If readers thought I was making generalizations about a collector from whom I was considering a purchase, I apologize. Did not mean to imply that. In fact, I usually am uninterested in the collector, his or her history or state of mind, or any other facet of his or her personality. I'm interested (or not) in the collection itself. Unless, of course, the collector is someone with whom I am familiar or might know personally. Otherwise, it's all about the stamps, baby. And a messy, poorly presented collection puts me off. Not saying it is a rational reaction, but it does influence my purchasing decisions.