Buying and selling the rare and valuable is our life's work. We pride ourselves on the uncommon pieces in our collection, chosen for their unique design or the well-earned reputation of the designer.
Located in Portland, on the Atlantic coast in Maine’s largest city, we travel the world from London to Hong Kong searching for heirlooms, fine art, gems and well-designed pieces to meet our client’s expectations.
Andrew Nelson presides over the firm he founded over 40 years ago. At Harvard he was a fine arts major, which only encouraged his lifelong love of beautiful, well-designed pieces of art, antiques and jewelry.
The business proved to be successful and over the years Andrew recruited fellow Harvard graduate Malcolm Logan (1955-2012), antiques connoisseur David Johanson and Jenepher Burton, a trained artist and jewelry designer.
This tight knit group of experts takes great pride in determining the history and value of every piece they review. Whether you are buying or selling, Nelson Rarities’ knowledge of world markets ensures you the fairest price.