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Park Forest Stamp Club presents 53rd Stamp Show

PARK FOREST | The Park Forest Stamp Club will welcome the public to its 53rd annual Postage Stamp Show, PARFOREX 2013, on April 6 in St. Irenaeus Church Parish Hall, South Orchard Drive and Cherry Street in Park Forest.

March 06, 2013 12:00 am

Chamber seeking vendors for antiques and collectibles show

CROWN POINT | Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce is seeking vendors for its Spring Antiques and Collectibles Show, which will be held Feb. 23 and 24 in the Industrial Arts Building at the Lake County Fairgrounds, 889 S. Court St. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m…

January 25, 2013 12:00 am

Shrine gift shop to host Fontanini artist

ST. JOHN | The Shrine of Christ’s Passion has been selected by Roman Inc., a national giftware company  in Bloomingdale, Ill., to host a personal appearance by Stefano Fontanini, one of the fourth-generation family members now leading the celebrated House of Fontanini in Bagni di Lucca, Italy.

November 09, 2012 12:00 am
Bargain hunters go back in time

Bargain hunters go back in time

Quilters Kim Lusin, of Schererville, left, and Jennifer Kralik, of Crown Point, sort through antique buttons Saturday during the Antiques and Collectibles Show at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Crown Point.

November 03, 2012 4:18 pm
Bargain hunters go back in time

Bargain hunters go back in time

Antiquarians and collectors alike showed up Saturday for the fall Antiques and Collectibles Show at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Crown Point. The show continues today.

November 03, 2012 4:18 pm
Better with Age: Antiques offer an investment in memories and craftmanship

Better with Age: Antiques offer an investment in memories and craftmanship

Aria Manalan of Old Town Square Antique Mall in Crown Point has become "her own expert," she says while "witnessing antiquing trends."

October 18, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Balmoral Park "Super Saturday" Collector Glass Tumbler

Balmoral Park "Super Saturday" Collector Glass Tumbler

The first 2,000 guests Saturday to Balmoral Park in Crete receive a free collectible glass pint tumbler for the 2012 "Super Saturday" annual event.

September 14, 2012 12:00 am
Antique show returns, offering wide variety of items

Antique show returns, offering wide variety of items

The annual Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce Antique & Collectibles show has things that appeal to long-time collectors as well as those starting out new collections, said Kelly Dooley, the chair of the antique show and a member of the Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce.

February 22, 2012 8:00 pm
Beecher Community Library hosts annual used book sale

Beecher Community Library hosts annual used book sale

BEECHER | The Beecher Community Library is hosting its annual used book sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Beecher Community Building, 673 Penfield St., across from the library.

February 21, 2012 6:45 pm
Beecher Community Library hosts annual used book sale

Beecher Community Library hosts annual used book sale

Amy Boomsma and her 18-month-old son, Aaron, look through some of the children's books which will be included in the annual used book sale Friday and Saturday at the Beecher Community Building, 673 Penfield St.. Doors open at 8 a.m. each morning. Shoppers may fill a grocery bag with their ow…

February 21, 2012 12:00 am
Illinois Superman caper lands thief in prison

Illinois Superman caper lands thief in prison

Mike Meyer, 48, shows off one of his favorite items in his decades-old Superman collection — a Man of Steel figure from the mid-1960s — in his home Thursday in Granite City, Ill. After much of Meyer's Superman collection was stolen in August, people around the world helped replenish his memo…

November 20, 2011 12:00 am
Illinois Superman caper lands thief in prison

Illinois Superman caper lands thief in prison

GRANITE CITY, Ill. | Mike Meyer was nervous about letting an obsessed acquaintance anywhere near his sprawling collection of Superman treasures. When the man finally talked his way into his home, Meyer got a real-life lesson in truth, justice and the American way.

November 20, 2011 12:00 am
How to share space with a collection

How to share space with a collection

My husband is an avid sports collector. That's why we have a signed baseball bat on our fireplace mantle. And more than 300 mini-helmets scattered in every room of our house. Not to mention the vintage cards, balls, and the plastic-bagged uniforms hanging in a downstairs closet.

November 03, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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National Doll Festival to attract thousands

National Doll Festival to attract thousands

Thousands of doll lovers from around the country will gatherat the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers this weekend for the 23rd annual National Doll Festival.

July 17, 2010 12:00 am
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