Antique seekers find treasures at 41st annual Antiques and Craft Faire

Jul 04, 2017
Photo by: Matthew Bernat Now in its 41st year, the Wareham Historical Society's Antiques and Craft Faire was held on the village green Tuesday.

A long-running Wareham Historical Society tradition continued Tuesday as curiosity hunters attended the 41st annual 4th of July Antiques and Craft Faire.

Held on the village green, the faire featured a variety of items for sale, including rare books, vintage glassware and antique furniture.

The event, which included appraisals from Frank McNamee of Marion Antiques, attracted both locals and others from across Southeastern Massachusetts seeking treasures. For a sample of some of the visitors and their finds, see the gallery below.

Cayla Stafford of Marion purchased an illustrated version of "Little Women" printed in 1956 at the faire. Stafford, who collects vintage books, said she loved the illustrations in this edition. "I love old books, and this one is beautiful." (Photo by: Matthew Bernat)
Amanda Crowell of Rockland left the faire with a vintage garden tool. Known as a dibble, it's used to make holes for planting seeds. (Photo by: Matthew Bernat)
The Eldridge family of Wareham, from left: Carrey, Greg and Abbey, bought three rope buoys at the faire to use as decorations. (Photo by: Matthew Bernat)
Donna Fleishman of Framingham collects teddy bears and was delighted to find this vintage bear from the 1940s. She also purchased a newer bear made in 1997 at the faire. (Photo by: Matthew Bernat)
Ellen Keogh of Marion purchased this bowl, made by renowned potter Henry Holl of Cape Cod. Keogh said she learned about Keogh's reputation earlier that day. "I bought it for $24, but it's probably worth $60. I'm not supposed to be collecting things at my age, but I couldn't say no to this." (Photo by: Matthew Bernat)
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