Standing between the stacks of merchandise in his whistle-clean record and curio shop, Robert Smith talks about his obsession: collecting. The day before, he'd spent several hours alphabetizing his massive collection of Beatles 45s in a dozen pristine white boxes. Once, he worked twelve hours a day for six weeks organizing 50,000 records. Smith, 61, is a slight man whose suit size hasn't changed in 44 years, and his meticulousness is matched only by a collecting habit he describes as... More >>>
Robert Smith's treasures include a Yesterday and Today butcher cover and a $5,000 lamp.