Dear patrons of The Collinsville Antiques Company,
We have made a difficult decision and have decided to act with an abundance of caution and close the shop temporarily. We have all listened to the experts and do not wish to potentially subject our customers and staff to the virus. It is a difficult decision, fraught with many problems for us in the future, but it's the right thing to do.
We all need to stand together and to each do our little part to defeat this menace. And yes, we will defeat it! We are an amazing people, we may be down, but we will never be out. God bless the U.S.A.
When it is time to open again we hope all of you will patronize the shop and help us make a comeback. We are determined that with your help we can continue to make this the best shop in the state.
Love you all!
Doug and Cindy
With over 22,000 square feet of showroom located on one floor,
we are the largest multi dealer antiques shop in New England
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If you have ever thought about becoming an antiques dealer you have come to the right spot. All you'll need is a desire to have lots of fun doing what we all love, buying and selling! It's easy to become a member of our family of dealers , many of whom have been with us for more than 20 years. We currently have dealers from all over New England and we welcome customers from around the country and the world.
Our booth sizes
13' x 9'. (Call for rates)
6 1/2 x 9'
5x6 lit showcases
Each booth has electrical plugs with full booths having overhead hangers for lighting sales. Booths are rented on a 30 day basis once an initial 4 month commitment period is met. Dealers are paid for sales every two weeks. Dealers are required to pay a 10% commission on sales OR work the floor assisting our customers two days a month. No items under $5 allowed. Please remember we reserve the right to be particular about the quality of items and decor in each booth. Every booth is a reflection on our 100 + dealers and the Collinsville Antique Co.
Should you have interest in joining our family or have additional questions you can reach the shop at 860-379-2290 or email us at .... and be added o our waiting list.
Become a Dealer
The Colllinsville Antiques Co. was formed in 1989 when former owner, David Bronkie, opened the business in the old Collins Company shipping building located in Collinsville, CT. The business grew from its modest start of 4,000 sq. feet to over 8,000 sq. feet in 1995 and was on the forefront of the proliferation of small group shops which could be found throughout the state.
In 1995 the business was purchased by Doug and Cindy Szydlo who quickly established it as one of the premier antiques shops in the state. The shop was recognized by national magazines and newspapers as the “Signature” business of the small town and began to garner both a national and even international clientele. By 2005 the shop has grown to over 20,000 sq feet and was the constant recipient of numerous “best antique shop” awards, including The Hartford Advocate from 1994 to 2002, and Hartford Magazine in 2004 and 2005. As many other group shops began to close, The Collinsville Antiques Co. flourished and its reputation grew.
In 2005 the antiques company was bursting at its seams and had outgrown its original home. The Collins Co complex had gone through a change of ownership and despite attempts by statewide personalities, newspapers, and locals to save the antiques company, the handwriting was on the wall. With the deterioration of the buildings, and many other issues, it became apparent that it was time for the company to close its doors or move to a new location.
In early 2005 the company began searching for a new location. The much sought after business was wooed by a number of towns in the area but eventually settled on the long vacant vvcWaring manufacturing building, only a few miles away in nearby New Hartford, CT. The building required a complete overhaul but the location on the much traveled Rte. 44 seemed to be the ideal spot. In the summer of 2005 the work crews began transforming the building into something never seen before in the area. A huge antiques shop rose, complete with amenities the antique shoppers had always asked for, One floor shopping, outdoor seating on a huge 60’ deck, handicapped access, air conditioning, a huge paved parking lot, and so much more. Locals and travelers on Rte. 44 watched in amazement as the dilapidated building was transformed in a matter of months from an eyesore to something to be proud of.
The new shop opened in oct of 2005 with statewide fan fare. Despite much consternation about relocating the shop it was an immediate success and we were pleased to see our loyal customers and exhibiters seamlessly moved with us. The “Best Antique Shop” accolades came fast and furious and continue to this day. Our customer base has grown over time from local, to national and even international. We have now grown from our original modest roots to something truly unique in the industry. We strive everyday to become so much more than just an antique shop but also a fun place to spend a day with the family.