Sunday, July 31, 2011
Thursday, July 28, 2011
We Just Bought 2 Awesome Clocks! First One Is A 1930's School Wall Clock Made By Standard Electric Time Co. From Springfield, MA And The 2nd Is A 1930's International School Wall Clock. I'm In The Process of Re-Wiring Them Both!
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Monday, July 25, 2011
Last week, Jack Attridge came in the shop. I asked him if he knew anybody who was an eclectic, super collector here in Marblehead. Without hesitation, Jack screamed out "Dick Carlson! He collects everything!" Jack gave me Dick's number, we set up a time to meet, and I asked Dick to pick one of his collections to focus on. Dick is a super cool guy and showed me around his house and let me look at all, and when I say all, I mean ALL, of his different collections! From wooden decoys to his mind-blowing train collection to his Marblehead art collection to his pipe tobacco humidor collection...I could go on and on. Dick is a true super collector!
Name: Dick Carlson
Occupation: Carlson Realty(retired) - Marblehead Museum and Historical Society - President
How many years in Marblehead? 47 years
What do you collect?
Swedish flat plain carvings (Swedish folk art)
How long have you collected these?
How many pieces in your collection?
When were these pieces made?
1920's - 1970's
What's the price range?
Twenty to several hundreds of dollars.
Why do you collect Swedish flat plain carvings?
"I'm Swedish & I like impressionists. I have tons of relatives in Sweden."
What's your favorite piece in your collection?
"This piece is of my father's first cousin. He was the model."
Some pictures of Dick's Swedish flat plain carvings collection.