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Old 04-08-2018, 06:12 PM
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I think that this issue has been discussed here more than once. I really believe that it is up to the collector.

Gary, that is your position and it is a free country. There are some folks however, that just like having a given model or example thereof that is in NIB or near mint condition. Their money, their choice.

There are stamp collectors that would never think of using one of their uncirculated stamps to mail a letter. Its real value is the fact that it has survived all of these years unused even though its original purpose was to mail something. Some folks feel the same about their safe queens.

To a collector of safe queens, firing one of their guns is sacrilege. To a shooter, keeping one in a safe feels the same.

I guess that's why they make chocolate and vanilla.
James Redfield
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