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Kenrick A.Claflin & Son


About Us

Welcome to Kenrick A. Claflin & Son


Featured on our web site and in our monthly web catalogues are new and out-of-print books, documents, post cards, photographs, maps and charts, engravings, lithographs, uniforms and insignia, tools, lamps, lens apparatus, equipment and apparatus and much more relating to these heroic services.

We now issue most of our catalogues on line rather than by mail. This allows us to issue more catalogues and feature more items, with better photos and descriptions. Let us know your email address and we will email you monthly as our catalogues are posted.

Type in your search word. After hitting Enter you will automatically be brought back to this page. Scroll down to this spot to see the results of search. Pages containing your search word will be listed. You will be allowed to click on the pages found. When on each page, Windows Explorer will allow you to use Ctrl + F to bring up a search box for that page. Type in your search word again and hit “Enter”. You will be taken to that item.


We have a very large customer base which reaches all segments of maritime collectors and museums throughout the United States , and parts of Canada , Europe, Asia and Australia . We are the largest dealer in such antiques in the world. In addition, we accept items on consignment and have an extensive ability to achieve the highest return for your items. Your items would be included in our extensive lighthouse and Life-Saving Service catalogue, as well as on or web site and through internet auctions as well. We can also quote directly to known customers with an interest, to provide a rapid return in many cases. We do so on a percentage basis and at a minimum selling price approved by you.

To help you with determining values of your items, we do offer appraisal services as well on an hourly basis at a rate of $25 / hour. However, if you chose to sell your items through us this fee would be waived.

We look forward to hearing from you if we can be of help.

See Us at the Following Antique Shows:

Brimfield Flea Market. J&J Promotions. To be determined.
Cape Cod Antiques Dealers Association. Orleans. To be determine

What customers have said about us:

“Thank you for your quick response to our flag order. We were very pleased with its quality.” .


Frank. Redondo Beach, Ca

“I received the Assistant Keeper’s uniform today and I am very pleased with the quality and the craftsmanship that went into it… I will wear it proudly.”


Richard. Muncie, In.

“My shipment arrived in perfect condition. Thanks a ton, my dad loves the mugs.”


George. Bear, De.

“The hat and badge arrived today and looked wonderful.”


Kat. Reisterstown, MD.

“It is a rare day and time and very refreshing to do business with someone who is truly customer oriented.”


Ben. Roanoke, Va.

“I am delighted with the items that I ordered from you.”


Roberta. Wadley, Ga.

“The cap arrived in fine condition. You were right, the condition is superb for its age. Thank you for your prompt service”.


Dale. Burley, Wa.

“Thanks so much for your “instantaneous” response! What great customer service! Your customer service is unparalleled!”


Joe. South Haven, Mi.