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Buy pieces for what they are, not the story that accompanies them or the person selling.
Everyone drops a clunker occasionally, there isn't a collector here that hasn't bought a fake at some point in time. Use your mistake to learn from.
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Don't get disheartened by one mistake, it's behind you now and there are only good collecting times ahead.
Looking for LDO marked EK2s and items relating to U-406.....
The Star of David, known in Hebrew as the Shield of David or Magen David (Hebrew מָגֵן דָּוִד; Biblical Hebrew Māḡēn Dāwīḏ [maːˈɣeːn daːˈwiː], Tiberian [mɔˈɣen dɔˈvi], Modern Hebrew [maˈɡen daˈvid], Ashkenazi Hebrew and Yiddish Mogein Dovid [ˈmɔɡeɪn ˈdɔvid] or Mogen Dovid), is a generally recognized symbol of Jewish identity and Judaism. Its shape is that of a hexagram, the compound of two equilateral triangles.
'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'
In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.
I collect, therefore I am.
Nothing in science can explain how consciousness arose from matter.