When it comes to collecting, there are so many areas to
start a collection in. It could be
baseball items, Roseville pottery, Fenton art glass or even stamps. There are so many that it can literally make
your head spin completely off.
Not only that, it can also be pretty daunting when you
are new to the vintage and collectibles market.
What are some things to remember when you start out?
The first thing to consider is you need to decide what you want to collect. You might want to consider what your interests are weather it be coins, advertising items, glassware or even pottery.
The second thing to do is to do some research for your
collection. Before you buy the first piece, you need to know what to look
for—when it was made, what it was made from and if there are reproductions are
a good starting place.
While looking this up, look to see what the pieces you
are interested in are selling for. This
will help give you a good idea on what to pay when you run across an item for
The third thing to do is to focus your collection. Once
you’ve made your choice, you need to narrow it down to the best that you can
Also, you need to remember to be patient! When you are collecting, it’s a marathon and not a sprint. You don’t need to rush out and buy all the pieces you can find. Instead, slow down and enjoy the journey.
This is just some of the things to keep in mind when you start a collection. What tips did you run across when you started a collection?