Tuckerton Hosts 39th Ye Old Clamtown Antique Flea Market

Aug 29, 2013
Courtesy of: Tuckerton Historical Society

The Tuckerton Historical Society hosts the 39th annual Ye Old Clamtown Antique Flea Market at Ocean County’s Tip Seaman Park in Tuckerton on Saturday, Sept. 7 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Over 70 dealers will offer antiques and collectables ranging from Depression-era glassware to decoys to old-fashioned washing boards, furniture and vintage jewelry.

The Tuckerton Historical Society members will offer Clamtown hats, sweats and tees at their table and also historic books they have published such as The Price Sisters Diaries. New this year is a garden flag with stand for $12 that is a reproduction of a U.S. Customs flag designed by E. Richard Parker and Roy Everson. The ship is a silhouette of a brigantine like those built in the early 1700s in the Tuckerton area. The three stars indicate the lore that Tuckerton was the third port of entry in the U.S.; the blue stripes signify the sky and water; and red and white stripes are U.S. Customs flag traditions. The date of 1699 is the year the Andrew brothers settled the Tuckerton area.

The Wizard of Odds, Richard Plunkett, will value your treasures at the appraisal table for a fee of $5 an item. The proceeds go to the Tuckerton Historical Society to support the Giffordtown Schoolhouse Museum.

Plunkett has owned his Beach Haven Crest store “The Wizard of Odds” for 50 years. He is a member of the New England Appraisers Association, the National Trust and the Victorian Society of America. He’ll be appraising general merchandise such as collectables, china and glassware. The appraisal table opens at 9 a.m. and continues to 1 p.m.

Food vendors offer tempting picnic food, which may be enjoyed in the park at picnic tables under the trees by Lake Pohatcong. The park also offers a playground, tennis courts and ball fields.

In the event of storms, the rain date is Sunday, Sept. 8; if that’s rained out, then the event is held Saturday, Sept. 14.

—P.J.

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