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I began collecting items on Wittgenstein when teaching English literature at matriculation level and philosophy in the early 1990s at what is now a polytechnic in Western Australia. I had come across him before, but never as frequently. I opened a file which now contains the results of the first 23 years(1991-2014) of my collecting, a periodic and largely serendipitous exercise. As a TLS article in 2005 put it, in introducing the subject of Wittgenstein: “Why are artists so fascinated by Ludwig Wittgenstein? Frege is a philosopher’s philosopher, and Bertrand Russell was every shopkeeper’s i