Understanding my tagging system
Many of the tags I use are self-explanatory--for example, a deck tagged with 20th century was published in the 20th century. But my shorthand for tracking prices and storage locations bears further explanation:
Price Range: These tags are intended to reflect what I initially paid, not a deck's current estimated value. Once I have purchased a deck, I don't often follow its pricing trajectory on the second-hand market unless I know it to be rare or highly sought after. As a reminder, nothing on my site is for sale, period.
In some instances I still have my original records of payment; other times I am estimating based on memory. If I truly have no idea, then I won't tag the record with a purchase value. All amounts are in USD unless otherwise indicated.
|$||Inexpensive||Less than $20|
|$$$$*||High end||Over $120|
Location: These tags reflect where a deck is located in my collection, so that I can find a deck easily when needed. Many records don't yet have locator tags; I'm adding these over time.
|3d1-3d3||3d1, 3d2, and 3d3 refer to the 3 drawers in the chest that sits under the small, sliding-glass front bookcase.|
|cc1-cc9||Tags cc1 through cc9 refer to the 9 drawers in the card catalog.|
|lsc||This is my shorthand for the Lo Scarabeo cabinet, a small storage cabinet that contains only LS decks.|
|tws||This is my shorthand for the enormous tall white shelf.|
|locA||Lighted brown shelf/cabinet without glass doors.|
|locB||Lighted brown shelf/cabinet with glass doors.|
|locC||Corner shelf that matches the lighted cabinets.Â|
|locD1||The upper portion of the small, sliding-glass bookcase on top of the 3-drawer chest.|
|locD2||The bottom portion of the small, sliding-glass front bookcase.|
|locE||Middle brown shelf, the one that was refinished and customized.|
|locG||Corner built-in shelves and drawer.|
|locT||Tall brown shelf (not lighted; no doors).|
|locW||The wine rack that isn't really a rack -- it has little cubicles that are great for storing decks.|