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Antiques show in St. Charles a glimpse into American past

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Barb Lemme, owner of Liberty Tree Antiques in Glen Ellyn, folds up one of several quilts she had on display at the 39th annual Fox Valley Antiques Show at the Kane County Fairgrounds on Saturday. The one-of-a-kind stuffed quilt behind her dates from the 1860s or 1870s. The fruit is stuffed with cotton and applied to the quilt. Lemme has been an exhibitor at the show for several years.

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

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A cast-iron deer statue dating from 1880 by a New York City foundry stands on display in Mario Pollo's booth (from Holliston, Mass.) at the 39th annual Fox Valley Antiques Show at the Kane County Fairgrounds. Fifty-five dealers from 17 states participate in the show, which is by invitation only and continues Sunday.

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

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A hand-hammered copper pot here, a mortar-and-pestle set there. "One day you turn around and you realize you are a collector," said Wheaton resident Jim Hoff, shortly after buying a $70 copper pot at the Fall Fox Valley Antiques Show Saturday. Hoff and wife Maureen Murphy were at the show at the Kane County Fairgrounds in St. Charles looking for items to help fill a new addition to their home.
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    • Barb Lemme, owner of Liberty Tree Antiques in Glen Ellyn, folds up one of several quilts she had on display at the 39th annual Fox Valley Antiques Show at the Kane County Fairgrounds on Saturday. The one-of-a-kind stuffed quilt behind her dates from the 1860s or 1870s. The fruit is stuffed with cotton and applied to the quilt. Lemme has been an exhibitor at the show for several years.
    •  A cast-iron deer statue dating from 1880 by a New York City foundry stands on display in Mario Pollo’s booth (from Holliston, Mass.) at the 39th annual Fox Valley Antiques Show at the Kane County Fairgrounds. Fifty-five dealers from 17 states participate in the show, which is by invitation only and continues Sunday.
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