I have been collecting Made in Japan ceramics for more than 30 years, and I write books on the subject for Collector Books. I collect in many other areas as well. I belong to Portland's Rain of Glass, a nonprofit organization with a mandate of antique education, especially glassware.
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Thanks for the welcome. I don't have anything in particular that I collect. Whenever I come across an item with Japan on the bottom I know it is old. I like Japan made items that pleases my eye but not just anything made in Japan.
Now I think I know what happened, I forgot to hit Add Comment. Well anyway, my father was a pilot in the Air Force, and traveled to many countries. He would always send home something from wherever he would go. My sister passed away in 2007, so I inherited her keepsakes too. Now, I am 67, and would rather have the money than all of the keepsakes, and that way someone else could enjoy them too. I have figurines, dishes, vases, cloth, and many other things. Thank you for asking. Jo
Well the way it started for me is I just needed a break from homework so.I started going to resale shops and learned these places are crawling with cool stuff and I love wierd looking things and figurines so now I just keep picking up all these little things and have no clue as to what some of them are, so I will reswarc some of the info if there are matkings, that is how I ended up with my Corday statue, I don't know what im gonna do with her but I have her, and a.whole bunch.of other stuff im trying to figure out too.