[Is that a real word?
] No matter. I'm using it. This weekened past, while off to pick up matteresses, Bruce and I stopped in several antique shops.
First, in Sturbridge, Mass
I went for illustrated books... Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates
There were other goodies that caught my attention...
...though I did not buy [It galls me to see planes on their face, it really does
On to Milford, New Hampsha
["Honest Bill" an oil painting by Gerrit Beneker, going for a mere $14,000 USD; the fire helmets ~ $1,300 for the pair; the whalers with tramp art fram only $3,300
] Didn't buy anything there but for a copy of Mary Grossman's Birds of Prey of the World
[a steal at $10
The last stop was at Putnam, C T
Greeted by a Frederick Remington sculpture; some of the seediest looking places had good stuff, but there was so much to look at I began to suffer from information overload
There was one purchase I made in Putnam, however, that was more than worth the stop. That was a $3 copy of an April 1925 edition of The Mentor, with yet another of Gerrit Beneker's works. It had on the cover a pale duotone entitled "Men are Square" and last night, when I got home...
...I found what the actual painting looked like doing a google search. Seems this was used as a cover to a health-consciousness pamphlet in the 1920s. The magazine also cost quite a bit less than "Honest Bill", which I'd seen in Milford only the day before.