- Prepare a short written report or outline for your
counselor, giving a detailed description of your
collection, including a short history.*
- Explain the growth and development of your collection.
- Demonstrate your knowledge of preserving and displaying
- Explain the precautions that are needed to be taken
to preserve your collection, including
Note precautions for dampness, sun, or other
- Explain how to best display your collection,
keeping in mind preserving as discussed above.
Explain to your counselor the events available for
a hobbyist of this collection including
- Demonstrate your knowledge of collecting and investing.
Discuss with your counselor:
- How investing and speculation would apply to your
- What you would look for in purchasing other
collections similar to yours
- What you would expect in return value in the event
you decided to sell all or part of the collection
- Do the following:
- Discuss with your counselor at least 10 terms
commonly used in your collection and be prepared to
discuss the definition of each.
- Display to your counselor two different sets of
your collection and a description of each area of
the sets. (Note: if your collection is too large to
transport and your counselor is unable to view your
collection directly, photographs should be
available to explain and display.)
- Explain how your collection is valued by other
collectors and display to your counselor any price
guides that may be available.
- Explain how your collection is graded, including
the categories mentioned above for value, physical
defects, size and age. Show the various
classifications used in your collection.
- List the national, state, or local association
responsive to your collection.
- Show the location of and explain to your counselor the
- Identification number (if applicable)
- Brand name (if any)
- Any other special identification marks
- Discuss with your counselor how you became interested
in this collections and the plans you have to continue
with the collection in the future.
- Discuss with your counselor the career opportunities
that may be available involving your collection.
* Stamp and coin collecting are excluded from eligibility for this