Collecting as a pastime has been popular for many years. For some people it is simply a hobby, to others it is a much more serious
Some start a collection based on their interest or passion for a certain category of items. Others approach collecting with a much more focussed strategy of attaining goods which are predicted to ascend in value over time.
Historically, people who were interested in collecting had to be content with meeting like-minded people at live conventions and events.
As one of the biggest online collectables auctions, CQout is a great place to find all of those rare and highly sought-after items.
As the old adage goes, ‘one man’s junk is another man’s treasure!’
So raid the attic and clear out those draws, you could be sitting on a fortune!
What is collectable?
The simple answer is anything and everything! Virtually every item imaginable is collectable in some form.
Even simple, everyday items which the average person pays little or no attention to are of interest to some people.
Whilst this may seem strange or even bizarre to most people, there are people who devote themselves to the collection of their
Items which have not been designed to be collectable but have become so can be described as ephemera. A lot of ephemera is paper-based, including postcards, photos and movie posters.
Some of the most popular categories of collections are:
Breweriana - The collection of items related to alcoholic beverages.
In addition to this, CQout has a full range of:
Collectability and value
There are 2 factors which influence the collectability of any item, these are desirability and rarity.
How desirable an item is will depend on several factors. Firstly, and perhaps most crucially, is condition. If an item is in good/excellent condition then it stands to reason that it will be worth more than an item which is in average/poor condition. Aesthetics are in most cases the key factor in assessing the value of an item.
The second factor which affects collectability is rarity. If an item is incredibly rare, then if it is also desirable, it will be highly in demand
Storing and protecting your collection
To ensure that your collection maintains its value for years to come, follow these simple rules.
There have been many famous celebrity collectors over the years. Some contemporary examples include: