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Old June 24th, 2007, 12:51 PM
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Nothing I collect has any longevity, sadly......Type A, you see BUT, I do have a nice collection of vintage Miami Beach hotel postcards. Mostly 20's 30's 40's

It's amazing to me to have, these litttle snippets of time capsules..Some have a brief blurb to friends and family back home, and some have prices on the back, that would make Priceline gasp

Long ago, there were hotels on the beach side. As a fan of art deco architecture, I am sad to see that, these little jewel hotels, are mostly long gone

What do you collect? Pigs, magnets, teacups, fine wine?
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Old June 24th, 2007, 02:59 PM
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I used to collect lighthouses and at one point my goal was to see every lighthouse in the world (so far only have seen about 20 on the US east coast and some in the Carribbean)

Now I seem to only collect BILLS.....
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Old June 24th, 2007, 03:22 PM
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I collect Porceleyne Fles Royal Delft Blue pottery. I have many types of delft within this collection, as this company did - does several types of delft pottery, the imari, polychrome, the red, white etc etc. I have some pieces of each type of technique they do, and my collection is well over a thousand pieces. My favorite is the blue.

This collection started as I was the one in the family who liked the Delft best and people in my age group were going "modern" and did not want it so pieces were left to me, and now of course they all want it...........but to late by twenty years time! My first piece of porceleyne Fles was given to me as a child by my greatgrandmother.

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interesting topic Trip, and I know some one with also vintage post cards and they are amazing to look at.
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I collect crystal bells, spoons, cruise ship Christmas ornaments, and lately I have been collecting teddy bears from the cruise ships.

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I collect VW beetle models which includes the model year of every year I have ever owned..My son actually started me on the collection by finding one while he was in Germany of a 1951 VW black beetle , so far I have 18 of them in a beautiful case

I also collect Jazz Festival posters that I have framed of festivals that I have actually attended around the world, Of course the collection is dominated by New Orleans Jazz Festival prints but I also have 2 smooth jazz cruises posters and my all time favorite from the Montreux Jazz Festival and it was signed by Carlos Santana

I also collect models of planes my son has acutally flown including a WW2 P-51 Red Tail Mustang, a WW2 B-25 bomber, a T-38 trainer, a glider, a Sirrus SR22 and 3 versions of the F-15..soon to be added to the collection an F-22 Raptor

Needless to say, I have no blank walls in my home
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Things to do with sewing......but mostely sewing machines.......I even found one in St. Thomas.......I have some that are only a 1/4 " tall.......



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Hi Trip,

I always enjoy seeing what other people collect.

Do sea shells count? We used to have a weekend place at Galveston and
collected a ton of sea shells. Many we have given away, but I have kept some of the best or unusual ones.

When we travel, I collect either Christmas ornaments especially those from the Caribbean Islands or those that you can buy on the ship with the name of the cruise ship on them. I also pick up key chains with the names of the places we visit.


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I'm a "philatelist".
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I'm a "philatelist".
I used to be a "philatelist", also. I don't know what happened to my collection. It was many years ago, but I really did enjoy it.

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We collect STAR TREK !
anything to do with Star Trek.
Our house number is 1701.. the NCC number for the Enterprise.
That was a travia question on a game show.
My vanity tag on my car is TREKKER.( I wish I could get star trek, but it was taken.)
All the Christmas ornments, autographs of all the actors, games, action figures, photos, posters,signed pictures, plates, coffee mugs, mouse pads.
We have been on 3 star trek cruises,planning on others.
If any one finds something, please let me know. I want it all.
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Old June 24th, 2007, 06:34 PM
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I'm a philatelist but I don't lick.

Betty collects antique furniture. She drives me nuts. On the good stuff she'll just clean it up and preserve it but she loves restoring old furniture that has been painted or abused.

She is now working on a garage sale piece that is from the late eighteen hundreds. It had so many layers of paint on it plus old stickers that it looked like heck. She is now down to the bare wood and it is a beautiful cherry highboy.

She will probably sell her $5 garage sale piece for 100 times that when she's done. Or, with my luck, she'll keep it.

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I have a dust collection, I keep it under the bed.

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Old June 24th, 2007, 07:11 PM
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Laura - me too!
I used to collect fridge magnets, until my fridge couldn't hold anymore. Now most of them are in a box, only a select few stay on the fridge.
I also collect teapots, but have also run out of room to display them.
More recently, my collecting has been limited to Christmas ornaments from the islands I've visited, or the ships we have sailed.

I guess you could call jigsaw puzzles a collection too. I have made and laminated many, which hang on the walls of our home, and given many more away as gifts. My favourites are the Thomas Kinkaide ones.

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We collect art, and we've pretty much run out of wall space. Our tastes run to the contemporary, and some of the stuff is very nice. I have one wall in our home theatre dedicated to Warner Brothers animation cels, and have four signed Chuck Jones limited editions--two of which are production cels, one-of-a-kind. The wall looks great--the lights on that wall are the last ones I dim before the movie starts when we have screenings for friends.

I'm a Sherlockian, so I have a bookcase full of Sherlock Holmes books, but it doesn't hold a candle to the collection of my friend Peter--a renowned Sherlockian "black belt" who has seven or eight thousand volumes on Holmes (yes, there are that many, and more). He built a new house about three years ago and has floor-to-ceiling bookcases in two large rooms completely filled, with more stuff still on the floors in boxes. It's a world-class, priceless collection, and I always enjoy visiting it--and him. In fact, I'm having dinner with him tomorrow night.

My other "collection" is theatres. I'm a big fan of vintage theatres and I rejoice every time one gets restored and reborn, and I grieve when a grand dame gets torn down. I've been known to fly off to places just to see theatres, so I guess you could call that a collection. Of course, I have no interest in the typical 12-plex cineboxes, which are blights on the landscape. I'd rather see films in my home theatre (the "Trans-Lux"), than have my feet stick to the floor in a cinderblock box.
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My, but you people collect interesting things! I used to collect frig magnets, but when we bought a stainless steel frig, that ended that hobby. Now they're in a sack somehere.

Laura and Martha, . Dustballs and bills are also in my realm! I exell in collecting bills but not in collecting money!

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I like to pick up a Christmas ornament from each new place we visit. We've also been picking up shot glasses along the way and Dave always looks for the "floaty" pens.
Trip, I love reading old post cards too.
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I've inherited my family's home and all the "collections"in it. There is everything from Blue Willow Ware (enough serving pieces to have a dinner for a neighborhood block party!) to antique dinnerbells, with Hummel's and Boyd Bears inbetween. I think I'll just collect cruise ship souvenir glasses.....
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I used to collect classic cars (9) but it got to be too expensive and now they are gone except for one.

Now, I collect antique furniture and books, rare gold coins and old U.S. currency notes, art, and paperbacks.
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SMILES They don't take up any room, but some of them are worth more than any collection I have. And the nice thing is I can give them away and still have plenty.
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Smiles are a fun thing to collect! Contagious as well!
Just asked dh what I collect because I couldn´t think of anything and he said roses! Guess he´s right. I´ve got 28 different rose bushes planted now, four of which are the new blue variety.
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Marj has a large number of collectable dolls. I add to it on holidays.

I collect 1/24 scale NASCAR diecast models, concentrating on the Daytona 500 winners and the winners of Nextel and Busch championships.
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I collected cows - rounded up the herd and now the grace the laundry room. I would say this collection is complete.

Now I collect Dragonflies - I have several pins, and various items with dragonflies on them. At the moment they are my passion.

I also collect Red Sox Stuff. I'm a true "Royal Rooter"

There are so many things I would love to collect but have no room.



I'd like to collect jewels and gems...maybe a diamond collection.
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Mike,

Maybe Betty should take some of her collection on "Antiques Roadshow."

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Clocks, it all started about 17 years ago when my sister came to visit and the only clocks I had in my house was either on the microwave oven or on my night stand. After her visit for every birthday and Xmas she would send me a clock and then I started asking others to do the same and now like with many collections I'am running out of room.
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We buy a magnet in each port, and I collect owls. Owls are easy to find in Mexico, but not so easy to find in the Eastern Caribbean.

PartyAnimal,

I also bought a clock in Dominica. It's a funky little thing with two cats on it. It cost $3.00 and hasn't worked since we got home! I still love it .
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Doug, whereas I don't collect the Nascar series, I do also collect 1/24 scale models of cars. Mainly '55 Fords and Chevrolet muscle cars. But, they are all still in their boxes as my hands aren't as nimble as they used to be...
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