I did that once - selling most of my collection. Though not from Queen, but a different band. I remember though why I collected it all...because it was fun and I liked getting all that stuff. If you love some band, you sometimes just want to have as much as possible from them. I don't regret the collecting at all, I'm happy that I had all those things for some years and photos of the collection still remind me anytime I want to see it again.BluePowderMonkey wrote: ↑Fri Nov 05, 2021 4:53 pmWhy not do that? I did that and went on a nice holiday and bought a really nice watch with the proceeds.
I do accept everyone is different, as the last poster said, but it's kind of nice when a collector re-evaluates their collection (of anything) and wonders what possible use it is to anyone? I guess I am like one of those awful ex-smokers who likes to see others quit!
I don't know why I personally ever collected Queen, the only reason I can see for it now was to say to another collector or another Queen fan 'Oh, I have that', but those instances were very small and not particularly interesting. I really loved the holiday and I still love the watch! Not sure I made any money in profit though!
But I didn't need to keep it forever and was happy to give it to other fans of that band. Win-win situation for everyone. Of course it's up to everybody himself if he collects and if he wants to sell it one day, but as long as people are having fun collecting, why not? I just don't like it when people collect more out of a habbit than because they really want to and get rather annoyed by "having to get" this and that new release. That makes it rather look like an addiction they can't control and don't even enjoy.