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10 ways to encourage kids to collect

10 ways to encourage kids to collect | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it

There’s a lot of discussion, sometimes couched as a “panic,” about how there are not enough kids interested in collecting. Whether you are concerned about the collecting industry or not, there are valid reasons to get kids interested in the hobby.


Collecting teaches children how to manage money, how to negotiate, how to value objects, how to organize, and, if you (and they) are lucky, they can also learn to appreciate craftsmanship, love history, and a whole lot more.

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Vintage Pin-Ups For The Nursery | Inherited Values

Vintage Pin-Ups For The Nursery | Inherited Values | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it

Once upon a time, brightly-colored graphics on pressed layers of cardboard in the shape of characters from nursery rhymes, Mother Goose stories, and other childhood tales covered the walls in baby nurseries and children's bedrooms.

 

 

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The story of vintage Dolly Toy Co. coardboard wall decor for nurseries and children's rooms. (Lots of pics, including vintage advertising, and a surprise celebrity!)

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Antique “Stuffed” Child’s Chair

Antique “Stuffed” Child’s Chair | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it

American Chair Co. furniture is so nice, it is mentioned at many fine collectible furniture websites as fine examples of Arts & Crafts furniture, even mentioned with names such as Stickley.

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