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Re: collecting

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I have a wife to contend with, so most of my comics/annuals are kept in a designated place.If I need to spread out beyond that I tend to hide them in cupboards or drawers and cover them so they are not immediately visible, it's called keeping the peace.

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abacus wrote:I don't know how you folks get on with storing comics and books as they take up a lot of room
This issue was covered thoroughly somewhere on the Forum before you joined, abacus, but not really all that long ago. Try the search button.

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This issue was covered thoroughly somewhere on the Forum before you joined, abacus, but not really all that long ago. Try the search button.


Thanks for that, the point was does there come a time through lack of space that you have to rethink your collecting strategy.

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abacus wrote:Thanks for that, the point was does there come a time through lack of space that you have to rethink your collecting strategy.
Not in my case, abacus. My collecting strategy is simply to continue to collect the issues I want whenever they come available. Decisions do need to be made periodically about where to put them, but that issue does not remotely impinge on my collecting strategy. If anything is in the way it gets moved out of the way, or at a pinch could get thrown out, but that's a very unlikely scenario because I have plenty of wall space against which I could always put more shelves.

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Pheonix wrote because I have plenty of wall space against which I could always put more shelves.

.Good for you I don't think my wife would let me.

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I find stack and store boxes very helpful indeed for comics. Only problem is that fateful day I reach the ceiling! :lol:

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abacus wrote:I don't think my wife would let me.
I used to have one of them. I don't think she was exactly ecstatic when she discovered that she had been replaced by an ever-increasing number of piles of story papers :), but fortunately she was perfectly happy for me to bring up our two children from the ages of 13 and 10 respectively. :D

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Thanks r3tr0_gam3r you people certainly work late, and by the time I get to phoenix its another day.liked your answers I think most people would just get rid of the less valuable ones and carry on.

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Rack 'em and Stack 'em is my motto. I am lucky in having a partner that is as much a fan as I am so taking up space is never an issue.

However, running out of space is.

We try to keep the collecting to the comics we enjoy, but if we see something unusual, it doesn't stop us from trying that out as well. I hope we find a few beauties on Saturday in Glasgow.
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At a carboot once one stallholder had a lot of Jack and Jill comics all with a yellow sticker on and marked in felt tip at 25p.I wasn't really interested but for that price I thought I'd have a pounds worth, later I found I was unable to remove the sticker without tearing the comic, grrr.l notice some of the younger childrens annuals like rainbow, tiny tots, chick's own are fairly common so I assume not many people collect them, I know I don't.

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I've been buying a comic each week for 2 nephews (1 each). However my sister-in-law wants to recycle the lot and not even tell the nephews!

Maybe there are other mum's out there that are too keen on de-cluttering? Shame on you mums if you are!

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Muffy wrote:I've been buying a comic each week for 2 nephews (1 each). However my sister-in-law wants to recycle the lot and not even tell the nephews!
Why don't you buy some box files at Staples in which to to store them, Muffy, and tell your sister-in-law that you will keep them for her boys at your house? That would be a win-(for her), win-( for the boys), win-(for you) situation. What's not to like?

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Thanks Phoenix. I'll suggest it. Good idea/plan. If you go to her house she is a neat freak. My brother has to keep his hoard of childhood stuff at Dad's.
My nephews bedrooms though are not so fastidious, but the rest of the house is devoid of photos or boxes - don't tell her I told you though.

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Muffy wrote:Thanks Phoenix. I'll suggest it. Good idea/plan. If you go to her house she is a neat freak. My brother has to keep his hoard of childhood stuff at Dad's.
My nephews bedrooms though are not so fastidious, but the rest of the house is devoid of photos or boxes - don't tell her I told you though.
Most of my non-comics friends have spotless, clutter-free, book-less houses. I think artists, writers, and collectors have a more casual approach thankfully. Take a look at these places:
http://www.thinkinghumanity.com/2014/06 ... d.html?m=1

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When you see french, spanish and italian comics don't you wish everything was in english?

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