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Downingtown, PA, United States
DoneThu, Oct 10, 2013 2:00 PM GMT

Historical Blue Staffordshire

FIFTY SHADES OF BLUE - The Goldberg and Brown Collection of Historical Blue Staffordshire Selling at Pook & Pook, Inc. on October 10th, 2013 On Thursday, October 10, 2013, Pook & Pook, Inc. is pleased to present the Hayden Goldberg and Curtis Brown collection of Historical Blue Staffordshire. This collection, compiled over fifty years, represents a monumental group with a wide variety of patterns, scenes and forms. Hayden Goldberg was born in 1929 and raised in Gardiner, Maine. He achieved his doctorate degree in English literature from Cambridge University and began a lifelong career as a college professor along with his life partner Curtis Brown. Over the years, Hayden and Curtis collected antiques and decorative arts to furnish their brownstone in Brooklyn, New York. A quote from Hayden's niece, Karen Montell is as follows ' 'Whether you are an avid collector or this is your first piece, when you purchase an item from Hayden's collection, you will have fulfilled his wishes of enjoying the 'hunt'. It is our family's wish to establish a legacy in our beloved uncle's name'. Another quote from Bill and Terry Kurau states ' 'One summer, many years ago, we went to an auction in Bridgton, Maine that had a collection of Historical Blue. All the usual suspects showed up, so we knew we would have competition. Shortly before the sale started, an all-white vintage Rolls Royce pulled up an out popped Hayden. He certainly knew how to make an entrance and I am sure something nice was added to his and Curtis's collection that day'. Nearly 600 lots will be sold. Scenes include Baltimore Court House, Capitol Washington, Baltimore, Boston State house, Fairmount near Philadelphia, Tappan Bay, Almshouse Boston, New York Hospital and many, many more. For further information please call (610) 269-4040 or email info@pookandpook.com. The hardbound catalogue for this sale is available to order now.