Inflation Good for the Antiques & Collectible Market and Our Families This period of inflation gaining upon the American family might be just what's needed to revitalize our families, as well as the Antique and Collectible Markets.
Rather than finding it necessary to continually look for entertainment outside the home, the hike in prices can produce interest in family events and the sharing of common interests again. Like Collecting. Collecting is likely to become more popular, and from this interest, groups will be formed and deeper relationships forged.
Parents might even participate with their children, once again, in hobbies such as stamp and coin collecting. Some of my greatest joys are now coming from talking with my nine-year-old son about Snow Globes, Foreign Coins, Webkinz and Nascar. This is a great way for us to spend a quality afternoon or weekend. Many people were writing off the Antique and Collectible business, concerned that the younger generation was not interested in collecting anything other than high tech gadgets. But, this tightening of the family budget may produce the next crop of antique and art collectors.
If this close family scenario sounds like what goes on in the town of Mayberry, and Andy and Aunt Bea might be stopping over momentarily with a delicious out-of-the-oven apple pie to share with you, would that really be all that bad?
I truly believe that in addition to being good for the Antique and Collectible Business, the hard times ahead can be good for our families. By staying home and working together, money is saved and a real sense of joy and pleasure will return to our homes once more. No longer will we have to settle for the artificial pleasure that the world had convinced us we couldn’t live without.
These times seem to be returning, not by choice, but out of necessity. These changes in our lifestyle may leave us with withdrawal symptoms for a while, but in truth, it might be just what we need to get our sanity back. When we do, I’m guessing we’ll feel like we’ve found heaven on earth. When you get off a spinning merry-go-round, it’s often very difficult to keep your balance. But once you keep your feet planted firmly for awhile, it sure is going to feel great. What a great time this can be to reflect upon and see through clear eyes what a wonderful and magnificent world God created. And just maybe we’ll find some good antiques, too.
About Daryle Lambert:
Daryle S. Lambert is founder of the 31 Club, an antique and collectibles club where members learn about antiques, learn to buy and sell profitably, and reinvest profits for continued growth. The club is based upon his book, “31 Steps to Your Millions in Antiques & Collectibles.” His daily blog can ee found on the company website at www.31corp.com
Mr. Lambert has been a collector and dealer for over 40 years. During that time his entrepreneurial endeavors have included starting businesses in real estate, oil exploration, and financial securities. Throughout his career, his love of collecting and dealing in antiques and collectibles has remained a constant source of enjoyment and profit.