could it be the 'dressing up like conductors' factor?
I used to collect star wars stuff as a kid, Its all in my parents attic now. As a adult I guess the only thing I really collect are guns.
S&W M&P 15-22
high standard double nine .22 longhorn revolver
Other then that my nova eats my extra money.
You have to look for the positive in every situation of your life.
I have a small collection of 1:18 scale diecast racecars... a **** ton of music/movies... a new collection of Hotwheels/Matchbox cars for my sons... That's about it.
I forgot Hard Rock shotglasses - for some reason my wife and I started this. We were in Honolulu on our honeymoon and we ate dinner at the Hard Rock one night. They screwed up our order and subsequently gave us a bunch of stuff for free, including a shotglass. Now, wherever we go we make it a point to track down the local HRC to buy a glass. Our last 3.5 years in Europe have really bolstered the collection. I never got one when we lived in Minneapolis (it's now closed) but we have a bunch from Europe.
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So far in this thread my favorite collection is the Snapon body hammers!
I have been "a collector" all of my life and I have collected pretty much everything at some point! I have diecast cars, stamps, coins, stickers, pogs (anyone remember those?), trains, concert shirts, vehicle and music magazines, r/c cars, Swatches, other watches, beer bottles, beer steins, cassette tapes, cd's, dvd's, car stereo gear. . . . Ok I have a headache because I can keep going.
Anyways once my grandparents on my dads side passed I discovered I have a problem and I need to stop collecting! They were from the great depression era and kept EVERYTHING and it sucked going thru it after they passed away.
So the last couple of years I have been liquidating stuff to free up space in my house and life! I cataloged all of my beer bottles then threw all of them into the recycle bin. I have sorted and cataloged all of the collections into bins and put the lists onto my file server. (My dang file server is even a collection of hard drives with 30tb of storage!)
Currently the only thing I collect are concert posters from my favorite band and I will get them framed over time.
I'm soo tired of the crap I just want it all out of my house and if I can sell it I will!
I recently went thru a Dave Ramsey class and it kills me to think how much money i'd have in the bank if I didn't collect everything!
So the only thing I will continue to collect is concert posters and money!
I really wish everyone would update their location in their profile!
Someone buy my car already!!
Always looking for free firewood to feed my hungry wood stove!
1970s Rolex sports watches
Vintage advertising signage
European scale car models
Random TV Broadcast gear from my 13 years in television
SP-model Motorola 2-way radios (my other line of work) SP models were custom variants of regular models. Think Audi Exclusive, etc.
if you don't pick it up, it's going back on CL.
I do own a brand new copy of the rarest of all Motorola brick phones, though. The Motorola PFD3000 (also known as the MTX-VIP) is actually an 800mhz trunking radio inside a Dynatac case. It has a PTT button for 2-way use and a keypad for regular phone use. Basically what Nextel was before Nextel/FleetCall existed.
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