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THE MAY 2011  

BRIMFIELD 

ANTIQUES FAIR

By Carlton Hendricks

 

16 pages - 16,521 words - 33 photo pages

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Harvard Square and  University grounds

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Leavitt & Peirce 

Tobacco Shop

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Basketball Hall of
Fame, Springfield MA

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Harvard University Sports Trophies at Murr Center

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Yale Univ. Trophy Room
at Payne Whitney Gym

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Museum of 
Fine Arts Boston

1000 BRIMFIELD PHOTOS

 

SPORTS DISPLAY ANTIQUES FOUND WEDNESDAY

Primary fields Wednesday

New England Motel 6:00AM - Heart of the Mart 9:00AM - Hertan's 12Noon

 

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Best piece of the day but wasn't for sale - dealer bought it there

 

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SUM TOTAL OF BEST THINGS FOUND

10 HOURS SEARCHING WEDNESDAY

 

THURSDAY

And then came Thursday....the only major field opening Thursday was May's. After the first two days of finding practically nothing, I caught on. When the May's field opened, which is known as the best field of the show, the one everyone is waiting for...I employed the "fast run first comb" system and found PICT0944_1200x900.jpg (221865 bytes)two great pieces...A 1930's Bill Tilden tennis match poster at Boston Garden...and a 1940's exhibition poster for world champion pool player Willie Mosconi. I don't recall ever seeing a 1930's tennis match poster, much less one for Tilden, considered one the greatest tennis players of all time. And the Mosconi poster....same thing...never seen it...

 

FRIDAY

Finding the Tilden and Mosconi on Thursday was a great shot in the arm. Even though I zeroed out the rest of the day I was finally seeing some fruit to my labor. The next day Friday was my last day at Brimfield. The big field for Friday was J&J at 8:00AM and I was there in line a half hour before opening. I cracked the code the day before at May's and I was ready with the same approach....run don't walk...figuratively...sort of. Actually I did sprint when possible that first comb...The show like a lot of what IPICT1147_1200x900.jpg (193156 bytes)'d seen over the whole week was less than spectacular. PICT1146_900x1200.jpg (154623 bytes)In the back right corner of the field I came across an unusual coat and hat rack with a golf theme....and an interesting little wrestling broadside / handbill...both kind of cool but nothing to make me part with money....and I kept jamming thru it...not seeing much interesting ...and then...I hit on something....A guy had two c1920ish tri-fold style standup window display signs made of thick cardstock...one was for a kidney plaster product of some kind...the left side panel showed a young couple looking out over the ocean from a beach with a three dimensional umbrella that extends over the couple...I guess ocean I see waves...the other side showed boxes of the product stacked with the right edge die cut...THEN..in the center was a large illustration of a bicycle rider with a red patch on the kidney area of his back.....never seen it before and it was the best advertising sign I saw the entire week, which isn't really saying a lot since I didn't see much good advertising...$550.00 I think the guy was asking...I nailed it for $420.00 after the arm wrestling. The dealer said he'd just gotten it out of an old store in Gloversville N.Y. I don't hear of store finds much anymore the way you did twenty years ago.

 

 

 

c1920 26" Tall 

DIE CUT TRIFOLD DISPLAY SIGN

Red Cross Kidney Plaster

by Johnson and Johnson

Found Friday in J&J Field

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Photographed in dealers 

tent as found

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Later that day I found a chromo litho trade card with high wheelers illustrated...it was extra big for a trade card, like 9" tall...nailed it for $120.00...and that was it for Brimfield...I left a couple hours later. As mentioned earlier it's not unusual to get rain during the spring show, but other than a few sprinkles once or twice, I never got rained on. Overall the weather was a little on the cool side but Thursday was warm enough I wore shorts.

 

 

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