Collecting is a pastime enjoyed by people all over the spectrum. Who really knows why so many are drawn to it. It could be the fact that you don’t have to fit an age range, you don’t have to look a certain way, you don’t have to adhere to any sort of criterium to be a collector. You simply collect for the love of it and nobody can tell you if your collection is valuable or not.

To you, your collection is so much more than money. It’s history, it’s memories, it’s sentimental. It’s a display of your personality and what you admire, and that’s beautiful. The reason you began to collect doesn’t have to be the same reason that anybody else collects. Most people who collect wouldn’t even dream of selling their inventory because to them, the monetary value has nothing on the love the have for their collection of choice.

Most collectors have something in common, though. They want to display what they have to the world so that others can appreciate it as they have. Here are some neat ways to display varying collectors items that might give you an awesome idea for your personal aggregation:

Incorporate It on A Surface

A collection doesn’t do anyone any good if it’s never viewed or admired. If you are somebody who collects beautiful and rare coins, you could consider making those coins into an art piece. For example, you could line your kitchen counter or coffee table with the coins like you would in a collector’s book, but instead of having a plastic sheet covering them, you mount them on a surface and cover it with a sheet or glass or a lacker.

Whatever you can do to artfully display what you have without destroying the value in the process, it will make everyone appreciate it better when they can see it. It’s more easily a conversation starter in that regard!

Frame It

It’s popular for people to frame their butterfly collection or their hundred year old currency but the framing of a collection doesn’t have to stop there. Perhaps you collect wild goose feathers or gold nuggets. No matter what you collect, if it is small enough to fit in a frame-even a six inch thick frame, it’s an awesome way to get your collection out in the open and admired by everyone.

You could even follow suit from museums. Say you collect rare and vintage weaponry. Get a large glass display case, and go to town. You don’t collect to have things hide away in a closet.

With that being said, you might even consider opening your own little museum or donating your collection to a museum for an exhibit. You might even want to lend the collection to them insead of selling or donating it. The museum will make sure what you’ve collected is properly managed, restored, looked after, displayed, and enjoyed by far more people than you could get to come through your house on any given day.