[quote]You are absolutely correct. Guy’s site is a great resource on this caliber as well as many others. As I understand it, Guy is known to find full cases of vintage .50-70 stuff like it’s something on the shelf at Walmart’s…must be nice to have that level of collector’s skill!
Thanks, Dave, but I WISH it was as easy as picking them off the shelf. Sad as it is to admit, most of the better items that I have added to my collection over the years have come my way as a result of dumb luck. Having an internet presence helps, however. The two (yes, just two, and both only partially full) .50-70 wood shipping crates that I have were brought to my attention by the owners who had stumbled across my web site and sent emails to me to see if I would be interested in purchasing them. While I don’t have much interest in most of the things that I receive emails about, sometimes what is being offered really does excite me (the wood crates, for example), giving me an excuse to get into my books and log onto the internet (including the IAA cartridge forum) looking for information while I anxiously await the arrival of the big brown delivery truck. These are the items that I picture and write about in my monthly ramblings on my web page. I’m pleased to know that some benefit is derived by others from my efforts.