Your treasures and collection hold the key to who you really are.
A research study shows that chosen objects are indicative of certain personality traits.
You’re emotional if some of your favorite collectibles include old books, campaign buttons, vintage clothing or furniture. You’re a nurturing nostalgic person who enjoys reminiscing about days gone by, and are often prompted by feelings of patriotism. You have a deep appreciation of history and beauty.
You’re expressive if you only buy what you like—usually celebrity, sports and brand-licensed collectibles, offbeat pictures and pottery-and view your collection as a private passion you indulge in for personal pleasure.You strive for self-expression, and your collection makes a statement about who you are, what you value and how you view the world.
You’re acquisitive if you seek out limited editions – plates, dolls, figurines, plastic models, – and build your collection for its intrinsic value and investment potential. You buy withyour head rather than your heart.
How to get value for your money
Here are three things a professional buyer looks for to guarantee her collection is a good investment:
If you find something that you really love, chances are others will find the item appealing, too.
Unique, hand-crafted items will increase in value a lot faster than any that are mass-produced and thus more widely available.
Look for items that are as close to mint condition as possible. A missing piece from a set or flaked or faded paint will detract from the value of a collectible.