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Vendors sought for Collectors’ Expo; event to benefit three local organizations

There’s hardly a person on the planet that doesn’t collect something – beer cans, shoes, old computers, comic books, t-shirts, stamps, chairs, tomes, postcards… the list goes on and on. Currently, vendors who collect, sell and/or trade are encouraged to take a part in the inaugural Collectors’ Expo, scheduled to be held from 9 am to 3:30 pm, Saturday, September 9, in the historic Buffalo Irish Center, 245 Abbott Road, South Buffalo.

The event may be a ways off, but there’s no time like the present for collectors to start thinking about this. Plus, the organizers are very hopeful to get a ton of fantastic collections together. “We envision the event to be something like ‘American Pickers’ under one roof, featuring sports memorabilia, coins, stamps, antiques, original art, trains, toys, bottles, comic books, music and theatre memorabilia, and more,” said Joe Kirchmyer of West Seneca, organizer of the event. “Everyone collects something … and there will definitely be something there for everyone.”

The Collectors’ Expo seconds as a fundraiser for three South Buffalo organizations: The Buffalo Irish Center, South Buffalo Alive and Dog Ears Bookstore & Café. There will be a two dollar charge at the door for visitors, all of which will be donated to the aforementioned causes. Currently Eight-foot tables are available to rent at a cost of $50 for one, $95 for two or $135 for three. Individual six-foot tables will also be available for $45 each. A number of these tables have already been spoken for, by collectors that represent sports memorabilia, comic books, antiques, handcrafted art, coins, music, crafts and photography. So far, the expo is off to a great start. Hopefully this will continue to be a celebrated event, year after year.

Food will also be available for purchase during the event thanks to the Irish Center kitchen staff. 

For more information on reserving a table, please contact Joe Kirchmyer at

Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, and the Madd Tiki Winter Luau. Other projects: Navigetter.

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