates September 3 – 8 Tuesday – Sunday   Places to Shop                                                               Days & […]

Antiques for sale online – Mass Sales Tax Holiday & Sale

This weekend starting Saturday, August 10th Massachusetts will have a tax free weekend meaning that most items under $2500.00 will be sold without sales tax.  In addition we are having a 20% off sales with many the items in our store and on our web site. Our web site will not show a discount so […]

Antiques For Sale Online – A Special Selection for August 2013

Dear Customers: Each month we will endeavor to picture a special selection of antiques, vintage collectibles, art and antique jewelry for you to buy online. Please enjoy the video below and if you have a special want or desire to do an estate sale, please contact us by Email sales@showcaseantiques.com or call (508) 347-7190..   Pictured in the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Antique, Vintage and Estate Jewelry is in the Eyes of the Beholder

Jewelry as objects of adornment has always been regarded with special affection. Showcase Antique Center has a large assortment of antique, estate and vintage jewelry on line. Most antique shops don’t carry the selection and quality of antique, vintage and estate jewelry for sale that we do.We realize that when people are shopping for jewelry, some […]

Antique Staffordshire Dogs

             ANTIQUE STAFFORDSHIRE DOGS  Scores of potteries sprang up in England’s Staffordshire district in the early eighteenth century.  Figurines and groups were made in great numbers; dogs were favorite subjects.  Often they were made in pairs, each a mirror image of the other.  They varied in heights from 3” or […]

Tour of The Store

Showcase Antique Center is a large store with 185 showcases filled with antiques and vintage collectibles plus jewelry, art gallery and furniture. Our web site www.showcaseantiques.com only has a small percentage of our total inventory. This store will take many blog posts to complete however, we feel it will be worth while to show our […]

Estate Sale To Downsize Your Home?

As the baby boomer generation and their parents want to live in a smaller house, condominium, apartment or care facility, they see their belongings as just stuff and want to dispose of them in the quickest fashion without giving any consideration to value. This is very unfortunate because the proceeds from the sale could go […]

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