A Day of Infamy ~ September 11, 2001, ~ Never Forget! Below ...
OK, the Saratoga Springs City Center had a cancelation in their busy schedule and they called us and we are filling their date with our 104th Arms Fair ~ Gun & Militaria Show ~ Memorial Day weekend, May *26, 27, 28, 2017! Hip, hip, hooray!
The Big News is that below is now Old News!!
NEACA was pleased to see all the supporters at the Saratoga Springs City Center on August 20th to sign NY Senator Kathy Marchione's Petition to support our show and YOUR 2nd Amendment rights! We will see how it all develops in the future....
This attempt to ban our shows isn't over ... Cathy and Dave Petronis
Our last show, the 103rd, in Saratoga Springs in the City Center was this August 20, 21 … may we rest in peace! No ... we won't! We have had many inquiries from other venues wanting our Arms Fair, which is great, but we are not just giving up to the politically correct in Saratoga Springs. First thing, get everyone you know to register and then vote Kathy Marchione, vote Jim Tedisco for State Senator, vote Republican and for our country's sake vote Donald Trump! There is no other choice.
This time we won BIG! The Silent Majority finally woke up and came out to show their support to Make America Great again!
New News ~ The City Center has informed NEACA that they will call us if there are open dates in their schedule. We will also be inquiring about future dates for our Arms Fairs. Our next is now this Memorial Day weekend and we hope all of you will support this, our 104th Gun Show at the City Center. Send Senator Kathy Marchione a big "thank you" for all of her behind the scene efforts and for her petition getting about 2500 signatures of support for continuing our shows. We are moving forward again ~ 2017 is going to be a Great Year to make America Great Again!!
The Democrats in Saratoga Springs are still working to ban our shows ~ they could use a letter too!! Get over it!
Many of today's teenagers and young Americans probably have no recollection of that fateful day of fifteen years ago, nor the meaning or intensity of it for those of us who lived thru that early morning of the awakening of a new American era. Many of today's children were not even born when tragedy struck the economic center of this entire world; many were too young to view the carnage shown in true, live format on American TV's and many were never taught the meaning of that epic event that brought Americans, not to their knees, but to their saddest and even greatest time. Many of today's young people, and now young voters, don't really have a clue! As I watched news today and relived that horrible event my emotions ran over in my heart and tears filled my eyes. I remember waking to a wonderful sunny day and hearing from both my sons that something happened in New York City and to watch Fox News. Today's weather here in NY was stormy at 6:30 AM with rain and wind, then the sky became very clear and the sun shown bright at around 9:00 in the morning; it was a beautiful September day, as it was and as I recall that Fateful Tuesday fifteen years ago. Americans awoke then to a new world; to a new awakening. Those of us who know, now have the responsibility to make clear that awakening to those young folks of today; never forget and teach them the lesson that there is still terror in this world. It can and may still happen one wonderful bright sunny morning. But as Americans we don't live in fear of possibilities but still we all must realize potential threats and prepare with prudent observations and defense. God will always bless America.... (MORE)
The first glance may be very deceiving to the casual visitor. Look closely, as this is an extensive and varied site of quite unusual collectables and gifts; of old toys, dolls and trains, of knowledge, learning and even entertainment. A site that you will surely visit again & again.
From Americana and Antiques thru Coins and Collectables to Guns, Knives, Swords and Zebra Rugs ...... We HAVE IT, We've SOLD IT, or .... We CAN GET IT! See our "What's New" page for new guns sale.
We do have a Lay-away program.
a New Page we just put up is for "Gun Magazines & Clips"
and one we are still working on is "Double Barreled Firearms"
Always Special Sales at Hudson River Trading Co., Mechanicville, NY ~
Our main business is in our stock of 1000 or so Collector, Antique and Investment Firearms but we also are Federally and NY State licensed and have all the new guns available for orders. Sporting collectables, Adirondack antiques, fine glassware and china, vintage toys, trains or gifts round out our standard fare. Militaria and hundreds of edged weapons are also IN INVENTORY at our Mechanicville, New York brick and mortar store. Remember though, our prices can change without notice, up or down. See our SITE MAP ~
Need Engraving Done? We used have that too. We arranged for Master Engraver, Domingos Joaquim, to perform artistry on your favorite or new firearm ... see our page. Regrettably, DJ has passed away.
Last Saratoga shows were in January 2016 ... March *18, 19, 20 see us again on August *19, 20, 21, 2016
Lots of new dealers at our last Saratoga Springs show and public came to meet our political candidates who are trying to rid us of our
"New York State Safe-Act"!
Rob Astorino "popped-in" and told us about his bid for NY State Governor ... go to... robastorino.com to hear his New York message. Wouldn't be surprised if Donald Trump stopped by in 2016.
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We're ALWAYS buying guns; Rifles, Shotguns,
Handguns and related items.
Yes, we have .22 ammo & more ... unfortunately, it's not cheap anymore!
Stop in our shop at 38 North Main Street, Mechanicville, NY next to City Hall, we are generally open weekday afternoons between 1 pm and 6 pm but sometimes NOT; call us first at 518-664-9743
Check out our Jewelry page, just put a link to our vintage Avon Jewelry Inventory.
To All the Veterans who have served our Country and to those Service Men and Women Protecting us Now, We Salute You!! .... and see what the US Military and its' Veterans are planning ... go to Dave's World now!
Vote We The People In, Vote Obama& Hillary Out ... that means any liberals ...??
Are you among the millions of folks who stayed home and thought that an Obamanation for the next four years could be better than voting for Governor Romney? Are you insane? Romney now has become THE Establishment ! ... After losing an easy election he is pouncing on Trump! Is he and the rest of the Republican insiders INSANE? Perhaps you will now experience the new RED DAWN when the Libs WIN! Don't be that stupid in 2016 ... support Donald Trump for President of this greatest of countries. Let the RINO's know who we are! And if all of those "conservatives" are so great why don't they join the Conservative Party and split the Republicans as they should be? Or do they just want to keep Hillary and STAY in POWER? Blacks and Hispanics, wake up and throw off the bondage of Democrats who want to keep you under their control with all of the "Free Everything". FREE YOURSELVES!
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On June *3, 4, 5, 2016 our NEACA Gun Show
was back in Norwich, NY at the
Chenango County Fairgrounds ~ 125 tables full ...
...and once again we had our
Adirondack Gun Show in Old Forge, NY
at the Hiltebrant Recreation Center on
August *5, 6, 7, 2016
BOTH of those Shows will be Back in 2017!
Also, see our new Member Letter
Prior Shows and What We Did ...
We are generally SOLD OUT of tables to sell for our next Saratoga Arms Fairs because of dealer deposits from our prior shows and new exhibitors always coming. Our Special Turkey Dinner for members and exhibitors for one of the October Shows on Friday Evening (Free, naturally) was delicious and different. Don't expect that all the time, boys! Goulash for last March went well, though it was meatballs & ziti for August. We had some special things for our 25th Anniversary Show in Saratoga for the exhibitors in attendance, the folks who really make the Arms Fair work. I'm sure the dealers who won the prizes from a $300.00 Pachislo Machine to $100.00 in cash or $20.00 in "gas cash" to free tables went home happy with prizes and money from a buying public. One of my best personal sales shows was this last January 29, 30, & 31, 2016 show and it was wall to wall people on Saturday morning ... you should have been there! Call us for advance table reservations for our next Arms Fair. WOW, It could be even better! So, don't miss our next Saratoga Springs event. We will be back on March *18, 19, 20, 2016. *Means you can get in early on Friday and FREE; plus a half hour early Saturday & Sunday with no waiting in the long lines. Join us Today; NEACA.
We have promoted shows in Newburgh, Kingston, Peekskill, Hoosick Falls, Greenwich, Catskill, Utica, Clinton, Herkimer, Little Falls, Plattsburgh, Massena, Saranac Lake, Syracuse, Monticello and Fishkill, NY, and at the Sons of Italy Lodge, in Deer Park, Long Island on various Sundays and at the Bayshore and Riverhead Armories. Also at the Holiday Inn at Lake George in February during the popular Winter Carnival. Plus many other areas in NY over the past 34 years and in the great Northeast we have promoted shows in Manchester & Seebrook, NH also Westford, Andover, Sturbridge & North Adams, Mass. Plus, we were in West Warwick, Rhode Island and Pownal, Vergennes, Rutland, Woodford, Killington & Essex Junction, Vermont. And Now we are going back into Vermont with shows at the Riley Rink in Manchester Center. We also have other things planned so go to Gun Shows for all of our upcoming events.
Part of our business is finding items for you at these shows. Send us an E-mail of what you may be looking for and we will see what we can do. Also see our monthly Gun Show Report.
In the past we have published the "Arms Collectors Journal" and began printing our NEW Journal on the 15th of March, 2005. This time, we also offered it on-line. Eventually, when we really get it organized, we will allow advertising on our pages to our membership and others, but for now we simply wish to have it grow. Also see a new page of interest we created called "Dave's World and Yours." And another new page called ...
... where you will find links to stories and political pages and other things...
For just plain folks in general you will surely want to see our updated page "Items of INTEREST". Simply click on icon to the left for some truly amazing nature photos.
"America's New War" is where we also have some interesting items, not a page for the faint of heart. Plus some "Games" of skill. We have created a page for a front line report from Baghdad with insights ...
What used to be our "Current Iraq Report" with other links.
Please visit our Garage Sale, you never know what will turn up.
To learn more click on About Us at the top of our page and please view our site thru our headings at left of page or for more, go to our Collector Site Map. We are very pleased you stopped by and hope you will visit again, perhaps add us to your favorites and tell your friends. For appraisals or research information go to Contact Us for our fees and remember our time is as valuable as yours.
The only way we know what brought you to our site and what you may want to see here is by sending us an e-mail. The month of January 1 thru 30 gave us 7,536,023 hits, so we must be doing something right. The first quarter of 2009 we started to average over 7 Million hits per month. Page views and visits are the real key to success for a website and ours have been very strong, over 195,000 views in January! Our next milestone is to exceed 200,000 monthly views to our site, and as for visits in the month of March we had 126,061. We constantly look to improve and update but this is still just a "me and Cathy" operation so all good things take time. Bear with us and stop by often. Be among the 172,000 people who visited our site in May. Over 5,240 daily visits are registered to our site with an average of 3,532 DAILY PAGE VIEWS.
That is equivalent to having over Seven million people drive by our shop in Mechanicville and having over 195,000 stop by and look in our window each month. Then to have over 3500 of them walk thru the shop and look around each and every day! Not a bad record. See Consignments if you feel you want to trust us to handle your heirlooms.
We have started a Silent Auction Page where items are up for bid on-line and at our store. We will have a two week viewing period and closings at 6pm EST on Wednesdays. See our current auction and register to bid on Silent Auction. We had to put the auction ON HOLD for now!
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C & D Petronis, Inc. ~ d/b/a Hudson River Trading Company
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Promoting the Collecting of Firearms & Militaria since 1982
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