His friend has dropped hat and cane in shock but the drawing shows stuff that an Americana collector nowadays would kill for.
Fifty years have passed since John Fowles published The collector, but the novel has not aged.
As one Chinese collector recently said to me, “It was fun and we also made a lot of money.”
late 14c., "gatherer of taxes, etc.," from Anglo-French collectour "collector" (of money or taxes; Old French collector, Modern French collecteur), from Late Latin collector, agent noun from colligere (see collect). Fem. form collectress is attested from 1825.