New England Chapter No. 8 NAWCC

Fall Meeting, Saturday, April 5, 2014

Auburn Elks Lodge, Auburn, MA
754 Southbridge Street (Route 12), Auburn, MA


8:30A.M. Registration. Nametags are available for pre-registered members. Walk-in registration begins. Mart opens for set up for table holders only.

9:00A.M. Mart. Opens for general entry. Mart will close at 11:45 A.M. for the 12:00 Noon Lunch.

9:00AM to 10:15 AM. Silent Auction. A fee of $3.00 per item, multiple items for one bid to count as one item.


9:45 AM. "Military Watches" This talk by Dan Haff will cover a number of watches selected by him from a 20-year collection of watches, clocks and technical military pieces dating from WWI up to the present. Each watch discussed has its own background story, which he found interesting and will relate. Dan has been a longtime NAWCC member as well as Chapters 8 and 87. He has a 50-year background in the graphic arts field and lives in Hingham with his wife Stephanie.

10:45 AM. "Repairing and Restoring Reverse Paintings on Glass" Linda Abrams, well known to many of us for her quality work on antique glass, will demonstrate a unique repair method for cracked reverse-painted glass, which involves a special optical epoxy that has the same index of refraction as glass. Also, included will be the steps needed to repair the painting. Linda apprenticed with the Guilders Workshop during the '70's, and established her own Waltham studio in 1979. She specializes in reverse glass painting, gold leafing, restoration and reproduction.

12:00 Noon. Lunch.

12:45 PM. "Watch Collecting - Past, Present, and Future" Micah Tasker will discuss his perspective as a vintage watch dealer about the past and present of watch collecting ... and dust off his crystal ball to look into its future! Micah, after spending 30 years in the automobile business, is now pursuing his passion of collecting vintage watches, and turned it into his profession. Micah launched, and travels the country seeking out unique treasures to offer his customers, or he can be found at various NAWCC local and regional shows and the Brimfield Antiques Fair. Also, Micah has become the in-house expert at the American Watch and Clock Museum's popular "Watch Identification Day" in Bristol, CT.

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From the East or West: Mass Turnpike (I-90), take Exit 10, then stay to the right after exiting the toll plaza and to Southbridge St. (Route 12) going south. The Elks Club is about 0.6 mile on the right. Watch for the sign.

From the North: follow Route 290 to Exit 6, then to Route 20 West. Follow Route 20 to the 4th set of lights (Route 12 intersection). Turn right (north) on to Route 12. The Elk Club is about 0.3 mile on the left. Watch for the sign. Note: the exit for Route 20 West off of Route 290 is the very first exit after the Mass Turnpike. The exit comes up quickly, so be aware of this situation.

From the South: follow Route 395 (becomes Route 290 in Auburn) and take Exit 6 for Route 20 West. Proceed to the 4th set of lights (the junction of Routes 12 and 20) and turn right on to Route 12 North. The Elks Club is about 0.3 mile on the left. Watch for the sign.

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