Chuck De Costa was a major player in the world of bookend collectors. He amassed a great collection of beautiful and significant bookends, somewhere north of 2400 pairs. He was generous in sharing his collection and knowledge with other collectors. He was the author of the Collector’s Encyclopedia of Bookends. The following announcement was made on his Antique Bookend Collection website:
“It is with sadness that I must report that Chuck De Costa, the Antiques Bookend Collector passed away on December 4, 2015. This site will remain for a short time to honor his love and knowledge of Antique Bookends. This site has been developed to share with other antique bookend collectors & enthusiasts. Whatever your favorites might be we hope that you enjoy this website and share it with your friends.”
As a tribute to Chuck we hope you all will take time to visit the site before it is taken down.