Have you ever gotten to that point where you are content with your personal collection? Was there ever that one or 2 guns you really really wanted... then get them and there's not much left out there that will get you that "high" from chasing and getting the rare or unique thing you want. There's a lot of guns I still "need" for certain reasons, and will definitely try to aquire them...but I can't think of anymore that I "want" for myself, with the possible exception of a certain Globe model. Definitely glad to have aquired the ones I have though... and to have an end goal for it all in future makes it worthwhile.
I will admit I am a collector. As such I do not know the difference between WANT AND NEED!!! There are still several airguns that I have needed (WANTED) for years. I also know I may never find them. When I was a young collector I saw an old guy at a flea market pulling an oxygen tank behind him. He must have been looking for that piece that had always eluded him. I told Theresa at the time "that's going to be me someday!" Some of you guys remember Roger Blaisdale, he was still looking for "that gun". into his 90s. As long as we enjoy these guns, why stop looking!
Another avenue to explore when your collection matures is to do more with it. I think too many people put their collections away or in boxes etc. Making creative displays can help you better enjoy the collection you have. I have been using built in book selves to display my collection. Making display stands, high class casings etc. Casings can give you another collection opportunity trying to obtain period accessories. Collecting paper Ephemera around your collection can be fun as well. All of this keeps you in the game but doesn’t increase the numbers of guns in the collection which may be a little too large at this point?All these accessories were a hoot to explore and collect:On the way from recent purchase: