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We are located just beyond the Ipswich Town Wharf, at the head of the navigable part of the Ipswich River.

If you are planning a vacation in New England, we suggest a visit to this part of the world. Ipswich was founded in 1634. It has the largest number of pre-1725 houses in North America, most of which are in our neighborhood.

The clams found in the beds of Ipswich and Essex are, unquestionably, the best. This area is the home of both the steamed and fried clam. Besides many good seafood dining establishments, Ipswich boasts two four-star restaurants: Ithaki (Greek) and Zabaglione (Italian). Crane Beach, one of New England's great sand beaches, and Castle Hill are a couple of miles away. Essex, the next town on the way to Gloucester, has the better part of a mile of antique shops and restaurants along the meandering Essex River.

A replica of an 18th century Chebacco Boat, designed and built by Harold Burnham, is at the head of the Essex River at the Essex Shipbuilding Museum.


Gloucester, a large working port, is the home of the Cape Ann Historical Society, which houses the largest collection of Fitz Hugh Lane paintings in the world, along with fine examples from the North Shore's famous art colonies. Salem boasts the world's oldest Marine Museum, the Peabody-Essex. For some unknown reason, we seemingly try to keep all this a secret.

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We are anxious to buy or broker your collection. I also do appraisals for all purposes. I very much enjoy working with new collectors. We offer more than 20 years of active experience and consultation for all levels of collecting.

We would be pleased to have you visit. As I have never been a shop sitter, I am open by appointment only. Our hours will be tailored to your requirements.