the death of Sally’s husband and business partner of 57 years, Col.
Reginald T. Lombard Jr. (1927-2011), this business will be managed by
grandson Jack Lombard sometime in the future. The website will
continue to exist and inquiries are always welcome at
207-885-9177. Col. Lombard’s obituary can be read by “googling”
his name. Jack is a Berklee College of Music graduate and grew up
helping out at his grandparents map and print business. Jack is
an enthusiastic student of rare maps. His wife Sadie is a Rhode
Island School of Design (RISD) graduate and very cognoscente of the
power of the “print”. They are known in the greater Portland area
for their music and design sense. So as the future unfolds you
will be able to experience their map and design ethic.
Since 1978, the Lombards have offered their rare maps and fine prints internationally - first by catalogues and sales lists, and, for the past 29 years, through exhibiting at up to 29 major antiquarian book fairs and antiques shows coast-to-coast annually. Since 2007 the business has been solely online, with the exception of "hands-on" appraisals.
For two years President of the Maine Antiquarian Booksellers Association, Reg and Sally Lombard are emeritus member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB). Reg was a graduate of the United States Military Academy, Class of 1950, the French Ecole Superieure de Guerre in Paris, and retired after 30 years of service as Dean of The National War College in Washington D.C, a position which he held for five years.
Reg's wife and business partner, Sally Cronk Lombard, a former History of Art major at the College of William and Mary, served two years as Secretary of the Maine Antiquarian Booksellers Association. She was on the National Board of Regents at Gunston Hall (George Mason's ancestral home in Virginia) from the National Society of Colonial Dames of America in the State of Maine . http://www.gunstonhall.org. She is also a very active participant in the Maine NSCDA. Visit their historic houses, the George Tate House and the James Means House online at tatehouse.org. She recently served on the Board of the Tate House Museum. Sally created the Tate House Museum's annual Decorative Arts Symposium. The Lombards live in a Maine retirement community called Piper Shores.