What Theme will you choose for your collectible Calendars?
They are one of the oldest and most popular hobbies that allow people to collect these wonderful keepers of date. From being mere reference items for date, calendars have taken a whole new meaning and play a number of roles in addition to their original objective. Over the years, these collectible calendars have adorned our homes, offices and workspaces and today, collectible calendars are also finding a permanent spot on our display shelves.
In almost all cases, a calendar is considered to be a collectible item mainly for the illustration that comes along with the functional parts of the item. Over many years, the format of these calendars has changed and so have their shapes, sizes and features. However, the popularity of a good image or illustration has always made the calendar an interesting item to collect.
The natural tendency of any person, when facing a collectible calendar, is to flip through the pages to see all the illustrations or images. Most calendars are based on themes and these themes are usually the best place to find a starting point for the hobby.
You can begin looking at collectible calendars with images of animals, cars, motorbikes, planes and, one of the more popular categories, women. There are endless options for hobbyists and these collectible calendars can really have you breathless when you look through the different options at your disposal.
Extremely cheap and easily available, collectible calendars can be located and purchased off the Internet. If you are looking to head down to a store to get some calendars, then the antique store might have some older calendars while most general stores will have modern calendars of different kinds.
Calendars are barely kept with time and so, if you are looking for older collectible calendars, then chances are that you might have to pay a little bit more. However, unless the calendar is extremely special or rare, you don't have much to worry about. There are some calendars such as original advertising versions that date back to the 1900s, which can fetch huge amounts into the thousands of dollars even, provided they are in good shape.
Keeping collectible calendars safely isn't too hard and unless the calendar is quite old and in tatters, there is no special need or care that needs to be covered. The element that can damage calendars to some extent is harsh light as that can, over time, fade the original colours.
The general pricing rule is that the older the collectible calendar is, the higher the price it commands. However, there are certain exceptions such as calendars of women created in the 1920's and 30's. These calendars were so popular that they were saved up by people almost all over the world. Also, many older calendars featured just a single image with a tear-away date section at the bottom. These collectible calendars would also be considerably cheaper than other calendars their age.
Whether made of wood with changeable numbers or simply paper calendars that are either folded or torn away, collectible calendars are a wonderful item to collect for their illustrations, images and their style.