J Collison store Bald Knob AR since 1896 selling out

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Collisons Bald Knob AR closing down historic store

J Collison, established in 1896

While in downtown Bald Knob AR a few days ago I noticed the almost empty windows of the J Collison store.  There was a sign saying something like 75% off so I went in.  The store is almost empty but the remaining items were interesting,  but most interesting to me were the old fixtures.  See some of them below.

storage drawers J Collison Bald Knob

This was a lovely old stack of wood drawers.  The top part swiveled for easy access.

nail bins J Collison Bald Knob AR

grain bins J Collison Bald Knob AR

These flower-like bins must be ancient.  One holds nails and the yellow one apparently holds grain.

storage J Collison Bald Knob AR

This storage unit was metal and certainly very old.

Scales J Collison Bald Knob AR

And these old scales were fascinating.  So many of these things are probably original with the store.  I did ask if the ones in charge minded if I took pictures and they gave me permission.  I hope they don't mind that I have the pictures on this blog to share with all of the folks out there who loved and traded with J Collison since 1896.  Don't fail to notice the huge painted-on-brick sign on the side.  Those painted signs are rare these days!  

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Rainmaker
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

The antique fixtures in that old store are amazing.  They take me right back to visiting an old hardward store in my neighborhood when I was a kid.

Aug 02, 2018 04:47 PM #1
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Barbara - I notice your title lines says the store has been in existence since 1986, but the side of the store in the photo says since 1896.

Aug 02, 2018 04:48 PM #2
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Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

OMG!  Thanks, Mryl.  I will run and change it!!

Aug 02, 2018 05:22 PM #3
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