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bone stone - textiles &c &c - of course understand whatever you say is confidential and again only an estimate on your part - which would of necessity have to be verified by a carefull examination - all that I am now asking is a rough estimate on your part -

My collection ought be in some museum - it is really sacrilege to have them stowed away as I have - they ought be properly placed in an institution of research.

Please keep me in mind if you see some one piece - rare - and you do not want it - think of my insatiable want - which will not leave me until I die - or I sell my collection and then it will be nevermore - as I would not hope to acquire another - each piece has its individuality - like a friend