The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:Xlibris Corporation

ISBN:1479764175

Total Pages:79

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I am 57 year old native Virginian whose family came here in the early 1600s. I have collected since my early teens from a mostly rural area where many would think there would not be a lot of collecting possible but I found that not to be true. There is a link between collecting an addiction but is is just the thrill of finding each and every piece that you can. For years I seldom sold a piece but when I did I found that same thrill for the second time. It was not unusual to sell a piece for four or five times what I had paid. From my history loving family I have had a lot of help as they will often tell me what they have seen so that I can go back and make a deal on it. My wife now goes out once or twice a week to help me and often ended up selling as well. The selling part is important as it enables me to collect pieces I would never sell without taking away money from our family budget. It has become a lifestyle which has goes into everyday life as well as I try to get the best deal on everything. Now if I could only bargain on the gas bill or the water bill my life would be complete.

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