Greater Binghamton’s largest antique and collectible show is back this weekend as the Binghamton Sertoma Club hosts its 37th annual Million Dollar Antique Show.
Nearly 80 vendors will be selling a wide variety of items from crystal, glass and china to oriental rugs, furniture and estate jewelry.
Dealers come from 7 states from Vermont to North Carolina and are on hand to discuss the history and provenance of their goods.
Advisor Chip Hunt says that while buying and selling on the internet is great, nothing compares to face to face sales.”Antique shows will always exist because they give folks the hands-on opportunity to come and see the piece, feel it, touch it, look for defects, authenticity. You have the opportunity as well to talk to the dealer about the piece.”
The 3 day show begins Friday evening with an opening night celebration from 5 to 8 featuring wine and cheese and live jazz from local legend Al Hamme and Friends.
Hours Saturday are 10 to 5 and Sunday 10 to 4 at the SUNY Broome Ice Center.
Admission is $12 for the whole weekend, $8 for a single day.
On Sunday, in addition to the traditional free appraisal clinic from noon to 3, WSKG Public Television will be taping appraisal vignettes that it will air adjacent to broadcasts of the national program Antiques Roadshow.