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10 Popular Things To Collect
How can we classify an object as collectible? Simple. If it's something of value to the collector, then it's worth collecting. Once a person sees something rare or valuable in an object, he can opt to collect it and from there its value rises, may not be commercially but from the collector's perspective. Some collectors would collect because of business. They would collect rare and priceless objects, which in the future may entail a higher value and can be sold at significant amount. Some collectors would collect for fun. The objects they are collecting may not have good market value but at least they are happy collecting it.
"One's trash can be another's treasure..." - Annonymous
10 Popular things to collect
- Stamps - this is the most common collection item that people loves to collect. It is popular among collectors whether novice or professionals because of the photos in it, like the leaders of different countries, famous historical landmarks, flags, famous artists, heroes, and other celebrities. It is one of the easiest collectible items to find as well. My parents have a whole album with stamps from different countries.
- Coins - like the stamps, coins are famous among collectors. One possible reason is that coins evolve fast. Aside from that, the older the coin is, the more valuable it is because more minerals were used to make old coins. They can also come in different forms, sizes, or colors, so I really find this interesting and fun to collect. I myself have coin collection and I show them to my kids.
- Birds - there are collectors who want birds as their collection. One good reason is that there are a lot of rare birds and beautiful birds that can be collected may it be alive or preserved. Collectors will have to be careful though as there are laws protecting endangered species in different countries.
- Reptiles - reptiles are quite famous as well because of its looks. They are believed to be descendants of dinosaurs, so it's interesting to have a collection of it. Most of the time, they are collected preserved rather than alive. Like birds, one has to be careful when collecting due to laws protecting wildlife.
- Insects and butterflies - there are collectors of insects and butterflies. Since there are so many varieties, it is nice to watch how they behave, look at their colors and their forms, especially the rare ones.
- Books or Comic books - this is also one of the most interesting thing to collect. If you have a collection of books, it's like you have the world's best minds in your own personal library. Others also want to have comic books as their collection specially those popular issues and limited edition released by publishers.
- Action figures - these are popular nowadays, especially when a famous movie release a plastic or ceramic version of their characters. It would be nice to have your favorite movie character beside your bed, or in your glass cabinet ready to amaze your visitors.
- Post cards or pictures - it's good to have a collection of post cards or pictures coming from all over the globe. Having this collection makes you bring the whole world's beautiful places in your album.
- Wine - there are collectors who wants to have different kinds of wine in their cellar or bar. It would also be great if those wine came from different parts of the world. Some collect the bottle because of the different shapes and designs which attract their audience.
- Phone card - there are collectors who find phone cards as a collectible item. This is because of the different designs on different phone cards which changes from time to time. Most phone companies don't repeat the same design, so it would really be nice to get every design from the start or you won't get the chance to have it.
I would like to add stuffed toys, but I only said 10 popular things in the title, so I'll keep it for myself :)
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