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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 50, December 10, 2006, Article 24

RON ABLER'S LAWS OF COLLECTING

Ron Abler writes: "Nancy Green's statement, "One is either a collector
or not," reminded me of an article I once wrote in a collecting column
for my local newspaper in Southern Maryland."

[Ron's article is also available on the Heritage web site.  Here are
a couple excerpts.  -Editor]

"First Law: There are only two categories of people in the world -
those who collect and those who don't.

"This law is so basic that it requires no explanation.

"Second Law: You cannot explain collecting to a non-collector.
This law can save collectors a lot of frustration. Non-collectors
might possibly enjoy looking at your collection. They might even
appreciate its breathtaking beauty and exquisite order, but only a
fellow collector will ever appreciate the effort that went into your
collection or understand the special satisfaction that your collection
gives you. Don't bother trying to get a non-collector to understand."

To read the complete article, see: Full Story

See also:
IN FLAGRANTE COLLECTO - CAUGHT IN THE ACT OF COLLECTING
esylum_v09n23a31.html

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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