Collector, who are you?
Every collector has their little quirks! Whether you're a collector, or you have one (or more!) at home, here is a little article that will make you all smile.
Outwardly, they’re no different! Fortunately! On the other hand, we all know that if you get them started on their favorite topic, there is no stopping them. Our collectors have a wealth information, anecdotes and history. They can fill conversations with countless details which they find incredibly interesting!!! Which isn’t always the case for everyone else…
One amusing, and true fact, is that if put two collectors in the same crowded room, they will find each other. Even if they don’t collect the same things, the two share a common language which means that they will be happy to get together and discuss their collection items, and how they find them, for hours on end.
They both search shows, flea markets and, of course, Delcampe (whatever your collection, Delcampe brings you together!) high and low for that elusive item. They’re insatiable and move from one search to the next and, if need be, from one collection to the next. You have to wonder if they’ll ever be satisfied with their accomplishments. You know the answer: of course not!
That’s the paradox: they’re proud of what they have and want what they don’t have yet.
The first thing you’ll notice in a collector’s house, is whether or not everyone shares their passion. If they do, then the house will be in the collector’s image, full of items they’ve acquired over time and which they’re proud to display. Sometimes collections in the same house interfere with each other. However, since the objects share the same spirit, they respect each other!
If on the other hand, they collect alone, there will likely be a special area in the house, always too small for all of their treasures! However, it’s their space, where they can escape to and give themselves fully to their collecting passion. Are you looking for them in the house? Go there first! You’ll probably find them there!!!
Yes! Of course, others often find them difficult to understand…but, be careful, they’re contagious! By talking incessantly about their passion to everyone around them, our collectors tend to spread it to the others. Worse still, they want to infect everyone because they want to share their knowledge and experience!
Should you cure them?
No! The world needs passionate people, and Delcampe does too! On the other hand, a little group therapy in an association or forum will do them the greatest good! There are millions of collectors in the world; you can’t even hope to eradicate the epidemic! Give in to it. You can’t imagine how much you’ll enjoy it and how many great people you’ll meet thanks to your passion for collecting!
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