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Become a Collector of Royal Memorabilia, It Can Pay Off

There are many collecting trends available for people who like to gather interesting memorabilia.
For instance, there are Philatelists, who collect stamps, the numismatists, who collect coins, the lepidopterists, who collect butterflies.
However, there is one type of collector who has yet to be designated their own Latin name, and they are the people who are interested in Royal collection memorabilia.
If you are just starting life as an amateur collector, and are unsure which direction to take, then you should certainly consider becoming a collector of Royal memorabilia.
There are many reasons for starting a royal collection.
Firstly, there is a great deal of memorabilia from which to choose; stamp, coin, and butterfly collectors tend to discover, over time, that they accumulate many of the same items, but with Royal memorabilia, it is easy to find different examples of items of interest.
Secondly, Royal memorabilia tends to fetch more than other types of collection, so, should the time arrive when you wish to sell your collection then you are much more likely to make a profit.
With the upcoming royal wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton, the opportunity for starting a royal collection of your own has never been more ideal.
Clearly, any collection of Royal memorabilia started by an ordinary member of the public will never fetch the fortunes of the official royal collection, which includes the Crown Jewels and various items of artwork, but the savvy collector can add items to their collection that, given the passage of time, will increase exponentially in value.
On the 29th of April 2011, at Westminster Abbey, Prince William and Kate Middleton will wed.
To celebrate this Royal wedding manufactures of collectible items have designed many souvenirs and memorabilia, which for the patriotic amongst us, will be much sought after.
Such memorabilia truly provides an investment opportunity for the intrepid collector.
The trick with collecting for profit is to purchase a selection of items.
Firstly, you must collect items that you know will fetch money in the future, to this end, you need to purchase high-quality merchandise associated with the collecting of Royal souvenirs, such as tea cups and saucers.
Secondly, you need to take a few risks, purchase items that are not associated traditionally with royal collection; these are the items that in 50, 60, and 70 years time, will be extremely rare, and therefore very valuable.
With the second category, you do run the risk of purchasing items in which people will never be interested.
However, you can never foretell which items will be popular and which will not when you are taking a risk - but if you never try, you will never know.
Indeed, many people have hit the big time collecting items that no one else foresaw as important - just visit Sotheby's and see the sorts of items that are selling for fortunes today, and which are, simultaneously, the under appreciated items of yesterday.
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