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Best Places For Antiquing In Pittsburgh

June 26, 2012 6:00 AM

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Not all brag-worthy purchases include the latest product or trendiest fashion accessory. In fact, some of the best buys are those picked up while antiquing. Whether you’re on the hunt for vintage-inspired treasures, retro toys from your childhood or an aged piece of furniture, antique stores offer a time-transcending shopping experience that no chain store can match. Browse these five antique malls and stores for the best antiquing experience in Pittsburgh.
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Antiques of Shadyside
4806 Liberty Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
(412) 621-4455
www.antiquesofshadyside.com

For an unmatched selection of antique jewelry, you can trust Antiques of Shadyside to provide only the finest antique jewelry and watches. Located on Liberty Avenue, this family owned store stocks everything from watches to rings to precious and semi-precious stones. In addition to more than 30 years of experience in on-site sizing, cleaning, repairing, remounting and appraising antique watches and jewelry, Antiques of Shadyside guarantees your satisfaction with warranties on every piece they sell. Whether your taste is high-end, classic or casual, Antiques of Shadyside is unrivaled for the best antique and estate jewelry in Pittsburgh.

Related: Best Shops For Antiques And Collectables In Pittsburgh

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Wagon Wheel Antiques
1399 Pittsburgh Road
Valencia, PA 16059
(724) 898-9974
www.wagonwheelantiques.us

Bring home a piece of the past with fine antique furnishings and home décor from Wagon Wheel Antiques. Located on Route 8, this sprawling store boasts over 6,800 square feet of antique furniture, china, rugs, lamps, art, frames, linens and mirrors to transform your home. More than 20 antique dealers claim space in Wagon Wheel Antique’s four buildings offering thousands of antiques at discounted prices. As an added bonus, shipping is available for items purchased here.

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Sports World Specialties
645 Smithfield St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 232-3343
www.sportsworldspecialties.com

Die-hard Pittsburgh sports fans will be in awe of the vast collection of vintage Steelers, Penguins and Pirates memorabilia on display at Sports World Specialties. Owner Dan Means’ wealth of knowledge about Pittsburgh-related items is nearly as impressive as his sports antiques that range from vintage cards and bobble heads to rare game-used equipment. Sports World Specialties also carries autographed photos, baseballs and hockey pucks as well as Three Rivers Stadium seats, all of which come with a third-party authenticity certificate. Don’t pass up the store’s Roberto Clemente Collection that features a game-used Pirates jacket and single-signed balls, a must-see for any Clemente fan.

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Where The Toys Are!
45 W. Pike St.
Canonsburg, PA 15317
(724) 745-4599
www.wherethetoysare.com

Bring out the kid in your antiquing adventures with a stop at Where The Toys Are. With its engaging, old-time atmosphere, this Canonsburg area variety store stocks thousands of hard-to-find antique and collectable toys from America’s yesteryears. Whether you’re searching for vintage action figures or tin windup toys, chances are you’ll find it at Where The Toys Are. Browsing these retro toys is more than just fun; it’s a genuine trip back to your childhood.

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Heidelberg Antique Mall
1451 & 1550 Collier Ave.
Heidelberg, PA 15106
(412) 429-9222
pittsburghantiquemall.com

If you’re new to antiquing, the Heidelberg Antique Mall is a great place to start your antiquing adventures. This 10,000 square foot mall located minutes from Bridgeville and Carnegie promises something for everyone, including an extensive assortment of pottery, lighting, clocks, furniture, depressionware, linens and more. Items are priced flexibly making this spacious showroom a welcoming atmosphere for the novice collector. In addition to quality antiques, the Heidelberg Antique Mall also offers top-notch estate liquidation services and eBay consignment services for items over $50.

Related: Best Places To Shop Vintage In Pittsburgh

Jessica Wasik lives in Pittsburgh where works as a full-time figure skating coach sharing her passion with todays generation of young skaters. A graduate of Robert Morris University with a degree in English Studies, Jessica is also a contributing writer for Allegheny West Magazine. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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