Persian rugs, a civil war era surgical kit, and paintings are just a few of the items visitors can find just a short drive south of Atlanta to Scott Antique Market. With 3,500 exhibition spaces inside two climate-controlled buildings and even more dealers outside, Scott’s is the world’s largest monthly antique show. In June, GPB’s On the Story stopped by to find out why it’s been “America’s Favorite Treasure Hunt” for thirty years. Don Scott, owner of Scott Antique Market, says when customers find a treasure they really like, they shouldn’t hesitate to buy it on the spot.
A service organization employee told Athens police that antiques valued at nearly $30,000 are missing from the historic Taylor-Grady house. The Athens Banner-Herald reports that the missing antiques include a crystal vase and bowl, a Caucasian rug, a bullseye mirror and an oil painting. The Taylor-Grady House was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1976. It was once the home of Henry W. Grady, and is the only home of the former Atlanta newspaper editor that still stands.