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.  Click on 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! 2017 dates are pending

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

When: April 23rd, 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.

The 2017 Vintage Garage dates are April 23, May 21, June 18, July 16, August 20, September 17, and October 15. 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