1. Capslock

    Capslock Active Member

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    What do you collect?

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Capslock, Apr 14, 2019.

    I have a few collections of things I find interesting. I’m curious what you collect. Here are my interests in close order as of current. Most are things I actually use.

    Uranium glass,
    Jadeite,
    Hot wheels,
    Oil lamps,
    Candle holders that I made,
    Sterling silver,
    Antique pocket knives,
    Coins,
    Vintage / antique zippo

    Need to get into marbles specifically uranium ones,
    Need to get back into silver bullion,

    Wanting ideas of fairly small antique collectibles


    What do you collect?
     
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    Experiences.
     
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    Iain Aschendale The third pronunciation of "potato" Staff Supporter Contributor

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    That's interesting, something I'd never heard of before. At first I thought you meant trinitite, but it seems they're quite different.

    From a poem I read decades ago and cannot find through google:

    "Fused glass and steel and concrete
    Hiroshimite."
     
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    Shenanigator Has the Vocabulary of a Well-Educated Sailor. Supporter Contributor

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    Books
    1930's & 40s glassware & barware
    Fiesta ware
    Vintage cookbooks
    Perfume bottles & 1930s dressing table paraphernalia

    (Basically, whatever looks right in an early 1940s vintage apartment.)

    ETA: Experiences, too.
     
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    Iain Aschendale The third pronunciation of "potato" Staff Supporter Contributor

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    I bet you'd kill for one of these:

    [​IMG]
     
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    EFMingo A Nefarious Flamingo Contributor

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    Anything and everything from the Halo universe.

    Two coin/money collections
    1). Money from around the world.
    2). Historic money from a couple of countries.

    Minerals

    Books
     
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    Hand-carved birds (wood).
     
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    You devil!
     
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    I have a large amount of esoteric books/"Holy books" in my bookshelf. Its kinda funny to see people look at and go something like,

    "Torah? Wow, I didn't know you were a Jew...oh...whats "bhagavad gita" dude? You a Hindu? Wait....dharmapada? Buddhist text...dude what kind of...Hermetica? Are you in the Illuminati?"

    There's only one "holy book" I'll never own, so I have some more to read and go through. Tao Te Ching is next on that list..
     
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    I used to collect charity badges some years ago. Had about 100 of them.
    Like these:

    [​IMG]
     
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    Techno-junk. I'm a techno-hoarder.
     
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    The jar on the left looks like it may have been designed my Rene Lalique, so that one definitely. Otherwise, I hold out until I find one with a lid, because I sanitize them with alcohol and refill them with my own products. (My makeup remover is in an art deco cold cream jar from the 20s, for example.) The perfume bottles I leave as is, though.
     
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    I used to collect ex libris cards (bookplates).
    It was typically only the well-to-do that had custom bookplates created for their library, but even so, you get an idea of just how important reading and books were a century ago.
     
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    Found a gap in your lore knowledge!

    The one on the left was found on Kiribati, the one on the right is her preferred brand. You know who she is...

    Edit: Whoops, sorry, Gardner Island, not Kiribati
     
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    Clearly, Lapel Pins. :p
     
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    I had a feeling that might be her brand. :) I remember reading the TIGHAR group's expedition report about a jar fragment found on Nikumaroro (the island in the Castaway Theory) they think may have been broken to use as a tool.
     
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    Books. Mostly classics and philosophical / religious / historical texts. But enough contemporary fiction and non-fiction that it's worth mentioning, as well.

    Anime. I'm a weeb. It's not enough to digitally stream; I want to actually physically own my favorite series and movies on disc. It's satisfying. It's mine.

    I want to get a record player and start collecting vinyls, partly because of the aforementioned reason about physical > digital, and also because I believe vinyl is the highest quality.

    Experiences.

    Memories.

    I want to collect things I'll actually use though. Otherwise I'd be a hoarder rather than a collector, like an alcoholic trying to just pass as "a drunk".

    I'd also say my tastes tend to be both high-brow and elitist. If I buy a physical copy of an anime, or keep a book on my shelf that I've already read, it's because I think it's *that good*. And nine-times-out-of-ten buying the physical merchandise rewards the artist significantly more than only digitally streaming.

    EDIT: Oh. And I forgot snow globes from vacations. But only if I went on the vacation myself; my mom keeps buying me snow globes when she goes somewhere with her friends from work, and I have to keep explaining to her that while I appreciate the kindness, it's missing the point of why I collect them.
     
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    I like pre-electronic engineering technology. I collect things like slide rules. They're fiendishly clever - the complexity of calculations you can do with just a couple of sticks sliding against each other is remarkable. I have a few non-electronic navigation tools, too, like sextants. I keep an eye open for things like that.

    For years, my mom thought I collected coffee mugs. She'd always give me a mug or two for Christmas and my birthdays, saying, "For your mug collection, dear." I'd keep saying "But I don't have a mug collection. I don't collect mugs." Well, I guess she kind of sent me enough mugs to qualify as an unwanted collection. I have a mug collection even though I don't collect them. It's like mom had a mug collection she kept at my house.
     
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    I collect metal bottle caps you get from glass bottles. Why? Because when the nukes fall I don't want to be flat broke!
     
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    I have a lot of tie clips. Wouldn't say I collect them, but i never met a tie clip I didn't like. My dipshit staff, who hasn't worn ties in 10 years, decided they wanted to wear ties. And then they stole company silverware to make tie clips. Demi spoons and cocktail forks. I couldn't find one for a week.
     
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    I have a lot of ties, but not so many tie clips. I used to have a few, but I tend to lose them somehow. So most of the ones I have left are ones that are way too wide for today's skinny ties. Not that they did much, anyway, Being 6'5", to keep the tail tucked, I'd have to wear the higher than would look non-ridiculous anyway. My usual tie restraint system is a safety pin jabbed through the back of the ties and hidden under the placket. May not be fancy, but that dog'll hunt.
     
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