What are Ocean County’s Collectors Collecting?
Someone just paid a lot of money for a lock of hair. According to the Associated Press, some strands of General Custer's hair was sold at auction for $12,500. That's 6 times the pre-auction value! So I have a question: "Why???"
I'm not really a collector of anything so I guess I can't really understand a collector's mindset. I imagine if you're into war memorabilia, that hair would be a good get. Seriously, the seller made out like a bandit! That's a great return on investment!
Do YOU collect any types of memorabilia? What's the most you've ever paid or sold a piece for?
As I'm re-reading this I realize I USED to be a collector something: things related to koalas, the Australian marsupial I adore. But it was never to turn a profit.
I'm interested in knowing what YOU collect and whether you do it for pleasure or as an investment. Please comment below.