Who we are and what we do
Hi and welcome!
After more than 30 years full-time seeking, buying, collecting and selling visually appealing and ownership worthy antique objects in many areas, we prefer to remain happy generalists within those areas. We enjoy a constant steady flow of many types of old printed books, images & rare coins and strive to sell our holdings to collectors, dealers, institutions, museums & curators around the world. We also cater to those simply looking for an interesting historical artifact or a fun or thoughtful historical gift.
Our emphasis has traditionally been on 18th & 19th century material including rare juveniles, Americana, old travel, fine illustrated, numismatics (quality Certified U.S. Type & Gold coins), printed graphics & ephemera in all areas including postcards, trade cards, philatelic items, poster stamps, stereo views, color printing, woodcuts, etc. If you collect, deal in or simply have a casual interest in any of these areas (and many more), we invite making your acquaintance.
This website is physically located in a rambling c.1820 house in historic Southern New Hampshire which you may visit by prior appointment. We're simply not currently set up for general unannounced browsing, but only by prior appointment to inspect items you've seen and identified in advance online. We also maintain a separate and even larger inventory in a nearby c.1790 Cape & old barn which is also available year-round for visits by appointment.
We cannot emphasize enough that everything offered really is old, authentic and genuine as described. We do not sell fakes, reproductions, modern copies of old items, etc. I (Brian) personally guarantee the authenticity of every single item we sell without hesitation or reserve for as long as you own it. When you buy old items online, you should examine the source. We invite your inspection!
We're experienced, knowledgeable, own a vast reference library spread out between 2 houses which we consult daily. I've personally visually inspected and handled literally millions (yes, it's true) of printed sheets of paper, ephemera, books, maps, prints, stamps, etc. from all eras of printing. Frankly, there are probably relatively few people active today who have visually touched and inspected first hand as many sheets of old paper on a daily basis for as many continuous years as I have :-) I take pride in this rather esoteric experience and it underlies all I do. I like a steady flow of old paper
We now sell across various platforms including our own website, eBay, Amazon, ABE, Pinterest, etc.- all with related and evolving user id's. Our online presence continues to evolve over time, and it's great you found us here! This is where the best deals and most current daily activity is to be found!
We invite you to become part of our continually expanding family of business clients, friendly acquaintances and long term trading partners who now span the globe many times over. Let us hear from you regarding items from the past!
Brian DiMambro, Dover, NH