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Over 30 years in the antique business


The area around Jim Heinemeier's desk gives a tiny hint of what awaits in the rest of his store, J&P's Edelweiss in downtown Alton.

Retirement is on the horizon for Jim Heinemeier of Holiday Shores. He has been in the antique business for more than 30 years, collecting, trading, and selling. He and his wife, Patri- cia, will be closing down their current store, J&P's Edelweiss, at 435 East Broadway in Alton after 20 years in business.

Heinemeier is a local man who grew up in Worden, has lived in Livingston and currently resides in Holiday Shores.

He had always enjoyed going to auctions and various sales in the area and had collected antiques on a small scale. His interest expanded from collecting just for fun to having...

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