Mainly literature through my life and during the last 10 years Vacheron&Constantin.
Vacheron&Constantin it became because there were no other real alternative.
It's the oldest and has through all times been the leader and main part of the time also avant garde.
Followers and more commercial brands like Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet not to talk about Rolex,
have been making money as the first and nearly only reason.
I think the exception is Girard-Perregaux, which is a brand that goes by the heart.
Vacheron&Constantin has always intended to do one thing, the best and most exceptional of watches,
without looking at the economical aspects from the start, rather the artistic.
Now I have got so big collection that I'm selling out.
My whish is to have some extraordinary V&C's left, some of them I not even shown here.
The rest I have had and now I let someone else have the joy to own.
Only this month I sold 5 watches and more is to come.
But the passion will be kept.
I have through the years got a rather nice collection of Winston S. Churchill in first edition,
and also 20.000 pages of biography about him by other authors.
I always liked Art Deco period, in watches, posters, sculpture and literature.
So why Plums.
That's because it's the nick name of P.G. Wodehouse.
I have about 70 % of his novels and most of the biographies.
The novels are mainly pocket or cheap hardbacks.
He lived 1881-1975 and was still writing on his last novel only some days before he died at 93 years of age!
All his books are painted in Edwardian style, 1901- 1910 and the following Art Deco period, between the wars.
This is part of my "collection" today, nothing to show really, but I still does it,
because it force me to came back in some years, with adifferent picture
The main problem is that the prices of first editions for some of them, are in the same neighbourhood as a "cheap" V&C...
I read a biography from 1979 today, which tells that some of the first editions, already than, were prized as high as $500
And there are 130 books by him, and only God knows, how many short stories, magazine articles and musicals etc.
I have 5 first editions that are their way to me right now,
this is one of them.
So, now I'm starting up a new project and of course I wonder about what are your morbid cravings?