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