R U a Collector?

Some collectors are “decorators” who buy to fill the house.
Some are “historians” who buy to research and record.
Some are “complete set buyers” who want every collector plate.
And some are “accumulators” who buy what appeals to them.

But the collections must be sold or given away one day.

In the last few months, there has been a collection of two million butterflies and moths valued at about $41 million donated to the Florida Museum of Natural History.

A collection of more than 500 cow figurines, paintings and other cow-related objects was sold at auction. One item, a cabinet filled with 300 toy cows, sold for almost $6,000.

Three huge mechanical bank sales were held in 2009, and six separate auctions are needed to sell the toy collection of Donald Kaufman. The first two sales brought $7.1 million.
Sale One
and Sale Two!

Your collections could be financial assets.
Investigate resale values before “cleaning house.”
Don’t discard items recklessly.


One response to this post.

  1. Two things; first, on your collection theme…this was very interesting indeed. I’m not a collector. My mom was – she thought her items were very valuable; turns out they weren’t at all. BUT, she was not alive to hear that news, so it’s all okay.

    Your greenware probably has some value. What all do you collect?

    2nd, your response to my post of last night made me smile, and that was good. I was – for personal reasons- feeling pretty low when I posted that and when I saw how you interpretted the letters, it made me chuckle. Thanks for your comments. You’re great.


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