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PostPosted: Sat 09 Jun, 2007 9:09 am    Post subject: The Howard Curtis Collection?         Reply with quote

Does anyone know what happened to the Howard M. Curtis Collection upon his death? Howard Curtis was a Hollywood stuntman, collector of arms and armour and author of a really great book: 2,500 years of European helmets, 800 B.C.-1700 A.D.

While scanning images for this post I realized he had a pretty unique and great collection and wondered what happened to it.

When he died in 1979, was the collection auctioned off? If so, is there a catalogue from that auction?

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PostPosted: Sat 16 Jun, 2007 12:51 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Anyone know anything about this collection's fate?

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PostPosted: Mon 09 Jul, 2007 4:17 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

For anyone curious, the Curtis Collection was auctioned off by Christie's in 1984. Ken Trotman Inc. has a copy of the catalogue for sale. The description states:

1753.THE HOWARD M. CURTIS COLLECTION OF ARMS,- ARMOUR AND BOOKS. 118pp., 57 illus., P.B. Christie's October 1984. Hollywood stuntman (it was he who jumped into the river in Butch Cassidy…) & great collector of arms & armour.

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