Lansing, Michigan, United States
I'm 18 years old, passionate about history, antiques and family. I know I'll be collecting forever!!!
My profile picture is an enhanced photo of my great great grI'm 18 years old, passionate about history, antiques and family. I know I'll be collecting forever!!!
My profile picture is an enhanced photo of my great great grandfather's freemason cuff links.
I have an extensive vintage sheet music collection, consisting of about 750 pieces & growing. I collect Avon decanters, my collection consists of about 90 decanters & also growing - not included in that count is my complete Avon chess set. Besides my larger collections, I also gravitate toward vintage liquor decanters, antique bottles, beer steins, cigar boxes, tins, records, unique books (old & not), anything made of paper (newspapers, advertising, etc). If I stumble upon other things that catch my eye, I try to pick them up for a reasonable price. I really love Masonic/ Eastern Star memorabilia. I'm hooked on presidential "things," I have a large photo of Harry S. Truman on my wall. Currently, I'm obsessed with local stuff! I love anything from Michigan, Lansing in particular, it's just incredible. I love preserving history and do what I can!!!
I usually don't pay much more than $5.00 for any one piece of my collection - but I DO only buy quality. I do have an old violin in my collection that I know nothing about (but cost me $50.00).
I collect what the American Pickers call "Smalls."
I obtain pieces of my collection from antique malls and shops, flea markets, garage sales, estate sales & I'm lucky enough to have been given a lot of things that people know I like. When buying, I'm not one of those hard negotiators - I generally pay what people want out of their products. However it's the other side of the coin when selling. I typically don't sell pieces of my collection, but when I do the buyer has a rough time - I don't budge on my prices!
I am a hoarder of family heirlooms. Whenever the opportunity arises to have an heirlooms, I jump on it. I have a wide variety of things that belonged to my ancestors: books, jewelry, and most importantly PHOTOS. I love family photos, and I have most of my family photo collection digitized. I am hardcore into researching my family genealogy; you can probably gather that from my posts here on CW.
I hope everyone is as intrigued by my collection as I am with theirs.
ALSO-- It's called collecting not hoarding! I've been called both.
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