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.

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.


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