Thursday, March 24, 2011

World #Paper Money Auction April >> Spink (London) #Australian Griffiths

Spink Readies World Paper Money Sale:

"World paper collectors are again spoilt for choice in Spink’s mid-April London sale. Not only has Director of Bank Notes Barnaby Faull, harvested another remarkable group of rarities from across the globe, but two significant collections will be going on the block: those of Peter Griffiths and Laurence Pope."

Peter Griffiths is an Australian who for many years was resident in Hong Kong. He simply collected notes that appealed to his eye. His Chinese holdings were sold by Spink in January. The remaining world notes make up some 550 lots. Top of the tree is the superb and rarely seen Iran 1,000 tomans specimen of 1890.

Potential bidders need to confirm the accuracy of the details provided of here in either the hard copy catalogs or at

Victorian house, a photo from California, West | TrekEarth

Victorian house, a photo from California, West | TrekEarth:
Victorian house - Redlands, California"A historic house in the City of Redlands, CA USA. Typical of Victorian Homes built in late 1890 surrounded by orange groves"

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3 Centuries of Quilts | March 25-30 > Park Avenue #Armory show + related

'Infinite Variety: Three Centuries of Red and White Quilts' at the Park Avenue Armory -
A rendering of the installation of “Infinite Variety: Three Centuries of Red and White Quilts” at the Park Avenue Armory.
"New York quilt collector Joanna Rose received her first quilt, a red and white blanket with a schoolhouse design, upon the birth of her first child in 1957. She hasn't stopped collecting since and has amassed more than 1,300 quilts. When Ms. Rose, who belongs to a prominent New York real-estate family, recently turned 80, she decided to put her entire collection of red and white quilts—some 651—on public display.

Hosted by the American Folk Art Museum, 'Infinite Variety: Three Centuries of Red and White Quilts' at the Park Avenue Armory, beginning next Friday and ending March 30, will be the largest textile exhibition ever presented in New York City."

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London Underground + Chicago Poster fair March 25-27 > Chisholm Gallery Vintage Posters

Happy Spring from Chisholm Gallery Vintage Posters

Please join us and 20 of our fellow poster dealers
this weekend:

March 25-27, 2011
77 East Randolph
Chicago, IL

Why men collect cars - Coast Weekend: Coastal Life

Men who love cars tell us why - Coast Weekend: Coastal Life:
 "'The appreciation and collecting of cars,' says Pollard, 'is more than a hobby – it's a cultural thread running through America. We all have a passion for something, and we find hobbies to meet our needs.'"

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The Wallace Collection - April Seminars in the History of Art

The Wallace Collection - The Collection - Seminars in the History of Collecting:
The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House

"Seminars in the History of Collecting

Next Seminar - Monday 18 April 2011

The Wallace Collection, Lecture Theatre, 5.30pm.

Admission is free and booking is not required.

Carly Collier, Ph.D. Candidate, History of Art, University of Warwick.

A Forgotten Collector of Early Italian Art: Horatio Walpole, Third Earl of Orford.

The long-established fame of Sir Robert Walpole (1676-1745) and his youngest son Horace (1717-1797) as the pre-eminent patrons and collectors of the Georgian art world has entirely overshadowed the efforts of their descendants in the same field, and none more so than the almost entirely unheard of Horatio Walpole, Third Earl of Orford (1783-1858), who formed a significant collection of art at his family seat of Wolterton Hall in Norfolk during the first half of the nineteenth-century."

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Articles about rare & #Antiquarian #Books > #Manuscripts and the Worthiness of Collecting

Manuscripts and the Worthiness of Collecting - Articles about rare books, antiquarian books, manuscripts, autographs, first editions, illustrated... - ILAB-LILA:
"Collecting undoubtedly serves many people beneficially during their lives in these respects. However there is also a higher scheme of things in terms of collecting. This involves considerations of the past, the present and the future which have significance for the individual involved as well as beyond him or her. An interest in his past is an inbuilt response in Man. ‘How will we know it’s us, without our past?’, John Steinbeck asked. How else can we make sense of our lives unless we discover ourselves to be part of the continuum?"

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World’s Largest Paperback Show #Collector - Chatsworth, CA

World’s Largest Paperback Show Is the Creation of Chatsworth Collector - Chatsworth, CA Patch:
"What is billed as the world’s largest paperback show is the brainchild of Chatsworth attorney Thomas M. Lesser. And it is coming back to the Valley on March 27.

The 32nd Annual Paperback Collectors Show and Sale will feature free book signings. Among the nearly 40 guests scheduled to appear are authors Karen Anderson, Peter Beagle, John deChancie, David Gerrold, James Glass, Barbara Hambly, George Clayton Johnson, Michael Kurland, Richard Lupoff, Richard Matheson, William F. Nolan and Larry Niven. Artists include illustrator, author and movie-maker Don Glutand illustrator and author (yours truly) Laura Brodian Freas.

“It began in 1979, and the first show was a very small one at my home in Chatsworth,' he said. 'The second show was held in Burbank where there was a small kiosk on what was then a walk street [without traffic]. We held the show there for four or five years.' It is currently held at the Guest House Inn in Mission Hills."

April 3: Antiquarian Book & Paper Show Lancing, Michigan

53rd Michigan Antiquarian Book & Paper Show:
"Michigan Antiquarian Book & Paper Show.
This massive hunt for hidden treasure is happening again on Sunday, April 3, at the Lansing Center in downtown Lansing, Michigan. From 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. over 70 dealers from across the country will be offering for sale an incredible number of items in nearly every category."

Official seal of the City of Lansing, Michigan

Lansing, Michigan, in 1890

Skin - Wellcome Collection #Tattoo Incurably Curious

Skin - Wellcome Collection: "10 June-26 September 2010

The 'Skin' exhibition invites you to re-evaluate the largest and probably most overlooked human organ. We consider the changing importance of skin, from anatomical thought in the 16th century through to contemporary artistic exploration.

Covering four themes (Objects, Marks, Impressions and Afterlives), 'Skin' takes a philosophical approach. It begins by looking at the skin as a frontier between the inside and the outside of the body. Early anatomists saw it as having little value and sought to flay it to reveal the workings of the body beneath.

The exhibition then moves to look at the skin as a living document: with tattoos, scars, wrinkles or various pathologies, our skin tells a story of our life so far. Finally, the skin is considered as a sensory organ of touch and as a delicate threshold between life and death."

documenting the cultural phenomenon of the 'chappies' from the notorious South African Numbers Gangs, following their release from prison.

Image galleries - Take a look at a selection of images from the 'Skin' exhibition.

Skin Lab - 'Skin Lab' draws attention to cutting-edge research and technological developments in skin science. Contemporary artists also give their take on skin.

Tattoo competition - Design a tattoo for a willing volunteer in our tattoo competition.

Skin events - 'Skin' is supported by a diverse series of intriguing events looking at our skin from all angles.

Video - A silent film from 1926 takes us through the basic physiology of the human skin.

Audio slideshow - Listen to Lucy Shanahan, co-curator of 'Skin', discuss a selection of objects from the exhibition.

Skin-inspired essays - Two short essays that respond to the exhibition from both a fictional and philosophical perspective.

Antique boxes and over 600 lots sold April 10 Aalders Auctions > Sydney, Oz

Lifting the lid on history:
$5000 Rare indeed is this ivory and sandalwood Anglo-Indian jewellery box found in a Sydney bric-a-brac shop. It has been dated to before 1760."
$2500. This mid-19th-century Huon Pine box includes a roll-top lid and a secret compartment. When found, it was in pieces."

"Financial planner Jayne Gray is also a box collector. Her collection, which she compiled with her late husband, Gerry, concentrates on the rare and the unusual. About 60 boxes are included in the more than 600 lots to be sold on April 10 through Aalders Auctions in Sydney."

26th Fremont Toy and Doll Show Sandusky County (Ohio) Tractors

Fremont Toy and Doll Show enjoyable for vendors too | The News-Messenger |

"Toy collectors flocked to the Sandusky County (Ohio) Fairgrounds over the weekend for the 26th annual Fremont Toy and Doll Show."

"We wholesale out to other parts dealers," Chuck said, noting their business is based out of their home and most business is done by mail order and their website, Their official business name is Burkholder's Midwest Parts and Decals.
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