Anne & Mark
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. And I am second generation rare print dealer.
My husband Mark Brady has a mammoth amount of experience in the business as well.
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. The subject that awes us on a daily basis through history as well as real time. We have done over 1250 shows and events, all over America. More about us… Anne has had the privledge of visiting hundreds of galleries across America, over the years.
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 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.is in excellent condition. It is obvious when you meet them, the acquisitions have been made with passion. For natural history in the past and in the present. See for yourself and look at my website. Or even better make us part of your visit when you come to New England!
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 Kathleen Manning, known historians and owners of Prints Old and Rare, and Manning’s Books and Prints, located in the beautiful ocean side and surf community of Pacifica, CA.
Anne Hall was taught at an early age about collecting and the value in collecting. Her father did not really give Anne prints, but rather sell them to her at a very low price, after he had created an interest for them. This instilled the wonderful values of collecting. She attended many postcard and ephemera shows, rare book fairs and vintage paper shows. She also worked in their old print business from time to time.
Anne Hall 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 her family owned 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 as well as other subjects. And the rest is revealed if you have ever seen her at a show… The collection speaks for itself.
We love New England and the shows we do!
Show Schedule… 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 are striving for perfection, and We are 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 100 to 350 years ago.
More about us: Anne Hall and Mark Brady… 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