|"Hal Shapiro and I", Martin Alger explains, "were having a feud (largely artificial) in SAPS and were trading insults in our fanzines. Hal boasted of having the second largest pornography collection in the city of Detroit." This was true at the time as most of the stfnists were not yet interested in women. Actually, appraises connoisseur Howard DeVore, it was a very poor collection of the type. "A deck of cards and a few nude studies, as I recall."
from Fancyclopedia 2 Supplement ca. 1960:
"Howard DeVore never saw my pornography collection!" protests Hal Shapiro. "My real statement was, 'I have the largest __quality__ collection of pornographic material in Detroit'. Most collectors are very indiscriminate and will collect anything that's dirty. Among recognized [!?!] collectors, however, the emphasis is on quality.