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The Waning and Waxing of Collecting - Cephus' Corner

The Waning and Waxing of Collecting

October 4th, 2014

nationalI guess my collecting goes in cycles.  I didn’t realize until a day or two ago that I’ve kind of wandered away from collecting stamps, until I got an e-mail from Delcampe saying they hadn’t seen me for a while and wanted to know what was wrong.  Well, nothing was wrong, stamp collecting just faded from my radar for a while.  It wasn’t because I disliked it, I wasn’t tired of it, I just… lost focus and interest.

And that’s not really a bad thing, I don’t think.

I went back and looked and I was ordering things off Delcampe and other online sites pretty regularly through maybe the middle of 2013.  Then I stopped.  I don’t know why I stopped, I don’t remember any reason for stopping, I don’t recall being bored with collecting stamps, I just didn’t do it anymore.  In fact, I still have a pile of stamps that need to be put away that I had entirely forgotten about until now.  And while doing that, it made me want to get right back into it.  Now I have a big order I’m about to place with a new online dealer that someone suggested to me and I’m looking forward to filling all of those holes in my albums!

So why did I stop?  I haven’t the slightest idea.  I just did.  In fact, looking back, I haven’t really been involved in much collecting of any kind for about a year. I get a few things here and there, I started a new Funko collection at Wondercon, yet haven’t bought a single new figure since then, otherwise… no collecting for me and I really have no clue why that is.  But now, I want to get back into it and I feel that I’ve had a palate cleanser and the opportunity to look at it again with semi-fresh eyes.

So what about you?  Do you start and stop collecting things are irregular intervals or do you just collect the same things for years on end?

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  • keijo says on: November 6, 2014 at 4:34 am

     

    Yep. Has happened for me too… Sometimes lives just gets in the way, and stamps/collecting are one of the easiest things to put aside for a while. No complaints from anyone. They just sit behind closed doors behind there’s enough time.

    -k-

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