I strongly believe that there's never been a better time to start a collection of Victorian pottery. Even back in the 1970s, pottery was more expensive than now in real terms (i.e. as a percentage of salary). The people who collect tend to be in their 60s and 70s and many don't have access to the internet. This creates a unique opportunity for those who are interested, and have internet access.
Below is a photo of my bedroom wall (the great wall of China, we've dubbed it), where I display the more common variations of plaques. Ten years ago, such a collection would have cost tens of thousands of pounds, but now, many of the plaques can be acquired for less than £100.