San Telmo Fair: the treasure hunt

San Telmo fair is one of the rides you can´t miss if you visit the neighborhood on a Sunday. Its 270 posts offer treasures of the past, as they have done for over forty years.

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San Telmo Fair: the treasure hunt

Nov 13, 2015

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San Telmo fair is one of the rides you can´t miss if you visit the neighborhood on a Sunday. Its 270 posts offer treasures of the past, as they have done for over forty years.

Since 1970, every Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm. fair sellers stop at the heart of one of the oldest neighborhoods of Buenos Aires, on the Dorrego Square and its surrounding streets.

Candlesticks, crockery, fans, toys, jewelry, tapestries, coins, buttons, stamps, miniatures and silver, among a host of objects, make up the charming chaos of an ideal place for collectors or curious people willing to find that thing the untrained eyes do not see neither could appreciate.

Here a map to meet the fair through its curiosities


HAIR STRAIGHTENER AND CURLING IRON SCISSORS

With over one hundred years of history, this flat iron and curling of the early 1900s, was one of the favorites for the ladies of high society in the era. You can find this item at post N° 21 of Dorita Molli, an expert in former female beauty, as well as objects of silver and nickel silver, as cutlery and crockery. Search it in the heart of the square.





SUNGLASSES

The Fair can be a good place to buy useful items like vintage objects as the sunglasses of post N° 168 of Victor Rodriguez. There are super modern and contemporary models like cat eye style celluloid with original glass and braided sideburns which survived since 1930. Specializing in glassware and mirrors, you can find Victor at the back of the square, almost at the corner of Anselmo Aieta and Humberto Primo.

San Telmo fair


MUSIC BOX

Is there an item as fascinating as the old music boxes? With mesmerizing melodies, Domingo Corigliano is giving them rope every Sunday from post N° 76. One of the most admired is the copy of a combined 60’s style furniture with drawers and jewelry boxes and a vinyl record rotating as the music plays. There´re also toys, chests and crystal. It´s a magical space located in one of the corners of the square on Defensa Street.


PORCELAIN PINCUSHION

The post of Maria Lourdes Janeiro Alvarez is a universe of porcelain and colonial art. Thought for flirty fashion designers, the pincushion is a porcelain figurine silk, lace and sequins dressed. A delicacy from the 19th century Germany. You´ll find this place at post N° 21, on the square, just in front of the stairs leading Humberto Primero.





MAGNIFYING GLASSES, PENS, INKWELLS

The old scientific world also has a place in this fair. In various places you can find magnifiers, pens, inkwells, projectors, microscopes and cameras, among other vintage items related to science. Made in marble and bronze, inkwells desktop multiply in post N° 91 owned by Carolina Moisá, located on the sidewalk near the corner of Humberto Primo just before reaching Defensa Street.

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