Popular Hobbies Are Dying

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by heavycam.monstervam, Jun 12, 2018.

  1. heavycam.monstervam

    heavycam.monstervam Outlaw Trucker & Coin Hillbilly

    Just heard this on the radio- that some once popular hobbies are dying off... they named off the top five on my list and I added the last three. They also mentioned how the ones that people do participate in are expensive.

    Train set building
    Toy collecting
    Fixing up old cars ( restoring )
    Pocket watches
    Hotwheels ??? (matchbox 4 sure)

    Are there any others im missing??
    Idk about you but i worry about the future of collecting coins.
    What say ye?
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  3. kanga

    kanga 60 Year Collector

    Stamps definitely.
    Coins are a TBD.
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  4. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

    Beer can collections......major down fall once married the little Mrs. Informs the groom that beers cans got to go!

    Downfall before getting married ....DWI 's obtained while collecting the cans, legal fees cuts into drinking money.

    Key to the collection is an unopened 6pk of Billy Beer....
  5. Santinidollar

    Santinidollar Supporter! Supporter

    I’m not worried about coin collecting. It’s supposedly been dying since I was a kid 50 years ago.

    A model railroad is my other hobby. The state of that is difficult to figure. There is a well stocked train store about 40 miles from New Orleans but only two in the city itself. And both of those seemed to have switched their focus to model airplanes that fly.

    I can tell you that like coins, a lot of the model train commerce is now conducted on line.
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  6. onecenter

    onecenter Member

    Stamps? Not as long as I live. Coins? Been around 2500+ years and still going strong!
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  7. Victor

    Victor Coin Collector

    Collecting and restoring old cars [and drag racing] is alive and well.
    Whoever said it's dying is out
    of the loop.
  8. baseball21

    baseball21 Well-Known Member

    Why on earth is a sport being lumped in that list
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  9. Santinidollar

    Santinidollar Supporter! Supporter

    When the mainstream media talks about a hobby dying, it’s time to hit the ignore button. Somebody must have gotten tired of writing the “coin collecting is dying” story.
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  10. heavycam.monstervam

    heavycam.monstervam Outlaw Trucker & Coin Hillbilly

    i suppose its more hobby than sport(?)
    I didnt make the list, well, not the top 5 anyway
  11. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

    I hear collecting foreign tennis balls is up and coming.
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  12. Santinidollar

    Santinidollar Supporter! Supporter

    I’m surprised the story didn’t say bowling. That’s been a standard for years.
  13. Sullysullinburg

    Sullysullinburg Well-Known Member

    Was this backed up by any statistics?
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  14. heavycam.monstervam

    heavycam.monstervam Outlaw Trucker & Coin Hillbilly

    Beer can collections also lead to Wife collections.:woot:
  15. Santinidollar

    Santinidollar Supporter! Supporter

    I bet not. Statistics would have ruined the premise of the story.
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  16. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

    Sure he read it on the net...sheesh it's got to be true!
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  17. YoloBagels

    YoloBagels Well-Known Member

    Not sure where the coin collecting theory came from. If anything it seems to be booming more than dying. Literally most other collectors I meet are under the age of 18 (including myself). I think it comes from the fact that there are also many older collectors that are not in the same circles as younger collectors, however if you go on social media sites like YT or IG, at least 90% of the numismatic communities there are young, and these communities are pretty big as well.
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  18. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

    Ah no 1 wife no more .... :stop:
  19. heavycam.monstervam

    heavycam.monstervam Outlaw Trucker & Coin Hillbilly

    I cant remember, exactly, if there was a study or online poll etc.

    About 20 mins afterward i got pulled over for a level 3 DOT inspection. Took 2 1/2 hours, and the whole time i was worried they would lift my mattress up and discover what was under there. Ill leave it up to the reader to guess what was there:troll:
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  20. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

    Does your mom know about the Playboys under the mattress? :jawdrop:
    She may turn you in :bag: tough love ya know?
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  21. YoloBagels

    YoloBagels Well-Known Member

    You know, that's an actual thing.
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