~ Updated Wednesday, February 14, 2018 ~

New Eastcoast Arms Collectors Associates

38 North Main Street; PO Box 385
Mechanicville, NY 12118 ~ 518-664-9743

Saratoga Springs, New York
Gun and Militaria Show

Saturday, September 2 and Sunday September 3, 2017

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Press and cameras are invited for our Friday evening Preview from 4:00 to 8:00 PM or throughout the show Saturday only.

Saratoga Arms Fair New Membership

New Eastcoast Arms Collectors Associates, NEACA, Inc. will again host their popular Saratoga Springs Gun and Militaria Show this September 2 & 3. This is their 105th Gun Show, referred to as an Arms Fair, held at the Saratoga Springs City Center. NEACA produced the very first City Center Trade Show in August of 1984 and has been there continuously for Thirty-three years with 2016, being the one exception NEACA missed a booking.

Collectors and dealers of antique, classic and investment grade firearms from all over the northeast have gathered in Saratoga Springs to buy, sell and trade their wares several times a year. There are always interesting and historical offerings of Colt, Savage and Winchester firearms as well as rare pieces of Americana, military collectibles, quality reference books, Civil War swords and artifacts, thousands of guns, knives, ammo and accessories. It will be a stroll through history while perusing over 200 tables. Many vintage outdoor sporting items, Adirondack antiques or other unusual things often appear at these shows; and this Labor Day weekend Show will be exceptional.

Interesting segments of New Eastcoast Arms Collectors events are collector displays presented throughout the show and in keeping with the Memorial Day theme of the last show US Marine Corps League Honor Guard opened the event on Saturday morning with presentation of the colors and Pledge of Allegiance. This September show will also include appearances by prominent regional politicians and NEACA always accommodates space to organizations for displays such as local Fish & Game Clubs and Friends of the NRA groups. Persons wishing information about local hunting, fishing and shooting sports can find it through these clubs. Join the NRA while at the show, the best bet to protect 2nd Amendment rights and perhaps the best bet in Saratoga this year!

Special Displays this weekend will be astounding and historical! Milestone Auctions of Ohio will have John Wayne’s personal 1930’s Smith & Wesson gun and holster rig, plus spurs on display. This set is embellished with gold and silver with ruby inlays and fully documented as to be owned by the Duke! A truly amazing artifact also on display is Adolf Hitler’s personal Writing Desk, Chair and Valet Stand from his Munich apartment from the 1930’s. Though highly controversial, non-the-less it is a pertinent part and piece of history, and the set, including personal Cap will be on display. Other items will be of much interest, a must-see for the historian and collector; see Auction details at show.

In keeping with the prominence of Saratoga, this show features some of the best collector and investment arms dealers in the northeast. The list includes dealers from New York and New England displaying antique pistols, long arms, swords & accoutrements as well as Revolutionary War and Civil War artifacts. This is a show not to be missed and is a family affair.

Current NEACA members are admitted for early viewing on Friday evening at 4:00 PM. New memberships are available at the door at that time for an annual fee of $50. This includes free admission, with no waiting in line, to all NEACA Shows, for twelve full months. NEACA currently promotes about twenty shows a year and renewals are $45 per year. The show is open to members one-half hour early on Saturday and Sunday. All State and Federal laws including background checks, are in effect at all NEACA Arms Fairs.

The doors will open to the general public to buy, sell or trade on Saturday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Sunday from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. General admission is $10.00 daily ($9.00 for Senior citizens over 60) and children under 14 are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Our collectors and dealers are always looking for items to purchase from the public. Before visiting the show, check that attic trunk for old military uniforms or war souvenirs, the back closet for Grandpa’s old firearm or the garage for pack baskets, duck decoys, old animal traps or vintage fishing gear and bring it along to the show. Many of the exhibitors will be happy to perhaps purchase items, give an estimate of value or, if needed, written appraisal. Firearms must be cased or covered on the streets or entering the City Center.

For further information call NEACA President, David Petronis at (518) 664-9743 or write to PO Box 385, Mechanicville, NY 12118. Information is also available on the World Wide Web @ NEACA.com.


Next Saratoga Springs, NY

Arms Fair is January 13, 14. 2018 ~ Next Show
Polish Com. Ctr., Albany, NY Sept. 23, 24, 2017.