Second wife collected MI Hummel figurines. I would estimate they are "worth" $>60k. Now if I can only find a sucker a srious collector to take these off my hands. Current DW is not a collector and they take up a LOT of room.
Oh, the insuance company does have a full listing of each of them.
I only seem to "collect" the left over nails, nuts, bolts, screws and misc. parts from various home decorating-repair-upgrading projects along with misc. tools from three generations of guys in the family. My sons will get a truck-load of such stuff to deal with when I am gone. Serves them right for "losing" most of my tools while they were growing up.
Please forgive the following: It has been one of those days...... :
I tried collecting stamps but found it a bit sticky.
I tried to collect trains but I kept getting de-railed.
I tried collecting coins but I could not make heads nor tails of them.
I tried collecting baseball cards but I kept striking out on finding the good ones.