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|How Much Do You Spend On Your Geek Collections?|
|Personal Finance - Buying|
|Written by Dave Hilton|
As Geeks, we take our collections (action figures, Hero props, autographed pics/posters, original art, authentic replicas, etc.) VERY seriously! We're always excited when someone asks about our collections and even more stoked when someone actually wants to see them. I'm also pretty sure we all have that one special piece that we're just dying to add to it (mine is either an authentic Green Hornet Black Beauty car- from the Original 1960's TV Show or the main piece of the Stargate).
But there's always someone out there with a bigger collection...and A LOT more money to spend on it! I save & save & save to be able to buy new additions for my collections throughout the year. My Star Wars, G.I. Joe, Thundercats, He-Man and other action figure & toy collection is, in my opinion, pretty impressive. However, it's nothing compared to the pièce de résistance someone added to their collection during a recent Profiles in History auction...
It was this Panavision PSR 35mm camera that was used during principal photography for the first Star Wars movie in 1977! The winning bid- $625,000!!!! The cool thing about this camera is that it is fully functional. It also included the film magazines, motor, dolly and other gear. The winner could literally just buy some film & record the ultimate fan film with it!
I can't even fathom spending that much money on something for one of my collections. That kind of price tag is way out of my league (for now, anyway). I'll spend a few hundred dollars or even a couple of thousand (that I've saved for this purpose) depending on what the item is- but nothing in my collection even compares to this level! This is a screaming reminder that what I spend on luxuries could be considered a CRAZY amount of money to someone else.
So I have a few questions for you. What do you collect & why? What was the last thing you added to your collection and, if you're willing to share, what is the most money (a range is fine) you've ever spent on something in your collection?
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