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Show Review: Renninger’s Antique Extravaganza 2014

There aren’t many shows left in Florida that offer the sheer variety of items that the November Renniger’s Antique Extravaganza routinely supplies, so it’s understandable that the buzz surrounding this show usually starts months in advance.  Whether you collect paintings, tools, pottery, comic books, knives, advertising signs, jewelry, toys or just about anything else, the odds are good you will find at least a little something at Rennigers and  sometimes even more than you bargained for.  This wide variety of merchandise leads to a large number of attendees so newbies be warned, this is easily a daylong event and can stretch to the entire weekend.

On Friday morning, November 14, my wife Cindy and I dutifully ventured into the fray armed for antiques and a day’s shopping.  The drive between Jacksonville and Mount Dora was uneventful.  The weather was overcast, which I consider perfect for outdoor shows as long as this isn’t a harbinger of rain.  About ten miles away …