Rare Maps and Prints & Asian Antiques and Collectibles

Two Brothers, Two Collections

Two brothers, Charles J. Guinosso and Andrew J. Guinosso, grew up in Philadelphia in the 1940s and 1950s, and, in their 20s and 30s, they began collecting antiques and art objects.  Charles focused on rare maps, prints, and books while Andrew’s main interest was Asian antiques and oriental carpets.  Now, both in their 70s, they want to share their treasures with a wider audience.  The website is divided into two parts.   Charles’s section, The Ancient Cartographer, provides a link to eBay, where Charles and his wife, Anisa, have decided to sell Charles’s collection, which includes a large array of antique maps, prints, and books.  Charles was a chemist for over 40 years and using that knowledge has cleaned, restored, and de-acidified many items that he has collected over the years.  Andrew’s collection is The Asian Antiquarian.  Andrew started his eclectic collection of Asian furniture and objects d’art in 1967 when he was stationed in Taiwan as a young Naval Officer.  He has lived most of his adult life overseas and has purchased pieces in Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand.

The Ancient Cartographer

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The Asian Antiquarian

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Andrew continues to maintain relationships with other antique collectors and specialist antique dealers in the Far East, Europe, and the Middle East.

If you have special wants or unique requirements, Andrew would be happy to locate and obtain items for even the most discriminating collector.

Andrew’s personal cell phone is 775-560-1123.  His personal email address is renotraveler@gmail.com


Legacy Work of Art

A one-of-a-kind wood sculpture of a Chinese Mandarin.  This piece is a legacy work of art that is the centerpiece of my collection.  Signed by Elizabeth Tioshenko.  Purchased in 1969 in Carmel, California, before my tour of duty in Vietnam with the Seabees of MCB-10.  Serious buyers may send an e-mail message or call for a confidential price.
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