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edwinston   , 28

from Los Angeles University of …


Beginner’s Guide in Starting a Vintage Collection

Many people are collecting various items. Sometimes, people unconsciously collect things. They are even surprised seeing what they have collected. After realizing this they continue collecting more. That’s the time when collecting becomes a conscious decision.

Collections could be valuable because as time passes by its value increases. But, that is not always the case. If you are passionate enough to have a collectible, then the spirit of collecting this item even the tiniest piece of it will be in your possession. And then, you have the will and determination to get it.


Factors to Consider before starting to collect

  • Collectible

What would you like to collect? Do you like to start vintage collections, such as the best vintage turntable, old model cars, vintage home decors or classic clothing? How about collecting Limited Edition products? And then, if you like traveling, you may collect souvenir items from the places you visited.

  • Passion

Always follow your passion. People always say that we must listen to our hearts because our passion is coming from the heart. Of course, you must not collect things that are not very interesting to you because that will make it difficult for you to collect.

Now, if it is your passion to collect vintage collectibles, then find it in your heart. You know what vintage stuff can make you happy. If you have a passion for music, then you may collect vinyl albums and play them on your vintage turntable.

  • Budget

It would be great to think about your budget, too. There are vintage turntables and cars that are still working well. So, this might cost you much. Home decors and clothing are less expensive, but sometimes it also depends on the quality, size, origin and the quantity of the items that you would like to collect. Therefore, the cost of your collectible varies.

There are collectors who do not mind spending just to have a piece of their collection. They think that any piece added to their collectible is something to be proud of. So, they continue collecting with or without spending because people they know may give gifts to add to their collection.

  • Maintenance

A collection needs proper care and maintenance. You must learn how to clean them or keep them away from dust or rust. You have to make sure that these items will be stored in a place, where you can see them together.

You have to organize them according to their size, color or origin. That is one way of inspiring you to collect more because you can clearly see what else is missing and what items are wanted.



Where to Get your Collection

  • Online Shops

The easiest way to find vintage items for sale is online. Here, you can find a wide variety of choices. You can find vintage turntables, lighting, home decors, clothing, vinyl and other stuff. The more choices you have, then the more chances of getting a piece for your collection.

But, the thing is that the price of the items is fixed and you can just see them through a picture. If you can communicate with the seller to show them via video calls or if the seller is not far from your location, then it would be good to pay a visit to see the vintage items on sale.

  • Vintage Shops

There are only a few vintage shops in the market. So, you are lucky to find one. It is an advantage for you because you can see and touch the vintage items right away. And then, if you like this piece to add to your collection, you better grab it before another does.