As the rock group Kansas sang in the 70s:

“I close my eyes, only for a moment
And the moment’s gone.
All my dreams pass before my eyes, a curiosity

Dust in the wind
All we are is dust in the wind.”

Well, remove that dust and get yourself to the all new and exciting “Antiques & Collectibles Club.”  It is not just about antiques anymore, but also about your favorite collectibles.

If you have something you collect and would like to share your knowledge or just listen to others discuss their treasures, then this is the club for you.

Informational, educational, and maybe just a bit entertaining,  you won’t want to miss out what just might be the trendiest club here at Westlake in ages!

Kudos to Mr. Leonard Dutkowitz, the founder and president of the “Antiques Club” since its creation.  His dedication and expertise have made this club one of the favorites here at Westlake.  He has graciously allowed me to follow his reign and be the next club president. I can only hope that I might be able to achieve the standards he set.  Best of luck Lenny in all your future endeavors.

In addition to antiques, another focus of the club will be collectibles such as furniture, clocks, records, coins, stamps, comics, books, telephones, radios, dolls, military items, sports memorabilia, movies, posters, campaign buttons, bottles, glassware, action figures, toys, signage, and more.

So what exactly is the difference between an antique and a collectible anyway?  Well I will tell you right now so keep reading and don’t turn that page!  In the antiques trade, the term refers to objects more than 100 years old. A collectible is a term that describes objects less than a hundred years old.  The value of an item is determined by supply and demand. There are rare antiques that sell for less than a newer collectible, but this is because there is less of a demand for the rare antique and a higher demand for the newer collectible.

Want to learn more?  Then you will have to attend the next meeting which is held every third Monday at 7 PM in the Steward Room.  Bring your favorite antique or collectible to discuss, trade, or maybe even sell to one of the members. New members are encouraged to attend. This is your club and you can make it what you want. See you there!

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