From books to seashells to art to glass vases, objects to collect can range considerably based on taste and personal preference. While classics such as baseball cards, stamps and model cars are often enjoyable, so are many other obscure collections that can be gathered over the course of a lifetime. Vintage fabrics, old pictures and enamel pins can also be collected to remember days past and brighten up a room.
Miniature homes, castles or other model buildings are fun to collect, especially when modeled after real-life places. Because these small structures are hard to come by, this is a good collectible for someone who wishes to stay on a budget with their collection. Dolls of all types, including paper dolls, ceramic dolls, children's dolls and lifelike dolls, are top collectibles suitable for collectors of all ages.
Antiques of many types are a fun way to remember history and form a collection. Popular items to collect include old baking tins, silverware, place settings and serving dishes. Relics of childhood can also be fun to collect for the person who is still a child at heart. These include memorable items from days past, such as Pez dispensers, old gumball machines or action figures.