Novak's collecting efforts of creations by the jewelers
Carlo Giuliano and Alessandro Castellani begun 1984
while taking a stroll in a London antiques market where
he came upon two pieces of their artistry. By contrast
to all previous categories of his collecting which
essentially he has done on his own, Novak recognized his
need this time to collaborate with two partners.
His initial considerable involvement was to instill
believe and confidence about the collection with one
partner who's wavering insecurities, low self esteem,
and lack of confidence all derived from childhood abuse
residue. Further suffering of mental unbalancing was the
continuous result of inherent depression genes joined by
constant exhaustive factor due to ongoing self denial
and concealment of her closet lesbian nature. Finally
and possible worst of all was Novak's coping with her
rising frequency of mental seizures of rage.
The other partner, trained and employed by antique
jewelry firm of the 19th Century interest, a person of
AC-DC mannerisms which in time revealed his highly
evolved combined skills of back stabbing and back-side
tape worm moves when, as consistently and repeatedly the
case was, his personal agendas were involved.
Within the 12 years of Novak's involvement of the
buildup of this collection, almost 400 meetings, each
lasting from hours to days, took place with his
partners, followed by countless unscheduled focused
times on the subject. Then 12 years on, by legal if evil
/ immoral moves behind his back, Novak's 2 partners with
professional others help, erased any and all of his
entitlement and association with this jewelry
collection, an evil deed accomplished within a colossal
much larger betrayal.
This collection was disposed of by Sotheby's New York
auction on 6 December 2006, a public sale of it's 154
lots which raised a total of $7,404,800., the catalog of
which details much more about the collection while
obviously not it's entire true story.
- 9-Pieces were loaned to the Metropolitan Museum
of New York
- 1-Piece was given to the Metropolitan Museum of
- 15-Pieces were gifted to the Victoria and Albert
Museum in London through the American Friends of the
- All museum gifts and loaned pieces are of choice
samples approved by museum jewelry experts against
immediate or deferred tax exemption benefit of top
- Giving through American charitable organizations
eligible to certify tax exemptions was the obvious
route to involve the London Museum
- The IRS could never question elevated
evaluations by top museum experts, a common practice
by museums when an acquisition is of importance.
- Another museum's practice is the lavishing of
"Attentions" upon a "Donor" of objects.
- No record is available at this time of choice
pieces that were kept out of the Sotheby's Catalog
disclosure, pieces which Novak knew intimately of.
It is interesting to note about a small silver bell
in the jewelry sale at Sotheby's cataloged as Lot # 43
on page 71 and estimated at $3,000. to $4,000. which was
sold 6 December 2006 at $3,600. Novak personally bought
that very piece in a second hand shop in St. Helen,
Jersey, The Channel Islands, some 12 years earlier for
it's tagged price of $6.00