The New England Antique Arms Society, Inc. was founded by a group of serious antique arms collectors and historians in 1997. Since then, our membership has grown to over 200 members from across the United States and Canada.
In 2007 the scope of the Society’s interest was expanded to include historical and collectors’ arms and related artifacts up to and including World War II.
Our ranks include prominent historians, artists, museum professionals, educators, antique arms dealers and collectors.
We are a non-profit corporation, incorporated under the laws of the State of Connecticut.
- 2012 View of Hartford Show
Upcoming Show date is
AUGUST 3 – 4, 2013
Public hours: Saturday: 9 – 5; Sunday: 9 – 1
Exhibitors: Please go to the Hartford Show tab on this web-site for all the information you require.
Public Admission Costs per day: $12 per person; or $10 per person with either coupon, flier, postcard flier, or ad; or $15 per person for a 2 day admission ticket.
Bring your items in for either a free appraisal from one of the many experts in the room, or sell your item!
The Connecticut Convention Center is a fabulous state of the art facility, with ample space in a great part of town, with loads of security, hotels, restaurants, and city parking. There will be a parking fee.
The signature event for the New England Antique Arms Society is the Hartford Show. It has been the highest quality antique arms show (and more) in New England for more than 15 years and has grown to be one of the finest in the country.
Every year, the show features outstanding displays of antique and historical arms and related items from the American colonial period through World War II, as well as hundreds of tables of similar items offered for sale by reputable dealers and collectors.
The Society encourages collectors, dealers, and families to come out and spend a day or two immersing yourselves in history, seeing real items that made that history. From Colonial times and the Revolutionary War Era, through the War of 1812 and the Mexican War periods, the Civil War, America’s westward expansion, the Indian Wars, and up to World War I and World War II, it’s all here.
Unlike museums, you can find that piece of history to own, so come out for a rewarding and interesting weekend of history.
Our mission is as follows:
a. To establish in New England a permanent organization for the promotion of friendship among and for the mutual benefit of, individuals interested in the collection, preservation, and research of antique and historical arms and related artifacts.
b. To stimulate public interest in, and appreciation for, antiques and historical arms and related artifacts, and those who collect of these items.
c. To hold regular meetings for the discussion, display, exchange, purchase, and sale of antique and historical arms and related artifacts.
d. To promote and uphold high ethical standards in the collection, selling, and trading of antique and historical arms and related artifacts.
e. To sponsor quality arms shows promoting the objectives, purposes, and policies of the Society.
We welcome and encourage all who share these goals and support these principles to become a MEMBER.
If you are considering Membership, please review the process under Article VI of the By-Laws and include your N.E.A.A.S. sponsor on your form.