Thursday, May 23, 2013

The Thrill Of Buying Collections Versus Acquiring Collectibles One At A Time

Buying Collections Can Be Fun

If you are lucky, every now and then you come across an already put together collection of this or that. I have bought collections of "cows", "poodles", "dolls", "head vases", "planters" etc.  While I  get a kick out of coming home with what in the antique industry is a referred to as a "lot" (a grouping of items) some people prefer to hunt for their treasures one item at a time. I have even heard people say that when they buy someone else's collection they don't feel the same thrill as when they acquire one collectible at a time. I'm wondering what my readers think? Are you a one at a time buyer or  do you get a kick out of finding a whole collection of similar goodies in one sweep?

Image courtesy of Special Joys Doll Shop, Coventy, CT

C. Dianne Zweig is the author of Hot Kitchen & Home Collectibles of the 30s, 40s, 50s and Hot Cottage Collectibles for Vintage Style Homes. She is also the Editor of I Antique Online an actively growing internet based resource community for people who buy, sell or collect antiques, collectibles and art. You can find Dianne’s fabulous retro and vintage kitchen, home and cottage collectibles at The Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford, CT, a 22,000 feet antique emporium with an in-house retro cafĂ©. To read more articles by C. Dianne Zweig click on this link: C. Dianne Zweig’s Blog Kitsch ‘n Stuff Email me at Visit my website, Dianne is a member of: The American Society of Journalists and Authors The Society of Professional Journalists


  1. Seems to me that a find is a find - whether in a lot or one at a time. I can see why people might feel this way though, half the time, it's the thrill of the hunt that makes buying it so much fun!

  2. I agree. If the collection has numerous items I love, it is just as fun as coming across that single great item.