Pigs or even piggy banks which are sought after by collectors because of their novelty value or design.
Pigs are a very popular item to collect in the UK and they are appreciated by a great many people
Pigs can be obtained from a variety of sources, such as car boot sales, collectors fairs, flea markets and jumble sales, as well as antique dealers and antique fairs. The internet is another good source, especially on-line auctions.
Collectors can be of all ages and you are never too young or old to start a collection.
There is no real ability required for collecting pigs, collectors just need the appreciation of the object. Whether they think of it as a object of beauty or appreciate it for its design
The pig, whether appreciated as the intelligent animal it is, or as a novel way of saving money in, say, a piggy bank, has attracted collectors for many years. Most people will have had at some time or ther in their lives, a piggy bank. There are also other pigs, usually made of china, but also made from metal including silver and gold. They also come in all shapes and sizes, and they range from some which are no more than thimble size.
To build up a collection of pigs collectors need to be resourceful in their attempts to obtain items to add to their collection. You must be prepared to spend time rummaging through lots of items to find the one piece of treasure that you need to add to your collection. Much of the fun of collecting is the seeking of that elusive next item, whether it be at a car boot sale which could yield some great finds, or at a dealer where you may have to pay top prices.
Pigs can be bought from bric-a-brac or flea markets for low prices. Precious metals will command higher prices.
Level of Demand
The table below shows the maximum levels of demand that this activity requires. NOTE: These are not entry levels or levels of requirement and has nothing to do with ability.
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