From a Restless Pack Rat, a Carnival of Oddities

“But there are many more days when I wake up and think I’m out of my mind,” he said during a recent tour of his town house on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

After four decades of collecting, he is now trimming back a bit. From May 2 through 27, about 75 pieces will be offered for sale at the Ross Art Group gallery in Manhattan. Prices will be mostly in the four and five figures for panoramic photos of circus performers, blueprints for Coney Island rides, shooting gallery targets, fragments of carousel animals, statues of contortionists and a miniature glass coffin.

He is renowned in the antiques world as an omnivorous buyer. “His collecting tastes are very, shall we say, diverse,” said Arlie Sulka, who owns the

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