Mid-America News - JULY 2019




Jamesport to host two-day consignment auction

Horses and buggies will be for sale at the annual Spring Hill School Consignment Auction in Jamesport. (photo courtesy Jamesport Community Association)

Jamesport is Missouri's largest Amish settlement and is also the largest Old Order Amish settlement west of the Mississippi River. This charming town is full of antique stores, craft stores, bulk food stores and much more.

Every year on the first Wednesday and Thursday of July an auction is held to support the Spring Hill School. Those dates are July 3-4, and sales begin at 8 a.m. each day. The sale location is one mile west of Jamesport on Hwy. NN.

The first day's sales will include antiques and collectibles, household items, stoves, washing machines, etc. Day two will feature machinery parts, buggies and wagons and livestock. Proceeds from the sales go to support the Spring Hill School.

For more information call 660-684-6006 or 660-684-6108.


National Depression Glass Assn. holds convention and show in Lee's Summit

The Indiana Glass Company's pattern known as "Pebble Leaf" is representative of what will be at the National Depression Glass Association convention in Lee's Summit this month. (photo by Richard A. Green Sr.)

The National Depression Glass Association will hold its 45th annual convention July 13-14 in Lee's Summit, hosted by the Heart of America Glass Club. The weekend features the association's Vintage Decorative & Collectible Glass Show & Sale, which is open to the public at the Pavilion at John Knox Village.

"Come one and all, bring a friend, have some fun, buy some glass and learn a whole lot about American-made glassware," said organizer David Hollingshead. "Although the organization name contains the words 'Depression Glass,' be assured that there will be all kinds of American glass represented," he said.

The schedule should be similar to past conventions, Hollingsworth noted. "We'll have a general membership meeting. Seminars on various topics will be presented during the convention hours, and you know there will be a fantastic array of displays from individual collections."

For continuing information about the convention, check the website www.ndga.net.
Hollingworth emphasized, "In case there is any confusion, all glass lovers are welcome. You do not have to be a member of the NDGA to attend this convention."

Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 13 and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on July 14. The Pavilion at John Knox Village is located at 530 NW Murray Rd. in Lee's Summit.


Macon County Flywheel & Collectibles Show features Allis Chalmers

A giant steam powered tractor such as this will be among the antique machines on display at the Macon County Flywheel and Collectibles Show. (photo courtesy MCFCC)

Allis Chalmers tractors and implements will be the featured manufacturer at the annual Macon County Flywheel and Collectors Show set for July 25-28 at the Macon County Fairgrounds in Macon. The motto of the group is "Preserving the past and having fun doing it," and members invite the public to join in.

The show will also feature an Allis Threshing Machine. Lots of other tractors and steam engines of other makes will also be on display.

In addition to the tractors and steam engines, this family friendly event features and operating cider press, and old-time barber shop, butter churning displays, a blacksmith shop, ragtime piano, a barn loom and much more.

Established in 1980 by a small group of men and women who enjoyed the sound, sight, and smell of good old gas engines. They soon realized their gas engines were just a small part of the Macon County Area Heritage. They expanded the club's mission to preserve our past by inviting anyone who collected items of the late 19th and early 20th century to be a part of the club.

The $10 admission fee is good for all four days. Children age 13 and younger will be admitted free.


Missouri Valley Arms Show returns to KCI Expo Center

The 49th Annual Kansas City National Summer Arms Show will be. Held July 27-28 at the KCI Expo Center, 11730 N. Ambassador Dr. in Kansas City.

The show is open to the public, admission is $14 per day or $20 for a weekend pass. Free admission for children age 15 and younger accompanied by an adult.

This year's prize for the "Best of Show" is a unique and exclusively cast bronze statue of "The Kansas City Scout" to commemorate this year's show. In addition, there will be 10 special judges' awards for exceptional exhibits.

The show accommodates 750 tables. The fee is $110 for sale/trade tables and $25 for display tables. Exhibitor setup will be Friday, 10 a.m-8 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m.-9 a.m. The Expo Center offers ground level unloading with assistance available. Armed security will be on duty night and day.

To reserve a table, call 816-873-1951 or email showdirector@mvca.org.


The Rutledge Flea Market said to be state's largest

The largest flea market in Missouri, which happens to be in Rutledge, has set its summer schedule with the next market happening July 12-13. Subsequent sales are set for Aug. 9-10 and Sept. 13-14.

The Rutledge Flea Market sale grounds are situated on 60 acres with more than 700 vendor spaces available. Along with the great treasures that pop up, the event is known for the quality of the food served, which include beef brisket sandwiches, tenderloins, hamburgers, homemade soft pretzels and plenty of dessert items.

Open air booth spaces are available by calling 660-883-5816.



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Sunflower Classic Toy Show returns for encore

Fanciers of John Deere related toys will have a field day at the Sunflower Classic Toy Show this month in Hutchinson. (photo courtesy Sunflower Classic Toy Show)

The Second Annual Sunflower Classic Toy Show, set for Hutchinson, is in the works for July 27 at the Sunflower North Building on the Kansas State Fairgrounds.

"The first Sunflower Classic was a success and we are looking forward to making it even better as the years go on," organizers say. The building is 18,000 sq. ft. and last year the organization was able to fill it with 40 vendors and 67 booths.  

For a first time show in Hutchinson, the group was pleased to have a more than 500 people through the doors to enjoy the antique and collectible show, excluding children admitted free.

The doors will be open 9 a.m.-3 p.m. for the admission price of $4.  We do have floor rights and if you would like to attend while the vendors are setting up on Friday, July 26, from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. the charge is $10 per person or those wanting to come in before 9 a.m. opening, the $10 price is still in effect. 

If you have any questions, regarding this toy show, please feel free to contact at HLTS_Salina@cox.net or call 785-201-7814.


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Bella Rustina Modern Vintage Market set for Expo Center

The Bella Rustina Modern Vintage Market will fill the air-conditioned Conway Expo Center in Conway with more than 210 booths, July 13-14.

Attendees will encounter a plethora of vintage, upcycled/repurposed antiques and vintage, vintage-inspired decor, as well as handmade items.

"I'm so excited about our exhibitor lineup for the market," said Ashley Norris, owner. "We have a full house of amazing vintage and vintage-inspired handmade exhibitors from nine states! Be sure to save the date for this vintage market. Our exhibitor list is fantastic and you're sure to find unique items for your summer and fall décor."

The hours for the vintage market will be Saturday from 9a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday from noon-5 p.m. Admission is $5 per adult Saturday and Sunday. Children 12 and under are free. Admission is good all weekend and parking is free.

For more information check the Bella Rustina Modern Vintage Market Facebook page.


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Red Wing Collectors Society Convention returns home

The collectors of Red Wing Pottery are getting ready for the annual convention of the Red Wing Collectors Society Inc., July 11-13 in Red Wing.

The weekend will offer a full schedule of seminars, activities, shows and sales of interest to the serious and casual collector alike. The keynote address at 10 a.m., Thursday, July 11 will be delivered by Larry Birks, who will discuss auction grading and fakes. That will be in the River Bluff Education Center Cafetorium.

Later on, Thursday at 4:30 p.m. the members only auction will be held.

The public Pottery & Antique Show and Sale will be held from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Saturday July 13 at the River Bluff School Gymnasium. Admission is free.

The weekend will culminate Saturday evening with a banquet at the Mt. Frontenac Golf Club.
"Whether you come to convention to hunt for that special piece, renew friendships, or just enjoy the beautiful city of Red Wing, we hope that this convention is everything you hoped for! Safe travels," said Paul Wickert, president of the Red Wing Collectors Society.

For more information go to www.redwingcollectors.org.


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