Hello everyone, my name is Mark. I am from northwest Missouri.
I am a new member of IAA, new to the forum and a beginning collector. I have no idea what the average age of members is, but I am 28 and have a lot to learn about cartridge collecting. I am amazed at the amount of information available from the site and very thankful there are people that feel that it is important enough to make this information available to others and are willing to share their knowledge and expertise in the field of cartridge collecting.
I have only begun collecting cartridges in the past month or so but have always had the drive to “collect”, whatever it may be. I am mainly interested in putting together a collection that displays as many different calibers as I can get ahold of. I am interested in being able to look at the difference in each caliber and cartridge design. I have only begun but I find myself getting consumed in collecting and looking for different cartridges and calibers everywhere I go. I am amazed by some of the collections that I have seen displayed or seen pictures of and can only hope to one day have amassed a collection like those.
If anyone knows of anywhere to start looking or any good leads for a beginning collector, any information would be greatly appreciated. I really wish I could make it to the St. Louis show this year, but my job will not allow me to make it this year.
Thanks for the site and forum. I look forward to spending time reading and learning about my new passion and hopefully at some point I can share some worthwhile information in return.