Ye Old Clamtown Antique Flea Market
The Tuckerton Historical Society hosts the 38th annual Ye Old Clamtown Antique Flea Market at Ocean County’s Tip Seaman Park in Tuckerton on Saturday, Sept. 8 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
More than 75 dealers will offer antiques and collectibles ranging from Depression-era glassware to decoys to your grandpa’s cuspidor.
New this year is an appraisal table manned by three appraisers. For a $5 fee (for three items), the appraisers –Richard Plunkett, Jim Episale and Mathew Pisa – will tell individuals approximately how much their treasures are worth. The appraisal 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 49 years, is a member of the New England Appraiser’s Association, the National Trust and the Victorian Society of America. He’ll be appraising general merchandise such as collectibles, china and glassware.
Episale owns Unshredded Nostalgia in Barnegat and will appraise paper ephemera such as posters, art prints and other paper goods.
Mathew Pisa owns the Coin and Stamp Store in Waretown and will appraise coins, sterling and gold metal items including jewelry.
The appraisal table opens at 9 a.m. and continues to 1 p.m.
The historical society will offer Clamtown hats, sweats and tees at its table as well as historic books it has published such as The Price Sisters Diaries.
Food vendors offer tempting picnic food and picnic tables under the trees by Lake Pohatcong in Tuckerton. The park offers a playground, tennis courts and ball fields.
In the event of storms, the rain date is Sunday, Sept. 9; if that’s rained out, the event will be held the following Saturday, Sept. 15. —P.J.