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Becoming an Expert Collector

By Edited Dec 23, 2013 1 0

8 things you should remember when starting a collection

Starting a collection of any item that interests you can be considered as a hobby. You have the freedom to choose what items to collect, from the cheapest to the highest priced that it can be. Some have car collections, others may be interested in vintage things, and it may be a coin or a toy, some may enjoy acquiring things that are very rare. 

If you are serious about it, here are some things that you can do to start your own collection.

  • Determine the thing that interest you most and you want to start collecting. Look into your stuff because sometimes, you have started a collection already without noticing it.
  • Make a subscription of magazines that is about your object of interest. If you’re into cars, subscribe into car magazines, fashion magazines would be ideal for a person who collect clothes or accessories.
  • To know more about the subject of your interest, read books and do some research on it. This will make you an expert on that object. You’ll be able to save money in the future since you’ll become an expert in recognizing bargains.
  • Providing a room or space for your collection will help you safe keep these things that you value. You can use shelves or display cases for it. It will not only protect your valuable possession but this space would also serve as your display area where you can easily view and appreciate these things.
  • Set an amount as your budget for this collection. Do not spend all your money on it.
  • Search the internet. You may find other enthusiasts about your subject. You can learn a lot from other collectors too, about the collection and other great finds.
  • Do a very good research before purchasing a collection.
  • Have a list of your contacts, whether co-collectors or sellers. Keep also all the information about every item in your collection, when you have purchased it and the cost of purchase.


We may find some weird collections, too expensive collections or even things that we find not valuable but are prized buy other collectors. This can also be a means of earning, especially for objects with high value. But for most collectors, it is a hobby; it gives a person that certain feeling of fulfillment, accomplishment and happiness. As long as it’s done in the right way, does not interfere with your daily living and doesn’t put you in debt, then collecting things will always be fun.



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