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Tim Moore Collection
About 17 years ago or so, I had the chance to visit Christian Fechner’s studio in Paris and Joe and I and Georges Proust were able to view his lower floor vault that housed some of his most prized Robert Houdin antiques.
Shortly after returning from France a guy name Tim Moore started to call about some pieces and we developed a friendship. In that short about of time, Tim has amassed an amazing collection and in fact a few of the pieces we witnessed in Christian’s Collection are included in his showcase.
Several years ago, a guy started calling our shop and asking about antiques. This is not that unusual mind you, but what was unusual is how in a relatively short time, this individual amassed a collection that is truly unique and coveted by some of the biggest names in magic and collectors’ worldwide.
What makes this success story better is the human factor. Despite his passion for antiques and magic, Tim never lost sight of the more important things in his life – family. I must admit I have seen it more then a few times, where the drive of collecting consumes a person, to the point where there identities are solely in the possessions they have amassed. Tim also vest his time in his dental practice, where you will also find some exceptionally beautiful and rare lithographs!
Magician Gerardo Parra from Chile flew in so he could have dental work surrounded by magic history! Hurry – Spots are filling up quickly!
Tim Moore is about as approachable and lovable as an person you will meet. He has a sparkle that radiates from within that can best be viewed in his eyes. A positive and kinetic aura that radiates from within. He’s engaged, alert and excited and loves finding the zest of life.
Many years ago, Joe and I had the opportunity to visit Tim and Nancy at their lovely home. The exhibitions were a treat – some of them are featured in photos within this post.
ROBERT HOUDIN TOP HAT, CANE, CUFF LINKS, POCKET WATCH INHERITED BY GEORGE MELIES (FATHER OF MODERN CINEMA)
ROBERT HOUDINI’S TOP HAT, AND LEATHER HAT CASE – INITIALS INSIDE (HH & EW)
HOWARD THURSTON’S FLOATING BALL – ONE OF ONLY THREE.