Hello from Europe, and welcome to our 1911 Forum.
Glad you joined us.
I'm by no means an expert by any stretch, but in the last 36/37 years I managed to acquire some experience with handguns so now I'm glad to share what I've learned.
This is one of my favourite gun forums among the several I belong to; I'm sure you'll like it too.
Before you start collecting 1911s ... buy books! Collect "quality" not something that you'll be forever making excuses for, and buy the gun not the story behind it.