Collections and collectors

Collection of alcohol at the price of the house: for Macallan whiskey ready to give 40 thousand pounds
Collection of alcohol at the price of the house: for Macallan whiskey ready to give 40 thousand pounds
British Matthew Robson, who lives in the English city Of Taunton, is the owner of an unusual collection of whiskey collected over 28 years. Today, the owner of corked bottles is thinking of selling the entire collection to buy a house. Experts believe...
24 September 2020, 22:45
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The kimono collection of Nasser Khalili
The kimono collection of Nasser Khalili
Nasser David Khalili is an Iranian-British collector and philanthropist. Born in 1945 to a Jewish family, he studied in the United States and specializes in Eastern and Western art. Its collection, founded in 1970, now includes more than 35,000 works...
23 September 2020, 22:07
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Vintage netsuke from the collection of the Augustus Franks
Vintage netsuke from the collection of the Augustus Franks
Sir Augustus Wollaston Franks - English collector of the XIX century, who was interested in Antiques and was an employee of the British Museum. 45 years of work brought great results: Franks was appointed assistant in the Department of antiquities, and...
22 September 2020, 22:10
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Masterpieces of painting and sculpture: the Henry Frick collection
Masterpieces of painting and sculpture: the Henry Frick collection
American entrepreneur Henry Clay Frick – one of the most famous art collectors. Today, his collection of paintings is located in new York and is exhibited under the name "Frick Collection". Thanks to his entrepreneurial activities, he was able to raise...
21 September 2020, 19:19
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Collection of banknotes: paper money Colin Narbeth
Collection of banknotes: paper money Colin Narbeth
Although bonistics appeared as an auxiliary historical discipline relatively recently, at the beginning of the XX century, collecting paper money began to get involved almost immediately after their first appearance. Today, this type of collecting is...
19 September 2020, 17:22
1840
Ancient coins: the Charles Austin Hersh collection
Ancient coins: the Charles Austin Hersh collection
Charles Austin Hersh was born in 1923, was a banker, and devoted his free time to his favorite hobby – numismatics. Already in the years of service in the army air corps during world war II, the collector collected a lot of coins, and also established...
18 September 2020, 16:41
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Charles Freer and his passion for the East (part III)
Charles Freer and his passion for the East (part III)
In the center of Washington, there is an old building built in the neoclassical style – here in 1923 was opened the Freer Gallery of art, which is one of the other museums of the Smithsonian institution. The exhibition is based on a collection of middle...
17 September 2020, 15:03
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Charles Freer and his passion for the East (part II)
Charles Freer and his passion for the East (part II)
We continue the story of Charles Freer. The American collector had his own view of his favorite hobby, and paid attention to the beauty of each individual item. He believed that a masterpiece of art does not require an explanation and introduction to...
16 September 2020, 17:04
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Charles Freer and his passion for the East (part I)
Charles Freer and his passion for the East (part I)
American industrialist Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919) was interested in ancient cultures, collecting works of art and various artifacts related to middle Eastern and Asian civilizations. Towards the end of his life, the patron bequeathed a significant...
15 September 2020, 11:37
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Keen collector: coins and medals by Sarah Banks
Keen collector: coins and medals by Sarah Banks
Sarah Sophia Banks was an English numismatist who collected tokens in addition to coins, and was also interested in printed products (newspaper clippings, engravings, posters). Born in 1744 in the family of William banks, who held a seat in the British...
12 September 2020, 12:39
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