Fantastic bit collection Jim!
My mom is the collector in our family. She has tons in her house. I need to get photos sometime of one of the saddles she's got, has a naked woman tooled into the seat, it's beautiful. She has a few mclellan saddles, bits, spurs, old tugs, yokes, working equipment, she has a horse drawn planter in her yard re-purposed into a flower bed (I tell her it's a waste of a cool old wagon), lawn jockeys, on and on.
Most of the "antiques" I have are still in use. My favorite daily saddle isn't quite an antique, but certainly a classic at 30 some years old. I guess I do have one collection, every issue of the QH Journal from issue 1 to now. My hubby has threatened to burn them on more than one occasion because they take up a lot of space....
Life is like a camera. Focus on what's important, Capture the good times, Develop from the negatives and if things don't work out, Take another shot.