The Universe of Collectibles

galaxyIt’s easy for knife collectors to see the knife world as all there is.

We can get so zoomed in on our hobby, industry, associations, economic trends that could impact our values, show attendance, old and new collectors, the next generation, counterfeits, etc…..that it is easy to forget knife collecting is but one galaxy in the entire universe of collectibles.

There are thousands of other “worlds” inside the universe of collectibles.

We all know about the famous artwork collected. We drool over the cars bought and sold at Barrett Jackson each year –one day I would love to own an original Shelby GT500, incidentally.

Then you have fishing lures, duck decoys, beer cars, antique toy metal banks (one collection just sold for $400,000), coins, paper money, flags, guns, stamps, wine, manuscripts, star wars ornaments (my wife has one of these going), and even “old” computers (even Apple Computers!) are among items being collected, just to name a very few.

Each collectible world is continually buzzing with buying and selling every day. And it blows me away to try to get my mind around the entire universe of collectibles -in terms of dollars involved, types of items collected, energy and time spent, and the number of collectors and their demographics.

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