I am sure that this thing is faked, too.....but no one seems to being losing heart.
How many times I have stood in front of a relic of some long-deceased saint, and asked myself, "Do I believe"? . . . and how many times have I stood in front of somone peddling a TR relic, and asked myself the same question?
Funny how I find that comparison to be so perverse, yet so appropriate at the same time . . .
A friend of mine spent a year in Florence in the 1980s, whereby his attractive girl friend became an apprentice furniture restorer. She found that the Ateliers in the Tuscan heaven were all busily cranking out fake furniture to beat the band.
my best to you, FB
Tuscan fakers in Florence, you say? How fitting, I suppose.
Like each of us, I too fret over both prices and forgery . . . but lately have come to find solace in a break from collecting, and a renewed interest in reading. A blessing in disguise for my pocketbook, and a pleasure for my mind at the same time.
Maybe some good advice to those of which you are fretting about this afternoon?
My best to you as well - hang in there, and don't sweat the small guys . . .
@ Friedrich Berthold......no need to explain yourself...your photos say much more than what anyone can express,, as I myself was blind and it took time before I began to see. Regards Larry
It is not the size of a Collection in History that matters......Its the size of your Passion for it!! - Larry C
One never knows what tree roots push to the surface of what laid buried before the tree was planted - Larry C
“The farther back you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.” - Winston Churchill
FB has spent many hours trying to help the members in the forum by taking photos of and finding photos of real caps. I do not know about you, Vestae, but I am grateful for his help and effort in helping us learn. In order to learn - and to teach - we will need the power of photos and symbols. One learns best if he can look at photos while reading.