The Original Semi-Annual 173rd
York Antiques Show and Sale Press Release

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LAUREL, DE 19956


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PHONE (302) 875-5326                                                                                         
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The “ORIGINAL 173rd SEMI-ANNUAL YORK ANTIQUES SHOW & SALE” is scheduled for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 20, 21 & 22, 2019 at MEMORIAL HALL EAST, located within the York Fairgrounds Convention & Expo Center at 334 Carlisle Avenue in downtown York, Pennsylvania.  This extremely popular event features 96 carefully screened exhibitors in room settings offering an impressive breadth of antiques, including 18th and 19th century period American and English furniture, country pieces in original paint and decoration, fine early porcelain and pottery, Oriental carpets, quilts, hooked rugs, samplers, and other textiles, lighting, vintage holiday items, including Halloween, historic ephemera, early kitchen and fireplace pieces, Native American artifacts, pueblo pottery and baskets, estate jewelry, vintage toys, and much more.  Melvin L. Arion, show promoter, does an outstanding job of assembling top-notch participants, while keeping the variety as broad as possible to ensure that nearly anyone can find a “new” treasure at York.  In addition, all major credit cards are accepted, making buying as convenient as possible.

The show has such an outstanding reputation that there’s little dealer turnover, remarkable especially considering the number of participants.  For the fall edition of York, there will be three new exhibitors:
nationally known Dallas, TX Holiday dealer BETTY BELL, SARAH EASTMAN, Baltimore, MD who specializes in fine jewelry, and MARC CALCIANO of Clifton Heights, PA.   

Because of the superb over-all quality of merchandise offered here, this York Show is considered one of THE PREMIER antiquing events in the mid-Atlantic regionAlso, according to Arion, it’s one of the oldest shows in the entire country.

The hours both Friday and Saturday are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p. m. Parking is FREE.  The building is smoke-free and air-conditioned.  And, food will be available. 

ADMISSION is $10/person, $9 with this article or an ad.

PLEASE NOTE: there are a few booths available due to serious illnesses of a couple of
long time participants, coupled with the retirement of others.  For more information
 call Arion at (302) 542-3286 or visit

During the show ONLY, the phone number is (717) 718-1097.

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