Just a few days ago, I read this phrase used by a fair promoter to describe the rationale for including disparate types of dealers within their venue. An interesting concept, and by the fair promoters design, they said, to expose attendees to areas of collecting that might be outside their ordinary collecting ambit.
Clever, but, really, what the fair promoter was doing was putting a good face on a bad situation. The fact is, all fairs have such a difficult time attracting better quality dealers that all of them, perforce, …
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