is privileged to host this tribute to Mike Wooldridge, who died unexpectedly in January 2010. Mike is deeply missed by
his family and the Frankart community. He was a passionate collector, with many interests including classic cars
and gas pumps. He was nationally recognized as the leading authority and collector of works from Rolf Armstrong, the
noted artist of pin-up art, including owning one of the largest collections of Rolf Armstrong calendars. Mike also was
the co-author of two books, “Pin-Up Dreams” and “The Glamour Girl: A Collector’s Guide to Rolf Armstrong”.
collectors know Mike Wooldridge as a dedicated collector of Frankart. He was known on EBay as “Pinupper”
and owned some of the rarest pieces of the Frankart line. His Frankart collection was recently auctioned, showing Frankart
and Art Deco collectors the breadth of his collection. Those pieces owned and loved by Mike are now held in other collections
across the country, enjoyed by their new owners.
thank Sandy Wooldridge, Mike’s widow, and his family for allowing us to post pictures of a small part of his Frankart
collection so they could be shared through Decollector.com. We had corresponded with Mike before his untimely death
and discussed trading some pieces with each other. Unfortunately we were never able to do that. Mike sent us some
pictures of his personal Frankart collection at that time, some of which are included on this page. Mike had many friends,
all who had great things to say about him – a testament to his character. He is very much missed.
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