Is the Art of Collecting Treasures Becoming An Obsolete Hobby?
Are you a collector or do you know someone who is? What are you collecting and why are you collecting the items that have become treasures for you? Collectors love the special things they collect, such as stamps, antique cameras, coins, perfume bottles, antique books, antique writing utensils, antique model cars, model airplanes or model trains. These collectibles, regardless of size or price of investment, are a valuable pastime for the individual collector. Collecting can also be relaxing and a kind of escape.
As young children, we tend to collect oddly shaped or differently colored stones, shells, dolls, trains, baseball collectible cards, and other small trinkets that intrigued us and aroused our curiosity. Children become unofficial caretakers and overseers for the protection of the things they collect and are now for them little treasuries. The feeling of having something special and building on this priceless treasure often gives it strength and value.
While some believe that the art of collecting becomes an outdated pastime or an outdated career, a large number of collectors, curators, faculty and other enthusiasts know they are still with people who are passionate about collecting and those who are fascinated by aesthetics and fascination, finds the character of these nostalgic treasures.
In times of computerization and digital technology, we have shorter attention spans and a crowded free time. There are still many clubs, publications and global organizations that continue to strengthen the art of collecting in their specific genres. The modern way in which collectors and their treasures are presented and made accessible to the public is based on the use of online sales, auctions, traveling exhibitions, and reworked journals such as Collector's News, now known as Treasures.
It may seem that the art of collecting is a thing of the past, but it is still a thriving business or personal hobby. While collections are appreciated and nostalgic by those who have started or inherited a collection, today many are a little nervous about putting their assets in the hands of someone who does not appreciate the importance and side-effect of their investments. Fortunately, there is a flood of new and young collectors who will keep the art and movement alive. Regardless of what it looks like, the art of collecting treasures is anything but obsolete.