Re: Ss lah tunic
bob of course meant "M44 tunic" and not "wrap;" still his points are highly valid, generously offered as usual and ... too often required.
I wish there was a "new collectors" forum here with "pegged" topics/suggestions like:
new guys - go here n o w before posting
reading relevant threads BEFORE buying
books to buy before posting & where available
dealers who are pretty much universally trusted.
I know some are over-eager to get "in," and hope experts like bob, ade and others will Make it Easy on them. I say: make it easy (well, easier) on the experts. in turn that'll prevent sad posts like this that are all too common...
I'm not proposing newbies have to take an entrance exam. but there should be something really emphatic- not just a "faq" section that many don't take time to read anyway.
on the top of every page and in bold type should be the famous line from vernon law: "experience is a hard teacher. she gives the test first, the lesson afterward."
by BOB COLEMAN
02-11-2009 03:02 PM