[Senior Patek Moderator]
The oldest are unfortunately the most difficult to find, I believe I have one copy each otherwise I could have given you one since you're so close to completion (if they ever let me go back to Italy, that is! ;-))
Jul 05, 2020,06:42 AM
The problem is they are hard to source even for Patek, since they don't print them anymore. Probably the best bet (save buying them second-hand online) is either to ask Patek directly, or some AD(s) you are in contact with. With some luck, an AD has an extra copy for their shop or can still recover one via a rep... Hope you can complete the full rare handcraft series! ;-)
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Patek Limoges Trays -- Origin, history, etc.?
By: JRSMD : July 3rd, 2020-09:24
I have been collecting Patek Limoges trays for a decade and finally completed the series, each plate from 1997-2019! Am working on article about these unique commemorative artist pieces. I reached out to Patek who were quite polite but really could not te...
By: JRSMD : July 3rd, 2020-10:23
Yes, that is a 5167, originally bought from an AD with a bracelet but I later bought a rubber strap from Patek and have kept that on since.
A collection to be proud of!
By: sham1 : July 3rd, 2020-09:51
Well done on your efforts to assemble this fine collection and thank you for sharing this with us. I have one piece and for me it is so special so to have 23 years worth of trays must give you immense satisfaction.
By: FRAMII : July 3rd, 2020-15:31
I didn’t even know that they had so many different ones.. I have only one which I got as a gift when I bought my wife’s PP. But normally its used for this Not as nicely displayed as you incredible collection 👍👍👍👍👍👍 ...
By: BigAppleBill : July 3rd, 2020-16:01
Whenever I see these at auction I always wonder about them. How satisfying it is to see a complete collection! Well done!
Some Quick Facts . . .
By: JRSMD : July 4th, 2020-04:01
Wow, thanks for all of the kind words, what a friendly group! Collecting these trays has been a lot of fun and I keep them all right outside my home office, where they inspire daily. One of you asked for some stories -- so please pardon the length of this...
By: JRSMD : July 5th, 2020-07:57
I just got an email from the moderator of the collectors market and he cancelled my post. I decided to offer the collection in exchange for “one watch.” I thought it would be a fun process and break the monotony. Apparently, I violated the “no Schilling” ...
By: anaroku : July 5th, 2020-04:22
I wish I could get all the magazine. It is wonderful collection. Frami
Wow...great story and nice collection
By: Patekfinity : July 4th, 2020-09:25
Thank you for sharing your story! Very nice back story on those. I believe these were regularly given to VVIPs from their AD. I know of a Patek collector getting one every year from their AD for Christmas. Nice to see there is a fellow Patek enthusiast ne...