Antiques shops round up memories of Masters past

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Steve Fiegenbaum and Martha Lyons sell Masters collectibles and souvenirs, including autographed items and old golf clubs, at The Antique Market, Interiors and Gifts in Augusta.  Jackie Ricciardi/Staff
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Steve Fiegenbaum and Martha Lyons sell Masters collectibles and souvenirs, including autographed items and old golf clubs, at The Antique Market, Interiors and Gifts in Augusta.

Two years ago, I decided to brave the traffic and weather, and I walked about two miles down Washington Road in the rain to purchase a green Masters baseball cap for my dad. He absolutely loved it and had a keepsake from his beloved sporting event, so that's all that mattered.

If you're searching for Masters memorabilia for your friends and family and don't have tickets to the tournament or access to the official Masters gift shop, several local antiques stores have items for sale. Here's a sampling:

Antique Market, Interiors & Gifts

WHERE: 106 Pleasant Home Road

WHAT: Masters badges, books, hats (some never worn), clothing, golf clubs, clocks, autographed items, old advertising and magazine covers. Through Sunday, the store will have a golf show with Masters-related items on display.

HOURS: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday

CALL: (706) 364-1304

AUGUSTA ART AND FRAME SHOP

WHERE: 1116 Reynolds St.

WHAT: Prints of the course, framed badge holders

HOURS: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and Friday; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday

CALL: (706) 722-8229

NEIL GHINGOLD ANTIQUES

WHERE: 1230-32 Broad St.

WHAT: Masters badges, hats, clocks, watches, commemorative pins, Christmas ornaments, pocket knives, key chains, folding chairs, bag tags, gift items given to key supporters (mugs, radios and travel bags), drink holders, Masters annuals, yardage books, spectator guides, prints, teddy bears, shirts, jackets, books, autographs from famous golfers' wives dating back to the 1960s.

HOURS: 10 a.m. to noon and 1-5 p.m. today through Saturday

CALL: (706) 722-3483

ESTATE SALES & ANTIQUES

WHERE: 393 Highland Ave., Surrey Center

WHAT: Prints of Masters photographs on canvas

HOURS: Noon to 5 p.m. daily

CALL: (706) 922-9090

DOWNTOWN ANTIQUE MALL

WHERE: 1243 Broad St.

WHAT: Masters badges, banners, chairs, golf clubs, books, old magazines and Par 3 Tea-Time at the Masters cookbooks

HOURS: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. today-Saturday

CALL: (706) 722-3571

MARKETPLACE ANTIQUES

WHERE: 1208 Broad St.

WHAT: Masters badges, shirts, hats, glasses, cookbooks, chairs, books, umbrellas, golf clubs, ball markers, plastic cups and bags

HOURS: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. today-Saturday

CALL: (706) 724-6066

RIVERFRONT ANTIQUE MALL

WHERE: 5979 Jefferson Davis Highway, North Augusta

WHAT: Masters badges, prints, hats, shirts, chairs, pins, signed photos, drinking glasses and books

HOURS: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today-Sunday

CALL: (803) 279-0900


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