Discoveries at Old as Adam, November ’15

Dear Friend of Old as Adam,
While you’re getting your Thanksgiving menu together, Old as Adam in Portsmouth is preparing a spread of fresh vintage threads and eclectic antiques for your perusal this holiday weekend. Visit us on Ceres Street November 27 for our annual Plaid Friday Sale!
New acquisitions include a 1920s cast iron comical weathervane of a household blowing away, 1930s wooden Burma Shave signs, curious beaded embroidery of poker with Father Time, handsome industrial 1890s coat rack, fun 1930s hosiery store display, variety of Portsmouth memorabilia including antique prints and paper, vintage cocktail paraphernalia, early 20th century small bronze ship’s wheel and pair of portholes, vintage books for outdoorsmen, assortment of antique lead toy figures, handsome antique turned French chess set, early bone dice, miniature and enormous decks of playing cards, and much more.

In the Menswear Department, new finds include an exceptional 1930s green Donegal tweed suit, two of my favorite new old stock pieces ever (1920s “Bear Brand Hosiery” engineer socks and N.H.-made 1950s “Profile” buffalo plaid hunting shirt), overcoats including cashmere and velvet-collared Chesterfields, variety of vests with several exceptional suede, wool ties from the ’30s through the ’60s, tweed blazers, smoking jackets (including red corduroy and midnight blue velvet), rare fireman’s wool uniform shirt c. 1900, fine silk and wool scarves, seldom seen brown derby c. 1910, fun cuff links and tie bars, and more.

Visit Old as Adam this Friday for Plaid Friday and take 15% off the entire store (20% if your name is Adam). Plaid Friday Seacoast is the colorful, local alternative to Black Friday—a celebration of our unique and creative locally owned businesses who add diversity, care and community to our shopping experience. On Friday, Nov. 27, we join Seacoast Local in encouraging you to shop local, wear plaid, take pics, and post your support at #PlaidFridaySeacoast! Deals in town and around the Seacoast are posted at

As always, if you’re visiting Portsmouth and can’t make it during regular store hours on the weekends, feel free to email or call to see if I’m in the shop or to schedule a visit.

Looking for something in particular? Send me a note and I’ll be on the lookout. And if you’re thinking about holiday shopping, I’m happy to help find just the right one-of-a-kind vintage gift for the difficult ones on your list.

I remain, your loyal antiquarian haberdasher,