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Saturday's Lazy Topic: Collectable Items  
User currently offlineAllstarflyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1209 times:

It's going to be a long Saturday, I'm afraid, here at work. I may browse Ebay a little. I love checking out these beauties . . .

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Silver Eagles are a wonderful item to collect (obvoiusly). These Marine Silver Dollars are the best, though (I think). What are some of your collections?

-R

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User currently offlineYYZflyer From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 3644 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1195 times:

Quoting Allstarflyer (Thread starter):
What are some of your collections?

Safety cards, boarding passes, model aircraft, stuffed animals, luggage tags, little shampoos from hotels. Thats all I can think of right now.



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User currently offlineAerobalance From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 4683 posts, RR: 46
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1188 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?


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User currently offlineSmithAir747 From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 1640 posts, RR: 28
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1184 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!

*Anything alien/UFO-related:
--A 6-inch statuette of a greenish-grey alien
--The Mammoth Encyclopedia of Extraterrestrial Encounters and other such
books
--A keychain resembling a test-tube with an alien fetus floating in green
fluid!
--A Testors plastic kit model (1/8 scale?) of a typical grey alien

*Aircraft models:
--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,
ATA L-1011
--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)

*Baseballs:
--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!

SmithAir747

[Edited 2006-09-30 23:26:21]

[Edited 2006-09-30 23:28:09]


I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made... (Psalm 139:14)
User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11701 posts, RR: 60
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1174 times:

Amazingly detailed list there SmithAir!

I collect quite a few things;
Aircraft models
00 model railways
009 model railways
Safety cards and any other airline related stuff
Foreign currency
Gemstones, rocks and precious stones
Fossils
Beer bottle tops

plus loads of other hobbies that have faded out over time.

Dan Smile



...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
User currently offlineAllstarflyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1171 times:

Quoting SmithAir747 (Reply 3):
*Anything alien/UFO-related:

Do you listen to Art Bell and George Noorie, then  eyebrow  ?

Quoting SmithAir747 (Reply 3):
my Epiphone Hummingbird guitar,

Nice  thumbsup  .

Quoting SmithAir747 (Reply 3):
--Tom Clancy novels

John Grisham novels here.

Quoting SmithAir747 (Reply 3):
--Ball from a Cubs game signed by "Navarro" (?) (1996)

Jamie Navarro, perhaps?

-R


User currently offlineSTLGph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9511 posts, RR: 26
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1156 times:

stamps

emblems off of mailing envelopes

plane tickets from past trips

concert and theater tickets from shows that i have seen

nutcrackers

showbills/playbills

souvenir programs from concerts that i have attended

key chains from concerts that i have attended

hotel do not disturb signs

used condoms. every 365th one, i mesh them altogether into a tire and call it a good year



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User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11955 posts, RR: 46
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1148 times:

I collect heads...

Thom@s



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User currently offline57AZ From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 2556 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1142 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]


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User currently offlineAirbusA346 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 7437 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1139 times:

I collect:

-Safety Cards
-InFlight Mags
-Boarding Passes
-Air Sickness Bags
-Aircraft Models
-Model Cars

And other stuff that I can't think of at the moment.

Tom.



Tom Walker '086' First Officer of a A318/A319 for Air Lambert - Hours Flown: 17 hour 05 minutes (last updated 24/12/05).
User currently offlinePiercey From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 2233 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1126 times:

Quoting YYZflyer (Reply 1):
Safety cards, boarding passes, model aircraft, stuffed animals

 checkmark 

Along with danbury mint models of all the stadiums I've gone too

Quoting Allstarflyer (Reply 5):
John Grisham novels here.

Same. Great author.

Quoting SmithAir747 (Reply 3):
--Ball from a Cubs game signed by "Navarro" (?) (1996)

I have a Pete Rose and a Ken Griffey Jr.  Wink



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