Folks- sitting here in my office at 11:34 PM working on my coin collection database while thebuggal is out playing banjo in a bluegrass band, I've come back to thinking about what makes a die-hard "collector". I know most of you collect wine; I certainly do, and coins, and stamps, and antique bottles and beetles (for my living). Since a kid, I've collected just about anything there was more than two of. I'm curious to hear your insights on what character traits are required to become a full-fledged "collector".
Obviously it's an intensely individual, intellectualized pursuit that appeals to some little corner of ourselves that wishes to impose order on chaos.
Ok, maybe that's a bit overstated, but I'd love to hear from other unabased, incurable collectors....