Each year, Americans spend an average of 8 billion dollars on candy and Halloween decorations combined. Halloween is only surpassed by Christmas in the amount of money spent for a holiday. Antique and vintage Halloween decorations remain a strong market today. Most collectors will say it is harder and harder to find old papier-mâché pumpkins and other items dating from the 1920s to 30s.
Antique Show, Halloween, And Mums At The Emporium
Show Is Scheduled For Oct. 30
For the month of October, the Historic Burlington Antiques and Art Emporium will fill the front Emporium display sale case with items relating to Halloween. The items will be available until the middle of November. One of the active Emporium dealers has an extensive collection of Halloween items and is ready to pass on some of the collection to a new home. Many of the pieces will be from this collection.
Mark calendars for Sunday, Oct. 30, for the Emporiums 14th annual Antique Show and Garden Market. Hours will be 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., with antique evaluations by 21st Century Antiques taking place from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. The parking lot and the front of the Emporium will be filled with dealers. A music concert by Raising River Band will take place in the back of the parking lot from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., while complimentary snacks will be available inside the Emporium.
In the courtyard, the mums have returned in full bloom. The courtyard is decorated for Halloween with lights, ghouls, pumpkins and spiders.
The Emporium is open six days a week (closed Mondays), from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Located in Burlington City, N.J., the Emporium is a half-hour drive from Philadelphia by Interstate 95. For directions, call 609-747-8333. For GPS, use 424 High St. Burlington City, N.J.