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Collecting and managing pre-2000's Lego sets
I'm new to the forum, but have been checking Brickset long time now.
I have several Lego sets in my collection from different eras, but I'm more concentrated on 1980's and 1990's ones. I keep my modern and older sets separately as well, because of many changes Lego has made in moulding and colors.
I'm quite picky when it comes to condition of these sets and authenticity of the bricks. Even though I'm trying to buy only the sets that are in very good used condition, there are enaugh cases, where some of the bricks are broken, in bad condition, or some of the bricks are replaced with the new, modern ones. So, I need replacements for these and for that I use mainly Bricklink. It's easy as long as the bricks are gray (or in other discontinued colour), or the bricks are discontinued by Lego, but it comes very tricky with the most common bricks, as no one separates old and new mouldings - I'm trying to get bricks that are in the best condition possible, but on the other hand I need those to be old-moulded. Only way that I've found working so far, is to buy way more bricks that I need and hope that some of these are old, but in good condition.
Has anyone encountered similar problem managing their sets? Are there stores out there, that separate different eras on the same bricks?
PS: Sorry about my bad english - it isn't my native language.