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ac­tion toy fig­ures, comic books, movie mem­o­ra­bilia— they are not fine china, but should be dis­played and han­dled care­fully as well. here are Joanne Bo­hol’s tips for main­tain­ing col­lec­tions of fan boys and girls.

Joanne rec­om­mends let­ting go of pieces that don’t have any more per­sonal or fi­nan­cial value. “You have to pri­or­i­tize. It’s go­ing to be hard, but you can do that by hold­ing a swap party with like-minded fan boys and girls. That way, your pieces will go to some­one who will ap­pre­ci­ate them.”

“Iden­tify what you love the most, and place it in the part of the room where you see it first.” You can al­lo­cate a niche, shelf, or cab­i­net with light­ing to show­case your trea­sures.

“some col­lectibles have ready-made cases avail­able. oth­er­wise, you can source for them at depart­ment stores or have cases cus­tom­ized.” You can find dis­play cab­i­nets and shelv­ing at The land­mark, sm home, Wil­con De­pot, and at man­daue Foam.

Dust, mois­ture, and the el­e­ments can de­stroy pieces in your col­lec­tion. “Take them out and clean them. Th­ese are dust col­lec­tors if you don’t keep watch,” says Joanne. You can store valu­able, del­i­cate comic books and graphic nov­els in comic book bags, which are avail­able on­line.

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