"I've noticed one thing at Spicer's Auctions.
The average age of the crowd is probably 55+ years."
It might be slowing down
now, but watch out for the next generation! It's been my
experience that the mental illness generally known as
collecting, in whatever area, skips generations much
more often that not.
My grandparents collected,
my parents wouldn't be caught dead in an antique shop.
Look what happened to me???
My sons would rather face a
firing squad of drunken bohemians with 22 caliber
pistols, big clips of shells and dubious aim,
.........or 7 pulpit pounding preachers in a small
windowless room with no exit door, ............. than a
smiling antique auctioneer grubbing up their lives with
musty old stuff.
My grandchildren expect to
paw through every single drawer, box, cupboard and shelf
with great attention to detail, every visit. I've seen
this time and again.
Some of the hardware
dealers of the last century specified and carried
exquisite goods. These are currently the best deal for a
poor boy like me (KK, HSB, some of the Lakeside,
(stiletto) and I never let one get away when I can snag