Start­ing a col­lec­tion: the dos and don’ts

Country Life Every Week - - Interiors -

• Fol­low your heart and your pas­sion— don’t be led by fash­ion

• Work with deal­ers to make sure what you’re buy­ing is gen­uine

• Go to mu­se­ums and read books—you can never do enough re­search

• At­tend sales and flea mar­kets as well as search­ing in shops—part of the fun of col­lect­ing is the hunt

• Beware of ebay. It might seem an easy way to build a col­lec­tion, but there’s no re­bate

• If some­thing seems too good to be true, it prob­a­bly is

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