Aerobalance From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 4692 posts, RR: 44
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1374 times:
Just noticed I have a dozen stickers from Air California that have the old '70's logo with the swept words 'Super 80' under it. I faintly remember attending the noise trials of that aircraft at SNA then and must have picked them up there. Funny thing is I don't remember seeing a Super-80 in their old colors - am I wrong? Could my stickers be worth more than ten cents?
SmithAir747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1692 posts, RR: 27
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1370 times:
What do I collect?
Mainly medical devices!
*The implants and devices previously used on me during my many craniofacial surgeries (screws, plates, syringes, anaesthetic tubes, implants, dental appliances, etc.)
*Glass syringes (old & new) from various places (including Russia, England, etc) and all sizes (from 1ml to 100ml syringes in my collection)
*Medical and surgical instruments and other devices
*All my surgical and anaesthetic records from my procedures
Other stuff I have collected:
*Musical instruments that I play (my 1914 piano, my green violin, my Epiphone Hummingbird guitar, my drum and glockenspiel, and a harmonica and Hohner soprano melodica and a 1940s Flutophone)
*Sheet music and music books from which I play--from Beethoven to Star Trek to Celtic music to Soviet music!
*Anything Russian/Soviet (or Cold War-related):
--Soviet fur hat ("ushanka") with red star pin on it
--Soviet FED-4 rangefinder camera from the 1960s
--Piano sheet music for the Soviet National Anthem
--Turquoise AEROFLOT shoulder bag
--Tom Clancy novels
--Cold War/US-Russian movies: The Day After & The Sum of All Fears
*Sporks, Splayds, and other alien utensils!
--A 6-inch statuette of a greenish-grey alien
--The Mammoth Encyclopedia of Extraterrestrial Encounters and other such
--A keychain resembling a test-tube with an alien fetus floating in green
--A Testors plastic kit model (1/8 scale?) of a typical grey alien
--My custom-painted Doyusha 1:100 Boeing 747-100 kit, painted in a unique
Celtic-inspired green and gold "Smith Airways" colour scheme (including
the Celtic tail design, stolen from BA's "Colum" World Tail design)
--Other custom-built models: Heller 1:125 747-100 in an older "Smith
Airways" design and a Monogram L-1011 in an experimental scheme
--1:400 diecast TWA 747-100 in red stripes
--Soon to come: Inflight200 TWA 747-100 in red stripes
--GeminiJets 1:400 models: AA 763, US 762, EI 747, "Janet" 737,
--Dragon Wings 1:400 Airbus A380 in the inaugural flight scheme
--Toy airplanes: McDonald's Happy Meal planes from the 1980s and a big
blue plastic Cessna 206 floatplane (from camp in Michigan in 1984)
--Logo balls from my hometown Minor League team: Fort Wayne Wizards
(old and new logos)
--Logo balls from St. Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds, and Chicago Cubs
--Ball from a Cubs game signed by "Navarro" (?) (1996)
--My one and only foul ball I ever caught! From a Sept. 6, 2006, Fort Wayne
Wizards game vs. West Michigan Whitecaps
--Mini-bats from Fort Wayne Wizards and St. Louis Cardinals
*Memories from my life!
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I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made... (Psalm 139:14)
PlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11975 posts, RR: 59
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1360 times:
Amazingly detailed list there SmithAir!
I collect quite a few things;
00 model railways
009 model railways
Safety cards and any other airline related stuff
Gemstones, rocks and precious stones
Beer bottle tops
plus loads of other hobbies that have faded out over time.
...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
57AZ From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 2586 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1328 times:
I collect paper items related to railroad history-rare documents, books, etc although I will collect rare hardware items as well. I also collect 1/18 scale diecast model police cars (some are wired with lighting) and parking meters. I have everything from antique Dual and Miller parking meters up to the ubiquitous Duncan Model 60 and the modern Duncan Model 90S with a Eagle CK digital timer mechanism. I also have a couple of West German parking meters. All are legally obtained, in working order and all other than the German meters have the keys. The Duncan Model 70 and 90S have all factory locks and keys, the Model 90S having the modern Abloy pick resistant key which is almost impossible to duplicate.
[Edited 2006-10-01 11:09:44]
"When a man runs on railroads over half of his lifetime he is fit for nothing else-and at times he don't know that."