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MN, ND, WI & Elusive lunch Iowa shows Light on lamps ...page 8 ... lotsa pages ... page 13 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 Antiques & At all the best Antiques Shops and Shows Collectibles in the Midwest Section One Vol. 25 No. 10 • “Vintage, Collectible, & Antique Wonders” • October 2015 Design Trends of the Mid-20th Century Oh, you beautiful dolls!! Dollmaker extraordinaire: Madame Beatrice Alexander, 1978. (Promotional photo) The world of Madame Alexander “A child’s doll is precious. It is a friend who shares her secrets, joys, and sorrows. . . something beautiful that is a joy forever.” Madame Alexander by Donald-Brian Johnson Smack dab Beatrice Alexander was the grand dame of dollmaking. From “Snow White” to “Cleopatra,” “Anne of Green Gables” to most of The Sound of Music gang, Madame Alexander dolls ran the gamut of popular culture. There were so in the middle many choices—and by Donald-Brian Johnson Smack Dab Little Women’s take-charge girl, “Jo” in one of her numerous Alexander incarnations. 8 in. h., $20-30. Cont. on page 3 (Photos by Donald-Brian Johnson unless noted otherwise) 2 Fabulous All Shows... BISMARCK, WEST FARGO, Quality Dealers from 4 States Showing NORTH DAKOTA Saturday 9am - 5pm NORTH DAKOTA NORTH DAKOTA Pottery, Jewelry, Furniture, Western Americana, Burleigh County 4H Building The Ag Building Primitives, Sterling, ANTIQUES SHOWS Sunday 9am - 4pm 3715 E Bismarck Expressway Red River Valley Fairgrounds Depression and Elegant 1805 West Main Ave Admission: Saturday $3; Glass, Postcards, and CRYING HILL ANTIQUES, LLC Bismarck, ND 58501 West Fargo, ND 58078 Scandinavian artifacts. PO Box 483, Mandan, ND 58554 Sunday FREE OCTOBER 3RD & 4TH • 2015 OCTOBER 24TH & 25TH • 2015 ND COLLECTIBLES A 701-667-8894 • daleks@earthlink.net SPECIALTY! AKOTA S SHOWS 2 The Old Times October 2015 n t iQ u e s M i n n e s ot a A Minnesota’s First Mall Established 1979 20% OFF STOREWIDE Sale Sat., October 17th & Sun., October 18th Antique Desk $500.00 Alpine Express Toy in Box $125.00 Nice Selection of Shot Gun Shell Boxes Ormolu End Table $1250.00 Mobo Walking Dog $39.00 Red Wing Hamm’s Bear Lionel Soo-line Operating Car Bank $385.00 $525.00 Art Nouveau Bronze Candle Holder $400.00 Hawkes Crystal Biscuit Jar $200.00 Grain Belt Sign $125.00 Red Lacquer Table $239.00 Halloween Collectibles Steiff Teddy Bear in Box Wurlitzer Speaker $450.00 Herend Ducks $50.00 $125.00 Royal Doulton Figurine $79.00 Dealer Space starting at $25.00 per month 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 October 2015 The Old Times 3 The “Princess” of “Princess and the Pea” fame. 8 in. h., $30-40. “With Love” special occasion doll. 8 in. h., $40-50. ALLOUEZ Smack Dab Cont. from page 1 ANTIQUES little girls just couldn’t get enough of them. As Madame herself put it, “Once you have one, you will want to have another, until you have collected friends from Through the looking glass: “Alice in all around the wide, Wonderland.” 14 in. h., Many Quality wide world.” $50-75. Dealers! 395 South Lake Ave. 4101 E. 2nd Street Duluth, MN 55802 The first authorized pop culture tie-in doll: Gone With The Wind’s “Scarlett Superior, WI 54880 O’Hara.” 14 in. h. $40-50. 218-625-2379 (715) 398-0529 Open daily at 11 am Born in 1895, beginnings: them, comb their hair, Located on Hwy. 2/53 Furniture • Architecture • Glassware Madame Alexander “We could hardly and make them as OPEN YEAR seemed predestined for get by on the income presentable as possible, ROUND Art • Jewelry • Clocks • Pottery Sports • Seasonal • Coins her future career—the from the doll hospital and we would sell them 7 Days a Week family lived above her alone, so we bought in our shop. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Duluth’s Finest Antique Mall 70+ father’s doll hospital. shopworn sample dolls Dealer Space 9,600 Square Feet! Dealers! In a 1978 recording, from Germany. My Smack Dab Available. Located In Duluth’s Canal Park! she recalled her humble mother would clean Cont. on page 5 antique Shopping in ‘up north’ EARL - 54875 Prock’s Crocks & Antiques WiSConSin 10 mi NE of Spooner on Hwy 63 (715) 635-3655 OPEN: 7 days/week, 9am - 5pm www.ProcksCrocksAntiqueStoneware.com SIREN - 54872 RICE LAKE - 54868 Siren Antiques Collectibles & Gifts Primrose Parlor Antiques 24530 State Road 35/70 Earl 417 N Main Street (715) 349-7573 (715) 234-5849 OPEN DAILY: 10am - 5pm OPEN: Mon-Sat: 10am - 5pm The coffee’s on... we’re waiting for you! Charming Victorian structure; multi-dealer. SHELL LAKE - 54871 CAMERON - 54822 Jean’s Antiques Collectibles & Gifts Red Cedar Mercantile Antiques 24 5th Avenue (downtown Shell Lake) 2 mi West of Cameron on Hwy 8 (715) 468-7035 (715) 458-4931 OPEN: Mon-Sat: 10-4; Sun: (Please call ahead.) OPEN: Thurs - Mon: 10am - 5pm 8,000 sq. ft. Glass, Furniture, Jewelry, & more Online: www.red-cedar-mercantile.com CUMBERLAND - 54829 CHETEK - 54728 Years Ago Antiques & Collectibles Time and Again Antique Mall & Estate Sales 1367 2nd Ave. (Downtown) 606 2nd Street (Downtown Chetek) (715) 822-4625 (715) 924-4000 • OPEN ALL YEAR! OPEN: Mon-Sat: 10am-5pm; Sun: 11am-3pm Mon-Sat: 9am-5pm; Sun: 11am - 5pm Mall; 20+ dealers selling a wide variety. 35 Dealers • www.ChetekAntiques.com AMERY - 54001 DALLAS - 54733 PhyllBea’s of Amery Old Farmers Mercantile 845 Hwy 46 North • (1 mile north of Amery Historic Farmers Store on Main Street downtown Amery - next to Super America.) (715) 837-1919 • OPEN: Fri & Sat: 9 - 5 OPEN: Sat: 10am-3pm; Sun: 11am-2pm MON-THURS - CALL FOR HOURS! Antiques, gifts & more - “All with a unique flair”. Quality Antiques / Clocks / 100+ Tractors / www.PhylBeasOfAmery.com & Facebook Collectibles / Unique Homemade Items. 4 The Old Times October 2015 Antique Spectacular comes to fairgrounds first weekend of October --PRESS RELEASE miles north of I94 and Buyers and outside dealer space ST. PAUL, MINN.- two miles south of browsers can expect will be limited to the - The Antique Highway 36 at 1265 N. hundreds of dealers and first 100 dealers. There Spectacular 2015 Fall Snelling Ave. in St. thousands of artifacts is an advantage to Antique & Collectibles Paul, Minn.--on from rustic to fine at a registering in advance. Show & Sale will be Saturday, October 3 wide range of prices. On Friday between 9 held inside and ouside from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dealers specializing in a.m. and 10 a.m. pre- of the Grandstand at the and on Sunday, the finest antiques and paid dealers will be Minnesota State October 4 from 10 a.m. best known names, checked in to enter and Fairgrounds--three to 4 p.m. from furniture to glass to set up. At 9 a.m., or to china to watches and as soon as pre-paid Hixton School House Antique Mall more, will be mostly dealers have been ANTIQUES, COLLECTIBLES AND FURNITURE inside the Grandstand, checked in, any Open 7 Days a Week | 10 am - 5 pm Admission, $6; $5 remaining space will be with this press release. available on a first- Early admission during come-first-served basis. Over 90 Dealers! dealer set-up on Friday, Inside dealers will October 2 from 8 a.m. set up as usual. Located halfway between the Twin Cities & Madison on I-94, Exit 105 - 1 Block off Sisters and friends Laura Borden, Linda Voigt, to 6 p.m., $20. Call 612-961-3401 of Main Street in the Old High School Karla Greene, and Laurie Baer had a ball Attention outside to make reservations or shopping the Antiques Spectacular show and went vendors: Due to the for more information. 715-963-3500 home with treasures. (Photo by Linda Simpkins) racetrack renovations, ANTIQUE SHOPS in and around EAU CLAIRE, WISCONSIN 1 2 4 Including: Fall Creek, 3 Hixton, Menomonie and Neillsville. D 7 1. Town & Country Antiques 5. Cobblestone Cottage Neillsville Gifts & Antiques 2. Eclectica On Grand 6. Millers Antiques 3. Antique Emporium & Auction Co. 5 4. Engelwood Antiques 7. The Rocking Chair 6 3 Town 4 Antique Emporium 306 Main Street ECLECTIC A 19 mi. East of Eau Claire, WI. & Country Downtown, Eau Claire, WI 715-832-2494 on GRAND 106 W Grand Avenue Eau Claire, WI 715.834.7811 S2020 Townshop Road The kind of shop Antiques, Memorabilia EclecticaOnGrand.com Fall Creek, WI 54742 you’re glad to discover! & Collectibles Worldly Tues - Sat: An entertaining and ever- Mon-Sat • 10am to 5pm Treasures & 10am - 6pm Open Tues. thru Sat.- 11am-4pm changing multi-dealer shop. Antiques, The area’s largest shop - OPEN Located in a wonderful 1898 Victorian furniture • vintage lighting Mon-Fri: 10-5 • Sat: 10-4 Tribal, Next-d tools • fishing lures • watches & clocks Masonic Temple and featuring Sterling & River Toor to Sun: 12-4 r a huge inventory of prints & Antiquaeder jewelry • linens • fine glass and china Vintage Jewelry, s 715-231-3222 frames, china & glass, jewelry, linens, books, collectibles, Vintage Clothing pictures • general line of antiques 244 Main Street orientalia, etc. Menomonie, WI ~ Buying & selling since 1981 ~ & Accessories 715-877-3468 • Buy-Sell-Trade Historic Neillsville, WiscoNsiN Miller’s Antiques & Auction co. 32 Historic BuildiNgs, specialty sHops Specializing in stoneware, advertising, primitives & the unusual. aNd... Antique store Hours tHe rockiNg cHair Open 7 days a week aNtiques, collectiBles & gifts 10am - 5pm 442 Hewett St (Hwy 73) N8779 Hwy 95 East Neillsville, WI 54456 Over 70 antiques booths cover 11,000 sq ft. (715) 963-4438 Hixton, WI 54635 Open: Also featuring gifts and home decor. 135 Interstate Road Cell: 715-299-2543 Wed - Sat: 9:30am-5pm Open 7 days/week Hixton, WI 54635 Store: 715-963-1100 715-338-0959 Mon-Sat: 10-5; Sun: 11-5 Exit 105 off I-94 Located at the intersection of I-94 & Hwy 95, 1 block North of I-94 Visit us on Facebook October 2015 The Old Times 5 She came in many Alexander versions: “Jo,” of Little Women fame. 8 in. h., $20-30. Smack Dab “My little daughter Cont. from page 3 was the inspiration for my first commercial “After the First baby doll. We called World War began, the her ‘Billie,’ and this is importation of all dolls how the Alexander doll ceased, and we found began.” ourselves with no dolls Forget “Tiny to sell. To help my Tears” and “Chatty parents, I designed my Cathy.” The real first dolls. They were a Awake for awhile: little Red Cross nurse, Smack Dab “Sleeping Beauty.” 14 and a baby doll. The Cont. on page 6 in. h., $20-30. demand for them was Restoring Your Home? ClipThis Ad! so great, my father had NORTHWEST to work day and night to fill the orders. This ARCHITECTURAL SALVAGE VINTAGE LIGHTS; chandeliers, sconces, school helped them through globes, original & reproduction glass shades. Ready for her closeup: a Madame Alexander doll in a vintage ad for Yardley the most difficult times. HOUSE HARDWARE; brass & glass doorknobs, Fragrances. $5-10. door plates window catches, hinges, locks, antiqued furniture hardware, etc. John’s LARGE ITEMS IN OUR GARAGES; clawfoot tubs, radiators, wood trim and all types of interior & exterior doors. Hardware 981 Selby Avenue • St. Paul, MN 55104 Cleaned & 651-644-9270 or 651-227-0382 Lights Rewired. Antiques Open weekdays 12 to 6 pm, (Wed. 12 to 4 pm), Sat. 11 to 4 pm $ ALWAYS BUYING QUALITY $ • HANDICRAFT GUILD • • MINNEAPOLIS • • Pottery • Metal • lighting • Jewelry • leather • linens • art Sale rs After 48 Yea and other aMerican arts & crafts Steve Schoneck Ready for a mountain JOHN IS Po Box 56 • newPort, Mn 55055 trek: “Heidi.” 12 in. h., 651-459-2980 RETIRING! $30-40. Beginning Mall of St. Paul 1817 Selby Ave A Collective Presenting Chandelier October 1st (Corner of Selby & Fairview) 30% OFF Time Capsule Style St. Paul, MN • 651-647-6163 Through Cleaning www.MallOfStPaul.com Furnishings, available Antiques • Clothing • Vintage • Furniture EVERYTHING Retro • Collectibles • Jewelry • Vinyl ANTIQUE VINTAGE Jewelr y, FURNISHINGS Tuesday-Sunday • 11am - 7pm Ar t. HOURS: Wescott Station JEWELRY and 707 W. 34th ART Street MinneapoliS, Mn 55408 Monday thru Friday: 10aM - 5:30pM 3252 L yndaLe ave S. 612-827-8043 ThurSdAy - SATurdAy 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Saturday: 10aM - 2:30pM (CloSed WedneSdayS) In the Historic White Castle #8 OTher TimeS by ChAnCe Or APPOinTmenT Antiques • Collectibles • Furniture MinneapoLiS, Mn 55408 John Remackel YES! 7 ROOMS FULL! • 1,000’s of Items 612-827-8043 Phone: (651) 222-6131 We’re • Stained Glass Windows • Reasonable Prices Buying! www.XcentricGoods.com 261 Fort Road (West 7th) Other Shops Nearby Thurs-Sat: 11am-5pm St. Paul, MN 55102 Open Daily 9:30am-6pm • Closed Sunday 226 West 7th Street • St. Paul, MN ***Specializing in Lamps & Lamp Repair*** Sun: 12-4pm (1 Block West of Xcel and River Centers) Other Times by Chance or Appointment (651) 227-2469 • Wally & Kurt Wescott 6 The Old Times October 2015 Smack Dab “because it didn’t boon companion, that Cont. from page 5 actually do anything” was more than enough. (except, of course, open In the words of Madame St. Croix Valley Map novelty doll was one by and close Rush its eyes). For A., “A doll can be your 7 1-18-07 Madame Alexander, little girls in City search of a baby or your friend. I Celebrating The St. Croix River Valley 1st AnO ur 61 Almelund Antiques Trails Stark 10 Harris 9 niversary! Almelund Mercantile Between N. Branch & Taylors Falls An Old Times Antiques Trail Map North (651)583-3696 The dollmaker as doll: 95 Branch Fri & Sat 10-5; Sun 10:30-5 “Madame Alexander St. Cambridge Antiques, coffee shop & more! C 14 miles roi Almelund Portrait Doll,” 1984. 21 xR ive Lindstrom in. h., $75-100. r 95 9 Lindstrom Antique Mall 35 12 always say you can tell Downtown Lindstrom Hwy 8 & Park Sunrise Lake 20 your dolly your secrets, 61 (651) 257-3340 20 St. Croix Open 7 Days-A-Week: 10am - 5pm 19 Lindstrom N. Center Lake Center 21 Taylors Falls Falls 8 Deer Lake and you may be sure Two floors - over 9,000 sq ft Stacy South City 8 Shafer 8 95 Turtle Lake 8 she will keep them. Chisago 25 Miles Dolls live in the hearts Lindstrom 20 Lake S. Center City Lake Osceola, WI Chisago Lake 95 35 of children. That is Green Dresser where they truly come The Looking Glass Lake alive.” Hwy 35 • 117 N Cascade Street Osceola (715) 294-2886 Forest 24 R ive r “Monet” doll from the “Portrait” series. 21 in. h., Madame Alexander M-Th: 10-5; Fr-Sa: 10-6; Sun: 11-5 Lake 25 St .C r oix Hwy 243 $50-75. was a canny Formerly Osceola Antiques. Forest Lake 35 entrepreneur, ready to 35 61 Scandia 95 capitalize on the day’s 97 97 trendsetters. Her “Scarlett O’Hara” was ALMELUND • Scandinavian • Vintage the first doll licensed as a book/movie tie-in. MERCANTILE • Antiques Such Hollywood stars 9 as skater Sonja Henie th • Local Products Celebrating Our Anniversary! and child phenomenon • Organics Margaret O’Brien saw Storewide 20% Off • Books themselves envisioned as dolls, re- All Antiques & Collectibles SALE HOURS: while a World War II (unless firm/final/already on sale) Open till 6pm series paid tribute to women in the service. Friday, Saturday & Sunday OctOber In the 1930s, when Winter Hours: 16tH, 17tH, & 18tH, 2015 multiple births were Friday & still a rarity, Canada’s Enjoy a sample of our organic coffee Saturday, Dionne Quintuplets while you shop amid Scandinavian 10am to 5pm, were headline- decor and creaky old floors! Sunday grabbers—so Madame Now serving Lattes! 10:30am to 5pm Alexander made sure her tiny fans could Help Us Celebrate Nine Wonderful Years! acquire Quint dolls. Just off State Hwy. 95, Some came with between North Branch & Taylors Falls. accessories: sleep 15790 Maple Lane • Almelund, MN 55012 baskets; a wooden bed; /Almelund Mercantile • www.AlmelundMercantile.com A “Toulouse-Lautrec Portrait Doll.” 21 in. h., Smack Dab Phone: (651) 583-3696 • Email: AlmelundMerc@frontiernet.net $60-75. Cont. on page 7 North St. Paul A smAll town A Premiere Midwest Auction House Atmosphere in A 2556 7th Ave. E, North St. Paul, MN 55109 lArge metropolitAn AreA! 651-770-6175 Come Visit our MONDAY NIGHT AUCTIONS! unique, www.LutherAuctions.com historiC for complete schedule and online catalog. Downtown! 7TH AVENUE ANTIQUE MALL 2563 7th Avenue E, N. St. Paul, MN 55109 ALW W AYS ! 651-773-7001 BUY AYS AL YING 7th Avenue Antique Mall has a Full Range of Antiques ING BU and Collectibles; Specializing in Postcards, Books, Coins, ! Glassware, Jewelry, and Toys with Over 20 Dealers. Jerry Peterson, Owner OPEN 6 DAYS A WEEK sunday by chance Monday 10aM to 8pM; tuesday to saturday 10aM to 6pM or appointMent. “McGuffey Ana.” 14 in. h., $20-30. October 2015 The Old Times 7 “Marmee,” mother of the Little Women. 8 in. h., Flamenco-inspired skating couple. 8 in. h., $100- $20-30. 150/pr. (Doll pair courtesy of Joan Lubischer) Let There Be Light for the 1953 coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, three dozen renditions of the queen-to-be and Bundled up for an afternoon of winter skating: the four “Little Women” by Madame Alexander. 8 in. h., $350-400/set. her entourage were released. America’s During 1976 Antiques Bicentennial, 210 North Main Street Smack Dab wigged rendition of Madame’s “First Cont. from page 6 their physician, Dr. Ladies of the United Stillwater, MN 55082 Dafoe. States” dolls, posed in (651) 351-7580 and even an Multiples proved their inaugural gowns, unfortunately fright- an Alexander specialty: were displayed at the www.BeLightMn.com Smithsonian. Some subjects called for Hours: Fri. & Sat: 10am - 5pm • Sun: noon - 5pm Smack Dab Cont. on page 10 Over 500 fixtures in stock! 10 am - 6 pm Specializing in: 651-430-1816 Antique Lighting StaplesMillAntiques.com Repairs & Restoration Star-crossed lovers “Antony & Cleopatra,” from E-mail: the “Portraits In History” series. 12 in. h., $30-40/ StplsMillAnt@aol.com Rewiring • Shades & Parts pr. One of the TOP 10 BEST Antiquing Towns TM ANTI A NTIQUES Visit Stillwater, MN in the 300 DEALERS OVER 200 DEALERS in 5 Malls, IN 5 MALLS Vintage & 11 Lighting, SHOPS Book and Clothing Shops U.S.! St. Criox River HWY 35/64 from Wisconsin Fodor’s Travel Lowell Park www.fodor.com Lowell Park Stillwater, MN P P P P P HIG HW AY 95 35E 9 AY Stillwater 94 5 HW HIG 494 694 Stillwater 35 NORTH WATER W SOUTH WATER W 94 Stillwater iS 36 36 694 95 P 3 4 94 35E 94 NORTH MAIN ST SOUTH MAIN ST MinneSota’S PreMiere 1 5 antiqueS DeStination.. ViSit uS toDay! St. Croix River St. Paul COMMERCIAL 494 2 35W Minneapols MULBERRY CHESTNUT 95 NELSON MYRTLE 494 OLIVE 35W 35E P P PARKING When you come to Stillwater w w w . s t i l l be sure wate r a n t i to q u evisit s h o p sthese . c o m “Fabulous Five” first! Stillwater’s BEST Antiques Shops! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Staples Mill Antiques 410 N. Main St 651-430-1816 Stillwater Let There Be Light 210 N. Main St 651-351-7580 Stillwater Antiques Mall 101 S. Main St 651-439-6281 Our Antiques 119 S. Main St 651-439-3889 American Gothic Antiques 236 S. Main St 651-439-7709 8 The Old Times October 2015 Lunch is a moveable feast by Joan Sween minute we opened the customers were lined Finally, when a We assured her we It was a lovely autumn day--the sort of doors. When a person is up at the counter and we would have to customer asked to have a case unlocked at the Dealer’s had more and smiled as she left. day that made a person want to get out and do kept busy, the hours go past with a dizzy speed, postpone our lunch. (Oh well, mustn’t rear of the shop, near our cubby-hole of a Choice As another custo- mer approached the something. and before you realize grumble.) kitchen, I ducked in, counter, Sharon quickly Apparently, it had it, your stomach is an- and finding two bags of moved to the back of affected antique shop- nouncing (quite loudly) . . . the hours mic
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