Deciding Which Projects to Take On

  • Often owners of interesting collections will ask antique dealers to sell their collections for them. All dealers have to allocate their time and resources wisely, and sometimes it's difficult to decide whether or not to take on the work. I've had 2 such collections come my way in the last 2 weeks: 40 antique masks originating from Tibet, Nepal, Sri Lanka, different parts of Africa, Mexico, Russia and elsewhere; and boxes of correspondence and photos from the late 1950's and '60's relating to the Titan program for NASA. Neither is an area that I have dealt with before. In this week's show I'll profile the collections and describe why I decided to sell the collections for their owners. Then when each project is complete I'll do a program showing how it all turned out.