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|WE BUY COLLECTIONS|

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CRYSTAL Classics have helped facilitate the dispersal of many major mineral collections to have come onto the world market in recent times.

We have handled some of the finest mineral treasures, selling to the best private collectors and institutions, so strengthening our international reputation of expertise and integrity.

We purchase more mineral collections than any other company worldwide, many hundreds in fact, and are renowned both for our market knowledge and prowess in handling mineral collections ranging from small private collections to those of major and famous museums.

Some of the most spectacular collections Crystal Classics have had the honour to handle include The Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia - over 20,000 specimens (PA, USA); The John Schneider Miniatures Collection (KY, USA); The Milton Lavers Broken Hill Collection (Australia); The Fisher & Kureczka Collection (CA, USA); The Christian Weise Collection (Germany); The John Jones Collection (Derbyshire, UK); The Simone and Peter Huber Collection (Austria) and The Martin and Michael Gunther collection (Germany).

We handle all purchases discreetly and with the utmost respect of a collector's privacy. Crystal Classics are well funded cash buyers for entire collections or individual specimens.

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HOW DO YOU OFFER US YOUR COLLECTION?

Ian or a member of his team will speak to you about your collection to ascertain exactly what it is you have to offer and may ask for some photographs to be emailed across to our office. Once the photographs have been received we will evaluate and contact you within 24 hours

The next step is a visit to your home/premises to view the collection and a detailed appraisal of your specimens, books or scientific instruments will be made.

If we come to a conclusion and a purchase of your collection through Crystal Classics is agreed we can pay instantly.

We will start packing immediately and move the collection out of your house and premises. Depending on the size of your collection this process can vary between a few hours and a few days

Ian may ask other team members of Crystal Classics to join him for wrapping a large collection in order speed up the process.

CONTACT US

orders@crystalclassics.co.uk

+44 1935 862 673

You can contact us in English, French, German, Polish or Russian

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COLLECTIONS WE'VE BOUGHT...

There are simply too many collections to mention but some of our noteworthy purchases have been:

  • The Philadelphia Academy of Science (partial purchase)
  • The Gilles Emringer collection, Paris, France
  • The famous Milton Lavers collection, Broken Hill, Australia
  • The Harald Tietz collection, Tsumeb, Namibia
  • The Helmet Heuser collection, Tsumeb, Namibia
  • The Franz Lammer collection, Austria
  • The Peter and Simone Huber collection, Austria
  • The world famous John Schneider collection, USA

We also advise many major museums worldwide and work with them on mineral specimen sales programs.

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MILTON LAVERS COLLECTION

In the summer of 2014 we purchased the 5,000 specimen large collection of Milton Lavers in Australia. It took five people one week to wrap everything up and after that it was shipped back to our offices in the UK.

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JIM ROBISON COLLECTION

For such a passionate collector such as Jim, who is a friend since many years to us, it was a hard decision to make and part with his collection. Due to his declining health there was no option and we bought his collection just before the Tucson show in January 2016.

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PETER & SIMONE HUBER COLLECTION

In September 2015 we purchased one of the finest historic collections in Europe - the Peter & Simone Huber collection. Ian and Diana spent four days carefully wrapping and preserving the provenance of each specimen in the collection.