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Antiquing in Western Pennsylvania
Guide to Antique Shops, Fairs, Malls,  and Shows
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By Kimberly Powell

Long known for the treasures found in its antique shops, large antique shows, and antique auctions, Pennsylvania is a preferred destination for many antique dealers and collectibles enthusiasts, as well as for dedicated bargain hunters in search of a new find. Whether you're seeking a piece of furniture dating back 100 years, a rare collectible from the 1950s, or memorabilia from the Revolutionary or Civil War, chances are you'll be able to find it in one of the numerous antique shops dotting the Western Pennsylvania cities and countryside.

So hit the road - and find out what Pennsylvania's antique and collectible hunters already know. There's no place like Western Pennsylvania to find the undiscovered, the still affordable, the very antique or collectible thing you need. And even if you don't know exactly what that thing is right now, you're sure to know it when you see it.

Antique Hot Spots

  • Stone Bridge Antiques, Canonsburg, Pennsylvania - Twenty minutes south of Pittsburgh, Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, bills itself as the "City of Antiques" and can boast of seven antique outlets within a ten-minute drive. at 24 West Pike Street specializes in art pottery and antique glass with links to Western Pennsylvania's great glass making legacy. The collection, which sees 200 new pieces in an average week, includes furniture ranging in style from Victorian to Duncan Phyfe . The shop has the kind of jumbled quality to it that every antique hunter loves and requires that a careful zigzagging path be taken. Most of the inventory at Stone Bridge Antiques is gathered from the local area, and it's a great place to find a concentration of those treasures that small Pennsylvania communities such as Canonsburg are still yielding to collectors.
  • Walker House Antique Mall, Erie, Pennsylvania - Billed as "the finest selection of antiques in Erie," Walker House Antique Mall provides a wide variety of antiques including furniture, glassware, lamps, oriental rugs, toys, comic books, clocks, and prints. For additional information call (814) 459-0880.
  • Photo Antiquities, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - A little known gem tucked away on Pittsburgh's North Side, this captivating museum and shop boasts a montage of vintage cameras and historic photography ranging from never-before-seen Civil War snapshots to Pittsburgh in the 1800's.
  • Annual Antiques Show, Somerset, Pennsylvania - Each year, on the second Saturday in August, the streets of Somerset come alive. From old picture postcards to shoeshine boxes, to 19th century furniture, period dollhouses, and classic Fords and Chevys, people come from all over Pennsylvania to experience a day of nothing but nostalgia. Presented by more than 100 antique dealers.

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