List of Contents

(01)  Title Page

(02)  About

(03)  The Early Good Years, A Phobia, Hurt by a Kite, Boarding School

(04)  Robert Herrick, The Assistant Projectionist

(06)  Promotion - Detective Work - My Own Department

(10)  Social Life

(12)  Award-Winning Photography - Sir George Pollock

(13)  Meeting Trudy

(14)  Martin Stern

(15)  One Man Exhibition in New York

(16)  Religious Problems - Nicosia Cyprus

(17)  Paul Morby

(18)  Returning to Hamilton Avenue

(19)  Our Children - Trudy worked as a Model - Publishing 'In Search of Netsuke & Inro'

(20)  Friends Come & Go, Then Come Back - Keen Collectors - Classic Jensen Cars

(21)  Asian Antiques - Celebration Weekend at Home

(23)  A Temping Offer - A Big Change About to Happen

(24)  The End of The Jacey Group of Companies 

(25)  Another Unexpected Surprise - My Dilemma

(26)  New Ventures - Some of My Own Handworks- Jewellery

(27)  Commercial Photography

(29) No Secretary or Help - Andrew Goldsmith - Dr Willard Wigan MBE - Malcolm Lewin

(30) Attending University

(31) Neighbourhood Watch - Selling Insurance

(32) Publishing - Dunns Imaging

(33) The Kodak PhotoCD & Actuality PhotoDigital

(34) The Cohen Collection

(35) Building and Designing a Website

(36)  Paris Moayedi - Sun Tan Promotions

(38)  Important & Very Rare Asian Antiques

(39)  Edwin Horne and Woodbridge Park - Jacey Homes Ltd.

(40)  Hong Kong & Phuket - Jewellery Quarter Development

(41)  Retirement and Selling Our House

(42)  Emigrated to Spain & Switzerland - Buying Our Spanish Home

(43) Buying Our Swiss Home - Changing Homes Every Two Months

(44)  Helen and Andrew Waring - Montana

(46)  'Painting With Light' Limited Edition Prints

(47)  Juan Nunez

(48) Golden Wedding in Venice - Our Hotels and Marmalade

(49)  What Next?

Part Two Contents . Retirement and Memories



Extra Pages

21st Birthday

Actuality PhotoDigital

Hotel Casa Babel

Creative Photography

Jewellery Quarter


Oliver Goldsmith Eyewear


Rare Antiques

Sun Tan Promotions


Woodbourne Rd

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Retirement and Memories

Part 2  Started in March 2020

(51)  Selling a Few Antiques - Ivory Restrictions

(52)  Brexit - Dangerous Virus More Like A Plague - State of Emergency

(53)  Strict Emergency Measures, Rumours

(54)  Mallard Ducks

(55)  Helping the Ducklings

(56)  Trapped in the Swimming Pool

(57)  Two Orphan Ducklings

(58)  Feeding the Ducklings

(59)  Ducklings Feeding, Grooming and Sleeping - The Swallows

(60)  Our Return to Switzerland - News of Maxi and Lexi - About Our Pets

(62)  A Wild Baby Rabbit

(63)  Swiss Garden Free Help

(64)  A Great Friendship That Sadly Ended

(65)  Salsa Dancing - Jive

(66)  Improving Our Apartment - 2020 a Disastrous Virus

(67) Vaccination Problem - Brexit and Driving

(68)  Travel - Closed Borders - Josephine's 100th Birthday

(69)  Our 52nd Wedding Anniversary

(70)  Being in Switzerland - Our Swiss Garden -  Christine's Ideas - Unpleasant Times

(71)  Robbery,

(72)  Trudy's Birthday - The 3rd Vaccination

(73)  Had to cancel our return - A Sound Recording for the Birmingham Museum Archives - Get Together after 50 Years.

(74)  EuroNetsuke Magazine - Michelle's Visit.

(75)  New Interesrt in my Photography, Projection Photography, The National Science and Media Museum, Disturbing News Ivory Banned, Surprising News Ivory Netsuke Sold for €1m., The World is Becoming a Dangerous Place

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My Life's Experiences and Business Ventures by John Neville Cohen 
To John Neville Cohen's dedicated site for Painting with Light Limited Edition (only 8 of each picture), fine art prints for sale.

Articles for New Collectors
(Author John Neville Cohen) Invaluable help for collectors of Asian antiques. How to buy and avoid the most common mistakes, when buying antiques, particularly netsuke, inro, snuff bottles and jade.

The Cohen Collection  
Asian antiques (645 colour photos of fine Japanese and Chinese antique; netsuke, inro, ojime, snuff bottles, pendants & jade carvings) all fully described by renowned experts Neil K. Davey + Robert Hall. An essential reference work for the serious collector that is beautiful and very easy to use.

Joseph Cohen & The History of Jacey Cinemas Ltd 
Information on our family business created by my Grandfather Joseph Cohen.

British Classic Jensen Cars  
(Author John Neville Cohen) Very informative about the rare Jensen 541S & CV8 sports cars, particularly about the little known superb Jensen 541S manual drive, a classic car with lots of photos.

Copyright Free or Royalty Free Stock Photographs  
These are exceptional value 18MB photographs that will not date!

A 'Special Effects' Course  
(Author John Neville Cohen) Amazing to see what can be done in pure  photography without any expensive equipment, computer, or darkroom.  All is achieved with a projector - the magical 'Magic Lantern'.  All details of this extraordinary technique is clearly explained and all for free!

Poetic Portfolio  
Fascinating photographic exhibition of 'The Magic Lantern' award winning 'special effect' photographs by John Neville Cohen.

La Alcazaba Apartment in Puerto Banus For Sale 
Outstanding 3 double bedroom apartment, all on one level, for sale at La Alcazaba, Puerto Banus, Marbella, Spain.

Investment Opportunities  
Opportunities, Property items for Sale.

Commercial Photography  
Professional photography and graphic design by Actuality photodigital.

Postage Stamps For Little People  
See all the pages and paintings for a unique way of collecting stamps.

The Planning & Paintings for The Album  
Shows the first sketches and paintings and an amusing letter.

Not So Distant Famous Relatives of the Bind Side of John's Family.
Marilyn Monroe, Sir Michael Balcon, Arthur Miller, Cecil Day-Lewis & Daniel Day- Lewis 

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