Dear Friend of Old as Adam,
Winter seems to have arrived early this year and so have the holidays. Good thing Old as Adam has plenty of vintage woolens to bundle up in and dapper and one-of-a-kind gifts for everyone on your list. Happy Thanksgiving from your antiquarian haberdasher on Ceres Street!
New acquisitions include a period 1840s deck cannon, vintage 1920s and ’30s toys including a wonderful hand-carved race car, an exceptional 19th century Portland, ME advertising box with sailor-themed label, unusual antique cribbage boards, a cast iron Hubley fox terrier doorstop, Victorian colored engravings of Boston, an 1860s “Composing and Press Room” sign from a prominent abolitionist newspaper, antique nautical photographs and etchings, a plaster bust of Admiral Richard Byrd from his own Back Bay estate, Portsmouth memorabilia featuring framed 19th century engravings and antique souvenir china, and much, much more.
In the Menswear Department, new finds include outerwear from buffalo plaid to tweed, fantastic cufflinks and tie bars (such as the 1940s Manhattan skyline pictured here), Pendleton wool shirts of every size and color, 1940s bow ties, a number of vests (1890s-1960s, several in suitable holiday colors), military including knapsacks, WWII pea coats and a Cold War-era fur-hooded flight jacket, and much more.
The holiday shopping season seems in full swing already and I for one dread even the mention of that frenzied retail binge called Black Friday. Good thing there’s an alternative: Make it a Plaid Friday instead of a Black Friday and shop at the local independent stores in your town! On Plaid Friday, 11/28, take 15% off the needful haberdashery and antiques at Old as Adam (20% off if your name is Adam or you’re wearing plaid), and when you buy a tie get a tie free.
Purchasing your gifts locally is the best present you can give your community, generating three-times the economic activity where you live compared to shopping the internet giants and boring big boxes. Wherever you live, whichever local retailers you buy from, go Plaid this year instead of Black and support the unique and colorful business and cultural community in your town. Learn more about Plaid Friday deals in the NH Seacoast region here.
Lastly, this holiday season I’m happy to help you hunt for one-of-a-kind gifts for those men (and women) who have everything. Feel free to drop me a note with what you’re looking for or the interests of your giftee, and I’ll be on the lookout for that perfect present. As always, I ship worldwide.
I remain, your loyal antiquarian haberdasher,