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Collectors: where does this passion for accumulation come from?


PSYCHOLOGY - Stamps, postcards, figurines or pie box labels… The collections are as numerous as the collectors. Can we talk about an adult blanket?

Jacques Attali accumulates the hourglasses, Angelina Jolie the daggers, Tom Hanks the typewriters ... Among stars and anonymous, the collection is popular: in 2021, nearly 40% of French people completed one and 79% kept one. at least one in their lifetime, according to an eBay / Ifop study published in April 2021. Most popular objects: coins, stamps, postcards, vinyl records or figurines… But why are so many of us collecting series heterogeneous objects that often have little utility or monetary value?

To what extent is this somewhat obsessive passion beneficial to us?

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“We collect in order to own, dominate, control, that is to say impose our views on a corpus which, by construction, can only be submitted to its“ creator ””

, analyzes Marc Verspyck, financial consultant and passionate about the subject to which he has just devoted a book (

In the same collection, stories of collectors of yesterday and today

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Source: lefigaro

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