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Sgt Bilko's Vintage Emporium and The Phil Silvers Archival Museum

Unit 2C Fargo Village Far Gosford Street | Far Gosford Street, Coventry CV1 5ED, England
+44 7773 579181
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Brilliant

We discovered this amazing place quite by chance. OK, it's a very small (as yet) museum, in one... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
stephen h
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Reading, United Kingdom
What a great place

We visited on the day of the Royal Wedding and nobody was about so Steve had time to give us a tour... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
ras188
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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Sgt Bilko's Vintage Emporium is a unique venture situated in Fargo Creative Village specialising in vintage and modern film, stage and television memorabilia. With a strong emphasis of everything 'cult' the store will cater for a wide range of tastes. Offering a varied and revolving selection of rare autographs, books, magazines, FOH stills, DVD/Blu Ray, collectors toys, models, limited editions, framed photos, childrens toys, trading cards, soundtracks, quad posters, comics and standees. The proprietor Steve Everitt is an avid memorabilia aficionado and collector and brings a wealth of experience to this new venture. Co-founder of The British Phil Silvers Appreciation Society, Steve was heavily involved with the 2014/2015 DVD release of The Complete Phil Silvers Show and is currently working on a number of Phil Silvers related projects. The British PHIL SILVERS Appreciation Society are proud to announce the launch of THE PHIL SILVERS ARCHIVAL MUSEUM. The Museum is dedicated to the life and work of Phil Silvers and will house a generous display of personal effects and items, posters, photographs, letters, books and memorabilia. Doors officially opened on November 1st, 2015 - the 30th anniversary of Phil's passing with extensive press, radio and television coverage. Entry is free and all fans and admirers of Phil Silvers are welcome.
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Unit 2C Fargo Village Far Gosford Street | Far Gosford Street, Coventry CV1 5ED, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We discovered this amazing place quite by chance. OK, it's a very small (as yet) museum, in one room at the back of a collectors' shop, but Steve, the proprietor has big plans. It's packed with all-things Bilko and Phil Silvers - one of the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited on the day of the Royal Wedding and nobody was about so Steve had time to give us a tour of his amazing Phil Silvers collection. What great enthusiasm and great dedication. Lets hope he can find the resources and expand. Hopefully the...More

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Reviewed 13 May 2018

A real gem, run by Steve a genuine Aficionado. At the moment housed within FarGo Creative village but with more stuff to display Steve may have to move. Oh and did I mention the G&T ice lolly from Choc n Roll? To. Die. For. Combine...More

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Reviewed 10 May 2018

We visited the Museum whilst in the area for a Tim Vine Show as we had a couple of hours free and didn`t regret the experience...A great little shop in a interesting market area with a variety of unique retail businesses.....Steve,who owns the Shop/Museum is...More

1  Thank Dek S
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Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

What a pleasure it was to discover this tribute to the man who was Bilko. Lots of great memories and a few surprises too. Well worth a visit if you are within 3,000 miles of the place.

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Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

I found this by accident in the Fargo Village. It was a lovely little surprise, so much to see in such a small space and the proprietor was very friendly and knowledgeable. Worth a visit

1  Thank Tina C
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

This has to be only place of its kind, total shrine to Phil Silvers AKA Sgt Bilko. Steve has done a fantastic job in collating all this memorabilia, if you are any where near Coventry and you like Bilko get yourself down there. Great bits...More

1  Thank Danjojo
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Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

Popped to Fargo Village for a mooch around and to visit a few of the traders that we are familiar with. Bumped into Steve Everitt (undefeated Sgt Bilko fan) who has created a fantastic tribute to this wonderfully funny character. Sgt Bilko's Emporium is a...More

1  Thank Pamela H
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Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

This collection includes a wide range of ephemera, memorabilia, personal artefacts, art works, etc. all relating to the comedian and actor Phil Silvers and his most famous character Sgt Bilko. A lot of fascinating items packed into a small room. If you have ever seen...More

1  Thank BillTheLizard
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

Sgt Bilko's Museurm in the Fargo Village. Total surprise to come across this and enjoyable to let the memories of watching Phil Silvers come back. One of the joys of family viewing of the 60's.

1  Thank simpips
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