I love antiques and collectibles and began collecting at 11. My mother started me in collecting glass dogs and later I graduated to trains. Today I collect Weller (my last name) and fishing items. I learned the love of collecting at an early age and this continues till today at my store Holly Hill Antiques
I just got to thinking, I am not seeing all that many young people doing collecting anymore. I realize with the recession they may not be able to afford it and this sport may be - for a time reserved for the rich older folks. Or it may be that the younger crowd opts for a simpler decor without all the clutter you sometimes see that an older collector has. I don't have the answer and am looking for your feedback and possibly some ways an antique and collectibles seller can stimulate some interest in collecting within the younger crowd. Also - what are the young folks collecting these days?
Dave - an older more cluttered collector