Collectible Advertising Brochures
Collectible Advertising Brochures - surprisingly popular!
They are a surprisingly popular hobby, pursued the world over. Before you disregard them as mere slips of paper, take note that collectible advertising brochures are in fact a historical record of the time in which they were produced. Not only do they give information about the events or lifestyle during that particular period, the many creative forms that these collectible advertising brochures are available in, is in itself a major attraction.
Collectors even trace the history of printing through collectible advertising brochures. Some of the most popular types amongst collectible advertising brochures include copperplate engraving, lithography, stereotyping, steel-plate engraving, chromolithography or modern offset and laser printing. These also form a set of categories under which some collectors specialize.
Before you begin collecting understand the different kinds of collectible advertising brochures that are available to you. Most collectors collect brochures under specific categories such as Harley-Davidson advertising brochures, soda advertising brochures etc. Start by selecting a category that interests you. This will not only make your search easier, it will also make your collection more valuable.
After you have decided on a category, read up about it as much as possible. Make use of the Internet as well as numerous books written on the subject by experts. Joining a collector's group is another great way to pick up tips and even great deals. Such groups can be found in abundance on the Internet, though if you have a local group then that is your best option.
While looking at a potential buy, remember to check every aspect of the collectible advertising brochure. Study the art work, illustrations, fonts, colors and types of paper. As you repeat this exercise over several advertising brochures, you will realize that one can actually follow the evolution of design through them.
Now if you are going to invest your time and money in collectible advertising brochures, you need to ensure that you have a secure and dry place to store them. Your storage space should be able to protect the advertising brochures from moisture and mildew, finger prints, smudges and insects. At the same time, you would want your collection to be visible. Keeping all these factors in mind, it is recommended that you keep your brochures in a dehumidified place. Create a special showcase which is air-tight, or as close to it as possible, if you want to display your enviable collection in style.
As a serious collector, you should keep yourself abreast of news and events related to your area of interest. Visit websites and blogs on collectible advertising brochures created by other collectors such as the blog ‘Collectible Brochures'.
Make frequent visits to flea markets and you may just come across collectible advertising brochures that you like. You might even try talking to your local book shop owner and letting him/her know of your interest. Just remember to always keep your eyes open, as that is the best way to bag some truly priceless collectible advertising brochures.