Antique Love

"There are a lot of unique little shops in the area. It’s an antiquer’s or 2nd hand shopper’s paradise. I find unexpected treasures at farmers’ markets, craft shows and church bazaars." - Linda Thorington, Andes, NY

The quaint small villages of Delaware County and the quieter pace of life away from big cities can easily evoke a sense of nostalgia for times gone by. If you appreciate the beauty and value of antiques, you can satisfy that longing by browsing some of our unique antique and vintage stores. 

If you're new to antiquing, here are a few things to know. (Source: Houzz)

What is an antique? An item must be at least 100 years old to be officially considered antique. ("Vintage" may be younger, generally at least 20 years old.) Antiques have character, patina and a sense of history. Usually well constructed from fine materials, they were built to last. Antiques hold or increase their value over time.

Educate yourself by reading books about the styles of different time periods, or just ask a shop owner. Most are happy to share their knowledge.

How to spot a great piece? The five signs of a valuable antique are its rarity, authenticity, good condition, aesthetics, and current desirability. Study the item: is it well constructed and cared for? Ask the seller about its history. Make note of any cracks, stains, or broken parts. If you intend to use and display the item in your home, follow your heart and think of your needs and preferences first, and consider any investment value a bonus.

Provenance is proof of the origin of an item: a purchase receipt, historic record or professional appraisal. These are generally only provided for rare or high-value items.

Now how about making a weekend of it: explore the treasures in our area shops, stop for lunch or dinner in a nearby eatery and stay overnight to start again in the morning? There are plenty shops to visit - some may have odd hours so be sure to call ahead.

Andes

Andes Art & Antiques
173 Main St
Andes, NY
845.676.3420
andesartandantiques.com

Clementine Vintage Clothing
72 Main St
Andes, NY
845.676.3888
clementinevintageclothing.com

Kabinett & Kammer
7 Main St
Andes, NY
845.676.4242
kabinettandkammer.com

Bovina

Fisk Barn Antique & Art Center
116 Fisk Rd
Bovina, NY
607.832.4544

Davenport

Antique Phonograph Supply Co
7994 County Route 10
Davenport Center, NY
607.278.6218
antiquephono.com

Deposit

Axtell Antiques and the Rookery Bookery
1 River St
Deposit, NY
607.467.2553
therookerybookery.com

Toadstool Antiques & Collectibles
122 Front St
Deposit, NY
607.467.1222

Fleischmanns

Charming But Cheap and Possibly Antique
45855 State Hwy 28
Fleischmanns, NY
845.254.9969

Franklin

Blue Farm Antiques & Letterpress Printing
322 Main St
Franklin, NY
718.781.5487
bluefarmantiques.com

Franklin Durable Goods Antiques
438 Main
Franklin, NY
607.829.5013
fdgantiques.com

The Squire’s Tankard
438 Main St
Franklin, NY
607.829.6885

Hancock

Cadosia Valley Antiques
1521 State Hwy 268,
Hancock, NY
607.637.2246

City Mouse Country Mouse Antiques & Collectibles
67 Apex Rd
Hancock, NY
607.637.2951
facebook.com/CityMouseCountryMouseAntiques

Hobart

Lyon Mountain Blue Barn Antiques & Collectibles
2527 Roses Brook Rd
Hobart, NY
607.538.1768
lyonmountainbluebarnantiques.com

The Sheep’s Nest
45 Main St
Hobart, NY
607.214.0050
thesheepsnest.com

Second Wind Furniture & Antiques
284 Main St
Hobart, NY
607.538.1941
secondwindfurniture.com

Margaretville

Margaretville Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Shop
850 Main St
Margaretville, NY
845.586.3737

McIntosh Country Market and Auctions
213 Fair St
Margaretville, NY
845.586.1088
mcintoshauction.com

Roxbury

Antiques at Rick’s Barn
5006 1 NY-30
Roxbury, NY
607.326.7700
ricksbarn.com

Round Back Antiques
53698 State Hwy 30
Roxbury, NY
607.326.4439
facebook.com/RoundBackAntiques

Sidney

F.E. Murray Antiques
83 Main St
Sidney, NY
607.563.3619

Walton

Full Circle Antiques & Collectibles
164 Delaware St
Walton, NY
607.865.5819

Grandma’s Treasure Box
151 Delaware St
Walton, NY
607.865.8600
yourantiqueshop.com

 

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Top photo: Kabinett & Kammer in Andes