Post by alicesteve1975 on May 1, 2008 10:20:00 GMT -5
I collect a little of EVERYTHING related to the "Alice" Books and Films. My "MISTAKE" was buying-out my local Disney Store when they went out of busness back in 2002. I say "Mistake", because every Appraiser tells me "You never should have done that, you will never get your money back!"
Post by joelbirenbaum on May 3, 2008 14:38:11 GMT -5
What did I do at the LCSNA meeting this past weekend? I and fellow members brought joy to collectors by looking at their collections, asking questions, identifying the unidentified items, and clearly enjoying the experience. Do you think I said that backwards? No, it is always better for the owner of the collection to see their collection appreciated by their fellows. I know this from personal experience. I had a great time, so imagine how they felt.
I also spoke to people about a project of mine, Jam Today: Preserving Alice in the Popular Culture. I believe that is exactly what collectors are doing and we ought to use our collections to show the general public how important a figure Alice is in the Popular Culture. I have just begun to kick the idea around with other collectors, so there are no specifics yet. The gallery of Alice collectibles on squirl.info is certainly the first leg of this centipede. I am thinking about interviewing collectors, and possibly filming collectors and their collections. The final result will be targeted for a major celebration of Alice in the year 2015, the 150th anniversary of the publication of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. The response so far has been positive, so all that's left is the planning and a ton of hard work. Lets have a show of hands.
I collect political cartoons, but I don't have that many. I bet there are rons of them out there that we don't know about. How many have you got?
I've been collecting political cartoons and war-themed cartoons, (non-Carroll) for a few years and have a fair old few. Just lately got into focusing on Alice themes. I'm thinking of opening a myspace to feature a few of them.
Post by irishdanse on May 31, 2009 14:59:40 GMT -5
I collect it all. I became truly a fan of Carroll and his work when I was in college at the University of San Francisco. I studied English and one of my elective lit. classes I opted for was "Tales and Transformations" in literature. Alice was on the list and I purchased the book, "The Annotated Alice." It helped me greatly and that class truly opened my eyes to the story and to Carroll. I keep all my photos of my collection on my Facebook account. Feel free to look for me and add. Courtney Catelli is my name. I love talking to other Alice fans.