Collecting antiques and other collectables can be a lifelong, fun adventure.
When I was very young, my mom would go to the bank. I would go with her. I remember, I could stand under the counter, (I was so little).
I would bring two paper dollars and buy a roll of nickels from the teller. I’d take the roll home and open it up in the hopes of finding really old nickels. I did this over and over.
I had a coin book that listed values. I had lots of fun dreaming about the treasures I had found. The nickels I collected, are still in the box. They are much older now, as am I (in the picture above, you can see one of my $2.00 nickel rolls from when I was a child).
Later, I started collecting antiques and other collectables.
I have collections of coins, toys, crystal, books, fine china, Beanie Babies, porcelain figurines, paper money, cameras, rocks (and LOTS more).
I’d bet that you have a collection of something. What do you collect?
Read some of my stories. Maybe you will find interest in a fun new collectable (or re-inspire yourself to learn more about the collections and collectible items you currently have).
It doesn’t cost you anything to read about my collectibles and collections on this website, so go read, learn something new, explore and enjoy!
Below the Subscribe button, you will find posts (stories and information), about antiques, collectables, collecting and collections. Right now, there aren’t many stories on this topic, but there will be more as time goes by.
I was a little girl when I first saw a piece of Hall China…… Who would have thought at that time that the pieces we used everyday, would wind up being sought after collectors items.
I’m going to tell you about treasure and treasure hunting, (the treasure in this case is Occupied Japan Collectibles). This is a story about what happened, after Japan surrendered, at the end of WWII, that brought about the creation of manufactured ceramics / porcelain dishware and figurines, stamped with the addition of the words “Occupied…