February 2012 News from NHADA


Did you know that The New Hampshire Antiques Dealer Association has a Facebook page?  (Who says antiques dealers live in the past?)

NHADA member Mark Brock of Brock & Co., Concord, MA has been the NHADA’s Facebook page administrator since last year. He’s seeking news, photos from shows (if our members exhibited there), and other information of interest to NHADA followers.  This is additional publicity for dealers!

For ease of access, follow the Facebook link from NHADA’s homepage. Contact Mark directly at brockcompany@gmail.com with your photos!

Changing Seasons: New Show

Winter lasts only a few more weeks. With the new season comes NHADA’s first annual indoor Spring In New Hampshire Antiques Show in Durham, NH!

Show manager Nan Gurley reports an excellent list of registered exhibitors. See a sneak preview of the 60 or more dealers already participating in the show.

With a limit of 76 spaces, just a few openings remain available for the Sunday, April 15th Show at the Whittemore Center Arena on the UNH campus. As an NHADA member, if you want to do the show, contact Nan at 207.625.3577 or nangurley@roadrunner.com.

Member News: “The Arthurs”

In January, we received sad news about the passing of former NHADA member and longtime friend Arthur Mooers. He was one of “The Arthurs.” (The other was longtime partner Arthur Lawrence, who passed several years ago.) Their shop — appropriately named “The Arthurs’” — was on Route 4 along Antique Alley in Epsom, NH. That seems like centuries, or least decades, ago.

The Arthurs were well known for their knowledge of all things Shaker. Later in life, they carried such inventory as Mid-Century modern, aluminum-ware, Glidden pottery, and Vera-signed textiles.

They were both true characters. I recall that they spent countless hours at the cookie counter at Parker-French, telling story after story. The depth of their knowledge was remarkable.

In NH antique dealer history, “The Arthurs” have a well-deserved place. They will be missed.

Stay In Touch

Please forward feedback and newsworthy items directly to me at NHADAPrez@aol.com. I will make every effort to pass on the latest in New Hampshire antiques happenings.

Until next month – happy antiques hunting!

Richard Bojko
Northwood, NH
President, NHADA