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Kragdlm

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iconnumber posted 03-16-2019 09:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kragdlm     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I guess introductions are in order. I am pretty much a novice at things that are Silver. Other than climbing around old Mines and Tailings my exposure to precious metals has been pretty limited.

Having run across various items in the normal places you find top notch valuable items (ie. Flea Markets, Thrift Stores, Auctions, Garage Sales and Trash Cans) I decided I should learn more from those that are knowledgeable. Reading different sites on the internet, it seems to me this one is one of the friendliest with members who are up front honest and down to earth nice helpful people. That is why I joined. I have a honest love of older items that were made in a time when most things were not disposable/buy a new one. I appreciate that even common items were made to a standard to be used for long periods of time (sometimes for generations)and were repaired and continued to be used. Since I was young (was I ever young, it is getting hard to remember) I have always been a tinkerer, taking things apart and repairing them just to see how thing were made and worked. I still do that, even with many things a lot of people would just toss. I am not a novice to collecting THINGS. There are still over 100 cameras from the 1800's to the end of film around. I have repaired and restored many of them. There are boxes of wind up watches, and yes I have the tools to repair them if not the eyesight any more. I would call myself a slightly overzealous collector (versus the term my Wife uses "Stark Raving Lunatic"). What would she know.... I have to keep my Treasures in our modest home with Her Junk she collects. Quite frankly I think her obvious joy she showed when I stopped collecting and repairing Wind Up Phonographs and Juke Boxes years ago was uncalled for. Dear, if you are reading this, spell check changed "Her Trunk" to "her Junk" above.....I love you Sweetheart... and no, I don't think 31 vintage motorcycles is too many, even if you wont let me keep them in the house.

Back to Silver items, I understand good reference material is one of the first things to acquire. I think there is still enough room on one of the 3 walls in the living room with old leather bound books on shelves. I think I am going to like this Forum, I have already spent a couple of hours looking at posts.

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Polly

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iconnumber posted 03-16-2019 10:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Polly     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Welcome, Kragdim. I think you will find some kindred spirits here.

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Scott Martin
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iconnumber posted 03-16-2019 11:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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June Martin
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Happy to have you join us, Kragdlm. There is a lot of interesting reading throughout the forums. We look forward to your posts as you explore the world of silver that we all love here.

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asheland

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Welcome to the forums! smile

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Kimo

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Welcome!

If you have not already found it, if you go to the top of any page you will see several hotlinks in the header. Click on the one that says SMP, then on page that comes up click the button that says BOOKS, REFERENCES AND GUIDES, then on the next page click on the button that says SILVER LIBRARY. You will then see a great bibliography of reference books on silver that you can go through and decide which ones might be of most interest to you and to try to obtain for your own reference library. Also on that last page there is a link that says STARTING A LIBRARY ON SILVER that gives some excellent practical advice on which of the many reference books in that long list might be the best ones to start obtaining since that list is very long.

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