My first wife collected Gone With the Wind plates. People will collect anything!
Oh, I know all about that. I used to be one of those "collector" guys. I didn't buy anything too expensive, but I sure did have a lot of it. Then I deciced "stuff" wasn't for me.
I just rarely hear about people collecting this NIB Ruger or that NIB NOS Ruger. The S&W & Colt mystique just doesn't seem to be there. I guess it may be because of the pre-war history of those other companies.