[meteorite-list] Guesstimate on number of meteorite collectors.

From: MEM <mstreman53_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu, 16 May 2013 21:19:32 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <1368764372.53367.YahooMailNeo_at_web142403.mail.bf1.yahoo.com>

>Subject: Re: [meteorite-list] Guesstimate on number of meteorite collectors.
>For What it is worth-- I think about 10 years ago or so I did an analysis of the numbers world wide and the number of meteorite collectors outside the casual novelty owner of one SA, Nantan, Campo or CDs was under 3000 if not under 1000.? It was a very very small group that the members of this list tended to overestimate, perhaps biased by their own belief that everyone would be in love with the romance of owning stock which was out of this world.
>I think I looked at the number of distinct ebay buyers and extrapolated to get a SWAG. Maybe got input from catalog offering dealers as to their client base(?).? Too may controversies and My mASS is bigger than your mASS squables ago to really remember what I reported back.? Ebay no longer allows one to do that kind of research with the hidden bidder feature.
>Maybe Michael Blood kept a hard copy.
Received on Fri 17 May 2013 12:19:32 AM PDT

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