People love to collect things. There are often items you cherish from your childhood or have a nostalgic sentiment from days gone by. Whether you collect sneakers or artwork, the possibilities of what you can keep is never ending
But what are the most popular items collected in the US? According to LifeStorage they are as follows:
- Antiques: This is a very broad category but I think first we need to define the difference between “antique” and “vintage.” Retrokids says, “An antique is an old collectable item. An item should be at least 100 years old to be defined as an antique. Generally speaking if the item is not older than an antique but not younger than 20 years, it falls under the term “vintage.” Collecting antiques is so popular that it will likely always remain #1.
- Vinyl Records: More and more music artists are releasing their latest works on vinyl records. There is something about the pop and hiss of vinyl on a turntable the many music collectors love. The site music marketing guy lists five reasons artists are flocking to this format. One such reason is that vinyl provides a more emotional and physical immersive experience. There is something to be said about holding a shiny black vinyl record by its edges and placing it on a turntable that people love. If you appreciate music then you likely appreciate those who collect vinyl records.
- Comic Books: Comic book collecting has been popular ever since the first comic book was released in 1933. Many people argue that comic books are really books. However, Time Magazine lists the Watchmen as one of the greatest novels of all time! These literary works are not just resigned to super heroes though. Wikibooks lists the following genres: alternative/esoteric, manga, science fiction, fantasy, action/adventure, horror, humor, romance, children’s, and adult. There is truly something for everyone.
Whether you enjoy collecting objects, music, visual art or literature, collecting will continue to be an American pastime for years to come.
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