George Washington and John Hancock to help Celebrate Early Owego Antique Center’s First Anniversary

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Two important revolutionary era documents will take center stage as the Early Owego Antique Center celebrates its First Anniversary in February.  On display and offer will be a Diploma declaring William Barret of Virginia a member of the Society of the Cincinnati, signed by General George Washington and General Henry Knox at Mount Vernon on March 1st, 1787.  Also an Appointment of Elijah Putnam to the Militia of Massachusetts,  boldly signed by John Hancock, Governour,  on September 20th, 1790 will be for sale.  While little has been discovered about Mr. Barret, it is believed that Elijah Putnam moved to Tioga County, Pennsylvania and is buried there.

We are honored to be able to share these important historical documents with our friends and colleagues.  Since opening on Valentine’s Day in 2013, Early Owego has doubled in size and scope, now presenting 21,000 sq. ft. of space dedicated to the offerings of over 90 dealers in antiques and collectibles of many kinds.

The Celebration, to be held on Valentine’s  Weekend, February 15 and 16, will feature live music from Noon until 3pm on Saturday and Sunday as well as  drawings for gift certificates on the hour from Noon until 4pm each day.  Blaze Coins will also be offering a drawing for 1oz. silver bars, entries for which will be accepted all week prior to the event.  Plus, many of our dealers will be present to learn what customers are looking for and to offer special pricing.