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Background imageCollector Collection: Mary Anning (1799-1847)

Mary Anning (1799-1847)
Pioneer fossil collector of Lyme Regis, Dorset. Oil painting by an unknown artist, before 1842. Golden Cap is visible in the background. Held at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageCollector Collection: A rusting 1931 Ford pickup truck sitting in a field under an oak tree

A rusting 1931 Ford pickup truck sitting in a field under an oak tree

Background imageCollector Collection: A London and North Eastern Railway poster advertising east coast journeys to Scotland

A London and North Eastern Railway poster advertising east coast journeys to Scotland
1198172 A London and North Eastern Railway poster advertising east coast journeys to Scotland, (colour lithograph) by Gawthorn

Background imageCollector Collection: Pinguinus impennis, great auk

Pinguinus impennis, great auk
Oil painting on canvas by John Gerrad Keulemans (undated). 229 x 205

Background imageCollector Collection: Advertising poster for the Flying Boats of Imperial Airways

Advertising poster for the Flying Boats of Imperial Airways
1198131 Advertising poster for the Flying Boats of Imperial Airways, 1937 (offset colour lithograph) by English School, (20th century)

Background imageCollector Collection: The Weald of Kent, a Southern Railway advertising poster, c

The Weald of Kent, a Southern Railway advertising poster, c
1769903 The Weald of Kent, a Southern Railway advertising poster, c.1925 (colour lithograph) by Maxwell, Donald (1877-1936); 102x127 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: The Weald of Kent)

Background imageCollector Collection: Clynderwen Railway Station, Pembrokeshire, South Wales

Clynderwen Railway Station, Pembrokeshire, South Wales
View of Clynderwen (or Clunderwen) Railway Station in Pembrokeshire, South Wales, on the Great Western Railway. Seven men and a boy stand in a line on the platform

Background imageCollector Collection: A Southern Railway poster advertising Ramsgate, 1939 (colour lithograph)

A Southern Railway poster advertising Ramsgate, 1939 (colour lithograph)
1769905 A Southern Railway poster advertising Ramsgate, 1939 (colour lithograph) by Kenneth Shoesmith (1890-1939) & Verney L

Background imageCollector Collection: Henry Walter Bates (1825-1892)

Henry Walter Bates (1825-1892)
Henry Walter Bates FRS FLS FGS was an English naturalist and explorer who gave the first scientific account of mimicry in animals. Born in Leicester 8 February 1825, died London, 16 February 1892

Background imageCollector Collection: Lord Lionel Walter Rothschild (1868-1937)

Lord Lionel Walter Rothschild (1868-1937)
Carriage drawn by three zebra and a horse, driven by Lord Lionel Walter Rothschild (1868-1937), founder of the Natural History Museum at Tring, part of the Natural History Museum, London since 1937

Background imageCollector Collection: WA, Seattle, classic German automobile

WA, Seattle, classic German automobile

Background imageCollector Collection: A Cognocenti Contemplating Ye Beauties of Ye Antique, published by Hannah Humphrey

A Cognocenti Contemplating Ye Beauties of Ye Antique, published by Hannah Humphrey
XCF306001 A Cognocenti Contemplating Ye Beauties of Ye Antique, published by Hannah Humphrey, 1801 (hand-coloured etching) by Gillray

Background imageCollector Collection: Beckford / Fonthill Abbey

Beckford / Fonthill Abbey
WILLIAM BECKFORD Fonthill Abbey, Wiltshire, built at enormous expense by the English writer, art collector and eccentric

Background imageCollector Collection: Beckford / Fonthill Abbey

Beckford / Fonthill Abbey
WILLIAM BECKFORD Fonthill Abbey, Wiltshire, built at enormous expense by the English writer, art collector and eccentric

Background imageCollector Collection: Auto

Auto

Background imageCollector Collection: A Winchester Cartridge display board, with a comprehensive selection of metallic

A Winchester Cartridge display board, with a comprehensive selection of metallic
1764812 A Winchester Cartridge display board, with a comprehensive selection of metallic, brass and paper-case rifle and shot cartridges arranged in the form of an extended W (metallic)

Background imageCollector Collection: J. Davies Enys, Henry Scott Tuke (1858-1929)

J. Davies Enys, Henry Scott Tuke (1858-1929)
Oil on canvas, Newlyn School, early 20th century. John Davies Enys (1837-1912) was born at Enys, near Penryn, Cornwall, and emigrated to New Zealand in 1861

Background imageCollector Collection: Solar panel with sun

Solar panel with sun

Background imageCollector Collection: John Julius Angerstein

John Julius Angerstein
JOHN JULIUS ANGERSTEIN Russian-English merchant, art collector and benefactor

Background imageCollector Collection: 1700 Russian Tsar Peter the Great

1700 Russian Tsar Peter the Great
Engraving with later tinting of Peter the Great (1672-1725). Tsar of Russia from 1682-1721. Peter taught himself technical and mechanical arts, especially in relation to military and naval science

Background imageCollector Collection: 1930 Ford A Classic Car

1930 Ford A Classic Car

Background imageCollector Collection: WA, Seattle, classic

WA, Seattle, classic American automobile

Background imageCollector Collection: Bali seashell gleaner, Kuta

Bali seashell gleaner, Kuta
Bali seashell gleaner. Silhouette of woman with head scarf bending over to gather shells in the shallow seawater near Kuta Date: 1989

Background imageCollector Collection: Sir John Soanes Museum - Bust over the Sarcophagus

Sir John Soanes Museum - Bust over the Sarcophagus
The House (now Museum) of Sir John Soane(1753-1837) at Lincolns Inn Fields, London - The Dome over the Sarcophagus with Chantrys bust of Soane. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageCollector Collection: Gleneagles Golf Course, Howe O Hope, c. 1912 (colour lithograph)

Gleneagles Golf Course, Howe O Hope, c. 1912 (colour lithograph)
1197975 Gleneagles Golf Course, Howe O Hope, c. 1912 (colour lithograph) by English School, (20th century); 101x152 cm; Private Collection; Photo © Christie's Images

Background imageCollector Collection: Norwich, LMS & L. N. E. R, c. 1940 (lithograph in colours)

Norwich, LMS & L. N. E. R, c. 1940 (lithograph in colours)
1766923 Norwich, LMS & L.N.E.R, c.1940 (lithograph in colours) by Ginner, Charles (1878-1952); 100x62 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Norwich, LMS & L.N.E.R. Charles Ginner (1878-1952)

Background imageCollector Collection: Advertising poster for the London to Vichy Pullman express train, 1927 (colour lithograph)

Advertising poster for the London to Vichy Pullman express train, 1927 (colour lithograph)
1198038 Advertising poster for the London to Vichy Pullman express train, 1927 (colour lithograph) by Chaurand-Naurac, Jean Raoul (1878-1948)

Background imageCollector Collection: A Peter Pan map of Kensington Gardens, 1923 (colour litho)

A Peter Pan map of Kensington Gardens, 1923 (colour litho)
1198174 A Peter Pan map of Kensington Gardens, 1923 (colour litho) by Gill, Leslie MacDonald (Max) (1884-1947); 102x127 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Gill)

Background imageCollector Collection: Poster advertising the Palace Hotel at St. Moritz, 1921 (colour lithograph)

Poster advertising the Palace Hotel at St. Moritz, 1921 (colour lithograph)
1197947 Poster advertising the Palace Hotel at St. Moritz, 1921 (colour lithograph) by Cardinaux, Emil (1877-1936); 127x90 cm; Private Collection; Photo eChristies Images; Swiss, out of copyright

Background imageCollector Collection: Advertising poster for the aperitif Diablerets (colour lithograph)

Advertising poster for the aperitif Diablerets (colour lithograph)
1770036 Advertising poster for the aperitif Diablerets (colour lithograph) by D Ylen, Jean (1866-1938); 128x90 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Advertising poster for the aperitif Diablerets)

Background imageCollector Collection: Am Broadley / Vanity Fair

Am Broadley / Vanity Fair
ALEXANDER MEYRICK BROADLEY Lawyer, writer, and collector of Napoleona Date: 1847 - 1916

Background imageCollector Collection: Ichthyosaurus fossil C013 / 7904

Ichthyosaurus fossil C013 / 7904
Ichthyosaurus fossil

Background imageCollector Collection: 1829 Silhouette William & Frank Buckland 1829 Silhouette William & Frank Buckland

1829 Silhouette William & Frank Buckland 1829 Silhouette William & Frank Buckland
Silhouette first produced by Auguste Edouart of " William Buckland and his Wife and Son Frank, Examining Bucklands Natural History Collection

Background imageCollector Collection: 1827, 1839, Collecting British Insects

1827, 1839, Collecting British Insects
Frontis colour plate by Spry, and title " Instructions for Collecting, Rearing, and Preserving British and Foreign Insects" by Abel Ingpen. Published by William Smith, London

Background imageCollector Collection: 19th Century kit for Collecting Insects

19th Century kit for Collecting Insects
Colour plate by W. Spry in " Instructions for Collecting, Rearing, and Preserving British and Foreign Insects" by Abel Ingpen. Published by William Smith, London. Second edition 1839

Background imageCollector Collection: A Map of the Union of South Africa, 1931 (colour litho)

A Map of the Union of South Africa, 1931 (colour litho)
1198400 A Map of the Union of South Africa, 1931 (colour litho) by Gill, Leslie MacDonald (Max) (1884-1947); 102x153 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Gill)

Background imageCollector Collection: Beautiful Butterflies: A collector at work in New Guinea (colour litho)

Beautiful Butterflies: A collector at work in New Guinea (colour litho)
6003270 Beautiful Butterflies: A collector at work in New Guinea (colour litho) by Twidle, Arthur (1865-1936); Private Collection; (add.info.: A collector at work in New Guinea)

Background imageCollector Collection: Plesiosaurus battling Temnodontosaurus (Oligostinus), 1840 (engraving)

Plesiosaurus battling Temnodontosaurus (Oligostinus), 1840 (engraving)
3697027 Plesiosaurus battling Temnodontosaurus (Oligostinus), 1840 (engraving) by Martin, John (1789-1854); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageCollector Collection: Portrait of Frederick Richard Leyland, 1879 (coloured chalks on paper)

Portrait of Frederick Richard Leyland, 1879 (coloured chalks on paper)
PNH468070 Portrait of Frederick Richard Leyland, 1879 (coloured chalks on paper) by Rossetti, Dante Gabriel Charles (1828-82); 64x46 cm; Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageCollector Collection: Rent Day, engraved by Abraham Raimbach (1784-1868), published 1817 (engraving)

Rent Day, engraved by Abraham Raimbach (1784-1868), published 1817 (engraving)
STC169277 Rent Day, engraved by Abraham Raimbach (1784-1868), published 1817 (engraving) by Wilkie, David (1785-1841) (after); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageCollector Collection: An advertising poster for Scarborough (colour lithograph)

An advertising poster for Scarborough (colour lithograph)
1769922 An advertising poster for Scarborough (colour lithograph) by Gorbatov, Konstantin Ivanovich (1876-1928); 102x127 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: An advertising poster for Scarborough)

Background imageCollector Collection: Common Raven (Corvus corax) Skull, Probably Cornwall, England

Common Raven (Corvus corax) Skull, Probably Cornwall, England
The Common Raven is the largest member of the Crow Family and is one of the most widely distributed birds worldwide. It is all black in colour with a long, wedge shaped tail

Background imageCollector Collection: Mrs. W.G. Loew, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Mrs. W.G. Loew, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Mrs. W.G. Loew, between c1910 and c1915. Shows Mrs. William Goadby Loew, a socialite and art collector

Background imageCollector Collection: P.A.B. Widener, 1911. Creator: Bain News Service

P.A.B. Widener, 1911. Creator: Bain News Service
P.A.B. Widener, 1911

Background imageCollector Collection: Cortland F. Bishop, 1910. Creator: Bain News Service

Cortland F. Bishop, 1910. Creator: Bain News Service
Cortland F. Bishop, 1910

Background imageCollector Collection: Jules Bache, 1911. Creator: Bain News Service

Jules Bache, 1911. Creator: Bain News Service
Jules Bache, 1911

Background imageCollector Collection: Mr. and Mrs. C.F. Bishop next to train, 1910. Creator: Bain News Service

Mr. and Mrs. C.F. Bishop next to train, 1910. Creator: Bain News Service
Mr. and Mrs. C.F. Bishop next to train, 1910

Background imageCollector Collection: Mr. and Mrs. C.F. Bishop, 1910. Creator: Bain News Service

Mr. and Mrs. C.F. Bishop, 1910. Creator: Bain News Service
Mr. and Mrs. C.F. Bishop, 1910




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"Unearthing Treasures: The Life of a Passionate Collector" Step into the world of a collector, where history comes alive through artifacts and memories. Meet Mary Anning (1799-1847), an unsung hero who unearthed ancient fossils that changed our understanding of prehistoric life. As you wander further, your eyes catch sight of a rusting 1931 Ford pickup truck sitting in a field under an oak tree. A relic from the past, it whispers stories of long-forgotten journeys and hardworking hands. A Southern Railway poster advertising Ramsgate, 1939 (colour lithograph) transports you to an era when travel was filled with excitement and elegance. The Weald of Kent beckons with its vibrant colors in another Southern Railway advertising poster. Venturing deeper into the collection, Clynderwen Railway Station in Pembrokeshire, South Wales emerges as a testament to the once-thriving railway industry that connected communities across vast landscapes. Turning your attention to artistry, "A Cognocenti Contemplating Ye Beauties of Ye Antique, " published by Hannah Humphrey captures the essence of connoisseurs appreciating timeless masterpieces – reminding us that beauty transcends time. Henry Walter Bates (1825-1892), an intrepid explorer known for his studies on mimicry among Amazonian butterflies adds another layer to this eclectic collection. His discoveries shed light on nature's intricate adaptations. The great auk (Pinguinus impennis) stands tall as both majestic and tragic; its extinction serves as a poignant reminder to protect Earth's precious biodiversity. In Seattle, Washington State lies a classic German automobile - an emblematic symbol representing engineering excellence and automotive nostalgia amidst modernity's hustle and bustle. Beckford / Fonthill Abbey takes center stage with its architectural grandeur; it echoes the opulence sought after by those captivated by historical estates.