Collect ROA, Cossack, Schuma and other WW2 Volunteer militaria.
"Be Humble and kind, for you may find that it was Odin you entertained"
If one collects for investment then I know of some very attractive northern muskeg I would like to sell you.
Collecting is a conduit to history, a connection to the past, an appreciation for the trials and tribulations soldiers endured, an educational purpose, an occupation of interest.
But it is not an investment in this day and age.
I've never had a lot of money to collect with, and the items I sell usually make a big loss. I always try and sell things below market price. And the majority of the time below what I paid.
I think of it as a hobby, really. I like the history. I have barely a collection left. Majority of it being sold to fund trips to Dublin to meet collectors and the Sos. A lot again has been given away to younger collectors. Cause I know how tough it is to collect on a small budget.
Right now I'm just focusing on expanding my collection of Books. I have a small job and have a list of books I want to get when I get payed.
Best regards, Patrick
I collect for the enjoyment of it, It's nice to have pieces of history in your possession;aswell as looking at all the different makers of awards. Hope to have an complete KVK collection soon.
I collect for the personal enjoyment of collecting, and the preservation of historic items. The stuff I collect has a very small amount of collectors that have interest in it, so if I were to sell up I know most of the collectors who would buy it and profit would be small or none, but I probably would not lose too much money. We have all overpaid for items we really really wanted at one time or another and that being said there are items that I will be very hard pressed to profit from if viewed from an investment standpoint. I also collect due to mild O.C.D. as many collectors have, but few admit.
I just like collecting this stuff, it's great having historic items to look at like these. I see them on a doco, see pics of them in a book or a movie and then go into my room and play with the real thing, how goods that!! Just glad I don't have a fascination for Ferrari's or something, I'd be a twisted and bitter old fart cos I'll never afford one of them!