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Old 05-13-2017, 10:25 AM
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Modifiers preceding the word "rare" in descriptions. Rare is rare; very rare, extremely rare, etc are nonsense.

Sellers who put "rare" in every auction title.
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Old 05-13-2017, 10:27 AM
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Yeah let's agree to retired "pasteboard". Today.
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Old 05-13-2017, 10:29 AM
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Also quite tired of " . . . rarer than a _____". We get it. Something are very rare, yet there is little demand for them.
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Old 05-13-2017, 10:32 AM
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I'd rather have the wife than the cards.
Anyone remember the first time you revealed your hobby to the future spouse? Kind of like admitting to a mental illness. I always thought I'd not get the wife because of the cards.
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Old 05-13-2017, 11:15 AM
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The single life..........all of the fun you guys have without the headaches and attachments.
You know not which you speak.

Wednesday I was in the hospital room as my friend died. Her husband was not crying about the 47 years they were married together wishing he had remained single. A "happy wife" doesn't feel like a sacrifice when the happiness comes from a place of love.
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I may have shared this story elsewhere on Net 54, but it's appropriate here. It was written by the late stamp dealer Herman Herst, Jr., and while it's technically about stamps, no philatelic knowledge is required to appreciate it... or commiserate with the poor soul.
The customer was a doctor in Brooklyn. He needed a used single of [a very expensive stamp] and asked me to send him one on approval. Since he was a good buyer over the years, always paying promptly and never complaining, I did not hesitate to submit one.

Back it came, promptly, torn in half, with a brief note from his wife:

My husband has received strict orders from me. He is not going to buy any more stamps. I hope this teaches you a lesson.

Fortunately, his original letter had an office telephone number on it, and I was not long in calling him on the phone.

He thought that I was calling for not having sent the stamp. He said:

My wife said that if she saw any more letters from stamp dealers she would open them and tear any stamps in the letter in half. I did not think she meant it.

He continued, It has taught me a lesson. I am going to take a Post Office Box. I will give you the address as soon as I have it.

He did not stop buying stamps, and was decent enough to pay for the torn stamp. I asked if I might keep it as a souvenir of the stupid act of a wife jealous of her husbands hobby.

It does not happen often that one spouse denies the other the pleasure of a hobby. But when that couple finally breaks up, her forcing him to seek additions to his collection via a Post Office Box will have been the start of it all. Happily, few of us are that dumb.
Hopefully, none of you who are married or are in long-term committed relationships have a partner like the battleaxe described above.
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Modifiers preceding the word "rare" in descriptions. Rare is rare; very rare, extremely rare, etc are nonsense.
Adam, IMO, even more nonsensical are the descriptions that state, "very unique."
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Old 05-14-2017, 06:46 AM
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Anyone remember the first time you revealed your hobby to the future spouse? Kind of like admitting to a mental illness. I always thought I'd not get the wife because of the cards.

Stick to your guns, Adam...it's not you; it's them (don't they always say that anyway?).

Heard this one a few nights ago:

If you put a wife and a dog in your trunk, who's going to be happy to see you when you let them out?
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I got divorced in 2003. My ex requested the Princess House crystal and her Beanie Babies. I got the baseball cards.
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Old 05-14-2017, 09:37 AM
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So in the world of Black Angus - Rare and Medium Rare are two very different qualifiers - Just Sayin
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