Here we are nearly a quarter of the way through 2015 already. It seems like the older I get, the faster time goes by. Money and time to dedicate to my hobby are tough to come by these days, so every now and then I pause to look back and see if I’m utilizing those commodities wisely. So far I’ve attended two collector auctions, two petroliana swap meets and a general advertising show in 2015. One of the shows and one auction weren’t all that productive in terms of adding significant items to my collection, but they were worthwhile in terms of networking with collectors and dealers in the hobby. It’s important to keep in touch with others in the hobby to let them know you’re active in the hobby and what you’re looking for. Plus attending the shows and auctions affords the opportunity to see old friends and make new ones.
Looking back at what I’ve added to my collection so far this year I see a good mix of purchases made at auctions, swap meets and from friends in the hobby.
This week’s major purchases came from an old friend and can be seen in the Gas Pump Globe Gallery