tioga-county.JPG Owego, N.Y. - Two important revolutionary era documents will take center stage as the Early Owego Antique Center celebrates its First Anniversary. On display and for sale will be a Diploma declaring William Barret of Virginia a member of the Society of the Cincinnati, signed by General George Washington and General Henry Knox at Mount Vernon on March 1st, 1787. Note too that 1787 was the year of the drafting of our Constitution and the founding of Owego NY as a settlement. The Diploma, signed by Generals George Washington and Henry Knox, is to be offered at $10,000. Also an Appointment of Elijah Putnam to the Militia of Massachusetts, boldly signed by John Hancock, Governour, on September 20th, 1790 will be for sale. This document appoints Elijah Putnam "Captain of a Company in the Fourth Regiment second Brigade and seventh Division of the militia of this Commonwealth comprehending the County of Worcester". The Appointment, with Seal and Hancock's famous signature with usual flourish, is offered at $7500. Early Owego is honored to be able to share these important historical documents with our friends and colleagues. Since opening on Valentine's Day in 2013, Early Owego has doubled in size and scope, now presenting 21,000 sq. ft. of space dedicated to the offerings of over 90 dealers in antiques and collectibles of many kinds. The Celebration, to be held on Valentine's Weekend, February 15 and 16 will feature live music from Noon until 3pm on Saturday and Sunday as well as drawings for gift certificates on the hour from Noon until 4pm each day. Blaze Coins will also be offering a drawing for 1oz. silver bars, entries for which will be accepted all week prior to the event. Plus, many of our dealers will be present to learn what customers are looking for and to offer special pricing. A special mid-day treat, both days, will be an appearance by Dr. Crispus Rumex, local herbalist and Snake Oil salesman, who will offer potions and elixirs aimed at warding off the glum of Winter. The Early Owego Antique Center is located on the corner of Lake and Main Streets in the heart of downtown Owego, NY. Hours are from 10am until 6pm daily except closed Tuesdays. Fridays until 8pm.More can be learned at www.earlyowegoantiquecenter.com or on Facebook.