I'm not so sure that you and Cheapshooter are riding in the same boat anymore. Seems that I recall Cheapshooter recently hanging a "For Trade" sign on a Mauser rifle after a Model 94 Winchester threw a seductive wink his way...
Guilty as charged! However, the Mauser wasn't a one and only in my safe, and the Winchester turned out to be sweeeeeeeet!
there just has to be exceptions, and I think a run of the mill, fairly common "duplicate" I had a few bucks more than a C-note in for an excellent condition, "I don't have" worth 3X the money was one of those exceptions. No decrease in numbers, just an addition of a caliber, model, and action that I didn't have.