For the love of collecting
In the summer of 1958 a recently married couple strolled along a beach on the south coast of England while on their honeymoon. They picked up a strange rock, sort of roundish and black with a pattern of dots radiating across it in five rows. They didn’t know what it was and guessed that it was a fishing weight, the dots being where rope had rubbed its way into the surface. Being a strange object of natural beauty, they kept it as a lucky charm, a memento of their nuptials.