The Least You Should Know Series is about collecting anything, but this post is about collecting something entirely different. It’s still a passion for many a collector, but it’s not your run-of-the-mill type Royal Doulton Figurines, or Tiffany Lamps. Some of you would find collecting beautiful China a little on the boring side. That’s why this post is for you, it’s about Curiosity and Oddities Collecting. Let’s say this subject matter is a little out of the normal realm of, piggy bank collecting.
If you find yourself not making the cut for the PGA golf tournament or the US Open then you can always go to plan B. the fun of Collecting golfing memorabilia or golf-related novelties.
There will be a slight difference in pay but you’re “somewhat” still in the golfing scene. So stop chasing that little white ball around and consider collecting golf memorabilia or golf novelties instead.
Here is a Little History on Golfing
According to GolfEurope.com golfing originated in Scotland around the 15 century, some, say it was traced back to the Sung Dynasty 960 BC in China. Whatever you believe or not, golfing “anything” is BIG business. Whether you’re into pro golfing with the PGA or you do the 9 hole golf course in an old abandoned stone quarry, “which by the way is a cheaper way to go”.
It was suggested to me to write about old time “Cigar Box Guitars”, and I said, “SAY WHAT”! What is a cigar box guitar? You’re talking to a person that doesn’t know the difference between fret-boards to a banjo string. This subject matter of old-time instruments is a totally new topic for me, but maybe . . . that’s OK … I’ll learn. Research on Old Time Instruments material is the real fun part of blogging and the subject matter on cigar box guitars did get my Mo-Jo working.
“A poor man’s cigar box guitar…Eh”. I can do this!
I used to be an avid cigar smoker so I am familiar with the different styles and sizes of boxes. Hell, I used to collect them for a hobby. This topic could be right up my alley. I enjoy music, but … that’s as far as my talent goes with making instruments.
∞ ∞ The most asked question would be, what are good things to collect? Well, you’re in luck. In my series of 50 “The Least You Should Know” is about “Collecting”, anything. And this edition is about collecting little old Marbles.
The wonderful world of marbles and why should I collect them you say? The answer is, it’s a fun colorful hobby and they don’t take up a lot of room. To most folks, it brings back fond memories from childhood. They’re cheap or reasonable to buy at flea markets and auctions. When you get real good at identifying the scarce ones from the ordinary ones, they could become a good investment. Continue reading