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
- last, but not least, I have a small collection of newspapers/magazines and I will share them with you today.
Melbourne Herald 1956
The Melbourne Sun 1956 The West Australian 1 January 2000
Cheers for now
- Collecting on a budget (mike10613.wordpress.com)
- Rinker’s Opinion – Is there anything on the back of a vintage postcard that adds to its value? (rubylane.com)
- Rinker’s Opinion: What are the latest trends in postcard collecting? (rubylane.com)
- Postcards from the past (ladybirdinfrance.blogspot.com)
- Collectible Coins (beautyhealthandwellnessblog.com)