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Behind every collector's obsession is a story. Hear the world's most passionate enthusiasts share surprising tales about their personal collections — and their unbreakable connections with them.

Jun 14, 2019

Before passing away in October 2018, pharmaceutical marketing executive William Helfand amassed a huge collection of medical-themed prints, posters, and memorabilia — with an emphasis on "quack" pills, potions, and snake oil cure-alls. On this episode, daughter Jessica Helfand pays tribute to her father's "quack" connoisseurship.

New York Times obituary of William Helfand • Jessica's design podcast, The Observatory Images from the Helfand collection (Philadelphia Museum of Art) • Opening theme: "Keepers" by Still Flyin' • Closing theme: "Slow Draw/Feeling In My Heart" by Eric Frisch • Additional music by Aaron Kenny, E's Jammy Jams, Paul Tarle, and Jimmy Fontanez/Media Right Productions