Monday, June 05, 2006


Over the weekends some friends came over and we started talking about collections. It turns out most people have had some sort of collection at one time or another. A female friend collects Barbies, she has over a hundred and she also collects vintage aprons and compacts. She said she used to collect old toasters and kitchen implements, but she has been whittling down those two collections.

From the time I was in high school until a few years ago I collected buttons. I had quite a nice collection, some campaign buttons, but a lot of other types as well. I ended up selling the entier collection on eBay. I still collect volvelles, Fiesta Ware pitchers, library post cards, Christmas nutcrackers, Boyd Bears-I've stopped collecting these and I am thinking of selling my collection, map hankies, floaty pens and group photographs. The floaty pens and group photographs are the two latest collections. I've often wondered what makes some people collectors and others not. My mother used to collect miniatures and bells, but she stopped collecting. A. doesn't collect anything at all. I always find it interesting to see what people collect.

What is stopping me from selling my Boyd Bears is mostly laziness. That and not knowing how much each one is worth. I think the latest price guide I have is the latest one published and it's not current at all. If anyone knows of anyone who is knowledgeable about Boys Bears please let me know. This is Auntie Iola. She was retired in 1997 and she's 10 inches tall. Cute huh.

"Age simply doesn't enter into it! The older the friend, the more he is valued, particularly when he shows so visibly the characteristics that we all look for in friends. You have only to look at a genuine teddy's face to see at once the loyalty, common sense, and above all, dependability behind it."
-Peter Bull

1 comment:

The Laundress said...

Hey there Ms.Libby,

I am not collecting anything but often wonder what I would collect if not so scatterbrained.

My only floaty pen is from "Bitch" magazine. No bears whatsover, but love yours. Husband has an unintentional collection of Wisconsin political buttons.

Funniest thing I have seen lately:
house down the street went on the market. The teenager who was living there dug every political yard sign her parents had saved out of the garden shed and posted them in the yard. So besides the "For Sale" sign, they had about fifty other signs. I think her daddy made her put them away, were only up for about two days.

Do you think they moved 'em to the new house?