SAN DIEGO, CA, January 02, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Spring is already on the horizon, and spring cleaning with abandon won't be far behind...unless you learn a lesson from Millie Figler.
Her refusal fifty years ago to toss out items like her son Jeff's baseball cards and comic books started him on the road to becoming one of the world's leading experts on collectibles.
Known today as the Collectibles Guru, Jeff Figler has just released his third book about collecting that's - well - that's a MUST for every collection.
Entitled Collectible Wisdom, this 362-page volume is a compilation of 128 of Figler's favorite columns that have appeared in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, The Journal of Antiques and Collecting, Collectors Journal, Autograph Magazine, and other publications in the collectibles field.
Like everything Mr. Figler writes, this book is entertaining, educational, and an easy read.
"Anything can be collected," observes Mr. Figler, noting that he's encountered collections of everything from stamps and coins to musical instruments, political campaign buttons to antique telephones.
"There could be gold in your garage or attic," he says, adding "You may uncover a rare newspaper in the back of a cabinet. Or trip across a box of Depression-era glass. Or locate a long lost painting from a Dutch Master. I've even seen maps discovered in old books that sell for a million dollars."
According to the Kirkus Indie Review; "Figler spices up the common sense advice he dishes out with fascinating factoids. The book is full of sage counsel and quirky anecdotes abound, making this a clear, colorful, and useful primer for collectors."
Mr. Figler - recently referred to as "The LeBron James of Sports Collectibles" by King Features nationally syndicated columnist Dale Dauten - practices what he preaches when it comes to collecting. His determination to leave no stone unturned in his search for that hidden treasure accounts for his home resembling a museum with a private collection that includes:
- A Honus Wagner trading card
- John Lennon's eyeglasses from the cover of Sergeant Pepper
- Handwritten letters from every US President
- Frank Sinatra's hat
- Action Comic #1 (introducing Superman)
- The "S" that Superman wore on television (1951-57)
- Jack Warner's copy of the script from Casablanca
"Collecting is the world's most accessible pastime," Mr. Figler advises, "and anyone can do it."
"Whatever you want to collect - thimbles, staplers, salt & pepper shakers or postcards - matters to nobody but you. Discover whatever speaks to you and that which you find appealing. Whether you collect the mundane or the esoteric, collect what you enjoy on a subject you have passion for!"
And there's no better way to get your collecting ideas organized than with a copy of Collectible Wisdom from Collectibles Guru Jeff Figler.
Now available for purchase online at www.collectingwithjeff.com
About Jeff Figler
Jeff Figler is one of the world's leading experts on collectibles. He has authored over 400 published articles about sports collecting, pop culture, and historical/presidential collecting. His Sports Trivia column has been running in Sports Collectors Digest for years, and is always well received by readers.
In addition to Collectible Wisdom: Favorite Columns from the Collectibles Guru, Mr. Figler has also written Collecting for Beginners; The Emerson Auctions: Bid High, Bid Adieu; and Poway: Images of America. Bulk discounts for purchases of any of his books can be arranged upon request
A popular speaker, his stories have been heard in 173 countries on the American Forces Network. He is currently the Collectibles Editor for Hall of Fame Media, and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
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