When someone is
a collector, they enjoy the hobby of collecting various things. The
act of collecting different objects falls into two broad categories;
one is collecting objects that have dollar value, and the other is collecting
objects that have no dollar value. If you are interested in doing either,
read on to find out about what the difference is.
hobby of collecting objects of value can be an expensive hobby which
not everyone can afford. It can also be a cheap hobby that only requires
a trip to the convenience store and a few bucks in your pocket. The
term “value” is very loosely used; it may be just a few cents, up to
millions of dollars. Collectible objects are not necessarily old, they
may be new or old, and may be manufactured by machine or human. So when
someone says that they have a hobby of collecting objects of value,
you can not predict what the objects may be.
avoid the confusion, it is better to classify the collectibles into
groups, like groups of collectibles with a low value, or a group of
collectibles with a moderate value. Say, for example, that someone has
the hobby of collecting flower pots. Flower pots may be made of ceramics,
bronze, gun metal, plastic, or even paper mache. All of these materials
are inexpensive and a flower pot made of these materials may be worth
if you come across an old plastic flower pot in your attic, the value
of this flower pot is zero for you, but when selling this flower pot
on eBay or another auction site, you could come across a hobbyist who
collects different flower pots. If this is the case, then he or she
would be quite interested in buying the plastic flower pot from you
for a higher amount of money. You may be surprised, but this is how
the hobby of collecting objects of value works.
will be thousands of flower pots in the market at any given time, and
there will be no scarcity of plastic flower pots. But, when you have
found a flower pot collector, the value of your flower pot is created.
Always remember that collectibles have no objective or so-called market
value, but only subjective value. The collectibles may be modern or
vintage, scarce or available freely. The value is always determined
by the buyer.
of those who collect objects of value are very passionate people, and
the value of the collectible has no effect whatsoever on the keenness
of the hobbyist. They are mostly very aggressive bidders and sometimes
go to the extreme to procure particular collectibles that they think
are very precious. The degree of satisfaction of a hobbyist who collects
ball point pens (new or rare) and a hobbyist who is collecting million
dollar vintage cars is almost same.
if you really feel passionate about collecting objects, you should be
ready to spend the money required to build your collection. It takes
plenty of devotion and sometimes lots of money as well. However, if
you are really interested in the object then you will be willing to
go to the lengths required. Start looking on the internet to see what
it will cost you to start accumulating items.