Question of the Week: Weird collections

In this week’s Editor’s Note, I wrote about off-beat collections such those offered by Dan Morphy at his upcoming Oct. 8-10 auction. I have known Dan for years and he is a consummate professional who is deeply passionate and driven to learn more about about high-quality antiques and collectibles. He, too, is drawn to the rare and curious.

That’s probably why Joseph and Lilian Shapiro picked him to sell their wonderful collection of Americana and folk art and which includes an interesting collection of bride sticks.

This leads us to today’s question of the week:

“What are some of the most strange and unusual antiques or collectibles you’ve ever seen people collect?”

Send your experiences of weird collections to Question of the Week,, or 700 E. State St., Iola, WI 54945. Or post your reply HERE on the Antique Trader message board.