As you grow the collection you love you may want to create a simple spreadsheet to keep a record of the items you’ve acquired.
Looking for collectibles with value? Remember where you stored those toys from childhood? Seek and find then research on them Internet you could be pleasantly surprised.
When you can’t acquire everything associated to what you collect; specialize! For me, realizing I couldn’t possibly afford every little Beatle thing, I focused on collecting items from the movie “A Hard Day’s Night” one of my favorite periods in their history.
If attending a live auction have a firm budget to spend. This helps from being swept up into a bidding fervor. It can be fun to observe but it’s never fun to overpay for an item.
When it’s possible try to get a provenance on your collectible before you buy. That said, if you are the first owner start one!
Ever dumpster dive for a collectible? I know, “Ew, gross!” But it’s just a term to illustrate you basically dug it up or saved it from the trash, right?
Depending on how intent you are to buy in person, wherever you find your chosen collectibles; develop a list of items this prevents duplication (unless of course having two or more of a piece is your intention).
If you go to live auctions maintain a “take it or leave it” mind-set; because this type of buying can yield some of your greatest economic wins for a collection.
When filling those “holes” in your collection research prices, if appropriate. What’s the best deal you ever got on a collectible?
One caveat of buying collectibles on-line is not being able to touch it, turn it over and thoroughly examine it, which can be important with one-of-a-kind pieces.