Most people I know have things they collect.
Insects, stamps, coins, rocks, keys, shot glasses, baseball cards, and more. Pretty much anything is collectable.
Myself, I have a few things I collect. I’ve collected Lapel Pins (not the button kind) since I was six. Right now, I have some two hundred in my collection. Maybe a few more. Most people narrow their collections to a single kind of pin- Disney Pins, McDonalds, Coca-Cola, and Military pins are all popular. I have some from all of those categories, but I’m more of a broad spectrum collector, and try to have some of everything.
I also collect coins, and have in my collection a couple of personal prizes such as my 1838 large cent penny, a liberty dime, and a handful of coins the soldiers used in occupied Japan after World War II.
I used to have a huge Star Wars collection, but now it’s narrowed down to mostly the die cast metal starships. I also collect books and movies too.
One thing every collector, those who are serious about their hobby, will tell you is that you need a place to keep them. My pins are on a foamcore board. My coins in a padded box. My Star Wars ships in another padded box. The movies are stored on a shelf, as are my books. I don’t have anything out to display, except the pins. But you’ll find most collectors are usually proud of their collections, and like to display them for others to see.
So, do you collect anything? Or do you know someone who does?
© 2016, Tim Hillebrant. All rights reserved.
The author has granted WritersCarnival.ca, its affiliates and syndicates non-exclusive rights to display this work.