Category Archives: Great Collections

Great Collections: February 2017

Great Collections: February 2017

From Across the Pond A Ruskin Pottery Collection Lands in Denver When Carl Patterson crossed the pond to work in London back in the 1980s, he caught the collecting bug. Exploring the city, Patterson spent a great deal of time in the antiques district. There, he found his eye drawn to a line of Arts […]

Collector's Showcase: November 2016

Collector's Showcase: November 2016

Calm, Cool, and Collected There is no doubt that information is flowing to us in greater amounts and from different directions than ever before. What to buy, where to go, who to see, what to listen to… it has been said that we receive more information in a single day than our grandparents received during […]

Collector's Showcase: September 2016

Collector's Showcase: September 2016

Planes Collector Mark Cerel collects planes, but it’s not a hobby that requires an airplane hangar to warehouse; Mark’s hobby is collecting vintage and antique hand planes and other woodworking tools. A plane is nothing more than a tool for holding a chisel blade in a set position and is used for shaping wood. A […]

Collector's Showcase: August 2016

Collector's Showcase: August 2016

Coca-Cola Collectibles: It’s The Real Thing Dan Deane of San Bernadino, California is more than a Coca-Cola fan – he leads their fan club as president of the National Coca-Cola Collectors Club. A retired police officer, Dan has been collecting Coke memorabilia for over 35-years, his interest and passion having more to do with the […]

Collector's Showcase: June 2016

Collector's Showcase: June 2016

Culinary Arts Museum at Johnson & Wales University Whether you are a student, professional chef, collect kitchenalia or just appreciate history, cooking and food, the Culinary Arts Museum in Providence, Rhode Island, should be at the top of your list for a visit. Located on the Harborside Campus of Johnson & Wales University, this 25,000-square-foot […]

Collector Showcase: May 2016

Collector Showcase: May 2016

Graham Nash When you’ve lived a life like legendary singer-songwriter Graham Nash, you pick up a bit of history along the way, especially if you’re a collector, photographer, and fan of Rock & Roll as well as a performing artist. Graham Nash, born in Blackpool, England in 1942, found his sound and voice as a […]

Collector's Showcase: April 2016

Collector's Showcase: April 2016

The Gillinder Glass Man Bill Thomas has been a glass man for decades, with interests as diverse as the many types of glass he collects. A noted glass authority and historian, an active glass club member and a show promoter, Bill’s glass collection includes over 2,000 pieces – some on display in his home, some […]

Collector's Showcase: March 2016

Collector's Showcase: March 2016

The J. Cheney Wells Clock Collection at Old Sturbridge Village The J. Cheney Wells collection of over 100 early New England clocks is not what one would expect to find when visiting Old Sturbridge Village in Sturbridge, Massachusetts, an early 19th century living museum village that re-creates everyday life in rural New England through the […]

Collector's Showcase: February 2016

Collector's Showcase: February 2016

Rudy Ciccarello: From Collector to Curator From the early collecting days in 1997 to the summer of 2004, Rudy Ciccarello, founder of Florida Infusion Services, a combination I.V. Therapy Pharmacy, Joint Commission Accredited Home Health Nursing Agency, and nationwide distributor of pharmaceuticals, amassed one of the largest collections of important examples of the Arts & […]

Collector's Showcase: January 2016

Collector's Showcase: January 2016

The Keep Homestead Museum When Myra Keep Lovell Moulton died in 1988, the last of a long line of Keeps in Monson, MA, she willed her property, its contents, and an endowment fund to the town with two stipulations: “It must be opened to the public on one day during the first year after acceptance […]