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What have you enjoyed collecting?

  1. #76
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    I still have a few Lincoln Cents but some most of my collection

  2. #77
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    Books: lots and lots and lots of books, LO!. But we have pared it down to less than a thousand - Kindle is quite helpful - altho it's getting harder to winnow it down further.

    Small boxes: But I've stopped, and pared my collection down to a few favorites. Okay, maybe more than a few....more than a dozen, but less than two dozen

    Crystals/minerals: Stopped that too, they do take up space and unless enclosed, I have to dust them! (Carefully) We gave away quite a few that were duplicates (people give us crystals but they're not always interesting specimens to us) to a friend who could use them, but kept the rest. And I dust them periodically, sigh.

    I don't know if this site will let me post multiple photos, but I'll try:
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    Above: Jaspers: Dalmation and 2 Leopard

    LR-orangecalcite.jpg
    Above: Orange Calcite

    Mookite2-LR.jpg
    Above: Australian Mookite cabochons

    fluoritedaylite-LR.jpg
    Above: Fluorite, in daylight

    fluorite3-LR.jpg
    Above: Same Fluorite, but on a lightbox

  3. #78
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    I used to collect elephants but when my husband died I started collecting Angels, that was 13 years ago.

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    These are very lovely, Lethe, I've always been attracted to rocks and minerals and began a nice collection for my grandsons, but sadly, they were stolen. Too many neighborhood kids running in and out of their house all summer.

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    Over the years,I've been collecting any items dealing with dolphins,love these mammals for a long time.This all started when I watched the classic TV show' Flipper" which ran on NBC from'64-'68.
    I have coasters,glass sculptures,2 'beanie babies',my sister needle pointed me 2 dolphins swimming in ocean.I rarely take off my dolphin ring/necklace.
    The other things I collect are the U.S. Mint 'America the Beautiful" National Park 5 coins,started buying them in 2010 Sue

  6. #81
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    I've collected many, many internet friends. Many of which are on THIS forum.

  7. #82
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    Quote Originally Posted by Falcon View Post
    I've collected many, many internet friends. Many of which are on THIS forum.
    They are the best Falcon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobw235 View Post
    Coffee mugs made by artisans from the various places we've traveled. Love the creativity, shapes and colors. I'm up to about 20 or so, enough that I now have to relegate some to a closet. My wife knows I'm always looking to add to the collection. Every morning with coffee I get a little reminder of past trips.
    Many years ago, I collected pottery mugs. I had over 40, all from different potters in different locations. When I had company, I enjoyed showing them my collection and letting them pick which one they'd like to have their coffee in. When I later moved to an apartment with much less cupboard space, I gave a lot of them away. Now I just have a few favorites and don't plan to collect more.

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    Hen on Nest (23).jpgI have Hens on Nest in a lot of colours.
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    Small gifts for old folks are hard to find so people often ask "what do you collect?" Not wanting to encourage this sort of thing, I responded "I collect miniature rhinoceros". People consider this a real challenge so now I have a rhino collection which I quite enjoy.
    I am a nutritional overachiever.

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    When my children were in school they would go on field trips and I would always say "bring me back a pencil". It cost them maybe a quarter. Over the years I've bought them in gift shops from our travels. It was not expensive, easy to carry, and when my children travel the globe I still say "bring me back a, pencil!".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Falcon View Post
    I've collected many, many internet friends. Many of which are on THIS forum.

    Im one....right?

    I also still have the beautiful angel you gave me 13 yrs ago.

  13. #88
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    I used to work with a woman that was a world traveler and she collected toilet paper samples from the different countries she visited. I can't recall which she said had the best, but I remember she did not have a high opinion of Israeli TP.
    When you do things right, people won't be sure you've done anything at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timetrvlr View Post
    Small gifts for old folks are hard to find so people often ask "what do you collect?" Not wanting to encourage this sort of thing, I responded "I collect miniature rhinoceros". People consider this a real challenge so now I have a rhino collection which I quite enjoy.
    I have some old friends that solve the token gift problem by buying people outrageous socks that they feel the person can identify with.


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