So, you’re a collector of old things or just have a fascination with the past
Maybe you’re a history buff or just occasionally go down memory lane. Maybe you just want to decorate your rec. room/man cave with unusual things, well, … then you’re not alone.
Collecting unusual items from your past and collecting Antiques are the latest craze. We all love artifacts that we see, touch, and remember from days gone by like that heirloom broach grandma gave you, you know, the one that was handed down to her from her mom. Ah … ”There’s one just like it”!
Look at that Roy Rodgers cowboy suit. I remember wearing one when I was a lot, a …lot …younger.
So here’s a story of a lady walking down the aisle at a Big Antique Mall. She looked like she was a little distressed so I asked her if there was anything I could do for her. She turned around and said that she was having one of those memorable moments from years gone by, and a few tears ran down her cheeks.
- Now there’s a lady that had a good childhood, so yeah, some things do have a good effect on people.
- It’s healthy to jog the good memories of your days gone by.
The Hard Work
Look at how simple the machines were made back then. No computers to do the math, lasers to form, shape, or cut out your parts. They were all calculated by slide rule (you know a tool that looks like a piece of wood with numbers on it. How could they have done that?
Did you ever look at an Apple Peeler from the early days? The machine peels one apple at a time, not 50…….ONE at a time!!
Look at those ordinary house nails. Before the industrial revolution, they were made one at a time, hand-forged, shaped …. one nail at a time and not a thousand nails an hour … but one nail at a time.
These handmade square shank nails are collectible items on their own. In 2017, they were being sold for $1-$2.00 a nail.
Look at that big sturdy looking antique picture frame. You’d have to mortgage your house for it today and look how solid that kitchen table is for being 100 years old.
How about that porcelain service station sign. That would look good in my Mancave/garage!!
But you have to dig real deep to buy those signs. They are really pricey.
Some people collect because it could be a good “investment”, but most collect because of the beauty, the history, or stories these antiques and collectibles could tell.
Whatever the Reason,
Collect and buy antiques because you enjoy the hunt, the fun, the nostalgia, and the memories, and let’s not forget the hard work that went into everything made in those days. so … “HUNTAWAY”
REMEMBER WHAT THEY SAY
“If you have any more than 3 items the same,
“You’re already considered a collector.”