As a respected amateur historian and I am always on the look out for artifacts of interest. I was fortunate enough to come across a piece of true americana. As any collector of things with too many things, I appealed to the salesman’s taste in the unusual and made him a counter offer he could not refuse:
Shockingly I did not hear a response from this gentleman. I once again must call into question the capabilities of the American businessman. The seller would have benefited from this trade in more ways than can be quantified in a simple blog post, yet through a total lack of foresight decided to forgo my offer. In the process he lost not only a $25 profit margin but also my respect as a collector of occult artifacts.