Sounds like you have good advice here. Don't wash or clean it as it takes away from it's natural beauty. If you can, get a plastic holder for it, or something to protect it. Keep hunting for more! We'll be looking for of your finds!
BigKingdom-It always feels good to hear things like that! I'm glad I made your day!
Dear Mr. MercLover; the WAMCAM type varieties have been the easiest for ME to SEE and understand; reason why I spend most time looking for them. Many many many of the other favorites that everyone seems to be looking for-aren't quite a CLEAR to me yet.
Do you, or anyone else, have any suggestions: what should I start looking for next?! It terms of my being a beginner and being still pretty confused about doubling and all the different types of doubling. I've been reading and re-reading Wexler's lists.....looking at the photos closely etc......
Ya'll, give me something to start hunting for next! If that's not asking too much.
This is fun; but it can get discouraging....it's dumb for me to search for stuff that might me "a bit over my head right now".... Thanks ya'll!