“We have a little of this and a little of that,” Myers said. “Once people find you and they know that you’ll treat them fair, they will find you and do business with you.”
He has different types of antiques in his section of the store, which is in the back of the facility. His favorite piece of the Archangel Michael reportedly came out of a cathedral, Myers said. The statue, reportedly made in the 1800s, is painted in 18-karat gold.
Myers admits to having antiques in every corner of his store and says everything is for sale. He said he has purchased items for sale but decided not to sell them.
There was this one piece that had a peculiar smell to it which i thought cleaning and painting would get rid of,” Myers said. “It didn’t, so I ended up just burning it.”
All of his antique clocks are first checked out by Clock Shop on nearby Dallas Avenue to ensure it’s a good piece, Myers said. He even says he has many of his antiques in his A/C service shop. He has acquired many of his pieces locally but says he has gone to Missouri to get a piece he really wanted.
He says many of his most popular items, like the Hoosier cabinet or a Tonka toy, bring back powerful, positive memories for someone.
Fred’s Antiques is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday and Monday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.