I collect fossils and sea glass. I also have a small collection of nice pens that I treasure.
Porn. Both pictures and videos. That's it.
I know it's trendy to collect vinyl but one day the CD will make a comeback.
Kenner Super Powers
Unemployment and magnets
Recipes that I wish to one day make.
Me and my friend go to a couple of malls in the area and collect unflushed turds from the men's room there, and eat them.
earring and kaftans
I've been collecting classic hollywood autographs and classic movie magazines since I was a kid (I know, MARY!) Unfortunately, the vast majority of my collection was destroyed by Sandy. All those movie stars are dead, can't write to them for new ones. Depressing.
Mid century elegant American glassware for the table.
18th Century ornithology etchings.
Old cameras, ceramic dog figurines from the 20s - 60s, Virgin Mary statues and planters, unusual Barbies, Wonder Woman stuff, Justice League action figures and other super hero stuff, anything Campbell soup related, and dead celebrity cookbooks, old church fundraising cookbooks and unusual cookbooks.
I have tons of external hard-drives full of video files (movies and tv, HD preferably) also mp3s, and porn, video and pics. I'm currently in mp3 collecting mode.
German Folk Art dolls and dolls made in the DDR
German Folk Art Furniture.
Staffordshire Figures of Shakespearean actors.
Puppets- particularly marionettes
American and British furniture and decorative arts, 18th-early 19thCenturies
European porcelain figures. Hutschenreuther, Rosenthal, Bing & Grondahl, Royal Copenhagen, Royal Doulton, Beswick, Nymphenburg among them. I don't like the usual retail Lladro stuff but historically they have made some great figures other than the weird pastel blue shit.
Antique quilts, tools, glassware.
Cases and cases of Helenesque parfum.
I store them in my panic room.
Pins and patches from U.S. National Parks I've visited.
[quote]I've been collecting classic hollywood autographs and classic movie magazines since I was a kid (I know, MARY!) Unfortunately, the vast majority of my collection was destroyed by Sandy. All those movie stars are dead, can't write to them for new ones. Depressing.
I collect signed DVD's autographed by the cast or director but only in front of me. I have 112 and counting but wouldn't buy one already signed.
Sacks of string and diamond rings.
I must admit that I just don't get collecting. Could someone explain the appeal, and tell me whether you have any other hobbies?
Western Electric telephone gear. I've got a nice collection of the span from around 1930 to 1984.
I'm a label whore for shoes, small leather goods, and luggage.
I don't need any more shoes, but when I see them I forget all of the unworn pairs in my closet. I want to see how a specific brand fits even if I already own its twin.
I don't need one more leather portfolio, billfold, cardholder, wallet, or duffle bag. When I come across any, I have to force myself to say 'no'.
I have four sets of dinnerware.
I've also collected CDs for many years, and records before that.
I have a lot of books compared to most people, but I don't collect them, per se. I read a lot, and I read pretty fast. I gave away 1,000+ books before moving some years ago, but I don't think of them as a collection.
Fortunately, I was collecting Hostess products before the tragic day.
Can't explain collecting but for most it begins when you are a young child collecting rocks and things like that.
Yes I have other hobbies, gardening mostly, raising my own food.
I think collecting has to do with connecting or the desire to connect to a a person or people, the past, memories, etc.
When I search for and find fossils it connects me to years of time gone by. I research what I find, read about the geology and history of the areas I'm visiting, etc. I'm in awe mementos of history can be preserved for millions of years. it's my way of connecting to the past and appreciating the miracles of life.
In addition, collecting is an outlet for me to forget about the stresses everyday life. It's pure escapism. Looking at my finds at home reminds me of my adventures and non stressful moments in my life. I can relive the feeling of being completely content. It's a great feeling.
Collections bring people joy and finding joy is the key to happiness. I think often people find joy in material collections because they offer individuals validation. For instance, a woman who collects Hummels may associate them with family members who gave them to her and the various occasions celebrated with the gifts.
People also collect purely out of the appreciation of the artistry involved in the object or media. It brings them joy.
High school and college yearbooks
Catholic church directories
Ivory and jade carved figures, bronzes, scrimshaw, high end glass sculpture, antiques and paintings.
Gayest thread EVER!
Vintage Chanel perfumes. They cost less than the new bottles, the ingredients are of a higher quality and made from the original formulas, not the reformulated crap they offer today. They smell fantastic.
Men and empty Grey Goose bottles.
Things Remembered items
Crystal figurines, mostly Swarovski. They're not cheap! But I love to display them in a sunny area; with the light shining on them they're so beautiful. It just brightens my day to look at them, all that sparkle.
No, really - I'm doing genealogy research and although it sounds weird, that's kinda a key element to doing that.
If I had a turntable or old console record player, I would start collecting vinyl records.
Please do not discuss collections which are frivolous and / or prohibited by law. Many species of shells are prohibited by law as collectibles. Please list exactly the type of each item in your collection and the reason behind why you believe it may legally be owned and discussed.
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If I bought even a single piece of Fiestaware of Russel Wright I'd probably become a hoarder.
OP: another Sea Glass collector here! I made cufflinks out of a couple and gave them as gifts.
Matchbooks (those Windows On The World matchbooks are a conversation starter)
I don't know that I'm a hoarder, exactly, R46, but I have had Russel Wright (American Modern, a.k.a. Steubenville, craze like crazy), Metlox Colorstax, a couple of other brands you probably never heard of, and Fiesta. But only Post-86 Fiesta, not vintage. And I only buy colors I like.
And I have shelving for all of it, with room to spare. Not a hoarder.
Wasn't picking on you R48.
Just meant for me if I had one piece I'd want them all!
Oh, I wasn't feeling picked on, R49. Not at all. And if you'll give me your address, I'll send you some nice Fiesta.
I collect original old movie posters from the 20's/30's/and early 40's. SO Expensive. I have spent way too much money, but the art is so great, and I love movies. I take heart in the fact that they seem to hold there value.
R39 The formula is different here than the perfume produced in France. Maybe that is the difference you notice.
50s costume jewelry and California pottery.
Collecting is a fun hobby, as long as you don't overdo it. Some people have rooms full of stuff; that's not fun, that's just sad.
That's cool, OP. I collect Indian arrowheads and obsidian knives found on my family's ranch in Oregon. They're like fossils and sea glass.
PEZ dispensers on occasion, I used to collect action figures but the really good ones became to expensive. I recently started buying packs of Garbage Pail Kids cards just because I had them when I was a kid.
What is sea glass?
Where the fuck do you guys collect sea glass? Or do you have you special hiding places that you're unwilling to spill?
Scandinavian art glass and British studio pottery. A lot of my pieces are from the late 50s/early 60s, no real intention behind it but those are the designs that appeal most when I'm browsing.
Maybe it's because I had an aunt that i adored who had the most fabulously glamorous house. I used to love visiting there, and she had a lot of design classics from that time. She was like an old-fashioned starlet, never saw her without hair and makeup done, kitten heels and a new man in tow.
Little House on the Prairie memorabilia. Everything based on the books and TV show.