Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 31 July 2014

Collins donates Alamo artefacts

Phil Collins is donating his vast collection of Alamo artefacts (AP)

Musician Phil Collins has announced the donation of his vast collection of artefacts related to the 1836 Battle of the Alamo and the Texas Revolution.

Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson said the 63-year-old Genesis star is looking for a home for his collection, which until now has mostly been kept at his property in Switzerland.

Mr Patterson said some of the artefacts could go on display at the Alamo within a year.

Collins first became an Alamo aficionado watching a 1950s Disney mini-series on Davy Crockett as a lad in England. He has the world's largest private collection of Texas Revolution artefacts.

His most prized item is a receipt signed by Alamo commander William Barret Travis.

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