on June 7, 2009
Whether you're an old hand at collecting on the Internet or not, you're bound to find useful information in this essay collection by buyers and sellers. Many of the essays provide numerous URLs for collecting sites that may not be familiar, but it's the personal experiences of the contributors that provide insight into the learning curve of buying and selling on the Internet. Although you may not collect Kelly dolls or vintage watches, you'll recognize your own experience, or lack thereof, in these stories told with humor, some of it wry. Among the treasures collected for this anthology is an essay by Brenda Oelbaum, the Michigan coordinator for The Feminist Art Project, about collecting diet books to be used for a papier mache Venus of Willendorf.
Whatever your own collecting passion may be, you'll want to read Collecting and the Internet before you bid or buy.