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Who knew? Happy New Year! Merry Christmas! Helga. ... page 8 ... page 11 ... page 14 FREE! At all the BEST www.TheOldTimes.com Antiques P.O. Box 411 Shops and Sauk…
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Who knew? Happy New Year! Merry Christmas! Helga. ... page 8 ... page 11 ... page 14 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. 12 • “Vintage, Collectible, & Antique Treasures” • December 2017 Goodbye, Christmas! The sale of the century Dayton’s Santabear, 1985 by James Neagbour A Minneapolis holiday tradition was ended this year. After 54 years of Christmas shows in the eighth floor auditorium at the Downtown Dayton’s/Field’s/Macy’s, the store closed its doors. And as the saying goes, when a door closes, a window opens. In this case, the window of opportunity was for collectors and souvenir seekers. Continued on Page 3 2 The Old Times December 2017 n t iQ u e s M i n n e s ot a A Minnesota’s First Mall Established 1979 SATURDAY 20%EO FF & SUNDAY DECEMBER 1941 Steelcraft "One Owner" Pedal Car WIDE STOR 9 & 10 $850.00 Louis Comfort Tiffany Salt Crescent Ice Cream $325.00 Porcelain Sign $435.00 Toy Sewing Machine $195.00 Nephrite Foo Dog $300.00 Tonka Toys Bottom Dump $175.00 US Veterans Silver coin Set $85.00 Trick Pony Cast Iron Bank $290.00 Belfast Tobacco Tin Baltic Amber Pieces Doulton Burslem Tureen $65.00 $89.00-$100.00 $130.00 Seth Thomas Clock $125.00 Tootsie Toy Buck Rogers Georg Jensen Sterling Set Mint Snoopy Lunchbox Britain's Soldiers $54.00 Boxes $75.00 Each $3,575.00 $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 December 2017 The Old Times 3 The windowless eighth floo auditorium as seen from street level. Notice how it is elevated on stilts above the car parking garage and adjoins the retail store. It was constructed this way in 1963. Goodbye Minneapolis. Dayton’s Cont. from page 1 occupied the spot for 99 years, then Marshall For 115 years a Field’s for five years, retail store operated at and finally Macy’s for the corner of Nicollet 11 years. During this Avenue and 7th Street, long retail run, there prime real estate in were Christmas-themed downtown decorated windows, Statuary and urns from sales displays, and past flowe shows also Several characters from the 1995 Wind in the Wil- found new homes at Goodbye lows show were quickly snapped up, including Mr. Macy’s closing sale. Cont. on page 4/5 Mole (left) and Mr. Badger (above). At Macy’s 2017 closing sale, figu es from several shows hung out together in one giant curtain call, only to exit stage one by one. 4th YEA R Prime Promotions Reserve Your Booth TODAY... Minnesot a State Fairgrou nds Metro Antiques This Show Will Fill Quickly!!! Call: 612-961-3401 or visit www.MNAntiqueShows.com to download a contract. & Collectibles ADMISSION Winte r S h o w Saturday & Sunday JANUARY $6.00 FR “You never know what treasures you’ll find ($1 OFF PARKEE w/this ING at a Prime Promotions ad!) 13 & 14, 2018 Show until you get there! Don’t miss this one!!” ALL INDOORS at the MN STATE FAIRGROUNDS - WARNER COLISEUM Saturday 10am- 6pm 1265 N Snelling Ave • St. Paul, MN 55108 Located in St. Paul on Snelling Ave 3 mi N of I-94, 2 mi S of State Hwy 36 Sunday 10am-3pm Minnesota’s Antique Spectacular 4 The Old Times December 2017 BACKWOODS ANTIQUES at Exit 55 Selling Quality Farm Primitives, Antiques, Collectibles, Toys, Furniture, Cottage Decor, Cookbooks, Glassware, Vintage Clothes hr istmas! Me r r y C 13 Dealers! OPEN YEAR The Cowardly Lion (left) from the 1994 ROUND Wizard of Oz show Mon - Sat looked worried that he 10am - 5pm might be left behind, (Winter Hours) but someone took him Sunday home just after the 11am - 4pm Wicked Witch of the • CLOSED WEDNESDAYS • West (above)was carted off by a happy Oz col- Located on I-94 at Exit 55. lector. 1394 South Tower Road Fergus Falls, Minnesota 218-998-3088 The Cowardly Lion, 1994 The Northwest Lakes Antiques Trails An Old Times Antiques Trails Map A few Pinocchio figu es from 1991 were brought out for sale. Jack Edwards, once the Guthrie’s Park head costume designer, created this version. The Rapids Minnesota Historical Society claimed one of the figu es, and the rest sold quickly. Detroit Lakes DETROIT LAKES SuLaine’s Antique Mall 603 Hwy 10 E Moorhead Antique Mall (218) 844-6830/SuLainesAntiques.com “An Old Friends Cottage” Mon-Sat 10-5:30; Sun 12-5 “Quality Antiques Dent Facebook.com/SulainesAntiques uniquely displayed” Celebrating 20+ years! Fergus DENT A Creative Mix Of Falls Underwood Empty Nest Vintage, Antiques, <- exan Home Decor, & Gifts Al - M dr Antiques / Vintage / Collectibles Battle oo ia - 202 Main St • (218) 770-2698 rh 4 Lake ea 5 m Fall Hours- Sat: 10am-4pm; Sun: 12-4 11,000 Sq. Ft. • 80+ Vendors d - 4 i. - Closing for the Season Dec 10. 5 m -> www.MoorheadAntiqueMall.com i. OPEN: Wed - Sat: 10 to 6 Fergus Falls UNDERWOOD Sun: Noon - 5 Backwoods Antiques at Exit 55 Collectors Corner Lincoln Avenue Antiques Elle’s Antiques (I-94, Exit 55 at Cty Rd 1) 221 W Lincoln (Riverfront Square) 221 W Lincoln (Riverfront Square) 27685 County Highway 35 • 218-287-1313 • (218) 998-3088 • (Closed Wed.) (218) 736-2210 (218) 998-4224 (218) 731-1483 • (218) 826-6571 Open Mon-Sat: 10-5:30 • Sun: 11-4 Mon-Fri 10-5; Sat 9:30-4 Mon-Fri 10-5; Sat 9:30-4 “Closed for the Season” 2811 SE Main Ave, Moorhead Fun, fabulous treasures! 3 Rooms + Hallway & thrift! OPEN YEAR ROUND. Closed Sun. Re-Opening May 1, 2018. I-94 East exit 2A • I-94 West exit 2B FARGO ANTIQUES & REPURPOSED MARKET 5258 51st Avenue South Fargo, ND 58104 OPEN 7 DAYS West Fargo (I-29 Exit 60, (52nd Ave S) then W 1.5 mi.) A WEEK Now TWO MON-SAT: 10 AM-7 PM; 701-356-9199 420 Center Ave Fantastic Malls SUN: NOON-6 PM Fargo Moorhead in Fargo/Moorhead with over 120 Vendors!! Featuring a wide variety of FM ANTIQUES & Antiques, Collectibles & Repurposed Items! REPURPOSED MARKET 5258 51st Ave S 420 Center Avenue OPEN 7 DAYS (I-29, Exit 60, then W 1.5 mi.) Moorhead, MN 56560 A WEEK TheFargoAntiques@yahoo.com • FMAntiques@cableone.net (In the Moorhead Center Mall - SE corner) MON-FRI: 10 AM-6 PM; www.farmantiques.weebly.com 218-303-1742 SAT: 10 AM-5 PM; SUN: NOON-5 PM December 2017 The Old Times 5 One scene from the elaborate Dickens London Towne, Dayton’s auditorium show of 1966. The entire set took 18 months to research and design, and another two months to construct. Twenty buildings were arranged around streets and The snapping crocodile from Dayton’s 1990 Peter squares, with 150 figu es completing the display. Pan auditorium show sold immediately after being Fifty thousand people toured the show on the Fri- brought onto the sales floo . day and Saturday after Thanksgiving in 1966. Goodbye 1968, and Macy’s the 395 South Lake Ave. Cont. from page 3 second almost half a Duluth, MN 55802 century later. Both sales 218-625-2379 grand auditorium sold off thousands of Open daily at 11 am shows. In all those items from Christmas years, display props shows, flower shows, Furniture • Architecture • Glassware came up for sale only and holiday displays. Art • Jewelry • Clocks • Pottery twice, maybe because There were a few Sports • Seasonal • Coins there was always a items at the March 2017 possibility they might Duluth’s Finest Antique Mall 70+ Dealers! A Christmas Carol was the show for 1996, and be reused. Dayton’s Goodbye 9,600 Square Feet! Located In Duluth’s Canal Park! Scrooge looked worried he might not sell. held the first sale in Cont. on page 6 Worth The Trip! ALLOUEZ Antique Shops Along I-35 ANTIQUES “Up North” in the Lakes & Pines Quality Antiques Stop for a bite to eat or to browse I-35 Up North Lakes Map 051716 Fridays & Saturdays: 10am to 4pm on your way north or as you head home. (or by chance or appointment) ~ Featuring American Art Pottery ~ Pine County History Museum Antique & 73 23650 Forest Road Barnum Mission furniture, lighting, P.O. Box 574 Kettle Moose cabin style antiques, Gift Shop Deerwood, MN 56444-0574 River Lake decoys and lures 27 27 Crosby/Brainerd Lakes Area deerwoodantiques.com Bob Novak & Scott Berg Shop: 218-534-3700 • Cell: 218-838-0611 Sturgeon Little Mermaid Café BUY - SELL - CONSIGN - APPRAISALS - INTERNET SALES Many Quality65 Lake Hours: Willow 35 Mon-Sat: 9am - 4pm Dealers! River Sunday: 1pm - 4pm Visit Historic & Unique Crosby, MN 4101 E. 2nd Street Antique Capital of The Lakes Area 23 Antiques Superior, WI 54880 Finlayson 18 (715) 398-0529 Askov OPEN YEAR Located on Hwy. 2/53 Sandstone ROUND! OPEN YEAR ROUND HALLETT 35 7 Days a Week 65 ANTIQUE Hinkley 48 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 6333 H C Andersen Alle EMPORIUM Dealer Space 23 Askov, MN 55704 St. Croix Valley Map (320) 838-16071-18-07 Housed in a Historic Available. 7 Rush 100-Year-Old Building City in ta Mora s eso 28 W. Main St. on isc inn W Crosby, MN 56441 M A full size reproduction 107 y Pine 218-546-5444 r wa of an ancient ceramic The St. Croix River Valley City Rive Grantsburg, WI Chinese warrior stood n ic Dealer Space Available 61 Sce 65 70 70 guard at the entrance n al tio 7 Days a Week • 9:30am - 5:00pm Na 48 Antiques Trails to the sale. Braham x 35 oi Cr St. Rush Stark 10 Almelund Harris 9 City Rose’s Almelund Mercantile 12815 Lake Boulevard, Lindstrom, MN 55045 An Old Times Antiques Trail Map Between N. Branch & Taylors Falls 651-257-6752 North Branch (651)583-3696 95 Fri & Sat 10-5; Sun 10:30-5 Collectibles Antiques, coffee shop & more! St. Cambridge Cro Find us on Facebook: 14 miles Almelund ix facebook.com/roses.collectibles.3 Riv Lindstrom er NOW OPEN!! 10% OFF 95 Lindstrom Antique Mall 9 12 35 Downtown Lindstrom Hwy 8 & Park with this ad! (651) 257-3340 Sunrise 20 In Lindstrom, MN Lake 61 20 St. Croix 19 Lindstrom N. Center Lake 21 Taylors Falls Open 7 Days-A-Week: 10am - 5pm Deer Lake Stacy Center City Falls Two 8 floors - over 9,000 sq8ft South Shafer 8 95 Turtle Lake • Large selection of vintage Navajo sterling SW jewelry Chisago Lindstrom Lake S. Center 20 8 25 Miles City Osceola, WI Lake • 100’s of pieces of vintage sterling jewelry Chisago Lake 95 35 • 1000’s of sterling rings Green Lake Dresser The Looking Glass • Music room now open with 100’s of 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s vinyl albums, Osceola Hwy 35 • 117 N Cascade Street plus vintage audio gear and juke boxes r (715) 294-2886 Open Every 24 ve • Coins & currency, and other collectibles Thursday, Friday, and Saturday Forest Lake 25 Cr oix Ri Hwy 243 M-Th: 10-5; Fr-Sa: 10-6; Sun: 11-5 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. St . Formerly Osceola Antiques. & Sundays 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Forest Lake 35 95 61 35 Scandia 97 97 6 The Old Times December 2017 An antique, full-sized sleigh with the original painting, was up for sale. This sleigh had been used in various window displays at Dayton’s since at least 1960. store for sale, including Goodbye items from the Oak Cont. from page 5 Grill, the Oval Room, sale from the earlier and other memorable operating years of departments, the big Dayton’s, but the draw seemed to be for majority of items were items featured in the from the latter part of holiday displays – the 20th century and primarily the eighth beginning of this one. floor auditorium While there were lots of interesting items Goodbye from all parts of the Cont. on page 7 Macy’s ran A Day in the Life of an Elf show from 2008 annually through 2016 with some minor changes. Some of the figu es and props were for sale, including the kitchen maids. Hixton School House Antique Mall ANTIQUES, COLLECTIBLES AND FURNITURE Open 7 Days a Week | 10 am - 5 pm A new 12,000 sq ft. retail space offering antique, vintage, upcycled and restored treasures in downtown Chippewa Falls, WI is opening our doors Over 90 Dealers! In 2005, the Downtown Minneapolis Marshall to vendors and consigners. Reserve your booth today! Located halfway between the Twin Cities Field’s store was remade into a Macy’s. Space is available on a first come, first served basis. & Madison on I-94, Exit 105 - 1 Block off Cinderella was the Christmas show that year, and Call 534-220-7076, email collectivecharm@outlook.com of Main Street in the Old High School several of the characters were at the closeout sale, including Cinderella and the Prince. or visit CollectiveCharmAntiques.com 715-963-3500 antique Shopping in ‘up north’ WiSConSin EARL - 54875 Prock’s Crocks & Antiques 10 mi NE of Spooner on Hwy 63 (715) 635-3655 OPEN: 7 days/week, 9am - 5pm www.ProcksCrocksAntiqueStoneware.com Earl SHELL LAKE - 54871 RICE LAKE - 54868 Jean’s Antiques Collectibles & Gifts Primrose Parlor Antiques 24 5th Avenue (downtown Shell Lake) 417 N Main Street • (715) 234-5849 (715) 468-7035 OPEN: Tues-Sat: 10am - 5pm (Oct thru Mar) OPEN: Mon-Sat: 10am-4pm; (Closed Tues & Sun) THEN: Mon-Sat: 10am - 5pm (Apr thru Sept) HUGE SALE! 8,000 sq. ft.! Charming Victorian structure; multi-dealer. CUMBERLAND - 54829 Years Ago Antiques & Collectibles CHETEK - 54728 1367 2nd Ave. (Downtown) Time and Again Antique Mall & Estate Sales (715) 822-4625 606 2nd Street (Downtown Chetek) OPEN: Mon-Sat: 10am-5pm; Closed Sundays (715) 924-4000 • OPEN ALL YEAR! Mall; 20+ dealers selling a wide variety. Mon-Sat: 9am-5pm; Sun: 11am - 5pm 35 Dealers • www.ChetekAntiques.com AMERY - 54001 PhyllBea’s of Amery DALLAS - 54733 845 Hwy 46 North • (1 mile north of Old Farmers Mercantile downtown Amery - next to Super America.) Historic Farmers Store on Main Street OPEN: Sat: 10am-3pm; Sun: 11am-2pm (715) 837-1919 • OPEN: Fri & Sat: 9 - 5 Antiques, gifts & more - “All with a unique flair”. MON-THURS - CALL FOR HOURS! www.PhylBeasOfAmery.com & Facebook Amery Quality Antiques / Clocks / 100+ Tractors Collectibles / Unique Homemade Items. • December 2017 The Old Times 7 The 2007 figu e of the Nutcracker was designed by Maurice Sendak. The Nutcracker Prince (above), The Rat King (lower left), and Un- cle Drosselmeyer (not shown), as well as many accessories from the Cover: A 1985, first-yea issue Santabear, 2007 Nutcracker show complete with tags. He was so popular, he was were also for sale at the featured in two Dayton’s shows. 1986 was The Nutcracker was the Christmas show at close of Macy’s. Santabear’s First Christmas and 1987 was Sant- Macy’s in 2007. Updated 03/09/17 abear’s High Flying Adventure. auditorium, and even the west wall on the 12,000-square-foot Garfunkel and John Goodbye with a million square eighth floor of the store auditorium was used Denver in the late Cont. from page 6 feet of sales space, they and constructed the for concerts with many 1960s. Various sales Christmas shows. chose to add on to the The Rat King, 2007. new auditorium on top famous artists perform- In 1963 Dayton’s existing building. of the existing adjacent ing there over the years, Goodbye decided they needed an Dayton’s punched out parking ramp. The including Simon and Cont. on page 9 ANTIQUE 128 Glenwood 124 City 27 1 73 SHOPS 63 25 40 53 Chippewa 40 Falls 29 29 73 29 27 128 Menomonie Elk Mound Lake in and around 2 Halli K Eau Claire EAU CLAIRE, WI 12 3 D 4 72 12 94 N 85 72 25 Fall Creek Including: Fall Creek, 10 85 Twin Cities-80 93 KK Glenwood City, Hixton and Menomonie. 37 12 Plum 53 27 City Durand 10 94 10 10 Antique Emporium 35 Mondovi Osseo Neillsville 306 Main Street 25 Madison-135 27 Downtown, Eau Claire, WI 12 715-832-2494 25 37 5 95 Mon-Sat • 10am to 5pm 35 Hixton 19 mi. East of 6 The area’s largest shop - Eau Claire, WI. Located in a wonderful 1898 Masonic Temple and featuring a huge inventory of prints & frames, china & glass, jewelry, linens, books, collectibles, orientalia, etc. ~ Buying & selling since 1981 ~ 1. Sophisticated Lady Vintage & Antiques Sophisticated Lady S2020 Townshop Road Fall Creek, WI 54742 The kind of shop you’re glad to discover! 2. Town & Country Antiques 3. Antique Emporium Vintage & Antiques 132 East Oak Street Open Tues. thru Sat.- 11am-4pm 4. Engelwood Antiques Glenwood City, WI Victorian furniture • vintage lighting 5. Cobblestone Cottage ~ FASHIONS from the late 1800’s to 1970’s ~ WWI & WWII Military-abilia tools • fishing lures • watches & clocks Gifts & Antiques ~ Exceptional FURNITURE & FURNISHINGS ~ Vintage LINENS & KITCHENWARE jewelry • linens • fine glass and china 6. Millers Antiques ~ Stunning ART GLASS pictures • general line of antiques Contact Mary Berg 651-257-9416 or & Auction Co. MaryLaRue1949@gmail.com 715-877-3468 • Buy-Sell-Trade 3 Town & Country 4 Miller’s Antiques & Auction co. Specializing in Antiques, Memorabilia & Collectibles stoneware, advertising, primitives & the unusual. OPEN Antique store Hours A 5,000 sq. ft. Open 7 days a week multi-dealer, Mon-Fri: 10-5 10am - 5pm two-level mall. Sat: 10-4 N8779 Hwy 95 East Sun: 11-4 Over 70 antiques booths cover 11,000 sq ft. (715) 963-4438 Hixton, WI 54635 244 Main Street • Menomonie, WI Also featuring gifts and home decor. 135 Interstate Road Cell: 715-299-2543 Open 7 days/week Hixton, WI 54635 Store: 715-963-1100 See us on Facebook • 715-231-3222 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 8 The Old Times December 2017 Danny’s Antiques brings in the New Year with an auction --PRESS RELEASE Antique Auction will Sunday, December 31 Fairgrounds will be on LAKE ELMO, be held Monday, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. your left. Otherwise, MINN.—Danny’s January 1 at 10 a.m. at and two hours before take I-94 east to Antiques 39th Annual the Washington County the sale. Highway 15/Manning New Year’s Day Fairgrounds in Lake Danny has saved Avenue. Go north four Elmo, Minn. Goods for some of the finest items miles. The fairgrounds sale may be viewed gleaned from estate will be on your right sales all year for sale at just after the Lake Elmo A Collective Presenting this auction, including Airport. a Regina music box, a For more photos Time Capsule Style Rockola jute box, and and information, log on an early crap table. to www. Through To get to the DannysAntiques.net, A fun piece of history--and it can light up a room! Washington County see full-page ad on Furnishings, It would be hard to find anothe one just like it, Fairgrounds from north page 12, or call 612- and who knows how much it will go for, especial- ANTIQUE VINTAGE ly if Jewelr y, in the room and another online two people of the Twin Cities, take 327-4419. FURNISHINGS takeArt. a liking to it. Highway 36 east to For live internet JEWELRY and 707 W. 34th ART Street Highway 5. Go south bidding log on to www. Throu 1.5 miles. The LiveAuctioneers.com MinneapoliS, Mn 55408 l gh 3252 LyndaLe ave S. 612-827-8043 ystapm ThurSdAy - SATurdAy 10:00 am C- r5:00 Dec. 30 g th In the Lightin ! Vintage & Historic White Castle #8 OTher TimeS Sa l by ChAnCe Or APPOinTmenT reproduction e MinneapoLiS, Mn 55408 saLes & serVice TWIN CITIES BEST REPAIR 612-827-8043 www.XcentricGoods.com 952-881-2636 9911 Lyndale Ave S Thurs-Sat: 11am-5pm East & South of 35W at 98th St. Sun: 12-4pm Open Five Days (CLOSED SUN. & MON.) Lampshades • Lamps • Fixtures A signed Tiffany lamp Other Times ANTIQUES in EXCELSIOR by Chance or Appointment www.lampmender.com • lampmender@msn.com will be for sale. ANTIQUES IN EXCELSIOR LEIPOLD’S Consignment Household Furnishings • Art and Antiques of Exceptional Quality • Estate Sales Conducted 221 Water St., Excelsior, MN 55331 • 952-470-0205 A peek at last year’s New Year’s Day auction. SPECIALIZING IN LAMPSHADES (Photo by Paul Post) Glass & Fabric • Prints &310Plains Located in the Excelsior Mill Bring Your Lamp for Fitting!Excelsior, Water Street OPEN 7 MON thru FRI MN 55331 10am - 6pm 239 Water HOME Street DAYS A WEEK SAT HANDCRAFTS Excelsior, ACCESSORIESMN 952-474-7428 GIFTS 10am - 5pm 952-474-5880 Glass & Fabric THE COUNTRY LOOK Prints & Plains IN ANTIQUES SPECIALIZING IN LAMPSHADE
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