Nostalgia bathes everything in shades of gold, which is why many financial advisors suggest investing in discarded love letters and fondly remembered bureaus. Envision a richer past with today’s Groupon: for $8, you get admission for two to all three days of the World Wide Antique Show (a $16 value), held at the Denver Merchandise Mart Expo Building on Friday, October 21 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, October 22 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, October 23 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The World Wide Antique Show, now more than half a century old itself, brings together more than 150 vendors and antique hunters for a three-day convention bursting with paintings, furniture, glass, and collectibles from the past. Art aficionados ponder whether postmodern pedestals should hold porcelain, pottery, steam-powered cellphones, or bronze, and collections of antique furniture gracefully continue to stand up to gravity. Time-tested necklaces drape around necks, books house knowledge from generations past, and art glass glimmers under contemporary lights. Visitors park in a free lot before wandering among the collectibles, period clothing, and dolls created back when children still played with each other instead of robots.
Though the World Wide Antique Show sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.