The beauty of collecting things is among others that over the years one also collects a lot of memories. For example when I look at my choice for November – a push bell button in form of a tiny elephant – I go back in my memories several years ago when strolling the streets of Paris. In a typical shop in Clignancourt I saw this elephant through a shop window. Unfortunately the shop had already closed and I had to go back there the next day. A missing tusk on one side gave me a chance to negotiate with the seller a very reasonable price. On my return to Germany I replaced the missing tusk carefully carved from a match and my new aquisition looked perfect again and was fully accepted by the other elephants already in my collection as you can see from the photo attached.