Monday, August 06, 2012

Benefits of Collecting

Hobby: Collecting Precious Items

Are you fond of collecting things that can be memorable to you? It is better to collect items that will let you remember the history of certain places and events. Each time you see the things you would like to collect; it is like time travel that brings you back to the ancient days. There are crystals and other rock formations that can be found in the mountains. In the Philippines, there are various mountains and underground rivers that contain different types of rocks. However, these things cannot be collected because the government protects them. Sometimes attachment to other important things is real. If you really cannot collect stones or rocks, then do not hesitate to collect books, magazines and stuff that are available back in the 70’s and 80’s. 

Collection of Books

We know that some collectors become entrepreneurs just by selling books. There are old books that can be gathered and these pages are really thick. Others are more interested in the story about vengeance while some readers prefer to read stories about related to police investigation. Crimes, syndicates, horror stories and fantasies are the ones that are often considered by people today. You see, we don’t read just about anything. Collection of books is an interesting hobby but there are specific titles and types you need to look at. Books are easier to collect but other things such as watches, rocks and jewelries sometimes allow you to go out and canvass. For others who are practical, they can look for books that are sold at a lower price. Typically, these are second hand books that cost much cheaper than the usual ones. These can be bought from different stores that offer huge discounts. If you’ve read books at home, it will be a good idea to collect them instead of giving them away. Others usually sell it to earn a little. The decision is all yours.

Collection of Magazines

Do you like reading magazines on your spare time? Have you ever thought of collecting them? Before making a final decision, it is important to consider certain categories. These can be technology, science, health and fitness, lifestyle, show business and sports. Actually, there are other things to be added here but let us just name a few. Just like books, collectors can have a chance of buying magazines from owners who offer a book sale. Please don’t throw away magazines that seem to be uninteresting. Let’s face the fact that readers have different tastes. If magazines are about nature and fashion, you need to put them in the proper order and category. Some collectors usually remember the dates, featured personality and added articles. Even if there are topics that seem to be boring, these will still add to a wide range of your collection. To have a good collection of books, it is recommended that these still have introduction and pages are all complete. It is a good move to show the book’s authenticity.

The purpose of collecting items is to show your interests. There are things that have a real connection to the past and these will be your collection.

Jevelme Frago is a freelance writer for, a website providing shipping tips such as  how to ship,  how to pack items, which packing supplies to use and many more. Get connected with her on  Twitter and  Facebook.

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