Episode 39 – Collectionizing

*Stamps * Postcards * Handbags * Smurfs * Books * Rocks * Jewelry * Depression Glass * Antiques * Bottle caps * Bras * Coins * Shot Glasses * Cats * Tea Cups * Barbies * Photos * Records * Socks * Manhole covers * Carpet samples * Dust *

Collections are as varied and unique as the collector. The big question is WHY?

This week we are joined by our friends Katy and Mary to talk about collections and collecting. As it happens with friends, we go down rabbit holes, mole holes, pyramid passageways and department store isles. This one goes off the rails a bit!

We set out to discuss the urge to collect and the history of collecting but after we finished, some new ideas surfaced; the urge to collect information, experiences and stories. And, of course, more questions: How do collections shape one’s identity? Is collecting a form of “play”?

Join us on this rambling tour of collections!

Good ol’ wikipedia has this to say about collecting:

“The hobby of collecting includes seeking, locating, acquiring, organizing, cataloging, displaying, storing, and maintaining items that are of interest to an individual collector. Collections differ in a wide variety of respects, most obviously in the nature and scope of the objects contained, but also in purpose, presentation, and so forth. The range of possible subjects for a collection is practically unlimited, and collectors have realised a vast number of these possibilities in practice, although some are much more popular than others.”

Also, Check out Atlas Obscura for some unique collections: https://www.atlasobscura.com/categories/unique-collections

Tell us about YOUR collections and tune in where ever podcasts are….wait for it….. collected ; )


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