Art: Handy Holbein

For many years at his country home at Lake Hopatcong, N. J. Funnyman Joe Cook has been assembling at great expense safety pins, collar buttons, unset stones, Japanese netsukes, miniature bibles, bathtub faucets, tin soldiers, perfume bottles, ball bearings, for his celebrated collection of objects ''no larger than a man's hand." An object which qualified for the Cook collection appeared in New York's art mart last week, a 16th Century portrait four and one-half inches in diameter. Comedian Cook is an unlikely purchaser, however, for the picture is the only authenticated self-portrait...

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