About Us: Who we are and what we do
Welcome from southern New Hampshire.
The red barn [c.1800] is two floors of antiquarian books, maps and prints. It's also our weekend research office. During the week we operate close-by in downtown Dover, NH, seacoast New England, one hour north of Boston.
For over 30 years my assistants and I have been pleasantly engaged in the full-time pursuit, acquisition, researching and selling of interesting and appealing old books, maps, prints, and many types of small objects worthy of collecting such as trade cards, coins, miniatures, etc.
These recent photos show a small selection of our expansive and constantly growing reference library which is happily browsed, consulted, and studied daily.
We try to offer interesting, somehow desirable and yet fairly priced historical items- individually, in small lots or as collections. We strive to present listings which are unique and cannot readily be found elsewhere.
Within this flow is a broad range of related areas, many lots formed over months or years, by chance encounters and patient acquisition.
Actively building this working physical reference library makes the entire endeavor of handling and dealing in these types of items much more interesting and fun. For me, the true daily pleasure lies in the endless flow of genuine antique items which come into our possession and then across my desk for brief examination and rapid-flow online cataloging.
Our approach and philosophy towards being merchants is very simple. For us, all transactions are partnerships. We treat everyone we meet like potential life-time connections. We operate with everyone around the world every day with the same no nonsense or games approach to online business.
We stand behind everything we sell and we offer unconditional 30 day satisfaction guaranteed returns.
We simply offer what we've acquired- our desire is always to show it fully and accurately. We are reliable global partners.
We ship hundreds of items world-wide every month and successfully completed over 7000 global transactions last year.
We believe in cause and effect, and the ancient concept of yin-yang. How we think and act matters. We cannot escape the effects of thoughts and actions. It seems pretty simple to us, not a particularly controversial way of thinking..
It gives us pleasure to act with reliable integrity. It's a family tradition that begins here in Dover in the mid-1920's, when my grandparents emigrated from central Italy in search of a more fulfilling and meaningful life. They quickly established their own business in Dover, trading as honorable local independent merchants with a strong positive community reputation that lasted their lifetimes and beyond.
My father (1930-2018), after serving in the military and earning his M.B. A. did the same, always owning independent businesses as well as properties. I continue in this same family tradition.
Our current reliable and strong positive digital business reputation is readily verified across numerous major global platforms and organizations, including local banks, Paypal, Shopify, eBay, Amazon, ABE, IOBA, NHABA, ESA, ANA, APS, various public feedback systems, YouTube, FB, etc.
We look forward to making your acquaintance and serving your collecting and investment interests and desires.
Brian DiMambro, Antiquarian
Dover, NH (est. c.1925)
*[disclosure- for the record: The steady weekly flow of videos we produce are all filmed in a single take, impromptu, off-the-cuff stream of thought commentary about the item or lot. We have many thousands of items and lots accumulated over the past 35+ years, all waiting to be catalogued, and so we are currently focused on facilitating a strong weekly flow of fresh offerings].