March 12, 2016
PATINA Annual Tool Sale and Auction
We are pleased to host the PATINA annual dealer tool sale and the PATINA Auction on March 12, 2016. The events will be held at the Damascus Volunteer Firefighters Hall on Lewis Drive, in Damascus. Maryland. For our returning tool enthusists, this event will be at the Damascus venue as in the past. For our new visitors, please see the directions to the Damascus VFD Hall located here. The Dealer sale will include offerings from over 50 antique tool dealers from the east coast, many who have presented tools for sale at this event for many years. The PATINA Auction will include 274 lots of interesting collectible and user tools to make any shopper happy. Please see the link to the lot list on this page. The events will follow the schedule of years past - with tail gating available in the parking lot across form the Fire Hall beginning around dawn. Doors for the Dealer sale will open at 8.00 Am for early birds ($15 early admission) and at 9.00 AM to all visitors at no cost.
The Potomac Antique Tools and Industries Association, Inc. (PATINA) is an educational, tax-exempt organization for people who have an interest in the tools, crafts or manufacturing processes of the past.
Formed in 1977, PATINA is a regional tool club based in the Washington, D.C. area. We have members from 24 states, the District of Columbia and several foreign countries. Antique tool collectors, tool users and people simply seeking knowledge are well represented in PATINA's membership. The annual dues of $12.00 includes membership for the entire family and they are welcome to participate in all PATINA events. PATINA's original group of about 30 has grown to over 250.
Our mission is to promote and increase knowledge and understanding of the tools and trades practiced by our American ancestors. This purpose is partly served by the bimonthly newsletter PATINAGRAM which includes member-contributed articles and information of interest to our members. In addition, the PATINAGRAM provides regular announcements of upcoming meetings and auctions, reports on past meetings, reviews of relevant publications, and notices of other tool-related events. As an educational organization, PATINA is often invited to stage exhibits and demonstrations for local and national groups that express an interest in early tools and trades.
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