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 […]

Brimfield Antique and Collectibles Shows

Brimfield Antique & Collectibles Shows Schedule for 2013 Show Dates July 9 – 14     Tuesday – Sunday September 3 – 8 Tuesday – Sunday   Places to Shop                                                       […]

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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 […]

Hundreds of Items Consigned

A Vermont antique dealer and collector consigned several hundred items to us which include all their collections and inventory just a few days ago. Among the items are Christmas, Easter, candy containers, children’s items, yellow ware, cast iron doorstops, cast iron still banks, primitives, advertising, black forest, Royal Bayreuth and much, much more. We will […]

Free Antique & Jewelry Appraisal Days

Upcoming Events Fine Antique & Jewelry Appraisal Days Saturday, Oct 15th Future Appraisal Dates: Saturday, Nov 19th Saturday, Dec 17th Register for Showcase Antiques Center’s E-mail updates Showcase Antique Center located at the entrance to Old Sturbridge Village, 371 Main St, P.O. Box 1122, Sturbridge, MA 01566 Tel: (508) 347-7190 Fax: (508) 347-5420 Showcase Antique […]

Celebrating Christmas With Antiques

     German immigrants first introduced Christmas trees made from artificial materials to America during the late 19th century.  The feather tree was made from goose feathers dyed green and wrapped around stiff wire to create the branches of the tree.  The branches were attached to a wooden rod and inserted into a stable base.  Feather […]

Christmas Present, Christmas Past

       Although Santa’s traditional appearance features his rosy dimpled cheeks, cherry-red nose and the trademark red Santa suit, black boots, and Santa hat, astute collectors are thrilled to find early papier-mache Belsnickles and Santa ornaments with robes of unusual colors or adorned with fur. The Belsnickle, known as Father Christmas, traveled from house to […]

Gliding On Ice With A Skaters Lantern

Just Consigned The very sight of an antique skater’s lantern brings back childhood memories of Hans Christian Andersen fairy tales. In my mind’s eye I see young boys and girls, men and women, bundled up in thick wool coats, knit caps and scarves. It is nighttime, yet they are gliding gleefully around frozen fishponds on […]

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