Category Archives: Great Collections

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 […]

Collector's Showcase: December 2015

Collector's Showcase: December 2015

Collecting Christmas Sarah Noss is in the holiday spirit year-round as an avid collector of Christmas ornaments and items. As the proprietor of Heaven on Earth Antiques & Design in Sherborn, MA, it is a passion she shares with her customers, who know her store as the place to visit and shop during the season. […]

Collector's Showcase: November 2015

Collector's Showcase: November 2015

Campaign Memorabilia Presidential election seasons pique the interest or stimulate the collecting compulsion of political junkies and history buffs. Such was the case in 1972 when I purchased my first political campaign item at a flea market. By fall 1975, as unknown Jimmy Carter rose in curiosity and popularity, I was determined to acquire as […]

Collector's Showcase: October 2015

Collector's Showcase: October 2015

A Fan’s Fan My name is Sylvie, I was born in Paris, France and I’m residing near Atlanta, GA. My passion for fans started at an early age, my first fan, now lost, was a new Spanish fan sold outside a bull ring in Bayonne, France. It was followed in the early 1960s by my […]

Collector's Showcase: September 2015

Preserving, Sharing, and Wearing Vintage “I truly believe that clothes call to the person,” says Lisa Zelonka, vintage collector and owner of Three Graces Vintage in Stafford Springs, Connecticut. Lisa has been a serious collector of vintage clothing and accessories for over 30 years. “The first piece I ever saved I was in 7th grade. […]

Collector's Showcase: August 2015

A Collection Unmatched Marc Edelman can remember visiting his aunt and uncle in Englewood Cliffs, NJ as a young boy and being fascinated by his aunt’s jar full of matchbooks from places that even today bring back fond memories. Fifty years later, that fascination with matchbooks and matchbook covers has not waned, turning an interest […]

Collector's Showcase: July 2015

Collector's Showcase: July 2015

Rick Treworgy’s Muscle Car City If you’re a car guy or gal, specific to GM models, Muscle Car City in Punta Gorda, Florida is the place to see. With over 99,000 square feet of classic cars spanning 80 years of makes and models, Muscle Car City is one of the largest automotive memorabilia stores anywhere.  […]

Collector's Showcase: June 2015

Collector's Showcase: June 2015

Museum Sommelier The collecting of wine and related accessories is not a unique or exclusive hobby, but for Jim McCormick it is a lifetime passion that has resulted in a collection that represents the history of viticulture and wine making in the state of California. Jim started his collection over 30 years ago by buying […]

Collector’s Showcase: May 2015

Collector’s Showcase: May 2015

Marbles: Not Just Child’s Play Like many of us, Alphy loved playing with marbles as a child; however, it wasn’t until he was an adult and purchased his first marble at a flea market that he took his enjoyment of marbles to a whole new level as a collector and promoter of the hobby. Like […]