My Collections – coins, stamps, postcards, publications…

Why do we bother to collect things? They end up in boxes or suitcases and stored in garages. Who will want them when I am gone?

I decided today to go through my collections, write some blogs about them, and then maybe send them on their way, to a good home, if I can find one interested in taking them on. Sometimes collections have to be around for a few generations before they are of much value – assuming their value increases with age.

So, my collections include the following:

  • stamps from all over world and mostly 20th Century
  • postcards from all over the world. I also have some special edition ones that came in books eg James Dean
  • miniature, fine china tea sets – I am not in a hurry to let go of them yet
  • coins from various parts of the world. I also have a good collection of Australian coins before we went decimal on the “14th February 1966″as ditty reminded us hundreds of time ūüôā
  • last, but not least, I have a small collection of newspapers/magazines and I will share them with you today.

  Melbourne Herald 1956

Melbourne Herald 1956English Women's Weekly 1946¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† English Women’s Weekly 1946

Melbourne Sun 1962

The West Australian 1 January 2000

The Melbourne Sun 1956                                                                                                                                                      The West Australian 1 January 2000

¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† The West Australian June 2010¬†–¬†our first female Prime Minister, Julia Gillard West Australian June 2010

Cheers for now