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Best Shops For Antiques & Collectibles In Pittsburgh

April 20, 2011 6:00 AM

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A genuine classic is like a diamond in the rough for collectors and antique enthusiasts. While it’s not always easy to find those special vintage treasures, a few hot spots in Pittsburgh boast superb collections that will have you sure you’ve hit the antique goldmine.
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EN Miller Antique Mall

615 E. Railroad Avenue
Verona, PA 15147
(412) 828-3288

Three stories chock-full of rare finds, the EN Miller Antique Mall has one of the biggest and best selections of antiques and collectibles in Pittsburgh. Aisles of unique china, collectibles and furniture might seem overwhelming at first, but the store is so clean and well organized that it’s easy to navigate your way around this over-sized treasure chest. The staff is also knowledgeable and friendly and can help you find just what you’re looking for. Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

Zerrer’s Antiques

2703 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 338-0800
www.zerrersantiques.com

You’re not likely to find a friendlier antique spot in Pittsburgh. Zerrer’s mantra is simple: “Be nice to people, give them a good product at a good price and they’ll come back.” With an eclectic selection of finds dating back to the 1870’s – most notably collectible glassware and fun, vintage furniture pieces – this is one of the best antiques stores in Pittsburgh to find the perfect item at a low price. Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, by chance.

Crown Antiques & Collectibles

1018 5th Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
(412) 567-7955
www.crowntiques.com

Located in the heart of Pittsburgh, walking through this five-story building is like walking through a time machine. Each floor holds countless collectibles, from books, to baseball cards, to John Deere advertising memorabilia. With so many collectibles to see, you’ll want to make sure you give yourself ample time to appreciate the store’s selections. A list of inventory is also available on the store’s website for those who prefer to scope out the selections online. Hours: Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Saturday, closed; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

- Julia Mccandless
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