Posted by Steve Price on April 13, 1999 at 16:04:07:
In Reply to: Some Irrational(?) Thoughts posted by Steve Price on April 12, 1999 at 11:32:18:
Well, maybe it's irrational for rug collectors to behave the way they do, but this is part of being a collector, isn't it?
Consider book collectors (and I know that one's out there watching). They'll pay a huge premium for a first edition. I'm no book collector, so I was happy to buy a contemporary edition of Darwin's "Origin of Species" some years ago. It has the same words as the 1859 edition had, but cost very little (publisher didn't even have to pay royalties!). See, I bought it for the words. Book collectors buy it for different reasons, and pay big bucks for fragile copies with yellow pages that are hard to read. Go figure. By comparison, rug collectors are pillars of mental health. Then, of course, there's the rug book collectors.
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