Collections and collectors

Stuffed animals, plants and minerals: Ole Vorm collection
Stuffed animals, plants and minerals: Ole Vorm collection
Ole Worm is a Danish medical doctor and collector. He studied embryology and wrote several treatises that were dedicated to the Scandinavian runes. For the first time I used such terms as stalactite and stalagmite. His engravings and descriptions of...
31 March 2020, 23:24
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Coins and medals from the Peter Taylor collection
Coins and medals from the Peter Taylor collection
The Teylers Museum, located in the Dutch city of Haarlem, contains a collection of works of art, minerals and specimens of wildlife, and ancient tools. According to Taylor's will, his entire fortune was to be used to found a Theological community that...
4 March 2020, 23:26
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Martin Bodmer's book collection
Martin Bodmer's book collection
On October 13, 1899, the Swiss bibliophile and collector Martin Bodmer was born. All his life he devoted to collecting books and forming a library, not limited to one area of creativity. After moving to the suburbs of Geneva, Bodmer opened the "Library...
27 February 2020, 23:30
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Ancient coins from the Hunterian collection
Ancient coins from the Hunterian collection
The Hunterian collection is one of the most famous collections Of the University of Glasgow. It contains 650 manuscripts, about 10 thousand printed books, and 15 thousand samples of natural objects. About a third of all books are devoted to medicine...
17 February 2020, 13:39
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A collection of cars collected over 60 years, sold for 350 thousand euros
A collection of cars collected over 60 years, sold for 350 thousand euros
There are times when collectors decide to say goodbye to the treasure that they have collected throughout their lives. A resident of the British city of Warrington, Simon hope, who heads the auction house H&H, sold about 3 thousand toy cars. The...
16 January 2020, 22:32
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Queen philatelist: what is known about the collection of Elizabeth II
Queen philatelist: what is known about the collection of Elizabeth II
Queen Elizabeth II of Britain is fond of philately and often shows guests his collection of stamps. According to estimates, the cost of the entire meeting of the ruler is 125 million dollars. Most of the collection went to the Queen from previous...
23 September 2019, 13:46
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A collection of 4,000 cars that started with a double-decker bus
A collection of 4,000 cars that started with a double-decker bus
The collection of Vladimir Krivosheev consists of more than 4000 models of the post-war period on a scale of 1:43. He has everything - massive, piece, made in a limited edition. What did it cost to own the cars of your dreams, and why did the collector...
5 August 2019, 10:32
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The unearthly collection: the surface of Mars in images of different years
The unearthly collection: the surface of Mars in images of different years
Since the 1960s, launches of automatic interplanetary stations began to study Mars, first from the flight path, and then from the orbit of an artificial satellite and directly to the surface. The most famous of them: Vikings, Mariners, Mars (a series...
4 August 2019, 14:56
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Personal fleet of firefighters of a passionate fireman
Personal fleet of firefighters of a passionate fireman
Andrei Sergeyevich Reutov, career lieutenant colonel, began his career in November 1995, when, after serving in the Russian Armed Forces, twenty-year-old Andrei got a job as a firefighter in the 7th fire department. There was no question of choosing...
3 August 2019, 18:24
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From the Boston Terrier to the Pug: a playful collection of matchboxes with doggies
From the Boston Terrier to the Pug: a playful collection of matchboxes with doggies
Continuing his collection of matchboxes with wooden blocks depicting cats, Ravi Zupa has released a collection of "dog" designs. The collection is represented by 10 variants of matchboxes where you can meet different dogs: from the arrogant Boston...
2 August 2019, 20:53
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