Before technology was all around us, children often developed many interests and hobbies. Some of them spent their time on sports or art, and others built collections of different knick-knacks. Postage stamps and baseball cards were fair game, and foreign coins did well, too.
While those collectors still exist, they’re less common, especially for children. You’re most likely to find a child collecting Pokemon cards or video games before postage stamps. Millennials and youths like comic books above all else.
However, one boy from New Jersey bucked that trend, going to thrift stores and auction houses. At one point, he made it to Antiques Roadshow, and here’s his story.
Asking the Experts
Amateur antique enthusiasts often get outside appraisals to know whether their items are worth anything. Expensive items often end up at thrift stores, and that’s what happened for the young guest on Antiques Roadshow. He went to Richmond, Virginia, to determine a $2 painting’s worth.
The Aristocratic Tradition
Antiques Roadshow started airing in 1979 in the UK because of a documentary series that followed appraisers and collectors. The show was so popular, inspiring offshoots in many other countries. That’s why the youngest collector was on the show!