Do Lesser Condition Pieces Harm the Pedigree?
We've heard some perspectives that say having lesser quality pieces in a collection harms the reputation of the collection, but I'm wondering how true this is.
For example, the following collections have lesser quality pieces with associated pedigree, but they are still considered top quality collections.
- Eric Pfeiffer Newman
- Louis Edward Eliasberg, Sr.
- Roy Edgar (Ted) Naftzger, Jr.
How much "greater" would these collections be considered if the lower condition pieces weren't associated with the pedigree. And if there is a reputation change, would it be material or not?