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The Antique Trail Sale is just around the corner!

Antique Trail Sale starts in September!'s main objectives are to increase the number of shoppers and buyers in your stores and to promote all member stores of
If you are new to and did not participate in the March sale, here are the details!
A few years ago we sent out a questionnaire to all members about a spring and fall sale; an overwhelming majority agreed to participate in some way in two sales a year.  There were only a few who did not wish to participate at that time, and that is fine. Many stores already have an established time for sales each year which have become traditions. We do not want to interfere.  There are no rules as to what is on sale and how much discount, etc. You may have a store full of sale items or one item or one booth or a few items with a percentage off.  It is a sale!  
EMAIL or FB message if you would like us to do a Antique Trail Facebook post with specifics about your sale. Otherwise, just advertise them on your Facebook page.

If all of you participate in some way, it will be the largest antique and vintage sale ever! We just have to let everyone know about both the March and September sale every year!   One main reason for this sale is that it is often easy to obtain free publicity for scheduled eventsPlease copy and send the info below  (news release) to all your Facebook friends, email buddies, your local newspapers and radio stations.  Share it often on all social media! Use one of your beautiful antique or vintage pieces from your store to spread the word!
Let's concentrate on sharing the news about to as many as we can!
Lori Reynolds, our New England associate, is the organizer of this entire festival in her hometown and the new vintage event/sale - follow her on the to this event and all other events at the Boothbay Harbor Fest.

For a one of a kind vintage weekend on the Coast of Maine!

The Vintage Market featuring local shops, vendor booths on the waterfront, and creative ‘pop up’ shops. A vintage camping weekend, vintage cars and trains, a vintage cabaret, and a vintage marine-inspired fashion show!

The Vintage Market is part of a 10 day festival designed to showcase and support local small business.

The Store is a great resource!
One of our newest features on is our store!

The store allows our member shops, malls, and shows to advertise specific items for sale.  It also allows easy access for buyers to find these items and contact the sellers.  Think of it as an easier and more personal version of those big online auction sites.  

Sellers can list the items they are selling under a wide variety of categories to help the buyers find what they are looking for more easily.

For example, if you are looking for pottery, go to and click the Store Tab.  This will take you to the list of categories.  Here you can click on Pottery to see if they have what you are looking for.  The sale items will come up and you can click on anything you like and you will be redirected to the contact information for the store selling the item.
After selecting your category, a list of sale items will be displayed as in the example just below.  You will then click on an item you like and a page will pop up with more details and photos about the item along with the store contact information.
What do you do if you don't see what you are looking for in the store?

Visit and click the Specialty tab.  Our member stores and malls can list themselves under the Specialty tab to help you find the treasure for which you are searching.  We highly recommend that all members list a specialty for their store.
Instructions to add items to the store...
Members can easily add their own items to the Store!

Follow these easy steps...
1.  Go to and click the Log In button.
2.  Click Edit Page
3.  Select Add Page
4.  For page type select Store
5.  For page title select Store
6.  For menu text select Store
7.  Select Add Page
8.  Select Store at the top of the page and fill in blanks accordingly.

Customer support is always available to help you through these steps!
A note from Jack, an antiques dealer...
Dear Friends:

               Life should occasionally be filled with anticipation and wild excitement like going into an antiques mall and finding two children’s paintings, in original frames, by Huntsville artist William Frye, done during the 1850s or 1860s.  And then finding them priced for $100 each.  How good is that for excitement?  Well, I did buy two wonderful William Frye children’s portraits in original frames, but they weren’t at an antiques mall, nor were they priced at $100 each.  They were slightly more than that, a little more at least.

              The “girl with the red dress on” is definitely Frye at his best.  Her painting is wildly exciting on its own, but putting icing on the cake is the picture of “little brother with his minnows and fishing pole.”  It’s classical Frye to be painting a young boy heading for the fishing pond with pole in hand.

               The life of an antiques dealer, who can’t seem to make any money, can have its exciting moments.  I bought three pieces of Pre-Civil War Tennessee furniture and two Alabama portraits in July.  Case Auction comes in August.  I know why I can’t make any money.  I keep buying instead of selling, but then there was the Haiti ladle.  That money is all gone now.



Benefits of being an member...
1.  Your antique store’s listing on left-hand side of your state’s website
2.  Your antique store’s listing on your state’s annual brochure/map
3.  Your own domain name (i.e. and your own website including photos, map,            text, shop hours, phone number, store, etc. or a link to your existing website. If you already have a              domain name we can assist  in changing your settings.
4.  As many brochure/maps as you need
5.  Ability to control and maintain your own website
6.  Event and show calendars
7.  Customer service staff for training and assistance for you in support of your website
8.  Customer service staff answering inquires on your behalf (hours, locations, etc.)
9.  Customer service staff for mailing brochures upon requests all over the United States
10.  Active AntiqueTrail Facebook and AntiqueTrailUSA Instagram
11. advertising and stories in national publications, such as Points North Atlanta,                   Southern Living, Journal of Antiques and Collectibles, Tea in Texas, Group Tour Magazine, Alabama          Seaport, Victoria Magazine, Southern Lady, etc.
12. featured on other online tourism websites
13.  Representation at shows across the country such as Brimfield, Round Top Texas, Scott’s, etc.
14.  Monthly newsletters and multi-state events such as the March and September Antique Trail Sale
Being a member of also means that your shop is advertised in even more ways than what you see on our site!  Not only do other members spread the word by displaying brochures, posting on social media, and mentioning in talking with customers, also is advertised by various travel sites and visitors bureaus.  Lori has been working with Rebecca at the North of Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau and what a treat to see our brochure in her newsletter to their members! can also be found in the state of Alabama Vacation Guide.
What to do with damaged items?
Let's face it, antiques are OLD!  Whether it is a well loved family heirloom or a bargain you found at a flea market, damage happens.  Thankfully, there is help out there!  Antique shop owners are a great resource for helpful hints for cleaning, refurbishing, and repairing damaged treasures.  Owners are experienced with the best products and methods to use.  If you feel like your project is too big, then search for an experienced and preferably recommended, restoration shop!  
Look at the difference professional restoration can make!  These photos are from Furniture Care, Inc. in Opelika, AL.  
Welcome to our newest members!
Cambria Emporium Antiques -- Christiansbrg, VA
Dixie Caverns Antiques -- Salem, VA
Antiques on Main -- Christiansbrg, VA
Crystal Gallery of Picayune -- Picayune, MS
Treasures & More, Inc. -- Picayune, MS
Lithia Springs Antique Auction -- Lithia Springs, GA
Junk In Our Trunk -- Picayune, MS
Childersburg Pickers -- Childersburg, AL
Tower Antique Show -- Dallas, TX
AnnTeeKeys Furniture, Flea Mall & Auction -- Strong, AR
Rust, Dust & Wanderlust -- Harrison, AR
Gibson House Antiques -- Picayune, MS
The Glass Porch -- Picayune, MS
Conroe Woodlands Antique Mall -- Conroe, TX
Shades of the Past -- Picayune, MS
Buzzards Nest -- Commanche, OK
White Road Antiques -- Dalton, NH
The Vintage Tulsa Show -- Tulsa, OK
Bear Fighting Blakely Antiques -- Cherokee, NC
Majors Conservation Services -- Morrilton, AR
Tulsa Antiques -- Tulsa, OK
French Quarter Antiques -- Oklahoma City, OK
Maple Cottages -- Glendale, KY
The Painted Peace -- Lake Charles, LA
The District Antique Market & Vintage Fall Sale -- Baxter , TN
Attic Treasures -- Jenks, OK
Miss McGillicutty's Antiques -- Jenks, OK

New Bedford Antiques at the Cove -- New Bedford, MA
Family Treasures Antique Mall -- Broken Arrow, OK
Blue Shutters Antiques -- Auburn, AL
Miss Trudy's Past & Present -- Weatherford, OK
Picket Fence Antiques & More -- Newton, NC
Family & Friends Flea Market -- Lake Charles, LA
The Hitch N' Post -- Commerce, OK
Kolectic Treasures Antique Market -- Anniston, AL
Jasper Pickers Antique Mall & Flea Market -- Jasper, AL
Frances Fitz-Gerald Jewelry and Antiques -- Lake Charles, LA
McAlister's Grapevine Antiques -- Purcell, OK
Antiques on the SquareGA -- Cave Spring, GA
Flock Of Five Gift And Art Emporium LLC -- Sulphur, LA
Antiques at Winterhurst -- Chilhowie, VA
I-44 Antique Mall -- Tulsa, OK
Brad's Antiques -- Tulsa, OK
The Shops at Miller Station -- Senatobia, MS
Bohemian's -- Yukon, OK
Neat Pieces Antiques -- Carlton, GA
Rust Revival -- Elk City, OK
Glory B Antique Market -- Sayre, OK
Landrun Antiques -- Purcell, OK
Rivers Edge Antiques -- Canton, NC
Southern Vintage Evolved LLC -- Ponchatoula, LA
Mimi's Antique Market -- Dewey, OK
Auntie Mae's Antiques -- Purcell, OK
Upcoming Shows
August 17-20, and September 21-24, 2017
Two Fat Friends
1950 Hwy 49N, Wiggins, MS 39577
Contact: Lodie Bailey  Phone: 601-408-5629
August 23, 2017
19th Annual Coastal Antiques Show
Business Route 1, Damariscotta, ME 04543
Contact: Deborah Stufflebeam
August 25-27, and September 7-10, and September 20- October 1,  2017
Scott Antique Market
3650 Jonesboro Road, Atlanta, GA 30354
Phone: 740-569-2800
September 1-3, 2017
Vintage Tulsa Show
4145 E 21st St, Tulsa, OK 74114
Contact: Gail Kinny  Phone: 918-619-2875
September 8-10, 2017
TaWaSi Antique Show
310 N Canal St. Thibodaux, LA 70301
Contact: Cathy Stack  Phone: 255-413-1147
September 14-17, 2017
Vintage Flamingo
2701 14th Ave, Gulfport, MS 39503
Contact:Michelle and Sharon Phone: 985-335-5097
September 16-17, 2017
Huntsville Antique Show
3925 Hwy 30W, Hunstville, TX 77340
Contact: Frederic Morris  Phone:936-295-4162
September 17, 2017
Portsmouth Antique Show
400 Route One Bypass, Portsmouth, NH 03801
Contact: Peter Mavris  Phone: 207-608-3086
September 23- October 7, 2017
Cole's Antique Show
3637 S State Hwy 237, Round Top, TX 78954
Contact: Diane and Elwyn Cole Phone: 281-961-5092
September 23-24, 2017
Dublin Market and Bazaar Fall Festival
1716 Main St, Dublin, NH 03444
Contact: Maria Amarosa
September 29- October 1, 2017
Pensacola Antique and Vintage
6655 W. Mobile Hwy, Pensacola, FL 32526
Contact: Wanda Knowles  Phone: 850-390-2604
Re-use, Re-cycle, Re-purpose
Isn't this a clever decoration for a laundry room?  Not only did they use an old ironing board, but  antique hangers were added for the finishing touch that is attractive and useful!
I live in Texas and I bought an ice box. It's rather unusual because it has a glass back on it. The plaque says American Refrigerator corp...Peru Indiana. I can not find any information on this company or this ice box. Would you or anyone you know be able to give me any information? I have certain questions about it so that I may restore it accordingly. Thank you.

Lithia Springs Antique Auction ( is having an auction which should be a picker's dream!  Located at 6615 Harper Street, Lithia Springs, GA 30122 on the west side of Atlanta.  Specializing in estates and antiques, this auction is the first Friday of each month.  Previews begin at 12pm with the auction at 7pm.  Visit their website and Facebook page for photos of current items.
Sometimes our members get a little overwhelmed but our staff is here to help.  Bruce helped out one members and here is her response!
You are brilliant!!! Thank you SO much! Have a wonderful day!
Uptown Shoppers Market

What is it?

This cabinet is from Molly's Mercantile in Galax, Va.  Can you guess what this cabinet was used for?  

We don't know what the "what is it" is?  The drawer fronts move around but not the drawers ? 

We need your help!  Send your guesses to Kristin at and we will publish the guesses in next month's newsletter!
Meet our newest associate!
Brad Duncan has been a “junker” since high school when he had interest but no money. Brad was raised in Oklahoma but has lived throughout the United States and traveled extensively overseas. Chances are, he has been to your antique store! He has been in outside sales for 20+ years in addition to owning his own retail store and a manufacturing business. Brad is starting the and will be the Kansas rep.  The new Kanses brochure is tentatively set to go to print January 30, 2018 so let Brad know if you have an Kansas contacts!  When Brad is not selling, he spends his time with animal rescue groups and cheering on Oklahoma State football.  

Phone: 321-300-9628
Marcia's Favorite

Marcia's favorite this month is this lovely corner cabinet from Brill's in Newport News, VA.  Watch for more in the future from the great state of Virginia... Marcia and Wendy have been on the road again!
Please let us know how we can better serve you!

Kristin Hicks
Newsletter Editor

Marcia Cole Huffman
Bruce Pate
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