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Permitted Merchandise

Only antiques, collectibles, bygones and related supply items and educational materials are permitted.

Items that are newly manufactured, mass produced, current or modern reproductions, new copies of old objects, fakes, counterfeits or new objects ordered from a catalogue or wholesale source are not permitted for sale.

The following guidelines are to be followed:

  • English and Continental Furniture and Artifacts
    • Items in this category must be pre-1940
    • Examples of Modernism are an exception
    • No reconstruction from old materials
  • American Furniture, Artifacts and Primitives
    • Items in this category must be pre-1940 
    • Examples of Modernism are an exception 
    • No reconstruction from old materials
  • Silver
    • Items in this category must be pre-1960 
    • Pattern matching is permitted 
    • No new pieces, sand casts or re-casts
  • Porcelain, Pottery and Glass
    • All items must be at least 50 years of age
    • No modern reproductions or currently produced items
  • American Brilliant Period Cut Glass
    • American brilliant period cut glass is to be labeled circa 1880 to 1920
    • Cut glass earlier or later is to be labeled as pre-brilliant period or post-brilliant period 
    • No mis-matched pieces permitted 
    • Cut glass dealers should follow the American Cut Glass Association guidelines
  • Art, Prints and Posters
    • All items of this category are to be at least 25 years of age
    • No re-strikes, re-prints, forgeries or reproductions
  • Asian and Oriental Furniture, Decorative Objects, Art and Graphics
    • Furniture, objects and artifacts must be pre-1940
    • Art and graphics to be at least 25 years of age
    • No reconstruction from old materials
  • Memorabilia, Nostalgia and Collectibies
    • Items in this category must be no longer produced in its original form 
    • No copies or reproductions of an original item
  • Jewelry
    • All items in this category must be pre-1970
    • One of a kind items, e.g. Tiffany, may be an exception
    • No new or currently available mass produced jewelry or modem reproduction
  • Textiles
    • Drapery or Upholstery sold by piece or yard-30 years or older
    • Mexican Saltillo - 1950's or older
    • Rugs - no new or mass-produced rugs
    • Lace - at least 30 years of age
    • Clothing - at least 30 years of age
    • Quilts - at least 30 years of age
    • Upholstered items can have new fabric, providing it is identified as part of the item 
    • Amish quilts - pre-1940 
    • No new textiles
  • Objects of Vertu
    • Items in this category must be pre-1940
    • No modem reproductions or currently produced items
  • Scientific Instruments and Tools
    • a. Items in this category must be obsolete and no longer produced 
    • b. No post-1940 reproductions