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April 2020

***Event Cancelled*** Lamp & Lighting Repair

April 8 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Little Traveler is temporarily closed to help stop the spread of COVID-19. All events through April 30 have been cancelled. We're taking a wait-and-see approach on events scheduled to occur after May 1. Learn more about our temporary closing.  Bob Auwaerter's affinity for restoration projects began with the restoration of his 1920s St. Charles home. He's always been mechanically inclined and has a talent for restoring motorcycles, tractors, cars, etc. When his wife became an antiques dealer and collector,…

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May 2020

Crystal and China Repair

May 6 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Mary Lou and Bob Gates have perfected the art of china and crystal repair. Bring in your chipped or cracked china, porcelain and crystal and let them work their magic. Minor repairs can be done while you shop. If you can’t make the scheduled dates, our store serves as a drop-off and pick-up site any time during store hours. Free Estimates.

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June 2020

Knife & Scissor Sharpening

June 13 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Make sure your cutlery and clippers are in top form for barbecuing and gardening. Tom’s Knife Sharpening service will be in our Housewares department to sharpen your knives, scissors, and garden clippers. Knives can be done while you shop; scissors and other items will be taken to Tom’s repair shop and returned to our store within a few days. If you can't make the scheduled date. you're welcome to drop off your items to be sharpened a few days early…

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Metal Restoration & Buy Back

June 13 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Robben's Metal Restoration Specialist restores sterling, plate, pewter, brass, copper, gold, spelter, zinc, nickel and bronze. Their services include polishing, plating, soldering, dent removal & more. Silver, Gold & Brass BUY BACK: Turn your unwanted silver, gold, brass & silverplate into cash. Robben Antiques will buy sterling silver, gold & brass - tea sets, flatware, candle sticks, etc. They'll also purchase Victorian antique silver plate in good condition. Picture ID and signature required.

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August 2020

Crystal & China Repair

August 12 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Mary Lou and Bob Gates have perfected the art of china and crystal repair. Bring in your chipped or cracked china, porcelain and crystal and let them work their magic. Minor repairs can be done while you shop. If you can’t make the scheduled dates, our store serves as a drop-off and pick-up site any time during store hours. Free Estimates.

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September 2020

Lamp & Lighting Repair

September 9 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Bob Auwaerter's affinity for restoration projects began with the restoration of his 1920s St. Charles home. He's always been mechanically inclined and has a talent for restoring motorcycles, tractors, cars, etc. When his wife became an antiques dealer and collector, he turned his skills toward restoring antiques and made a natural progression into lighting. When he retired, lamp repair became his focus, and he's been doing freelance lighting repair for over three years. Because of his background in antiques, Bob…

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Knife & Scissor Sharpening

September 12 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Tom’s Knife Sharpening service will be in our Housewares department to sharpen your knives, scissors, and garden clippers. Knives can be done while you shop; scissors and other items will be taken to Tom’s repair shop and returned to our store within a few days. If you can't make the scheduled date. you're welcome to drop off your items to be sharpened a few days early in our Housewares department.

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November 2020

Metal Restoration & Buy Back

November 7 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Robben's Metal Restoration Specialist restores sterling, plate, pewter, brass, copper, gold, spelter, zinc, nickel and bronze. Their services include polishing, plating, soldering, dent removal & more. Silver, Gold & Brass BUY BACK: Turn your unwanted silver, gold, brass & silverplate into cash. Robben Antiques will buy sterling silver, gold & brass - tea sets, flatware, candle sticks, etc. They'll also purchase Victorian antique silver plate in good condition. Picture ID and signature required.

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Knife & Scissor Sharpening

November 14 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Be ready to carve the roast beast! Tom’s Knife Sharpening service will be in our Housewares department to sharpen your knives, scissors, and garden clippers. Knives can be done while you shop; scissors and other items will be taken to Tom’s repair shop and returned to our store within a few days. If you can't make the scheduled date. you're welcome to drop off your items to be sharpened a few days early in our Housewares department.

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Crystal & China Repair

November 18 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Mary Lou and Bob Gates have perfected the art of china and crystal repair. Bring in your chipped or cracked china, porcelain and crystal and let them work their magic. Minor repairs can be done while you shop. If you can’t make the scheduled dates, our store serves as a drop-off and pick-up site any time during store hours. Free Estimates.

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UPDATE: Temporary Store Closing

A few days ago, we never imagined we'd be doing this, but the COVID-19 situation continues to change so rapidly that it's too risky for our customers as well as our employees to keep the store open. The Little Traveler wants to do its part to help stop...

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