Posted by Marvin Amstey on March 16, 1999 at 19:35:40:
In Reply to: Yet another motivation! posted by Yon Bard on March 16, 1999 at 17:34:45:
: I have thought of yet another reason why some people buy specific rugs: Because they want to corner the market on their specialties. I don't want to cite names, but I do know of several well heeled collectors who do that, preventing also-runs like me from obtaining decent examples of their genres.
: Regards, Yon
I know such people too, but I don't think their motivation is to keep you and me from buying a piece. They may, however, wish to corner a market; but I believe that is so they can have shouting rights to the fact that they have the biggest collection of X or Y. Come to think of it, that might not be such a bad motive. There will never be another Yerkes, Kevorkian or McMullan who can acquire the best of all genres, but maybe there can be a person who does have the best Tekke, or Kazak, or Ersari collection. Unfortunately, Yon, you and I won't be that person. Marvin
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