That is an interesting question and if you are not a collector, you cannot understand what drives this community. It is something that happens unconsciously, it is not a decision you have made, it just happens.
You see something with your name on it.
Remember the Share a Coke Personalized bottles?
Remember a Christmas Toy from Santa?
A memory of a vacation?
Are you looking for a piece of the family business?
So, if you have started reading this, you must be interested in becoming a collector. Only you can decide on what to collect. What are you drawn to? What makes you feel comfortable? Do you like to hunt for things? With all of this in mind, the key is to buy what you like and what you can afford. Collecting can be a fad, remember the Beanie Babies, so don’t buy something to get rich, buy to enjoy.
While we have mentioned Beanie Babies we also want to make you aware of Limited Edition items. The dictionary says it is…a collector’s item, as a doll, plate, coin, die cast models, etc. of which only a given number is made. Often manufacturers will make over ten thousand pieces of one item so there will never been of real value in your lifetime.
After you finish this article, look around you home, do you have three of anything? If you do, you are a collector. While there are a lot of places to buy and shop, we hope that you will check out the only vintage marketplace on line at http://www.icollect247.com. Looking to learn about what people collect, check out our magazine http://www.AntiqueBackRoads.com. Be sure to share our blog and like us on facebook.