All Collectors Show in Print
July 5: Breaking News Today! Great article by Cheryl Tsutsumi in the Sunday Travel section of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on the 25th Hawaii All-Collectors Show leading with a picture of Dusty's awesome Kwan Yin in booth #200. http://www.staradvertiser.com/travel/
Bon Dance Time
July 3: Take time out for some good old fashioned Japanese Bon Dance. This weekend's dances will be held at the Moiliili Hongwanji Mission at 1100 University Ave (old Varsity Theater lot) and at the Kaneohe Higashi Hongwanji at 45-520 Keaahala Road. After the Bon Dances, don't forget to visit the Show Preview page.
July 2: The Cactus & Succulent Society of Hawaii will feature small cacti and other succulents, such as Tillandsias, Crassulas, Crown of Thorns, Desert Rose and some orchids and rare plants not usually seen. Many are suitable for apartment living. Inez will also be on hand with plants, pots, soil and advice on how to create your own popular and sweet Fairy Gardens. Information about various plant & garden organizations will be available and members will on hand to help you find out what ails your favourite plant. See them in booths 527-528.
The Hawaii All-Collectors Show is coming up fast.
Glass Fishball Netting
July 1: Cristino Calero is back to re-net vintage Japanese glass fishing floats at the Hawaii All-Collectors Show July 12 in booth 500. Get Aunty and Uncle's old naked balls ready for hanging in the lanai. He re-nets old style from tiny baseball size to huge bumbucha size.
June 29: Please tie a reminder string around your finger! This charming vintage head vase and more will be for sale @ the July 12 Hawaii All-Collectors Show. Visit the Show Preview page.
Plastic Bag Ban
June 24: Starting July 1, Merchants (including vendors at the show) will not be allowed to use plastic bags for merchandise purchased by their customers. With a few exceptions (food, etc.) bags must be either reusable, compostable/bio-degradeable, or brought by the customer. Go to www.opala.org/solid_waste/archive/plastic_bag_ban.html for more information.
June 15: Toni just gave me freshly picked Mountain Apples. Must be season's first for the delicate skinless red fruit in Hawaii. It has pure white juicy flesh with a sweet floral flavor that reminds me of childhood summer hikes in the mountains searching for wild fruits. -Ilene
A few reflections from the 1st Year
June 12: Since this is the 25th Anniversary of the Hawaii All-Collectors Show, I thought it would be cool to reflect on a few things we had to contend with during the first show in 1991.
...and yet... that first show drew one of the largest turnouts ever.
June 4: We always have special displays put together by generous collectors who want to share their passion. This year three VW enthusiasts will be bringing some of their favorite vintage VW buses to the show. Contributing members from the "Central Oahu VW Bus company " will be Frankie, AKA "Royal Grand Master," Ryan, AKA "Vice Royal Master & Grand Poohbah" plus Kokomo, a yet to be pledged wanabe member.
Kokomo's Hawaiian Primo Beer collection started with his father (Ted Ho). When the collection was passed to his son, Kokomo continued the family tradition. Kokomo gives special thanks to Richard "Primo" Saito and his family for rare additions to the collection. Kokomo will bring out his Primo Beer decked out VW van to the show for a special public debut. The Primobeermobile! The COVWBC will be hosting the Ho'oponopono VW, Porche Car Show & Swap Meet. on Saturday June 18. Please stop by for another fun filled family adventure.
May 19: Good morning bloom. The first dinner plate size lotus bloom of the season. Yesterday's bud was like a big white bubble ready to burst. Grown from seed two years ago. I forgot to go out early to watch
the process. Happy Tuesday!
May 18: Good booths are still available for the upcoming Hawaii All-Collectors Show on July 12. Booth prices start at $150 for a 10ft by 10ft standard booth. Contact email@example.com or call (808)941-9754 for booth placement information.
All-Collectors Show in Veranda Magazine.
January 28: The Hawaii All-Collectors Show is honored to have been included in Country Living Magazine's list of "America's 24 Best Antique Shows" and in Veranda Magazine's "24 Antique Shows You Have To See Before You Die". Thank you very much! This year's show will be held on Sunday July 12.
Last July's Hawaii All-Collectors Show was an ocean of collectibles and antiques. With the new open format space you could look over an endless sea of treasures. Thousands shopped and drooled over a fabulous selection at the biggest one day vintage, collectibles and antiques pop-up in Hawaii. Our deepest thanks to both the vendors and collectors who made it all possible. Mahalo, Ilene & Wayne.