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User currently offlineKazzie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1350 times:

So what do you guys collect? for me, it runs in my family to have a range of musical instrument's..

After the unfortunate death my my grandad we had to go and collect all of his bango's, yukes and guitars.. I was amazed at how much he had! this is just a small portion of what he had...

Wow!

So it got me thinking, what do you guys collect?


Just wanted to add, see that boootiful bass guitar?  Wink

[Edited 2006-04-07 13:23:15]

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User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1343 times:

Safety cards, license plates, coins, aircraft models, foreign currency.

BTW welcome back Kazzie  Smile

UTA  checkeredflag 



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User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 25
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1343 times:

About 20 plastic model aircraft.

I also have a alrge collection of mugs in my room, as I'm supposed to bring them downstairs more often!



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User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24914 posts, RR: 56
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1343 times:

I don't collect anything to be honest.


When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineGordonsmall From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2001, 2100 posts, RR: 22
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1322 times:

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 3):
I don't collect anything to be honest.

But rumour has it you have a healthy collection of ASBO's .......  Smile



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User currently offlineNeilYYZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1311 times:

I collect 2 things.

NASCAR Diecast Models & Baseball Caps


User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1307 times:

Coffee Cups - I have about 200.

Shot Glasses - Hell, I lost count . . . easily over 500 from places all over the world. I only get those that are labeled with something unique or identifies the place that I snatched . . . errrm, purchased . . . them.

Baseball Caps from Law Enforcement Agencies in the US - I have 63.


User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1307 times:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 6):
Baseball Caps from Law Enforcement Agencies in the US - I have 63.

One for each year ??  duck 



Just when I thought I could see light at the end of the tunnel, it was some B*****d with a torch bringing me more work
User currently offlineNeilYYZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1303 times:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 6):
Baseball Caps from Law Enforcement Agencies in the US - I have 63.

That's awesome, once I finally finish school and hopefully become a police officer I will have as many police hats as I can.

I have about 175 baseball caps now. A lot of beer and NASCAR caps, also a good selection of NHL, NFL and College teams.


User currently offline9VSPO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1297 times:

I collect ladies underwear from washing lines.

Signed,
Skidmarks.


 Wink


User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1297 times:

Quoting Cornish (Reply 7):
One for each year ??

 irked   wink  Not quite funny boy . . .

Quoting NeilYYZ (Reply 8):

I usually wear just one - anyone that saw the Vegas photos will know which one. I even have three from the RCMP. One from the Vancouver Narcotics Unit, one from NorthStar (combined US/Canada Narcotics Task Force) and one from RCMP in Whitehorse.


User currently offlineVonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4627 posts, RR: 36
Reply 11, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1286 times:

Quoting 9VSPO (Reply 9):
I collect ladies underwear from washing lines.

Signed,
Skidmarks.

You'd think from his username he'd be nabbing them before they made it in the wash  Wink



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User currently offlineNeilYYZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1276 times:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 10):
I even have three from the RCMP

What's the American perspective of the RCMP? I have a few connections there and was thinking of applying for them once I finish this damn degree next year, with the eventual goal of moving to Texas where some of my family lives and being a police officer down there. A good family friend is an OPP internal affairs judge, after working his way up through Metro Toronto for about 30 years and says that the RCMP training is very well regarded.


User currently offlineMatt72033 From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 1617 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1276 times:

credit cards,
i only have 5 at the moment, but i'm only 19  Wink


User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 14, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1273 times:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 10):
Quoting Cornish (Reply 7):
One for each year ??

Not quite funny boy . . .

If i hadn't said it someone else would have......  Wink

What do i collect ? Well i've got loads of aircraft models (almost all boxed up these days) that i've been given by various airlines over the years - as well as all sorts of other airline tat - from MIAT Mongolian to LAM Mozambique.

Did go through a stage of collecting airline teaspoons - mainly becuase the flat we rented didn't have any and it sort of grew from there.



Just when I thought I could see light at the end of the tunnel, it was some B*****d with a torch bringing me more work
User currently offlineTexan From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 4274 posts, RR: 52
Reply 15, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1268 times:

Right now not much. Shot glasses, I guess. And random shiny objects and bits of paper.

Texan



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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1265 times:

Quoting NeilYYZ (Reply 12):
What's the American perspective of the RCMP?

All of the dealings I've ever had with them have been very positive. And in this neck of the woods, cops are few and far between, so regardless of which side of the border we are on, we help each other . . . you know - intel sharing, etc. Obviously, I'm not patrolling downtown Beaver Creek or Whitehorse; and my Canuck counterparts aren't issuing citations on the Glenn Highway . . . but we work together.

Great guys . . .

I did a detail with the US Customs at Port Alcan a few years back and got to know the Canada Customs and RCMP folk from Beaver Creek pretty well.


Quoting Cornish (Reply 14):
If i hadn't said it someone else would have......

Yeah, I know - props for the first strike!  rotfl 


User currently offlineGreyhound From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1026 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1258 times:

aircraft models, Greyhound bus stuff (gee imagine that), US and International flags, foreign currency, baseball cards (although I haven't actually gotten any new ones in several years and I don't even keep my collections with me). And Submarine models- just ones I assembled though:

I've got one exactly like this, but the bottom half is painted red just as the real life boat is:


And I've got one that looks very similar to this one:


And one just like the boat in the background (USS Lionfish... which I actually worked on when I was in Sub school in CT:



29th, Let's Go!
User currently offlineCadet985 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 1551 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1258 times:

I collect stamps, coins, and die cast models of planes, helicopters, etc.

Marc


User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 13968 posts, RR: 63
Reply 19, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1244 times:

Quoting Kazzie (Thread starter):
After the unfortunate death my my grandad we had to go and collect all of his bango's, yukes and guitars.. I was amazed at how much he had! this is just a small portion of what he had...

Was your grandad's name George Formby?  eyepopping 
BTW, nice banjos! Does he have any five string banjo among them?

For me I collect a lot of stuff, mostly equipment, uniforms and (as per law demilled / deactivated ) infantry weapons of the British, Canadian (and other Commonwealth forces if I can get hold of them, I'm especially interested in Indian stuff from the Burma campaign) and Soviet armies of WW" (and some WW1 stuff as well).

Here are some pictures:



British personal protective equipment of about the time of the Normandy invasion



The same from about 1939-40 (phoney war)



A Canadian uniform ( Royal Winnipeg Rifles)plus accessories



A Russian uniform plus PPsH41 SMG



Another Russian uniform plus accessories ( mess tin, belt, ammo pouches etc.) and a Mosin-Nagant 1891 Rifle.



From left to right:
Lee Enfield No4 Mk2 from 1952, one of the last ones made, practically identical with the late WW2 rifles, a Lee Enfield No1 Mk3* from about 1915 and a P14 rifle, also from WW1 vintage, plus ammo bandoliers (full of inert rounds), a Nepalese Gurkha Kukri knife and a Bren machine gun spare barrel bag.



A M1 30 Carbine from 1943, modified during the Korean War, a British Sten Mk2 SMG from WW2 and bits and pieces of a British Bren Mk1 light machine gun (everything I own is legal, the Bren is missing the barrel and breech block).



British accessories, including woolen flannel drawers, I got several of them unissued from stock, a Webley .38 and an Enfield .38 revolver.



British WW2 accessories including washing kit.



A British uniform (East Yorkshire Regiment) plus webbing and accessories.



Some 1930s-1940s civvy gear, the banjo is a Clifford-Essex & Son banjo from England, about 1910-1920. Unfortunately the skin got damaged last year, so I'm looking for a piece of calf skin to repair it. Notive the original old (never used) socks, which back then didn't have elastics, so you had to wear them with suspenders attached to the calf (on the bottom left).

I just bought a British WW2 No 19 shortwave wireless set (transceiver for CW, modulated CW and AM voice) on Ebay, which I intend to put back into working order and then, provided I have my ham radio operator licence by then, use it as an amateur station.

I'm a member of a group of collectors (mostly Dutch, but a few Brits and Germans as well), who often work together with several museums to set up exhibitions and living history events, mostly in the Netherlands and Belgium, but lately also in Germany.


Jan


User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24914 posts, RR: 56
Reply 20, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1244 times:

Quoting Cornish (Reply 14):
If i hadn't said it someone else would have...... Wink

Personally, I would have said 1 or every 2 years as IIRC, it was proven that ANCflyer is actually about 126 years old.
 mischievous 



When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 21, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1235 times:

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 20):
Personally, I would have said 1 or every 2 years as IIRC, it was proven that ANCflyer is actually about 126 years old.

you collect bans don't you Kirkie ?  Wink



Just when I thought I could see light at the end of the tunnel, it was some B*****d with a torch bringing me more work
User currently offlineKazzie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1230 times:

Quoting MD11Engineer (Reply 19):
Was your grandad's name George Formby? eyepopping
BTW, nice banjos! Does he have any five string banjo among them?

Im sure there is one somewhere... No not George Formby, but there was a few of his songs played at his funeral  Smile


User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1230 times:

Quoting MD11Engineer (Reply 19):

What an awesome collection Jan . . . . have you been collecting long? Where do you keep that stuff? Obviously not laying about in a spare room somewhere in the house . . .

So the weapons still fire? The Bren is rather cool . . . spare barrel too!  thumbsup 

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 20):
it was proven that ANCflyer is actually about 126 years old.

Ha Ha Ha  rotfl  Not . . .


User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1213 times:

I collect rejections from women.

Signed, GKirk


25 Gkirk : I collect lame signed by posts from TheCoz Signed, KROC
26 MD11Engineer : All guns have either been demilled as per law (but are still strippable, so you can at least demonstrate handling) or are permanently blank adapted, a
27 MD11Engineer : Pep, Our organisation works closely together with the Dutch and the Belgian armed forces museums, so we get access to stuff civilians normally can't g
28 Luv2fly : Wrist watches, I need to find a cheaper hobby!
29 KROC : If that was supposed to be a diss. Try again.
30 Post contains images Mrniji : And you probably collect Barbie dolls, so better don't try to diss  [Edited 2006-04-07 16:12:58]
31 Post contains images BMIFlyer : Erm, I collect Air miles, judging by the amount of flying I do, thats very true actually Im back over the 100,000 mark now Lee
32 Post contains images Skidmarks : Not true, I buy my own! Also I collect thimbles and sometimes keyrings. And any nice pewter. Andy
33 Post contains images BMIFlyer : You buy womens underwear? Next you'll be telling us you frequently wear it Lee
34 Post contains images EWS : Ohh i just got another e.mail! Lew
35 Post contains images KROC : Better than collecting used tampons like you!
36 Post contains images BMIFlyer : Classic Lee
37 Post contains images YooYoo : I have a stamp collection, but i'm not that active anymore. I also have a collection of World Cup Footballs starting from Mundial in Spain. So, on my
38 SmithAir747 : I have perhaps the must unique collection of you all! My main collection reflects my long medical history, and my other collections reflect my childho
39 Post contains images Carmenlu15 : I'm not a guy! Anyway... all sorts of Snoopy stuff. A keychain, a couple of mugs, a small purse, some McDonald's toys, room decorations, my daily org
40 Post contains images Skidmarks : Thats for me to know and you to wonder Andy
41 Post contains images BMIFlyer : Oh god help us Lee
42 Post contains images AirbusA346 : I collect Airline Models Air Sickness bags Aircraft Safety Cards In-flight mags Airliner World Mags Top Gear Mags Other Aviation Mags Autocar (UK) Mag
43 Post contains links Fbgdavidson : I guess you could say I collect Concorde memorabilia. I don't collect it with a huge passion and buy everything in sight but if I see something that f
44 Post contains images YYZflyer : I collect boarding passes; have 38 so far. Also any currency that's not from Canada.
45 Post contains images Aleksandar : Oh boy, oh boy OK, I collect so many things 1. Airline related stuff 2. records, CDs 3. some interesting magazines from the past 4. books In fact, my
46 Gunsontheroof : There's some pretty weird looking stuff in there, very cool. Shot glasses, and I guess saftey cards...neither very seriously though.
47 Psa53 : I, or have collected- Baseball caps Aviation schedules Aviation books and magazines Self made VHS and DVD aviation tv news clips(started 1984) Princes
48 Post contains links Dragon-wings : 1. Baseball and Football (NFL) cards: Oldest cards I have are from 1974. I have a good number of cards that are worth alot of $ (although I haven't ch
49 HAWK21M : I used to have a Good Stamp collection before I gifted it to the Neighbors Kid who had the same hobby. regds MEL
50 BNE : Airline Inflight Magazines; about 70; Aviation Related Magazines; Airways; Airliners; Australian Aviation every copy since 2000 on all 3 accept about
51 Post contains images Brian_ga : Well I have been collecting Hard Rock Cafe pins since the mid 80's. I have a little over 600 in my collection. Also collect airline photos since the l
52 Post contains links and images Airways1 : I have over 50000 airline timetables. Here are a few from airlines that you've probably never heard of: If you want to see more, visit www.timetableim
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