About Us: Anne Hall and Mark Brady of Anne Hall Antique Prints… Purists-
About us… Anne Hall and Mark Brady of Anne Hall Antique Prints. I am the owner of Anne Hall Antique Prints. I sell authentic antique prints via website and shows. I am second generation rare print dealer. We are the antique print dealers who specialize in authentic, very old, antique lithographs and hand colored engravings of nature subjects! We are in the business of buying and selling these old engravings and lithographs which were produced from 1640 through 1900, with a special focus on nature. Mark and Anne, husband and wife team have 50 years combined experience in the business! We are the pair of antique print dealers that are known for having an outstanding variety of antique prints to select from, and only selling material that is in excellent condition. It is obvious when you meet them, the acquisitions have been made with passion. See for yourself and look at my website Anne Hall Antique Prints.Com
Anne Hall is a second generation rare antique print dealer & natural born collector.
Anne Hall is a second generation rare antique print dealer, the daughter of perhaps one of the most important rare antique print dealers in the world, Bill Hall and his wife Kathleen Manning, are known historians and owners of Prints Old and Rare, and Manning’s Books and Prints, located in Pacifica, CA. Anne Hall was taught at an early age about collecting and the value in collecting. Her father would not give her prints, but rather sell them to her at a very low price to instill the meaning of the value of collecting. She attended many book fairs and shows, and worked in the old print business from time to time. She first started collecting old postcards of Mackinac Island, Michigan. A small Island in Northern Michigan without cars, and was once the 2nd National Park in America. Her collecting advanced to ephemera and books of the beloved Island she summered on for 27 years. Of special interest were town views, the ships connected to the home she grew up in, and the home itself. Later her collection grew to collecting antique prints of women in athletics, rare antique prints of the Hopi Indians in Northern Arizona and numerous other subjects. And the rest is told if you have ever seen her at a show… The collection speaks for itself.
We love New England and the shows we do!
We love New England and the shows we do, especially the world famous Brimfield Antiques Show! We relocated from California to New England in 1998 to expand our business in the heart of the American antiques world: Anne Hall Antique Prints can be found at the Shelton Antiques Shows an amazing 6 day show held in the tiny town of Brimfield, Massachusetts, every May, July and September! Learn more about us by seeing us at a show. We have done over 1250 all over America. More about us… Anne has had the privledge of visiting hundreds of galleries across America, over the years.
Anne is “I am striving for perfection, and I’m almost there.”
Mark Brady has the same exact passion for old and rare antique prints as Anne Hall.
Mark Brady has the same exact passion for old and rare antique prints as Anne Hall. Mark was born and raised in Santa Monica, California. Shortly after moving to Northern California about 1980, he began working for Anne’s Father at Prints Old and Rare, then in San Francisco, learning many of the important details in how small businesses runs and extensive training in Geography and American History. Mark Brady is a walking and talking historian and brilliant whiz when it comes to rare antique prints, antique lithographs and hand colored engravings. He is an expert on rare maps and many other subjects. When Mark Brady and Anne Hall started their own rare antique print business in 1990, they were off to a great start due to the great educations and experiences from parents and mentors Bill and Kathleen.
Purists: Our antique lithographs and hand colored engravings prints were produced from 100 to 350 years ago.
More about us… We are purists in the antiques world. We specialize in antique printing methods employed prior to the turn of the last century, before photo mechanical printing began around 1900. In lithography, first the original illustration was transferred onto a lithograph or a special limestone slab. The image was drawn with a kind of greasy pencil, emerged into nitric acid, burning away what was not covered by the greasy pencil. Wiped clean and inked up. In the case of an engraving, the image was transferred onto a metal plate where a variety of engraving techniques were employed. These antique methods required hand made hand laid and chain linked paper. Next the engravings (copper plate or steel plate) or lithographs, (sometimes multiple lithographs thus the term chromo lithography), were inked up and printed in their respective techniques. Many times colors were added with water colors by hand. Our subjects are timeless. We have old prints that can complete your room decor.
- Anne Hall & Mark Brady
- Anne Hall Antique Prints
- Mailing Address: PO Box 423 Sturbridge, MA 01566
- Phone us: 413-245-4197
- Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org