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Old 07-16-2008, 02:55 PM   #1
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What do you collect?

I collect all kinds of coffee mugs and cat related items.


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Old 07-16-2008, 02:59 PM   #2
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Currently, nothing actively.
I have collections of:

Turn of the century medicine and pharmacy items and packages.
Swords and knives.
Plastic toy figurines, mostly from childhood and found on the ground.
157 boxes of inherited Depression era glassware and perfume atomizers.
Advertising measuring glasses... very cool, were giveaways!
Dust bunnies and cobwebs. (My one ACTIVE collection.)
My wife has a decent pipe collection, and assorted bugs, spiders, bats
and creepy things preserved in plastic and jars.

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Old 07-16-2008, 03:06 PM   #3
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Old 07-16-2008, 03:09 PM   #4
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teddy bears mostly stuffed. grandkids give some of them to me for special occasions.

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Old 07-16-2008, 03:11 PM   #5
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Champagne glasses (I look for odd and beautiful ones. definitely doesn't have to be a "set.")

Cookbooks autographed by my friends.
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Old 07-16-2008, 03:16 PM   #6
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Guitars and motorcycles.
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Old 07-16-2008, 03:16 PM   #7
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Our collections include:

A full service for 18 of Homer Laughlin's "Virginia Rose" china
Same of Taylor, Smith & Taylor's "LuRay Pastels"
Same of American and English "Blue Willow"

Almost a service for 18, including all manner of serving pieces of Rogers Brothers "Arbutus" silverware, originally made in 1908

I'm a sucker for anything silver or silverplate and have bowls, platters, cups, baskets, etc. of every size and shape imaginable.

Lots and lots of Depression glass, mainly in cobalt blue, as well as vases and serving pieces in cobalt glass.

Unusual teapots. Buck gave me one for Christmas one year that is shaped like a treadle machine because, oh I forgot, I collect all manner of sewing stuff.

Also, tons of novelty salt and pepper shakers.

Have some artwork and, since Buck and I were/are such avid readers, books, books, books, books.....

And...naturally, cookbooks.

I'm sure there's more, but I think that's enough for now.

ETA: Our intent is to collect a service of 20 of everything, so it can be divided equally among our 5 children as part of their inheritance. Even if they don't care for the stuff, it's all in nearly mint condition and should fetch a good price if they sell it.
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Old 07-16-2008, 03:19 PM   #8
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Hard-core Classic Country music........ My goal is to have every top forty country hit from 1944-78..........and I'm well on my way....

example; I have evrything jim Reeves did in the sudio in his life, including three "Mary Carter" paint commercials.......

I have evrything Hank Williams did in the studio, plus a lot of his radio appearances and his demos.

Everything Patsy Cline did, including her two appearances on Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts.......

I could go on and on............
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Old 07-16-2008, 03:27 PM   #9
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Pacanis stole my answer.....
But I like to put the dust on my Sworovski crystal pieces and Precious Moments figurines when I can.
Not that there's anything wrong with that.....
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Old 07-16-2008, 03:28 PM   #10
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I have been collecting it since I was a young man and I have quite a collection already and it continues to grow!

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