Sid Dickens, a brilliant artist, in front of a wall of memory blocks that he and his team of artists create from his studio in Vancouver, Canada. The memory blocks are hand-crafted in plaster and each have unique designs that are hand painted and stained as well as gold and silver leafed. As you can see there are images reflected from a deck of cards, letters, floral, spiritual and architectural motifs.
Each year he unveils new collections and retires some. The blocks are not inexpensive but after retirement, values have been known to increase quite handsomely.
Each are given a name, this is Empress.
Harlequin - retired
Mozart - retired
Watermark - retired
Under Stars - retired
Screen Passage - retired
My preference are those that are black and white or more neutral in color rather than those painted in brighter colors and I like to find those that are or nearing retirement.
I have the Star of Zanzibar - retired on my bookshelf waiting to add to the wall collection. Just need two more!
For an example of how a value can increase, Chess Pawn (not in my collection!)
is for sale on ebay. She's a beauty for sure.
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