The NHADA is pleased to feature Victor Weinblatt as our Dealer of the Month for March. 2019 marks Victor Weinblatt’s fortieth anniversary in the antiques trade. Throughout those four decades, his first love has been “Folk Signage.” Having grown up in a family of collectors and with an accountant father whose clientele was principally dealers, antiquing was a way of life. When he moved to Cambridge for grad school, he haunted the Amherst, NH and Norton, MA flea markets every weekend. Teaching literature and writing, Folk Signage combined his delight in words with the visual and visceral impact of Folk Art. Having dealt in the word on the page, he moved on to the word on the board. For Victor, the best Folk Signage transcends mere advertising; it is, in essence, folk painting. Irony, puns, double entendres, naive phrasing and improvisational (and even bad) grammar are some of its joys. Painted furniture, game boards, skarns and rag carpeting also fill his gallery. Graphics, color and surface are the primary criteria.
Victor maintains a gallery in South Hadley, Massachusetts by appointment. He exhibits at three shows a year: The Nantucket Summer Antiques Show and the Rhinebeck Fairs in both the spring and fall. Contact him at 413-533-6435 or at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
No stranger to dealer organizations, Victor held every board position in the Antiques Council. Having done the Nantucket Summer Antiques Show since 1981, its timing has kept him out of the New Hampshire summer shows. Pleased and honored to have just become an NHADA member, Victor “is humbled to be in the company of the greatest Americana dealers of our time.”