Where can you see, under one roof, a rare ’59 Ford Skyliner, a ‘50s German Amphicar, a White Sewing Machine next to an antique White truck (they started making sewing machines), a collection of dangerous children’s toys, and a mannequin dressed up in pearls and dress with vacuum cleaner that I’d swear was June Cleaver? (Of Leave it To Beaver), and a WW2 German Army motorcycle with sidecar?
There was a “Bob’s Big Boy” statue so common at their Southern California restaurants. Even an auto I had never seen before – a circa 1960 Chrysler Imperial limousine. And on a certain fixture in the restroom was a painted caricature of the famous 60s icon, “Rat Fink”, made by none other than its creator, Ed “Big Daddy” Roth!
Museum owner Sheldon Donig told us he started collecting when he was 14. To see the museum contents was to know that there wasn’t a central theme, other than perhaps automobiles, but with many other things I knew that he collected whatever piqued his interest.
Which to me was pretty cool.
There is only one place that I know of with such an eclectic collection, hidden away in Marin County and not open to the public. It’s called the Collector’s Museum.
Through the efforts of our Section’s Kris Summit, we got an invitation.
And thank you to Sheldon for opening your collection to us!