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Collectibles "Known to Exist"
By Julian Burke

Hello MMD'ers,  In reference to the number of Violanos still in
existence, I always notice when someone or an ad submits "How many
are left?"

I collect all kinds of things and among them are 50's-60's convertibles.
I have a book on American convertibles and it shows "estimated number
to exist".  It seems to be about 10%.  This figure seems very reasonable
to me except when I looked up Corvettes.  It shows about the same
existing (10%).

This is where I disagree.  When was the last time you saw a Corvette
go to the shredder?  They don't!  They were _always_ highly coveted,
and all still pretty much exist (maybe in parts alone, but they still
exist say for ones burned up in a fire)

I always like the statement "Known to exist".  It is always a happy day
for a collector to find an item in the hands of someone who knew
nothing about it or what it was worth.  (And sell it cheap too!)

I still think there is plenty out there left undiscovered and this is
what keeps us going.  Trying to put a number on it is impossible.

Happy hunting,
Julian Burke


(Message sent Wed 29 Jul 1998, 15:48:07 GMT, from time zone GMT-0400.)

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