Reminder of our upcoming show- Ill. Valley Hunting & Fishing Collectibles Show

Just right around the corner, next Month-- August 10th, 2014- 2nd Sunday.  Utica Illinois, 8am-2pm Celebrations 150 Banquet Hall, 740 E. Rte. 6, Utica, Illinois- right off of Interstate 80 near Route 39.  If you need any other information on the show, give us a call at 815-663-1568, or email us at  We still have room for a few more tables if you're interested in being a vendor.  For more show information/details, click here >> IV Hunting & Fishing Poster2014
January 07, 2014

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34th Annual MDCA Decoy Show- January 29th - February 1, 2014.

Mark your calendars for the upcoming Minnesota Decoy Collectors Association Show.  This years show is at the Ramada Mall of America as in years past.  The fun begins with room to room trading (open to the public) on Wedesday, January 29th.  Thursday brings more room to room trading, Friday the Exhibitors show starts with an Auction in the Evening, and then Saturday the show continues.  This Years Wooden Decoy Best Bird Contest is Pintail- 4 categories: Antique Factory Decoys, Antique Carved Decoys, Modern Working Decoys, and Decorative Decoys.  Whether you want to Buy, Sell, Trade, or Identify Decoys, Antique Sporting Goods, Contemporary Carvings, or Wildlife Art, come out and see everybody and all the different displays.   -To see the flier, click here " 2014 MDCA Show Flyer" or visit their website at Hope to see you there!

Illinois Valley Hunting & Fishing Collectibles Show ~ only two months away!

Just a little reminder ~ the Illinois Valley Hunting & Fishing Collectibles Show is two short months away.  August 11th * Celebrations- Route 6, Utica Illinois * Show hours 8am-2pm * Vendors 6am for setup *   Anybody interested in getting a table, we still have some available at $40 for one, $35 for each additional.  Most of the vendors from last year are returning, and if you haven't contacted us yet and are interested in a table, you can email us (, call us (815-663-1568), or send payment to us (Dave Kneebone 124 E. 5th Street, Spring Valley, IL  61362).  We are taking big steps in promoting the show and the sooner we get your table fees the better.  It will be used for further advertising and promoting of the show as well as public awareness.  Any ideas, please don't hesitate to contact us.  So far, we've handed out approximately 1,000 fliers at local auctions and all the decoy shows we've attended since January.  This event has been promoted in Decoy Magazine and Hunting & Fishing Collectible Magazine.  We also have plans for local papers as well as free ticket give aways on several local radio stations.  Most of our nearby Antique Malls and shops have fliers in them designed by Donna Tonelli and are very eye catching (thanks Donna).  We had had several folks request fliers for their areas, and if you would like some, please let us know, and we'll mail them to you.  We look forward to seeing you at the Utica Decoy show~Thanks- Dave & Jeannette  Click on flier below to enlarge show flier 2013
February 17, 2013

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Recent Show updates

Well, we've entered the busy season for decoys shows and they're in full swing!  Started out by going to the Great White North...That's right, the Minnesota Decoy Show.  This show is always a very well run show with excellent attendance.  The room to room trading may have been a little slower then normal this year due to the 15 below zero temperature on Thursday, but Friday and Saturday at the show, there was plenty of public attendance and quite a few smiling faces leaving with a bird or two tucked under their arm.  I can't stress enough how well ran this even is.  Fabulous show ran by very helpful folks up there.  Great job as usual. Next event for us was the Edgerton, Wisc. show which is a one day event held at the local Community Center.  This is a long running show that always seems to produce a couple nice buys along the way.  This was my first time setting up at this show and I plan on returning next year to set up. On to Henry, Illinois.  Without question, this one day 8am-2pm show is the best attended outdoor sporting collectible event.  Another year with around 1000 people attending.  Simply put, if you want a nice Illinois River bird, this is the place to come.  The amount of people that come to this show is amazing.  As usual this was again a well ran show, and again this year Guyette, Schmidt, & Deeter Auction firm was there for appraisals and information on your wooden decoy treasures as well as calls.  If you didn't make any of these events, fear not, there's still more to come.  The Oshkosh show as well as the Great Lakes show, and of course the Grand Daddy of them all- the National at St. Charles are all right around the corner.  Those upcoming shows are listed in our prior blog, as well as the Illinois Valley show in August, but if you have any questions, just drop us a line.  Below are a couple pictures from the Henry Show- As always, Thanks ~  Dave & Jeannette    henry1 henry2 henry3 henry4 henry5 henry6
December 15, 2012

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