What do you like to collect.

By:  kathleen  •  5 months ago  •  74 comments

What do you like to collect.

Hello everyone, 

I thought it would be nice to take a break and talk about what you enjoy collecting now or what you collected in the past.

Part of the fun is looking for the things you really like. 

I Collected and still do Older Barbies from 1959 to 1975. Barbie, Midge, Ken, Francie, skipper and more.

I also collect Liddle Kiddles from the 1960's as well.

My older sister and I started years ago, and when she passed, I kept collecting them.

So tell us what you all like collecting! Happy

Please...No politics, or religion, be polite and try to stay on the topic.  Lets have fun.

Ohhh, My daughter hates barbies... She liked The littlest Pet shop.chuckle

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Kathleen
1  author  Kathleen    5 months ago

Good Morning everyone,

Tell us what you enjoy collecting.. IMG_4745.JPG

 
 
Trout Giggles
1.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  Kathleen @1    5 months ago

That's a pretty cool collection!

 
 
Kathleen
1.1.1  author  Kathleen  replied to  Trout Giggles @1.1    5 months ago

Thank you, flea markets and yard sales are where I found many of them.

 
 
Paula Bartholomew
1.1.2  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Kathleen @1.1.1    5 months ago

I had at one time 600 Barbies in my garage courtesy of my mother.    For a time I collected the toy cars from Chevron.  I had almost every one.  I used to collect Garfield stuffed animals but I only have one left that is about 3 ft tall.  As I've gotten older, I have pretty much given my collections away to friends or family.  I don't want them in a yard sale once I'm gone.

 
 
Kathleen
1.1.3  author  Kathleen  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @1.1.2    5 months ago

Ohh, I would have loved to have seen those Barbies.

 
 
Sunshine
1.2  Sunshine  replied to  Kathleen @1    5 months ago

Very nice Kathleen....my daughter collects the Christmas Barbies.  She has them back to 1988 when she got her first one at five from her aunt.  That is the only one she ever opened.  She got one every year until about age 20.  All the rest of them are still in the original packages not opened.  Every few years I will buy her one.  

 
 
Kathleen
1.2.1  author  Kathleen  replied to  Sunshine @1.2    5 months ago

That is really nice!  The dresses were so pretty on those dolls.

 
 
charger 383
2  charger 383    5 months ago

model trains, diecast cars and miscellaneous things I find interesting    

 
 
Kathleen
2.1  author  Kathleen  replied to  charger 383 @2    5 months ago

I like trains, train gardens are one of my favorite things to go look at.

 
 
Greg Jones
2.2  Greg Jones  replied to  charger 383 @2    5 months ago

Living close to the mountains here in Colorado, I collect rocks. I try to identify the formation which will tell me about how old it has been a rock. Some of my oldest specimens are piece of the Idaho Springs Formation, collected at Red Rocks Park, which is about 1.7 to 1.8 billion years old, and Pikes Peak Granite, which is about a bit over a billion years old. It's really cool to find rounded rocks next to a sand layer in sedimentary conglomerates  that are nowhere near a river now, which indicates they were deposited during some ancient flash flood.

 
 
Trout Giggles
3  Trout Giggles    5 months ago

Refrigerator magnets and coffee mugs

 
 
Kathleen
3.1  author  Kathleen  replied to  Trout Giggles @3    5 months ago

Sounds like fun, are the mugs places you have been?

 
 
Trout Giggles
3.1.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  Kathleen @3.1    5 months ago

Yes. I get a magnet or a mug every time I go to Biloxi

 
 
epistte
3.2  epistte  replied to  Trout Giggles @3    5 months ago

I have coffee mugs from the various colleges that I have attended to for both formal classes and continuing education. I also collect Far Side coffee cups. 

 I have a small collection of fountain pens.

 
 
Trout Giggles
3.2.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  epistte @3.2    5 months ago

I try to collect pens but Mr Giggles takes them and calls them his

 
 
epistte
3.2.2  epistte  replied to  Trout Giggles @3.2.1    5 months ago

 I found a decently nice knock-off pen on eBay that I carry with me because it is cheap enough to lose or have stolen. 

https://www.gouletpens.com/products/jinhao-x450-fountain-pen-frosted-black
 
 
Trout Giggles
3.2.3  Trout Giggles  replied to  epistte @3.2.2    5 months ago

I don't know if I trust fountain pens

 
 
epistte
3.2.4  epistte  replied to  Trout Giggles @3.2.3    5 months ago

They aren't as bad as they used to be. They do take more work than a ballpoint or rollerball pen but I like the feel of them. 

 
 
XDm9mm
3.2.5  XDm9mm  replied to  Trout Giggles @3.2.3    5 months ago

I don't blame you.

Every damn one I've ever owned leaked.   I lost count of the white shirts I had to toss because of some blue or black ink blob by the pocket corner.

 
 
Raven Wing
3.2.6  Raven Wing  replied to  epistte @3.2.4    5 months ago
They do take more work than a ballpoint or rollerball pen but I like the feel of them.

Same here. I prefer the fountain pen to anything else. As you say, they have been better made today than those in previous years.  I use them at home, as I often forget and leave my pens elsewhere, so I carry cheap ballpoint pens to use away from home. That way if they get left it's no big deal. I also like to write in Calligraphy at times and have some different pen points for that as well. 

 
 
epistte
3.2.7  epistte  replied to  Raven Wing @3.2.6    5 months ago

I like the Uni-Ball deluxe rollerball as my daily writer. I save my fountain pens for home or for signing documents. 

The Lamy is a great pen for introducing people to fountain pens and its very tough.  They make a bulletproof roller ball that would likely survive a nuclear war.  The Waterman Phileas is another great pen that won't cost a bundle. 

https://www.gouletpens.com/products/lamy-safari-fountain-pen-charcoal?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI0t3T65WL3AIVQySGCh1DuwpXEAQYBSABEgJRoPD_BwE
 
 
Kathleen
3.2.8  author  Kathleen  replied to  epistte @3.2    5 months ago

Sound interesting, any with feathers on them?

 
 
Raven Wing
3.2.9  Raven Wing  replied to  epistte @3.2.7    5 months ago
The Waterman Phileas is another great pen that won't cost a bundle.

I like those too. I have developed a unique style of writing, especially, my signature, and it just does not look the same in any other writing tool than the fountain pen. 

 
 
epistte
3.2.10  epistte  replied to  Kathleen @3.2.8    5 months ago
Sound interesting, any with feathers on them?

I'm sorry but I'm not sure that I understand your reply. Are you referring to my collection of coffee cups or the pens? 

 
 
epistte
3.2.11  epistte  replied to  Raven Wing @3.2.9    5 months ago
I like those too. I have developed a unique style of writing, especially, my signature, and it just does not look the same in any other writing tool than the fountain pen.

A green Phileaus was my first fountain pen. My mom bought it for me for my 25th birthday. It is still a favorite.

 
 
Kathleen
3.2.12  author  Kathleen  replied to  epistte @3.2.10    5 months ago

That is okay.. I was talking about pens.

 
 
epistte
3.2.13  epistte  replied to  Kathleen @3.2.12    5 months ago

Thanks for that clarification.

 No, I don't have any pens with feathers on them. Most are either solid colored or have a marbled appearance. 

 
 
Studiusbagus
3.2.14  Studiusbagus  replied to  Trout Giggles @3.2.3    5 months ago
I don't know if I trust fountain pens

I write with a heavy hand, I love good fountain pens but after a few letters they look like a fork in the road.

Gel pens have worn their welcome out for me too. I love tailored shirts and I've ruined more than one from a gel pen wicking.

In the 90's I worked for a huge Chevy dealership and snatched traded corvettes a lot...I had 16 at one point and rented a warehouse with A/C to store them in. My wife started hounding me about paying for a warehouse and power bill for 15 cars I wasn't driving when I was driving the 16th. They ranged from 1961 to 1998.

She bellowed at me one day "Can't you collect something smaller?!?!" So, I called a collector in NYC that was bugging me to sell the collection, He snapped at the chance and I made a serious profit..

  A week later a tractor trailer pulls up, opens the doors and drops a ramp. One by one he rolled out a 1958 Indian, several Harley's from the 60's and 70's, A Hyabusa, and some newer Yamaha's and Kawasaki's...She stared at me and I said "You said smaller!"

Now? Heh, heh, heh....I collect and breed exotic chickens! Still the same problem...my latest fetish is Brahma and Jersey Giant Chickens. My Brahma girls are just now 4 months old and are 22 and 24 inches tall, weighing 8 lbs. I feed them a cooked very high protein diet, buy special worms, and they eat roughly a lb. of commercial feed a day (a standard chicken eats 4oz. a day) and will end up almost 3' tall weighing 18-20 lbs. or better. I have a bunch of other crazy looking chickens too. A Polish rooster, and Amerucauna chickens...they have mustaches.

My present wife keeps telling the neighbors that I'm going to put a laboratory attachment on the house with a roof that opens and conducts lightning to create my monsters. lol

Polish Chickens

">Brahma Rooster

Ya gotta see this rooster!

 
 
sixpick
3.2.15  sixpick  replied to  Studiusbagus @3.2.14    5 months ago

Now that is one big rooster!!!

 
 
Ender
3.2.16  Ender  replied to  epistte @3.2    5 months ago

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Studiusbagus
3.2.17  Studiusbagus  replied to  sixpick @3.2.15    5 months ago
Now that is one big rooster!!!

I have a 4 week old rooster in the brooder right now and he's already 12" tall and about 1.5 lbs.

I taught him to sit on my shoulder like a parrot.

My wife said, "Ya know, he's going to want to do that in 6 months and will dislocate your shoulder"

 
 
epistte
3.2.18  epistte  replied to  Ender @3.2.16    5 months ago

That is one of my favorites. I often find them on eBay for $15-20.

 
 
Freefaller
4  Freefaller    5 months ago

Dust, even when I clean it up I just end up collecting more

 
 
Kathleen
4.1  author  Kathleen  replied to  Freefaller @4    5 months ago

: )

 
 
Dulay
4.2  Dulay  replied to  Freefaller @4    5 months ago

I'll trade you 10 lbs. of dog hair 'dust bunnies' that appear in my house every day. My 90 lb. dog keeps my in constant supply...

 
 
Freefaller
4.2.1  Freefaller  replied to  Dulay @4.2    5 months ago

Lol, no thanks I'm good.

 
 
MrFrost
5  MrFrost    5 months ago

I have 20 years worth of toenail clippings that one day, I am going to melt down and sell for literally a dozen dollars on Ebay. 

 
 
Trout Giggles
5.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  MrFrost @5    5 months ago

Are you channeling bad fish this morning?

 
 
MrFrost
5.1.1  MrFrost  replied to  Trout Giggles @5.1    5 months ago

Never in a million years would I do that. 

 
 
Trout Giggles
5.1.2  Trout Giggles  replied to  MrFrost @5.1.1    5 months ago

Just wondering because that sounds like something he would say. :)

 
 
Kathleen
5.2  author  Kathleen  replied to  MrFrost @5    5 months ago

Ewww... Okay...

 
 
MrFrost
5.2.1  MrFrost  replied to  Kathleen @5.2    5 months ago

It's a joke. 

 
 
Raven Wing
5.2.2  Raven Wing  replied to  MrFrost @5.2.1    5 months ago
It's a joke

Whew!!!!   stunned

 
 
Kathleen
5.2.3  author  Kathleen  replied to  MrFrost @5.2.1    5 months ago

I know... : )

 
 
MUVA
5.3  MUVA  replied to  MrFrost @5    5 months ago

I will give you 20.bucks.

 
 
Jasper2529
6  Jasper2529    5 months ago

Over the years, I've collected shot glasses from each city, state, and country I've traveled to for business or pleasure and have some unique, old ones that I bought at estate sales.     

 
 
Kathleen
6.1  author  Kathleen  replied to  Jasper2529 @6    5 months ago

I use to collect salt and pepper shakers from all the vacations I took. 

Nice way to remember all the places you have visited.

 
 
epistte
6.2  epistte  replied to  Jasper2529 @6    5 months ago

I was almost thrown out of a gift shop in Hot Spring Arkansas in July of 2000. I was looking for a shot glass, coffee cup or other momento with all of the women that Bill Clinton had affairs with. Apparently, the clerk wasn't amused by my warped sense of humor. 

 
 
Hal A. Lujah
7  Hal A. Lujah    5 months ago

Lamborghinis, Ferraris and Bugattis … in my mind.

Seriously though, I've got a friggin huge collection of masks, busts, and statues.  Hundreds of them and they are all on display in my mancave.  Whenever I show it to someone they are speechless.  When you sit in my cave, there are hundreds of eyes on you, most of them very creepy.

 
 
Kathleen
7.1  author  Kathleen  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @7    5 months ago

Kind of like my dolls.. An audience watching you.

 
 
pat wilson
8  pat wilson    5 months ago

Fossils and mineral specimens.

 
 
Kathleen
8.1  author  Kathleen  replied to  pat wilson @8    5 months ago

Natural things. I had forgotten about those things. Very cool.

 
 
MUVA
9  MUVA    5 months ago

Surf boards mostly long boards my wife made me put them in the shed so she could park  her cars in the garage.

 
 
shona1
10  shona1    5 months ago

A/noon Butter..Cowrie shells..will walk kilometres to find them..thought they were mainly found in the Tropics but last year found they are at my own back door...Walk about 2 kms to get to the beach, slide down sand dunes and small cliffs and usually have the whole beach to myself..Just the way I like it...Bugger climbing back up though..but it is worth it..Hope all is well your way as we get blown off the face of the earth at the moment...Roll on summer...sigh....

 
 
Kathleen
11  author  Kathleen    5 months ago

Hi Shona. I hope you are all doing well.

You are lucky to be so close to the beach. I will have to look up a Cowrie shell. I use to collect sand dollars on he beach and paint them. 

Doing good, just getting my daughter settled into her first year of college. 

I will be glad when fall gets here, I like the cooler weather. 

 
 
Ender
12  Ender    5 months ago

I don't really collect anything.

The only thing I have really, is sort of a wine collection. My Aunt (rip) always bought me bottles of Elvis wine from Graceland Cellars. She was a huge Elvis fan. I ended up with sets from years, special additions and even Blue Christmas wines. They quit making them I believe, if I recall correctly Graceland Cellars is no more.

Then I always seemed to get other wines. I have several vampire wines and wines like Dreaming Tree from Dave Matthews.

 
 
Kathleen
12.1  author  Kathleen  replied to  Ender @12    5 months ago

You may want to hold on to them, they could be worth something.

 
 
Hal A. Lujah
12.2  Hal A. Lujah  replied to  Ender @12    5 months ago

I try to collect wine.  It never lasts long because I love to consume it too much.  Probably a good thing since most wine does not age well beyond a few years.  I think I read somewhere once that something like 0.1% of wine varieties actually age well beyond that point.  I’ve been disappointed more than once to open a bottle that I’d saved for years for a special occasion, only to find it had turned to vinegar.

 
 
Freefaller
12.2.1  Freefaller  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @12.2    5 months ago
read somewhere once that something like 0.1% of wine varieties actually age well beyond that point

Kinda surprised by that, I came back from Germany about 10 yrs ago with about 400 bottles of various wines and while I'm now near the end of them (7 bottles left) I have yet to open one that's gone bad.  I do keep them in the basement where it's cool and dark and store them top tilted down (so the cork stays moist) so maybe that has helped. 

 
 
Hal A. Lujah
12.2.2  Hal A. Lujah  replied to  Freefaller @12.2.1    5 months ago

it is estimated that 90% of wine is meant to be consumed within a year of production, and 99% of wine within 5 years.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aging_of_wine

 
 
Freefaller
12.2.3  Freefaller  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @12.2.2    5 months ago

Cool guess I'm just really lucky, well I'm off to buy a lotto ticket.

 
 
Dulay
13  Dulay    5 months ago

Books.

I am addicted to books. After I read them, I hoard them. I have walls of bookshelves, some of which are two books deep. I especially love old bound hardcovers. I get most of them at Goodwill, I suppose from estate donations.

Of late, some of my longtime friends that have passed have willed me their books, much to my wife's consternation. One of my friends put in his will that I could take any book from his library that I wanted. I gravitated to his entire collection of Audubon plates, his three books on the American Indian [beautiful], the Tokugawa Collection of No robes and masks and every book on illustrators/painters that he had, including Beardsley, Rockwell, Toulouse-Lautrec and the weirdest book I have ever seen, the Codex Seraphinianus. His gift was a gold mine that I will forever treasure.  

On a yearly basis, I do a gut wrenching cull of books that I must part with because my wife has informed me in no uncertain terms that no further bookshelves may be constructed in our home. NONE and she means it. 

 
 
Kathleen
13.1  author  Kathleen  replied to  Dulay @13    5 months ago

I find that to be a nice thing to collect. Books never go out of style. I love reading myself.

Btw, I thought you were a female, I guessed wrong on that.

 
 
Vic Eldred
14  Vic Eldred    5 months ago

For me it's old Silver Dollars like the old Morgan & Peace Dollars, old currency like silver & gold certificates. I also have Poker chips for every casino I've ever been in from Las Vegas to Connecticut. I just thought of something else, not as things I collect but things I keep, which is photos. I have em all: family pictures, x-wives, old girl friends and the places I've been. I never throw them away.

 
 
Kathleen
14.1  author  Kathleen  replied to  Vic Eldred @14    5 months ago

My dad gave me a few old silver dollars. I have one from 1889. Buffalo nickles too. When I was little I would start collecting the Wheat pennies. I stopped, but I have quite a stash of them. 

 
 
Vic Eldred
14.1.1  Vic Eldred  replied to  Kathleen @14.1    5 months ago
I have one from 1889.

I'll bet it's a Morgan Silver Dollar.  You know those were struck from the silver coming from the Comstock Load (the largest silver strike in US history). If it was minted at the Carson City Mint (Nevada), it is worth more to collectors. The Carson City Mint was not around for long, I think 1899 was it's final year as a Mint. Check to see if their are two C's on the back (CC).

I remember the Buffalo Nickels still in circulation when I was a kid

 
 
Kathleen
14.1.2  author  Kathleen  replied to  Vic Eldred @14.1.1    4 months ago

This is what I have from my grandfather in sliver dollars. I found a few earlier ones.

one 1880

one 1888

one 1889

one 1899

one 1902

one 1904

four 1922

six 1924 Did not see any cc's on them.

 
 
Vic Eldred
14.1.3  Vic Eldred  replied to  Kathleen @14.1.2    4 months ago

They all still have value beyond their Silver value. It sounds like you have 6 Morgan's and 2 Peace Dollars.

 
 
Kathleen
14.1.4  author  Kathleen  replied to  Vic Eldred @14.1.3    4 months ago

Thank you.

 
 
Enoch
15  Enoch    5 months ago

Dear Friend Kathleen: Mrs. E. and I collect artwork.

When I lived and/or worked in a foreign land (minus military service) I either both or commissioned oil paintings, pottery, loomed art work, or other items that reflected the local culture(s). 

As well we collect religious expressions and items for rituals from various places we have been individually or as a couples.

These we use for home and Congregational Services and observances.

Great discussion topic.

Lots of interesting responses.

Thanks for posting.

Peace and Abundant Blessings Always.

Enoch.

 
 
MUVA
15.1  MUVA  replied to  Enoch @15    5 months ago

My father was in the middle east started collecting rugs of all kinds they must have 75 different rug in their house.

 
 
Kathleen
15.1.1  author  Kathleen  replied to  MUVA @15.1    5 months ago

That's interesting...rugs.

 
 
Kathleen
15.2  author  Kathleen  replied to  Enoch @15    5 months ago

You are welcome! : )

I am glad to see that you appreciate artwork. 

 
 
Sparty On
16  Sparty On    4 months ago

Autographed baseball cards

Match boxes/books of places i have visited, although that is not as easy as it used to be.   Few places have them anymore.   I've got three or four big cashew jars full now though.

Hard-rock Cafe pins from all the ones i've visited.   I'm up to about 40 of those.

My latest is pint glasses from microbreweries i've visited throughout the country.   Good stuff inside and out .....

 
 
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