Collecting as a hobby can be fun and educational. It is an age old practice with rich cultural history and it can mean different things to different people. Building a collection indirectly leads to honing a wide range of skills such as seeking, acquiring, organising, cataloguing, storing, maintaining, and displaying.
Collecting comes naturally to some as they get drawn to patterns and variations, and some acquire with disciplined approach. Collections can cost nothing or it can cost a lot depending on your interests. The collectibles can vary from antiques that are at least 100 years old to natural and historical objects to recreation of originals and other commercial items. Some of the world’s most popular collecting areas are postage stamps, coins, autographs, matchboxes, art, books and much more.