How do you get collectibles ?
In my case you either
1) Buy them early one in life, safeguard them From parents, friends, weather and the ravages of time. Sit on them for years and hope that after (in my case 55) years they become a valuable collectible that you can rely on in emergencies, or retirement, or just leisurely reminiscing and viewing.
2) pick them up as your family contracts. A polite way of saying that as your family or loved ones pass and leave you something.
In any case they are distilled hopes, dreams and fears that you have now conquered. Look upon them with an earned pride.