Over the past few years I have ‘sadly’ been involved in the dispersal of long established collections, due to the collection holder being ‘of a certain age’.
Passing of friends of mine and others that I have not known personally, being established collectors, have left big gaps in ‘serious collector’ numbers.
The above is frequently a topic of discussion at specialist militaria shows that I attend with both ‘sides of the table’ concerned and having opinions as to the direction ‘our hobby’ is taking.
I know personally of a ‘few’ young collectors being encouraged by parents and those slightly older that are starting to make their way in ‘the hobby’; perhaps there numbers being too few.
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