Ken Schwartz Collection or Museum?
29 April 2011
After the FOHBC Pomona National Show in 2009, I travelled with Bill Ham and Elizabeth to see the Ken Schwartz collection in Redding, California. I had always heard about this ‘museum like’ collection and had seen a few pictures. This was something else. It didn’t take Ken long to warm to our visit and start expanding on his many collecting interests. Besides the most extensive Western Bottle Collection in existence, there are stamps, shot glasses, horse buttons, toys, advertising and much, much more. We were amazed. Well worth the trip. You can really learn a lot about a person by visiting with them and talking about their interests. I usually have as much fun with all of these ‘fringe benefits’ as I do at the show itself.