Gerry, Your observations about the JBT book are on the money, but you
neglect to mention that the book is also a ready made “hit list” for
burglars and other nefarious types. The fact that it is only
available to members of JBT is irrelvant inasmuch as all documents
are subject to being lost , misplaced or otherwise compromised.
There was a time when road sales were a vital part of the industry;
this is no longer the case. Jewelers nowadays get their stock at
shows or from their established suppliers.
Ron at Mills Gem, Los Osos, CA.