The Strange And Wonderful Things
People Like To Collect!
You would be surprised by the amount of random weird and wonderful things people like to collect. It can be really exciting and exhilarating if you are a collector of certain items, especially when you find something you have been looking for a long time.
Collecting things is good for your mental health as it gives you something to focus on and keep you in a positive mood. It's also great for birthdays and Christmas as it gives people ideas of what to buy you as a present.
Let's take a look at some of the most common and random things people collect.
Sports Book Stickers
Lots of children used to love buying and collecting sports sticker annuals particularly around the times of big world tournaments such as the World Cup. You would take all your sticker doubles into school and swap them with your friends for those that you were missing from your album.
But did you know that there are still adults today that like to collect both vintage sports stickers as well as new ones that are released. There is a big market place with websites dedicated to buying and selling sports stickers.
There is a huge market for retro basketball shoes as there are many people especially in the United States Of America that like to collect them.
Many basketball players have contracts with the big footwear sports makers to help and design their basketball shoes. Players like Michael Jordan who is associated with Nike create basketball shoes known as Jordans. They are extremely popular and sell out very quickly.
Certain basketball shoes can be sold for a limited time which can make them become very rare and hard to find which also means their value increases.
There are many people who are interested in the fashion world and like to collect old vintage fashion clothes. As fashion can change so quickly it can mean that what is fashionable to wear today can go out of fashion as soon as in a few months time.
There are many bargains to be found if you know what you are looking for when it comes to vintage clothing. There are dedicated markets that run selling old vintage clothes alongside shops that specialise in different fashion eras.
Vinyl has had a recent upturn in sales in the last few years as they have become popular with the hipster crowds. There was once a time where vinyl was the leading form of way of purchasing music and not just for a DJ. However technology has now advanced and streaming platforms have taken over the music world.
Some people are still in love with their vinyl collection and are still avid collectors. Online auction sites such as ebay are great to try and find those hard to buy limited edition vinyl pressings.
Although record shops are now a rarity on the high street there still remains some specialist music shops that still stock a good collection of new and old records.
Although kids these days are much more interested in the latest technology there are many comic books that are still being published. Superheroes such as Spiderman and the Marvel characters still have a huge comic book following.
Rare back issue comics from yesteryear can fetch a pretty penny which makes comics a great thing to collect. It's important should you decide to start collecting comic books to try and keep them in as good condition as possible as this way they will be worth more money in the future should you ever decide to sell them on.
The best comic books to start collecting are those that involve the most famous and oldest superheroes such as Batman, Spiderman and The Fantastic Four. These are the most likely to still be worth money and have people interested in purchasing them in the future.
Although it may seem a boring thing to collect there are many people who love to collect stamps from across the world.
As there are so many different stamps from different countries to collect there is an endless supply for the collector.
Special edition and rare stamps are hard to come by and can be sold for large sums of money. So if you are planning to start collecting stamps a good place to start would be buying the more rare stamps that are released in your country. Every day stamps are common and with so many people collecting them are unlikely to have much value in the future.
Always try and keep your stamps in good condition by keeping them in books or annuals.
Coins are a great thing to collect as we use them in our everyday lives. Special edition coins are often released in small numbers to the general public so these are often worth more money to collectors.
A good place to start would be educating yourself on vintage coins by researching on the internet or books to help you understand what coins are worth collecting and which ones are likely to increase in value.
You can purchase special book annuals to keep your coin collection in to not only help keep them in good condition but to also help you from losing them, as coins can be easily misplaced.
Toys are a great thing to collect as uit takes us back to some of our favourite times as a child. Popular toys to collect are often from big franchise tv series or films such as Star Wars or Star Trek.
Vintage toys can be worth a lot of money if they are still in mint condition with their original boxes and packaging. So if you are planning to start collecting toys always try and resist opening them up as they will lose some of their value.
Other toys that are worth collecting are limited edition Lego, Harry Potter Toys, WWF Wrestling figures and Disney toys as these are all likely to grow in value.