Place to find a golden oldie:

Milwaukee Antique Center

Anyone who has a serious addiction to antiques knows that the hunt for a good antique is almost as enjoyable as finding it.

“The hottest items are antique toys,” says Carl Seitz at House in the Woods Auction Gallery in Eagle. “Our area also offers some great values in Oriental collectibles. If you have the knowledge, you can really do well by reselling your finds in stronger markets, such as California or New York.”

He also adds that a well-made piece of antique furniture will not only serve you well, but can be a wise investment. “Good antique furniture not only holds value, but often gains value while you own it,” he offers as a tip.

Though there’s nothing quite like going to an antique auction, Seitz says that one of the best places to find an antique treasure is at the Milwaukee Antique Center, 341 N. Milwaukee St., in the Third Ward.

“It’s known among antique dealers as ‘the motherhouse,’” says Seitz. “It’s the oldest antique mall in Wisconsin and offers a little bit of everything. It’s certainly worth a visit.”

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Contributing writers: Laurie Arendt, Kay Dahlke, Jordan DeChambre, Candace Doyle, Bob Gosman, Matt Hronick, JoAnn Petaschnick, Janet Raasch, Mary Lou Santovec, Amy Siewert Contributing photographers: Nathan Harrmann, Amy Siewert
Illustrations: Anjl Rodee