The fine line between collecting and ….

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by News Collector, Jun 23, 2021.

  1. News Collector

    News Collector New Member

    Hi all!

    I have always had a fascination with collectibles and things with any story, past, and history. I’m huge into stamp collecting but my travels often take my to homes and estates with amazing collections of other “odds and ends”. I typically pick up things I see that I find extra interesting, much like most of you, and then my partner questions where the line between collecting and the dreaded H word start to cross paths (ahem, hoarding, lol). “If I can still see floor space, it’s collecting!” is my reply.

    Anywho, I am mostly a forum lurker and have joined with a goal of finding out a bit of info on some items my partner’s family has kept over the many decades. Some of it is outside my knowledge-base and I hope some of you can shed some light on what I’m looking at. And I hope to read interesting stories on here as well.

    Thanks for having me!
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  2. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes Well-Known Member

    Welcome. I am like a magpie, but also move old things out to make room for new. I see that as one of the differences.
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  3. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

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  4. Houseful

    Houseful Well-Known Member

  5. pearlsnblume

    pearlsnblume Well-Known Member

    welcome aboard
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  6. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    Greetings, News Collector!!
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  7. all_fakes

    all_fakes Well-Known Member

    Welcome....if there is a line, I've probably crossed it....
  8. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    Welcome ! There's a line, or was, but I'm so far across it I can't see where it was any more.
  9. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    The acquisition of rare & beautiful things is never hoarding, IMO.
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  10. Poisonivy

    Poisonivy Well-Known Member

    Hoarders can't bear to part with anything, they save the most useless things, most collectors move things on as their knowledge grows and tastes change.

    I can sell things to make space or because I'm bored with them, I do have a few rare items though that I love and no amount of money could tempt me to sell them....
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  11. Lark

    Lark Well-Known Member

    Welcome. I use to go to auctions thinking Oh I would love that. After having my own antique store for five years only unique and quality catches my interest for keeping for myself other than family items and sentimental items.
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  12. Darkwing Manor

    Darkwing Manor Well-Known Member

    Welcome.. either way, it leads to madness. :bored:
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