Saturday, June 14, 2014

For the budding collector in your life

You are an avid auction-goer, flea market shopper, or antique store junkie.  Each time you’re out, young son or daughter is alongside watching what is going on, which is how it began for me.

By the age of 8, I was raising my hand at auctions (always with the bidding help of my parents).  When I was 15, I had a tiny booth with a monthly rent of $35.

Why not encourage your own young person to begin collecting—or at least pay close attention to the kinds of childhood interests he or she exhibits.  When you purchase inexpensive items for them (like baseball cards, action figurines, games, dolls, and on and on), why not buy another and put it away.  In another 20 or 30 years, you may just hit the jackpot.

How I wish I had my 1980’s Transformers toys in the box.

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