Antique & Collectible Show is this weekend

Local man will display military flight helmets

A variety of vintage clothing, glassware, silverware and antique radios will be available to view and purchase at the Clark County Event Center.

There will also be furniture, sports and movie memorabilia and collectible toys at the 10th annual Antique & Collectible Show, Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Local participants will include Gary Martin, a collector of U.S. military flight helmets, from World War II to the Vietnam War era.

He started collecting 10 years ago, to find a steel helmet similar to his father’s from World War II.

“It started as something sentimental,” Martin said. “One led to more.”

He also restores helmets, if they are damaged or missing parts.

Belva Ostenson, of Camas, plans to sell furniture, glassware and jewelry.

She has been an exhibitor at the Clark County show since it started.

“We get a lot of return people,” Ostenson said. “It’s a really busy show.”

The event center is located at the Clark County Fairgrounds, 17402 N.E. Delfel Road, Ridgefield.

Admission will cost $6 per person, age 18 and older. Individuals, ages 12 to 17, will be admitted for $3. Children younger than 12 will be admitted for free. Tickets will be available to purchase at the door.

Parking will be $6.

The show, produced by Palmer/Wirfs & Associates, will include appraisers who can identify and evaluate individual pieces that are brought to the show. That will cost $5 per item. Photos of larger items can also be brought.

There will be an archaeology exhibit, featuring medicine and perfume bottles, dolls, novelty mugs, kitchen glass and other items from 1870 to 1920, that were discovered during a study of an area across the street from Esther Short Park in Vancouver.

For more information, call (503) 282-0877 or visit