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A Stefan Zweig Short Story about Collectors.

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« on: April 15, 2016, 06:39:24 pm »

An Antiquities dealer of my acquaintance,  Robert Deutsch, sent me this 100 year old short story by Stefan Zweig
about dealers and collectors enjoy.

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Shabbat Shalom,
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« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2016, 10:10:44 pm »

Dear Joey,

It seems that you didn't attached the pdf file right, please simply send me the file , I will post it for you.

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« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2016, 11:55:32 am »

Thank you for sharing this very touching story. And I agree Collectors are happy creatures.Smiley

Attached please find the pdf file .

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« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2016, 01:41:18 pm »

Dear Steven,

     And thank you for enabling me to post it!   Grin Roll Eyes
I would agree that most collectors are happy creatures.
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Thank you for sharing this very touching story. And I agree Collectors are happy creatures.Smiley

Attached please find the pdf file .
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« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2016, 08:46:37 am »

Thanks Joey.... A very nice story...

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« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2016, 08:51:03 am »

My pleasure, Pin.
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« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2016, 04:14:08 am »

Dear Joey,

I only just saw it. A very touching story.

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« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2016, 05:07:35 am »

Very realistic and appropriate .. Thanks for sharing Joey !
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« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2016, 08:23:23 am »

Dear Joey,
somehow I did miss this tread up to now. Thank you for sharing, touching story.
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« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2016, 11:21:29 am »

Dear Tom, Pat, and Giovanni,

    Thank you. You appreciated the story because you are yourselves warmhearted collectors. I suspect that Stefan Zweig was, as well.

  But in my response to Steven, I agreed that MOST collectors are happy creatures. That is because I know a few collectors for whom it is more like warfare, and they are not collegial, as we are, but so competitive and willing to not only denigrate another's treasures, but physically damage them.

   Thankfully,  that type of collector is rare.
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« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2016, 10:40:42 pm »


   Thankfully,  that type of collector is rare.


Dear Joey,

Unfortunately not as rare as rocking horse sh*t...!   Wink

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« Reply #11 on: May 30, 2016, 11:12:56 pm »

Dear Tom,


        Yes, not as rare as that, but still rare, Thank G-D...   Grin Roll Eyes




   Thankfully,  that type of collector is rare.


Dear Joey,

Unfortunately not as rare as rocking horse sh*t...!   Wink

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« Reply #12 on: June 04, 2016, 01:01:14 pm »

Dear Joey,

Thank you for this wonderful story, I really enjoy reading things like that.  I have viewed a few collections over the years and come away thinking, "that guy must be blind", but this is a whole different story.   

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« Reply #13 on: June 04, 2016, 02:10:12 pm »

Dear Tom,

     We've ALL seen collections like that!   Roll Eyes Cheesy Grin

That is like the famous old Israeli joke about the Israeli farmer on his 10 acre smallholding farm, hosting his cousin from Texas.
The Texan says,"this is all you've got?! I have a spread (a ranch to you or I) in Texas, so big I need to drive over 30 hours to cross it!"
The Israeli replies,"i had a car like that once, but I sold it and got a new one!"
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Shabbat Shalom,
Joey


Dear Joey,

Thank you for this wonderful story, I really enjoy reading things like that.  I have viewed a few collections over the years and come away thinking, "that guy must be blind", but this is a whole different story.    

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« Reply #14 on: June 10, 2016, 09:57:03 am »

Joey,

Thanks for the story.
I can identify with it because each of us has a journey of our collection and the emotions
that accompanied every piece of snuff bottle that came into our homes.

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« Reply #15 on: June 10, 2016, 01:09:48 pm »

Dear Inn Bok,

    You are so right.
Best to all,
Shabbat Shalom, and Happy Shavuot (Pentecost or Feast of Weeks is on Sat. night and Sun.)
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« Reply #16 on: June 10, 2016, 06:25:29 pm »


I can identify with it because each of us has a journey of our collection and the emotions
that accompanied every piece of snuff bottle that came into our homes.

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I like this Inn Bok !
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