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Annual Tool Show and Auction

PATINA Annual Tool Show and Auction

The next 'annual' PATINA Tool Show and Auction will be held Saturday March 16, 2024 at the Damascus Maryland Volunteer Fire Association Activity Center at 10211 Lewis Drive, Damascus, Maryland, 20874.

With the ending of major tool events in Nashua and elsewhere, we believe we have the largest tool swap in the country!  Attendees at our March, 2023 tool show came from Maine, Wisconsin, Florida, Tennessee and in between!

The Dealer Tool Sale and Auction will be held rain or shine, wind or snow and is open to the general public. It consists of tailgating (Friday and Saturday outside), a dealer tool sale (inside Hall) and a tool auction (Saturday inside Hall). The vendors/dealers for the tool show set up in the first two thirds of the building and the auction in the last 1/3. The lots are open for inspection all day. The lots usually feature antique tools, planes, chisels and the like but can also have user tools, antiques, collectables, signs and even some scientific-type pieces.  PATINA club members, vendors and general public attendees all bid on lots they desire.

FOR ANSWERS TO MOST GENERAL QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS EVENT, PLEASE SCROLL DOWN TO THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE BELOW THE "CONTACT FORM" SHOWN BELOW.

Image above, Starrett Machinist Tools Display Board--one of the items currently consigned for the 2024 Auction !!

PATINA auctions feature vintage tools from virtually all aspects of the tool spectrum.  We love vintage machinist tools, too! If you have vintage Starrett, Brown and Sharpe or Mitutoyo tools you'd like to consign, please contact us!!

Our auction takes place on the same day as the dealer tool sale and starts at 2:00 pm. You are invited to consign tools or items such as books, catalogs or artwork that pertain to the subject of tools.

Tailgating is free to the public attendees and dealers, although the club requests tailgating vendor donations to help cover facility expense.  The $15 donations will be applied to membership for new members.

As always at our PATINA tool shows and auctions, you do not need to be a club member to attend or bid on any auction items and their is never a buyers premium.

To inquire further about consigning or donating tools, please fill in the contact form below (in doing so please scroll down to the "Tool Auction Coordinator" by clicking the the "send message to button"):

     

    For information regarding tables for indoor "dealers", please contact Dave Murphy at murphydave1898@gmail.com.

     

    Attendee Information

    This event is open to the general public.  Tailgating (outside) all day Friday and Saturday.

    Friday, March 15, 2024

    12:00pm - 7:00pm: Early Birds may enter (requires ticket purchase).

    Saturday, March 16, 2024 (Tool Sale and Auction)

    7:00am: Early Birds enter to shop
    8:00am: Doors open for general public
    2:00pm - 5:00pm: AUCTION

    An Early Bird ticket buys the attendee the ability to shop on Friday and Saturday before the general public comes in at 8am Saturday.  Tickets can be purchased on Friday from Dave Murphy at the event.

    2024 Auction Listing

    click for a link to the current lineup of auction pictures as of February 12

    Auction Schedule

    Friday, March 15, 2024 (Setup day for Dealers)

    9:00am - 11:30am: PATINA Committee arranges tables in Fire Hall
    12:00pm - 7:00pm: Open for dealers to set up; Early Birds may enter.

    Saturday, March 16, 2024 (Tool sale and Auction)

    6:00am: Open for dealers to enter and set up
    7:00am: Early Birds enter to shop
    8:00am: Doors open for general public
    2:00pm - 5:00pm: AUCTION

    Annual Tool Sale and Auction - PATINA
    Annual Tool Sale and Auction - PATINA

    Past PATINA Auctions

    2023 Auction

    The 2023 Auction and Tool Sale was held Saturday March 11, 2023 at the Damascus Maryland Volunteer Fire Association Activity CenterThe Auction started at 2pm, and featured over 300 lots, consisting of (but not limited to) large machinist vises by Starrett and Parker, a stunning two-man Disston crosscut saw, long handled adzes, gigantic “ice machine” wrenches, hand saws, carving benches, Stanley plane No.’s 39, 48,49, ,289, etc.,  several Bedrock and Union planes, a collection of early Baltimore planes, translucent Arkansas stones, and mint wrench and socket sets by Snap-On, S-K, Craftsman, Husky, Armstrong, Proto. 

    2022 Auction

    The 2022 Tool Sale and Auction was held Saturday October 1, 2022 at the Damascus Maryland Volunteer Fire Association Activity Center. The Auction started at 2pm, and featured over 300 lots, consisting of (but not limited to) mostly vintage woodworking tools, planes, chisels, anvils, tool chests, etc.

    2021 Auction

    The 2021 PATINA Tool Sale & Auction was held on Saturday October 16, 2021.

    2020 Auction

    The 2020 Spring Tool Sale and Auction was delayed until October due to COVID-19. The October sale was cancelled due to continued COVID-19 issues.

    2019 Auction

    The 2019 Spring Tool Sale and Auction was held on Saturday March 16, 2019.

    2018 Auction

    The 2018 Spring Tool Sale and Auction was held on Saturday March 10, 2018.