Einstein's Watch - An unoffical record of a year's most ownable things



2015-06-26 11:44:57

Einstein's Watch - An unoffical record of a year's most ownable things

The perfect Christmas stocking filler gift for those who love collectibles

Newspapers and magazines are never short of glossy images urging us what to aspire to.

But what things really do represent the world's most desirable possessions?

Are they necessarily expensive or can they cost nothing at all?

Are they always the subject of global fame or are they frequently obscured from the publics gaze and imagination?

In this charming departure from the usual yawnful, consumerist commentary, Jolyon Fenwick and Marcus Husselby conduct a judicious review of the years available treasures.

Their (almost) serious-minded selection takes the reader on a sublimely itinerant journey: from icons of high and popular culture to turning-points in history; from the apex of Hollywood glamour to the most closely-guarded of government secrets; from 104km above the earth to 100ft below the London streets; from the loftiest prices of the worlds great salerooms to the gloriously free-of-charge.

Einsteins Watch not only represents an ingenious, intriguing and witty diversion from the norm but a fascinating document to the culture of our time.

Items featured include: King Kong's Head, a collection of the Braille edition of Playboy, secret MI6 tunnels, Gandhi's glasses, Steve McQueen's motorbike licence, the Space Shuttle Endeavour, Michaelangelos first ever painting and the last picture of Marilyn Monroe.

For Sale: 9.99

Contact Adrian Roose +44 (0) 117 933 9503 adrianroose@paulfrasercollectibles.com

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