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Juan Pablo Villar collects autitos on scale and has 3500 copies.


Some might think that, in times of release and Marie Kondo,  collectors  were already out of fashion. But passions are not explained in words and no one can come and tell us what has to make us happy, no matter how  bestsellers  their self-help books are.  Juan Pablo Villar   is an obstetrician and lives in the town of Ituzaingó, in Greater Buenos Aires.  Beyond his profession, he has a  hobby  he has been passionate about and dedicated for several decades: he collects  autitos on scale  since 1978, when his parents gave him his first  Matchbox  . Today you have  3500 copies , neatly accommodated in a special room in your house and ordered under a specific criterion. Its collection has everything: cars, trucks, collectives, pick ups, sports and some oddities. Those who collect this type of objects get their greatest satisfaction when they find that precious piece, which is usually lost and in the hands of someone who does not know its value. Juan Pablo looks for his  treasures  at fairs of squares and lost venues in galleries. He says, you find the best things there.  Collectors  like Juan Pablo are far from being compulsive accumulators: they are passionate, they are people who found something that fills them and makes them happy. They are, in the background, only children who enjoy playing with their favorite toys.

Publication Date: 22/08/2018

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