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      10-03-2012 10:11 AM #26
      I don't collect anything seriously, but I do have small to moderate collections of:

      Beer Glasses
      Michelin Memorabilia
      Flashlights
      Firearms
      Vintage/"Classic" Shaving Gear
      VW Parts

      Quote Originally Posted by winstonsmith84 View Post
      My friends band does a song called "Wild Country Musk" where audience members are encouraged to slather on what ever putrid 30 year old Avon garage sale findings that they happen to have that week.
      I bought an Avon "Liberty Bell" decanter full of "Deep Woods" aftershave at a flea market for $2. Part of my vintage shaving collection. The stuff still smells pretty good, in fact, I used it just yesterday. No one at the office complained, though I don't go too heavy on the aftershave.

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      10-03-2012 10:16 AM #27
      Car stuff.

      Mostly die-casts/models. 1:24 plastic/1:18 metal and lots of 1:64 Hot Wheels/Johnny Lightning etc.

      A pretty large collection, been into it pretty much my whole life and still have my first Hot Wheels cars.

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      10-03-2012 10:24 AM #28
      Snap-on autobody hammers. I have a genuine need for some of them, I do a lot of sheetmetal forming work. I could do everything my skills allow with about 60% of these hammers, the rest were purchased in the pursuit of a complete collection. I still need the ultra-rare discontinued BF634 and BF619. I also need a BF610, BF631, and BF632, but those shapes are absolutely useless and they're still available new.



      I scored an immaculate BF633 on eBay, these ones are really rare and only produced for a few years.


      I also restore old ones.





      Sometimes I customize them a bit. I ground a higher crown on this little guy.


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      10-03-2012 10:31 AM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by rich! View Post
      i seem to have amassed a collection of beer glasses/steins and such...
      I used to have a lot of beer glasses but I dumped about 50 or so a couple moves ago. They were mostly "borrowed" pint glasses. Now I just have a few steins and chalices.

      The only thing I really collect now is records. No idea how many I have right now but I plan on cataloging them and putting everything on Discogs once I get everything unpacked.

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      10-03-2012 10:33 AM #30
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      10-03-2012 10:33 AM #31
      Gas mask and old Soviet military uniforms.
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      10-03-2012 10:35 AM #32
      Lucille Ball stuff..I know, I know..


      ..and currently PBR bottle caps to get a 'full deck of cards'
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    8. 10-03-2012 10:37 AM #33
      money

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      10-03-2012 10:42 AM #34
      As far as I can tell, broken drumsticks.
      Now go get your shinebox

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      10-03-2012 10:49 AM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by peoples_car View Post
      duuuuuude....



      I collect 35mm film cameras, which is pretty stupid in its own right.
      Not at all. I have a friend who buys them all the time from thrift stores and off ebay. He still shoots alot of 35mm too.

      I haven't collected anything in a while. I have no where to put it and nothing particular strikes my interest to collect multiples off right now.
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      10-03-2012 10:58 AM #36
      I have a coin collection back at my parents house,.....
      US and Foreign Coinage/Paper Money
      From 38AD to 2006
      Silver,Gold
      Well worn to Proof condition.

      I did my own appraisal based on "Red Book" values, but would like to get a real appraisal one day.

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      10-03-2012 10:59 AM #37
      I don't have any serious collections, being a broke college student tends to prevent any serious collections from starting. I do have some small ones though.

      -Random WWII and Cold War military stuff. I've got a Gebirgsjaeger WWII backpack, WWII badges, bayonets, camo coats, a DDR NVA helmet and some other stuff.

      -1/35th scale military models. Back when I worked more there were probably over 20 kits in my stash. I've got a ton of built kits and I've actually won a few awards for my builds.

      - For every European city I visit I try to buy a patch of the city crest or something similar so I can put it on my big back pack. I look at them like kill marks on a fighter plane.

      -Like everyone else I've got a lot of beer glasses. I tend to focus on ones with beer company logos, and hand painted "steins".
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      10-03-2012 11:15 AM #38
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      10-03-2012 11:53 AM #39
      Oops... Forgot about my "work" collection of industry trade show swag (my favorite being foam hand exercisers),
      and my growing collection of depth crushed Styrofoam coffee cups from jobs I've been on. The little one in the middle went to 17,000 feet.

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      10-03-2012 12:01 PM #40
      Old cell phones. I have pretty much every cell phone I've had since about the mid-late 90's (about 15 in all, I've unfortunately not been able to hold onto a few of them).


      And I recently acquired my dad's old Motorola Dynatac!



      Too bad the antenna is cracking though.
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      10-03-2012 12:10 PM #41
      Quote Originally Posted by GroceryGetter82 View Post
      Just started collecting my old snowboards. I only have 2 at the moment, a lot more to go
      You wouldn't happen to live in the PNW would you? Friend of mine owns a used ski/snowboard shop. Has some nice vintage boards.

    17. 10-03-2012 02:06 PM #42
      I collect handpulled screenprint rock show posters. Signed and numbered ones. I get them matted and framed, gallery-style. It's a nice way to support local artists and printmakers and remember some great and not-so-great gigs.

      Some of my faves:






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      10-03-2012 02:15 PM #43
      Quote Originally Posted by DubsesdA3 View Post
      I have thousands of Hot Wheels/Matchbox cars. I'm in the process of building myself a top lit cabinet capable of holding and keeping visible 250 blister packs.
      NICE! - I too collect Die-cast cars and have since i was just a little tike.
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      10-03-2012 02:16 PM #44
      Guns.

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      10-03-2012 02:17 PM #45
      I collect reconstructive surgeries from times I think I am funny, when I am not! HA!

      But seriously I collect shot glasses, and my lady collects anything and everything. I am legitimately living with a hoarder in training.

      I used to collect Maisto scale models, until my sister decided to let her spawn play smash up derby with them.

    21. 10-03-2012 02:20 PM #46
      Quote Originally Posted by SOAR View Post
      You wouldn't happen to live in the PNW would you? Friend of mine owns a used ski/snowboard shop. Has some nice vintage boards.
      My friend collects vintage boards and has some really beautiful ones. I had no idea...

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      10-03-2012 02:33 PM #47
      probably clothes i guess

      its where most of my money goes anyways. Don't really collect anything
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      10-03-2012 03:00 PM #48
      Quote Originally Posted by dubraycer36 View Post
      Marvel Comics


      I've got a small collection of comics. My uncle has a massive collection... Some books that are worth 4 & 5 digits. I remember going over there once when I was 12, and he opened up his safe and went through all the books he had with me. It blew my mind. He's got some legendary stuff, and even a lot of really weird oddball stuff from the 50's-60's.

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      10-03-2012 03:22 PM #49
      I still have my baseball, football, hockey, and basketball cards I collected as a young lad.

      Now I collect WWII stuff. Mainly posters and uniforms. I really have a thing for the propoganda posters though.
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      10-03-2012 03:58 PM #50
      Lego and 1:43 scale race cars. i also have a bunch of 1:18 scale cars, but those have jumped in price (~$120+) and they take up more space, so 1:43 is what i settled on.











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