Monthly Archives: June 2013

A few reflections on David Levy’s comments in the preceding post . . .

I really liked David Levy’s comments in the preceding post.  The comments definitely have the ring of authority and obviously come from a thoughtful and experienced collector.  Below are a few more or less random reflections on what David said … Continue reading

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Comments from David Levy relating to “condition” and the earlier books . . .

Here is an extract from an email I received from David Levy relating to my recent posts on the topic of condition.  In my next post, I hope to extend the discussion somewhat.  I much appreciate David’s observations! David writes: … Continue reading

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David Levy’s “Edmond Hoyle, Gent.” blog reaches its second anniversary . . .

Today makes two full years for David Levy’s blog on Edmond Hoyle and related topics.  The blog is called “Edmond Hoyle, Gent.,” and in today’s post on the blog, David takes a look back over the first two years, and … Continue reading

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A Discussion of Condition in Relation to Card-Game Booklets and Other Collectible Publications: Part 2

Note:  This is Part 2 of a two-part post. In the preceding post, I developed the argument that if one is collecting card-game booklets, it is usually wise to try to collect them in the best possible condition.  I also … Continue reading

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A Discussion of Condition in Relation to Card-Game Booklets and Other Collectible Publications: Part 1

Note:  In my most recent post, I briefly introduced this topic.  Now I hope to go into it in much more detail In this post, I will discuss the topic of “condition.”  First, a few words on “scarcity,” by way … Continue reading

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Condition . . .

It’s really too late at night for me to write a post on this topic tonight, but perhaps this post will inspire me to write more on it tomorrow. My thesis here is that condition is very important — far … Continue reading

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The small compass of a collection . . .

I recently looked up the word “compass,” to make certain that I was not stretching its meaning in my title.  There were quite a few definitions, and some of them I was not familiar with.  Oh, well. But the point … Continue reading

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