[meteorite-list] Membrane Boxes
From: Martin Altmann <altmann_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Sat Feb 11 18:41:36 2006
I know an collector, who spend most probably a higher amount on the displays
than on his collection.
An NWA 869 enthusiast.
Made some illuminated display cabinets, with asteroid photos in the back,
decorated a real strewnfield with desert landscape, sand and unclassified
Crafted special stands ect.
Looks better than anything I saw in a public exhibition
and the expenses were well worth as they give the pieces the right glamour!
Not to forget, that to a good collection also some good books are
incumbement to a collector,
as with the knowledge about a specimen the value for oneself is growing.
So don't spend all you budget for stones only!
Same in amateur astronomy, the largest telescope is useless without a proper
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dave Carothers" <davecarothers_at_erols.com>
Sent: Sunday, February 12, 2006 12:23 AM
Subject: Re: Re: Re: [meteorite-list] Membrane Boxes
> I think it all comes down to a matter of personal preference.
> While I think all meteorites are beautiful, I have some meteorites that I
> think are more beautiful than others. Those that are extra special, are
> membrane boxes so I can better see the entire specimen. Some of these
> meteorites are VERY inexpensive and others not. The actual cost of the
> meteorite is not a consideration so much as the actual beauty of the
> specimen and the ability to see it.
> For what it is worth..... my $0.02
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Darren Garrison" <cynapse_at_charter.net>
> To: "Martin Altmann" <altmann_at_meteorite-martin.de>
> Cc: <meteorite-list_at_meteoritecentral.com>
> Sent: Saturday, February 11, 2006 6:09 PM
> Subject: Re: Re: Re: [meteorite-list] Membrane Boxes
> On Sat, 11 Feb 2006 23:17:54 +0100, you wrote:
> >Huh, where is the problem?
> >Hartman is taking for 100 microboxes 1.3$ each.
> Meanwhile, I can buy gem jars for around 20 cents each. It's a matter of
> I wouldn't worry about a $1 difference in price for something that cost
> or $100. But at $10, it starts to be a factor, and the difference between
> something that cost $1.30 and something that cost $0.20 and serves
> same purpose IS going to make a difference in my opinion. I'm not judging
> price that the reseller has to charge, I'm judging the price the
> charges. With gem jars, you have something that costs a few cents to make
> sells for around 20 cents. With membrane boxes, you have something that
> costs a
> few cents to make and sells for over a dollar. That's my point-- price
> by a monopoly single source.
> >Wouldn't you make photos of those persons you love, because the albums to
> >keep the photos are to expensive?
> Not a good analogy. A better one is, would I buy a frame for the picture
> company X at one price, or buy a frame made from the virtually the same
> of virtually the same materials a different company for 5 or 6 times the
> You might do that. I wouldn't. (And I haven't made a film-based photo in
> 3 years-- I've taken maybe 15,000 with my digital camera since then, and
> least 90 percent of them have never seen paper).
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