When someone is a collector, they enjoy the hobby of collecting various things. The act of collecting different objects falls into two broad categories; one is collecting objects that have dollar value, and the other is collecting objects that have no dollar value. If you are interested in doing either, read on to find out about what the difference is.
The hobby of collecting objects of value can be an expensive hobby which not everyone can afford. It can also be a cheap hobby that only requires a trip to the convenience store and a few bucks in your pocket. The term “value” is very loosely used; it may be just a few cents, up to millions of dollars. Collectible objects are not necessarily old, they may be new or old, and may be manufactured by machine or human. So when some one says that they have a hobby of collecting objects of value, you can not predict what the objects may be.
To avoid the confusion, it is better to classify the collectibles into groups, like groups of collectibles with a low value, or a group of collectibles with a moderate value. Say, for example, that someone has the hobby of collecting flower pots. Flower pots may be made of ceramics, bronze, gun metal, plastic, or even paper mache. All of these materials are cheap and a flower pot made of these materials may be worth mere cents. Now if you come across an old plastic flower pot in your attic, the value of this flower pot is zero for you, but when selling this flower pot on eBay or another auction site, you could come across a hobbyist who collects different flower pots. If this is the case, then he or she would be quite interested in buying the plastic flower pot from you for a higher amount of money. You may be surprised, but this is how the hobby of collecting objects of value works.
There will be thousands of flower pot in the market at any given time, and there will be no scarcity of plastic flower pots. But, when you have found a flower pot collector, the value of your flower pot is created. Always remember that collectibles have no objective or so-called market value, but only subjective value. The collectibles may be modern or vintages, scarce or available freely. The value is always determined by the buyer.
Most of those who collect objects of value are very passionate people, and the value of the collectible has no effect whatsoever on the keenness of the hobbyist. They are mostly very aggressive bidders and sometimes go to the extreme to procure particular collectibles that they think are very precious. The degree of satisfaction of a hobbyist who collects ball point pens (new or rare) and a hobbyist who is collecting million dollar vintage cars is almost same.
So, if you really feel passionate about collecting objects, you should be ready to spend the money required to build your collection. It takes lots of devotion and sometimes lots of money as well. However, if you are really interested in the object then you will be willing to go to the lengths required. Start looking on the internet to see what kind of rates you will have to pay to start accumulating items.