What do you collect?

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  1. BiPolar

    BiPolar Active Member

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    CDs - i'm such a music addict
    some books
    some DVDs
     
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    Airplane models, safety cards, and memorabilia mostly. I also collect pins but that has dropped off a bit.

    JB
     
  3. Coho

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    money
     
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    LabelKing Senior member

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    All the things I like have the unfortunate distinction of being costly.
     
  5. Coho

    Coho Senior member

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    Yes, that is why you have to be a money collector first and foremost.

    All the things I like have the unfortunate distinction of being costly.
     
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    Watches, Georg Jensen cufflinks & folding bikes,
     
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    Many things collectible, and like Lk, involve opening the vault and emptying a wallet during live auctions...
    Notwithstanding an obsession for antique and vintage travel memorabilia of all forms, Pan American, TWA, 20th Century Ltd and Superchief, to the HMS Olympic, Normandie, Isle de France and the like - including a large original poster collection by Cassandre and Benito... All editions forward to demise dating from the 1937 first issue of "Life Magazine"...

    But all in all, some of my favourite items are in my rather large collection [over 100 examples]
    of magnificent "Pop-Up" books. The engineering in some of these is beyond clever, and certainly brilliant.

    Some nice original paintings too - but when one enters this sort of marketplace, no matter what you pay, you are never really the owner of the piece. In a sense, you only purchase the title of "custodian" of such art - and the cost of responsibility is even greater, to ensure it is enjoyed by future generations.
     
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    money



    Wish I could collect money. I seem to lose it quicker than accumulate it [​IMG]

    As for me, I collect records (mainly 60's-early 70's rock/psych, but I have stuff from all genres) and underground comix of the same era (60's and 70's).

    One wall:


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  9. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    money

    That's so prosaic and takes no mastering of esoteric and rather useless knowledge that only other collectors will appreciate.
     
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    Artwork from artist friends.
     
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    Numismatists are no different than other collectors. "No mastering of the esoteric?" You're kidding right? A lot of what people collect were invented only a few decades or centuries ago: stamps, watches, cars, records, etc. The history of monetary production goes back centuries before Moses, and by neccessity, require a much deeper and far reaching breadth of knowledge.


    That's so prosaic and takes no mastering of esoteric and rather useless knowledge that only other collectors will appreciate.
     
  12. West24

    West24 Senior member

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    Airplane models, safety cards, and memorabilia mostly. I also collect pins but that has dropped off a bit.

    JB


    did you steal these hobbies from someone who posted them on a world of war craft forum?
     
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    Knives, bows, guns and hats.
     
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    I collect "modern design" (furniture, lighting, home/office accessories, etc.) from the 1960s and '70s -- predominately Italian design circa 1968-1972.
     
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