The Colt Collection - Original Catalogues
Amongst the lots in the sale of the Colt Collection were the remaining stocks of the two booklets about the instruments, published in 1969 and 1981. Why the second of these, 1944 - 1981 is called the 'Golden Jubilee' edition remains a mystery to me! Do please let me know if you have any ideas.
Anyway, our friend Luke Bradley was the successful bidder for the remaining stocks, and he now offers these for sale at £5 each or £10 for the two. Postage (the same for one or two) will be £2.00 UK, £4.50 Europe, £5.50 World. Please contact Luke firstname.lastname@example.org
The Colt Collection -
The 'Missing' Instruments
At the final viewing of the Colt Collection, some of us had the feeling that we had not seen some of the instruments before. Indeed, it was widely known that at various times some instruments had been on loan to museums in Germany or Switzerland.
Sabine Klaus made a study of seventeen instruments which were on loan to the Stadtmuseum in Munich, and wrote a book about these. Copies are now available at the very reasonable price of €6 or £5, plus postage from Germany.
Please note that the book is in German. If you would like a copy, please contact Sabine email@example.com
Michael Hannon has written a very entertaining and informative book tracing the history and restoration of 'Mrs Findlay's Broadwood Square Piano'. The book includes a CD recording of the piano.