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James Supp

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Coronado Trading Co.
Tucson, AZ
Coronado Trading Co.
Coeur d'Alene, ID
Toured In
14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Phone
520-329-1815

A native of Tucson, Arizona, James Supp has been an avid collector of antique tools for over 25 years. He's not simply a collector, though, as he actually uses his tools, restoring artifacts and producing finely crafted reproductions using authentic methods. With his skills as an artisan, James has restored and reproduced everything from ancient Roman surgical tools to 16th-century German costumes, and even Picasso sculptures. 

James started in the field by reproducing medieval armor, and has since gone on to study many aspects of material culture, specializing in the study of pre-industrial manufacturing methods. He has a great breadth of knowledge and speaks on varied subjects from the history of playing cards to the evolution of footwear. The stranger and more esoteric the subject, the more it fascinates him. 

He specializes in the appraisal of tools, scientific instruments, and collectibles. 

James resides in Tucson with his wife and three wonderful children.

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