Private collection.

I had a long and distinguished career in the world of collecting followed by a second distinguished career as a professional appraiser. Now, I write books no one reads, ferret out restaurants of the better sort, and down-size my collection, which is a very tedious task that I’m quite good at. You see, I’m a recovering 12-step collect-O-holic and my wife is a minimalist. She’s right when she reminds me that I’m going to be 69 this year (September 29) and shouldn’t be buying stuff I can’t eat. So, what you see neatly presented here on our website is what I have collected over the decades. We live with it. If it’s utilitarian we use it. If it’s decorative we decorate with it. But alas, we’re moving on in years and must begin to prepare for the twelfth hour. If you’re curious to see what we’re “deaccessioning”, then click on ‘View Collection‘.