I well remember visiting The Museum a month after it had opened and spent a wonderful afternoon with Robert Lund and his daughter.
I asked him how was business and he answered, "Even if it doesn't make a dime, I have the world's greatest toy."
He was one of those, who was able to create the world he wanted, and live it it...a fortunate man.
That time was just as collecting history was when collecting was more of a passion, rather than a market it would become for others.
Back then, Mr. Lund was incredulous, that I had recently paid $150.00 for a letter signed by Houdini.
(Now, others would be incredulous, if I paid a $150.00 for a letter signed by Houdini today.)