Oxford Antique Show and Sale Adds Appraiser Todd Peenstra


The Oxford Antique Show and Sale is the oldest continuous antique show on the Eastern Shore.  The show is Saturday, November 10 (10 a.m. – 5 p.m.) and Sunday, November 11 (11 a.m. – 4 p.m.) at the Oxford Volunteer Company fire house, 300 Oxford Rd., Oxford MD.  Admission is $5.00 per person.  For this, their 51st year, the show is adding Appraiser Todd Peenstra.

President of Peenstra Antiques Appraisals, Todd is a nationally known antiques and art appraiser.  He will be available both days of the show and offer FREE appraisals on two (2) carry-in items per person (bring a picture if the item is too large).  Note that the Admission Fee does apply.  Items can include jewelry, silver, coins, time pieces, furniture, glass, porcelain, paintings, bronze, toys, documents to name just a few categories.  Appraisals will include:  Origin; age; worth;  maximizing value for sale; repair/restoration recommendations; insurance questions and tax issues and donation questions.  Items purchased at the show are not subject to appraisal.  Please call 410-226-5415 for an appointment.

Show Manager, Dottie Sommerville, has over 40 years in the business and, is continuing to bring in new dealers and  including many old favorites in the show.  Again year there are 3 full rooms of antiques, making this a show not to be missed!

The Auxiliary has gained a reputation over the years for the best crab cakes in Oxford, their mouth-watering baked goods and wonderful crafts.  During your visit, check out the kitchen for a delicious lunch, and take home some fabulous baked goods and homemade strawberry, blueberry or Oxford fig jam for later.  The show raffle for this year is a large,  beautiful hand-turned, painted wooden bowl.  There are also chances for a recently-completed antique-faced quilt that will be raffled off at Christmas On The Creek in December.

After the 2017 show, the Auxiliary presented the Fire Company with the final payment of the fire house mortgage.  With other projects still on the horizon, the goal of the Auxiliary is to support the work of  the fire company through such activities as providing a canteen on active fire scenes (no matter the hour or weather) and raising monies to help pay for apparatus, equipment and training.  The Oxford Volunteer Fire Company is a 501(c)(4) organization.

The Auxiliary members are a hard-working and dedicated group who are proud to be an integral part of the Fire Company and the community of Oxford.  In 2015 there was a name change to the Oxford Fire Company Auxiliary.  Anyone within the 26154 zip code who wishes to support the Oxford Volunteer Fire and Ambulance Company as an Auxiliary member may apply.  The firehouse is located at 300 Oxford Road, Oxford Maryland, outside of Easton, MD.  Call 410-226-0030 for more information.

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  1. Carol Silliman says

    Oxford zip code is 21654

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