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3 Keys to Memorabilia Collecting

posted by Chris Valentine

If you’ve thought about collecting memorabilia for a while now or have been doing it, you are by far not alone.

For many collectors, memorabilia gathering is a big part of their lives.

Not only can they collect some cool items over time, but it is a good means of bonding with others.

With that being the case, do you need to do more when it comes to memorabilia collecting?

Make Your Collection Your Pride and Joy

In improving how you go about collecting memorabilia, here are three keys to keep in mind:

1. Make sure to focus – It is important when compiling a collection that you have focus. That said how focused have you been or will you be? While it is fine to have more than one collection, having too many can prove problematic. If your focus is too scattered, you may not be able to put together one solid collection. So, if there is one collection area you would like to focus in on, this can be the best route to take. If you are going to do many collections, try your best to devote enough time to each of them.

2. Reach out to other collectors – Another area of focus is reaching out to other collectors. Sharing your love of collecting with others can make being a collector that much more fun. For example, do you have a Disney memorabilia collection? If so, you are by no means alone. Disney is one of the most recognizable brands in the world. As such, you would be hard-pressed to find too many individuals not aware of Disney. So, you may like to collect Disney pins. If so, go online to learn more about a Disney pin trading guide. Such a guide can help you track various pins. When you want to trade with others having a love for Disney, the guide makes it that much easier. Trading with other collectors of Disney and other memorabilia can mean new friendships. Whether you traded items with friends as a kid or are trading now as an adult, make collecting and trading fun.

3. Be proud of what you have – Finally, although collecting can be a little stressful, take pride in what you have. Whether collecting for a short time or years, this is something you decided was important. As such, show some pride in your collection. If you are a parent or grandparent, getting a younger member or two in your family into collecting is a good idea. You can pass along the passion you have as a collector so that it continues for some generations to come. Before you know it, your children or grandchildren may well want to be collectors too.

As you look at a collection of one or more items, be thankful you have had the opportunity to collect.

Through time and effort, you have something to be proud of.

So, what have you been collecting over time and what are you most proud of with your collection or collections?

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