The four-part series airs every Sunday at 8 pm
BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | September 19, 2012
For some successful people, accomplishment in the business world is just the beginning, so they scour the earth for pieces of modern history to call their own. From iconic sports artifacts, legendary aircrafts to cars that sped to racing victory, or guitars that rocked the world; these are without a doubt the most important artifacts of our times. But perhaps more intriguing than the items themselves are the associated stories, from inside their personal museums, curators and owners tell the tales of how and why particular artifact was acquired. Discovery Turbo’s, ‘Million Dollar Collections’, hosted by Keith Martin, takes you inside the most spectacular private collections in the world.
A four-part series, ‘Million Dollar Collections’ airs every Sunday at 8 pm.
‘Million Dollar Collections’ premieres by uncovering magical Milhous Collection in Florida – the result of 50 years of dedicated collecting by brothers Bob & Paul Milhous.Collections are usually easy to define. But the Milhous Collection defies definition. Regarded as one of the world’s finest private museums, the collection boasts an unprecedented series of rare automobiles, exquisite mechanical musical instruments and collectibles, including a custom carousel. This collection is incredible because everything works. Each piece is painstakingly restored with the intention of not only making it work, but making it work right.
‘Million Dollar Collections’ features ‘The Sports Immortals Museum’which encompasses game used items, uniforms, bats, gloves, autographed stamps related to sports, song sheetsand music related to sports. Its timeless because it covers the 1800s to 1900s. This collection took lifetime in the making, with collector JoelPlatt travelling over a million miles over 60 years to meet all the greats and their widows, to curate the largest and most valuable collection in the world.
Also featured in ‘Million Dollar Collections’ is the collection of aviation enthusiast Kermit Weeks, keeping the history of aviation aliveat his Fantasy of Flight attraction. He has preserved over 150 planes and brought them to life. Kermit’s goal is to tell the full story of aviation’s development through the best examples of the planes that he can find. Sometimes creating aircraft from scratch or restoring what’s out there to impeccable standards.