Today I want to talk about
Over my life time I have had quite a few collections. My very first, that I can recall was stamp collecting.
Please note: None of the photos used are of my own collects.
They are all packed up tight.
I would go through all of my mom's purses and check each envelope I found for a stamp. I loved the hunt! Then I started ordering the ones I would see on the back of magazines. I was so thrilled when they arrived! Stamp collecting was short lived for me.
Next? Collecting autographs. I started this when I was about 18myears old. I'm still collecting to this day, though I haven't actively requested any in a couple of years. I built my collection through the mail, through email, and have even had the wonderful opportunity to acquire many in person.
In an upcoming Off Topic day, I'll share with you some of my favorite signatures. I've had so many lovely replies.
I have also collected comic books, and non-sports trading cards.
I've sold my comic books, but I still have every trading card. I just can't bring myself to let them go.
Another big collection of mine has been Raggedy Ann items. Dolls, books, toys, figurines, all things Raggedy. Of course Andy and their friends are a part of the collection.
My collection of Raggedys started once I was an adult. As a child, I had a Raggedy Ann shaped pillow. (See photo above of pillow Andy, bottom row, standing behind the row of girl dolls. My Raggedy Ann pillow was made like that.)
One Christmas, I believe in my 20s, by mother gave me a plaque called "My Raggedy Ann". I cried when I read it. That was all it took. I now have a collection of close to 300 Raggedy items.
I don't really actively collect anything now. Only so much room, plus I tend to get obsessed.
I do have a few things I've found while thrifting for items to resell, that I have held onto. A few little adorable elephant figurines, a couple of hand carved wooden animals, an amazing vase, and figures that are reading books or have to do with books. That sounds like a lot I know, but all total I think it's less than a dozen items and, with the exception of the vase, they are all small items.
I CAN QUIT ANYTIME I WANT!
Okay my friends, it's your turn.
Do you collect anything?
I'd love to hear about it!