King Richard's in Whittier has really outdone itself again. With a new Munsters memorabilia room, an antique gas station set up in the middle of the store and thousands of square feet added, there is so much to explore here.
The antique center already had a lot to begin with. A former citrus packing plant, King Richard's is inside a historic building that is more than 100 years old. Along with specializing in antique and vintage furniture, King Richard's offers on-site certified appraiser courses. These courses allow people to obtain certification through the College for Appraisers.
Vintage cowboy gear
Mid-century furniture and decor
Vintage cigarette machine
Jacket worn by actor Butch Patrick who played Eddie Munster in the original Munsters TV show.
The newest additions to King Richard's Antique Center is the Munsters memorabilia room. The "cave" is packed full of nostalgic photos, toys, pins, posters and more. There are some great collectibles for fans who loved the beloved 1960s Munsters TV show, and items that any monster-type fan would love.
Vintage postage stamp machine, Tonka truck, vintage bicycle and vintage motor oil cans.
During our recent visit to the antique center, we stopped to chat with King Richard's in-house jewerly designer, Aram, who specializes in custom pieces and repair. He showed us some of the exclusive and custom pieces he has created for some big Hollywood films. Aram's work can be seen in Hawaii 5-0, Transformers, Pirates of the Caribbean, Little Nicky, Men in Black, Ghost of Mar, Princess Diaries, and more.
Custom designed pieces by Aram for film.
Aram with Shopper's Map blogger Sasha
Go to kingrichardsantiques.com for a virtual tour and to preview inventory.
And for all you collectors out there looking for a bargain, make sure to visit King Richard's during their Labor Day Sale Aug. 31 through Sept. 2. (Rumor is, some dealers are taking up to 50 percent off!)