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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 10:53 pm 
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For some reason, I have the occasional desire to start collecting things. Now, I'm not talking about priceless works of art, or anything like that. Just random sorts of things. The end result is that I now have modest collections of:

Antique globes
Glass insulators
Old medicine bottles
Glass flower frogs (this collection is really my wife's)
And, most recently: small Toby jugs and Virginia Metalcrafters (Colonial Williamsburg brass) pieces.

Anyone else bitten by the collecting bug?

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:49 am 
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I suppose it started for me with baseball cards, in the 50s. Present collections include books (esp. 16-18c poetry and drama), old fly reels, pre-industrial revolution American Furniture (at this point of the undiscovered, inexpensive kind), contemporary paintings (ditto).


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:43 pm 
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Vintage Braun appliances and Bang & Olufsen gear. And clothes I guess.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 11:24 pm 
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The Rambler wrote:
I suppose it started for me with baseball cards, in the 50s. Present collections include books (esp. 16-18c poetry and drama), old fly reels, pre-industrial revolution American Furniture (at this point of the undiscovered, inexpensive kind), contemporary paintings (ditto).
I'd love to see some pictures of the furniture


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 1:49 am 
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I don't think there has been any moment in my life during which I did not actively collect something. As a kid, it's common to collect something like sports cards, but that desire didn't dissipate as I grew older, it just took new forms.

Aside from maintaining a sizable vinyl collection, I continue to collect "vintage" portable electronics, such as Sony's first Walkman, Discman and the like (A far cry from B&O, I know). I did also attempt to own every ThinkPad IBM ever produced, but the budget for that ran out rather quickly. Considering the ban on selling PCs in chain thrift shops (they end up being recycled, or sent to Per Scholas), I doubt I'll be able to take up that again.


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Currently collecting...

Insults.

Bourbon.

Watches.

Sideways glances.

Flash drives (unintentionally).

Children (my own, now up to 5, no more).


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 1:12 pm 
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Collecting takes knowledge, study, patience, and dogged pursuit. I just accumulate stuff. Like:
Vanity Fair prints of Naval Officers
Toy Soldiers (Highlanders wearing pith helmets)
Afghan war rugs (Soviet era, primarily. (If a half-dozen meets the definition of "collection" ))

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 4:45 pm 
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P. G. Wodehouse first editions.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 10:01 am 
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very cool, Satre. Do you score more online or in actual bookstores?


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My collections generally stem from involvement in other equipment-centric activities, and so probably don't really count as collections per se.

My 20 years of bicycle racing has amassed acres of now outdated road bikes, mountain bikes, coasters, and equipment.

My practical shooting has resulted in a safe-full of handguns, rifles, and shotguns, some general purpose and some very sport-specific, as well as boxes and boxes of additional equipment. My relatively recent introduction to wing shooting has rekindled the urge for a nice OU.

The ski-racing equipment from years gone by has (mostly) been disposed of.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 12:34 pm 
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That would open a new world of collections: With the exception of a set of Ping Eye 2 that my son took over, and a few clubs I might have hurled into the lake, I have every golf club I ever bought in the last half century, including about 30 putters and 30 wedges.


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Sartre wrote:
P. G. Wodehouse first editions.

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Damn. You've conjured up a green eyed monster.

They say Wodehouse wasn't a funny guy to meet and talk to. Glad he saved it for print and the ages.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2011 1:17 pm 
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The Rambler wrote:
very cool, Satre. Do you score more online or in actual bookstores?
I got the bug when I discovered one in a nice used bookshop next to Moosewood Restaurant in Ithaca, NY. However, since then it's been mainly online. Many of the online sellers don't even have brick-and-mortar stores.

What surprised me was how relatively easy it is to get PGW firsts, and how relatively cheap they are, because he was so prolific and his books sold so many copies. In other words there's a lot of 'em out there.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 1:48 pm 
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Fly rods out the wazoo — some old, some newish, some quite valuable, and almost all in use at least once a year.

I used to have a big vinyl record collection but it got misplaced during my New Mexico period.

Love the Wodehouse shot.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 11:01 pm 
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LGB trains from Germany; bordeaux; pendleton indian blankets; carved decoys, sporting art; spy novels; model cars; watches; much clothes; fine pens; many books about the above. I hope, at almost 64 there'll not be too much in new collections added-BYW the only things that have increased in value I think is the wine.

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