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Collectors' Corner - Jerry Margolin

Released Sunday, 23rd December 2007
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We're pleased to welcome Jerry Margolin, BSI ("Hilton Cubitt") to this show this
week. Jerry has been a collector of something or other nearly his whole life,
but his Sherlockian collection was the thing that occupied most of his adult
life. Recently, Jerry decided to sell his collection, and we wanted to
understand what went into that process, from the making the very difficult
decision, picking a buyer, and what's happened along the way. Those who
know Jerry will be pleased to know that he did not sell the core of his
collection - his Sherlockian artwork - which contains a wide array of original
comic art, many made specifically at Jerry's request. You can see some of
Jerry's art collection in the slideshow beneath the flash player for the show
below. Please leave a comment at (774) 221-READ (7323), comment [AT]
ihearofsherlock [DOT] com, within the comment section of each entry, or in the
Splashcast player. We also encourage you to join the I Hear of Sherlock
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Alley, and to consider making a donation to the show (in the sidebar on the
right). Show Notes: 1:13 Show intro
4:47 The origins of Jerry's collecting mania
6:30 Jerry's first piece of Sherlockian artwork: "Murder at
the English Pub" by V.I.P. 7:15 Which came first, the
chicken or the egg? Plus, Jerry's Sherlockian mentor 9:01
It's in your DNA - the collector gene 9:39 Meet St. Judy
10:32 Where does one put a Sherlockian art collection of
over 900 pieces? 11:39 Jerry's art collecting theme -
personal favorite artists, commissioned pieces 13:50 Will
call for Peanuts -
17: 32 Jerry's personal favorites: , , 25:42
The oldest artwork in Jerry's collection 30:01 Shifting
gears from art to books 32:40 Discovering rare & scarce
books pre-eBay 34:40 The hallmarks of a good collector
36:13 Beginning to think about selling the collection
40:10 Starting the selling process
40:45 The emotional aspect of selling a collection
42:29 Starting to hear from collectors of the collection
44:06 Seller's remorse - and making up for it
45:23 It's not just about the sale - some philanthropy as
well 51:02 What "what ifs" of collecting
56:57 The Editor's Gas Lamp: "Something Can Be Added," Vol. 1,
No. 4 (New Series) October 1951 Links:

of Jerry's art collection on Flickr

on the

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