America’s Heartland Collection to shutter its doors at end of 2022

America’s Heartland Collection to shutter its doors at end of 2022

November 2022 … 

America’s Heartland Collection to shutter its doors at end of 2022

America’s Heartland Collection, a longtime antique store and its auction arm of the business, Brandon Otto Auctioneering, in Spring Hill, will close Dec. 31.

Deb Chester, who has owned the business for 12 years, says her landlord wishes to use the buildings that make up the store and repair space for a different purpose, and Chester has no plans to relocate.

“I’ll miss the public,” Chester says, “but I’m looking forward to having Saturdays and Sundays off.”

Chester says that after the Dec. 31 closure date, vendors will have two weeks in which to clear out their booths; she plans to sell any unclaimed inventory in a garage sale. Chester herself has much more time to clean out the business and prepare it for her landlord, she says.

For now, Chester says she encourages both old and new customers to come by for going-out-of-business deals.

“We’re rewarding our customers who come in and shop by having some sales — 25-50 percent off right now,” Chester says. “I want sellers to sell to the end because it’s the holiday season.”

As for what her own future will bring, Chester says she likely will maintain her “habit of buying and selling things.”

“This will be a big void for Spring Hill, but I live about 15 miles away, so it doesn’t make a lot of sense for me to keep coming,” Chester says. “I may or may not do online (sales). I may or may not do online auctions.”

America’s Heartland Collection is located at 305 S. Webster in Spring Hill. Call 913-592-2400 for more information.

 

American Heartland Collections

America’s Heartland Collection

America’s Heartland Collection in Spring Hill, KS, has all your fall decorating items and gifts, as well as selling beautiful antique furniture at its weekend auctions, which cease at year’s end. (image courtesy of Facebook)

Omaha Antique Show has lots of junk for your buck

Omaha Antique Show has lots of junk for your buck

October 2022 … 

Omaha Antique Show has lots of junk for your buck

Now in its third year, the Omaha Antique Show is sure to wow even the most seasoned junk hunter. The show is scheduled for Oct. 28-29.

Dealers from four states across the region will be on site selling primitives, maps, Asian artifacts, holiday collectibles, jewelry, dolls, glassware, advertising, toys, and much more. The event will take place at Firefighter’s Hall, 6005 Grover St., Omaha.

Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for students.

 

Omaha Antique Show

Vintage Halloween items were plentiful at the Omaha Antique Show in 2021… what treasures will you find this year? (Image courtesy of Eventbrite)

Antique event too spectacular to miss

Antique event too spectacular to miss

October 2022 … 

Here’s an event too spectacular to miss

Antique Spectacular Vintage Market returns to Rock Island, Nov. 4-6, at the QCCA Expo Center, bringing with it deals by the truckload. The market is now in its 27th year and sponsored by Melting Pot Productions.

More than 70 vendors will set up shop at the expo center, bringing with them unique items from around the world, as well as furniture, art, pottery, stoneware, books, primitives, jewelry, silver, antique glassware, china, postcards, coins, dolls, toys, advertising, marbles, rugs, textiles, and period pieces.

For more information, visit www.antiquespectacular.com.

 

 

 

Antique Spectacular

Jewelry makes a splendid holiday gift, and you’ll find plenty of it at Antique Spectacular, Nov. 4-6, in Rock Island, IL. (Image courtesy of Facebook)

Enjoy an evening of film and fright at Aztec Shawnee Theater

Enjoy an evening of film and fright at Aztec Shawnee Theater

October 2022 … 

Enjoy an evening of film and fright at Aztec Shawnee Theater

Movie lovers will get a frightful delight this month when the Aztec Shawnee Theater screens two classic monster films, just in time for Halloween.

The original “Frankenstein” (1931) will come to life on Oct. 5 and 12; doors open at 6 p.m. and the film begins at 7. Friends of Shawnee Town 1929 are free with pre-registration by calling 913-248-2360.
Be sure to return for the most shocking romance you’ve ever seen in “Bride of Frankenstein” (1935), Oct. 19 and 26 for 7 p.m. shows as well.

Tickets are only $5 and may be purchased online at aztecshawnee.com/movies.

 

 

Aztec Shawnee Theater presents...

Dual horror classics “Frankenstein” (1931) and “Bride of Frankenstein” (1935) will be screened at the Aztec Shawnee Theater this month.

Auction will feature large collection of Victorian antiques

Auction will feature large collection of Victorian antiques

October 2022 … 

Auction will feature large collection of  Victorian antiques

Woody Auction will soon host the first part of a two-part auction series of a collection of Victorian antiques it refers to as “monumental.”

The collection comes from the estate of the late Ron Blessing of Kearney, NE. Part I of the auction will begin at 9:30 a.m. Sat., Oct. 29, with a preview from 1 to 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 28, both at the Woody Auction facility in Douglass.
In-person, absentee, phone and online bidding will be available. Woody Auction encourages those wishing to participate to register at least a day or two in advance of the event.

“Early on, he developed a love of silverplate items, especially pickle castors and brides baskets,” a description of Blessing and his history of collecting antiques reads on the liveauctioneers.com website. “Ron’s ultimate desire was to turn his Kearney warehouse into a fully displayed showroom of the finest antiques available and to host large dinner parties surrounded by the whole Victorian atmosphere. As with many collectors, Ron’s tastes evolved with French Cameo art glass becoming another passion. Consequently, he managed to acquire some of the most sought-after pieces in the country.”

Buyers present at the Oct. 29 auction will enjoy a % buyer’s premium when paying by cash or check. Large furniture items must be picked up in Kearney or shipped via a professional shipper by Dec. 8 of this year.

For more information, e-mail info@woodyauction.com or visit www.woodyauction.com.

 

 

French Cameo Art Glass part of auction

One of the many items up for bids at Part I of the Ron Blessing estate collection auction on Oct. 29 – Lot 150, a blown mold vase signed French Cameo Art Glass. (Image courtesy of Woody Auction)