I have no idea what possessed me to collect these little gems... I just know that my heart sings whenever I find one. Recently, while shopping at Gresham Lake Antique Mall, I found a big stash for sale (as if someone was cleaning out their obsession). So many boxes, so little time. I must have bought at least 4 and went back to ponder over several more!
Another aspect of these boxes is their advertising appeal. What a great way to keep your store in someone's mind. Every time they open the box for that special piece of jewelry, they will remember you and your other merchandise. A valuable lesson for all retailers - The packaging and presentation can add significant face value to your product.
So, what makes your heart skip a beat? What collectible do you secretly (or not so secretly) hoard?