R.I. Antique Show to be held Feb. 2 & 3


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Posted Online: Jan. 29, 2013, 1:16 pm
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Press release submitted by Tammy Mendoza


The 55th annual Rock Island Antique Show, sponsored by the Cottage Antiques of Coal Valley will be held this Saturday and Sunday, February 2nd and 3rd, at the Rock Island Plumbers' & Pipefitters' Union Hall, 4600 46 Avenue, Rock Island. This is a new location with new event times. The antique show is open Saturday from 10AM - 6PM and Sunday from 10AM - 4PM. The show features quality dealers offering a wide variety of merchandise including jewelry, glassware, postcards, pottery, mid-century, general antiques, furniture, RETRO kitchenware and collectibles. Admission is $4.00 and good for both days of the event. Food concessions also available. Contact Tammy Mendoza at 309-781-7003.

















 



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