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A collectible (collectable or collector’s item) is any object regarded as being of value or interest to a collector (not necessarily monetarily valuable or antique). There are numerous types of collectibles and terms to denote those types. An antique is an old one. A curio is a small, usually fascinating or unusual item sought after by collectors. A manufactured collectible is an item made specifically for people to collect. They are items of limited supply that are sought for a variety of reasons including a possible increase in value. In a financial sense, collectibles can be viewed as a hedge against inflation. The most popular collectibles list includes: advertising collectibles, art, books, magazines, cards, stamps, coins, film, music and television related objects, memorabilia. Virtually anything in the world can enter this beautiful world. The urge to collect unusual and fascinating objects is primeval and not limited to humans. The Renaissance Cabinet of Curiosities was an antecedent both of modern museums and modern collecting. (wikipedia.org)

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    Large Hazorfim wooden tea box with sterling silver cover

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    Large wooden tea box, .925 silver cover with hand made decoration, with 12 compartments for tea bags, Hazorfim/Israel, the second half of the 20th century.
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    Jules Perahim, Personnages surréalistes, lithograph ex. 17/40, lithograph Michel Casse, signed, dated (19)81

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    Jules Perahim (born Iuliș Blumenfeld) was a Romanian artist of Jewish origin. After being associated with Surrealist circles at the beginning of the 1930s, he has contributed to the early development of what was to become Socialist Realism. In spite of the success he gets during the Communist regime, he grows frustrated by the lack of artistic liberty and, at some point during the 1960s, leaves the country to settle in Paris, where he continues to paint in surrealist style
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    Chiru Chakravarty, Dream, oil on canvas, 40×30 cm

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    Chiru Chakravarty is among contemporary India’s most prominent and thoughtful artists. Born in Faridpur, now in Bangladesh, Chiru Chakravarty studied briefly at the Indian School of Art, Kolkata. A disatisfied draftsman with the West Bengal Government, he became a cinematographer in Mumbai and started showing his work. After an exhibition in 1968, he started painting full-time. In 1993, he was invited to participate in Gallery Gaghardi, London, and later in Australia's Gallery Art Sans Frontiere. He has exhibited with Marc Chagall, Picasso, Dali, etc. Resourcefully, Chakravarty has produced paintings, ceramics, relief in various metals, stone carvings, mosaic, photographs, sculpture and enameled copper and steel: both abstract with lines and raw color, away from perceived exteriors, and expressionist with distorted forms, cataloguing emotion into order.
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    Gabriel Stephanescu-Arephy, Arlechin, mixed technique, 66×50 cm

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    Gabriel Stephanescu-Arephy (1893-1975), the son of George Stephanescu (the founder of the Romanian Opera) and his wife, the mezzo-soprano Alexandrina Gavalla, was born in Bucharest in October 1893. To his name he proudly added the particle "Arephy", after the name of the place in Arges county, where the family's summer residence was, Arefu Mansion. In Bucharest he was the pupil of Vermont and Demetrascu-Mirea, and later his internships as a young painter were held in Geneva and Paris (the workshop of Ferdinand Hodler and the Free Academy of Andre Lhote). A frequent participant in the visual life in Paris, he exhibited his works in the official salons of the French artists and in the Salons of the Independents in France. He was a founding member, in 1921, of the Fine Arts Syndicate and Society of the Salon of Independents in Paris, starting in 1928.
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