The “ORIGINAL 171st Semi-Annual York Antiques Show & Sale” is scheduled for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 21, 22 & 23 at Memorial Hall East, located within the York Fairgrounds Convention & Expo Center at 334 Carlisle Avenue in downtown York, Pennsylvania.   This popular event features 96 carefully screened exhibitors in room settings offering an impressive breadth of antiques, including 18th and 19th century period American and English furniture, country pieces in original paint and decoration, fine early porcelain and pottery, Oriental carpets, quilts, hooked rugs, samplers, and other textiles, lighting, historic ephemera, early kitchen and fireplace items, Native American artifacts, pueblo pottery and baskets, estate jewelry, vintage toys, and much more.   Melvin L. Arion, show promoter, does an outstanding job of assembling top-notch participants, while keeping the variety as broad as possible to ensure that nearly anyone can find a “new” treasure at York.  In addition, all major credit cards are accepted, making buying as convenient as possible. Thanks to the success of the snow there is little dealer turnover.  For the fall edition of York, there will be just five new exhibitors:  Michael Paul Gunselman, Centreville, DE, Louis J. Dianni of Hopewell Junction, NY, Dark Horse Antiques, Annapolis, MD, and two from Ohio, Joan Staufer of Fresno and David L. Good, Camden.   This York Show is considered one of the premier antiquing events in the mid-Atlantic region!  Also, according to Arion, it’s one of the oldest shows in the entire country. The hours both Friday and Saturday are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p. m. Parking is free.  The building is smoke-free and air-conditioned.  In addition, food will be available.  Admission is $10/person, $9 with this article or an ad. There are a few booths available due the sudden deaths of a couple of long time participants, along with the retirement of a few other past exhibitors.  For more information call Arion at (302) 542-3286 or visit During the show ONLY, the phone number is (717) 718-1097