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We have seen from many previous posts on this board that Foolish opinion is divided on the worth of the stars, cups, and crowns that are available to posters at the site.

So I raise the question that if some Fools don't want their trinkets and baubles why can't they be allowed to sell them to someone who does?

This is an investment site after all - so I encourage the Fool to set up a market for these objects by opening the Trinket Trading Board. (Please treat this as a request for such a board.)

We capitalists believe that the market can set a price for anything. How much would someone pay for a cup or a crown? I don't know, but we can let the market decide for us. The Fool could take 50% of the agreed price for handling the transaction, and still leave two happy Fools who between them think they have a good deal. This could be the boost to Fool coffers that will see us through this vile Bear Market.

We could have an index, calculated daily, showing the changing value of trinkets. The Technical Analysts could draw charts and determine trends. The Value folk could pronounce on whether there are any deep value trinkets this week. Imagine the fun we could have! Education, Amusement and Enrichment all in the same package.

Of course, some might say that this would defeat the object of having these baubles in the first place. But as we have debated ad nauseam on this board none of these things constitute an indication of quality. Throughout history honours have been sold by those who have the power to grant them, to those who have the money to pay for them. So come on you Capitalist Fools and make some money out of the demand you have created.

Foolishly yours,

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