i recently went to an estate sale where the folks had been serious collectors of fine porcelain and german beer steins -- they had $40,000 worth of statuettes on a table left by this couple who, being dead, no longer needed them and their kids were stuck selling them for 30 cents on the dollar -- porcelain doesn't re-sell for what it cost.

i went home wondering, do i really need all these cameras? I mean -- 4 Leica SLRs is a bit much, not to mention 3 Ms, 5 Barnacks and a massive Nikon systems....

Getting rid of all that is another matter. At least my sons say they appreciate the stuff, but I am slowly weeding...