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Mark van Gijsel

Expert Curio / Design

“By constantly delving deeper into other subjects, I have acquired a broad knowledge.”

As a young man, Mark van Gijsel decided to make use of his interest in history. He bought a metal detector and drove towards the drowned villages in Zeeland (southwest of the Netherlands). During exciting excavations, under pressure from an impending flood, he uncovered the most beautiful objects from the late Middle Ages. When it became prohibited to carry out excavations in this area, Mark van Gijsel began to sell his respectable collection. He did so via eBay, but also through well-known markets, exchanges and auctions at home and abroad. The trade spirit proved to fit him well and he began to deepen his interest in more and more different subjects, giving him a very broad knowledge.

For example, Mark van Gijsel is right at home in the various curiosity auctions he contributes to. His interest, and expertise in this respect, is mainly in antique medical instruments. He loves to enter the medical archives to find out exactly what he has in front of him. By keeping in contact with his network, Mark van Gijsel hopes to expand his auctions. Regardless of what he sees in the photos of each lot, a correct description is very important to him so that potential bidders know exactly what they’re looking at.
  • Over 30 years of experience
  • 20 years of experience as a trader
  • Large European network
  • Very broad knowledge

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