Pedro Corrêa do Lago of Brazil, has collected for over five decades. His collection of autographs is the largest in the world. It surpasses  his personal inspiration, John Pierpont Morgan. Richard Hall is a collector, appraisals expert, and adviser on manuscripts to Alex Cooper Auctioneers in Maryland. Both men are aware of the changes that have occurred in the world of autograph and manuscript collecting. Corrêa do Lago notes when he first started he began writing letters to people he admired and simply asking for a response.  Hall believes the impulse to collect is still there but it has changed in some important ways over the years.  In an enlightening article in Mutual Art, both men talk of the past, today and their hopes for the future of this passion called “collecting.” For the entire article:

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