Posted by R. John Howe on March 17, 1999 at 05:19:26:
In Reply to: Re: Yet another motivation! posted by Marvin Amstey on March 16, 1999 at 19:35:40:
Dear folks -
I too can attest to the fact that some collectors are motivated in the way that Yon describes. My brother is an antique dealer/collector and tells the story of a novice but well-to-do tool collector who became enamoured of American antique "plow" planes. These at the time went for perhaps $2,000-3,000 at the very highest levels of quality. This collector left standing orders to buy anything found of this sort with several dealers and in a rather short time owned nearly all the known pieces. There are very likely rug collectors of this sort too.
R. John Howe
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