Spending the night near Albany, New York the first stop the next morning was the Gristmill Antique Center in Troy. Although we did not get anything at the Gristmill, it is a place that I would go back to if I found myself in the area. From there is was about a half hour ride to Eagle Bridge which is near the New York / Vermont border. I did not have high hopes for the Eagle Bridge Antique Center, but how wrong I was. It is quite large and is full of stuff, including paper goods, radios and furniture. We picked up a pair of Chase “uneven” candlesticks from 1933 at a great price, a Consolidated Glass Catalonian vase, some 1937-1938 Saturday Evening Posts and four Bakelite napkin rings. The video below does not do justice to the size of the place.
Another short hop and we were in Cambridge, New York. Cambridge is a quaint town and has a few antique stores, we did not pick up anything on this stop.
We arrived in Little Falls, New York around 4:30 and had a half hour to go through the Little Falls Antique Center. All we managed to find there was one gray Harlequin (a sister line to Fiestaware, sold from 1936-1964, exclusively through Woolworth) creamer, being sold for way less than book value.
Because there were two more antique stores in Little Falls, our last night on the road was spent in the town, at the Canal Side Inn, a boutique lodge. It was very quaint and has an excellent restaurant, too. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a weekend getaway. We did not get anything from the other two stores the next morning. But the Erie Canal did provide a great photo op the evening before and the in the morning.
The final day on the road we stopped at Vernon Varieties in Vernon, N.Y. where we picked up a Russel Wright Iroquois sugar and creamer.
The last stop before home was at the Westmoreland Antique Mall, near Rome, New York. All we got there was a Chase chrome sugar and creamer set. And to top off “Freakin’ Tiquen’ Summer 2015” Chris and I took the plunge and rented a booth at the All That Jazz Antique Mall in Rochester to begin our antique business. It will be interesting to see how it all plays out.
Chris & Anthony (The Freakin’ Tiquen’ Guys)
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