Interviews


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Collector interview: I’m all wrapped up in my passion

19 February 2024

Robert Opie, consumer historian and collector, has been saving “evidence of the branded world” since he was 16.

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Collector Interview: How the flavour of times past can be discovered in a single glass

05 February 2024

Geoffrey Walton has a collection of 18th century cider and perry glasses. He has used his considerable knowledge of the items and the social background at the time they were made and used to write a book on the subject.

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Collector Interview: Dedicated to the etchings of the Detmold twins

18 December 2023

Based on his own 50-year collecting odyssey, Iain MacPhail has privately published a hardback catalogue raisonné of the etchings created by the prolific Victorian and early 20th century book illustrators Charles Maurice and Edward Julius Detmold. Here he talks to ATG about his collecting passion.

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President of FAB Paris interview: ‘We have the disciplines, next we have to deepen some of them’

11 December 2023

Louis de Bayser of the Paris drawings dealership Galerie de Bayser is the president of FAB Paris, the fair organised by Agence d’Événements Culturels (AEC), which also runs the Salon du Dessin.

Helen Sunderland-Cohen

Collector Interview: Eyes of the world are on this special collection of maps

20 November 2023

For Helen Sunderland-Cohen collecting is a family business. The Sunderland Collection was launched by her father, and several years ago she came on board.

Anthony Pincott

Collector Interview: Bookplates and a sense of belonging

13 November 2023

Anthony Pincott, who lives in Islington, north London, has gathered an extensive collection of bookplates.

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Collector interview: father’s fans are on view to all

23 October 2023

Korean businessman Dr Hahn Kwang-ho CBE (1923-2014) was a well-known philanthropist and collector

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A Transitional moment in a collector’s life

23 October 2023

This autumn, as he refines his collecting impulses, Anthony Lovett is selling pieces from his collection of Kangxi porcelain

Andrew Morris

Father’s enthusiasm sealed the deal when it came to my passion

09 October 2023

Andrew Morris inherited the collecting bug from his father, David Morris.

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Geoffrey Munn: how a cabinet satisfies my curiosity

25 September 2023

Jewellery specialist Geoffrey Munn worked at London antiques dealer Wartski between 1972 and 2018, serving as managing director from 1990.

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Collector interview: fragments of our medieval past

11 September 2023

Robert Weaver, a teacher and keeper of the Fellows’ Library at Dulwich College in south London, has collected medieval manuscript fragments for close to 50 years

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The young guard of the book trade

11 September 2023

While the rare book trade is steadily becoming more diverse, challenges still exist, as four newer members of the Forum Auctions team in London tell ATG

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‘I outgrew my china cabinet years ago – a vast army is slowly advancing towards me across the carpet’

28 August 2023

We chat to a collector whose political and royal commemorative ceramics mean he can 'survey three centuries of British history in a single glance'

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Collector Interview: Striking examples of miniature art

21 August 2023

Aaron Kasmin, a British artist, became fascinated by US feature matchbooks.

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Collector Interview: ‘It is a bit of a thrill to commission a piece’

24 July 2023

Gordon Hamme, 65, is the retired co-founder of jewellery trade supplier Exchange Findings and the Festival of Silver, previously known as British Silver Week, which staged exhibitions promoting silversmithing.

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Collector Interview: The very best of the vesta case world

17 July 2023

Businessman Nigel Ross runs a group of commercial property investment companies and divides his time between homes in England and Florida with business trips to New Zealand and elsewhere.

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All my world’s a stage – author Ned Boulting on his Tour de France book inspired by an auction buy

03 July 2023

A chance purchase at auction during lockdown inspired a whole book on a single day of the Tour de France 100 years ago

Caroline Tremlett

Interview: A collector happy not to break the mould

26 June 2023

Caroline Tremlett is a marketing and business development consultant and collects antique and vintage jelly moulds

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Interview: ‘It’s not so much a business but a way of life’

19 June 2023

Ahead of David Messum’s major show of British paintings in London and Marlow, the veteran dealer tells ATG about his long career – and how he relaxes on a terrace in Corfu with a paintbrush and a G&T

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Collector Interview: Donation to the Met on the cards as prescribed by doctor’s order

15 May 2023

Dr Cyril Mazansky, a retired radiologist in the US, is a historian and author with a focus on UK history.

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