I am intrigued by antiquities and novel items. I like things that connect me to a different time and place. When I come across something unique, whether it is for sale or part of somebody else's collection, I have to inquire.
My father was a collector as well who specialized in United States, World and Ancient coinage. He collected sculptures in bronze, jade and ivory. He collected wood carvings and porcelain. He had a collection of hand knotted rugs. He would seek out unique items whether they were newspaper clippings or very difficult to find items.
I have been bitten by the same bug. However finances and limited space have put guardrails on my collection.
- Coins - I enjoy United States dimes and half dimes and Gupta Dynasty coinage
- Books - I have a fair numismatic reference library and a number of poker books including the original Confessions of a Poker Player and Foster's Practical Poker
- Firearms - I have a Civil War handgun; I have bought and sold WWII era rifles; I own a Colt King Cobra and a Ruger 10/22 built with iron sights
- Household Goods - I came across a really interesting collection of clothes irons at an estate sale and could not help but purchase one.
- Toys - I bought a doll house for the kids and sold it, but kept a cast iron stove and some other miniature furniture
- Strength Equipment - I bought a York blob and am very interested in unique and vintage gym equipment. I will be purchasing a set of SYQQ barbell collars and am smitten with the Eleiko Hybrid barbell. I would gladly pay for vintage globe dumbbell, If I came across one in the 55-80# range. I like strongman stuff as well.
This post was prompted by my recent searches for York Deep Dish or York Machined Olympic plates. Fortunately, I did not come across anything particularly interesting.