Authentiques Past and Present
The first time we dropped by this shop in its little niche of 18th Street, we spent the better part of an hour sorting through old New York postcards. Recently, we were there again and could not help but spend more quality time slowly sifting through trinkets and curios displayed behind glass. Partners for over forty-five years, Robert and Paul’s reserve of vintage 50s lamps, baby boomer cartoon memorabilia, Murano glass, barware, a substantial collection of 1960s napkin holders and salt and pepper shakers is a treat to wander through. And if all of this is not enough, it is Christmas all year round at Authentiques. The collections of ornaments and other decorations is remarkable as are the shelves filled with Halloween merchandise. Most certainly, this well-filled shop on 18th is a fabulous place for anyone with a penchant for nostalgia.