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    Aug 09, 2008 8:06 AM GMT
    Anyone have any interesting things that they collect? I mean other then pics of hot guys on you hotlist icon_razz.gif .

    Me, I collect swords, knives, movies(trying to change my VHS collection all over to DVD), silver coins, and most recently I have begun collecting sun glasses lol.

    Edit: I forgot to add books to the list. I LOVE to read so the books kinda pile up hehe.
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    Aug 09, 2008 3:41 PM GMT
    Not much collecting anymore, in my teens and childhood, I passed through these:

    • Fossils (Still have my collection)
    • Butterflies (Dried and mounted)
    • Beetles
    • Stamps
    • Coins
    • Banknotes
    • Bottle Caps
    • X-Men Playing Cards
    • Pokemon Cards (Yeah I know, right? LOL)
    • G.I. Joe action figures
    • Rocks/Minerals (My prize specimens include a small piece of pyrite and a spur of quartz crystals)
    • Mushrooms (Yes, LOL, when I was in elementary I'd go around hunting for weird mushrooms then transplant them into a little area filled with rotting corncobs for them to grow on... dangerous hobby LOL).
    • Leaves (I'd iron them until they were really dry then laminate them icon_razz.gif)
    • Bones (especially that of small animals, I once found a dead mouse and buried it carefully so that I could come back later and get the complete skeleton. best find for me was a shrew skull)
    • Once went crazy for little plastic lobsters that were one of the free toys inside a brand of cheese puffs here. I'd go through a lot of those and discard all other toys just to find different colored lobsters. icon_razz.gif
    • Anything weird... and preferably natural, from feathers of strange birds to a piece of a sea urchin armor to a large scale I once pried off a parrotfish we had for dinner. icon_razz.gif


    I'm sure there were more, LOL. Including some collecting frenzies that lasted for only about a few days (like postcards), but those are all I can remember for now. I'm a packrat. icon_razz.gif

    Oh yeah!

    In my preteens, me and my brother once started collecting what we called 'treasure', composed mainly of crystals that we found among rocks. We placed it in one of those tiny felt-lined ring cases and pretended that we were very rich. Then one day... we found one of Mom's drawers unlocked...

    I'm still VERY ashamed at what we did. LOL! icon_redface.gif
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    We took out her (THANKFULLY FAKE) jewelry and pounded away at the rings to extract the large pretty 'jewels'.

    OMFG, I can't believe Mom didn't kill us because of that! icon_lol.gif
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    Aug 09, 2008 4:03 PM GMT
    I used to collect rock's when I was in elementary I had a little tackle box full of them, made show-and-tell really easy wip out out a geode and everybody's else stuff looks like shiticon_smile.gif
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    Aug 09, 2008 4:05 PM GMT
    getfitrick saidI used to collect rock's when I was in elementary I had a little tackle box full of them, made show-and-tell really easy wip out out a geo and everybody's else stuff looks like shiticon_smile.gif


    LOL. I've never found a geode. One of my friends has one, and I was jealous as hell. icon_cry.gif Coz yeah, my own collection looked like shit next to a geode. LOL
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    Aug 09, 2008 4:40 PM GMT
    I have about 4000 CDs and probably 300 or so DVDs.

    I guess that's collecting.
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    Aug 09, 2008 4:55 PM GMT
    5,000+ Squirtle(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Squirtle#Squirtle) cards.

    I've got some plushies, posters, figures, a mouse pad, and even a model kit.
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    Aug 09, 2008 5:06 PM GMT
    I save all my finger and toenail clippings.
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    Aug 09, 2008 5:09 PM GMT
    I've got a ton of rocks - well not literally... Not quite - around in the garage, from years of working geology field projects. I really should organize and label them some day. One of the kids might pick up a meteorite to throw at bird or something. As a cautionary example, I've got a big bucket with rocks that great granddad collected but never labeled. Where the hell did he find a big chunk of biotite like that in this valley? Must have been a glacial erratic.

    Otherwise, I've got a lot of media - books, LPs, DVDs.

    Oh, and bacterial and fungal cultures. Not sure how many are still viable, but it takes so much work to purify one, I hate to throw them away.
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    Aug 09, 2008 5:21 PM GMT
    McGay saidI save all my finger and toenail clippings.


    LOL. One word:
    Ew.

    I used to make it a point to tell people that I'm not a collector. I just don't see the point in it. Why have something sitting around, collecting dust?

    Then, one day a very good friend pointed out that I have 47 pairs of shoes.

    Holy shit.

    I don't claim not to be a collector anymore.icon_lol.gif
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    Aug 09, 2008 5:29 PM GMT
    Mighty_Q said Why have something sitting around, collecting dust?


    I actually use my collections. For example, the rocks and minerals are ground up and used for certain experiments. Except for a few cool looking specimens that are kept as pets.

    Or, and this is the key bit, have plans to use them one of these days.


    That's why I finally tossed my extensive collection of obsolete modems into the trash and gave away all of my Apple // stuff. I could no longer imagine using them for anything.
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    Aug 09, 2008 6:06 PM GMT
    I have some vague memory from high school, that some of the wrestlers used to collect socks or something from guys who they'd defeated.

    Anyone collect tokens from tricks?
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    Aug 09, 2008 6:16 PM GMT
    Okay, this one is a little different...
    When I was little I used to collect all the luggage tags from flights that I took with or without my family.... collected 'em like baseball cards. Even got to the point where I was asking people if I could have their old ones right off their suitcases! How's taht for weird?

    [url]http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://farm1.static.flickr.com/211/467766534_9bc2ae8d16.jpg%3Fv%3D0&imgrefurl=http://flickr.com/photos/autumn_bliss/467766534/&h=375&w=500&sz=161&hl=en&start=5&um=1&tbnid=2957UCNtdW_3nM:&tbnh=98&tbnw=130&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dluggage%2Btags%2BAmerican%2BAirlines%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dsafari%26rls%3Den%26sa%3DN[/url]
    (not my collection, but to give you an idea of what I am talking about)
  • PRDGUY

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    Aug 09, 2008 7:15 PM GMT
    Many things, but most profitable is porn...... pics of guys 1 on 1 or in groups, sold hundreds of sets of these pics made into bookmarks, placemats, all sort of weird stuff

    syurprised that half business were orders by guys....

    most prized, roman coins from time of Christ, gold and silver certificates, and tons off confederate money!
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    Aug 10, 2008 5:09 AM GMT
    I collect toys. I have the entire line of Max Steel action figures that were released here in the states, all the elves from LOTR, some Harry Potter stuff, and Star Wars.
    I also saved most of my toys from childhood including Tonka trucks, Ernie and Bert, Big Trak, McDonald land playset, original Star Wars, and my Chatanooga choo choo (yeah, from Tyco).
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    Aug 10, 2008 5:25 AM GMT
    I collect US Silver Dollars - especially Morgans.
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    Aug 10, 2008 6:04 AM GMT
    The only significant collection I have right now is Lord of the Rings collectables/replicas. I have busts, a statue, a silver One Ring, Galadriel's Phial, multiple book editions, posters, four different versions of each film... And of course, mah sexy sword.
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    Aug 10, 2008 6:16 AM GMT
    I have a full collection of Smurf figurines. They were $2, in 1981 and spent a huge chunk of paper boy money on these.
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    Aug 10, 2008 7:05 AM GMT
    Coins and notes. I have some great American silver dollars.
    Rocks,
    Cd's DVDs,
    Books; hard back,
    Silver,
    teapots.
    But then when I don't want something I give it away, as it's not worth anything to me when I no longer want em.
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    Aug 10, 2008 11:50 PM GMT
    Pattison saidCoins and notes. I have some great American silver dollars.
    Rocks,
    Cd's DVDs,
    Books; hard back.

    But then when I don't want something I give it away, as it's not worth anything to me when I no longer want em.


    ROCKS.... pet rocks from the early 80's or stones....LOL.... wouldn't that get heavy? WOW rest u can get money for.... but dont know a thing about Rocks...

    anything worth nething moneywise, we shud put up for a realjock auction....!
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    Aug 11, 2008 12:06 AM GMT
    PRDGUY said
    Pattison saidCoins and notes. I have some great American silver dollars.
    Rocks,
    Cd's DVDs,
    Books; hard back.

    But then when I don't want something I give it away, as it's not worth anything to me when I no longer want em.


    ROCKS.... pet rocks from the early 80's or stones....LOL.... wouldn't that get heavy? WOW rest u can get money for.... but dont know a thing about Rocks...

    anything worth nething moneywise, we shud put up for a realjock auction....!


    Re rocks: I got some great geode's from utah, and other parts of the USA.

    I could almost have a rock concert.
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    Aug 11, 2008 12:18 AM GMT
    I still have a massive sportcard collection (hundreds of thousands). I also have a great deal of Matchbox/Hot Wheels and Coca-Cola stuff. I am a hoarder. Thankfully, I have extra bedrooms to keep it in.
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    Aug 11, 2008 2:53 AM GMT
    porn
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    Aug 11, 2008 10:29 PM GMT
    dvds
    books
    book marks
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    Aug 11, 2008 10:56 PM GMT
    The Hardy Boys detective stories. Especially the 38 original text versions. I now have them all.
  • Timbales

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    Aug 11, 2008 11:00 PM GMT
    I keep all my comics, and I have a small collection of quirky salt and pepper shakers.