What purple glass? Memory and the expert effect

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By David Joel Miller

The thing may be right in front of you and still you can’t see it.

The tale of the collectible purple glass

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For a brief period I dabbled in antiques and collectibles  The goal here was to make some money of buying and selling these things as I traveled about. The truth be told most things sold in antiques stores these days are far from old and many are not all that collectible.

From time to time a friend of mine and I would wander through the antique stores and see what they had, what they were charging for things and then hope that we might find things worth buying and reselling.

If you intend to make a buck off an activity it helps to know what you are doing and in retrospect neither of us knew nearly enough to make anything off the effort but at the time…

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