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What do you collect?

 
 
Reply Sun 7 Sep, 2008 07:23 pm
Dust doesn't count. I want to know what you passionately collect. What do you look for when you go out shopping? I have many collections...1930s dancing lacy figurines...deco compacts, wedding cake toppers, buddhas....it goes on. What about you?
 
Slappy Doo Hoo
 
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Reply Sun 7 Sep, 2008 07:44 pm
@mags314772,
Gorilla clitorises. I almost have enough for a necklace.

Closest thing I'd say I collect is cd's. Not really collecting though.
mismi
 
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Reply Sun 7 Sep, 2008 07:53 pm
@Slappy Doo Hoo,
I'd say my transfer ware plates . Oh and blue delft ginger jars. My husband collects mugs and magnets. And the kids collect baseball cards.
Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Sun 7 Sep, 2008 07:55 pm
@mags314772,
I give up on all my collections. Usually because someone asks me for one of them and I give it to them, and then don't want to collect anymore.

For example, I started collecting poker chips from every casino I played. It started with sometimes forgetting to cash small winnings at casinos I ended up not going back to and then I started collecting one from each. As soon as I gave away one of the chips I stopped, and that's how most of my collections end. I'm usually going for "one of every..." and as soon as one is missing the whole thing means nothing to me.

That's why when Slappy stole my first gorilla clitoris (you get them by beating a gorilla in a arm wrestle), I just couldn't go on with an incomplete set and gave him my whole collection. Don't believe for a minute that he's ever won the arm wrestle.
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shewolfnm
 
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Reply Sun 7 Sep, 2008 07:59 pm
old, stuff.
coins some date back to 1700's
Antiques.. though that word has lost a lot of meaning.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3218/2819678128_5644b69df3_b.jpg

pieces of animals.
feathers, skulls , beaks, talons, bodies, .....

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3163/2774529524_3ddb2df6d8_b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3260/2774527670_a66424144c_b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3251/2774525880_2d37abe200_b.jpg

candles, inscense burners. I have a 1976 asian "smoker" which is really awesome.
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Izzie
 
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Reply Sun 7 Sep, 2008 08:00 pm
@mismi,
mismi wrote:

Oh and blue delft ginger jars.


FQ Sis collects blue delft ginger jars!!!! Razz

mismi
 
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Reply Sun 7 Sep, 2008 08:04 pm
@Izzie,
Brilliant minds Izzie Wink
Stormwatch
 
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Reply Sun 7 Sep, 2008 08:11 pm
@mismi,
I collect cobalt blue bottles and old black and white wedding pictures. You know the ones where the couple is very serious and look pissed off. I find them very humorous.
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Foxfyre
 
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Reply Sun 7 Sep, 2008 08:14 pm
When hubby and I married, in the wedding paraphenalia was a small ceramic bank shaped as two owls cuddled up together. That was in February. Sometime later in the year I acquired a second small ceramic owl. Two owls is a collection, yes? There are now, several decades later, hundreds and hundreds of owl sculptures, carvings, castings, wall hangings, photographs, paintings, coasters, kitchen towls, pencil holders, trivets, cookie jars, etc. etc. etc. in my house. My classmates send me hooters calendars every year, I am known as the Owl Lady or Owlperson and my fantasy football team is the Night Owls. Every birthday, anniversary, Mother's Day, Christmas, or Tuesday I seem to receive something else with an owl on it.

Make it stop!!!!!!
Shapeless
 
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Reply Sun 7 Sep, 2008 08:47 pm
For no real reason other than that I did it once and then continued out of habit, I collect movie ticket stubs. I have the ticket stub of every movie I've seen since about 1989. It's probably the most useless collection in the world, but I've been doing it for so long that I've been keeping it up.
caribou
 
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Reply Sun 7 Sep, 2008 09:53 pm
@Foxfyre,
That there is the problem with collections.

I had to put a halt on an impeding cow collection avalanche. Thankfully disaster was averted.
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mags314772
 
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Reply Sun 7 Sep, 2008 09:57 pm
@Slappy Doo Hoo,
Gorilla clitorises are so passe. Every kid I know has a collection of those!
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mags314772
 
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Reply Sun 7 Sep, 2008 10:02 pm
@Foxfyre,
As soon as somebody knows you collect something, it's an easy answer at gifting time. Pretty soon, you're up to your keister in whatever.
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sun 7 Sep, 2008 11:27 pm
@mags314772,
I have collections of old gold coins including a $10 gold piece from 1795
(the first year of issue of any gold from the USA, in its highest denomination)
a $20 gold piece from 1850, the first year of public issue of $20 gold pieces
(after gold was found at Sutter 's Mill, in California in 1849)
and silver coins going back to the Roman Republic,
including one from the Roman Empire minted when Jesus was around,
a collection of guns, and of Kaleidoscopes.





David
mags314772
 
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Reply Mon 8 Sep, 2008 10:21 am
@OmSigDAVID,
That's neat. Do you suppose your coin was rolling around in Jesus' wallet?
Foxfyre
 
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Reply Mon 8 Sep, 2008 10:51 am
@mags314772,
Men in Jesus's day didn't have wallets. They carried purses. Which just goes to show that men used to be a lot smarter.
farmerman
 
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Reply Mon 8 Sep, 2008 10:59 am
many collections, where to start. We collect Pa German Decorated blanket chests, American Arts and Crafts pottery, niddy noddies, and paintings by Rockport and Bucks County Artists.
I collect, metallic ores and native element specimens from notable localities (Kongsburg,Franklin,Sacto,Riodel Sol,Bisbee, Sudbury etc). I also collect Paleo Indian artifacts, and old tractor seats.

Heard of gorilla clits, theyre really big in the gay community.
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dagmaraka
 
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Reply Mon 8 Sep, 2008 11:03 am
@Shapeless,
Shapeless wrote:

For no real reason other than that I did it once and then continued out of habit, I collect movie ticket stubs. I have the ticket stub of every movie I've seen since about 1989. It's probably the most useless collection in the world, but I've been doing it for so long that I've been keeping it up.

ditto! i keep all ticket stubs myself, not sure why. i do go through them sometimes though, remembering who i went there with and such. it's a good memory lane.
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Mon 8 Sep, 2008 11:30 am
@mags314772,
Quote:
Re: OmSigDAVID(Post 3393442)
That's neat. Do you suppose your coin was rolling around in Jesus' wallet?

Yeah.
It was also minted in the area that Jesus inhabited
as well as the same time.





David
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Mon 8 Sep, 2008 11:35 am
@Foxfyre,
Quote:
Men in Jesus's day didn't have wallets. They carried purses.
Which just goes to show that men used to be a lot smarter.

This is TRUE, because wallets are better used for paper money.
Purses were used to carry coins whose facial value was related to their bullion value,
which means u don 't have to trust government qua the value of the paper.





David
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