Gone To An Antique Show

“Remember that the most valuable antiques are dear old friends.”
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Last week, J noticed a Town Hog special for two-for-one tickets to an antique show in Hillsborough.  I purchased the tickets and planned to go after work today.

This event was called the United Voluntary Services’ Hillsborough Antique Show & Sale.  It’s held three times each year at the San Mateo County Event Center.

I must admit that I know very little about antiques, except that they’re old and expensive.  Most of the items we saw at the show fit this description.  Unfortunately, I didn’t take any pictures at the event, but I snagged this program.  I was a little self-conscious about taking snapshots of items people were selling.  I didn’t want to disrespect them.

There were hundreds of exhibitors selling items that ranged from political pins to rugs to silverware to furniture.  I was just in awe of the sheer volume of stuff that they had there.  This is a map of all the booths.

J and I walked back and forth through the entire display, and while there were a few items that caught my eye, I didn’t end up buying anything.  Some of the things they had there were really cool, like 19th century firearms and old currency and stock certificates, but they were well outside the price range I could pay for things like that.

I’m not sure I would be interested in going to another antique show, but this was a very different experience for me.

Hope you all had a great Good Friday!
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