Antiques and childrenKids will be the focus of the 36th...

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November 11, 1999|By Tom LoBianco

Antiques and children

Kids will be the focus of the 36th Annual Delaware Antiques Show in Wilmington, "Celebrating the Early American Child," Friday through Sunday, at the Tatnall School. The show is based on Winterthur's current exhibition, "KiDS! 200 Years of Childhood." The basics of collecting will be discussed in "The ABC's of Collecting: Discovering and Safeguarding the Value of Your Collection." A talk on collecting, "A Bear Market for Furniture? Or Is It Bull? The Fine Art of Buying Americana," will be presented by Brock W. Jobe. Fifty-one dealers will showcase 17th- to early 20th-century furniture, folk art, Native American art, ceramics, jewelry and more. They will also discuss appraisal techniques and offer tips on collecting.

The Delaware Antiques Show is Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., and Sunday, noon-5 p.m., at the Tatnall School, 1501 Barley Mill Road. $12; $11 Winterthur Museum members. Call 800-448-3883.

Waterfowl Festival

Families, art lovers and artists will flock together for Easton's Waterfowl Festival, Friday through Sunday. World championship goose calling and Mason-Dixon regional duck calling will be contested. See the work of John "Shotgun Wizard" Satterwhite, former captain of the U.S. Olympic Shooting Team. Kids can meet the official mascot of the festival, Webster the Goose, fish, see the Pride of Baltimore II and more. Arts, crafts and decoys will be sold and auctioned as well.

The Waterfowl Festival will take place Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m-6 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., throughout Easton. $10 per day; $20 multi-day ticket; children 14 and under free. Call 410-822-4567.

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