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Apr 12

53rd North American Vintage Decoy and Sporting Collectibles Show Honors Veterans, Police, Firefighters, and First Responders with Free Admission to Event

BATAVIA, Ill. -- April 12, 2018 - The Midwest Decoy Collectors Association (MDCA) will offer free admission to the upcoming North American Vintage Decoy and Sporting Collectibles Show to all Veterans, Police and Firefighters, and other First Responders according to Rick Sandstrom, president of the MDCA.

"This is our small way of thanking the brave men and women for their selfless sacrifice and service to our country.  We look forward to thanking them personally at the event," says Sandstrom.

The 53rd North American Vintage Decoy and Sporting Collectibles Show will be held at the Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main Street in St. Charles, Illinois from April 27-28.  The two-day event is held in the Resort's Mega Center exhibit hall and is the largest gathering of antique sporting collectibles enthusiasts anywhere in North America.   Nearly 300 dealers will be on hand offering a broad selection of antique and contemporary decoys, sporting art, fishing lures and tackle, shotgun shell boxes, traps, and a myriad of other related items.  

General admission to the event is $5.00 for adults. In addition, there are a number of other activities available during the week preceding the weekend show including room-to-room trading and a major decoy auction.  Here's the week at a glance:

April 24-26: Room-to-Room Trading (All Day)

April 26 -27: 11:00am Guyette and Deeter Decoy Auction

April 27-28: Public Tabled Sales Event: Friday, 2-7pm & Saturday 9am-2pm; Pheasant Run Resort Mega Center

-- Display of Antique Stoughton, WI Area  decoys

-- Display of Lake Chautauqua Area Fish Decoys

-- Display of Vintage Shot Shell Boxes

-- Display of Vintage "Lake Poygan" Shooting Boxes

-- Pat Gregory Decoy Exhibit

-- Contemporary Decoy Carver Displays & Demonstrations

-- Continuous silent auctions

-- Free identification and appraisal service

The Midwest Decoy Collectors Association is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to collect and preserve the history of the decoy as original American folk art. As the largest gathering of its kind, the North American Vintage Decoy and Sporting Collectibles Show is the premier opportunity for the novice, antique dealer or experienced collector to network and learn more about the decoy as functional folk art or to add to their collections. For more information, please visit midwestdecoy.org.

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