We ended up donating most of the collection to the San Diego LGBT Community Center for their fund-raising auctions. So, not a retirement investment but at least it wasn't a waste of time. We enjoyed collecting it and when we were through it was put to good use.
But now that we're settled (we've been in Spain 2 years and 8 months and in Fuengirola 1 year and 2 months. Could this be stability?), I've decided to start collecting glass again. Before our contemporary art glass collection, I had quite a variety of this glass. As before, I'm sticking to what I can afford. No Dale Chilhully or Ira Sapir originals for me. I'm back to combing the beach.
|SEA GLASS... MY NEW RETIREMENT INVESTMENT.|
(CLICK ANY IMAGE TO SEE THE MAGNIFICENCE.)
|CARRYING MY CAMERA WAS NOT THE BEST IDEA TODAY.|
(I HAD TO SACRIFICE SOME 'FINE' PIECES TO THE SURF.)
|DISPLAYED IN A QUALITY (REALLY) CRYSTAL BOWL.|
|MATT AND LINDY FOUND THE FIRST PIECE OF AMBER FOR ME LAST WEEK|
AND I FOUND ANOTHER TODAY.