How to start collecting?

If you’re currently in the market for a new hobby, why not consider collecting? Collecting is a great way to show off your passion for something and can be an inexpensive hobby, depending on what you choose to collect. Regardless of your age or level of expertise, if you’re interested in collecting, you should give it a go. Decide what you want to collect. The most important step in starting a collection is selecting what you want to collect. To do this, consider your interests. Do you like history? Maybe you would like collecting old stamps or coins. Do you enjoy reading? Perhaps you would prefer to collect books. Are you a big traveler? Maybe maps are more your speed. Whatever you pick, make sure it’s something you’re passionate about. Other ideas of things you can collect include autographs, watches, wines, art, hats, figurines, cups, shot glasses, key-chains and postcards. If you like spending time outside, try making your collection nature-based. Consider ...

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    • Stamp Collecting The world’s first adhesive postage stamp was the Penny Black, printed for the British postal service by an American named Jacob Perkins on May 6, 1840. Two days later, a blue two-penny or “Tuppeny blue” stamp ...

      Stamp Collecting

      22/12/2017
    • The History of Russian Porcelain An Introduction to Russian Porcelain       If you'd like to shop for fine Imperial porcelain tableware, click here. If you'd like to shop for fine Imperial porcelain ...

      Lomonosov Collectible Porcelain

      22/12/2017
    • Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a tree, mince pies, presents and of course a tin of Quality Street sweets. Since 1936, Nestlé Quality Street has been enjoyed by families across the UK and the sweets’ distinctive jewelled wrappers are ...

      Collecting Machintosh’s Quality Street Tins

      22/12/2017
    • Must Have Lenses for Beginners   In this post, I will show you the essential lenses and filters you need. One of the exciting facets of DSLR photography is the ability to change lenses. Getting a handle on the different type of ...

      Must Have Lenses for Beginners

      21/12/2017
    • Recording moments. Moments that have passed, even as the shutter clicks. It’s no wonder photography is bound so deeply to nostalgia, sending us down memory lane to simpler times. But the hobby — the art — is deeper still; the equipment you ...

      Collecting Film Cameras

      21/12/2017
    • If you’re currently in the market for a new hobby, why not consider collecting? Collecting is a great way to show off your passion for something and can be an inexpensive hobby, depending on what you choose to collect. Regardless of your age or ...

      How to start collecting?

      16/12/2017
    • Mantel clocks (also known as mantle or shelf clocks) were inexpensive to make and affordable to own, which explains why they were one of the most popular clocks in the 18th and 19th centuries. Part decoration, part practical timepiece, mantel ...

      Antique Mantel Clocks

      16/12/2017
    • British military men first used leather wristlets to wear small pocket watches on their wrists from circa 1885, and they were the first large group or section of the population to routinely wear purpose made wristwatches with wire lugs, a ...

      Great War Trench Watches

      16/12/2017
    • Carriage clocks are always sought after especially those carriage clocks by the well-known Paris makers of the Victorian period such as Henri Jacot, Alfred Drocourt, Margaine, Le Roy, amongst other top carriage clock makers. Not only are ...

      Carriage Clocks

      12/12/2017
    • Collecting Guide: Clocks Specialist Celia Harvey offers five points to consider when buying a clock, from age and condition to the reputation of the manufacturer 1. Pick a style that suits your interior There are so many different types ...

      Collecting Clocks

      12/12/2017

Great War Trench Watches

British military men first used leather wristlets to wear small pocket watches on their wrists from circa 1885, and they were the first large group or section of the population to routinely wear purpose made wristwatches with wire lugs, a design claimed by Dimier Brothers in 1903 which is discussed at Déposé No. 9846. The Great War was the first time in British Army history that battles were conducted by generals in remote field headquarters from where they could not see the front ...

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