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Antiquing Chicago Style

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Antiquing Chicago Style

This is a Group for all the fans of antiquing in the greater chicago area, and anyone else interested in antiquing in chicago and the Burbs - this is all about antiquing Chi-Town Style - and is a great place too share your favorite hot spots & Events

Members: 115
Latest Activity: Oct 5, 2017

Discussion Forum

Chicago area antique Malls & Stores 17 Replies

Started by Chicago Retro. Last reply by Stephanie Oct 5, 2017.

150 Miles East of Chicago, Allegan Michigan Antique show

Started by Craig Phillips / B & C Emporium Aug 3, 2012.

Detroit Metro Area Estate Sale - This week by Great Lakes!

Started by vicki hufstetler Feb 28, 2012.

What great new item did you find today?! 17 Replies

Started by Chicago Retro. Last reply by Chicago Retro Oct 12, 2011.

September 9 & 10 2011 Estate sale Romeoville IL 1 Reply

Started by Chicago Retro. Last reply by Chic, Geek & Antique Oct 12, 2011.

When to let go of that antique thats just not selling! 13 Replies

Started by Chicago Retro. Last reply by Chicago Retro Sep 19, 2011.

Cubs or Sox?? 3 Replies

Started by Chicago Retro. Last reply by Christopher Anders Sep 3, 2010.

Antique Street Markets (I.E. Randolph Street Market) 4 Replies

Started by Chicago Retro. Last reply by Chicago Antique Market Jul 13, 2010.

Adding Collectibles To your antique store or Booth - Positives and Negatives 10 Replies

Started by Chicago Retro. Last reply by Debsgreatfinds Jul 2, 2010.

Chicago Area - Favorite thrift stores 4 Replies

Started by Chicago Retro. Last reply by Chicago Retro Jul 1, 2010.

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Comment by Chicago Retro on July 11, 2010 at 7:41pm
Hey guys and Gals - If you go to the home page and scroll to the bottom to events - all four of the earliest upcoming events are chi-town area!!! Lots to do - Leanord Auctions - an antique store sale in Warrinville and another in willmette -- Have fun and happy hunting!!
Comment by Chicago Retro on July 10, 2010 at 8:55pm
also if you click over to his page he has several auctions listed for his addison auction house and an estate sale That I am told is going to be out of this world!!!
Comment by Chicago Retro on July 10, 2010 at 8:52pm
welcome Leonard Auction, Inc. - They are good friends of Out of the Attic antiques and a Great Auction House in Addison IL for all that need one - John Leonard is also a certified Antiques Apraiser should you need one - Visit There site at : www.leonardauction.com
Comment by Sondra Craft on July 9, 2010 at 10:02pm
Your welcome Geek Stash.

I will admit that that is definitely 1 thing I miss, being able to work on stuff yourself, like the old tv's. All the new stuff with all the electronics and circuit boards/chips in them, you can't do it yourself anymore. You also end up paying tons just for a repair on the new stuff. The older stuff you could repair yourself and it didn't cost you a lot unless the main component, like the main picture tube in a tv, went out.
Comment by Sondra Craft on July 8, 2010 at 11:16pm
Is it possible for you to pull the back off of the TV with no problem? If so, you will need to do that and take a look at the tubes to find out what kind they are. If there is a TV Repair shop that has been in business for 20-30 yrs or more, they are most likely going to be able to help you with either repairing it or telling you where to get the help and the tubes at. The TV Repair Shop should be able to give you a better idea of what the problem may be as well.

If there is a build up of dust in the back, then you may need to take the small nozzle fitting (for like dusting or cracks and crevices) of a vacuum cleaner and suck that dust up. Be careful when you do it though.

My dad used to replace the tubes in the back of our old Zenith Color TV when the picture started giving us problems, but that was back in the 70's and 80's when TV's still had tubes in them. The best I can tell you is pick up that phone book and start calling TV Repair Shops and asking them questions about old TV's.
Comment by Chicago Retro on July 7, 2010 at 8:10pm
But Now lets get back too chicago and antiques -- any new thoughts
Comment by Chicago Retro on July 7, 2010 at 8:09pm
Hey everyone our comics discussion has moved to the new comic book group http://iantiqueonline.ning.com/group/comicbooksactionfigurescharact...

and there is also a new star wars group http://iantiqueonline.ning.com/group/starwarsscificantinaantiquings...


Thanx for all the comic talk it really help me deside to open the new groups
Comment by Chicago Retro on July 6, 2010 at 6:40pm
Please welcome our two newest members James and Old Glory Books and Antiques
Comment by Fathertime on July 5, 2010 at 8:24pm
Ah Yes! Comic books loved them growing up and still collect and buy and sell. My take on the current market of comics as so many other collectibles is that the very best most desirable continue there escalation in values. The mediocre at best are holding value, with a lot of that group dropping due to such a large availability and ease of locating on the internet. The poor reading copies still hold small value but not dropping at the percentages of the mediocre examples. Most comics I sell are less then 5.00. But what I consider the best stay with me.
Comment by Chicago Retro on July 5, 2010 at 4:26am
Thanx dawn and Linda
 

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