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For chocolate The real deal Frog Prince eggs, too ... page 5 ...page 10 ... page 17 1990-2015 Old Ti www.TheOldTimes.com 25 The me P.O. Box 411 s Sauk Centre, MN th 56378 Anniversary FREE! The Premier Journal of Vintage, Collectible At all the best Antiques Shops and Shows and Antique Wonders in the Midwest Section One Vol. 25 No. 4 • “Vintage, Collectible, & Antique Wonders” • April 2015 Craftsmanship & patience A woodworker’s story page 3 al MINNESOTA ANTIQUES DEALERS ASSOCIATION n u th An ANTIQUES & DECORATIVE ARTS SHOW 11 June 6 & 7, 2015 Minnesota’s Free Parking Handicap Accessible Fine Arts Building • MinnesotA stAte FAir grounds • st. PAul, MinnesotA Only Vetted 651-430-0095 MnAntiquesdeAlers.coM Antique Show. 2 The Old Times April 2015 n t iQ u e s M i n n e s ot a A Minnesota’s First Mall Established 1979 Marx Pluto Windup $129.00 Civil War Sword Philco Model 20 Radio $225.00 $235.00 Marx B.O. Plenty Windup Bossons Bust $28.00 $129.00 Maria Zell German Crystal Stein $325.00 Civil War Pinfire Revolver Asian Large Root Carving $150.00 $3,895.00 Hampshire Vase $249.00 Fenton Basket $85.00 Matchbox Ferrari in Box $45.00 5-Piece Stacking Bookcase $975.00 Gibson Jack in the Pulpit $70.00 Deering Cast Iron Tractor Seat 1931 Aviation Guide $50.00 $89.00 Corner Cabinet $575.00 Dealer Space starting at $25.00 per month CHECK OUT OUR WEEKLY ONLINE AUCTIONS AT www.AntiquesMinnesota.net 952-894-7200 952-894-7200 ANTIQUES MINNESOTA BURNSVILLE • 191 River Ridge Circle Exit 3A (Hwy 13N) off 35W, 1st Left Nicollett, Left to River Ridge Circle Open Monday-Saturday 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM • Sunday 12:00 to 6:00 PM April 2015 The Old Times 3 Craftsmanship & patience A woodworker’s story Ian Gale is shown working in his shop in Madison, Wis., where he was established from 1988 to 2002.  “In the photo I’m restoring the carving on a 19th century chair,” Gale said.  “I must have been about 38 then.  Yikes!” (Photo provided) by Les Broich ALMA, WIS.--Ian Gale was in his early twenties and looking, “to do something constructive that would be useful in a peacetime economy.” Although not a Quaker, he had “I made this piece from scratch in my Madison attended Friends shop around 1988.  It’s a quarter-size replica of an School in Moorestown, 18th century Sheraton china cabinet,” Gale said.  N.J. People there knew The cabinet is made of poplar and veneered in he was good with his satinwood and burl thuya.  The trim is ebony and hands and interested in fiddleback mahogany.  “It’s true to period woodworking. construction methods,” Gale explained, “including The father of a individually glazed panes of glass in the doors as well as functioning locks.”  The cabinet is 21¾ former classmate inches wide, 11 inches deep and 47 inches tall.  It’s hosting a dinner for made in two pieces.  The top cabinet section is 7½ Italian-American inches deep.  “Like another quarter-size replica I Chisels might not be created equal, but each makes its own contribution to made,” Gale explained, “this type of piece would the perfection of a work. Gale does have some power tools, but he does most Woodworker also have been used by sales staff to demonstrate of his work by hand. (Photos by Les Broich unless otherwise noted) Cont. on page 4 the skill and styles of the cabinetmaker.” n ua l La Crosse Logan Band Antiques and Collectibles too good to miss! 5t h An Furniture Jewelry Advertising Collectibles 1 Glassware & China Silver Lamps & Lighting Sports Collectibles Toys Pottery Logan High School Field House 1500 Ranger Dr. La Crosse, WI i s s0ion www.loganantiqueshow.webs.com Adm$ 4.0 er Limited dealer space available. nd nd uEE Contact Mark Lakmann (608) 789-3318 April 11 12, 2015 & 2 a 1 FR Saturday 9 am - 5 pm Sunday 10 am - 3 pm Proceeds benefit Logan High School Band and Student Scholarships 4 The Old Times April 2015 The 19th century bible box fully restored. “Before beginning a Gale was commissioned to restore a 19th century bible box made on the Isle reproduction project,” of Mann.  “It needed a complete restoration,” Gale said, “so I disassembled Gale said, “I do a lot of the box and made sure to label each piece to aid in reassembly after repairs research for design are made.” Above is a good look at the box dissembled. (Photo provided) work.” Regarding apprenticeships, Gale Woodworker Gale inquired about an began in 1974. says, “They are Cont. from page 3 apprenticeship. Gale commuted unheard of nowadays.  Perrella knew that from South Jersey to And there’s not much master cabinetmaker few people had the Perrella’s North Jersey in grants for Almerindo Perrella, a patience for his craft shop in West Orange. individuals to learn to sixth-generation and was reluctant to “The first time I do the things I do.” furniture restorer, consider the idea, but watched him work-- thought to invite Gale. eventually relented. well, I had no idea Several meetings later, Gale’s apprenticeship what you could do with wood,” he said. Last Chance for Fantastic Savings “The first three to four months, I just as watched,” Gale said, One Dealer Retires From “and I received no the Antique Cellar pay.” One day Perrella 45% OFF told Gale, “If you’re going to be here, you April 1st-14th... might as well do April 15th-30th...50% OFF something.” He was given some sandpaper and put to work. This is excellent quality merchandise “He started paying won’t last long at these prices! minimum wage after Some items as much as 75% OFF!!! Now Open! about six months,” said Gale, whose credentials Open: the 1st & 3rd The Antique Cellar weekend of each month Thursday, Friday & Saturday 9:30am - 6pm include a bachelor in fine arts degree from 305 Augusta Ave. Sunday 11am - 5pm New York University Paynesville, MN 56362 and a masters in fine 407 Elm Ave arts from the University 320-243-7605 Featuring: Waverly, MN 55390 of Pennsylvania, “and Crystal, Dishware, Primitives, Located in the Vintage Cameras, Collectibles, old Waverly Bank minimum wage was Glassware, Furniture & Housewares building what I was making six The Prairie Potholes www.Facebook.com/BehindTheMoonAntiques years later.” wasn’t an issue for This Eden Valley Antiques Trails Lost & Found ANTIQUES & COUNTRY LANES Perrella. He told Gale, “You’re learning. I’m An Old Times Antiques Trail 23Map Belgrade Richmond 200 State St. N (Highways 55 & 22) 4 in teaching you everything (320) 453-5678 22 22 Cold Spring I know. I have no Mon-Sat 9:30 - 5:30 LitchfieLd, 71 Paynesville It’s Worth The Drive! secrets.” Gale noted, 9 9 55 Watkins Waverly Mn “Back then I could Paynesville Eden actually live on Benson New 4 Valley 104 London 12 10 10 3 3 The Antique Cellar SIBLEY ANTIQUES minimum wage.” 27 Spicer 100 N Sibley Ave • Litchfield, MN “The first hole I Long Lake 22 305 Augusta Ave Willmar Antiques (320) 243-7605 drilled was in a 1760, hand-carved 12 Litchfield 7 Days/wk: Mon-Sat 10-5; Sun 12-5 320-693-7335 22 Closed Mondays Jan-Apr. We Buy! Tues.-saT. 10-5 Chippendale,” Gale • Raymond 71 sunday noon-5 related. “I tried not to 59 Montevideo 23 Spicer Closed Mondays think about it.” 7 Clara City Belltower Antique Mall 25 DEALERS Between 1960 and the 118 Lake Ave N 1980s, the Chippendale Granite 4 (320) 22 796-5515 Experience a increased in value from $2000 to $80,000. Falls Mon-Sat 10-5; Sun 12-5 unique and eclectic 212 25 Dealers. blend of old & new! A special moment Granite Falls Prairie Mercantile L&J’s Antiques 212 Willmar Long Lake Antiques Very Vintage occurred near the end of Gale’s apprenticeship. He and 110 E U.S. 212 • (320) 564-9094 614 Benson Ave SW 8879 Long Lake Road 320-593-0888 7 Days/wk: Mon-Sat 10-5; Sun 12-4 (1 Blk N of Hwy 12 and 7th Street W.) (Off County 27 - 5 mi. N of Willmar) FLEA MARKETS: May through September (320) 894-4869 For Appointments (320) 235-1322 109 Sibley Ave N • Litchfield, MN 55355 Woodworker 2nd Sat. & Sun. - NO CHARGE to set-up Open Saturdays - 10:30 -5:00 Tues-Sun 10am-5pm; Closed Mon Open Mon & Tues: 11-3 • Wed - Sat: 9ish - 5 Cont. on page 6/8 April 2015 The Old Times 5 The customer is always right by Joan Sween asked myself. Elderly. mall several times, doors. She loomed antique match holders A friend of mine Okay. I envisioned a had a brilliant idea to short, white-haired, forgetting that she’d already been there and over me by a good 14 inches, had steel gray Dealer’s in a showcase. “Let me see that one,” she said, send his elderly Aunt rosy-cheeked sweetie Augusta to me, because with a constant smile. would be no trouble at all. hair, a bosom that suggested a cargo ship Choice pointing. I removed it from the showcase and she loved to shop for Maybe she would be About halfway coming in to dock, and handed it to her to antiques. absent-minded and through the morning a a frightening length of examine. “Ah,” she Well, why not? I would go around the woman came in the dead animals looped said. “Silver. Good. around her neck and Wrap this up also.” ANOKA across her shoulders. “Excuse me,” I “Which one of you said, “but it’s marked is Joan?” she asked in a ‘German Silver.’ voice that could easily By Joan Sween German Silver is a ANTIQUE SHOPS have carried from one end of the container ship to the other. “I’m any smarmy sales pitch shiny metal alloy that is not silver at all.” The silence was “Four Unique Shops in One Charming Friendly City.” Ronald’s Aunt about inferior items.” longer. The tone was Augusta.” “Why don’t I let even more frigid. “I am The BIG White House you look around by an expert in these things Antiques & Vintage I envisioned yourself,” I said, “and and it is not wise to a short, you can check with me contradict me,” she white-haired, ifquestions.” you have any hissed. I wrapped up the rosy- “Why don’t you match holder. I cheeked come with me,” she continued for the next sweetie with said, putting my elbow in a grip of steel, “and half hour, to comment truthfully on her A Beautifully Renovated 110 Year Old a constant if I have any questions, selections, though at Historic Mansion filled with great stuff! smile. you’ll be right there.” She pulled me along--a times I felt I was taking my life in my hands. OPEN: Mon-Sat: 10-5:30; Sun: 11-5 “I’m pleased to tug boat behind the I wrapped up a 1900 3rd Ave. South, meet you,” I stammered, cargo ship. molded plastic bracelet Anoka, MN 55303 holding out my hand “There!” she said, that she insisted was (763) 506-0562 for a shake. Then I pointing to a shelf in a Bakelite. pulled it back quickly. showcase. “I would I wrapped up a pair I decided to avoid like that R. S. Prussia of gold-plated sewing AMORÉ shaking hands with chocolate set.” Aunt Augusta, on the “It’s very pretty,” I scissors that Aunt Augusta pronounced as www.AntiquesOnMainAnoka.com ANTIQUES theory that a person said, but it’s not R. S. should avoid injury Prussia, it’s a solid gold. I wrapped up a whenever possible. reproduction. See, the plastic netsuke that Over 50 dealers ALWAYS OPEN! “What do you dealer has ‘repro’ on Aunt Augusta almost on two levels! Mon-Sat: 10aM-5:30pM collect?” I asked. “I the price tag.” burst her long-line bra Sun: 11aM-5pM can show you where to explaining to me that it Open 7 Days 7,800 Sq. Ft. oF JoY! find some good I decided to was pre-ban ivory. examples.” When she finally 9am to 6pm Wed & Thurs, 9am to 8pm “I collect only the avoid left, I was trembling 2008 2nd Avenue Downtown, Anoka, MN 55303 very finest of antiques,” shaking with stress. I pulled a 212 East Main, Anoka 763-576-1871 said Aunt Augusta. “And I am quite hands with quilted toaster cover over my head, wrapped (763) 323-3990 www.AmoreAntiques.com knowledgeable about Aunt myself in an old them, so don’t give me Augusta, on muskrat coat, and hid the theory in the dark equipment room. Antiques in that a My work partner person opened the door and BuffALO, Mn should avoid injury whenever looked in. “She thinks she bought valuable antiques,” I whimpered, “and it’s all my fault.” Buffalo Nickel Waldon woodS possible. “Don’t be Annie’s Antiques ANTIQUES ridiculous,” said my work partner. “She Attic Welcome to a real Antique Shop! A silence you could cut with a butter knife bought what she wanted OPEN 10,000 sq. ft. Showroom lengthened. Aunt to buy. Now get out of 15,000 sq. ft. 7 Days A Week Open Since 1972. SHop 7 dayS a week Augusta glared down there; you look silly.” of 10am to 6pm (except HolidayS) From her nose and across her © 2015 Joan Sween bosom at me. “Are you Antiques 1004 3rd St S 10am to 5pm at our two-Floor SHowroom. telling me,” she Joan Sween, a and Buffalo, MN 55313 763-682-4432 growled in deep tones, former English teacher 2612 State Hwy. 55 Se and dramaturge, is an Collectibles 763-682-4735 Buffalo, MN “that I do not know antiques dealer in 15 1st Ave S (2 mi E of Buffalo R.S. Prussia when I see Once a custOmer... OPEN Buffalo, MN 55313 or if coming from Mpls. it?” southeastern Minnesota who has written three ...always a friend! 7 Days A Week 23 mi W of Hwy 494) “Um… er… it’s a Located in books: Nice Girls Don’t 10am to 6pm downtown Buffalo in the (763) 682-5667 very good Bite, a paranormal One block N. of Lakeview Mall reproduction.” mystery featuring two lights ~ Junction OVER Furniture • ArchitecturAl items 50 DEALERS! 7,000 square feet • Huge Stock oF Stained glaSS “Nonsense! It’s Minnesota Nice antiques Hwys. 25 & 55 • complete engliSH pubS and decorative pub itemS • SmallS R.S. Prussia. Take it up dealers; a collection of NOW UNDER NEW Over 30 Dealers • collectibleS • a complete to the counter and start her columns titled Mon.-Sat. 10-6 OWNERSHIP! Selection oF pennSylvania Dealer’s Choice; and wrapping!” Sun. 11-6 Like Us On amiSH pine Furniture When I rejoined Deathblow: The Encore BuffaloNickelAntiques.com Facebook! LEE & MARIAN WALDON Killer Always Returns. (763) 682-2818 (LakeviewAntiques) SOLE OWNERS Aunt Augusta, she was peering at a display of 6 The Old Times April 2015 Welcome! to the spring postcard show --PRESS RELEASE p.m. and Sunday, April BLOOMINGTON, 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. MINN.--The Twin City at the Bloomington Postcard Club is Armory at 3300 W. holding its 2015 Spring 98th St. in Bloomington, Show on Saturday, Minn. That’s two April 4 from 9 a.m. to 6 blocks east of France This postcard of commerce on the Red River belongs to the Photograph collection, Minnesota Historical Society. But you never know when duplicates--or something better--will surface at the Twin City Postcard Club’s annual spring show. Avenue on 98th Street. Feel free to join! Or take the 98th Street For more informa- exit off of I-35W and tion, visit www. Cover. Marquetry is decorative work in which turn west. TwinCityPostcard Club. patterns are formed by inserting pieces of material Admission, $4. com or call Dave at (as wood or glass) into a wood veneer that is then Members of the 651-426-3573. applied to a surface.  This pattern was used for the Postcard Club, formed reproduction of some 18th century Italian in 1976, get in for $3. marquetry. 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The BARN will be participating in the We buy, sell and consign (Located 1/2 block S of Baseball Park SUBSCRIBE TODAY! Plato Garage Sale - April 9 thru April 11 - 1-1/2 blocks N of the Post Office) Member Minnesota Antique Network www.minnesotaantiquenetwork.com for just $20/year with SALES inside and out! (952) 467-3527 Join The FUN! Interesting and informative articles! The most up-to-date antiques information. (320) 238-2579 Spring Open HOuSe ~ Open ~ The best MAPS to antiques shops in the 9676 Babcock Ave. S. FEB 20 - APR 19 • M-Sat. 9-5; Sun. 12-5 Tuesday - Sunday: 10am - 5pm (1 mi S of 212 on Cty 81) Pottery: Roseville (over 300 pieces) Upper Midwest! Plato, MN 55370 •Hull • McCoy • Shawnee • Weller • 218 Water St. Kathy: 612-916-9467 Call Paul at (320) 351-6399 or email him Wed.-Sat. 11-5, Sun. 12-5 • Depression & Carnival Glass • Jordan, MN 55352 Chris: 612-669-8818 at: Paul@TheOldTimes.com Saundra Schaitberger • Beer & Bar Collectibles • (Located in LB Antiques) “Like” us on facebook pinesntiques@embarqmail.com Other Antiques & Collectibles. April 2015 The Old Times 7 Celebrating 10 Years On Mainstreet! April 3rd-12th for Join Us STOREWIDE of 20% SAVINGS and More! From “Fun to Fabulous” you will find it here for Spring! 40 7,500 DEALERS SQ. FT OF ANTIQUES! Blake Antiques QUALITY ANTIQUES & COLLECTABLES FROM 1860-196035E Celebrate Spring with ANTIQUE DAYS in 94 494 952-930-0477 694 901 Mainstreet 169 100 • Hopkins, MN 94 TUES.-SAT. 11 AM-6 PM; SUN. 12 PM-5 PM 694 35E April 10th-12th 394 94 94 HOPKINS 7 7 35W St. Paul 494 HOPKINS Minneapolis 494 100 169 35E 35W 4 Great Antique Stores....plus so much more - We LOVE our Customers!!! 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Tuesday-Saturday 11am-6pm Artwork • Books • Ceramics Hours: Mon-Sat: 10am to 6pm; Sun: 12 to 5pm Sunday 12pm-5pm Gift Certificates Available • We Accept Visa/MC Clothing • Jewelry • Furniture Lighting email: AntiquesMainstreet@yahoo.com 952-930-0477 (952) 931-9748 • Old Time Candy & Much More! www.facebook.com/antiques.on.mainstreet 901 Mainstreet • Hopkins, MN www.HopkinsAntiqueMall.com 8 The Old Times April 2015 Gale restored the pediment, a triangular space forming the gable of a low-pitched roof, for a northeast
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