Over the years, I have met several dealers or other collectors who have kept me in mind when interesting items they know would interest me come to their attention. I am in London often, and I spend hours hunting for items which intrigue me. Some are rather important items to be considered investments and others are just tokens of a bygone age, reminding me of the England long gone by.
I posted a blog several months ago about my friends at STOREY’S on Cecil Court–dealers in engravings and prints. I love to go in their shop and marvel at all their stock. I love Cecil Court in Covent Garden, off St. Martin’s Lane, and I like STOREY’S in particular.
The relationship between a dealer and a collecctor, on any level, is very important. When the dealer finds items relating to the lives of British kings and queens, they contact me. If I have a “hole” in my collection, I let my dealers know what I am looking for, and I have their help.
Today’s mail brought GOOD NEWS. STOREY’S ON CECIL COURT sent me photos of a group of 12″ x 15″ engravings showing several events in the life Queen Victoria.
When you are visiting London and you find dealers who specialize in items for your collection, I suggest you develop a relationship with them. Remember 84 CHARING CROSS ROAD? That dealer/collector relationship lasted nearly a lifetime.
I love communication with my dealers. NO REASON TO COLLECT ALONE. These relationships are such fun.
Enjoy these engravings. I am anxious to receive them.