This blog is intended to be a friendly space to explore CTs. I welcome all comments in kind.
I am exploring CTs just as you are. As such, I am not an expert, but a student. I am also not a dealer, but a collector. Like you, I am bidding for CTs here and there. I also collect other stuff and find myself fascinated with the collecting process itself.
There is a need, or at least room for, a space for us to become immersed in our CT hobby. This blog is one of these spaces. Since it is a hobby, I want to encourage an attitude of mutual support with the exchanging of ideas. We should be having fun -- like being at a BBQ -- yes, I am from Virginia (and if you have not heard, we eat a lot of BBQ here -- and salad too, if you prefer).
Corrective feedback is invited so long as it is not overbearing, derogatory, mean or rude. And please, no advertisements. I will edit or remove offensive comments and ads.
I must admit also that I initially developed this blog to let others know about my book. It is a short read that is tailored to those who are starting out. But CT veterans will find something of interest there too. I wrote it for the same reason I am doing the blog: I am having fun, giving purpose to my days, exploring history, and giving my wife a break, as I quietly tap away at the keyboard with a token or two sitting next to me.
If you have interesting collecting stories that you want to share or some cool tokens, please share them. Sooner or later, I am going to run out of tokens. Fortunately, I have some friends who are also smitten with CTs, so hopefully I will find some interesting pieces in their collections to profile. If you have one, email me a picture and a story. If you want to contact me about a longer comment or have photos for me to post, let me know and I will try to edit it for the blog. I am also interested in the personalities and ways of the old collectors and dealers who collected when few others did; so, if you have an interesting tidbit (only complimentary stuff wanted), then let me know that too. My email for this account is firstname.lastname@example.org.
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