Alvin & Elaine Lustig Book Covers #0064

Scott-LinbergThe collector: Scott Lindberg, Graphic Designer, Champaign IL, USA.

The collection: Generally, I collect Midcentury Modern graphic design. My greatest concentration has most recently been on book covers designed by Alvin and Elaine Lustig in the 1940s and 50s.

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Transformers #0063

Wyn-Leung-transformer-collectorThe collector: Wyn Leung, 3D Visualiser & Graphic Designer, UK.

The collection: Transformers. I collect several lines from Generation 1, Masterpiece, Binaltech, Animated and Titanium to the new Michael Bay movie inspired range.

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Porcelain flower brooches #0062


Jivan-AstfalckThe collector: Jivan Astfalck. Born in Berlin, lives in London, works in Birmingham… Professor of Jewellery Art and Design at the Birmingham Institute of Art and Design.

The collection: Vintage (mainly from the 30s and 40s) British porcelain flower brooches.

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Flagons and ginger beer bottles #0061

Dave ArrowsmithThe collector: Dave Arrowsmith, Raiway Engineering Consultant, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, UK.

The collection: Ginger beer bottles, mineral water bottles, flagons and any other associated ‘go-withs’ that catch my eye! The main criteria for my collection is that the items must be from a Stoke-on-Trent company (vendor, not manufacturer!)

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Bin Laden Ephemera #0060

The collector: Martin Parr, Magnum Photographer, UK.

The collection: Osama Bin Laden ephemera.

As well as being an accomplished and highly regarded documentary photographer and photojournalist, Martin Parr is also a well known collector of unusual objects. He was kind enough to allow us to interview him and share his thoughts regarding a collection that has recently been brought to a 'conclusion'.

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Schlossberg German ceramics #0059

The collector: Pippa Kahn, Nottinghamshire, UK. Owner of online 20th Century antiques and design gallery Fears and Kahn.

The collection: 1950s Kuba ceramics designed by Liesel Spornhauer for German Ceramics firm Schlossberg.

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