Collecting things is a hobby that excites and energizes many people in a variety of walks of life. Depending on your likes and dislikes you may collect stuff like stamps, coins, video games, movies, comic books or shoes. Collecting is often a very healthy hobby that keeps us happy and gives us another purpose other than our family and job. Sometimes collecting can even get out of hand with hoarders who cannot seem to throw anything away and it becomes something that overwhelms them. Either way, it is a very important human recreation that has been a part of our history since cavemen where collecting stones. For those who weren’t meant to play sports or sing ballads collecting can become a recreational pastime that fills that void and gives us something to talk about with friends and family. Collecting can even be a very profitable hobby as many things, like stamps and comic books for example, typically gain value over time and can be sold for sums one hundred times more than their purchase prices. In our collecting directory you will find information on all the various forms of collecting as a recreation as well as links to specific websites that specialize in a variety of aspects of collection. There are also resources to help you find a hobby, figure out profitability of certain collectables and gather information on shows that feature collectors from around the country and world. Any questions you may have about collecting will be answered in our collecting directory.