Hours: Sunday-Friday 10:00am - 6:00pm, Saturday 10:00am - 7:00pm
Tel: 562-698-5974 - 12301 Whittier Blvd, Whittier, Ca 90602
South of Penn Street. The Citrus Station highlights Whittier’s early agricultural history of citrus growing and shipping. As can be seen in the Station display, Whittier’s own citrus packing crate labels are incorporated into this site. This Station also includes the importance of the railroad to service that industry and keep the small agricultural town’s economy thriving and growing. This Station is located at Whittier’s original small, industrialized area, which also included meat packing plants – and a Catalina Swimwear factory, a company that, although it has left Whittier, has been in business for more than 100 years - on Penn Street at Pickering Avenue.
Citrus Label Collection ID
Date of Production 7/1915
Preserving our Story
Chuck and Martha have owned
King Richard’s since 2008
Sara, their youngest daughter, started collecting at the age of 9. Both daughters (Rachel is the older daughter) enjoy picking and have booths at the mall.
The following is Sara’s story. The first time I saw the movie Star Wars in the theaters was the beginning. It was more than just a sci-fi series of movies for me. It had a deeper meaning and I started my collection by buying just one action figure from a store. Then the true obsession began and I needed to expand my collection. I would search eBay’s vintage listings for action figures, die cast models, and rare limited edition toys that were sold in exclusive packaging. While on this mission of collecting, I bought large collections and started to get multiples of the same items. I sold the ones I did not need on eBay and starting making money. Soon my mom started telling her friends about me being nine years old and knowing how to list items online. That was when her friends began to ask me to list things for them. One of her friends, Olivia, asked me to list some of her collectible antiques and when I asked where she got them from, she mentioned she found them by going 'antique picking' for her booth at King Richard's. I liked that idea and asked her if I could share a booth with her and split the rent so I could continue selling my vintage star wars items in a store and online. I began to get more of the antique picking itch and startedhunting for other items beyond my collection. This antique picking itch was not just a fad but turned into a contagious fever as the love, appreciation, and inspiration to find and flip antiques. This later spread to other family members (mom/dad) causing them to buy the (King Richards) business which allowed others (dealers) to continue indulging in their own personal antique selling fever.