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Collectibles found in Argentina
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Los Morteros Restaurant in Purmararca
Food and Wine Argentina
Boutique Restaurant. La Florida Colonia Uruguay
Inside La Florida
Argentine food Asado name for Barbeques
See Picture Image Gallery for, Asado
Hesperidina is Argentinas most famous aperitif.
Eating Pizza at Las Cuartetas

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J Viski oil painting for sale
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Religious Painting of South America & Argentina
Image Photo Gallery for Quintanilla, Alberto.
Francisco Adaro, up coming artist mural artist
Monique Rozanes is a brilliant contemporary artist.
Spisso Liberato was a great Argentinean artist
Francisco Adaro, erotic art.
Francisco Adaro
Relegoius Art for sale
Viski Largest World Picture Gallery
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Leopoldo Torres Aguero and Monique Rozanes
Contemporary Art Argentina
iArtdealer 5 square meters Art Gallery
Jorge Luis Garay in Dean Funes
Jorge Luis Garay

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French Insulator only found in Argentina
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Insulators found along the roads in Argentina

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Book on Lighthouses in Argentina
Book on Steam Train in Argentina
Book on Shipwrecks around Argentina,South Atlantic
Book on Soccer - Football Trading Cards, Argentina
Guide Book on Trading Cards Argentina
Book on Highway Route 40
Book on Pop Star Diva Susana Gimenez
Book on Buby,diecast toys made in Argentina.
Book on Art Fileteado
Kaiser, Ika Industries Argentina
The legend of Time Travel

Photo Gallery For Art Dealer
Vito Campanella
Leopoldo Torres Aguero and Monique Rozanes
Arte BA 2006 Argentina
Francisco Adaro, up coming artist from Argentina
Francisco Adaro
Francisco Adaro,erotic art.
J Viski,Janos Viski. 1891- 1961 Hungary Photo Gallery
Cloudio Giannini, Argentina
Jorge Luis Garay Dean Funes

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My Little Pony, Argentina Photo Gallery
Buby Photo Book, Photo Gallery
Strawberry Shortcake, Frutillitas made in Argentina Photo Gallery
Toy Tractors & Farm Toys,Argentina.Photo Gallery
The Giants Attacking You , Los Titanes de Atakan, CD.Photo Gallery
Super Powers, Super Amigos, Argentina.Photo Gallery
Robot's from Argentina. Image Gallery
Batman CollectiblesPhoto Gallery
Buby Die cast, Sample Photo Gallery
Toy Soldier, Lead & Plastic Photo Gallery
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Duravit Indian Rubber, Photo Gallery
Buby Estanciera IKA Die cast, Photo Gallery
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Estanciera IKA by Buby re painted model
Kaiser Frazer Willy Station Wagon
Gallery of Robot & Space Toys made in Argentina
Kaiser Frazer Carabela Manhattan, made in Argentina
Art and Toy Museum Exhibit Furniture
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Robots and Space Toys made in Argentina
Gallery Nights, BAC and The Buenos AIres Toy Museum

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Carnival Glass made in Argentina

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Lighthouse on Martin Garcia Island
Lighthouses Argentina.
East Point Lighthouse Uruguay, Punta del Este.
Perlas Islands Submarine,the true story
Lighthouses in Argentina & Uruguay
Art and Light Lighthouses

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Lanz Bulldog and the Pampa Tractor from Argentina
Antique German Tractors from South America
David Brown 50D Found and Sold
British Made Steam Train Crane 1900's
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The Old Patagonia Express
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The Land of Fire: The Wondera. The Story begins.Image Gallery
The Wondera, the strange and enicmatic old man

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Torino Car designed in Argentina
Siam Di Tella, was a trademark company in Argentina
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Rambler made by Kaiser here in Argentina
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Rally Car Project in Argentina
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Car Show 2006 Argentina
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Bob Frassinetti as your Personal Shopper
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Valeria del Mar. Pinamar
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Real Estate for Sale in Chiloe Chile
The Museum of Modern Art in Chiloe Chile
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Updates from Argentina
Wednesday, 28 April 2010
Lonely Planet & Bob Frassinetti
Topic: Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet and Bob Frassinetti, art and antique dealer and free lance journalist from Argentina, Buenos Aires, working on the web, writing both for pleasure and work on art, antiques and collectibles, in and on Buenos Aires, Argentina as well are neighboring countries, Chile and Uruguay. "I've written for several Travel Adventure, Art & Antiques Magazines on and off the web and have researched Toys made here in Argentina, as well as Travel Adventure from Route 40 and Lighthouse Adventures along the Atlantic and Pacific coast, Dakar Rally 2009, 2010 and now for a 3erd time, 2011, and now we are “Building a Gallery Museum in the Province of Cordoba” Real Estate Investment. As to Lonely Planet, I am mentioned in several of the Guide Books, on Argentina, Buenos Aires and Central America on a Shoestring, only problem is that I have changed my email address to  My phone numbers, both work. ........  Travelling for Art and Antiques"   and I have been on line since 1996 

Argentina By Néstor D'Alessio, Hilda María Herzer

Argentina By Danny Palmerlee

Central America on a shoestring  By Robert Reid 

Buenos Aires  By Sandra Bao

Argentina By Danny Palmerlee

Posted by bob frassinetti at 3:45 PM
Wednesday, 3 June 2009
Travel Adventure in Argentina with Bob Frassinetti
Topic: Lonely Planet



Travel Argentina
Travel Argentina with Bob Frassinetti for arts and antiques as well as 4WD travel adventure .... if Traveling is all about meeting people, going through different experiences, enjoying different cultures and discovering foreign and interesting sites. I’ve traveled throughout the south of South America, and I truly believe that a great part of making a memorable experience out of a journey is meeting people, locals specially. Getting to know the site through a local’s point of view is a wonderful experience, off the path outings… following the popular saying: “when in Rome, you do what Romans do”. That’s my leitmotiv when traveling. I also adore my country. I’m a proud Argentinean who has discovered throughout the years the beauty and mysteries of this southern country. Hence I began sharing throughout forums and websites my experiences, tips on what to do when visiting our country. And as I kept on writing about the various customs of our culture I kept on discovering things –little treasures- that I thought were for granted. A great wine, an outstanding site within the city, my own refuge from the craziness of a cosmopolite city, an off the path antique fair… this has been a two way street experience, for at the same time I proudly share the beauties of my land, I have found myself discovering many new and interesting features too. I even have met some great people through these forums, people who came to BA and met with me, with which we’ve had an amazing time and enjoyed a great conversation, a glass of outstanding Argentinean wine. I’ve written about art & antiques, visiting the Patagonia or riding the train up to the Andes through the clouds, shopping and leisure in the city of Tango and of course, about the great pleasure Argentineans take on good eating. I’ve always focused on our most traditional dish, asado, for I’ve thought it was the most perfect way of getting into the Argentinean feel. However I’ve recently discover, that Argentineans –alike many countries within the world who have been built hand in hand thanks to a great flow of immigration, are not all the same. We –as a nation- share our culture and language, but each and every one of us is unique. We each have a particular life’s history that has made us be what we are, and it’s important not to forget about that. To me, that particular part of myself is curry. Yes, food. Yes, Indian food, which I got into when I lived in London and in the British Guyana. My speciality is my Indian-British- Argentinean curry… Hmmm; Indian from origin, British for it’s were I picked it up, and Argentinean for non of these countries have the superb kind of meat we have down here in Argentina and that adds that special something to it. This is my bonding meal, I cook it for my special people. It’s a ceremony which I find most amusing. Not to brag, but it’s the best curry in the country! I won’t say my secret for I’m an artist, and that would spoil the magic… You must come down here and experience it yourself. So if you are interested in anything from Art to Tango or Antiques, and you are thinking of travelling to Argentina Chile or Uruguay please feel free to email me…….. Please feel free to contact Bob Frassinetti: For more information: Email: Bob Frassinetti. Press here to see all topics on Art, Antiques and Travel Information for Buenos Aires & Argentina:Everything on Art, Antiques, Collectibles as well as travel information for Buenos Aires, Argentina, Chile and Uruguay. Phone me thru Skype, ID: Bob_Frassinetti or you can also chat with me thru Yahoo, press here: Yahoo Contact Find me on MySpace and be my friend! Phone: +54 911 6965 1955 or in Argentina (011) 15 6965 1955 Read The Buenos Aires Art Dealer a e-zine magazine on Art, Antiques & Collectibles from Argentina. The Buenos Aires ArtDealer,San telmo Section. Argentina.
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Travelling with Bob Frassinetti in Chiloe, Chile 
Every travel magazine from any mayor city around the globe has lately included Buenos Aires as one of the hottest, most interesting, posh and appealing locations to visit. Surely you've heard some things about this South American capital. May be you know about our absolutely great beef. That BA is the birthplace and capital of tango. That we love soccer and beautiful women. May be you know that Buenos Aires is also known as the South American Paris because of it's superb beauty and high fashion sense. But this gorgeous city is much more than that, and is just what you're looking for your upcoming vacation getaway. We can make your stay in Buenos Aires an unforgettable experience of great living, just to fit your dream vacation. Our customized tour services are listed in both Lonely Planet Buenos Aires and Lonely Planet Argentina. Sophisticated, culturally rich and with an amazing Art scene, Buenos Aires is diverse and wonderful, and we know all about it: its history, culture, social life, hot spots and hidden treasures. Our personalized and customized tour services are specially tailored for YOU, to fit YOUR needs. So if you're expecting a group tour in one of those huge buses, having 5 minute stops at pre arranged "tourist" spots and a mass conceived service, we're afraid we're not the crew for you, but all the same we can refer you to a local tour operator that will take great care of you and your loved ones. What you will find with us, instead, is a small group of experts that will tailor a special tour circuit for you and your traveling partners. This is not a group service, we only tour traveling partners and we don't mix and match. We'll take you in and around in our private car, show you the city you're interested in discovering and enjoy each of the spots along the way. Our schedule is your enjoyment, we don't rush, we want you to enjoy and relax in your vacations and we handle everything for you to enjoy the best vacation. We customize services for leisure travelers as well as business men and women. Our 15 year expertise in the Art, antiques and collectibles world puts us in a privileged position to tailor art and antiques hunts for dealers from around the globe. We provide not only insightful information but also priceless contacts with the local dealer scene. We know the people, the goods and the market. The only thing you need to tell us is what you're looking for and we'll take it from there. We work from the minute you begin to plan your trip, to the second you finally receive the full container back home with all the goods bought in Argentina at fabulous prices that will get you a great profit rate, unmatchable. If you had bought in Paris, Rome and the rest of Europe for your Antiques so far, and you feel a bit ripped of with the high Euro, then Buenos Aires is the place for you. Top notch antiques and art, for reasonable wholesale prices and an experience of a lifetime. Our 10 year experience in developing cultural services and researching projects, internationally published articles as well as information provided to tour forums and websites around the planet, are the ground foundation upon what we work to customize leisure travel of all kinds. If you're traveling to Argentina and Buenos Aires, we take personal care of you and your satisfaction. We will show you the best of Buenos Aires, take you to amazing places, introduce you to our cultural and social traditions as well as share the best of our cuisine and wines. Just you and us, you'll become a true local touring BA. We'll make sure you feel at ease and at home. We handle everything, from flight and hotel reservations, and pick up rides to the airport to any side trip in and around Argentina or neighboring countries. Your only worry will be to relax and enjoy the best of this amazing country. LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR ART DEALER CUSTOMIZED SERVICES We are argentine based and fluent English spoken. We have decades of experience. Let us build your dream vacation from scratch. You have the idea, we'll do the rest For more information :Email: The Buenos Aires Art Dealer, Bob Frassinetti. Press here to go to the Buenos Aires Art Dealer, San Telmo Section :The Buenos Aires Art Dealer. San Telmo. Press here to go to the Buenos Aires Toy Museum :The Buenos Aires Toy Museum, Argentina. Press here to read Daily updates on Art, Antiques and Collectibles :Everything on Antiques and Art in Argentina, Chile and Uruguay. Bob Frassinetti. Copyright 2005. Updated in 2009, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Roberto Dario Frassinetti.

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Posted by bob frassinetti at 2:20 PM
Updated: Wednesday, 3 June 2009 2:42 PM
Wednesday, 5 October 2005
Buenos Aires & Lonely Planet
Topic: Lonely Planet
Good news to all our readers and friends! Lonely planet’s latest 4 th edition has come out and as recommended tourist services ours’ is listed.

AS you all know, last year, approximately this very same time, we met Sandra Bao, writer and ground researcher for the Buenos Aires guide. We had a great time showing her around this fair city, sharing with her our insider’s tips and chatting a

Link to Photo Album Sandra Bao

Sandra Bao.

We’re very happy about the listing and we hope this is a good tip for travellers coming to Buenos Aires –or any other Argentine location-… As we’ve been doing so far, we’ll share our insider’s point of view, tips and all information the visitor might need… And for those who want more, we also offer a customized tourist service, specially tailored to fit each and every one’s needs of interest and passion.

Please feel free to contact us upon any question or request. WE’re here to help you!More information on our personal tours:Art Dealer "personal" shopper in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Interested in travel information to buying antiques and collectibles from Buenos Aires or for that matter any other item that I have mentioned in any article you have found on this my web site, you can buy Toys from my museum and thru eBay, thru the Toy Museum on eBay press here; Toy Museum on eBay and thru The Buenos Aires ArtDealer, press here; Art Dealer on eBay From Art to Antiques. Or contact me direct. For more information :Email Bob Frassinetti. Press here to go to The Buenos Aires Art Dealer is a webzine magazine on Art, Antiques & Collectibles made or found in Argentina. The Buenos Aires ArtDealer, Argentina.

Link to Photo Album Bob Frassinetti in the News!

Bob Frassinetti. Copyright 2005. Roberto Dario Frassinetti. Argentina.

Posted by bob frassinetti at 4:37 PM
Sunday, 17 October 2004
Sandra Bao and Lanin Street
Topic: Lonely Planet
Sandra Bao and Lanin Street in Buenos Aires.

Link to Photo Album Sandra Bao

For the last year and a half I've been working on the development of a
tourism alternative for those visiting Argentina. I myself am a person who
very much enjoys traveling and discovering new and interesting cultures and
sites. At the same time I'm an art and antique dealer as well as an art lover, everywhere I go I try
to discover little treasures and interesting cultural spots off the tourist
path. But sometimes it's very hard for a foreigner to work his way through
an unknown culture and language. I always traveled thinking that when in
Rome you do what Romans do. and nothing better than a Roman to show you how,
and so far the results have been amazing. At the same time I realized that
there were no such options for a traveler visiting Buenos Aires. Therefore I
began to develop two complementary projects. On the one hand I designed a
custom made tour option for all those travelers who when visiting our
fabulous country wanted a "Roman" to show them around and what we did, but
not in a standarized way, but according to each individuals' interests likes
and dislikes. That's how Art Dealer's Tailor tours was born, and it's daily
On the other hand, I'm very aware of the fact that many visitors may not be
interested in being toured through, or they cannot afford it either. That's
why I began to write and publish articles of hot spots, interesting
features, unknown facts and many other subjects in forums, websites and
magazines for travelers. I think of this as my uninterested input for all
travelers, for I'd love to be able to access such information from an
insider when traveling elsewhere.
Through means of these articles I've met lots of fantastic people.
Just recently I had the chance of meeting Sandra Bao, Lonely Planet's writer
in charge of the Buenos Aires Guide.
Sandra is a sweet and interesting young woman and I loved talking to her
about Buenos Aires. We met several times while she was in BA updating the
guide's input for world wide travelers. I took her to some of the best flea
markets in the city, showed some great antique dealing shops and art
exhibitions for these are my working areas and I wanted to share my insider'
s knowledge with her, and hence, with all Lonely Planet's readers.
The day before she left Buenos Aires we met for an early lunch at a fabulous
Palermo Hollywood deli with Florencia Rodriguez,ArtDealer's editor, Buenos Aires
Art Dealer, who had also met with Sandra a few times before to talk about the
city's history and culture, fashion and young life in BA. We had a fantastic
lunch. Afterwards we all went to the bohemian Lanin St. in the Barracas
neighborhood. For over 200 meters the traditional landscape mutates into an
outdoor showroom designed and decorated by Marino Santa Maria, a local
artist who some years ago, tired and bored by his house's look decided to
upgrade it, and painted a colorful design all over it. His neighbors were
astonished by the lively colors and beautiful design and requested he did
the same on their houses. Nowadays there are over 50 houses decorated with
lively designs and beautiful colors. All of which were recently declared
national patrimony by the Buenos Aires City Government. This artistic move
started by Marino Santa Maria was a sort of continuum -after a very long
time- of what Benito Quinquela Martin had started early in the 20th century
in La Boca.
We had a fantastic time with Sandra showing her around the city and it's
It was such a beautiful and sunny day that afternoon, that we spent the rest
of it having a nice conversation while enjoying the best ice cream in Buenos
Aires at Persicco.
When the sun began to go down, I took Sandra to her apartment for she had
tons of things to do before she returned home. We said our good-byes and
wished each other the best of the luck. Hopefully we'll meet soon and carry
on this wonderful friendship!

Bob Frassinetti.

Posted by bob frassinetti at 7:39 PM
Updated: Wednesday, 20 October 2004 4:05 PM
Monday, 6 September 2004
Lonely Planet
Topic: Lonely Planet
Metting with Sandra Bao, from Lonely Planet.

Thanks to our hard work and dedication to show our culture and society, we were contacted by Lonley Planet's Editor for the Buenos Aires Guide.

On Monday afternoon I met with Sandra Bao to show her some of BA's secrets and treasures in what Art, Antiques, Collectibles and Design refers. We had a great afternoon at the Alvear Palace Hotel in the Recoleta area of Buenos Aires. While enjoying a superb tea we talked about the greatest art oriented hot spots, galleries and markets.

It was a wonderful opportunity to share the secrets and treasures of the city of Tango as well as meeting a beautiful person. So, art lovers be ready to enjoy great tips and info for your next trip to Argentina through your most favorite guide!

Posted by bob frassinetti at 12:13 PM
Updated: Wednesday, 20 October 2004 3:58 PM

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