I've just finished a minor remodel of my den, new ceiling, lighting, and carpet, so took a few photos before bringing the furniture back. Over the years friends would ask to see my den when visiting, and I would dutifully explain the history of Japanese weapons from earliest to latest as shown hanging on the wall. And invaribly someone would comment that the collection was really impressive. And I would modestly tell them that this is the junk, that I have to keep the nice stuff in storage. They wouldn't understand 'til I told them that these are mostly $20-50 rifles and not my primary interest. Looking at the postings and quoted prices today makes me realize the changes taking place in collecting since the advent of the internet, where as Ken H. pointed out that the internet has brought together the item of interest and the man with the money. In my case a few years ago I had to finally have a burglar alarm installed. Then I made it redundant with a back-up system I installed. Collecting just aint what it used to be. Now you have to worry about it.