The adventures and soul searching self-discovery of a crusty old comic collector on a budget. I'll post stuff that catches my attention in a "Rant Du Jour" fashion and talk about random stuff that strikes me. Also I'll talk about the more interesting comics I add to the personal stash.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
The State of Collecting..
My Uncle, (my wife's' uncle to be more correct) is big into Breweriana. (Beer related collectables) He has openers, posters, advertising pieces, pre-prohibition, post prohibition, steins, mugs, match strikers.
Some phenomenal interesting 1 of a kind type stuff..
So I asked him who gets into this kind of stuff? What does the average collector look like and who are they. Most typically they are men in their 30's - 40's who have never married with extra cash to spend.
Not many kids or women - price points of desirable items were becoming a barrier to entry. This felt really familiar to me. I think it will resonate with most of you that read this..
Are there any collecting hobbies where this isn't the case.. but rather is growing, appealing to a diverse audience that has material relatively inexpensive?
I'd be curious to know if such a thing exists.
I sometimes worry that comics will become obsolete and about as meaningful as a phonograph cylinder.