Monthly Archives: October 2017

  1. Being a number 1 of a million number ones

    Being a number 1 of a million number ones

    Working with the shop seeing all kinds of merchandise of artists, made me remember my younger years. I was a huge Fan of the Boy Band Take That. They made me cry, laugh and I really loved them truly and forever for 3 whole years like a crazy person.

    Looking at the young ones these days they also have this crazy love for Justin Bieber, Direct, Selena Gomes and all those younger singers. I did notice that these crushes of the younger fans exist more often towards younger artists. Probably because they can relate more to them. I remember going to all their concerts and clapping my hands like an out of control seal and screaming my longs out knocking my voice out for 2 days. But In the end it was so worth it. It felt like I was doing this for them and I would do anything for them.

    My room was full of posters, my collection was huge and I taped everything on television (in these times we still had video recorders). It gave me a mission and nothing else mattered except for

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  2. Competition: who is the greatest collector

    Competition: who is the greatest collector

    We all love collectibles. They are very well designed, highly priced and rare to find after a few years. A good collection never decreases in market value and continues to be interesting for many generations. The reasons to start with a collection vary from personal reasons to economical reasons. Some people have their house stocked with sealed Lego boxes to sell them later with a nice profit, others have their childhood Barbie dolls in a showcase closet as reminder of the good old days. Both are very valuable in a personal and economical way. They bring pride and satisfaction even giving a sense of purpose. People feel committed to these products and want to preserve them for their own fulfillment. Profiting from them or giving them to the next generation of sons and daughters. Creating a unique collection, being committed to it and knowing its value are the 3 characteristics what make a great collector.

    I have different collectibles but I am extremely proud of my

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