The Collector As a collector of Victorian era builders hardware I have come to appreciate the skill of American artist & artisans of the period. Almost without fail first viewers of my collection assume its from England. These pieces are part of our American heritage and history. They have out lived their creators and likely all of us as well. I hope you share my passion as a custodian of these classic works of art, as they truely represent the progressive energy and creativity of an incredible period in American history.