The collection of moto artifacts of Ivan Ishutkin
Author: Bersoantik. Date: 02 February 2015, 10:01

The collection of Ivan Ishutkin includes a sufficiently full range of the prewar motocycles BMW as well as Indian brand and some instances of an extremely rare moto-technology. Its peculiarity is that all the motocycles have been restored and dodged-up. Also among the motocycles there are those that come to nowadays and keeping their orifginal aspect and performing smoothly. The collectioner shared the history of his hobby with ART 1.


I started small collecting badges picturing Vladimir Lenin. The thematic was dictated by father: he was a Party organizer at a big factory. On weekends we went to the Kirov Central Culture and Leisure Park in St. Petersburg so I got hooked to badges collectioning. He intended to bring me up in the "spirit of patriotism" whilst I was speculating these emblems near the "Intourist" hotel. I was beaten for that then. My father and I did not understand each other and I had to stop with badges. Then I got addicted to the auto models in the scale of 1:43 but it ended quickly though there is still an ineradicable trace as a collection on my shelf.

My next folly became motocycles. I got hooked on them in 1984, My first moto was a war Harley Davidson WLA 42. I found its frame and engine and during many years I tried to gather the pieces together. Then I refused from this idea but it still stuck to my mind and since 1990 I have been professionally in this. Firstly I dealt only with moto fragments. Then I got some literature on the topic and these fragments got step by step into completed projects. I managed to dig out rarity models starting with small. And that first "Harley" I still have it and it is now fully accomplished.

The price for motocycles ranges and it depends on the engines volume, limited edition and brand: difference between PMZ ( the abbreviation of the Podolsk Stalin Maintenance Plant , this one like in the movie: "Tractor drivers"), BMW and one of the first of the production chain Indian brend or another high engine volume and less known model there always will be a great difference. But those who start collectioning always take a risk. Firsly I was no exception because I managed to get light postwar soviet cars and English "Nortons" that had been came out in a numerous quantity. Though English cars are not so interesting due to the single-cylinder conception. I preferred BMW because of their continuity in construction and equipment. Then I switched over to Indian ones and got lost in them for about 5 years. And further like every collector I wished to get something that no one would have that's why there appeared the cars like PMZ motocycles. That was not to easy to get them. Someof them I did not get at once, the talks could last 5 or 8 years and it was the whole standoff. The last thing I charmed with is recently acquired German motocycle NSU of 1911.

Retro tchnologies are a very expensive hobby moreover the final product usually costs money. It happens that to get a cheap detail it takes a couple or more months. Some rare models you can stick together only by separate pieces., and if one is going to buy or sell this product 

Галерея «БерсоАнтик» принимает на комиссию и покупает предметы антиквариата!
Decorator's service
Decorator's service

Галерея Bersoantik обладает большой базой декораторов. Совершенно безвозмездно, даром, готовы поделиться ею с Вами. Вы решили оформить свой интерьер и не знаете к кому обратиться? Мы к вашим услугам.!