ST. PETERSBURG, Florida - Buying and selling antiques is America's oldest and original green industry - long before it became a political cliché.
Re-used, recycled and re-purposed furniture, jewelry, art and more will fill St. Petersburg's historic Coliseum as it hosts Florida's top antiques show - Sunshine City Antiques & Collectibles Show - January 7-9, 2011.
Every inch of vendor space in the Coliseum has been sold to top antique dealers from though out the nation - with another 30 on a waiting list. The dealers will fill the Coliseum with nearly 100 exhibit booths of antique furniture, art, jewelry, porcelain, pottery & glass, silver, vintage clothing, toys and books.
St. Petersburg's antiques show also features a two-day Appraisal Fair. Antique appraising has become a hot business - spurred on by the cult-like success of the Antiques Road Show - the most watched series on PBS. The Appraisal Fair runs 10am-2pm Saturday and Sunday.
Have a drawer filled with broken jewelry? Don't scrap it, bring it to the Coliseum. A vintage jewelry repair expert will be on hand the entire weekend during show hours.
The Sunshine City Antiques & Collectibles Show runs Friday, Jan. 7 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 8 & 9, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission is $6 for adults. Paid admission is good for the entire weekend. Children 12 & under are free. Parking is also free.
The Coliseum is located at 535 4th Avenue North in downtown St. Petersburg.
The Sunshine City Antiques & Collectibles Show is produced by Pair of Pirates Antiques. For information, contact (727) 823-4130 or visit www.sunshinecityantiqueshow.com.
City of St. Petersburg Press Release