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    As previously discussed, I have a nerdly collection of monorail postcards, and I cruise junk shops and garage sales for vintage Fire King cookware.

    How 'bout you?

    Actual, intentional collections only. Not just stuff you happen to have a lot of, like bootleg live Cure recordings.

    #2
    You're going to come round and steal all our precious things when we're out at gigs, aren't you?

    Nope, this cake isn't working at all.

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      #3
      Well, if you'd used Fire King brand cookware...

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        #4
        Never understood the desire to collect. It's just tat clogging up the place, innit?
        I buy too many trainers but that's because I like wearing them. But I don't collect then.

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          #5
          Bristol Blue glassware. I always loved the colour of Neals Yard bottles, kept them and googled that they were cobalt blue. In doing this, I also found out that glassware in that colour was also called Bristol Blue glass and, obviously, came from Bristol. I collect a fair bit of it and it is always fairly cheap in charity shops. Unfortunately, Bath Blue glass is a bit of an insipid watered down pale blue.

          Toy cars. I haven't bought any in a while - probably five years - and haven't got the most massive collection. I did well to keep them away from the boy when he was young - "No, these are Daddy's toy cars". He had his own Matchbox toys but I was still pissed off when he gave his own two Dodge Chargers - one modern, one Bullit period - away to a friend as I had my eye on them to go in my own collection. Actually, as I am now in a sort of early years class, I have the opportunity to play cars with the kids and enjoy it far more than I probably should.

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            #6
            Originally posted by hobbes View Post
            It's just tat clogging up the place, innit?
            Indeed. Whaddaya got?

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              #7
              I collect loads of stuff. I go through phases of collecting things so have several collections that haven't had mush added to them recently because they aren't in vogue. It hasn't reached the point of hoarding yet, although the Lego is getting a bit out of control and tipping over into the "accumulating" phase.

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                #8
                Originally posted by hobbes View Post
                Never understood the desire to collect. It's just tat clogging up the place, innit?
                hobbes is, once again, bang on the money.

                Although the bit afterwards, about trainers, is wrong. Training shoes should be worn by adults for sporting activities only.

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                  #9
                  My whole life is a sporting activity.

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                    #10
                    I've got a fair few pairs of trainers meself, and I reckon around 98% of them would annoy treibeis in some way.

                    I'm aiming to get the figure to a nice round 100% at some point in the future.

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                      #11
                      That said, I draw the line at camouflage. Have a word.

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                        #12
                        I love camo trainers.

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                          #13
                          I love camo board / cargo shorts, but not shoes.

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                            #14
                            Yer just a bunch of wannabe survivalists

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                              #15
                              Cosplaying compensators.

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                                #16
                                This thread's gone to shit, and I point an accusatory finger at all of you...except Bored.

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                                  #17
                                  You started it.

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                                    #18
                                    Nice Sunday diversion, shot to hell...

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                                      #19
                                      Camo sneakers are almost as bad as camo sports shirts.

                                      Hobbes is basically right about collecting stuff for the sake of just having it. Completism is super weird to me, too.

                                      The closest I have to a collection of anything is atlases, which I refuse to ever thrown out. But that's because they're generally beautiful and tell you all sorts of stories and each one is different and tells a different story, depending on its age and where it was published and who the target audience is.

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                                        #20
                                        Until about a year ago, I had a large collection of football tickets, programmes, fanzines and magazines - mostly Hayes matches from the mid-80s onwards, but quite a lot of other stuff too. Once we started sorting and packing to move to Canada, it was clear that there was no way all those boxes were coming too, so had to have a major clearout. Got rid of a load of tickets on eBay and managed to sell or pass on a few relatively sought-after programmes to collectors, but most of it ended up in the paper bin at the tip in Westheim. I couldn't even give it away to football club shops or dealers - and I haven't missed it since. As has been pointed out above, it really was just cluttering up the place and I hadn't even looked at the boxes for years. All I have kept is one lever arch file with 'specials': World Cup tickets and programmes, signed issues, and mementoes that have some sort of personal significance.

                                        I also collected Amstrad CPC stuff - got a CPC464 when I was a kid and couldn't part with it. Added a couple of 6128s and all sorts of peripherals over the years, as well as games, magazines, the works. Had a great day plugging it all back in and introducing VL jnr. to the joys of Arkanoid and Emlyn Hughes International Soccer, before taking photos of everything and getting a pleasantly surprising amount of cash for it all from dealers and collectors (it helped that my nerd tendencies had ensured that I kept everything, dust covers, original shipping boxes for the computers, the lot). Again, it was just gathering dust though, and certainly wasn't worth paying for space in the container to ship it over.

                                        Am now collecting vicariously via the boy's Lego collection though - love building the stuff with him and then seeing his he dismantles it all to build a gigantic elephant laser, or whatever he thinks it is. Boxes and instruction manuals are being stored in the cellar, of course...

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                                          #21
                                          Actual tat. I have a collection of ceramic figurines that I have acquired over the years. A few of them were previously owned by my late grandmothers. I have a couple that were made in Occupied Japan, but their value to me is purely sentimental.

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                                            #22
                                            I've got a stupid amount of Tintin stuff and New Order/Factory/Peter Saville ephemera. I'm actively trying not to add to my holdings. Badges are hard to resist. I'm not very good at throwing old concert, theatre and sporting tickets away but they are a by product of attending the events themselves. I wouldn't buy a ticket for an event that I hadn't been to.

                                            Then there are the more fleeting enthusiasms where sanity prevails while the collection is still vaguely manageable; Billy Childish prints and those aluminium Hoselton sculptures that used to be popular delegate gifts at conferences are examples here.

                                            I have two items of camo clothing, a waterproof smock and a BDU type shirt. There's no call for it below the waist, IMO.

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                                              #23
                                              I think I've bored you on here before about my collection of McCormack annuals (think Wisden for golf). I very well may be one of about three people in the world to have a full collection of all 52 editions. Even the British Library doesn't, as many weren't published in the UK. Last year when I wrote to IMG for a copy of the latest edition their publishing Department asked me for a photo of my collection as even they don't have one.

                                              They're a good example of one of those collections where each individual item only has a nominal face value - Probably 5-20 per edition depending on relative scarcity - but as a much rarer full collection are many times the sum of that.
                                              Last edited by Rogin the Armchair fan; 11-02-2019, 09:16.

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                                                #24
                                                I don't have any camo clothing or footwear.

                                                I have a large collection of Action Force figures and vehicles. Not the later GI Joe stuff. If you remember Action Force you're of a certain vintage. It's all packed away though.

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                                                  #25
                                                  Thankfully I don't go out of my way to collect anything, cos I'm terrible at throwing anything away. So I've got stacks of programmes from events I've been to (mostly football and rallying but other sports too), various motorsport magazines going back to the mid-70s, WSC of course, fanzines, tens of thousands of photos that I'll never get round to digitising, books, maps, cds, videos, dvds, broken camera equipment... Mrs TrL keeps threatening a bonfire if I don't keep it under control.

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