Dr. Echols is a retired orthodontist, who resides in Ft. Myers, Florida, and is a long-term medical collector. He has written and published many articles on collecting medical and Civil War surgical antiques, all of which is available for 'free' on his extensive web site: American Civil War Surgical Antiques.
Although his articles are geared to specific collections, his sound and common sense advice can apply to all manner of antiques and collectibles.
- Selling Your Collection, Liquidating an Antique Medical Collection
You’ve spent years and a lot of after-tax income assembling your medical collection. Now, at a certain age or due to unforeseen circumstances you have decided it is time to let go of your prized possessions. What do you do? How do you go about it? Who do you contact? Who can you trust?
- What Happens to Your Collection if You Drop Dead.
You hear about this happening all the time. A long-term collector dies and the spouse or family has to dispose of his or her collection. What would happen to your collection if it had to be sold or disposed of by your family next year?
- Action List for Your Collection
Dr. Echols tips on documenting your collection.
Collecting/Investing Rare Historical Antique Fishing Lures
Let's talk about collecting antique fishing lures in an area most commonly known as high-end rare and historical. This discussion is not about the lures commonly found in antique shops or those used by your father and most certainly not about plastic lures.
- Collecting Methods and Investing in Historical Artifacts
Collecting is a non-specific science. There are steps you have to take to understand how, what, and when to collect. If one just goes out and starts accumulating "stuff" then there is no order or flow to building a high-grade collection.
- Mental Collecting Games
To buy or not to buy - - that's the collecting question!