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The E-Sylum:  Volume 3, Number 44, October 22, 2000, Article 11

BIG PRICE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN NEW AND USED 

   As a public service, The E-Sylum occasionally highlights 
   collecting hobbies even stranger than our own,  so we can 
   say to our spouses, "Gee honey, it's not as bad as collecting 
   <fill in the blank here>" 

   The October 4, 2000 issue of The Wall Street Journal 
   featured an article about the history and collecting of 
   airline airsickness bags. 

   "The year 2000 edition of Guinness World Records 
   lists Dutchman Niek Vermeulen as having the largest 
   collection - 2,112 different bags from 470 airlines, 
   past and present.  He says his trove actually consists 
   of 13,000 bags, including duplicates.... 

   He says he knows of 80 other collectors.  And there 
   are at least two dozen Web sites devoted to this 
   strange passion. (An interesting one is 
   http://www.vomitorium.co.uk)." 

   [Editor's note: the site's marbled background has an 
   uncanny resemblance to the background we use on 
   part of the NBS web site.  Scary, huh?] 

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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