Blue Star Antique Pavilion, Douglas
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I make sure to stop here every trip! Huge selection, friendly staff and dog friendly! So now, not only do my husband and I love this place...our puppy does too! She was definitely spolied. You won't b... read more »
Huge area of everything from books, clothes, records, dishes, jewelry, and furniture. It is well organized with individual booths of collectors' items. You could spend many hours just looking.
It would take a couple of days to really see all of the merchandise in this gallery. There are many booths and the physical space is huge. There is something for everyone. We have gone there many time... read more »
This is a great place to look for mid-century and older antique items. The prices vary by dealer. Take the time to walk the full mall. The hours could be later, 10 - 6 daily is currently posted. I have purchased several items and I like the variety I find when shopping there. We visit every time we are in town. The staff are friendly and helpful. The brewery next door has great food!
First, this is a great antique mall - it's big, filled with real antiques not beanie babies, 8-trak tapes, etc - it's clean and well organized. The only thing that often makes me decide to go to other antique malls instead is the prices here - a lot of the dealers are EXTREMELY high on what they ask for things, and I shop antiques malls all over the state on a pretty regular basis (rarely a week goes by that I'm not in an antiques mall somewhere, shopping). I also peruse online antiques sites, and items in the same condition online or in other shops/malls are priced considerably less than at Blue Star Antiques. I collect a type of pottery, and one dealer there is trying to sell an item for over $200 that sold in excellent condition on ebay for $155 - after a week bidding and 7 bids. That same dealer also has an item with quite a bit of damage they're asking an outrageous amount for, which another dealer who showed the piece to me agreed with, saying he'd sell it for maybe $30-40 while the dealer had it marked over $100. Another dealer has a pitcher of what I collect priced at $400 (!) saying it's "rare" but it's a common piece (even in the same size in excellent condition) that can be bought elsewhere for less than half what he/she is asking. I bought a gold chain there that was stamped "14K" and the dealer's price tag had "gold necklace" written on it. I thought I got a great piece at a great price. Took it to a reputable jeweler in Grand Rapids to have a new clasp put on and was told by the owner of the shop (his family has owned for over 100 years) that the piece isn't gold, it's a fake, and he showed me how to tell and what was wrong with the necklace. So I was out that money because a dealer here sold something marked 14k and "gold" when it wasn't. The jeweler told me it was a good fake - which is why I couldn't tell, because I have a lot of gold jewelry and can usually tell a fake - but this one was well enough made that he said he had to put it on his wheel to be sure - and sure enough, the thin layer of gold came right off the cheap metal underneath ( and the piece was not marked gold filled, gold plate, etc - it was clearly 14k). I like to buy original paintings and find them at reasonable prices many places, but the dealers here are way off the chart on what they price them at - I can get the same quality for far less at other antiques malls. The mall is worth the drive, many booths filled with great antiques, but I'd suggest checking on the internet via your cell phone to see what like items are selling for online before overspending what could be twice as much as you can get it for.
This used to be a great mall, something has happened in the last year or two and it seems to be going down hill. Hope they can get things together and get their dealers to be more reasonable on prices. We used to come to this mall frequently!
huge selection a bit overwhelming but overpriced. Other antique shops in 25 mile radius are more reasonable.
So much to see. Our time ran short so we will return again. Nice and clean some booths to small to walk into.
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