Some things become possible.
I've been sitting back and thinking about the way some of my sets have been built and how my projects have progressed. It hit me that there are some things I never could have done, or could not have done as easily, without the help of some people in this community. This seems to become particularly true of special sets and projects which involve uncommon or uncommonly graded coins. It therefore seems particularly true of signature sets.
Because of deals I'm involved in at the moment my signature set is going to expand to approximately 45 coins within just a few weeks (I'm expecting to have long shipping times involved for some of these items). 14 of these coins, nearly a full 3rd of the set, will have been obtained directly or indirectly from other Collector's Society members. The best part? I've almost never initiated the sale. Other members, aware that I'm after a particular coin or group of coins, have simply come to me in private discussion and offered the coins. In every case, they have even gone the extra mile and offered me phenomenally favorable terms and sold the coins for far less than they probably could have achieved if they'd sold the coins elsewhere.
I am and will remain very grateful to these collectors. Their help has allowed me to go further and faster in the developement of a set that I truely love working on.