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Sanibel Antique Show’s grand finale will be March 28-29

By Staff | Mar 25, 2015

The first of three Sanibel Antique Shows was a success, as was the second. (Pictured) There were plenty of viewers and buyers at the Sanibel Antique Shows Jan. 10-11, at the Community House. The second show was held Feb. 7-8, with the final one being held Saturday and Sunday March 28-29. BRIAN WIERIMA

After two very successful events, the Sanibel Antique Show will wrap it up this Saturday and Sunday, inside the Community House from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Owner of the show, Renate Taylor, said the first two shows went over as well as they could, with plenty of buyers passing through the Community House’s doors.

“I couldn’t be happier with the first two shows,” Taylor said. “Comments of the shows have been there were beautiful objects for sale and a raised quality of dealers. That’s not taking away from our old faithful, but it just invoked more excitement.”

One of the new dealers joining the show for the first time was Joan Datesman, who is an accomplished author and an authority on Quimper.

She brought with her some beautiful antique quilts which made for a great addition to the appearance of the show. She sold several of these quilts and her selection of French Quimper included some extremely rare pieces which were all more than 100 years old.

The owner of the Sanibel Antique Show, Renate Taylor, also has her own booth in the Community House. The final show will be Saturday and Sunday, March 28-29. BRIAN WIERIMA

On of those “old faithful” dealers is Joyce Bowman, has participated in the Sanibel show for more than 20 years. She brings “fresh, exciting and very interesting items to each of the shows.”

Her items include linens, lamps, military medals, watches, tin toys and lots and lots of ephemera.

“One of our dearest regular dealers, Patty Timson, sets up the most beautiful booth comprised of Weller, McCoy and Roseville,” Taylor said. “She decorates her booth with fresh cut flowers, many of which come from her garden. Her husband Stan Timson is an accomplished artist in a gallery on Sanibel, who ads to the beauty of the booth by providing his own paintings for sale.

“These acrylic on canvas are Sanibel Island subject matter. They will both be here at the March show, as will Joyce and Bob.”

Expectations are even higher for the March show, with eight first-time dealers. They include a gentleman and his wife from western New York who will bring small pieces of fine antique furniture and antique lamps.

They will either ship the items to your location or provide a delivery service if needed.

Creations by Cary will be back again this show. He and his wife, Sky, bring serious pieces of jewelry.

He does quality jewelry repair at the show both days, as well as creating his own items.

Rosemarie Riddelll, is bringing a fresh selection of antique and estate jewelry to the March show. She and her husband, Bill, have been regulars with beautiful 19th Century pieces of jewelry, porcelain and silver for sale.

“This year’s March show is being advertised as an Estate Jewelry Sale, as well as an Antiques Show,” Taylor said. “That is not to say that all there is is jewelry. There is so much more. This fine selection of dealers have put in a pointed effort to bring a wide diversity of fresh, exciting and quality items. There will be something for all collectors and enthusiasts.”