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IMG_0276bf5b0e98914f2f95d5b0df0c201cedeeRound-robin at Gemr Headquarters in Portsmouth, NH. Gemr is a new social platform specifically for the collector. Listen in and get the details behind the scenes of a website/app that will revolutionize the field of collecting. Sign up on Gemr for free, and get one online appraisal at no cost, details here.

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17 Nov 2014, by

What People Collect

imagesIf it exists, it is collected by someone. In my long career in the antiques and auction business, I have seen the vast variety of items that people collect.

The reason people usually start collecting is, a connection. Not with the objects per say, but with memories. Sometimes people just plain collect because they realize something appeals to them, this has happened to me with fine art.

People don’t always collect just items, sometimes they collect themes. Here are just a few theme examples: PhotographyCivil War & militaria, fine art paintings & sculpture, furniture, duck decoyshistorical ephemera, antique toys, coins, beer cans, books. Animal themes collected include: cats, dogs, elephants, tigers, lions, hippopotamuses, squirrels, turtles, loons, ducks and owls. I have been in houses where there are 1,000s of these themed collectibles. The person, couple or family cherished the aspect of collecting, and buying examples, at auction, on vacation, or other various means. Their stories of their collecting experience was often very interesting and meant something to them.

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As Stated in a Speech given by Jeff Wichmann of American Bottle Auctions, August 7, 2010.

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At the FOHBC conference in Wilmington, Ohio.

Did you know that in the 1970’s bottle collecting …

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Kurt Hauschka a long time collector and dealer discusses his collecting and gives information on all kinds of model trains. We apologize for noise in this one. Our computer was causing a noise on our recorder.

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