Our very own Leon was featured in a news article about Fargo, Fargo: No longer Far-gone:
IT’S A LATE FRIDAY afternoon on Broadway, a street populated with art shops, an FM radio studio, restaurants, bars, and an 88-year-old film theater. The city has renovated the road as part of a plan to revitalize downtown. One man skateboards up the sidewalk. Others chain their bikes to lampposts and fire hydrants. Next to downtown’s historic railroad tracks, a cashier with a blond goatee tends the Antiques at Broadway sales desk. Leon Melaas, 26, lives with two roommates in a downtown apartment loft. He moved to the city a few years ago to “escape” from a small North Dakota town called Maddock. Now he sells jewelry and records.
Leon actually sells a whole lot more — but we can understand the three-page article couldn’t cover them all!
But there’s a bit more too… About trains…
The railroad tracks symbolize Fargo’s early growth: Settlers wedged the town against the Red River, a snake that slithers lazily from south to north and forms North Dakota’s border with Minnesota. (The Red River is actually green.) Today the tracks still carry cargo trains into downtown, and 18-wheelers barrel along Main Street, where warehouses and businesses sell furniture, cabinets, signs, forklifts, backhoes, trucks, and huge steel tanks. Occasionally a picture or glass object falls to the floor of a local antique shop as trains clatter by.
Gee, I wonder who told them that last part? *wink*
(Photo of the trains by Daniel James Devine.)
This Saturday 2-22-2014, we will be having a sale that will apply to most comics throughout the entire store. Most comics will be 50% off during the Comic-Con. So if there were some you were looking at but didn’t buy, now would be a great time to save some money.
Come to Antiques On Broadway to get your holiday gifts. Forget the electronics, get something different you can enjoy. There’s all kinds of toys for the kids. There’s also many board games for the entire family. There’s a lot of China for holiday dinners. There’s over 100,000 things to choose from. Find your perfect Christmas gift here.
It only makes sense that Fargo’s Antiques On Broadway would have authentic works by Ida Prokop Lee, including these original vintage lamps — which still have the original tags, stating they are from Ida Lee’s Prairie Studio, Inc. of Valley City, North Dakota.
Like Ida’s Prairie Pictures, the lamps feature feathers from game birds arranged to resemble bouquets of flowers. They are truly fabulous when the lights are on, illuminating the details of the craftsmanship.
In our large Fargo-Moorhead antique shop, we also have lots of the more traditional framed Prairie Picture pieces as well. Some can be seen here.
We are having a first annual 20% off sale store-wide. Come in starting Monday, November 25 and going until Sunday, December 1st because that’s when the fun begins. It’s the best place to get your Christmas shopping done. We have everything from old to new. There’s furniture, glassware, books, comics, toys, sports memorabilia, jewelry for someone special, pipes, Lionel trains, and tons of things. Stop in for unique gifts.
We have have one of the largest vintage pipe selections in town. There’s Dr. Grabow, Briar, and many other pipes.
We have a large selection of Lionel trains, and have recently put more out for sale.
The angels are Seraphim Classics. The one on the far left is “Heavenly Guardian Musical-Girl” and the only one of them that is a music box. It plays the tune “The Children’s Prayer”.
Stop in, you can never be certain of what treasure you’ll find because there’s new things in and out every day.
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This beauty is a James Remind-O-Timer. It was used to schedule wake-up calls in hotels & dorms, for helping hospitals to keep track of medication dispensing, for radio & television programming schedules, for verifying reservations on airlines, to time tests in schools & colleges, as timers for restaurants & kitchens, keeping bus and taxi services on time, and anything else that required multiple reliable reminders during the day. This specialty timepiece can be found on the main floor of the shop, in what we call “the back room.” You’ll find it with a host of other clocks. (However, with so many antique dealers, there are vintage and antique clocks all over the shop! Here are a few more photos of clocks taken in our shop.)
As always, don’t hesitate to call the shop or ask at the front desk for help in finding items we post here at the blog, on our Facebook Page — and anytime there is something special you are hunting for.
If you’ve been to the store lately, or just walked past it, you might have noticed our “back to school window” and the globes and wall maps…
But those aren’t the only vintage globes and maps we have in our antique shop.
Along with the W. & A.K. Johnston’s pull-down wall map of the Eastern Hemisphere and the over-sized for-school-use Hammond’s Clear-Relief Wall Atlas, we have a Literary Digest Liberty Map of the Western Front of The Great World War (WWI), and an antique boxed set of boxed Whitbeck-Finch pull-down wall maps in original box. Absolutely rare and stunning pieces worthy of any collector’s attention.