Dear Friend of Old as Adam,
Halloween is nigh and an early chill has descended on Ceres Street in Portsmouth. Old as Adam is stocked with all things wicked and warm for October.
New acquisitions include a 1920s row of pidgeon shooting targets, miniature 19th century carved wooden mannequins, framed salesman sample surgical needles, rare Victorian board games including “Errand Boy” and “Fortune Telling,” pair of French 18th century anatomical engravings of the nervous and circulatory systems, exceptional Tramp Art frame, handsome 1920s wooden tugboat model, Halloween oddities and vintage decorations, several fun signs including “Wholesale Tobacco & Candy,” 1930s German aluminum helicopter, antique Portsmouth books and ephemera, and much more.
In the Menswear Department, new finds include Pendleton shirts and jackets for fall, hunting jackets of all kinds, tweed blazers, smoking jackets, fun 1950s and ’60s evening wear worn by a record label executive, WWII cold weather bomber jacket, hand embroidered “Academy of Aeronautics” coveralls, choice fedoras, exceptional cuff links (of various themes, including many sterling silver pairs), and more.
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.
I remain, your loyal antiquarian haberdasher,