For many collectors of antiques, it seems that the whole cult began in the state of New Hampshire.
For more than 150 years, devotees of the history of American culture have been heading to the Granite State to load their wagons with treasured artifacts of times past. The notion of the little shop tucked away on a country lane, with mountains in the distance and the coffee pot on the wood stove, triggers the heart of the collector to hit the road.
Although the artifacts have become scarcer, the quest continues, and the state prides itself on the many active antiques dealers who make their homes here. Dealers who sell from a private barn or home in the rural countryside still exist, side-by-side with the growing number of group shops, where dealers combine in a large space and set up room settings and showcases. The many group shops in New Hampshire serve to make lots of good antiques available with a minimum of miles to cover.
Whatever your particular passion, New Hampshire is a great place to antique, and NH Antiques Dealers Association is the heart of the antiques trade in New Hampshire.
Start Your Week with a Great Antique at MidWeek
Barn Star Productions takes pride in announcing their MidWeek Antiques Show, August 4 & 5, 2015, celebrating its twenty second year as the first exciting, fully indoor show of Antiques Week in New Hampshire.
Presenting over 65 exhibitors in room setting displays, MidWeek dealers have set aside special pieces for this show and at prices that reflect current market values for period antiques, folk art and decorative arts where quality and value enhance your collection.
“MidWeek is not only the show that launched Antiques Week in New Hampshire, but also set the bar higher for quality exhibitors and displays, customer service, innovative special show exhibits and hands on management. This year’s show in Concord will present two new special show features adding to your MidWeek experience and interest,” comments Frank Gaglio, President of Barn Star Productions.
While Americana and folk art are two strong collector desires at MidWeek, expanding the show offerings will keep you interested and intrigued as well as attracts a fresh new audience of attendees and potential buyers.
The show dates are Tuesday, August 4 from 1PM till 6PM and Wednesday, August 5 from 10AM till 5PM. and is located at the Douglas Everett Arena, 15 Loudon Road, Concord, NH just 20 minutes north of Manchester on Route 93 (Exit 14). Show amenities include free parking, gourmet cafe, on site show shipper, air conditioning and complimentary color antiques publications as well as trade papers.
For more information, discounted hotels, and exhibitor list visit www.barnstar.com or call (845) 876-0616. Admission is $15 per person and unlimited re-entry is our pleasure.
SHOPS AROUND TOWN
141 Route 101A, Amherst, NH
(603) 880-8422 www.101aantiques.com
A multi-dealer shop featuring more than 135 quality dealers in over 7,000 square feet of clean, well-lighted display space. Dealers specialize in fine porcelain, sterling silver, pottery, jewelry, art and depression glass, paintings and prints, lighting, folk art, and more.
Antiques & Collectibles Mall of New England
8 Dunster Ave / Route 45, Greenville, NH
(603) 878-0606 www.facebook.com/MallOfNE
A group shop specializing in a broad range of antiques and collectibles. We buy, sell and consign everything from postcards to jewelry to furniture, plus everything in between.
Blue Cat Antiques and Collectibles
76 Maple Street, Enfield, NH
Something old, nothing new, nothing borrowed, something blue. A little bit of everything and something for everyone. Specializing in china, ceramics, and Victorian fare.
87 Lafayette Road, Hampton Falls, NH
(603) 926-1971 www.facebook.com/Antiques-at-Edgerly-Farm
Multi-Dealer Shop – 2 floors – furniture, antiques, collectables. Always buying antiques and estates. Always looking for stained glass windows, large or small. Church windows a plus.
249 Monadnock Highway, East Swanzey, NH
(603) 352-4420 www.facebook.com/Fairgrounds-Antiques
A favorite haunt for dealers and retail shoppers for more than 40 years, Fairgrounds Antiques is a group shop with more than 50 dealers. We’re never the same twice, so make it your destination. Itís worth the trip!
Four Corners Brick House
525 Province Road, Gilmanton, NH
(603) 267-6949 www.facebook.com/4CornersBrickHouseAntiques/
10,000 sq. ft. Antique group shop housed in a beautifully restored 1810 federal-style colonial house, ell, and barn. An exciting and varied mix of antiques, fine furniture and smalls in addition to so much more.
Laconia Antique Center
601 Main Street Laconia NH
(603) 524-9484 www.thelaconiaantiquecenter.com
At 22,000 sq. ft., the Laconia Antique Center is central New Hampshire’s largest antique and collectible emporium featuring over 150 quality dealers offering very unique and hard to find items.
Lee Circle Antiques
Route 125, 87 Calef Hwy, Lee, NH
(603) 868-3424 www.facebook.com/leecircleantiques
We have a little bit of everything from the good, the bad, the ugly, the great and the grand. Decorative accessories, clocks, lighting, furniture, china, glassware, and more. Always an adventure to find that perfect piece.
Old Road Antiques
9 Old Sutton Road, Bradford, NH
(603) 938-2833 www.oldroadantiques.com
We buy, sell, and consign antiques, collectibles, art, and furniture. Open Thursday to Sunday, weekends after Labor Day to Columbus Day.
Olde Towne Hall Antiques & Collectibles
Through our doors pass lovely vintage treasures
151 Portsmouth Avenue/Route 33, Stratham, NH
(603) 793-2620 www.facebook.com/oldetownehallantiques
Housed in a charming circa 1876 Victorian, this multi-dealer, two-level shop features 5,000 sq. ft. of quality antiques, vintage and collectibles. Furniture, china, glassware, jewelry, postcards, dolls, paintings, tools, lamps, mirrors and much more. Open 7 days (Mon – Sat 10-5, Sun. 11-4) Plenty of free parking.
Paws Antiques & Collectibles
Route 3, 817 North Endicott Street, Laconia, NH
(603) 366-2061 www.showroomfinder.com/us/nh/laconia/paws-antiques/
A shoppers mall with over 100 dealers offering something of interest for everyone from primitives to country collectibles, shipping services for your vacation convenience, and a helpful and friendly staff to make your shopping fun and easy.
Potato Barn Antiques
Route 3, Northumberland, NH
(603) 636-2611 www.potatobarnantiques.com
7500 sq. ft. retail space in a 1929 potato storage barn. Enjoy walking down memory lane and looking at our great selection of all things antique, vintage and collectable from books and postcards to runner sleds and snowshoes. Home of Lady Slipper Vintage Boutique.
Windsor Cottage Antiques
289 2nd New Hampshire Turnpike, Hillsborough, NH
(603) 478-0930 www.facebook.com/windsorcottage.net
Come and visit Windsor Cottage for a unique shopping experience!. A huge selection of antiques including furniture, rugs, paintings, pottery, jewelry, garden items, and more, plus a diverse selection of vintage clothing and accessories. New items arrive daily!
Wiswall House Antiques
28 Wiswall Road, Durham, NC
(603) 659-5106 www.wiswallhouseantiques.com
Two barns full of locally acquired, family heirlooms. Come and browse our antiques, from early American furniture, vintage lighting, hand crafted needlework, linens and textiles, decorative mirrors, pottery, and hand-painted china. Like us on Facebook!
Union Street Antiques & Collectables Group Shop
19 Union Street, Rochester, NH
(603) 332-0202 www.unionstreetantique.com
One of the area’s finest group shops, located in the heart of downtown Rochester, NH. Whether you’re looking for antique furniture, fine china, 1950s décor, or sports paraphernalia, you can find it here. Over 150 dealers & consignors in 10,000 square feet on three floors plus 2,500 sq. ft. in our attached second building.
Fairgrounds Antiques: A Favorite Haunt for Dealers and Retail Shoppers
Fairgrounds Antiques, located at 249 Monadnock Highway in Swanzey, NH is a dynamic group shop with over 50 dealers featuring countless treasures of Primitive to 20th Century Furnishings, Industrial, Lighting, Bottles, Art, Stoneware, Jewelry, Silver, Toys and much more.
One of the best shops you’ll find, Fairgrounds Antiques is now going on its 43rd year at the Cheshire Fairgrounds. Each year, the shop closes to make way for the Cheshire Fair. Dealers vacate along with their merchandise, and when the shop reopens, they return with fresh inventory. This year the shop will close July 18th, and will be up and running again around August 10th. It will be a terrific time to find some great buys. Fairgrounds Antiques enjoys a dedicated following among dealers, designers and decorators, and retail customers. Once you visit you’ll keep coming back! We look forward to seeing you!
SHOWS IN AUGUST
Milford Antiques Show
August 2 – 8:30am-11am “Short and Sweet!”
Hampshire Hills Athletic Club, 50 Emerson Road, Milford, NH
An informal and fun gathering of 75 dealers with a large variety of quality antiques and collectibles
Antiques Week Buy & Fly Show
August 2 – 12pm -3pm
465 Mast Road, Goffstown, NH
Twenty-five selected dealers from around New England under two tents.
Americana Celebration Antiques Show
August 4 – Early Buyers, 8am – 10am. General Admission, 10am – 4pm
Douglas N. Everett Arena, 15 Loudon Rd, Concord, NH
150 select exhibitors of authentic American antiques offering 18th and 19th century furniture and appropriate decorative accessories in a country setting.
MidWeek Antiques Show
August 4, 5 – Tuesday, August 4 from 1pm-6pm; Wednesday, August, 10am-5pm
JFK Memorial Coliseum, Manchester, NH
Founded in 1994, this two-day show presents 80 top antique specialists displaying their selections of 18th, 19th and early 20th century antiques in room settings.
Antiques in Manchester “The Collector’s Fair”
August 5, 6 – Wednesday, August 5, 11am – 7pm; Thursday, August 6, 12pm – 6pm
Sullivan Arena on the campus of St. Anselm College, Manchester, NH
A wide range of Antiques, Americana and Art for collectors at every level, with dealers who save their most exciting acquisitions for August.
58th Annual New Hampshire Antiques Show
August 6, 8 – Thursday, Aug. 6 & Friday, Aug. 7 from 10 am – 7 pm; and Saturday, Aug. 8, 10 am – 4 pm
Radisson Hotel Manchester
Sixty-seven exhibitors from all over the country with a wide range of items from folk art to fine porcelain, country and formal furniture, paintings and prints, and more.
World Quilt Show – New England XIII
August 13 – 15
The Radisson Center of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH
One of the most internationally diverse events of its kind in the world of quilting and the textile arts.
Amoskeag Auction Company
250 Commercial Street, Manchester, NH
(603) 627-7383 amoskeagauction.com
Devin Moisan Auctioneers
67 Venture Drive, Dover, NH
(603) 953-0022 moisanauctions.com
The Cobbs Auctioneers
50 Jaffrey Road, Peterborough, NH
(603) 924-6361, thecobbs.com
William A. Smith Auction Gallery
Auctioneers and Appraisers of Fine Arts and Antiques Since 1961
1064 Route 12A, Plainfield, NH
(603) 675-2549 wsmithauction.com
Willis Henry Auctions
22 Main Street, Marshfield, MA
(781) 834-7774 willishenryauctions.com
August 1-2: The Radisson Hotel at the Center of New Hampshire. Two-day sale of American folk art.
Withington Auctions, Inc.
17 Atwood Road, Hillsborough, NH
(603) 478-3232 withingtonauction.com
Rochester Indoor/Outdoor Flea Market
184 Milton Road, Rochester, NH
Saturdays & Sundays, 8 am to 4 pm – Rain or Shine
Silver Lake Flea Market & Antique Fair
Route 122 (447 Silver Lake Road), Hollis, NH
Every Sunday, 6am-2pm – April thru October
About the NH Antiques Dealers Association
The New Hampshire Antiques Dealers Association (NHADA) is one of the largest antiques organizations of its kind, with nearly 300 in-state and out-of-state members dedicated to integrity and courtesy in their business dealings and to an awareness and appreciation of articles of antique value.
The NHADA began with an enthusiastic small group of dealers who met at the Long Meadow Inn in Portsmouth, New Hampshire in the early 1950s. The aim of the group was to “elevate and maintain the standards of the antique [sic] business in New Hampshire, to increase general public awareness and appreciation of articles of antique value, to promote the best interests of all phases of antique dealing,” and dues were $5.00.
Today the association has just under 300 members who endorse these same early objectives and traditions while finding themselves at the forefront of a much larger business. The NHADA also sponsors the New Hampshire Antiques Show, which features over sixty-five of the countryís finest antiques dealers. From its humble beginnings, NHADA is now one of the most respected dealer organizations in the country.