Collecting Stuff – Teen Edition

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The Teenager’s Guide To Collecting Practically Anything
Smaridge and Hunter
1972

This book is just a very superficial guide to collecting stuff. The book gives a snippet on stamps, coins, rocks, and a few other traditional hobbies. The illustrations are terrible and it looks dated. However, this book does give you youngsters a glimpse of what was hip for the day.  The first proto-emoticon, smiley face is one of the selected collectibles. I have no idea if any of the trends of pet rocks, Bicentennial stuff, or other crap has any value today. My husband and I still have a good vinyl collection. Although he has been trying to make me dump my overly teen girl album by Bread.  My fourteen year old self thought that was the BEST ALBUM EVER and probably cost me at least 2 weekends of babysitting to buy.

The librarian in me does appreciate the cataloging of one’s collectibles. Weed it, please.

Mary

collecting for teens inside flap getting information what to collect maintaing a catalog coin collecting

 

11 comments

  1. Mary, didn’t this just break you heart?

    I found her diary underneath a tree
    And started reading about me
    The words she’s written took me by surprise
    You’d never read them in her eyes
    They said that she had found the love she waited for
    Wouldn’t you know it, she wouldn’t show it
    When she confronted with the writing there
    Simply pretended not to care
    I passed it off as just in keeping with
    Her total disconcerting air
    And though she tried to hide
    The love that she denied
    Wouldn’t you know it, she wouldn’t show it
    And as I go through my life, I will give to her my wife
    All the sweet things that I can find
    I found her diary underneath a tree
    And started reading about me
    The words began stick and tears to flow
    Her meaning now was clear to see
    The love she’d waited for was someone else not me
    Wouldn’t you know it, she wouldn’t show it
    And as I go through my life, I will wish for her his wife
    All the sweet things that she can find
    All the sweet things they can find

  2. It may have been all right for its day. But since the teens this was targeted at are about 60 years old now, I’d say its day has long passed.

  3. How many teenagers collected door handles, irons, cash registers, door knockers, and whatever that thing is above the bell (a bent letter opener?)?!?

  4. A book that old wouldn’t mention pop culture figurines, collector Barbies, and Funko Pops. So most of the things teens collect today.

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