That’s it for me; it’s the end of summer and I’m returning to the UK this weekend with two new stand-alone novels and a non-fiction book under my belt. It’s been a great period of intensely hard work. Having finished, I was strolling about yesterday and thinking about the strange habits of collectors when I saw this fair taking place.
Dozens of stands buying and selling for earnest collectors of all ages. In Europe you seem to find an astonishing array of collecting fairs from numismatics to antique automata. I’ve deliberately low-res-ed the shots here; see if you can guess what they’re collecting.
This month sees the biggest paperback collectors’ fair in London taking place, and of course I’ll be there. Prices are rising sharply now (UK mass market editions are finite in supply and therefore getting pricey). I guess just about anything in limited circulation can be collected – last year I attended a typewriter collectors’ fair. Any guesses yet?
Answers below please, along with any news of strange collecting habits!