DINOSAUR EGGS TO JACKSON'S JACKET ALL FOR SALE IN 'ATLANTIQUE CITY'
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The Weird and Wonderful attractions of the "Atlantique City" Holiday Fair on Oct. 16 and 17 are designed to add extra fun and fascination to the world's largest antiques and collectibles show. As visitors parade through 12.1 miles of dealer exhibits in the Atlantic City Convention Center, they'll discover ancient dinosaur relics, Michael Jackson's jacket and fedora, the original Miss America crown from 1921, eight shrunken heads (one is fake, you guess which), Joshua Lionel Cowan's first electric train, red polka dot shorts worn by Bob Hope in the movie "The Paleface," a medieval "Lock 'Em and Leave 'Em" chastity belt and acres of other fantastic finds. "Our Weird and Wonderful sale is a popular feature," noted Norman Schaut, president of Brimfield Associates, whose collecting conventions have become the largest in the world. "How can anyone pass by Lili St. Cyr's G-string or not chuckle at the ingenious `Philadelphia Prohibition Pretzel' designed to conceal demon rum from the authorities?" Less humorous but equally fascinating memorabilia on display includes Charles Dickens' inkwell; a scorched section, baggage tag and passenger list from the doomed Hindenburg Zeppelin; a working model of the first Ferris wheel; a 9-1/2-foot replica of the ill-faced Titanic; plus a treasure trove of artifacts from the sunken frigate Atocha, which went down in 1622. Robert White of Baltimore will present highlights of his world- renowned exhibit of JFK memorabilia, including the president's wallet and gold St. Christopher's money clip that he was carrying when assassinated. Sports fans will gawk at Babe Ruth's white cashmere overcoat and a lock of his hair. A magnificent 1893 trophy from America's first 18- hole golf course in Chicago will also be there. In addition to Jackson's wardrobe, visitors will find Basil Rathbone's tweed hat worn during all of his Sherlock Holmes performances as well as famed clown Emmett Kelly's tramp costume and wilting umbrella from "The Greatest Show on Earth." There will be an Oscar for best picture, player pianos, western memorabilia, a glittering chandelier from the Wurlitzer estate, the world's largest collection of toys, dolls, teddy bears, vintage Mickey Mouse and jewelry ranging from Kaiser Wilhelm's cufflinks to a Pee Wee Herman Duhyuhwanne Watch. "The most memorable memorabilia will be here," said Schaut. "Wherever one turns there will be objects that trigger the nostalgia button." The 1993 "Atlantique City" Holiday Fair will feature a spectacular centennial celebration of "That Wonderful Year 1893," with many of the popular classics that were introduced 100 years ago -- Hershey Bars, Lipton Tea, Art Nouveau, Sears Roebuck, Ford and Benz Automobiles, Broadway Theatre, George Ferris' 250-foot wheel at the Chicago World's Fair, Movies and Picture Postcards, America's First 18-Hole Golf Course, Tchaikovsky's "Pathetique" Symphony and the song "Happy Birthday to You." The collector's extravaganza will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 16, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 17. Admission is $12 on Saturday and $10 on Sunday. Visitors enter the Convention Center on the Boardwalk between Florida and Mississippi Avenue. Casino Hotels, which surround the mammoth building, offer convenient parking. For information on show tickets, transportation and hotel discounts, call 609-926-1800. /delval/ -0- 10/12/93 /CONTACT: Alyce Benham of Brimfield Associates, 609-926-1800/
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