Bermuda Fine Art, Antique Maps, Books, Prints and Ephemera
|Tel: (441) 292-2482 Fax:
P.O. Box FL 318 Flatts FL BX Bermuda
|Anthony Pettit is a dealer in most types of antiquities relating to Bermuda (otherwise called the Somers Isles), particularly maps, books, prints, paintings and ephemera.Categories include charts and guides, manuscripts, pamphlets, letters, documents, ships’ logs, newspapers and magazines, albums and scrapbooks, incunabula, local imprints, almanacs, histories, railway effects, novels, descriptions, memoirs, parliamentary acts and bills, poetry, catalogues, bibliographies, genealogies, diaries, travel and cruising stories, works on flora and fauna, papers on geology, geography, race relations, reports and memoirs on the Dockyard, maritime and military publications.
Engravings, lithographs, views and woodcuts are offered as are sketches, oils, watercolours, portraits and other art work.
Among the ephemera are postcards, posters, brochures, photographs, bookplates, tourist printings, hotel menus, programmes, theatre promotions and stereographs. From the sea are old bottles, flasks, marine artifacts , bells, lights, anchors as well as coins, silver, medals and badges. Carvings from Boer War and German prisoners include picture frames, toys, cutlery, letter openers, napkin rings, pen holders, pipes, boots, walking sticks and cedar boxes.
Anthony Pettit began collecting Bermuda related material soon after his arrival on the island in 1965 as a teacher of classics in local secondary schools. His hobby continued for some twenty years until the stimulation of others led him to begin building up the collections of fellow enthusiasts. Thus began a business which has now been in existence for the last eighteen years. During this time international articles have been written, four catalogues have been produced, many important and often unique pieces of Bermudiana have been unearthed, leading to the latest venture the construction of his specialist web site for the subject.