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Begging Snuffed an inquiry expectations Fishy science ... page 5 ... page 11 ... page 13 FREE! At all the BEST www.TheOldTimes.com Antiques P.O. Box 411 Shops and Sauk Centre, MN Shows! 56378 Section One Vol. 26 No. 10 • “Vintage, Collectible, & Antique Wonders” • October 2016 Design Trends of the Mid-20th Century The collecting spirit Haunting Halloween Collectibles Jointed die-cut black cat, 12½ in. h., $25-30. (Photos by Donald-Brian Johnson) An array of kids’ costumes from the 1950s. black crêpe paper Smack dab streamers have been carefully taped to the rafters. Cardboard die- cut images of hags, haunts, and assorted other hobgoblins adorn the walls. On the floor sits a metal tub, awash in icy water and bobbing red apples. A honeycomb scarecrow in the middle centerpiece, engulfed by Donald-Brian Johnson by Indian corn and gourds, reigns atop the by Donald-Brian refreshment table. Johnson There, a bowl of The scene: a “Trick or Treat” Jack-o’-lantern composition duo suburban basement, Smack Dab Wood cat, with applied whiskers, marked by Nicol Sayre. 12 in. h., $40-50/pr. circa 1960. Orange and Cont. on page 3 “China.” 12 in. h., $15-20. 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, Sunday 9am - 4pm ANTIQUES SHOWS Admission: 3715 E Bismarck Expressway Red River Valley Fairgrounds 1805 West Main Ave Depression and Elegant 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 1ST & 2ND • 2016 OCTOBER 22ND & 23RD • 2016 ND COLLECTIBLES A 701-226-8122 • daleks@earthlink.net SPECIALTY! AKOTA S SHOWS 2 The Old Times October 2016 n t iQ u e s M i n n e s ot a A Minnesota’s First Mall Established 1979 20% OFF STOREWIDE Saturday & Sunday October 15 & 16 Oriental Lladro Harpers Cast Iron Bank $329.00 $125.00 Kestner 15” Baby Doll #211 $375.00 Alto Saxophone $650.00 Florence Armani Bride’s Basket $89.00 Figurine $559.00 Lionel Oil Derrick in Box $275.00 Peaches and Cream 1970’s Bike $95.00 Coffee Mill $789.00 Tonka Dump Truck in Box $68.50 Cobalt Wheat Chocolate Pot $55.00 Coin Silver Elgin Pocket Watch $160.00 Tin 007 Aston Martin Fenton Opalescent Pitcher $175.00 $72.99 Ribbon Glass Vase $69.00 Steiff Reindeer $125.00 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 2016 The Old Times 3 An ominous-looking papier-maché lidded Jack-o’-lantern, $200- 225. Clay Jack-o-lantern centerpiece with fall “Georgie,” the lovable foliage arrangement. 25 ghostly star of Robert in. h., $50-75. Bright’s book, Georgie’s Halloween, annually on new and brought to life in a vintage Halloween Gurley candle. $10-15 Cardboard scarecrow, with honeycomb accents. decorations, costumes, each. 10½ in. h., $15-25. treats, and other paraphernalia. Over one quarter of the candy sold each year is sold at Halloween. (That fills a lot of trick-or-treat bags). Halloween décor items, both old and new, have been fashioned from die-cut “Cat In The Box.” 5½ in. h., $35-45. cardboard, crêpe paper, metal, composition, Smack Dab wart-nosed witches, plastic, fabric, wax, and Cont. from page 1 each lugging a stuffed- ceramic. Among the to-the-brim trick-or most popular depictions “witch’s brew” treat bag. Their fresh- of things that go bump (tropical punch with a out-of-the-box in the night: Jack-o’- slab of steaming dry costumes, (dime-store lanterns, witches, ice), and plates of “cat bargains that even skeletons, bats, and cookies,” (with included a mask), are at black cats. gleaming candy corn last making their long- Although eyes and fork-tine awaited, once-a-year Halloween collectors whiskers), await the appearance. veer toward the vintage, hungry hordes. Near It’s 1960, it’s they sometimes have a the foot of the stairs, an Halloween, and the devil of a time finding eerily grinning Jack-o’- party is on! exactly what they’re lantern awaits his prey. Nowadays, looking for. The And slowly down Halloween is second relative rarity, and the stairs they descend: only to Christmas as corresponding priciness pint-size devil imps the biggest decorating and fairy princesses, holiday ever. We spend Smack Dab Battery-operated black cat. He arches his back, flashes his eyes, and howls friendly ghosts and over six billion dollars Cont. on page 4 his way through “I’m An Alley Cat.” 12½ in. h., $50-60. n A N T I Q U E S Pe d a l I n in Becker is Storewide SALE! CLOSING! Our Buildings Have Been Sold and Our Last Day Open will be Sunday, October 16! Pedal Inn Our basement is STILL FULL ... we are adding new items daily! ANTIQUES 12180 Hancock St.• Becker, MN 55309 10+ Showcases and other Store Fixtures also for sale! 763-263-8188 Open 10 AM-5 PM Wednesday thru Monday (Possible Tuesdays / Extended Hours) 4 The Old Times October 2016 Fantastic plastics: an assortment of Halloween treat holders, favors, small novelties, and even a piggy bank, all in the holiday’s signature orange. Prices range from $25-50 for the smaller pieces, to $75-100 for the larger ones. Smack Dab They were inexpensive, Cont. from page 3 and next Halloween Larkspur Lane witch girl on Jack-o’-lantern. 11 would bring a brand in. h., $50-60. of Halloweenabilia, is new crop. (One party primarily because these goods manufacturer, were items of Dennison, even ephemeral shelf life. published, for a time, German dimensional die-cut witch, 16 in. h., $125- Die-cut cardboard cats an annual “Halloween 150. and witches with Bogie Book” featuring accordioned crêpe the latest additions to paper arms and legs their ghoulish décor were really only line.) intended for one-time Prices can use. Hung with a lavish sometimes be on the application of Scotch scary side: a U.S.-made tape or poked with die-cut witch face from thumb tacks, the pieces the 1950s can fetch up were often damaged, to $30. Her German- then discarded when made pre-World War II Papier-maché Jack-o’-lanterns, one still in the witching hour had A plastic Jack-o’-lantern treat-holder, possession of its interior paper face, 5½ in. h., $75- passed. The reason? Smack Dab accompanied by two ceramic Jack-o’-lantern 100 each. Jack-o’-lantern candle, $15-20. Cont. on page 6 ghosts. Tallest piece, 3¾ in. h., $5-10 each. 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 October 2016 The Old Times 5 A grand entrance to Trader’s Market Visit Historic Downtown Located on Second ELKO-NEW Aunt Mildred and Street HASTINGS MARKET, MINN.— Uncle Harry’s estate under You couldn’t call it an and decide to check out the Hwy 61 antique, not even Trader’s for the first Bridge. vintage. It was only 15 time? Or had they SECOND Experience years old. Not a found it in a book they reproduction, though, had been reading that The EMPORIUM the Real Thing, and year and were tickled STREET Antiques, probably it is the only one of its kind surviving pink to be able to save a few dollars getting into ANTIQUES Collectibles from the year 2001. In the market this year? MALL Used Books and much fact, it is so rare that If you have a clue 30+ Dealers offering a MORE! John Whaley, manager or can already swear to Large Variety. of the Trader’s Market the truth, the whole Circa 1820-1960. Historic Downtown Always Buying and 213 East Second Street in Elko-New Market, truth, and nothing but Hastings, MN Minn., asked if the Old The mystery discount coupon the truth, please e-mail Selling. 651-438-5444 Times could track down price. love to know how Whaley at OPEN 10-5 DAILY Enjoy our river whoever it was that Whaley and his somebody came upon prairiecenter250@ view! turned in a discount partners, who count up this tattered old coupon gmail.com -- and while 204 E Second St Hastings, MN ~ HOURS ~ coupon from 2001 to and sort through all the and what their story is. you’re at it, why don’t Tues - Sat: 10-5 get into its Labor Day discount coupons at the Did they find it in an you copy us, too, at 651-480-0513 Sun: 12-5 weekend event for one end of the antique show old coat pocket when linda@theoldtimes. dollar off the regular and flea market, would they were cleaning out com Minnesota’s BEST Rivertown Experience! Antiquing with the Original Pioneers in Gold Rush Country NORTHFIELD CANNON FALLS Harmony Antiques of northfield 416 S. Division • Northfield, MN Minnesota Minnesota Iowa Iowa 507-664-9599 Open 7 Days A Week M-Sat 11-6, Th 11-8, Sun 12-5 31284 64th Avenue Path (In the Cannon Valley Mall) Come to see the Largest Collection of 1950’s Television Lamps in the World! Mon-Sat: 10:30-5:30 Sun: Noon-5:00 Follow the I-35 /Hwy 52 / I-90 Loop Stay for the great retro and antique goodies. 507-263-5045 ZUMBROTA CANNON FALLS ORONOCO ROCHESTER Under Old Rooster New MEMORY MAKER OPEN General Line of Management! ANTIQUES DAILY Antiques Antiques 350 22nd St. - Zumbrota • 50 & 106 N. Broadway (507) 732-5321 Dealers Collectibles 30+ DEALERS — OPEN DAILY Rochester, MN 55906 Specializing in Mon-Sat 9:30-5:30 • Sun 12:00-5:30 Investment-quality Antiques. 1161 4th Street S • Cannon Falls, MN 55009 (Closed Mondays - December - March) 507-287-6228 From MN-52 at Zumbrota, take the MN-58 exit and turn Hwy 52 - Oronoco • (Exit # 64-follow signs) MON-FRI: 10am-6pm • SAT-SUN: 10am-5pm south. In 2 blocks take the first right after McDonalds. Midway between Rochester & the Twin Cities. Memory Maker is 2 blocks west on the right. East of Hwy. 52 on County 24 Blvd., then (507) 367-2600 Furniture Over 20 quality dealers featuring N. on 4th St. 3/4 mile. Next to John Deere. pottery, glassware, stoneware, • Summer Hours • Jun 1 - Nov 30 • SPECIALIZING IN QUALITY ANTIQUES Basement china, furniture, doll repair, Open Daily: Mon-Sat: 10-5 • Sun: Noon-4 (507) 263-0352 & COLLECTIBLES FOR EVERYONE Now Open! & lamp parts. MANTORVILLE ALBERT LEA AUSTIN 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 OPEN DAILY offered by multiple dealers Hours - By Chance or appointment Multi-dealer shop offering a wide Mon. - Sat. 10am - 6pm Hours Call first to make sure we’re open! Sun. 11am - 6pm Antique Mall ~ 135 Booths selection of quality merchandise Mon-Sat 10am - 4pm • Sun Noon - 4pm Directions: 4 mi. N of Austin on Hwy 218 to (Closed Mondays - December - March) 50 Industrial Blvd NE, Harmony, MN 55939 416 N. Main St. Phone: 507-635-5554 262nd St., then 2.5 mi west. Watch for signs. Phone: (507) 377-8212 • (507) 456-3699 After Hours 507-888-6660 Mantorville, MN 55955 www.MantorvilleSquare.com 218 S Washington Ave • Albert Lea, MN Visit www.OldeTymeAntiques.com www.Generations of Harmony.com 6 The Old Times October 2016 A costume witch hat dating from 1957, plus boxed spookiness from some of the era’s prime purveyors of Halloween costumes, Collegeville and Ben Cooper. Bugle Toy. In many Smack Dab cases, kids’ Halloween Cont. from page 4 costumes, from such sister can top out at an sources as Collegeville even scarier $150. Each and Ben Cooper, have originally sold at dime interior identifying stores for well under a tags, or are still in their dollar. original boxes. Gurley Although few (formerly “Tavern”) Halloween collectibles candles of spooky carry the mark of their staples such as witches maker, there are and ghosts are also exceptions. Tin easily recognizable. noisemakers often bear She’s eager to make her trick-or-treating rounds. such stamped names as “Little Witch Girl” doll by Brandela, velvet Chein, T. Cohn, and Smack Dab Trick-or-treaters by Lori Mitchell. Tallest costume with fur trim. 17 in. h., $50-60. Cont. on page 8 figurine, 12 in. $35-45 each Antiquing in Lonsdale South-Central Minnesota • St. Peter New Ulm Sleepy Eye Including Janesville, Mankato, Mankato Janesville New Ulm, Rapidan, St. Peter, Sleepy Eye, and Waseca Rapidan Waseca MANKATO ST. PETER GENERATIONS ANTIQUES St. Nick’s Antiques 615 S Front St • Mankato, Mn 56001 41214 - 436th St. • St. Peter, MN • Truman 507-345-7551 (Hwy. 99 west of st. Peter 6mi rigHt on Co. rd 13 for 2-1/2mi rigHt on 436tH street 1/4mi) RETIREMENT SALE CONTINUES... 507-931-4180 Oct 18-22 & Oct 25-29 • 10am - 5pm Hours: Wed-Fri 11-5 • Sat 11-4 Fairmont • ** New merchaNdise added ** 40-60% OFF STOREWIDE Sun Noon- 5 Antiques • Collectibles Memorabilia • Twins for Bobble-heads sale. *Cash or Check Only! NEW ULM RAPIDAN MANKATO MANKATO ANTIQUES Cash & Checks We’ve Moved! Broad Street Vintage * Retro * Records * Watkins * Aprons * Quilts * Rugs * Furniture * Jewelry Only. Occasional Melissa & Doug Toy’s ® * Oct. 5, 6, 7, & 8 To a bigger and better space! Antiques PLUS Sale Dates Oct. 12, 13, Nov. 2, 3, September 14, & 15 13,4,14 &&5 15 Old Town Antiques •vintage • home decor • gifts September 20,18, Nov. 16, 17, 21& Thursday-Saturday & 19 22 405 N Riverfront Dr. • upcycled • repurposed • furniture Mankato, MN 56001 •Country Chic paint retailer 28 N Minnesota St. 10 am - 4 pm 10am ~ 5pm Other times by chance OPEN All in a Historic Building in a Charming Neighborhood. 507-278-4808 Or by appointment. A Unique New Ulm, MN 56073 507-278-4808 Cell: Cell:507-340-5794 or appointment A Lovely Collection of Mon-Sat: 11-5 Multi-Dealer Shop 1434 N. Broad St., Mankato Ave., Serving 507-340-5794 Light Lunch Sun: 1-4 (507) 359-1090 19075 Rapidan 19075 Downtown RapidanAvenue DowntownRapidan, Rapidan56001 • Handcrafted items and Desserts (Closed Wed) located in the heart of Old Town. 507-291-5528 • Gifts • Antiques Mon.-Sat. 10-5 • Sun. 12-4 507-386-0600 Wed - Sat 11-5 pm, Sun. 12-4 pm * C ards ® * Dishes * it takes two Handiwork * SLEEPY EYE JANESVILLE WASECA WASECA Buying & Selling Quality antiQueS eState Buying & Moving Service Ms. Mac's Antiques A wonderful Old Barn filled with Open 7 Days a Week • M-F 10-5 Depot Antiques Fresh Farm Finds ~ 100 North Main Street primitives, cottage, • Sat 9-5 A Historic RR Freight Depot full of antiques! Janesville, MN architectural, vintage • Sun 12-4 and garden goods. 1101 N. State St. (507) 317-2457 ~OPEN WEEKLY~ Waseca, MN 56093 (507) 835-4000 Usually Open Wed - Sat Thurs-Sat:10~5 a DestinatiOn shOp! OPEN YEAR-ROUND by Chance or Appointment. Please call for hours. 507-461-0328 5,000 sq. ft. Of shOpping! 200 Oak Street (507) 794-5275 An “ever-changing” variety of 2412 N State St. Collectibles • Antiques • Home Decor Sleepy Eye, MN 56085 (507) 766-1961 country and primitives uniquely Waseca, MN 56093 Gifts Doug Pelzel, Owner displayed in a century-old building. Visit us on Facebook! Like us on facebook! October 2016 The Old Times 7 North Dakota hosts two shows 11 shops host open house --PRESS RELEASE cated at 1805 W. Main --PRESS RELEASE in between. Friday, October 21 BISMARCK, & Ave. AMANA The shops them- from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., WEST FARGO, N.D.- Saturday admis- COLONIES, IOWA— selves are housed in early birds can get first -Crying Hill Antiques sion, $3; Sunday ad- Eleven shops in seven early brick, stone, or pick of merchandise of Mandan, N.D., is mission, free. villages that make up clapboard buildings while feasting on wine, sponsoring two Octo- Dealers from four Iowa’s Amana decorated for the season, beer, and hors ber 2016 North Dakota states will be bringing Colonies are throwing each making for a d’oeuvres; admission shows. pottery, jewelry, furni- open their doors to a pleasant destination $20. On Saturday from The first show will ture, Western Ameri- Fall Antiquing Open taking visitors through 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and be in Bismarck on cana, primitives, ster- House on Friday, the Iowa countryside. Sunday from 10 a.m. to Depression glass Saturday, October 1 ling, Depression and October 21; Saturday, Two shows will 4 p.m., admission is $4. from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. will be in West Fargo elegant glass, postcards, October 22, and also be taking place The second show is and Sunday, October 2 on Saturday, October Scandinavian and Sunday, October 23. that weekend. The the 36th annual Midwest from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 22 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. North Dakota artifacts. The shops present a Modern Collector’s Market/Collector’s Eye at the Burleigh County and Sunday, October 23 For information, great variety of wares, Market will be held at show in Cedar Rapids 4H Building located at from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in call 701-226-8122 or from folk art and the Amana RV Park at Hawkeye Downs on 3715 E. Bismarck Ex- the Agriculture Build- write daleks@earth- primitives to vintage Event Center at the Sunday, October 23 pressway. ing at the Red River link.net and mid-century corner of Highway 151 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The second show Valley Fairgrounds lo- modern and everything and 220 Trail. On Admission, $8. VINTAGE • HOME HAUPT ANTIEK MARKET VIINTAGE NTAG FINDS & FUN, REMEMBER NTAGE EMEM R... IT’S THE THRILL TH LL OF THE HUNT! ART • GARDEN 7570 147th St W • Apple Valley Thurs. 9 am-8 pm Hours (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 Wednesday–Saturday 10–5 Open Only 4 Days a Month! Sun. 11 am-4 pm Sunday 12–4 Moonlight Madness Pre-Sale & Party Wed., Oct 12 5-8 pm Market Thurs .• Fri. • SSat.t • SSun. October 13, 14, 15 & 16 Upcoming Market Nov. 17-20 Vintage Fall and Halloween Decor. Primitives, European Finds & Re-purposed Wares. Highway 41 & Chaska Blvd., Chaska PHONE: 651 651-329-3871 329 3871 www.facebook.com/SHOP501company deb@hauptantiek.com or www.hauptantiek.com Spend A Day 3 in the Country 4 1 The Treasure Shed 1170 Hwy 7 E • Hutchinson, MN 55350 1 • Lester 2 Prairie OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK Mon. - Sat. 10-5 • Sun. 12-5 4 • • 55+ Dealers • • Where there’s a treasure for everyone! Savage Antiques, Collectibles, Furniture, Primitives. (320) 587-7770 • Cologne Facebook.com/TreasureShed 14 MAIN STREET 13 2 Antiques 1 5 60 + Dealers 16 Antiques • Collectibles • Vintage • Repurposed OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK Mon-Sat: 10-5 • Sun: Noon - 5 Six Unique Shops 320-587-6305 located just a short drive from the metro... There’s “s p e n d a d ay !!” 122 Main St N Hutchinson, MN 55350 Located 2 blocks south of the Junctio
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