Decorative Collectibles (13)
Holiday & Seasonal (9)
Pinbacks, Bobbles, Lunchboxes (1)
Knives, Swords & Blades (1)
Many people love collecting things for a number of reasons. There are collections of nearly every object present. Of course, some people put together collections considering the value of the object. However, mostly collectibles have more of an emotional effect. For example, collectible figurines can create a very good motivation for inviting guests and receiving their appraisals. Also, a shiny or colorful collection of kitchenware will improve the joy of a dinner party with family or friends. Whatever the science behind it may be, collectibles decorate our lives, make us feel happier while displaying or using the items, encourage us to pursue new pieces and help us socialize with other people who share the same interest with us.
As humans, we have a desire to own things we consider beautiful. This may be a relative subject; however, we all have some items we consider beautiful and want to own every type we can lay our eyes on. Decorative collectibles address to our desire to display the items we collected. We can make our homes look so much better; and feel the joy of collecting nice pieces. Our favorite holidays also have their own place among collectibles. Holiday and seasonal collectibles are very popular. Collecting ornaments for Christmas, dining sets for a beautiful Thanksgiving table or costumes for Halloween will definitely increase the joy of the holiday or the season itself.
The joy of making collections does not start or end with owning the item you desire. The pursuit of the item also counts. For example, people who make collections of collectible knives, swords and blades pursue the originals, historical pieces, sometimes imitations of the historical and valuable ones, etc. To be a good collector, you need to know your items. You need to have a knowledge of history, materials, how they are used and how to keep them from deteriorating over time. Each different collectible type requires some amount of intellect to keep the items as good as you get them; and to know their value during the pursuit of a new one.
Collections do not always need to be rare, highly-valuable or historic items. There are many people collecting kitchenware, pin backs, bobbles and lunch boxes. The value of the item you collect directly comes from you; i.e., the item is as valuable as you consider it to be. Therefore, there are no rules here. Some people collect magnets from their travels. These are not as valuable as knives, swords and blades; however, they are very meaningful carrying the memories of nice travel days. You can collect cheese knives, drink sleeves, collectible figurines, salt and pepper shakers, etc.