I am a collector. I collect: gather, sort, store, appreciate . . . . . and occasionally resell.
Resellers rarely collect except to "stock up" for resale at a later date. I have nothing against resellers who honestly appreciate the value of what they are doing from a point of maintaining something cultural or significant. Those who merely search out and buy something collectable as cheaply as possible only to resell it as expensively as possible, degrade collecting and destroy the market for everyone who treasures the items they love and the process of attaining them.
My main focus, for over 30 years, has been toys and games. Board games are by far my greatest collecting passion. Among them, Monopoly is clearly my top priority. Of my 4,000 pl…Read more >