Car adventure time! Made a trip to Dennis Holzman Antiques, in Cohoes, New York. I play Scrabble with Dennis, so I have had the trip on my to do list for some time. Sorry I waited so long! From his site, he carries “historically significant items, traditional antiques and fine art, stylish objects, rare and out-of-print books, printed ephemera, manuscripts, and photographs.” That describes (most of) the collection, but it doesn’t give a hint at how great it is to speak with Dennis. Make sure you introduce yourself when you go in. He clearly loves his work and the objects he is offering. I had a ball and learned so much. Ever seen a fore-edge painting? I have (now).
He has many serious pieces (I enjoyed reading a letter from Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis), but also wonderful things you can take home for a few bucks (I picked up this picture of a guy on a bicycle with a twin top tube). What’s up with the fork? An effort at suspension?
If you’d enjoy something a little off center, how about a human skull? Yikes!
Something for everyone, to be sure. I spent a couple of hours there and could have spent many more. Better to save something to which I can look forward. Go!
Other good news? Lacey is requesting a midweek trip to Mahar’s. Good thing, as I want another glass of the cask conditioned Highlander Scotch Ale (from Middle Ages Brewing Company) before the barrel is drained.