What do you collect?
What do you collect and what quantity of this item do you have?
I like to collect books & really it is so much difficult to count them.
I have them in two different locations.
My husband is like that. We need a whole library dedicated to his books. It will be hard to move with all of his books.
I was having this problem, so I decided to create a Database using Access.
I collect books, mainly signed first editions, and artwork. I have thousands of books and hundreds of pieces of art work. I think it may be becoming an obsession. I do sell a lot of them on eBay but I do maintain my private collection and it too is getting very large.
I collect hard rock and heavy metal CDs - at last count I have about 800 of them.
Although not actively collecting now, I have several volumes of stamps from the U.S., as many as possible in mint condition. These include Puerto Rico as a U.S. territory, Hawaii pre- statehood, and early hand-cancelled revenue stamps as well as souvenir sheets, and mint sheets. I am always on the lookout for souvenir "floaty" pens that are filled w/ lquid and have moving scenes in them ( I have about 35-40). and vintage buttons of all kinds.
I have collected many things over the years. Among my collections (though I am no longer actively collecting) are:
Souvenir demi-tasse spoons from places I've been;
Sew-on patches commemorating various locations I've visited (affixed to a special 'patch jacket,' and when that got filled, I started putting them on my old high school "senior sweater");
Postcards from places I've been;
Vintage cat postcards I collected in my childhood--they are anthropomorphic scenes of cats in humorous family situations--most were created in Belgium;
Miniatures of almost anything from antique Cracker-Jack toys to modern reproductions of things like antique hand-grind coffee mills.
I had to stop when I ran out of display space and most of my collectibles ended up stored in boxes. :-(
I have too much stuff to count....
i collect coins that are produced in the year 1971 and 1973. Very rare pieces. Besides that, i also collect coins from different countries too. A wonderful way to know the history about the particular country.
I I collect women's vintage clothing, accessories,jewlery,hand embroidery, books on biography and other subjects of interest. I am making an effort to really control and limit my hunting and gathering instinct especially for those items that are imperishable.
bills.....of coarse .....cash or paper (statement) ones...!!
I collect vintage anything to do with kitchen gadgets and cooking, needlework and crafts. I have in excess of 300 cookbooks at present. 1/2 of them more than 40 years old. I have an entire room dedicated to the needlework and crafts that I have amassed. I have started collecting children's video tapes in plastic cases for my grandson who is autistic. He has become fascinated with having his own "VHS Collection". He takes the tapes in and out of the cases, rearranges them on the shelves and even has video of himself to watch where he his playing with them. Apparently this isn't that uncommon in autistic children.
I used to collect key chains when I was younger but now I collect knives and shot glasses. I only have about 6 knives because I just recently started collecting them but I don't honestly know how many shot glasses I have now; they are in storage for the time being.
Books. Lots and lots of books. If I had to make a guess on quantity - and a conservative guess at that - I'd say approximately 800.
Which doesn't really seem like all that much, until you consider that I'm a university graduate student. Who moves a fair bit.
Moving sucks with that many boxes. It's painful in every sense of the word.
I collect shoes and purses.Such a lame answer but true. So far, I have 100 or so pairs of shoes and purses about the same.My husband says we need onother house for my shoes and purses. I say we need onother house for his 1000 books !beeeeeeee!!!!!LOLLL! I could not say I can memorize all the shoes and purses I have but he's got photographic memory of all his book collection.Will be hard to sneak out one book from the house.LOL!
I collect magnets. Today I broke the Statue of Liberty magnet (sad face!) but I'll get another the next time I'm in New York. They literally cover nearly every inch of my fridge. I buy one each time I visit a new place.
I like to collect small stuff that remind me of someone or something. Memories are something we should value, and people are often forgetting about them.
I collect shot glasses and I've lost count. I would day I have at least 150 of them. I get them wherever I go and friends bring them back from out of town for me.
I like to collect jewelry and I have variety of jewelry items............
I love to collect pictures of nature, digital or paintings.
What a fun question! I collect elephant figurines and paintings, The more realistic looking the better. My shelves are filled with elephants, I especially love mother/father and baby elephant groupings or paintings. My husband collects shot glasses of almost any variety - which is kind of funny as neither of us drink ;-)
I collect decorative collectibles for certain TV shows and movies, such as action figures and bobble heads and posters.
I also collect Wade figurines which are small ceramic animals (and more) and I've written a hub about.
I'm also building a collection of merchandise from the old kid's cartoon Rugrats. It reminds me of my childhood and I smile when I see the pieces I've found that take me back to that innocence.
I collect coins & old paper money.. I also collect candy tins.. I got that from my grandfather.. Everytime I go on a trip, I'm on the hunt for a tin with that destinations candy (example, I have a tin from disney world full of jelly beans, a tin from NYCs Candy Bar in the shape of a flip flop, and a can of Canadian Moose Droppings from Algonquin Park.. don't worry, not actual moose droppings.. lol. They're chocolate covered almonds. Plus a tin of Alligator droppings from Florida, which are green chocolate covered sunflower seeds. )
I also collect different copies of Jane Eyre.. Anytime I come across an edition of Jane Eyre with a cover I don't already one, I have to get it.
I like to collect rubber ducks. I have the original ones, to mini ones, to ones that light up, and I keep them in my restroom. I have a little over ten so far.
I like collecting all types of greeting cards and I have a huge collection of them.
Which collection? I have over 200 teapots. That is probably my largest collection outside of books. I also collect Kewpie statues. The ones that originally came out with only angel wings. I have close to a dozen of those, but I'm very choosey on them and usually they are antique finds.
I collect just about anything Peanuts. Snoopy, Charlie Brown and the rest of the gang. Swarovski crystal, old school cartoon characters stuff toys ie; the jetsons, the flintstones. I also collect barbies, but I'm very selective. I mostly collect those that are of a real life person or a character on tv, but only if I really like them. The 50 states quarter collection.
I am addicted to collecting cassettes, vinyl(33 and 1/3) and books. Not necessarily in that order but I do love all three. I have the software to covert the cassettes and vinyl to a digital format and create CD's for my own listening pleasure.
My husband and I collect magnets. Everytime we travel somewhere new, we purchase a magnet to remember the trip by. Everytime we open our fridge there is a reminder of happy travels!
Since i love anime, i just started collecting anime figures this year. So far i have around 15 anime characters placed near my desktop.
I like to collect memories and I have plentiful of them till now......lol
Materialistically I would follow Globetrekkermel ....shoes and purses also for me with books as well.
Bibles. I love going to the thrift and finding an old dusty Bible, even better is big old dusty Bible. I found a really old Catholic Bible last year, with artwork and canonical books that are rare to find in many Bibles used today.
Ideas, perspectives, theories, facts, philosophies, words---you get the idea. :-)
I've been collecting Cherished Teddies since 1994... I've got 204 now!
I collect yarn...usually with a plan to knit it into something, but I don't always make it to that part.
by Moipone 10 years ago
Are you a collector and what do yo collect?
by Katee Shew 10 years ago
What do you collect?Do you have a hobby that involves collecting? I want to hear about it.
by Holly 12 years ago
My husband complains about my obsession with shoes- he says that there is no rational reason that I should have; at last count 162 pairs; of fabulous-expressive-conversation starter- shoes...I have boots of different styles/shades and heights-I have heals with straps some without- I have sneakers...
by Allen Donald 11 years ago
What's the most fun you've had collecting something?I collect all sorts of things - some really satisfying and some less so. I have a large collection of football cards that I really enjoy acquiring. Would enjoy hearing any passionate collecting stories.
by Brittany Kennedy 11 years ago
What do you collect and why?I collect vinyl records and fine press books. What do you collect, when did you start and how big is your collection?
by awoodog 12 years ago
What do you collectWhat kind of things do you like to collect and trade? I collect sports cards, and Disney figurines.
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