PlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11829 posts, RR: 60
Reply 1, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2603 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!
...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
Bwest From Belgium, joined Jul 2006, 1382 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2485 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...
Airtrainer From Belgium, joined Aug 2003, 1561 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2443 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 . 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.
SmithAir747 From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 1652 posts, RR: 27
Reply 7, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 2409 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!
I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made... (Psalm 139:14)
CXB77L From Australia, joined Feb 2009, 2730 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2390 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
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)
ArmitageShanks From UK - England, joined Dec 2003, 3663 posts, RR: 15
Reply 15, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2298 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.
I don't have any photos. But here is a list of the 370's I have.
Lawton Valey Lines
Jackson Transport (JTS)
Tri State Commodities
Phoenix9 From Canada, joined Aug 2007, 2546 posts, RR: 9
Reply 18, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2286 times:
In addition to Airplane models:
- Fountain Pens
- Relevant textbooks (general biology, neuroscience, medical etc.)
- 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]
Life only makes sense when you look at it backwards.
Yup, but my collection is nowhere near 700. I probably have about 50, most in usable condition though
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
Life only makes sense when you look at it backwards.
ScrubbsYWG From Canada, joined Mar 2007, 1495 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2237 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.
MadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10974 posts, RR: 35
Reply 23, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2181 times:
Along with my own Concorde travel goodies, Concorde aircraft parts and other airline memorabilia, this is what I collect.
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.
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.
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.
There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde