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User currently offlineBraniff747SP From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 3013 posts, RR: 1
Posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2521 times:

I was wondering what non aviation colections other A.net members have. as for me, I have a collection of Madrid Buses (EMT) and LA buses (MTA).

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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11701 posts, RR: 60
Reply 1, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2507 times:

Too many things really!

I have a vast collection of rocks, minerals, fossils and other specimens I've collected from various places, including pottery from digs I've been on -my monitor sits on a purpose built shelf on my desk and is surrounded by pebbles, rocks so it looks more like a rockery.

Used to have a huge collection of model railways, hundreds if not thousands of bits and pieces, but I sold them all off a few years ago because I never actually used or looked at them. Kept the most important items family had bought me, so they sit in a display case above my desk.

There's a pretty big collection of heavy metal CDs and associated genres just to my right... I guess that can be called a collection too.

Foreign currency; I have loads of cups full of coins and a huge wadge of notes which I got really excited about when I came across it the other day - until I realised that impressive as it might be, it was worth only about £50 in total.

I have a good map collection too, almost got the complete OS survey sets of the UK from 1929 and 1949 - I think, don't quote me on the dates, I've been looking at an awful lot of maps recently!


Dan  Smile



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40066 posts, RR: 74
Reply 2, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2458 times:

LP records, reel to reel tape, 8track tapes, compact disc, DVDs, LaserDisc, old stereo equipment.


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User currently offlineBwest From Belgium, joined Jul 2006, 1379 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2389 times:

I'm collecting the Ultra Lounge CD's... now, to make it hard on myself and to prevent I just buy the whole lot from amazon or the likes, I've put up some rules: I only buy the CD's when I'm abroad, and I never buy more than 2 or 3...

But oh the horror! They've just released a new batch, only available through amazon or iTunes... it goes without saying that I'm deeply troubled by this new development

Anyway, as I'm still going to London & SIN this year, it seems my "tangible" collection will be nearly complete by next year... thrilling...

[Edited 2009-11-07 12:17:46]

[Edited 2009-11-07 12:26:05]


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User currently offlineDragon-wings From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3995 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2369 times:

I collect 1/64 scale die cast trucks. Here is a website that has photos of the trucks I collect. http://www.dcp.wz.cz/


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User currently offlineJFKMan From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 598 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2365 times:

Hmm...

stamps  Smile Although I've slacked off, I still have a LOT of them.

bags.  Smile Any random bags from shops I go to in the world. I love them and have a lot!

Money  Smile I love to collect coins and smallish banknotes from everywhere I travel to! Don't have too many...but am building up.

Doctor Who Magazines. Got a few...but again, I've slacked off on this one two.

Hotel amenities. Anything really.



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User currently offlineAirtrainer From Belgium, joined Aug 2003, 1559 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2347 times:

I collect energy drinks cans, don't really know how many I have as most of the cans are in the garage, how silly  silly . I've been collecting cans for the past ten years and I'm still excited to find new ones when I travel.
I also collect logo t-shirts from Hard Rock Cafe, but only buy one when I'm actually visiting the city.
And I keep an eye on everything that is related to the famous little dog Snoopy.



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User currently offlineSmithAir747 From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 1640 posts, RR: 28
Reply 7, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2313 times:

Some of my somewhat bizarre collections:

1) Medical artifacts & antiques:

These include items used on myself during my own surgeries: Craniofacial implants, facial bone plates and screws, the syringes I ate with whilst my mouth was wired shut, some endotracheal tubes and other anaesthetic equipment used on me, and even my old bone-conduction hearing aids that resemble Walkmans (battery pack, cord, and skull vibrator mounted on headband). I even have the surgical and anaesthesia notes from almost all my surgries (20+ surgeries), from my birth in 1975 to my last craniofacial procedure in 1996. (Background: I was born with Treacher Collins syndrome and have had 20+ procedures to correct the skeletal deformities of my face and new outer ears as I have no functional ears).

I also have medical antiques, including glass syringes of all sizes (the cream of my collection) from the US, the USSR, the UK, Ireland, etc. Other medical antiques include black rubber anaesthesia masks, surgical instruments, even silver tracheostomy tubes (similar to one I had as a newborn). Medical books also comprise my collection.

2) My musical instruments:

My antique (1914) Hobart M Cable upright grand piano, a Yamaha Clavinova, an Epiphone Hummingbird, a trombone from John Philip Sousa's band, and even a GREEN violin!

3) Best Western motel artifacts:

As a child, I often stayed in a Best Western motel (Best Western Stuckey's Carriage Inn) in Illinois on my way to St. Louis for my surgeries. So I have a soft spot for Best Western! My collection includes a water glass, a tray for the ice bucket and water glass, a bar of soap, two ashtrays, some illustrated BW hotel directories from 1995, 2007, and 2008, and even an old room key from the very same motel I frequented!

4) Anything Snoopy or Curious George-related:

As a child, Snoopy and Curious George were idols to me, and I still love them. I have several plush Snoopys including a 1969 musical Snoopy for babies, and a production-sample "Camp Snoopy" plush Snoopy from 2003, in mint condition with its "Production Sample" tag still on it (SKU 4064).

I also have several plush Curious George toys, including one in his normal red shirt and one in an astronaut suit and one in a rocketship. There is also a tiny plastic George with a parachute that can hang from the ceiling or wherever. I have my "Curious George Goes to the Hospital" book someone gave me back in 1982 when I was hospitalized. I also have the 60th Anniversary Edition, "The Complete Adventures of Curious George" book.

5) Toy campers/RVs:

I have a large, near-mint Tonka (22" long) Winnebago Indian motorhome whose roof opens up to reveal a detailed interior (intact), and it includes poseable "dolls" of a man, woman, and dog (these came with it). Other toy RVs include a smaller Tonka class-C motorhome, a British "caravan" not much larger than a Matchbox car, and several others.


Other things I collect include anything relating to a 1978 Chrysler LeBaron Town & Country station wagon (my family's old station wagon long ago); it's my dream car. I have several adverts, a dealer brochure, a dealer catalog for 1978 Chryslers, you name it. Now all I need is a real 1978 Chrysler LeBaron Town & Country, in GREEN!

SmithAir747



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User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8463 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2306 times:
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I suppose the only things I have that could be called a collection are Hard Rock Cafe guitar pins, I have about 30.


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User currently offlineCXB77L From Australia, joined Feb 2009, 2693 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2294 times:
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I have three 1:76 KMB buses - an MCW Metrobus II 9.7-metre, an MCW Metrobus II 11-metre, and a Leyland Victory 2.

I also have various 1:18 F1 cars:
1997 Williams Renault FW19 Jacques Villeneuve
2000 Williams BMW FW22 Jenson Button
2001 Williams BMW FW23 Juan Pablo Montoya
2001 BAR Honda 003 Jacques Villeneuve
2002 Williams BMW FW24 Juan Pablo Montoya
2003 Williams BMW FW25 Juan Pablo Montoya
2004 Williams BMW FW26 Juan Pablo Montoya
2005 Williams BMW FW27 Nick Heidfeld
2006 Williams Cosworth FW28 Nico Rosberg
2007 Williams Toyota FW29 Nico Rosberg

All of the above, except for FW27, FW28 and FW29 are Minichamps, the other three HotWheels. I haven't been able to locate either a Minichamps or Hotwheels 1:18 Williams FW30 or FW31 to continue my collection, unfortunately  Sad

I also have a few 1:43 F1 cars:
1996 Willliams Renault FW18 Jacques Villeneuve
2006 McLaren Mercedes-Benz MP4/21 Kimi Raikkonen
2006 Williams Cosworth FW28 Nico Rosberg

Non-F1 1:18 scale cars include:
1964 James Bond Aston Martin DB5
2003 FPV BA F6 Typhoon (Classic Carlectables)



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User currently onlineMortyman From Norway, joined Aug 2006, 4087 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2273 times:

Key rings from the places I've been around the world

Souvenirs from the places I've been around the world

Christmas ornaments

First day covers ( Norway )

a-ha ( Norwegian band ) CD's and other items


User currently offlineForce13 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 229 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2272 times:

I own almost 30 hoodies.

Never underestimate the power and comfort of the hoodie!  Smile



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User currently offlineSOBHI51 From Saudi Arabia, joined Jun 2003, 3551 posts, RR: 17
Reply 12, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2265 times:
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Well i collect limited edition fountain pens.
My collection is well over 700.



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User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8690 posts, RR: 16
Reply 13, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2230 times:



Quoting Dragon-wings (Reply 4):

I envy your collection. Do you happen to have a 379 by any chance?

KH



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User currently offlineDragon-wings From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3995 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2206 times:



Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 13):
I envy your collection. Do you happen to have a 379 by any chance?

KH

Thats not my collection. Thats is someone else's. I just posted the link to show the trucks I collect.

And yes I o have 379's in my collection. I have 15 379's.



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User currently offlineArmitageShanks From UK - England, joined Dec 2003, 3645 posts, RR: 15
Reply 15, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2202 times:

I have a stone from just about everywhere I've ever been- be it in the US or other countries. My family always brings me a stone from their travels as well. I probably have about 40 countries worth and at least as much from the US.

I take a stone from my yard and leave it in the country/place I'm visiting as well.


User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8690 posts, RR: 16
Reply 16, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2198 times:



Quoting Dragon-wings (Reply 14):

And yes I o have 379's in my collection. I have 15 379's.

That post useless without photos.

KH



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User currently offlineDragon-wings From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3995 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2195 times:



Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 16):
That post useless without photos.

KH

I don't have any photos. But here is a list of the 370's I have.

Motor West
Lawton Valey Lines
TeSlaa
RF Chamberland
A&R
Jackson Transport (JTS)
Sharp Transport
TWT
Lacey's Express
Glen Tay
Thur Transport
Kwik Karge
Sorenson
Liquid Cargo
Tri State Commodities
Carrousel Farms
Altom Transport
Nestor Trucking
Anderson Transportation



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User currently offlinePhoenix9 From Canada, joined Aug 2007, 2546 posts, RR: 8
Reply 18, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2190 times:

In addition to Airplane models:

- Fountain Pens
- Currency
- Relevant textbooks (general biology, neuroscience, medical etc.)
- Watches
- Scenic photographs (taken by myself and online)
- Anything that piques my interest (e.g. unique/uncommon/out of the ordinary items)

[Edited 2009-11-08 14:56:58]


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User currently offlineSOBHI51 From Saudi Arabia, joined Jun 2003, 3551 posts, RR: 17
Reply 19, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2179 times:
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Quoting Phoenix9 (Reply 18):
Fountain Pens

Seems we have a couple of things in common.
Also i collect worry beads.



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User currently offlinePhoenix9 From Canada, joined Aug 2007, 2546 posts, RR: 8
Reply 20, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2177 times:



Quoting SOBHI51 (Reply 19):
Seems we have a couple of things in common.

Yup, but my collection is nowhere near 700. I probably have about 50, most in usable condition though  Silly

Maybe you can help me with this. I'm looking for this particular brand but can't seem to find it, even google search has turned fruitless. If I remember correctly, it was called White Feather. I used to have it but lost it when we moved  Sad



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User currently offlineSeb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11796 posts, RR: 15
Reply 21, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2165 times:



Quoting Mortyman (Reply 10):
Key rings from the places I've been around the world

Really?!?!? I thought I was the only one. I also have a large collection of shot glasses.



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User currently offlineScrubbsYWG From Canada, joined Mar 2007, 1495 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2141 times:

i guess the only thing i have ever collected has been those tacky souvenir coins you buy in tourist traps. I lived in france for a few months on an exchange and i tried to visit different areas of france on weekends and stuff. I ended up buying these gold coloured coins(about 1.5" diameter) at the big tourist places in the cities i went to. I think they are a neat momento of where i went.

User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10930 posts, RR: 37
Reply 23, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2085 times:

Along with my own Concorde travel goodies, Concorde aircraft parts and other airline memorabilia, this is what I collect.

Menus
from all the 5 star restaurants I have been to around the world, always signed by the Master Chefs in the restaurants or the owners or both. Some of these menus are real works of art and no small size pieces.

All the Cruise Ship memorabilia
from the greatest cruise ships I have travelled on:
France, QE2 and Queen Mary 2 aka Big Mary.

Silks
I have wonderful antique kimonos I brought back from Japan, fantastic silk and brocade sarees I took back from India and all kinds of pieces of fabulous silks from my travels some of which I have used on art projects. I also have a collection of hand woven ikats from Indonesia which I buy at the places where they have the handlooms and weave them, that and some nice hand printed Indonesian batiks. Also some Polynesian textiles I took back from trips to the Islands.

Cookbooks
Only the ones I can put to use with feasible recipes. I like to buy them where I travel and I like to buy them for the recipes feasibility more than for the pictures. It is better if they have both. I have used about every one of them.

That's all and I think it's enough.

 airplane   veryhappy 



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User currently offlineVictrola From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 536 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2074 times:

I have a collection of over 180 different beer cans.

My other collectable is a 1967 Ford Mustang with the 289 engine. My father bought it brand new in 1967.


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