I once read this anecdote in a book. Actually, to be quite honest I can’t remember the specific details — but since you have no way of checking, I am just going to make something up. It was a book collector telling about the most wonderful fellow collector that he had ever come across, a guy who collected books on interesting gum diseases from all around the world. He had been collecting these books for years — and asked (obviously) how many he had so far, he said “3”.
Let’s not kid ourselves. Size matters — but not when it comes to being a collector. In regard to collectors only dedication and seriousness matter. Three books on gum diseases can be a collection, just as five carefully selected dildos can, or seven dog drawings, all made by different left handed artists.
So … Are you a collector? If so, please take a minute to answer these few questions. Please just post your answers as a comment.
Where are you from?
What do you collect?
How long have you been a collector?
What is the most cherished object in your collection – and why?
What are you currently looking for?
Do you share your interest with others? Are you for instance a member of a collectors’ club, or do you communicate with other collectors online?
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