Why individuals collect items
The two main reasons for why an individuals collect items are:
1. The pleasure of owning items that become part of their spare time hobby and allow them to showcase their efforts to fellow collectors and future collectible investors. They also serve as traditional inheritances to future generations (example grandchildren receive them from grandparents while they are alive and upon their death as a means of emotional connection and contain intrinsic monetary value upon selling them on the open market.
2. The stability of owning assets that are not subject to deflation, require no cost for maintenance (except the labor time a collector puts into them), and the highest of probability of using such items through bartering them for currency and or other collectables, in an open wide world interested marketplace....simply put they are as good as cash, at times better and insure profits if and when a collector sells them.