Category Archives: Great Collections

Great Collections: November 2019

Great Collections: November 2019

The Mini Time Machine Museum Collection The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures is dedicated to sharing the wonder of miniatures and inspiring new audiences to cherish and appreciate this universal art form. The museum was created from the imagination and dedication of Founders Patricia and Walter Arnell. Mrs. Arnell’s fondness for miniatures began in […]

Great Collections: October 2019

Great Collections: October 2019

My Hand-illustrated Envelopes by Collector Allan Weiss I got started collecting the hand-illustrated envelopes when a stamp dealer friend showed me 10-12 of Gladys Adler’s hand-illustrated envelopes with ladies in fancy hats. He knew my interest in folk art and asked me, “Are these folk art?” I had never seen anything like them before and […]

Great Collections: September 2019

Great Collections: September 2019

The Fabric of Their Lives: The Albany Institute of History and Art The Albany Institute of History and Art is home to collections that span our country’s formation, including fine art, decorative art, and historic objects gathered from its founding in 1791. Each item has been carefully selected to support the Museum’s overall vision: collecting […]

Great Collections: August 2019

Great Collections: August 2019

Our Stock is Always Fresh: The Mooney-Barker Drugstore Collection at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History by Carolyn Reno, Collections Manager and Assistant Director In 1985, the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History was allowed to go through the contents of an old drugstore in Pettigrew (Madison County) Arkansas before it was razed to make way […]

Great Collections: July 2019

Great Collections: July 2019

John Deere Green by Judy Gonyeau Visit the John Deere Store website and you will enter the land of “John Deere Green” and yellow in every shape and form you can imagine. The majority of items available are pieces of clothing for the entire family, from infants on up. The biggest seller is most likely […]

Great Collections: June 2019

Great Collections: June 2019

Lorne Shields, Bicycle Collector by Maxine Carter-Lome Lorne Shields is proof you don’t have to be an avid cyclist to love and collect “Cycliana,” or cycling memorabilia. For over five decades, Shields has amassed and donated some of the most important bicycle and cycling-related collectibles ever assembled. Parts of his collection have been on display […]

Great Collections: May 2019

Great Collections: May 2019

Natan Schleider Gallery, LLC Purveyor, Restorer, and Collector of Fine Medical Antiques Dr. Natan Schleider, a family practitioner and addiction specialist in New York City, has been a collector most of his life, starting, as most young collectors do, with baseball cards and comics. Over time with changing interests, Dr. Schleider became a collector in […]

Great Collections: April 2019

Great Collections: April 2019

Allaire Collection of Ancient Glass When it comes to sharing information on the very foundation of glass form, function, and beauty, you would be hard-pressed to find a better resource than the Allaire Collection at ancientglass.wordpress.com Once you arrive on the site, you will be amazed at the plethora of images, footnotes, articles, and more […]

Great Collections: March 2019

Great Collections: March 2019

For the Love of Cooking Sue Jimenez, a retired forensic anthropologist who grew up in Toronto but has called Albuquerque, New Mexico home for the last 25 years, holds the Guinness Record for the world’s largest cookbook collection, with over 6,500 volumes ranging from the late 1800s to modern day cuisine. A born researcher, Sue […]

Great Collections: February 2019

Great Collections: February 2019

Thomas Jefferson’s Books By Maxine Carter-Lome “I cannot live without books.” – Thomas Jefferson in a letter to John Adams, June 10, 1815 Throughout his life, reading and acquiring books were vital to Thomas Jefferson’s education and well-being. He relied on his books as his chief source of inspiration and practical knowledge, and believed that […]