We've all seen the antique appraisals on the "Antiques Roadshow," but what about pieces from the 1920's to the 1980's? Items that aren't true antiques, but vintage, meaning they are 25 years or older, but not quite 100-years-old (antique).

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Quality items from the 1920's to the 1980's can have true value. Do not assume it's not old enough. The "Antiques Roadshow" shows us the most amazing variety of items and the majority of what you see on TV is very expensive and usually antique.

The reality is, there is plenty of value in vintage, as well.

At the Vintage Garage,  all season long we are happy to give expert opinions on your vintage items (as long as they're smaller than a bread box)!

Melissa Sands, owner of the Vintage Garage,  will give opinions of value on vintage costume and estate jewelry.  Pre- 1970's.   She is always buying collections of estate and costume jewelry as well, bring along for a quote.

Have an old box of vintage jewelry? Bring it!  One piece or a whole collection, we're always looking to buy stand-out pieces and collections of old costume & estate jewelry.  Pre-1980's of all kinds.  Plastics, metal, rhinestones, wood, interesting old jewelry.  From the 1800's to the 1980's. Estate jewelry too, gold, gold filled.

Richard Shunick of Vintage Promotions is a "jack of all trades" and will be there to help evaluate anything else that comes in!

While the focus of our monthly appraisal fair will be the 1920's to the 1980's, we'll also look at items that are older. From costume and estate jewelry to art, the list of vintage times we'll appraise is long.

As a special treat we will have, Michael Osacky join us of  joins us. Michael specializes in antique and vintage sports memorabilia and equipment. Find the sports appraisals button below for more.  He is featured on WGN for the Cubs opener yearly.  They talk collecting and memorabilia.  As a writer for Parade Magazine, a contributor to the New York Times and other national publications, he's always looking for rare and interesting sports items.  Cubs and White Sox are a favorite! 2018 dates are pending- 

Osacky has appraised world championship athlete collections from the Chicago Bulls and New York Yankees.

When: April 22nd, then 3rd Sunday May-October (see bottom for exact dates)
Where: Vintage Garage Chicago, 5051 N. Broadway, Chicago IL, 60040
Time:  12:00pm - 4:00pm
Cost: First item is free (with admission). Additional items will be $5.

vintage Garage Chicago appraisal fair every month at the show 3rd sunday
Vintage Garage Chicago Wood carved letter box from Marshall Fields Antiques. This box was purchased from Marshall Fields Antiques in the 1970's. VGC has an appraisal fair each month at the show!
Vintage Garage Chicago appraisals 1940's Shirley Temple Doll by Ideal All original.  VGC's appraisal fair is every 3rd sunday 12pm to 4pm

The Chicago Vintage Clothing and Jewelry Show will take place March 1, 3pm to 8pm, March 2, 2019. 10am to 5pm at 5649 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60660. St. Andrews Greek Orthodox Church at the corner of Hollywood and N. Sheridan Road. The official website is

The 2018 Vintage Garage dates are April 22, May 20, June 17 , July 15, August 19, September 16, and October 21. There will be 100 vendors offering cool vintage and antique pieces every 3rd Sunday, April to October. Vintage Garage is located at 5051 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL 60640. Hours are 10:00 am to 5:00 pm with a $5 admission. Official website is

Vintage Garage Chicago

5051 N. Broadway
Chicago, IL 60640
United States (US)
Phone: 312-505-6373