I was wondering because I have seen the prices on the 1st generation pistols and it almost gave me a stroke. Plus I prefer to shoot what I have instead of look at it all the time and handle it with white gloves.
I can't say I'm a collector, since I only own one. A second generation SAA in .45. 7 1/", nickel plated. I usually only shoot it on my birthday. The price of 1st,2nd or 3rd generation Colt SAA put's them out of the range of most people. It's a pity, but there are good clones out there if you want a "shooter."