It’s always good news when an antique map and print shop opens up — and I don’t mean on the internet. It’s even better news when the opening is actually the reopening of an old-established name — in this case, Pageant Print Shop of New York City.
Antique Print Shop Reopens After 5 Years
Pageant specializes in affordable antique maps and prints, and collectors with a long memory may recall their previous shop, which closed in 1999, on Houston Street in Manhattan. Owners Rebecca and Shirley Solomon, who have maintained their business via shows and the internet, have found new premises at 69 E. Fourth St., between the Bowery and Second Ave. It opens this week, and is the fifth location in the store’s 50-year history.
15,000 Items In Stock
Pay a visit to the just-opened Pageant, and you’ll find some 15,000 items in the store, including such treasures as antique maps, views, botanical prints, political cartoons, rare books, and more. At the time of writing, I did not have a phone number for Pageant — if you know it, please feel free to post a comment to this blog.
A Rich Tradition Continues
Pageant Print Shop has a rich history in New York City. The original shop was opened by Rebecca and Shirley’s father in 1946, on his return from service in World War II. He opened the shop on the famed Bookseller’s Row, along Manhattan’s Fourth Avenue. We wish Rebecca and Shirley much luck with their exciting and continuing venture.