When it comes right down to it, I just don’t care a lick for my Mom’s collection of carousel horse figurines, or TheRealBoy’s array of musical instruments. I’m happy it makes them happy, but that’s it. You’d think I’d be invested in my own collections (say, maybe my Doctor Who action figures) but now that those are packed away, I don’t much miss them and I’m left to wonder why I spent all that money along the way.
What compels people to collect? What do you collect? Why?