I’ve Been Collecting Something for the Past 50 Years Without Even Realizing It

A discovery made while moving

Paul Combs
Artisanal Article Machine
6 min readMay 16, 2024

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I’m a book collector; anyone who has read even a few of my articles knows this. I briefly collected baseball cards as a kid and had a good number of Hot Wheels cars for a time, but books are the only thing I’ve ever really collected. Or so I thought.

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Paul Combs
Artisanal Article Machine

Writer, bookseller, would-be roadie for the E Street Band. My ultimate goal is to make books as popular in Texas as high school football...it may take a while.