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Today's Vintage Magazine June 2012

Collector's Magazine June 2012

Getting in the Spirit at The French Market

San Rafael, Calif. - The Marin Outdoor Antique Market, also known as Le Petit Marche' "The French Market", will continue to delight us in 2012. The market will be held on the Second Sunday of the month June through October. June 10, July 15, Aug. 12, Sept. 9 and Oct. 14.

The French theme adds a special atmosphere, especially with crepes being made by Laurent, owner of Brittany-Crepes and Galettes. French music both live and recorded are played throughout the day.... listening to Maurice Chevalier will put a dance in anyone's step while looking for treasures from the past.

The show, has expanded every month since it began. Requests for the Antique Market to continue year round have been made by both vendors and shoppers. This is a possibility that will be looked into by show co-coordinators and the Marin Center management, stated a recent press release.

The Antique Market is located at the Marin Veterans Memorial Auditorium Parking Lot in San Rafael, CA. Admission and parking are free. Show hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For information call 415-383-2252.

SHOW REVIEW: Marin County Christmas 2010

Golden Gate Shows presented the 26th annual Christmas Show, Dec 11-12, 2010 in Marin County. The festivities began even before guests entered into the main exhibit hall. An entrance of vintage toys, Steiff animals and vintage Christmas decorations delighted the crowds as they stepped into the booth of Denis's Den.

The furniture in the booth of East Bay Antiques was decorated for the holidays.The show overflowed with exhibitors and shoppers. James Griffith's vintage lamps lined the corridor which led to the main exhibit hall. Christmas lights covered the ceiling and holiday music put both shoppers and exhibitors into the sprit.

Place Bellecour provided a booth of furnishings and art with a focus on quality, aesthetics and fair prices. Jewelry sparkled in the booths of Avenue Antiques, The Burton Collection, Nora's, Heirloom Estate Jewelry and The Bakelite Lady.

Pottery, advertising, prints and post cards, silver and coins, American Indian collectibles, advertising and art filled the hall. Each booth was an adventure on it's own with exhibitors sharing a world of knowledge with shoppers.

Some of the newer exhibitors to the show included: Steve's Antiques, Ron's Whimzichlls, Blue Moon Antiques, Antiques etc., Churchmouse Antiques, Papillon Gallery and Double "N" Antiques.

The next Golden Gate Show will be the Marin County Spring Antique Show on Mar. 12-13, 2011 at the Marin Center Exhibit Hall in San Rafael. For information call Fern at (415) 383-2252


Vintage Christmas collectibles cozy up at Marin County Antique Show.
San Rafael, Calif. - Dec. 11- 12, 2010 marks the 26th Annual Marin County Christmas Antique Show. Enjoy an old fashioned shopping experience as you are taken back through times gone by. Shop over seventy booths of antiques, collectibles and decorative items for the home. Featured will be fine art, Asian and American Indian artifacts, vintage and antique jewelry, china, silver, glass, porcelain, pottery, and linens. Other highlights include watches, coins and clocks, books, photographs, postcards, posters and prints, vintage toys, kitchen collectibles and vintage clothing.

Design a special look for your holiday table, decorate with elegant antique pieces, shop for gifts for family and friends, and add to your own collection. This show offers two days of shopping for collectors, decorators, and antique lovers.

Free Appraisals offered. Porcelain and glass repair is available.

The show will be located at the Marin Center Exhibit Hall, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael, CA. Show hours are Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. -5 p.m. Admission is $6. Free parking and return privileges. Contact Golden Gate Shows at (415) 383-2252. For more information, or a discount coupon good for $1 off the admission price, go to



July 2010 - SHOW PROFILE

Whether you are looking for decorative items or functional furnishings you will find not only unique pieces, but items that can appreciate in value.

The family of dealers at the Marin County Antique Show are always happy to share their knowledge of collecting with you. Many are experts in a particular field of collecting.

You will be able to browse through over seventy booths of vintage collectibles and antiques all under one roof. The 20,000 square foot exhibit hall designed by Frank Lloyd Wright adds to the ambiance of the show.

The Marin County 26th Annual Summer Show will be held Aug. 21-22, 2010 at the Marin Center Exhibit Hall, San Rafael, CA. Show hours are Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. General admission is $6. For more information call Fern at (415) 383-2252, email

Dealer April Wertz offers sparkling vintage jewelry.
American Indian art offered by Ken and Barbara Miles.
Ken Prag hopes his postcards send a message.
Susan Howell and an assistant offer fine jewelry and more.
A young vintage hat collector and ticket taker works the show.
Todos Santos Trading
Post has a popular booth.

Currents - By Somer Flaherty - Aug 2010

Photos by Sasha Gulish
Antiques in Marin
From Bakelite to Western art, there’s something for everyone at the August 21-22 Marin County Antiques Show. Test out your own Antiques Roadshow luck with the free on-site appraisals. Two days of antique shopping for collectors and decorators. The Marin Center Exhibit Hall (San Rafael). 415.383.2252.

Today's Vintage
The Marin County Antique Show  held Dec. 12-13, 2009 was Golden Gate Show's 25th annual Christmas Show. 

The dealers brought their very best and displayed their wares with great taste.

Fine art and furniture was found in the booth of Lance Jekel. There was vintage jewelry in the booth of Laura Eavery. Fine jewelry and antiques were present in Vyrnie Bannatyne's space and Gary Linscott displayed a wide variety of antiques and collectibles. Young sports collectors turned out and enjoyed the booth of Bob Mosher.

Most of the dealers at the show are long time participants and I consider them to be a family of dealers. They have a passion for collecting and readily share their expertise with attendees at the show. Comments I overheard about the show were "Most
beautiful I have seen" and "You can get an education about antiques at this show".

The Marin County Show takes place three times a year in San Rafael, Calif.: March 13-14, Aug. 21-22 and Dec. 11-12. Look for the Vintage Jewelry Show in Sausalito, Calif., on May 1-2 and Nov. 13-14. For information log on to

Lance Jekel exhibits fine
art and furniture.
Gary Linscott offered variety.
Bob Mosher's booth attracted young sports enthusiasts.


Antique West
The Monthly Publication For the Collector and Decorator in all of us
Marin County Antique show
Going Strong for 25 years
August 2009

San Rafael, Calif. “The Marin County Show will never fail to delight, surprise and reinvigorate the soul. After twenty five years, the Marin Show has that revered reputation of never disappointing the antiquing urge.”

“The selection of antiques and collectibles at the Marin County Antique Show will be unique and eclectic. Of course the show will include a healthy collection of vintage and estate jewelry. The show offers two days of great shopping for collectors, decorators and antique lovers.”

“The Marin County Antique Show is the brainchild of Fern Loiacono, of Golden Gate Shows. Initiating the show 25 years ago, it has evolved into a three time annual event (Spring, Summer and Christmas).”

“The show offers free verbal appraisals and makes porcelain and glass repair available.”

Written by Eric Rodenberg Antique West Magazine, Aug. 2009 issue

From the booth of April Wertz of Avenue Antiques

Don Phelps with his American Indian Art offering


From Collector Magazine November 2007