I call myself a Vintage Linen Collector which is a term widely used today among collectors of all of the above mentioned collectibles. I didn't come up with VLC myself, but sort of adopted the classification when I opened my first eBay shop, as 'Rag Picker' was not one of the choices.
That's right....I am a throwback to the late 19th Century and early 20th Century occupation of 'Chiffonnier'...fancy French name for 'Rag Picker'. Thankfully, I don't rummage through the trash as Rag Pickers once did, but Thrift Stores, Flea Markets, Estate Sales, and my own closet are prime places for picking.
Yes, I have had some success in selling, and then turned right around and spent my earnings on someone elses 'Rag Pickings'. I'm done with thinking I can part with even a single dresser scarf or a former flour sack turned yardage.
From now on I'm peddling 'Former Flour Sack Shirts with Dresser Scarf Sleeves.