Do you collect anything?

like, y'know, crafty stuff, exercise, walking, gardening...
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Do you collect anything?

Post by ogata tetsuo » Fri Jun 11, 2010 02:01

One of my hobbies is collecting. So I decided to create this new topic to know what you collect.
My collections are:

- 7"-inch vinyl records
- phonecards


How about you?

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Post by cupcake_love » Fri Jun 11, 2010 04:46

i guess i always want good music physical, but i don't know if that counts as collecting?

i do however try to get my hands on every single hanson release there has been released ever, whether it's on cd/mc/vinyl/dvd/whatever.

also, i'm collecting quarters! i already have half the states, so now i'm planning on expanding my collection on my next us trip.
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Re: Do you collect anything?

Post by Final Loan » Fri Jun 11, 2010 11:56

Comics. And comics. And more comics.

I will share a couple of weird things that I used to collect though:

When I was a wee nipper and I had to open a carton of juice in the mornings before breakfast, I used to cut the corner off the carton and then put it in the pocket of my dressing gown. Eventually I'd have a whole pocketful of these tiny little corners. At which point my parents would step in and throw them out. The cycle would begin again.

A minor occurence of OCD? Probably.

Didn't flare up again til I had my own house and my own tumble dryer... at which point I found myself putting the lint in an old, plastic muffin box from the supermarket. And once that was filled I'd find another... I had to shake that habit - it was getting a bit weird - but at one point I could proudly claim to have all the lint that had ever come out of my dryer. It made cool looking strata too, as each emptying of the lint tray would come out a subtly different colour.

And it was kinda amusing when people would see all this fluff in a container that said 'chocolate muffins' and ask just how long those muffins had been there (clearly assuming that it was mould).
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Re: Do you collect anything?

Post by andyroo » Fri Jun 11, 2010 11:59

That's revolting.

I don't really collect things, other than CDs and books, but I did make a point of getting an old banknote from each of the eurozone countries as the euro was coming in. It's a lovely little time capsule, though I forgot to update it when Malta and Slovenia joined.
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Re: Do you collect anything?

Post by Uncle Ants » Fri Jun 11, 2010 12:01

Nothing stranger than records really ... hmm except maybe record players and bits of record players ... about 12 at the moment if you count the ones I'm storing at work.

For weird collections, this page is hard to beat. Final Loan's lint collection reminded me of it, because of this guy's belly button fluff collection

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Presumably during the late 90s he went through a red phase ... becoming a blue phase in the noughties
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Re: Do you collect anything?

Post by Final Loan » Fri Jun 11, 2010 12:04

andyroo wrote:That's revolting.
What's revolting about it? It's just lint... The lint is clean - it's just come from the washing machine and then the dryer...

The belly button fluff is truly revolting though... Almost as bad as collecting scabs...
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Post by tonieee » Fri Jun 11, 2010 15:25

Ian's lint collection reminds me a bit of my friend's brother who used to collect cheese fat. He used to microwave the cheese to seperate the fat and then pour it into a jar which he kept in the fridge and eat the remains. It formed layers in a similar manner to the lint. He claimed he was going to grow a moustache and use it to wax his moustache - I don't think he ever did that. I've don't know if he still does it...

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Post by ogata tetsuo » Fri Jun 11, 2010 16:44

Uncle Ants wrote: For weird collections, this page is hard to beat. Final Loan's lint collection reminded me of it, because of this guy's belly button fluff collection
My mother collects sugar packets and I've a friend who collects fruit stickers :)

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Re: Do you collect anything?

Post by yubo » Fri Jun 11, 2010 18:15

fridge magnets!

from different cities I go to. I think I've spent up to $10 on a stupid fridge magnet from some tourist shop. The best souvenir fridge magnets are those that double as a bottle opener.
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Post by philjunebride » Fri Jun 11, 2010 18:46

Mechanical watches. Typical collecting choice of an old fart :-)

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Post by cupcake_love » Fri Jun 11, 2010 19:43

oh, i also have a strange fascination with swit suits (retro one pieces mainly!), and i collect pretty 60s dresses.
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Re: Do you collect anything?

Post by jayen_aitch » Fri Jun 11, 2010 19:48

As I child I collected keyrings, and they were all attached together.

I have no idea what happened to them.

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Post by roundbitsofplastic » Sat Jun 12, 2010 18:24

I don't collect anything, really. When I was a kid I used to pick up hub-caps when they showed up. I've got an old ice-bucket full of pin-badges, but surely all pop kids have?

My friend died recently, and some of us went to his parents house after the funeral. His Mum asked if we wanted to see his room, so we went up and were all completely shocked to see that he had a wall full of key-fobs on little hooks. There must've been HUNDREDS. It's weird to think that he must also have been squirreling them away over the 3 years I lived with him.
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Post by ogata tetsuo » Sun Jun 13, 2010 02:40

I forgot to tell that I also collect all kind of zines (music, comic, perzines, political).
You can see some of my collection in my blog >> http://uzinefanzine.blogspot.com

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Post by roundbitsofplastic » Sun Jun 13, 2010 18:10

ogata tetsuo wrote:I forgot to tell that I also collect all kind of zines (music, comic, perzines, political).
You can see some of my collection in my blog >> http://uzinefanzine.blogspot.com
I can send you some of my (mini)zines if you like? Just PM me yr address.
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Re: Do you collect anything?

Post by tompony » Sun Jun 13, 2010 18:24

Books of old (1930-1950ish, the "golden age") Sci-Fi: scans here

Reading this one at the moment:

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And keyboards / synths etc. that I find for cheap (I could spend insane amounts of money but I try to stick to car boot sale bargains): photos here

Possibly my favourite:

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Post by ogata tetsuo » Mon Jun 14, 2010 01:17

roundbitsofplastic wrote:I can send you some of my (mini)zines if you like? Just PM me yr address.
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Re: Do you collect anything?

Post by Carys » Mon Jun 14, 2010 07:50

I collect 80s Tomy robots, like Dingbot and Omnibot and Mr Money.

Naturally I collect books and music, but specifically I'm collecting The Complete Peanuts - I have about 12 volumes now.

I do also collect snowglobes from places I've been.

Regularly, I think 'I've got too much stuff'.

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Re: Do you collect anything?

Post by palespectre » Sat Sep 04, 2010 03:32

postcards and letters.
so if you want any.. let's swap.
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Re: Do you collect anything?

Post by 80sfan » Mon Sep 06, 2010 13:38

as a child i has a small collection of about a dozen stones which i'd found and were quite interesting (shiny/oddly-shaped/pretty colours etc.)

then, my grandma decided this was a full-blown obsession of mine and would give me a stone any time she went anywhere new. even if they were round and dull. if she went on holiday, she would bring back 5 or 6 stones to add to my "collection".

i had to buy new containers for all the sodding stones she'd bring me. at the peak, i had over 500 stones and pebbles in glass jugs and plant pots around my room.

whenever i moved house (this happened several times in my childhood) i had to put all my stones in a big bin bag (triple-lined, obv!), which lead to numerous jokes when people were lugging this bag around. i say "numerous" - thare wasn't too much deviation from "christ, what've you got in here? a bag of stones?"

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