I already wrote about it, but a serious upgrade happened, and so I want to inform you again.
From 24.10.2016 to 05.11.2016 the Rudolf Ott Collection will take place at Hermann Historica.
A wonderful catalogue will be made and I think, it is a very big and wonderful collection.
A few words to Rudolf Ott. But please, don’t take them as facts. It is more or less urban legend.
Rudolf Ott started colleting short after WW II. In the early 1950 he went for several months to Japan. He lived there and he brought some items back. In Munich he had a pharmacy and he was very well connected. An Auction House in the same house and an uncle, who was a dealer in antiques. And so he build up a very good collection. As an example, he owned a Kiyomaro before the blade was polished and papered. Sometime in the 1970 he stopped collecting. Means, he never bought anything again, but he didn´t sell anything either. And so this is an old collection.
But he was never in swords. He loved Armor, Helmets, etc. Swords were more or less a side effect.
You can still find some, but it is not high quality. A Daisho by Kanemoto for instance (something for Chango). But a later generation.
What can you find there: a myochin carp, a helmet with 128 plates, tsubas, books, whatever….
So, and now comes the interesting part: Hermann Historica invites us to take a look at the whole collection before anyone else. The date is 24.09.2016. A month before the auction.
The plan is, that we have 4 or 5 hours. Even if you are not in for Armor or if you don´t want to buy anything, this is the whole collection together for the last time. And it is the biggest collection in Armor for a single collector. At least here in Europe.
But now the bad news: if you want to come and stay overnight: Forget it! It is Oktoberfest (a.k.a. Die Wiesn). It´s the second weekend and our friends from Italy will march in. And then Munich goes from crazy to nuts.
Please inform me via PM, if you want to come. We can make better plans then.
Hope, to see you there