Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Young Collectors of Art & Antiques

At the 31 Club, we have always strongly encouraged families to become interested and involved in collecting art and antiques together. Aside from being a great family activity, the lessons learned about history, the internet, research, math, art, accounting and economics is invaluable to the children. Without a doubt, by becoming very knowledgeable about Antiques and Fine Art and by building their own collections, these children can be assuring themselves of a very prosperous future.

My 9-year-old son, Joshua, has been attending auctions with me since he was six months old. When we go to estate sales or auctions, he often sees bargains before I do. So yesterday, when Cindy spotted an article in the Wall Street Journal about children who collect art, she sent it to me. It was written last September, but it’s still a current trend today. Here’s the article by Kelly Crow.

"Recently, a respected art collector in Portland, Ore., walked into a local gallery. The owners greeted her warmly, and ushered her to the back room to show off their latest acquisitions. After politely declining several works, the collector chose a $5,500 porcelain sculpture shaped like a basket and covered in tiny, platinum elephants. "She has such a great eye for art," gushed the gallery's co-owner, MaryAnn Deffenbaugh.

The collector, Dakota King, is 9. .....Continue this article and see photos here.

Do your children collect art or antiques? If they do, send in your stories and photos to us. We'll feature them in our Kids Collections. info@31corp.com

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