Joined Aug 13 2010
Founded in 1993, Spencer's Mercantile is a leading supplier of finest quality historical reproduction goods. Based in Hamilton, Ontario, the company is comprised of a storefront location, a travelling store that participates in historical re-enactments and other events, a web and mail order operation, a teaching division offering classes and workshops in period arts, and a wholesale division offering selected goods to the retail trade.
We are dedicated to supplying the most accurate and finest quality period reproduction items. Many of our goods cover the time period of approximately 1740 to 1820, including items for the French and Indian War, the American Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, and the Regency - Jane Austen period. Recently, however, we've returned to our roots in the 1880 - 1914 period, and new additions to our lineup include a variety of items for the Edwardian - World War I - Steampunk period, as well as a few items well suited to the WWII period. The store's retail location also houses an intriguing mixture of unusual giftware, cards, and the like, as well as a large selection of loose tea and selected packaged historical foodstuffs from Four and Twenty Blackbirds Bakery. (http://www.spencersmercantile.com.)
Spencer's is also the founder and sponsor of the annual Historic Merchants' Christmas Gathering trade show and Christmas market, and of the HistoricMerchants.com website.
The company's founder and owner, Susan Spencer, is an avouwed enthusiast of all things Steampunk. Growing up a history geek in a family of engineers, inventors, and chemists, what other possible outcome could there have been?