Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Where to find celebrities in Las Vegas...

Warm weather season is right around the corner which means vacationers will be flocking to Las Vegas for catching a tan, winning big and spotting celebrities. So, where are the best places to see stars (and we’re not taking in the desert sky)?

According to, since celebrities love to shop, Vegas’ luxury malls are excellent for celeb-watching. In particular, Caesars Palace Forum Shops offers all the high end designer brands celebs crave like Louis Vuitton  and Gucci, plus there is one store devoted to stars, and the famous love it, too.

Antiquities International is a 3,400 square foot space of autographs, memorabilia and novelties featuring icons and legends of movies, TV, music, history and politics. Owner Toby Stoffa has been in the antique and autograph business for nearly three decades and has made strong connections with collectors all over the world. Her world renowned inventory changes all the time, but is the only place to find documents signed by presidents along with AC/DC autographed guitars.

This incredible store is more like a museum, and while you could spend hours just perusing the amazing artifacts, Antiquities is also a great place to see live celebs. Infamous baseball legend, Pete Rose, actually signs autographs in the store a few times a month, and icons Loni Anderson and Ernest Borgnine also made an appearance, recently.

Hundreds of stars clove the store and buy Stoffa’s antiques like refurbished candy and cigarette machines, signed Beatles albums, autographed movie posters of their heroes, and many of the more expensive items like Marilyn Monroe’s framed dress.

Some famous patrons include; Bruce Willis, Ron Jeremy, Laura Croft from Holly’s World, Axl Rose, and probably the most famous long-time customer, Michael Jackson. In fact, Stoffa and Jackson became friends and he frequented the store for private shopping sprees where he would spend up to $40,000.

So, the next time you’re in Vegas, check out Antiquities in the Caesars Palace Forum Shops, while you’re admiring their beautifully framed celeb memorabilia you may just meet one in the flesh!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Free, Cheap and Fun Las Vegas Vacations

Hey Vegas Lovers, we know times are STILL tight, but if you’re planning an Income Tax Return Vacay to our lovely city but still on a tight budget check out these suggestions for free, cheap and fun stuff to do in Vegas. And isn’t free, cheap and fun what Vegas is all about!

Of course, we at Antiquities feel we should be on the list. Antiquities is a veritable museum of Americana nostalgia and celebrity memorabilia

Owner Toby Stoffa has been in the biz for decades and hers is one of the largest collections of rare antiques, celebrity autographs and historical memorabilia in the world – all in 3,400 square-foot  space of wonder within the luxurious Caesars Palace Forum Shops.

Where else can you see an official Civil War uniform next to a signed True Blood poster? Don’t you want to tell your friends you were thiiiiis close to Marilyn Monroe’s scarf? Or that you touched a refurbished ’57 Chevy made into a couch and met an honest-to-goodness singing Elvis?!

Seriously, check us out on Yelp for more info and come visit Antiquities and spend an hour out of the casinos and heat (or wind, or cold) exploring Stoffa’s treasure trove of everything-you’ve-always-wanted. Oh, and about that budget… no worries, we have postcards for $1!

Ok, we promised some other insider tips for Vegas on a budget so here ya go:

For great shopping head north of the Strip to the Las Vegas Premium Outlets – great stores at great prices

Get around town for less with the shuttle

Score ½ price tickets for shows the day of

Downtown Vegas has enough free entertainment with the largest LED light show, the cheap zip line and people watching to spend a whole day. Plus, the local haunts down there are great for non-casino nightlife with true Las Vegans!

Of course, nothing, I mean nothing, beats the beauty and elegance of the dancing water show of the Bellagio lake. Très romantique!

For more tips check out Las Vegas’ visitors site and the Las Vegas Insider.

Remember, what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, but hopefully some of your money can stay in your wallet. 

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, George Clooney and Brad Pitt. Yep, it's Oscar time at Antiquities!

With the 84th Academy Awards on February 26th, Antiquities is getting in Oscar mode! Antiquities owner, Toby Stoffa, loves the glamour and romance of the Academy Awards and so we’re featuring some of the nominees so you can have plenty of time to get your favorite on your wall well before they collect their gold statues!

George Clooney

While the handsome Hollywood power player is nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role for The Descendants, we remember him fondly as a smoldering Dark Knight. Check out this classic presentation of the actors portraying Batman:

Brad Pitt

Before being nominated in Clooney’s same category for his performance in Moneyball, Brad Pitt was fighting against a man-made virus in 12 Monkeys.

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

Nominated for Best Cinematogrophy and Best Actress in a Leading Role for Rooney Mara’s performance, this film is the American language version of the Swedish trilogy by Stieg Larsson. Just in time for the Oscars, you can proudly display this beautiful signed movie poster.

Best Director

Finally, in honor of the Best Director category, we are featuring this beautiful homage to 22 of Hollywood’s most influential directors, including Oscar nominee, Martin Scorsese. Scorsese is nominated for his directing of the feature film Hugo.

Stoffa and Antiquities know that this year’s Oscars will be exciting and the competition is fierce! Call Antiquities today to order any of these or other favorite movie memories. And don’t forget to visit us in the Caesars Palace Forum Shops when you’re in Las Vegas!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Twilight's Breaking Dawn Part 1 autographed movie poster is the perfect gift to light up their holiday!

For Twihards (die-hard fans of the Twilight phenomenon) this is what they’ve been waiting for – the first part of the final installment of the Twilight Saga. Breaking Dawn is the fourth and last book in the series written by Stephanie Meyer, and since the story is epic and unfolds with onion-layered subplots and character arcs, this final book is split into two movies. Celebrate the epic event by giving someone you love a signed Twilight movie poster from Antiquities International.
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 opened on November 18, 2011 to the third biggest opening weekend recorded (just behind the saga’s New Moon and a Harry Potter film), at just over $138 million.
The film’s starts with Belle and Edward getting married – an event that fans waited for patiently through the first three films. The story follows their honeymoon where Bella unexpectedly learns she is expecting. The newlyweds rush back to the states to decide how to handle the unfamiliar vampire/human pregnancy. The events become even more complicated when the neighboring wolf pack learns of the inception they believe to pose a threat to their lives, and close in on the family. The passion, emotions and tension build until the final scene gets everything she’s been wanting for – and more.

Surprise and delight the Twilight fan in your life with this beautiful Breaking Dawn movie poster signed by the three main stars; Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner.  Call Antiquities today to buy this amazing piece of Hollywood history in the making and to find more one-of-a-kind Twilight memorabilia.  We get new inventory every day, so let us know what you’re looking for this holiday season!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Take me out to the ballgame? Well, Pete Rose can’t, but he will let you have a piece of his baseball history!

The legendary Cincinnati Reds switch hitter Pete Rose signed autographs in Antiquities at the end of November. But don’t worry if you missed him, he’ll be making signing appearances throughout 2012. After seven years of signing at the sports memorabilia store, Field of Dreams, Rose has found a new home with Antiquities International.

“We are so happy to have Mr. Rose at Antiquities. He truly is a legend and our many baseball fans will love to meet him. Plus, his banishment document really is a piece of sports and American history. Mr. Rose is the kind of celebrity Antiquities love – an amazing with career with a touch of intrigue,” said Antiquities owner, Toby Stoffa. Antiquities has been in business for over 27 years and has obtained many exclusive and historical sports pieces.

Want something now? You can also purchase a piece of signed Pete Rose memorabilia - a copper and leather signed copy of the agreement which banished him from baseball in 1989. This amazing piece of baseball history even includes his famous inscription, “I’m sorry I bet on baseball,” referring to allegation of Rose gambling on games, including his own while he played for and managed the Reds.

The document has been notarized to ensure authenticity and is signed by Rose, the then commissioner of baseball, Bart Giamatti, the deputy commissioner Fay Vincent and Super Agent, Rubin Katz. This is the first time copies of the official document have been sold and they are available at Antiquities or on Rose’s website

More than just a scandal-maker, the infamous Rose is best known for his amazing MLB career including winning three World Series rings, an MVP award, two Gold Gloves, Rookie of the Year, was an All-Star 17 times in five different positions and three batting titles. Not to mention his impressive stats leading in hits, games played, at-bats and outs.

Want a copy of Rose’s banishment document or to find out about upcoming appearances? Call Antiquities at (702) 792-2274.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

One more day until the big event!!!

Want to meet a celebrity in Vegas? How about two?!

Celebrities Ernest Borgnine and Loni Anderson will be signing autographs and taking photos with fans at Antiquities International in Caesars Palace Forum Shops on Friday, November 18, 2011.

“We are so excited to have both of these outstanding actors in our store. Mr. Borgnine and Ms. Anderson have had significant careers in show business and we know their fans will be thrilled to see them in person,” said Antiquities’ owner, Toby Stoffa.

Borgnine’s impressive five-decade career includes appearances in over 100 feature films, three television series and several voiceovers in animated films. His most notable works include From Here to Eternity, Marty, for which he won an Oscar in 1955, and his starring role in the popular television series, McHale’s Navy. Borgnine has also won many Lifetime Achievement awards and in 1996 drove a bus across the country to meet his fans.

Anderson has also earned many accolades and is best known for her role as Jennifer Marlowe on WKRP in Cincinnati. She starred in several movies, including a biopic about Jayne Mansfield opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger. Also, her pinup bikini photo was one of the best selling wall posters of the 1970s. She published her autobiography, My Life in High Heels, in 1997.

Both stars will be signing autographed 8X10 photos for $30 and fans can have their photo taken with their personal cameras for $20. Borgnine will be appearing from 4 to 7 p.m. followed by Anderson from 7 to 10 p.m. November 18, 2011 at Antiquities International in the Caesars Palace Forum Shops. 

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Happy Halloween from Antiquities! We have all Treats no Tricks!

Want to own a piece of Hollywood Horror History? Antiquities has just what you need to add to your personal collection of signature spook.

Celebrate the fourth season of True Blood with this amazing poster signed by the True Blood cast and accompanying star photos.

True Blood cast signed large photo by Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Alexander Skarsgard, Rutina Wesley, Sam Trammell, Chris Bauer, Nelsan Ellis, Carrie Preston, Mehcad Brooks, Michelle Forbes, Joe Manganiello and Ryan Kwatten in a custom framed display with photos and show logo matting.

Or how about a trip down memory lane and into the Twighlight Zone? All of the classic television shows’ famous elements are there, including the clock and door that bring the infamous tune to mind.

The Twilight Zone signatures by 21: Rod Serling,Earl Holliman,Burgess Meredith,Keenan Wynn,Barney Phillips,Donna Douglas,Billy Mumy,Peter Falk,Anne Francis,John Anderson,Jack Klugman,Richard Kiel,Cliff Robertson,William Shatner,June Foray,Oscar Beregi,Carol Burnett,Jack Warden,Michael Constantine,Martin Landau Custom framed display with photos and replica props.

Of course, we must include the master of suspense – Alfred Hitchcock – with this beautiful framed and signed Psycho poster, fully equipped with bloody knife and shower curtain!

Psycho signatures by 9:Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Martin Balsam, Vera Miles, John Gavin, John McIntire, Simon Oakland, composer Bernard Herrmann and director Alfred Hitchcock. Custom framed in an awesome display with photos, shower curtain and "bloody" knife used as the name plaque.

Finally, the suspense increases with this classic Rear Window poster and James Stewart signed photo. Relive the movie yourself with a pair of binoculars (no broken leg necessary) and use this beautiful poster as inspiration!

James Stewart signed photo from the Hitchcock classic Rear Window. Framed in a movie poster.