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Bridal MADA & more memories Hare-raising ... Many pages ... page 9 ... page 23 FREE! At all the BEST www.TheOldTimes.com Antiques P.O. Box 411 Shops and Sauk Centre, MN Shows! 56378 Section One Vol. 27 No. 6 • “Vintage, Collectible, & Antique Treasures” • June 2017 A galaxy of Star Wars relics Johnson and his daughter Lily at a toy show. (Photo provided) by Britt Aamodt MINNEAPOLIS – Robert Johnson has been collecting Star Wars memorabilia since 1977. “That’s the year Star Wars came out,” Johnson said. “I was a 13-year-old kid when I heard about this new movie. Even before Robert Johnson and Yoda are old friends. Johnson has been a fan of Star that I was a sci-fi nut. I Wars since he saw the first film in 1977. His day job is running Neo Neon grew up watching the where Yoda greets customers at the door in northeast Minneapolis. But these Thunderbirds, Space days Johnson’s Star Wars toy collecting is bigger business now that the 1999, Star Trek, and franchise is on the upswing with new movies. (Photo by Britt Aamodt) the Twilight Zone.” Johnson spent his first decade in the Twin Cities. “But my folks The 1985 Droids decided they wanted to A-Wing fighter is a become self-sustaining. hard-to-find item. They had read one too Batteries allow the many Mother Jones engine to whir. It has magazines. So in 1975, retractable wheels and a pop-up cockpit shell. they moved us to Mora, (Photos by Robert Johnson unless noted Star Wars This model kit came with instructions to show you otherwise) Cont. on page 3 how to build your very own 6-in. R2-D2. ited METROPROMOS, INC. Presents TWO Fantastic Shows! 100's Lim ce Spa ble n ti que, Vintage & Cra 19t Ann h 26th l www.CambridgeAntiqueFair.com o Antiqf Ava ila ka A RAIN or SHINE ft S ual Ann ua Deale ues h rs! o ow CAMBRIDGE ANTIQUE FAIR An Saturday & Sunday, June 3rd & 4th at the ANOKA COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS Aug. 5 th & 6 th , 2017 Show Hours: Fairgrounds Railroad Sat. 8 am-5 pm • Sun. 9 am-4 pm Sat. 8am-5pm • Sun. 10am-4pm Tracks Admission: Reg. $4.50 (763) 434-6664 or kwel16421@aol.com Ferry Street Hwy. 10 $3.50 w/coupon~Under 12 FREE! Set-up: Friday 8am to 6pm FREE PARKING! • Anoka, MN 2 The Old Times June 2017 n t iQ u e s M i n n e s ot a A Minnesota’s First Mall Established 1979 Early Tin Bowling Game $239.00 Donna Colhour Oil Painting $239.00 Hank Thompson Glove and Card $150.00 Golden Eagle Microphone $119.00 John Deere Toy Combine $140.00 German Cross Rozanne $125.00 Roseville $335.00 Coca Cola Clock $179.00 Weller Vase $380.00 MPC Missile Attack Playset $250.00 Steiff Tulla Goose $65.00 Imperial Pearl Amethyst Vase $159.00 Pennzoil Double Sided Sign $445.00 Certified Silver Dollars Nephrite Jade Foo Dog Winross Mail Truck $40.00 $500.00 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 June 2017 The Old Times 3 13 Handicap Accessible th An Free Parking nu al 651-430-0095 This rare six-pack, released after The Empire Strikes Back, came with an ensemble cast of action figures: Darth Vader, a stormtrooper, an AT-AT driver, a rebel soldier, IG-88 and Yoda. Star Wars Fine artS Building • minneSota State Fair groundS • St. paul, mn Cont. from page 1 ANTIQUES & DECORATIVE ARTS SHOW Minn., and bought 160 acres.” Johnson became an instant farm boy. In the Saturday ~ 10am-6pm • Sunday ~ 11am-4pm darkened theater, with the John Williams MINNESOTA ANTIQUES DEALERS ASSOCIATION score swelling, Johnson felt a kinship with Luke Skywalker, who June 10 & 11, 2017 dreamed of adventures beyond farm chores on Every kid wanted a light saber after the Star Wars Tatooine. films. Some had to make do with plastic, battery For Johnson and operated versions that were nowhere near as cool children around the The Millennium Falcon wasn’t a character in the as the ones Obi Wan and Luke used. This rare original 1977 Star Wars film, but it might as well Darth Vader action figure has a telescoping saber, Star Wars have been. Kids had as much affection for the ship so at least it collapsed like the ones in the movies. Cont. on page 4 as for its pilots, Han Solo and Chewbacca. Sale! Sale! Sale! After 45 years at 1000 Arcade Street in Saint Paul, Minnesota WE’VE SOLD OUR BUILDING! We’ll be moving to a new location - Don’t know where yet... BUT WE HAVE TOO MUCH INVENTORY TO MOVE! mnantiqueSdealerS.com Cabinets For Fantastic deals come to our “LESS TO MOVE INVENTORY LIQUIDATION SALES!” Sideboards Every Friday & Saturday from Everything is 10 am to 4 pm offered at sale China Hutches from now until prices! Good Both Days $1 OFF with this ad we move. Admission $6 J&E Antiques 1000 Arcade St • St. Paul, MN 55117 612-961-3401 • JEAntiques.com 4 The Old Times June 2017 Topps emerged out of a tobacco company in 1938. Luke Skywalker was piloting a Rebel Alliance Though best known as a purveyor of sports trad- X-wing fighter when he destroyed the Death Star ing cards, Topps also put out a series of Star Wars in the first Star Wars film cards that came with stickers and fun movie facts. In the 1970s, a young Robert Johnson went to a Darth Vader signing at Apache Plaza. The adult Johnson realizes that wasn’t the real Darth Vader, but he’s held on to the autographed picture all the same. (Photos by Robert Johnson) Star Wars two films released in Cont. from page 3 the original trilogy One of the most collectible of early Star Wars (Empire Strikes Back in merchandise is Kenner’s 1979 Millennium Falcon. world, the Star Wars 1980 and Return of the The toy had retractable landing gear and a laser The Falcon came with a number of removable adventure was just light. The wings were also movable. You could parts, including a light saber set. Today it’s hard beginning. Not only Star Wars return the wings to their original position by to come by a Falcon with all its add-ons. would there be another Cont. on page 5 pressing R2-D2’s head. HAUPT ANTIEK MARKET VINTAGE FINDS & FUN, REMEMBER... IT’S THE THRILL OF THE HUNT! Hours 7570 147th St W • Apple Valley Thurs. 9 am-8 pm (5 mi. S. of the Mall of America on Cedar Ave to 147th St, Fri. 9 am-7 pm then W. one blk. - on the left, across from Famous Dave’s) Sat. 9 am-5 pm Open Only 4 Days a Month! Sun. 11 am-4pm Red, White and Boom Thurs .• Fri. • Sat. • Sun. June 22, 23, 24 & 25 Let the fireworks begin and celebrate America - Upcoming market vintage style. July 20-23 PHONE: 651 651-329-3871 329 3871 deb@hauptantiek.com or www.hauptantiek.com Spend A Day in the 1 • Lester Prairie Country 4 Savage 3 Four Unique Shops located just a short drive from the 3 • 13 Cologne metro... 12 T h e r e ’ s n o T a b e T T e r way 14 T o “s p e n d a d ay !!” 1 MAIN STREET 2 Plato Pines-n-Tiques Vintage & Collectibles 3 Norm's Antiques E WATER STRE T ANTIQUES 64 Antiques The barn will be closed Sat., May 27 (for Memorial weekend) and Sat., July 1st (for 421 Louisa St., • Hamburg, MN (Located 1/2 block from Baseball Park An Old-fashioned Multi-dealer Shop 60 + Dealers 1-1/2 blocks north of the Post Office) with 14+ GREAT Dealers and an OUTDOOR area! 4th of July weekend). We wish everyone a Antiques • Collectibles • Vintage • Repurposed wonderful celebration of both holidays and (952) 467-3527 Corner of Water Street & Broadway OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK we look forward to your visits this summer! Pottery: Roseville (over 300 pieces) Mon-Sat: 10-5 • Sun: Noon - 5 (612) 229-9878 •Hull • McCoy • Shawnee • Weller • ANNIVERSARY 240 Water Street 320-587-6305 9676 Babcock Ave. S. (1 mi S of 212 on Cty 81) •Depression & Carnival Glass • CELEBRATION! June Jordan, MN Plato, MN 55370 • Beer & Bar Collectibles • 2nd & 3rd ~ Open ~ 122 Main St N ~ Other Antques & Collectibles ~ Sun-Thurs: 10-5 • Fri & Sat: 10-6 OPEN: Wed.-Sat. 11-5 Hutchinson, MN 55350 Saundra Schaitberger Hours By Chance or Appointment (Call) 952-492-3322 Located 2 blocks south of the Junction of Hwys 7 & 15 pinesntiques@embarqmail.com June 2017 The Old Times 5 Retirement Sale This Luke Skywalker comes from the original line of Kenner Star Wars action figures. STARTS SATURDAY JUNE 3, 2017 The cardback shows a picture of Luke on his 9:00 a.m. Sharp! homeworld Tatooine. Entire Stock at least 30% - 40% OFF Star Wars Cont. from page 4 Jedi in 1983), but Most items 50% off! Lucasfilm Ltd and The original Star Wars was given a big boost by Everything must go including storage and display items! Kenner Products would the science fiction fan community and its More antiques and collectables from storage will be unleash a line of action publications, including Starlog and Famous added as room permits. figures, model ships, Monsters. and toys as coveted by Johnson’s generation everything as plans for a new Stormtroopers served Death Star. as the Imperial armed must go! Mattel, one of the forces. In a famous largest toy companies, had already passed on scene from the original film, Luke and Han AL’S ANTIQUE MALL the Star Wars franchise. conceal themselves in stormtrooper uniforms 512 Plum St. They, like the film studio 20th Century to steal onto the Imperial Death Star. Red Wing, MN 55066 Fox, saw little profit in This Kenner Stormtrooper comes 651-388-0572 Star Wars with its original card. Hours: Mon-Sat: 9am to 5pm * Sun: 10am to 5pm Cont. on page 6 Antiquing in the Mississippi River Valley 490th St Beautiful Scenery, 570th Ave. Friendly small towns RED WING, MN AND GREAT AL’S Plum City W ANTIQUING! ANTIQUE MALL is co Maiden Rock New merchandise arrives almost daily Red Wing Pepin • ns (651) 388-0572 512 Plum Street • Red Wing, MN 55066 in (Across from Salvation Army) OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 9-5, Sun 10-5 “Come Join Us In Red Wing” RED WING, MN M in 3rd Floor ne • so Antiques ta Winona A Great Day Trip or a Weekend Getaway! (651) 388-3087 2000 Old West Main • Red Wing, MN (Located on the 3rd floor in Pottery Place Center) La Crosse OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK • Mon-Sat: 10-6, Sun: 11-5 35 90 www.thirdfloorantiques.crappietomtackle.com 90 Red Wing YOUR TOWN HERE WINONA, MN LA CROSSE, WISCONSIN r ve Ri COON George 53 larry's jugs ADVERTISE YOUR Antique Center VALLEY of Gillete ~ OPEN ~ Caledonia St. Clinton se ANTIQUES SHOP ON THIS PAGE Mon, Thurs, Fri 10am - 5pm La Crosse 35 La C ros 16 Copeland “For over 25 years.” Sat, Sun Lang OVER 7,500 COPIES OF THIS AD 75 Booths, 3 Floors 10am - 5pm 1811 Old West Main St. ARE PRINTED EACH MONTH! 110 S. 3rd St. 7th 16 651-388-3331 Call Paul at Downtown 3rd 4th 33 West Thurs - Sun - 10am-5pm 507-474-7030 Co-author of 3 books on Red Wing Pottery 320-351-6399 or 320-492-6399 Email: Treasures@hbci.com 61 Mon.-Sat. 9-5:30 Sun 11- 5:30 For Details anD rates 14 www.larrysjugs.com 1023 Sugar Loaf Rd • Winona, MN 35 (608) 782-6533 6 The Old Times June 2017 Amana holds Firecracker Show Star Wars Cont. from page 5 Visit Historic Downtown Located on --PRESS RELEASE Tuesday, July 4. primitives, oil cans, George Lucas’s space Second AMANA, The show will be tools, lightening rods, opera. Bet they were Street IOWA.—Smokehouse held in two air- garden accessories, kicking themselves HASTINGS under the Square Antiques is, conditioned buildings other farm finds, when Star Wars Hwy 61 again, sponsoring the as well as outdoors. architectural, children’s became the blockbuster Bridge. Firecracker 4th Antique Dealers from all over collectibles, holiday, of summer 1977. Show at the Amana RV the Midwest and down and more. The first Star Wars SECOND Experience The EMPORIUM Park Event Center at to Texas will feature Early bird admission remains one of the STREET Antiques, the intersection of Highway 151 and 220 vintage, folk art, Americana, textiles, before noon Monday, $4. After that, free. highest grossing films in history (adjusted for ANTIQUES Collectibles Trail in Amana, Iowa, advertising, toys, Hours are Monday, inflation). More signi- MALL Used Books and much on Monday, July 3 and pottery, stoneware, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 3 ficantly, according to Forbes, George Lucas MORE! 30+ Dealers offering a Large Variety. American Antiques - 19th to 20th Century p.m. has earned $20 billion Historic Downtown Lighting, Jewelry, Auctioneering Service Smokehouse from Star Wars mer- Circa 1820-1960. Square Antiques, chandise over the life- Always Buying and 213 East Second Street Hastings, MN Consulting and Restorations located at 4503 F Street time of the franchise. Selling. 651-438-5444 in Amana, is also Johnson too has OPEN 10-5 DAILY Enjoy our river celebrating their 30th made a career out of view! Anniversary this year. Star Wars. He took up 204 E Second St Hastings, MN ~ HOURS ~ For information, call buying and selling Star Tues - Sat: 10-5 319-622-3539 or 319- Wars collectibles after 651-480-0513 Sun: 12-5 www.kruesel.com 430-2728 or follow Telephone: 507-289-8049 22 - 3rd St. Southwest Minnesota’s BEST Rivertown Experience! email: kruesel@msn.com Rochester, MN 55902 Firecracker 4th Antique Star Wars Show on Facebook. Cont. on page 7 Antiquing with the Original Pioneers in Gold Rush Country Harmony NORTHFIELD CANNON FALLS Antiques of northfield Minnesota Minnesota Iowa Iowa 416 S. Division • Northfield, MN 507-664-9599 Open 7 Days A Week M-Sat 11-6, Th 11-8, Sun 12-5 31284 64th Avenue Path Follow the I-35 / Hwy 52 / I-90 Loop (In the Cannon Valley Mall) Come to see the Largest Collection of Mon-Sat: 10:30-5:30 1950’s Television Lamps in the World! Sun: Noon-5:00 Stay for the great retro and antique goodies. 507-263-5045 FARIBAULT CANNON FALLS ZUMBROTA ROCHESTER Check Out Our Old Rooster KEEPERS Furniture OPEN General MEMORY MAKER Basement! DAILY • Line of Antiques ANTIQUES 350 22nd St. - Zumbrota Antiques ANTIQUE STORE 50 Dealers & Collectibles (507) 732-5321 106 N. Broadway Rochester, MN 55906 224 Central Avenue • Faribault, MN Specializing in 507-334-7673 1161 4th Street S • Cannon Falls, MN 55009 Investment-quality Antiques. 507-287-6228 From MN-52 at Zumbrota, take the MN-58 exit and turn MON-FRI: 10am-6pm • SAT-SUN: 10am-5pm A Complete Line of General Antiques Midway between Rochester & the Twin Cities. south. In 2 blocks take the first right after McDonalds. East of Hwy. 52 on County 24 Blvd., then A Over 20 quality dealers featuring “Victorian to Vintage” Memory Maker is 2 blocks west on the right. pottery, glassware, stoneware, N. on 4th St. 3/4 mile. Next to John Deere. Rochester HOURS: • Winter Hours • Dec 1-May 31 • Landmark! china, furniture, doll repair, Wed - Sat: 10am - 4pm (507) 263-0352 Open Daily: Mon-Sat: 10-4 • Sun: Noon-4 & lamp parts. ALBERT LEA AUSTIN MANTORVILLE HARMONY Antiques of the Midwest Antiques and Collectibles Olde Tyme Antiques Voted BEST Open Daily Featuring a wide variety 50422 262nd Street • Austin, MN Antique 10-5 of genuine antiques 507-437-3343 or 507-438-7070 Shopping offered by multiple dealers Hours - By Chance or appointment OPEN DAILY Hours Call first to make sure we’re open! Multi-dealer shop offering a wide Mon. - Sat. 10am - 6pm Sun. 11am - 6pm Antique Mall ~ 135 Booths Mon-Sat 10am - 4pm • Sun Noon - 4pm Directions: 4 mi. N of Austin on Hwy 218 to selection of quality merchandise (Closed Mondays - December - March) 50 Industrial Blvd NE, Harmony, MN 55939 262nd St., then 2.5 mi west. Watch for signs. 416 N. Main St. Phone: 507-635-5554 Phone: (507) 377-8212 • (507) 456-3699 After Hours 507-888-6660 218 S Washington Ave • Albert Lea, MN Visit www.OldeTymeAntiques.com Mantorville, MN 55955 www.MantorvilleSquare.com www.Generations of Harmony.com June 2017 The Old Times 7 Even young Jedis need to eat. Imagine hitting the school cafeteria with this vintage Return of the Jedi In 1983, George Lucas had a new Star Wars film, lunchbox and matching thermos. The thermos The Return of the Jedi. And so Kenner released a bears the image of an Ewok, one of those cuddly new version of the toy Millennium Falcon sized to inhabitants of the forest moon of Endor, which accommodate the action figures, which of course fans either loved or hated. were sold separately. Star Wars business, Neo Neon. Cont. from page 6 If you visit Neo the recession put a dent Neon, you’ll be greeted in his original day job by a life-size Yoda at creating neon art for his the door. Star Wars Minneapolis sign posters in foreign Johnson has a number of Star Wars movie posters hanging in his Neo Neon workshop. Return of the Jedi was the third of the original trilogy of films. It premiered in 1983. languages compete Johnson said the Yoda was one of the with neon signs for wall original Kenner line of The Jawa on Tatooine breakaway characters space. Darth Vader and Star Wars toys was scavenge and sell old from the sophomore stormtrooper helmets significant. Although droids, including R2- Star Wars film The cram on shelves. Glass not the first, Kenner D2 and C-3PO, which Empire Strikes Back. cases display Star Wars popularized action they sell to Luke Luke Skywalker tutors action figures from all figures in the 3¾-in. under the Jedi master Skywalker’s uncle in in the swamps of the movies. size. And the toys the first film. The Jaw The AT-AT Imperial Walkers made a splash in And this is only a didn’t hit the market are among the smallest Dagobah. Frank Oz took time off his work their scene-stealing battle sequences in 1980’s The mere sampling of until months after the of the action figures Empire Strikes Back. The AT-AT toy was cool Johnson’s goods. He with Muppets creator Jim Henson to operate because a couple of AA batteries allowed you to warehouses most of it Star Wars the puppet. operate the side cannons. elsewhere. Cont. on page 8 Antiquing in South-Central Sleepy Eye New Ulm St. Peter Minnesota Mankato Janesville Including Janesville, Mankato, Rapidan Waseca New Ulm, Rapidan, Sleepy Eye, and Waseca NEW ULM MANKATO MANKATO MANKATO ANTIQUES Open Cash & Checks 7 Days a Week 9am - 9pm Vintage Mall Only. OWNERS RETIRING! Store closing July 27. Broad Street PLUS Antiques & More Everything MUST go. Antiques Great Bargains. • vintage • home decor • gifts 1247 Range St Come see us! • upcycled • repurposed • furniture 28 N Minnesota St. (Hwy 169 North) Mankato, MN 56001 Old Town Antiques • books, maps, and early paper All in a Historic Building in a Charming Neighborhood. New Ulm, MN 56073 507-388-6016 405 N Riverfront Dr. OPEN 1434 N. Broad St., Mankato (507) 359-1090 Mankato, MN 56001 Mon-Sat: 11-5 507-291-5528 Sun: 1-4 Mon.-Sat. 10-5 • Sun. 12-4 VintageMallAntiques.com • 507-386-0600 (Closed Wed) Wed - Sat 11-5 pm, Sun. 12-4 pm SLEEPY EYE RAPIDAN JANESVILLE WASECA Buying & Selling Quality antiQueS Ms. Mac's Antiques Vintage * Retro * Records * Watkins * Aprons Open 5 Days a Week * Quilts * Rugs * Furniture * Jewelry eState Buying & Moving Service Occasional The Melissa & Doug Toy’s ® * Tues - Sat Depot Antiques Peddler says, Sale Dates “Summer’s just 100 North Main Street 10am - 5pm A Historic RR Freight Depot full of antiques! around the corner!” September 13, 14 & 15 Janesville, MN June Schedule September 20, 21 & 22 1101 N. State St. (507) 835-4000 Open by Chance or Thursday-Saturday Appointment! (507) 317-2457 Waseca, MN 56093 10call Please am cell - 4 pm phone ahead.by chance Other times Usually Open Wed - Sat Celebrating 20 years! 507-278-4808 507-278-4808 or appointment Please call for hours. a DestinatiOn shOp - 5,000 sq. ft. Of shOpping! OPEN YEAR-ROUND by Chance or Appointment. 200 Oak Street (507) 794-5275 Cell: Cell:507-340-5794 507-340-5794 Ave., Serving A Lovely Collection of Light Lunch An “ever-changing” variety of Collectibles • Antiques • Home Decor 19075 Rapidan 19075 RapidanAvenue • Handcrafted items Sleepy Eye, MN 56085 (507) 766-1961 Downtown DowntownRapidan, Rapidan56001 and Desserts • Gifts • Antiques country and primitives uniquely Gifts displayed in a century-old
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