How It All Began: How Collecting Items Became Collecting Experiences

Since becoming a serious Pooh collector and since having the honor of being featured as the centerfold in the 2010 Guinness World Records Book, collecting has changed.


Don't get me wrong, I love finding new Pooh items and adding to the Guinness World Record Pooh Collection.  However, just as important as the Pooh items themselves are the experiences that Gary and I have had because of collecting. 


For example, if not for collecting, chances are, we would not have experienced Canada, England nor France; or at least not in the way we did. 


I probably would not have been a contestant on The Price Is Right.  I certainly would not have been featured in Episode 3 of Season 1 of Collector's Call.  


We have had so many great adventures and experiences.  We have met so many wonderful people.  When I tell these stories, frequently people comment I should write a book and share the other side of collecting. 


A book?  What an interesting idea.  Ok - a book.


By sharing these stories, hopefully, I will encourage someone else, be it another collector or just someone with a passion, to follow their hearts and most importantly, have fun!


Here is a link to the first draft of Chapter 2 - Always a Collector


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