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Pennwoman  (Level: 161.8 - Posts: 2476)
Tue, 17th Feb '09 11:46 AM


The Barbie post got me thinking -- I had a large Barbie collection until it started to take over all storage space so I sold it, mostly on eBay -- I also have tons of Hallmark Christmas ornaments and my family buys me lots of different types of snowmen --- never casually mention something is cute, you will get it for the rest of your life!
What kind of collection do you have?

Sargon  (Level: 112.9 - Posts: 1256)
Tue, 17th Feb '09 1:56 PM

I collect memories. They take up no space and I can enjoy them anytime I want to.

Tuzilla  (Level: 144.5 - Posts: 3839)
Tue, 17th Feb '09 2:09 PM

Buttons and pins. They fall into 4 categories, political, places I have been (especially NPs), ski resorts, Labor union related.
Useless knowledge (trivia)

Monkeynips13  (Level: 21.5 - Posts: 647)
Tue, 17th Feb '09 2:12 PM

Monkeys (not live)

Should start collecting:
my thoughts

Pennwoman  (Level: 161.8 - Posts: 2476)
Tue, 17th Feb '09 2:49 PM

Tunzilla, do you have pin from Seven Springs sky resort or Hidden Valley?

Barb1111  (Level: 112.7 - Posts: 215)
Tue, 17th Feb '09 3:04 PM

Books (especially Stephen King, Anne Rice and Lisa Scottoline)
Magnets from the different places that I have visited
Carousel horses (not the large ones but small representations)
Movies (pretty much any type except those mad slasher movies)
I have purchased a Hallmark Christmas ornament every year for each of my children since they were born so I guess that should be included.

Headylamar  (Level: 154.1 - Posts: 740)
Tue, 17th Feb '09 3:41 PM

The collecting bug gave me a hickey!

Antique Christmas ornaments
Santas, mostly handcarved
perfume bottles
carnival glass
old religious documents ( marriage, baptismal, communion, etc.)
white ironstone
vaseline glass
toothpick holders
old egg beaters
old enamelware
antique prints
and a few old paper dolls

The Santas are out year round. the ornaments are not Nearly every other item save for the paper dolls, is carefully displayed somewhere in our home.

My husband is a VERY tolerant man.....

Diva305  (Level: 152.5 - Posts: 1655)
Tue, 17th Feb '09 4:11 PM

Elvis collectibles
Marilyn Monroe
M&M collectibles
Baseball cards (got lots of A-Rod rookies if anyone's interested) LOL and antique tobacco baseball cards
Monkeys-real and others....
Now switched from bromeliads to orchids, so I get one a week.

There is a COLLECTIBLE GROUP if anybody is interested.

Diva305  (Level: 152.5 - Posts: 1655)
Tue, 17th Feb '09 4:13 PM

Oh Yeah and
Think I'm over the 200 mark now.

Lisap369  (Level: 61.1 - Posts: 992)
Tue, 17th Feb '09 4:25 PM

I collect nothing - more to dust

Donden  (Level: 112.5 - Posts: 2127)
Tue, 17th Feb '09 4:45 PM

Old postcards, (over 2000). Local reference books and atlas's, city directories. I just disposed of a very large coin collection. Actually I never throw anything away.

Collioure  (Level: 113.7 - Posts: 9952)
Tue, 17th Feb '09 4:47 PM

Lately I have been collecting a lot of pink WP screens.

Felix  (Level: 109.3 - Posts: 2500)
Tue, 17th Feb '09 5:28 PM

Anything with frogs
Baseball Cards

Pennwoman  (Level: 161.8 - Posts: 2476)
Tue, 17th Feb '09 5:32 PM

Donden, I have a small collection of postcards -- specfic to the small village I live in -- in the 1900's it was the busy town in the area because of a whiskey distillery -- I was amazed to find postcards of the town on eBay and have a few with neighbors houses on them. Its amazing how much things change and stay the same!

Dutchman  (Level: 243.2 - Posts: 36)
Tue, 17th Feb '09 6:57 PM

I have thousand of records -- 45s, 78s, LPs -- and I want to sell 90% of them, in bulk, preferably. Make me an offer!!!!

Bigbird  (Level: 248.9 - Posts: 3337)
Tue, 17th Feb '09 7:10 PM

Now this is a thread that I can really relate to! The answer is probably almost everything. No, well, not quite.

I started out collection Victorian Trade Cards - and then had so many I had to become a dealer - which, of course, meant that I had to buy even more. I used to set up at Ephemera Shows and had a pretty good mail order business, but then real work got in the way, and the bottom fell out of ebay prices. So now, I look around at my 10s of thousands of pieces of advertising ephemera, and think that my daughter is going to kill me when I die. I am very gradually trying to divest on ebay, but I cannot afford to put the really good stuff up there. I'd take too much of a price beating. If anyone cares to take a peak, my ebay name is alices*ads.

I actively collect alphabet trade cards
Postcards and any other ephemera from Great Neck, NY
Advertising trays
Old spice tins
Outrageous animal pins designed by Cynthia Chuang

Then I have very small collections of so many things that I won't bother. But those are the main ones.


Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4593)
Tue, 17th Feb '09 8:00 PM

Dangly earrings that break before they can be worn the 2nd time



Not necessarily in that order.

I would say "memories," but I seem to be misplacing more of those as the days go by.

Ladyvol  (Level: 212.1 - Posts: 5646)
Tue, 17th Feb '09 9:47 PM

My collection consists of teddy bears both stuffed and figurines, I have all of Johanna Lindsey's books. I also collect old 45's and LP' last count I had over 3000. I also collect oriental vases with peacocks on them...My favorite collection though is all the great friends I have here on the island!

Linenlady  (Level: 159.1 - Posts: 306)
Wed, 18th Feb '09 12:00 AM

Vintage linens, lace, buttons, silver, teapots and cats (only 4 of those, so far). My collection also has gotten so enormous that I find it necessary to sell at quilt shows and ebay occasionally. Most of the enjoyment of any collection is in the search. I love going to auctions and the odd yard sale; you just never know what you'll find.

Surreyman  (Level: 272.1 - Posts: 2771)
Wed, 18th Feb '09 4:50 AM

British Empire postage stamps (from earliest, 1840 onwards)
Beer mugs
Antique maps

Lucimoore  (Level: 192.0 - Posts: 1732)
Wed, 18th Feb '09 3:42 PM

Cobalt blue glass
Primative bird houses
Wind chimes
Age spots

Collioure  (Level: 113.7 - Posts: 9952)
Wed, 18th Feb '09 6:00 PM

Good recipes only

Histomimi  (Level: 220.1 - Posts: 13)
Wed, 18th Feb '09 8:10 PM

I collect Christmas ornaments from places that I visit on vacation or business trips.
Also, limited edition lighthouses and Russian eggs.

Chrondo  (Level: 98.1 - Posts: 31)
Wed, 18th Feb '09 8:32 PM

I sit in this chair so much, all I collect is DUST

Fudypatootie  (Level: 205.8 - Posts: 1302)
Wed, 18th Feb '09 11:47 PM

Asian pottery that has no English "made in..." stamps on it
Egyptian art and representations of Tut's treasures
A few Star Trek items
Stuffed animals

Suzer22  (Level: 165.6 - Posts: 1982)
Thu, 19th Feb '09 12:15 AM

I have a Christmas ornament and a magnet from most places I have visited.

I collect nativity scenes - I have over 50.

Salzypat  (Level: 161.3 - Posts: 5414)
Thu, 19th Feb '09 12:29 AM

I collect ashtrays. No one in my family smokes. I did briefly when I was 16-17 or so.

So why ashtrays? About 10 years ago I figured that someday smoking was going to be eliminated or greatly restricted, so i began buying ashtrays at garage sales, thrift stores and auctions. I have several hundred from plain ones, to funny ones (a dog's leg lifted and aimed right at where you put the cigarette!), advertising ones, those made by well-known pottery companyies, etc.

A family joke is that when I die my kids will fight over the ashtray collection -- the one who loses the fight has to take the collection!

I also collect angels, but that is a serious story and too long to start tonight.

Slicko  (Level: 223.9 - Posts: 1609)
Thu, 19th Feb '09 5:43 AM

I am a collector - my wife is a "thrower outer"
Started collecting stamps as a kid and still enjoy it - also coins
But of course the absurd collections are the movies and CDs
Two rooms full - floor to ceiling

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