The Co-Op

Best Kept Secret in WNY for Antiques & Collectibles!

A Little About Us

Growing up, Sunday excursions to antique shops with my family was always treasured. Through the years my mother always found wonderful items to make our house a home.

However, my parents soon ran out of room as so many antiquers do! The Co-Op became a fantastic place for sharing not only our treasures, but for making wonderful friends! My father, John, was for many years the unforgettable official greeter wearing his trademark vintage black derby. His spirit and derby continue to live on today. Our shop has grown through the years and our dealers have become an extended family.

We are a unique multi-dealer shop offer a constantly changing inventory with vendors stopping daily to add and change their inventory.

We sell a diverse array of antiques and collectibles including but not limited to furniture, primitives, pottery, glassware, jewelry, books, coins, linens & textiles, tools, lamps & shades and ephemera to name a few.

Come check us out and enjoy the friendly atmosphere, great selection and big band music!!

Our News

  • "Holiday Open House"
    Come join us for our open house at The Co-Op Yesterday and Today
    on FRIDAY, SATURDAY,and SUNDAY November 25, 26, and 27th, 2011

    We will be opening early..9am and closing late...6pm for your shopping convenience.
    We will have beverages & home-made cookies for you to enjoy as you check out all the great items!
    Hope to see you there!!

  • GEISHA GIRL Porcelain

    Geisha Girl Porc. was one of several Japanese china production efforts aimed at the booming export markets of the US,Canada, England , and other parts of Europe. The wares feature colorful, kimono clad Japanese ladies in scenes of everyday Japanese life surrounded by floral and mountain range detail. Over a hundred manufacturers were involved in Geisha Girl production. This accounts for the several hundred different patterns with well over a dozen borders colors and styles. The height of the Geisha Girl production was between 1910 and mid 1930's. Some post war production has been found marked Occupied Japan. A new wave of Nippon-marked reproduction Geisha Girl emerged in 1996. Geisha Girl productions of the 1960's were overly plain, the mid 1990's repros were overly ornate. Original Geisha Girl porcelain was enhanced by brush strokes of color over a stenciled design, it was never perfectly done as found on current reproductions. Although a majority of the produced items were tea and coffee pots, cup and saucers and plates, there was a host of other items. Some of them were bowls, celery dish, cream/sugar, cocoa set, egg cup, powder jar, hair receivers, Lemonade set, shakers, vase, trays, relish dish, ewer, mint dish, etc. An affordable porcelain for entertaining
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