New Bedford Whaling Museum hosts 7th Annual Nautical Antiques Show, May 13

Part of Scrimshaw Weekend, May 13-15, 2016

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. — The New Bedford Whaling Museum will host the 7th Annual Nautical Antiques Show on Friday, May 13, from noon to 5 p.m. Held in the Museum’s new Harbor View Gallery, the show features high quality marine antiques including scrimshaw, nautical instruments and tools, whaling logbooks, ship models, photos, paintings, prints, New Bedford memorabilia and much more. Close to 20 dealers from Massachusetts, Maine, Rhode Island, Texas and England will be represented.

The Nautical Antiques Show kicks off the 28th annual Scrimshaw Weekend at the Museum, which runs May 13 through May 15. Regular admission to the Antiques Show is free with paid admission to the Whaling Museum, and for Scrimshaw Weekend registrants and Museum members. Admission includes access to the Museum’s galleries and exhibits.  Guests can enter the show one hour early at 11 a.m. for an additional $5.  Museum admission: adults $16, seniors (65+) $14, student (19+) $9, child and youth $6, children ages 3 years and under are free.

Dealer List: Nautical Antiques Show
Ryan Cooper - 205 White Rock Rd, Yarmouthport, MA
Chuck Deluca - Maritime Antiques, Maine
Richard Donnelly - Richard's Antiques & Art, Barrington, RI
Nina Hellman - Nina Hellman Marine Antiques, Nantucket, MA
Alan Granby - Hyland Granby Antiques,  Hyannis Port, MA
Andrew Jacobson - Andrew Jacobson Marine Antiques, S. Hamilton, MA
Parke Madden - Paul Madden Antiques, Sandwich, MA
Sanford Moss - Sandy’s Tools, Westport, MA
Justin Cobb - Quarterdeck Antiques, Amherst, MA
Gordon Stanley - Gordon Stanley Antiques,  Rockport, TX
David A. Weston - Thyme Cottage,  Cranbreak, UK
Greg Gibson - Ten Pound Island Books, Gloucester, MA
Alan Stone  - South Dartmouth, MA
Jack Fritsch - Nantucket Antiques Depot, Nantucket, MA
Paul Decoste - Paul Decoste Antiques, Newbury, MA
Charles Muenchinger - Central Falls, RI
David White – White’s Nautical Antiques

About Scrimshaw Weekend
Scrimshaw Weekend is the world’s only regular forum where collectors, dealers, curators, folk art and whaling history enthusiasts can share their interest in the historical shipboard art of whalers. Founded in 1989, the event attracts people from across the country and abroad, who gather to share the enjoyment of this distinc­tive and beautiful art form. Registration for the three-day Scrimshaw Weekend is $315 for Whaling Museum members and $370 for non-members. Registration includes regular admission to the Nautical Antiques Show, all sessions Friday through Saturday, and the gala banquet on Saturday evening. The Saturday dinner and evening program can be purchased separately for accompanying guests at $75 per person. Full scholarships are available to university-level students, courtesy of Northeast Auctions.

The 28th annual Scrimshaw Weekend is sponsored by Northeast Auctions of Portsmouth, N.H.; The Maine Antique Digest; Antiques and The Arts Weekly (“The Newtown Bee”); and New England Antiques Journal.

For more information or to register for the event, call 508-997-0046 ext. 100 or visit,

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About the New Bedford Whaling Museum
The New Bedford Whaling Museum is the world's most comprehensive museum devoted to the global story of whales and the history and culture of the South Coast region. The cornerstone of New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, the Museum is located at 18 Johnny Cake Hill in the heart of the city's historic downtown. Museum hours April through December: Daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Museum hours January through March: Tuesday – Saturday from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Open on Holiday Mondays. The Museum is open until 8 p.m. every second Thursday of the month and is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.  For more information, visit