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Old 04-24-2013, 04:39 PM   #21
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I'd be very careful, what exactly makes anything "collectable" really worth more in the future? Scarcity really, with 799 books at $8400 each will they sell just 100 or all 799 and if they sell all of them will they print more? Ever hear of the Franklin Mint? I know is is an apples to oranges comparison but that's basically what the FM did - they took orders and when everyone that wanted one was in they made that many. So who'll buy FM stuff one day, probably no one cuz everyone that wanted it was in from the beginning. I'll use antique/classic cars as an example - they are valuable not necessarily because they are old but they have unique features. Special engine, special handling packages, special exterior features, special options but in all cases these special cars were made in very very limited numbers. If you ever watched the Barrett-Jackson auction you know what I mean.
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Old 04-24-2013, 06:20 PM   #22
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I'd be very careful, what exactly makes anything "collectable" really worth more in the future? Scarcity really, with 799 books at $8400 each will they sell just 100 or all 799 and if they sell all of them will they print more? Ever hear of the Franklin Mint? I know is is an apples to oranges comparison but that's basically what the FM did - they took orders and when everyone that wanted one was in they made that many. So who'll buy FM stuff one day, probably no one cuz everyone that wanted it was in from the beginning. I'll use antique/classic cars as an example - they are valuable not necessarily because they are old but they have unique features. Special engine, special handling packages, special exterior features, special options but in all cases these special cars were made in very very limited numbers. If you ever watched the Barrett-Jackson auction you know what I mean.
Just bought on a hunch...Dan Brown helped create much interest in all things Templar even as this book was being released. I think most went to libraries or Masons...

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