The Pilot Club of Bartlesville will hold its 37th Annual Spring Antiques Show and Sale, April 15-17, 2011. The weekend show will be held at the Bartlesville Community Center located at the corner of Adams Boulevard and Cherokee Avenue in downtown Bartlesville. 


HOURS for the Pilot Club Antiques Show and Sale are 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $5 per person and provides unlimited entry all three days of the show. All proceeds benefit community projects.


DEALERS are coming from Arkansas, Idaho, Kansas, Texas, and Oklahoma

Show visitors can see fine estate jewelry, cut and elegant glassware, sterling silver, quilts, furniture, coins, books, sewing notions, pottery, brass, Persian rugs, Native American jewelry, Western memorabilia, primitives, vintage clothing, architectural and decorative pieces, and much more.


SEMINARS will be presented Friday and Saturday mornings at 11:00 a.m. The seminars are included in the admission fee.


Eddie Sise, antiques dealer and numismatist, will give Friday’s seminar. His talk is titled:

“A Brief History of Pre-1933 United States Gold Coins”. Sise has been a coin collector for 57 years.


On Saturday at 11:00, John West, appraiser and proprietor of West of Boston Antiques will present a seminar titled: “ The China Trade 1600 – 1900. Silks, Spices, Tea and Porcelain, How Trade with the East changed the West”.


CERTIFIED APPRAISER, John West, will be available each afternoon from 1:00 to 4:00 to identify antique items and give verbal appraisals for a nominal fee.


KNOW YOUR DEALER is the best way to find good quality antiques. Today, we are featuring

Robert and Jonna Austin. They call their business “Cobwebs”. Robert and Joanna are from

Stratford, Texas. They met and married in Arizona, and started into the antique business part-time, while they were still gainfully employed in a profession where they were actually paid! Jonna quit her real job in 1988, and went into the business of antique shows full time. Rob retired in 1995 and joined here on the road. They have done shows pretty much all over the country, since then. They specialize in small things…lots and lots of small things. A few of them are toothpick holders, open salts, painted cast iron, placecard holders, small metal animals, toothbrush holders, match strikers, elfin ware, Shafer and Vater figures, and many more. Jonna’s particular passion is Native American jewelry, both old and new…living in Arizona for 25 years, she learned to love it and has never recovered.


Jonna says: “There are many great things about this business…travel and seeing our great country, making wonderful friends in the business and with our customers. We have done this so long we very seldom do a show where we don’t know at least one or two dealers and usually more that that. It has been a great second career for us!’


THE PILOT LIGHT CAFÉ~ will be serving delicious homemade soups, sandwiches, dinners and desserts, including homemade cream and fruit pies, all three days. 


DOOR PRIZES will be awarded several times each day.


SHELLEY ANDERSON, president, notes that the Antiques Show and Sale generates funds to support local organizations such as the Green Country Free Clinic, EmployAbility, Oklahoma Brain Tumor Foundation, Special Olympics, Elder Care, Concern Center, Agape Mission, Lighthouse Homeless Shelter, The Alzheimer’s Association and Bartlesville Kiddie Park. The club also provides nursing scholarships.


The Bartlesville Pilot Club members’ primary focus is to fund local organizations that serve people with brain-related disorders and disabilities. The Club’s mission is also to further the education, research and programs benefiting those affected by neurological diseases and injuries to the brain.


For more information on the Pilot Club of Bartlesville’s Spring Antiques Show and Sale, call Sammie Clingenpeel at 918-336-4809. To learn more about Pilot Club of Bartlesville, and how you can become a member, contact Karen Distefano at (918) 336-7892.