Steven Raab: "Knowledge is the key to building a collection that stands the test of time."
David McCullough recently addressed the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, where we are active. His message was two-fold: there is no substitute for learning history; and passion is caught, not taught. The spirit of this lesson is the same one we pass on each day to our clients. The more you immerse yourself in the study of history, the more you will appreciate historical documents. At the same time, a passion for collecting is caught and cannot be taught. It might have been a childhood trip to a historical battlefield with your family or an inspiring high school teacher. You might have read a captivating biography of a great historical figure or watched a thought provoking documentary. But once you have caught the bug, the passion for learning and collecting takes center stage. The path of collecting is not simply a journey of acquisition. The joy also comes in learning, searching for new pieces, educating yourself, and adapting your collection fit your interests.
This business began as a passion. Steven Raab was (and remains) a collector, like the clients with whom we work today. This passion, which became a business, flourished because of this desire to learn, and to pass on decades of experience. Steven has authored a series of books on the subject.
Click on the "21st Century Guide to Autograph Collecting" link above and walk the path with us.