Q. What advice do you give to collectors?
J.P. Bryan: If you want to put together a valuable collection, pick something where you have the resources and time to collect. Know your subject as well as anyone. If you want to put together a collection of junk, then why do it? Collecting says you are getting things because, ultimately, you want to have the biggest and the best, or at least something unique. Otherwise, you’re a packrat.
Read more about Texas State Historical Association board member J.P. Bryan, a great nephew of Stephen F. Austin, in the latest issue of Heritage Magazine for the Intelligent Collector, now on newsstands. Magazine details at http://www.heritagemagazine.com/