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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
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      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.

    7. 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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    8. 10-03-2012 02:10 PM #43
      Marvel Comics. Image Comics, Some DC and DarkHorse.
      Anything with Todd McFarlane's name on it.
      Esp. Autographed.

      Hotwheels cars.
      And Hallmark christmas ornaments, with the wife.
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      10-03-2012 02:15 PM #44
      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.
      I mainly collect VW (family), Police/Fire/EMS vehicles and ones that catch my eye.
      I do also have quite a few 1/24 units that will be going on shelves thru part of the garage soon.
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      10-03-2012 02:16 PM #45
      Guns.

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      10-03-2012 02:17 PM #46
      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.

    12. 10-03-2012 02:20 PM #47
      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 #48
      probably clothes i guess

      its where most of my money goes anyways. Don't really collect anything
      stay in drugs, eat school, and don't do vegetables
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      10-03-2012 03:00 PM #49
      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 #50
      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 #51
      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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      10-03-2012 04:06 PM #52
      Tons of die-cast cars, about 1200 CDs, 300-400 books, old video game systems (Atari 2600, Intellivision and Intellivision II, NES, Sega Genesis).

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      This... oh, and busted cymbals too. Which reminds me that I still need to make a clock or two out of them.

      I'm just surprised none of the deviants here in OT have admitted to having a booger wall yet.
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      10-03-2012 04:38 PM #53
      [QUOTE=DubsesdA3;79206375]I have thousands of Hot Wheels/Matchbox cars. /QUOTE]

      I think we all do. I know I have 4 large totes full of them, and they are 90% VW's.

      Quote Originally Posted by Basscase View Post
      And I recently acquired my dad's old Motorola Dynatac!
      Too bad the antenna is cracking though.
      Mine is too. I used to have 5 of those here, but lost them in moves and such. The one I have left here has a cracked antenna.

      I collect VW Hot Wheels/Matchbox cars, RC cars (I have about 20 of them here right now), and anything vintage. Power tools, tool boxes, Radio flyer wagons, etc.. Garage sales this summer paid off well.


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      10-03-2012 04:52 PM #54
      Naked women that don't talk back.

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      10-03-2012 04:54 PM #55
      Another 1/18 scale diecast collector here. I shudder to think how many I have, but I would guess about 120+ on display and another 200-300 taking up space in my basement. Add in the 100 or so 1/43 models and gawd knows how many stupid 1/64 Hotwheels, JLs, Matchbox crap.

      Sad thing is I keep buying more and selling less. I may have some "hoarder" in my blood.

      Aside from that, I also collect bicentennial quarters, only because 1976 was a good year!

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      10-03-2012 04:57 PM #56
      Quote Originally Posted by barry2952 View Post
      Naked women that don't talk back.

      On a purely serious note, what percentage of your male house guests have had their hands on your statues boobs?

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      10-03-2012 04:59 PM #57
      SD cards (like potato chips, you can't have just one)
      Digital cameras (I'm really trying to stop)

      Elongated souvenir pennies - whenever I see a penny crusher, I have to use it!
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      10-03-2012 05:02 PM #58
      Quote Originally Posted by Geesixty View Post
      On a purely serious note, what percentage of your male house guests have had their hands on your statues boobs?
      During parties we leave out polishing gloves. It never fails that she has shiny nipples by the end of the party. She's one of 50 made for the Hunt Brothers by artist Ramon Parmenter. They gave them to their top silver traders as gifts. She's fine silver. The originals are still offered in bronze.

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      10-03-2012 05:12 PM #59
      I collect bottle caps from beers and sodas in hopes of one day creating a bar top or coffee table top with them. I have several hundred and have been collecting for about two and a half years.

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      10-03-2012 05:38 PM #60
      For the past four years or so my roommates and I have been tossing bottle caps on the top of our cabinets every time we open a beer. Anyone who comes over for beers does the same.

      The collection is on it's third house. Most of them are in 4' tall plastic Bud Light bottle and it's mostly full. There are at least two or three hundred more currently on top of the cabinets. I don't have an exact number but it's gotta be in the thousands. I'll take a pic when I get home.
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    26. 10-03-2012 06:30 PM #61
      Aside from firearms......have an interest in true crime items (art, letters, signed photos, etc).

      Also early memento mori related postcards, include skulls. All fall in a relatively brief period of time...most 1905-1912.

      A few of them....




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      10-03-2012 08:37 PM #62
      Dance music vinyl records.

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      10-03-2012 11:25 PM #63
      collecting = hoarding
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      10-03-2012 11:32 PM #64
      I used to collect football, baseball and basketball cards but got tired of it because most of the cards sucked. I also collected 1:18 die cast cars for awhile. I'd like to get back into that when I can afford nicer models than the Maisto junk they sell at Costco.

      I don't really collect much any more. I'm more interested in putting together a halfway decent wardrobe.
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      10-04-2012 12:38 AM #65
      PEZ dispensers, about 180.

      Minor league baseball caps about 80 of them, spelled out the alphabet back when I had them all displayed.
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      10-04-2012 12:44 AM #66
      Hess trucks, have them dating back to '94.. I know, nothing crazy, but the past 10 years have been kept in boxes. Looking to get a nice display case someday...

      Call me crazy.

    32. 10-04-2012 12:53 AM #67
      I don't collect much of anything. Have many hobbies which are material intensive (historical/fictional wargaming enthusiast....firearms enthusiast etc.) but none of it is for simply collection purposes.

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      10-04-2012 12:54 AM #68
      The only thing I really collect are RC planes and helicopters. I'm up to a bunch in various states of airworthiness.
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      10-04-2012 01:50 AM #69
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      collecting = hoarding
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      10-04-2012 02:38 AM #70
      I collect N-scale trains (1:160) because it is another hobby of mine. Its a pretty humble collection, mostly Atlas and Kato stuff. I have about 20 vintage cars from the early 90's and a pile of new stuff.

      Some of the locomotives are only about 5 inches in length and for some reaon I torture myself with adding tiny details to them, which most wouldn't notice at first glance, but it makes for nice pics

      An SD-70M I did up last winter... added MU hoses, lash-up cables, windshield wipers, sun visors, hand-painted hand rails and step sills, cut levers, etc


      This is the stock SD70M for comparison


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