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Islander Trading Post Antiques

1446 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL
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Ranked #10 of 15 Shopping in Sanibel Island
Type: Antique Shops
Most recent review
- Sep 12, 2014
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Portland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

I found the most lovely antique, hand-painted door knobs there. Two matching sets! Bill (and I apologize if I've gotten your name wrong!) could tell that I was truly in love with them and would give them a loving home. Then, he helped me find a salt & pepper shaker set that were marked "Florida." I couldn't leave without purchasing... More

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Concord, North Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

A truly nice place. I have been to lots of shops and this was one of the most organized and has a wide variety of items for sale. Great postcard collection which has been sorted out by state and category. Prices were as I expected. Staff was nice and not rude as reported in prior posts.

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Saginaw, Michigan
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61 reviews 61 reviews
19 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I don't know much about antiques but this store is full of them. It was well organized into categories to make searching easier. My son found the couple things he was seeking at reasonable prices. Had to go back a second time for the rest of my adult kids!

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Wellington, Florida
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103 reviews 103 reviews
24 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Islander Trading Post is the coolest antique shop I've ever been to. They have an enormous collection of items. Military, Boy Scouts, music, books, advertising, medical, etc. You name it they have it. At times it's a little overwhelming and hard to take it all in. I've seen reviewers saying the staff is unpleasant, but I asked the guy there... More

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Jonesborough, Tennessee
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132 reviews 132 reviews
53 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We visited both shops, one at the end of Periwinkle and one on the other end of Periwinkle. They have a large variety of "stuff". The prices was a bit high but remember we are on a Private Island. If you want it bad enough you'll take it home. Again I overheated and got sick and had to run across... More

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Binghamton, New York
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

wow ....these people must be having a bad day on sanibel island how that can happen i havent a clue, ive been to islander trading post many times over the years and i love this shop! ive read the last few negative reviews and i just have to say something. i collect very seriously and i always find a great... More

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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The good? Awesome inventory,very organized, lots to look at. The bad? Way, way over priced. I've been picking before reality TV & eBay ruined everything. I collect quite a bit of stuff and am very knowledgable when it comes to old advertising, music, toys, etc. I can find this stuff on a weekly basis for 90% less then what they... More

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Sebring
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

I have visited the Islander Trading post every summer for several years and have always made one clear and consistent observation: the owners and sales clerks are not friendly and rarely acknowledge your existence. Prices are way too high. This is a great place to look around but do not expect to find a bargain.

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Sanibel Island, Florida
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

stop in to take a look around sales clerk wasn't friendly nor were the prices If you like to look around but not touch then its a neat place. but buyers beware prices is 3 times market value.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This is a cute little place but the prices are usually in the same 35-45 dollar range lots of things. It is very overwhelming and many of things are in glass cases and are so packed in there you can't see what's behind what. The people who work there are not friendly at all so you don't even want to... More

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