Fea­ture

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ar­chi­tec­ture of rail­way bridges. Af­ter he was found guilty, Cullen went up to the wit­nesses who had tes­ti­fied against him and said: “See you on the sites this year.” This com­ment was enough to earn him a crim­i­nal be­hav­iour or­der ban­ning him for five years from the three main large blue re­serves.

“We come across two types of peo­ple,” says Guild­ford. “My im­pres­sion of Cullen is that he was just an ob­ses­sive col­lec­tor. They’re not in it for the money, it’s just the ob­ses­sion of col­lect­ing the rarest thing you can find. Or build­ing your col­lec­tion. And then you’ve got the real crim­i­nals who are in it for the fi­nan­cial gain.”

Guild­ford catches him­self: “I say ‘real crim­i­nals’; he’s a crim­i­nal, too.”

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