Robb Report Collection December 2015


From This Issue

From the Editors: Minding the Score

In February, sports fans will gather to watch the most hyped game on the planet: the 50th-anniversary Super Bowl. But in the weeks before the kickoff, some of the most devoted will engage in a bruising competition of another kind. Several landmark auctions are expected to crush records for Super Bowl memorabilia, and in “Get […]

Get Ready for the BLITZ

The 50th anniversary of the Super Bowl has inspired a slew of auctions—and could drive the value of collectibles into a whole new zone. Glen Christensen grew up in Green Bay, Wis., and has loved the Green Bay Packers all of his life. When his team played in Super Bowl XLV in Arlington, Texas, on […]

Wild Cards

Super Bowl fans will bet on just about anything connected to the game, from the result of the coin toss to how long it will take to sing the national anthem to the color of the head coach’s shirt. The more rarefied Super Bowl collector’s world has a similarly obsessive bent—just about anything connected to […]

Stray Cats

Like blue-chip stocks or early Picassos, certain cars remain constant in the face of fickle markets and changing collector tastes. And while Ferraris command the high six-, seven-, and even eight-figure market, Jaguar E-Types rule the more earthbound segment. Few cars of its period—from 1961 to 1975—are as gratifying to drive, and certainly none are […]

Jaguar’s Modern Middleweight: The F-Type Project 7

To honor seven Le Mans wins and to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the D-Type in 2014, Jaguar created the Project 7, which debuted at the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed in England and went on sale in the United States this past spring. With worldwide production limited to 250 examples and only 50 North […]

Willing Spirits

Thirsty collectors are on the hunt for long-lost libations—to save, sip, and sometimes even mix into a cocktail. Like many of those leading today’s cocktail culture, Leo Robitschek has always been captivated by the history and folklore of classic mixed drinks and spirits. But for Robitschek— the acclaimed director of NoMad Bar in New York […]

Rare, Old, and on the Menu

Bars that specialize in vintage spirits offer a true taste of the past. Many of us discovered the geekier joys of wine after a rousing discussion with a sommelier or exposure to a lovingly assembled wine list. Similarly, conversation with an expert, along with the benefit of a curated selection, is almost always the best […]

Moment of Clarity

Ten years ago, the fashion and real estate entrepreneur  J. Christopher Burch took his son to the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. Little did he know that their visit to the museum’s Hall of Minerals would have such a lasting effect: The color and power of the specimens on display resonated […]