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What do you collect?

I wouldn't say I'm a hoarder, but I can see me heading that way in old age. I've even turned a portion of my hobby into an eCommerce business.

Here's what I collect:

- Badges
- Movie Memorabilia
- Horror Novels (signed, first edition, antique)
- Comics (see above)
- Gaming/ Arcade Machines
- Wives (only joking; still on my first)

You?

Tom
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    • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
      These aren't collections. I don't buy just to have a missing piece...

      But I have an extensive library of first edition marketing and sales books...and related fields.

      I buy the first editions, because sometimes the later editions have the text edited to be "updated", and the meaning is blurred. It's a vast library, but not really a collection.

      I have several boxes of comic books, but I never bought them to collect. I just read them, and don't throw them away.

      "Collecting" fills a need that I don't have.
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      • Profile picture of the author Tom Addams
        Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

        These aren't collections. I don't buy just to have a missing piece...

        But I have an extensive library of first edition marketing and sales books...and related fields.

        I buy the first editions, because sometimes the later editions have the text edited to be "updated", and the meaning is blurred. It's a vast library, but not really a collection.

        I have several boxes of comic books, but I never bought them to collect. I just read them, and don't throw them away.

        "Collecting" fills a need that I don't have.
        That's how I started out, Claude. Then along came eBay and I was off! You could have some gems in those boxes.

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        • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
          Originally Posted by Tom Addams View Post

          That's how I started out, Claude. Then along came eBay and I was off! You could have some gems in those boxes.

          Tom
          I hadn't bought comics for years...and then I discovered E-Bay. It almost cost me a marriage.

          Every issue that I remembered as a kid, I had to have.......and the action figures....

          I'll read about a comic series, and I just go on E-Bay, and buy the whole series at one time.

          The good news is, after several years, I read comics less......the nostalgia is waning.
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          • Profile picture of the author Tom Addams
            Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

            I hadn't bought comics for years...and then I discovered E-Bay. It almost cost me a marriage.

            Every issue that I remembered as a kid, I had to have.......and the action figures....

            I'll read about a comic series, and I just go on E-Bay, and buy the whole series at one time.

            The good news is, after several years, I read comics less......the nostalgia is waning.
            I'm the same way with retro games (which I left off my above list) and gaming machines. I know exactly what you mean about the nostalgia value; a magical feeling. As far as comics go, I actually go for the kind that I couldn't get when I was a kid - 40s and 50s era. What launched my passion for these was a terrific book with a section on that very subject. Quick Google search; think this is it: The Monster Show: A Cultural History of Horror;...The Monster Show: A Cultural History of Horror;...

            Get those comics valued!!

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        Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

        These aren't collections. I don't buy just to have a missing piece...

        But I have an extensive library of first edition marketing and sales books...and related fields.

        I buy the first editions, because sometimes the later editions have the text edited to be "updated", and the meaning is blurred. It's a vast library, but not really a collection.

        I have several boxes of comic books, but I never bought them to collect. I just read them, and don't throw them away.

        "Collecting" fills a need that I don't have.
        Anyone want to let Claude know he collects marketing books and comics? He's always the last to realize these things...
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        • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
          Originally Posted by Kurt View Post

          Anyone want to let Claude know he collects marketing books and comics? He's always the last to realize these things...
          If you go into Claude's bookshelf room, there is a concealed button in the top, right-hand corner. If you hit it three times the bookshelf swings open to reveal a green door, and behind that green door is?.............
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            Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

            If you go into Claude's bookshelf room, there is a concealed button in the top, right-hand corner. If you hit it three times the bookshelf swings open to reveal a green door, and behind that green door is?.............
            A Riffle blow-up doll.

            Cheers. - Frank
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              Originally Posted by BigFrank View Post

              A Riffle blow-up doll.

              Cheers. - Frank

              And his size 3X pink tutu.


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              • Profile picture of the author Karen Blundell
                I collect Tolkien memorabilia
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                • Profile picture of the author WalkingCarpet
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                  Originally Posted by Karen Blundell View Post

                  I collect Tolkien memorabilia
                  like what??
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                  • Profile picture of the author Karen Blundell
                    Originally Posted by WalkingCarpet View Post

                    like what??
                    maps, action figures, jewellery, books, movies, games -
                    I am a founding member of the mmorg: LOTRO - I'm approaching my 8th year anniversary playing the game - actually taking a bit of a break right now - but yeah - I'm a bit of a Tolkien geek fanatic - I actually cried when I saw the last Hobbit movie because I knew that would be the last Tolkien movie that Peter Jackson would produce/direct
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                      Originally Posted by Karen Blundell View Post

                      maps, action figures, jewellery, books, movies, games -
                      I am a founding member of the mmorg: LOTRO - I'm approaching my 8th year anniversary playing the game - actually taking a bit of a break right now - but yeah - I'm a bit of a Tolkien geek fanatic - I actually cried when I saw the last Hobbit movie because I knew that would be the last Tolkien movie that Peter Jackson would produce/direct
                      Don't you think they added and changed too much stuff for the movies??
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                      • Profile picture of the author Karen Blundell
                        Originally Posted by WalkingCarpet View Post

                        Don't you think they added and changed too much stuff for the movies??
                        yeah, I was upset at first - especially when they left out Tom Bombadil in the Fellowship of the Ring movie but then I realized what a brilliant film-maker Peter Jackson is and that he and his crew really did create a spectacular body of work, and truly entertained people - and those movies resulted in a whole new mass of people who are now Tolkien lovers and many were curious enough to read the books - so I forgave him for embellishing the stories somewhat - plus those movies introduced us to some fine actors whom I never knew or appreciated before.

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                        • Profile picture of the author WalkingCarpet
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                          Originally Posted by Karen Blundell View Post

                          yeah, I was upset at first - especially when they left out Tom Bombadil in the Fellowship of the Ring movie but then I realized what a brilliant film-maker Peter Jackson is and that he and his crew really did create a spectacular body of work, and truly entertained people - and those movies resulted in a whole new mass of people who are now Tolkien lovers and many were curious enough to read the books - so I forgave him for embellishing the stories somewhat - plus those movies introduced us to some fine actors whom I never knew or appreciated before.

                          I felt that the Hobbit was too violent- they were forced to up the violence to keep to the level of the previous LOTR movies. Plus too bloody long. They should've kept everything to a single film. Plus they added unnecessary characters from the previous movies that were never in the book just for the sake of familiarity and lack of a strong central character. Plus too much CGI- same thing over and over again.
                          Orcs orcs and m,ore orcs.

                          If I have to sum up all the LOTR and Hobbit movies in one word would be Comatose.
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                    • Profile picture of the author Tom Addams
                      Originally Posted by Karen Blundell View Post

                      maps, action figures, jewellery, books, movies, games -
                      I am a founding member of the mmorg: LOTRO - I'm approaching my 8th year anniversary playing the game - actually taking a bit of a break right now - but yeah - I'm a bit of a Tolkien geek fanatic - I actually cried when I saw the last Hobbit movie because I knew that would be the last Tolkien movie that Peter Jackson would produce/direct
                      Very cool, Karen. I'm very much the same but for the horror genre. I like surrounding myself with the stuff: figures, bobble heads, books, memorabilia, games, you name it. I felt the same way (regarding the last Hobbit movie) when I saw Englund don the glove for the last time, and I suppose I'll feel even worse when Craven directs his last!

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                    • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
                      Originally Posted by Karen Blundell View Post

                      I actually cried when I saw the last Hobbit movie because I knew that would be the last Tolkien movie that Peter Jackson would produce/direct
                      Expect The Silmarillion trilogy sometime in 2021






                      Yeah, I know, wishful thinking.
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            • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
              Originally Posted by BigFrank View Post

              A Riffle blow-up doll.

              Cheers. - Frank
              I must admit, when I was burgling Claude's house I did not have much time to glimpse everything that was behind that green door. I saw the crate of African elephant dung and a few slabs of the Chinese hot sauce. I could see that room was very large and contained a lot of stuff. I was just about to venture further in when an alarm went off, must have triggered a motion detector. A ferocious yapping chiwawa dog appeared out of nowhere and made a be-line for my ankle.

              I managed to shut the door and bookcase and jump out of the window before it could get me. Never going back there. That dog was pure evil.
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              • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
                Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

                A ferocious yapping chiwawa dog appeared out of nowhere and made a be-line for my ankle.

                I managed to shut the door and bookcase and jump out of the window before it could get me. Never going back there. That dog was pure evil.
                That wasn't a dog. That was Big Frank.
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                  Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

                  That wasn't a dog. That was Big Frank.
                  Only one way to be certain. If he still possesses anything remotely resembling an ankle - it wasn't me.

                  Cheers. - Frank
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                  • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
                    Originally Posted by BigFrank View Post

                    Only one way to be certain. If he still possesses anything remotely resembling an ankle - it wasn't me.

                    Cheers. - Frank
                    Ooh, I get it!

                    So you're saying you collect ankle bones! lol!


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              • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
                Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

                I must admit, when I was burgling Claude's house I did not have much time to glimpse everything that was behind that green door. I saw the crate of African elephant dung and a few slabs of the Chinese hot sauce. I could see that room was very large and contained a lot of stuff. I was just about to venture further in when an alarm went off, must have triggered a motion detector. A ferocious yapping chiwawa dog appeared out of nowhere and made a be-line for my ankle.

                I managed to shut the door and bookcase and jump out of the window before it could get me. Never going back there. That dog was pure evil.
                No, the dog in question is only fed, GMO crispy cream dunuts, and Flouridated water, so he is quite, mad, and will attack anything if the alarm goes off.

                I spoke to the contractor, and schyco dog pound, etc!

                There is also a long section with bubble wrap clothing; leopard design, pink fuzzy, black leather it is all there!

                There is also a special pink dress, (that looks surprisingly like the one WC wore in his latest music video dance sequence) with "From WC, l mis yose, hug and's kisssa's"!

                Enough said, l think!

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                • Profile picture of the author discrat
                  I collect baseball cards. At least I did when I was younger and still have a Mint Collection intact.

                  Also, I do have some autographs. A bunch of Hank Aarons, Lou Brock, Jack Nicklaus.

                  And one of my pride and joy, Ty Cobb's autograph. My grandmother got it at a Detriot Tigers game in 1920s she went to and passed it down
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          • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
            Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

            If you go into Claude's bookshelf room, there is a concealed button in the top, right-hand corner. If you hit it three times the bookshelf swings open to reveal a green door, and behind that green door is?.............
            Ah....Behind the Green Door....that really takes me back.

            Marilyn Chambers.......my favorite ...um......secretary.
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              Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

              Ah....Behind the Green Door....that really takes me back.

              Marilyn Chambers.......my favorite ...um......secretary.
              Man - you really are older than dirt. :-)

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        • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
          Originally Posted by Kurt View Post

          Anyone want to let Claude know he collects marketing books and comics? He's always the last to realize these things...
          Clever, as always. But I don't think of it as collecting. There is no continuity, no desire to finish a "set". I just have a lot of marketing and sales books. I buy for the content. I don't have a collection, I have a library.

          The comics? A little more of a gray area. I don't collect. And I used to...as a kid.....so I know the difference. But I have boxes. Most of them, I'll probably never read again...and I'll keep until I die. So, I'm not a collector...I'm a hoarder.

          Now, I feel much better.
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          • Profile picture of the author WalkingCarpet
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            Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

            I'm a horde.
            Fixed that
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          • Profile picture of the author Kurt
            Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

            Clever, as always. But I don't think of it as collecting. There is no continuity, no desire to finish a "set". I just have a lot of marketing and sales books. I buy for the content. I don't have a collection, I have a library.

            The comics? A little more of a gray area. I don't collect. And I used to...as a kid.....so I know the difference. But I have boxes. Most of them, I'll probably never read again...and I'll keep until I die. So, I'm not a collector...I'm a hoarder.

            Now, I feel much better.
            Somebody else want to inform Claude that he collects marketing books and comics? The first attempt didn't quite "take". He's always the last to realize these things...
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            • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
              I'm collecting posts in which Claude denies he's collecting anything. It's amounting to quite a collection.

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            • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
              Originally Posted by Kurt View Post

              Anyone want to let Claude know he collects marketing books and comics? He's always the last to realize these things...

              Originally Posted by Kurt View Post

              Somebody else want to inform Claude that he collects marketing books and comics? The first attempt didn't quite "take". He's always the last to realize these things...
              Anyone want to inform Kurt that he is repeating himself? He's always the last to realize these things. Anyone want to buy my comic book collec...um....random boxes of comics?

              Kurt; You think you can wear me down with your pillow talk, and subtle hints at make up sex?
              Do you think you have caught me at my most vulnerable moment? If you think I'm ready to surrender to your masculine power...to be tossed away like a plaything...well....you have another thing coming, Buster!
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              • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
                Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

                Do you think you cave caught me at my most vulnerable moment?

                Another Freudian classic brought to you by Claude.







                (Added to my collection.)




                Edit: Somebody corrected their typo....
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                • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
                  Dearest Dan and Kurt;

                  The reason that I say that my comic are not really a collection, is that I have no desire to have a complete set of anything. I bought specific comics, but I don't buy comics every month to keep a series going. I don't have them organized. I don't show them to others (unless I was going to sell them). It's just random comics, that I haven't thrown away.

                  I have bought several complete series on E-Bay. But I just read them, and put them in boxes. I don't keep buying the issues, after I have read the ones I bought.

                  I do have a collection of Doc Savage paperback books from the 1960s. 211 books, I think. And they are a true collection. Why do I keep harping over this minor point?

                  It's fun. And the fact that it's meaningless, makes it even more fun.

                  Originally Posted by Frank Donovan View Post

                  I'm collecting posts in which Claude denies he's collecting anything. It's amounting to quite a collection.

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                  You clever boy, you.

                  And you beat Kurt to it, so Bonus Points to you.
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                  • Profile picture of the author Kurt
                    Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post




                    And you best Kurt to it, so Bonus Points to you.
                    ...and yet another of Claude's Freudian typos. Yes Claude, I am the best. Thanks.
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                  • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
                    Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

                    Dearest Dan and Kurt;

                    The reason that I say that my comic are not really a collection, is that I have no desire to have a complete set of anything. I bought specific comics, but I don't buy comics every month to keep a series going. I don't have them organized. I don't show them to others (unless I was going to sell them). It's just random comics, that I haven't thrown away.

                    I have bought several complete series on E-Bay. But I just read them, and put them in boxes. I don't keep buying the issues, after I have read the ones I bought.

                    I do have a collection of Doc Savage paperback books from the 1960s. 211 books, I think. And they are a true collection. Why do I keep harping over this minor point?

                    It's fun. And the fact that it's meaningless, makes it even more fun.


                    You are applying a stricter standard to the word "collection" and you know that. If you aren't collecting those comics, why not throw them in the trash?


                    By the way, none of the points in your first paragraph rules out anything as a collection.
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                    • Profile picture of the author Kurt
                      Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

                      You are applying a stricter standard to the word "collection" and you know that. If you aren't collecting those comics, why not throw them in the trash?


                      By the way, none of the points in your first paragraph rule out anything as a collection.
                      It's funny watching him make up his own definition of a "collection". It kind of makes you wonder why he's so afraid of having collections that he needs to create his own definition?


                      Note to Claude: The definition of a collection is to take things from various locations and put them in a single location.
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                    • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
                      Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

                      You are applying a stricter standard to the word "collection" and you know that. If you aren't collecting those comics, why not throw them in the trash?


                      By the way, none of the points in your first paragraph rule out anything as a collection.
                      And, as you already know....this entire discussion (after my first post) is just me, playing with you and Kurt. I thought about keeping it going, but it's pretty played out.

                      You could easily call my comics a collection. But I buy books to read, and for the content. Not just because of the author, or title. So, I really have a library, not a collection. And I regularly donate boxes of books (that I have read and won't read again) to the local library.

                      So, I don't see it as a collection at all. But if someone in real life, said "I like your collection of books", I wouldn't mention it. I just like playing with you and Kurt.


                      Originally Posted by Kurt View Post

                      It's funny watching him make up his own definition of a "collection". It kind of makes you wonder why he's so afraid of having collections that he needs to create his own definition?


                      Note to Claude: The definition of a collection is to take things from various locations and put them in a single location.
                      Stop talking to Riffle, about me. I can hear you, you know.

                      The dictionary said; the act or process of getting things from different places and bringing them together: a group of interesting or beautiful objects brought together in order to show or study them or as a hobby.

                      I didn't bring my books together. They are on separate shelves. I don't study the books as objects, but read the content. It isn't a hobby. It's part of my work. And.....I love messing with you.


                      PS; (added later). Originally, my post was talking about the "collecting impulse" or a need to collect. It's a strong need in many, and is used when marketing or selling. I have a collection of comics, but I never had the "desire to collect"(with these comics) I just had the desire to read the comics, and I ended up with boxes of comics. So, I have a comics collection (as random as it is), but I never collected comics, as an adult.

                      I guess you could also say I have a small collection of Superhero action figures. They are on display (although nobody cares except me), and I enjoy looking at them, so they fit the "collection" definition more closely. And when I bought them, I felt that collection impulse. The same with the Doc Savage books.

                      I seem to keep flipping from joking to being serious. The PS was serious.
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                      • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
                        Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

                        So, I really have a library, not a collection.


                        A library is a place where you store your collection of books.




                        li·brar·y
                        ˈlīˌbrərē,ˈlīb(ə)rē/
                        noun
                        noun: library; plural noun: libraries
                        1. a building or room containing collections of books, periodicals, and sometimes films and recorded music for people to read, borrow, or refer to.
                          "a school library"

                          • a collection of books and periodicals held in a library.
                            "the Institute houses an outstanding library of 35,000 volumes on the fine arts"

                          • a collection of films, recorded music, genetic material, etc., organized systematically and kept for research or borrowing.
                            "a record library"




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                        • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
                          Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

                          A library is a place where you store your collection of books.




                          li·brar·y
                          ˈlīˌbrərē,ˈlīb(ə)rē/
                          noun
                          noun: library; plural noun: libraries
                          1. a building or room containing collections of books, periodicals, and sometimes films and recorded music for people to read, borrow, or refer to.
                            "a school library"

                            • a collection of books and periodicals held in a library.
                              "the Institute houses an outstanding library of 35,000 volumes on the fine arts"

                            • a collection of films, recorded music, genetic material, etc., organized systematically and kept for research or borrowing.
                              "a record library"





                          If you insist. But when I bought the books, I wasn't collecting. I was reading. And then they just became part of a collection.

                          I always think of collections as "complete sets of..." which I don't really have, at least, not in my books. And I never buy a book, that I'm not going to read. They were only on shelves, to make it easier to find (and brag about). And books I won't read again, I donate.

                          So.....if you want to call my library a collection, I don't mind.

                          So........you win. I am lying on the field of battle, exhausted.....beaten, yet not humbled...never humbled.......

                          By the way, I have 120 Elvis dinner plates I bought from The Bradford Exchange. A complete set. I exhibit them in my living room, under a glass case. But in no way do I think of it as a collection.
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                          • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
                            Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

                            If you insist.

                            I don't insist, Claude. The English language insists. The mere concept insists.


                            I guess the real question is, if you don't collect with intent, but end up with a collection, are you a collector? Or are you just a guy who doesn't know the meaning of certain words?
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                            • Profile picture of the author Cali16
                              Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

                              I don't insist, Claude. The English language insists. The mere concept insists.
                              Dan, you do realize your efforts at getting through to Claude are futile, right...?
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                            • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
                              Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

                              I don't insist, Claude. The English language insists. The mere concept insists.


                              I guess the real question is, if you don't collect with intent, but end up with a collection, are you a collector? Or are you just a guy who doesn't know the meaning of certain words?
                              I'm beginning to think that you see this as a serious discussion.

                              No, I don't define myself as a collector. A collector implies the intent to collect. I can end up with a collection, however. I looked up "Collector" and it fits what I do. It isn't worth a disagreement. You are completely right. But I am not wrong. I do not buy for the purpose of collecting. You have several shirts, several pairs of pants. Probably several pairs of shoes. Are you a shoe collector? A shirt collector? Do you have more than one car? Are you a car collector?

                              When you buy a car, are you thinking "This will be part of a collection"?

                              How many forks do you own? Are you a fork collector? Is it a fork collection? Have you ever thought of it that way?

                              In my store, I bought a couple gross of nice pens. Am I a pen collector? Or do I just have lots of pens? To me, I just have lots of pens. But if you said I had a pen collection, I wouldn't argue. Well, maybe with you.

                              Ask anyone who has 5 books, "Are you a book collector?" To be fair (to you), most people with a few thousand books, would consider themselves a collector, especially if they buy to resell, or to increase in value, or to put on display.

                              See, the word implies intent. It may not be the definition of the word, when used broadly, but "collecting" is an activity, a verb.. You can buy without the intent of adding to a collection.

                              I'm just using the word "collecting" in a narrower sense. And it's that I don't think of myself as collecting. But the dictionary does, and I can't argue with that.

                              But you are right, I am a collector....who collects...for my collections.

                              Anyway........I guess we've beaten that to death.

                              You may now add this to your collection.
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                              • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
                                Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

                                I'm beginning to think that you see this as a serious discussion.
                                I've been in approximately three discussions in my life that I thought were serious. I can assure you this is not one. I'll even go a step further and tell you that I stopped reading your post at the end of the quoted sentence above, mainly because I imagine it would drive you crazy to know that your words went unread.
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                            • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
                              Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

                              I guess the real question is, if you don't collect with intent, but end up with a collection, are you a collector? Or are you just a guy who doesn't know the meaning of certain words?
                              Putting in my old insurance hat, and getting really technical here, Claude is right. He doesn't have a collection. If he were to insure them, he'd be told that what he has is an "accumulation". A collection (for insurance purposes) is a number of items that form a set, where if one piece/item is lost, the rest of the set becomes worthless, or at least less vauable. The whole set needs to be there for it to be classed as a "collection".





                              NB To all regulars here in the OT I apologise most profusely for defending Claude on this matter. It is a once only event, and will never happen again. Normal service will now resume.
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                              • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
                                Originally Posted by whateverpedia View Post

                                Putting in my old insurance hat, and getting really technical here, Claude is right. He doesn't have a collection. If he were to insure them, he'd be told that what he has is an "accumulation". A collection (for insurance purposes) is a number of items that form a set, where if one piece/item is lost, the rest of the set becomes worthless, or at least less less vauable. The whole set needs to be there for it to be classed as a "collection".





                                NB To all regulars here in the OT I apologise most profusely for defending Claude on this matter. It is a once only event, and will never happen again. Normal service will now resume.
                                I will be releasing your wife, as per our agreement.
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                                • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
                                  Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

                                  I will be releasing your wife, as per our agreement.
                                  Much too late for that. I released her over a decade ago.
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                              • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
                                Originally Posted by whateverpedia View Post

                                Putting in my old insurance hat, and getting really technical here, Claude is right. He doesn't have a collection. If he were to insure them, he'd be told that what he has is an "accumulation". A collection (for insurance purposes) is a number of items that form a set, where if one piece/item is lost, the rest of the set becomes worthless, or at least less vauable. The whole set needs to be there for it to be classed as a "collection".





                                NB To all regulars here in the OT I apologise most profusely for defending Claude on this matter. It is a once only event, and will never happen again. Normal service will now resume.
                                You're off the Christmas card list.

                                Additionally, using a jargon-specific definition is beyond the scope of this discussion. Come on, man, we're on the same side here.
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                                • Profile picture of the author bizgrower
                                  Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

                                  You're off the Christmas card list.

                                  Additionally, using a jargon-specific definition is beyond the scope of this discussion. Come on, man, we're on the same side here.
                                  I collect Riffle failures.
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                                • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
                                  Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

                                  You're off the Christmas card list.

                                  Additionally, using a jargon-specific definition is beyond the scope of this discussion. Come on, man, we're on the same side here.
                                  You have a Christmas card list? That doesn't make any sense, because I've never received a Christmas.....Oh.

                                  Never mind.
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                                • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
                                  Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

                                  Additionally, using a jargon-specific definition is beyond the scope of this discussion. Come on, man, we're on the same side here.
                                  You've failed to see the subtlety of my cunning plan.

                                  That post was to trick Claude into thinking he has a friend here. That will make the pleasure of kicking him again all that more delicious..
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                                  • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
                                    Originally Posted by whateverpedia View Post

                                    You've failed to see the subtlety of my cunning plan.

                                    That post was to trick Claude into thinking he has a friend here. If I'd succeeded, it would have made the pleasure of kicking him again all that more delicious.

                                    Ultimately, I guess it was never going to work, as even Claude is clever enough to know he doesn't have any friends anywhere, and especially here.

                                    Back to the drawing board.
                                    Quick tip;

                                    Evil plans aren't really all that cunning...if you post them on a forum for the victim to see.

                                    Unless.......you are distracting me from your even more cunning plan.

                                    Well played, Evil One.
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                                  • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
                                    Originally Posted by whateverpedia View Post

                                    You've failed to see the subtlety of my cunning plan.

                                    That post was to trick Claude into thinking he has a friend here. That will make the pleasure of kicking him again all that more delicious..
                                    All part of the plan. The long term collaboration of slow building insults between us is all a cunning ploy to distract him from the really big one that will take place on September 14th this year.

                                    Don't worry, have included the Un-see trigger keyword in this post, he will not remember..

                                    Hey, what did I just say?
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                                    • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
                                      Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

                                      All part of the plan. The long term collaboration of slow building insults between us is all a cunning ploy to distract him from the really big one that will take place on September 14th this year.

                                      Don't worry, have included the Un-see trigger keyword in this post, he will not remember..

                                      Hey, what did I just say?
                                      Is September 14 Riffle's Birthday? Because his birth was an insult to nature.

                                      I sure hope your "Unsee Trigger" works. I try to forget anything having to do with....He Who Will Not Be Named, Dan Riffle.
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                                      • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
                                        Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

                                        Is September 14 Riffle's Birthday? Because his birth was an insult to nature.

                                        I sure hope your "Unsee Trigger" works. I try to forget anything having to do with....He Who Will Not Be Named, Dan Riffle.
                                        I'm a bit preoccupied at the moment looking at a post of mine that just says "Hey, what did I just say?" and you thanked it?
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                              • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
                                Originally Posted by whateverpedia View Post

                                Putting in my old insurance hat, and getting really technical here, Claude is right. He doesn't have a collection. If he were to insure them, he'd be told that what he has is an "accumulation". A collection (for insurance purposes) is a number of items that form a set, where if one piece/item is lost, the rest of the set becomes worthless, or at least less vauable. The whole set needs to be there for it to be classed as a "collection".





                                NB To all regulars here in the OT I apologise most profusely for defending Claude on this matter. It is a once only event, and will never happen again. Normal service will now resume.
                                You are my new best friend in the whole world.

                                Originally Posted by bizgrower View Post

                                I collect Riffle failures.
                                You are my new best friend in the whole world.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
    I collect Claude Whitacre failures. I know it's silly to collect something so tremendously abundant, but each one is like a marvelous snowflake, inspiring and satisfying in its own unique way.
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    • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
      Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

      I collect Claude Whitacre failures. I know it's silly to collect something so tremendously abundant, but each one is like a marvelous snowflake, inspiring and satisfying in its own unique way.

      I collect discarded Riffles. That's an oxymoron. All Riffles are discarded. They have no value, and I can't resell them....

      But every Riffle that I keep, prevents one from reproducing, out in the wild.

      I looked up "Riffle" on Google, It said "Prickly little vermin, that....." , meaning that they have little pri...never mind.
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    • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
      Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

      I collect Claude Whitacre failures. I know it's silly to collect something so tremendously abundant, but each one is like a marvelous snowflake, inspiring and satisfying in its own unique way.
      WC told me that Claude at a disco is a-bun-dance to behold.

      If you would like a catalog of Claude's failures. I can provide you with a list of the products he has sold over the last three years.
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    • Profile picture of the author nickto21
      Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

      I collect Claude Whitacre failures. I know it's silly to collect something so tremendously abundant, but each one is like a marvelous snowflake, inspiring and satisfying in its own unique way.
      Want to compete? I bet I have more Claude failures.
      Here, I will start.
      After consulting the better side of my nature, probably not a good idea.
      Btw, hi Claude -father!
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      • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
        Originally Posted by nickto21 View Post

        Want to compete? I bet I have more Claude failures.
        Here, I will start.
        After consulting the better side of my nature, probably not a good idea.
        Btw, hi Claude -father!
        Steve


        You win. Or lose, be that as it may.
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  • Profile picture of the author positivenegative
    Originally Posted by Tom Addams View Post

    What do you collect?
    Speaking on behalf of two highly respected members (Walking Carpet and JagSEO), they are both avid collectors of hate mail and "bore of the year" awards and trophies.
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    • Profile picture of the author BigFrank
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      Originally Posted by positivenegative View Post

      Speaking on behalf of two highly respected members (Walking Carpet and JagSEO), they are both avid collectors of hate mail and "bore of the year" awards and trophies.
      Both have extremely impressive collections.

      Cheers. - Frank
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    • Profile picture of the author JagSEO
      Originally Posted by positivenegative View Post

      Speaking on behalf of two highly respected members (Walking Carpet and JagSEO), they are both avid collectors of hate mail and "bore of the year" awards and trophies.
      The PositiveNegative goes to Walking Carpet and JagSEO.

      Well Thank You Negative for the precious awards, I highly appreciate it coming from you.

      I would like to thank my Mom for putting up with me and by sharing my problems to my family.

      I would like to share this award also to all the members of Off Topic Forum, Thank You guys without your words of comedy I will not be here right now.

      And by the way I love to collect problems and let someone fix it for me. Sarcasm.

      Thanks!
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      • Profile picture of the author HeySal
        Originally Posted by JagSEO View Post

        And by the way I love to collect problems and let someone fix it for me. Sarcasm.

        Thanks!
        So this is the first time you've mentioned that. I've had a few that I would have gladly donated to your collection, had I only known.
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        • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
          Well, it's obvious my head is much clearer this morning, I can't believe I didn't even tell you about my Betty Boop collection.

          It's my biggest collection of all! I have:

          Music boxes, posters, canvas paintings, candy dishes for several seasons, Betty Boop Monopoly, Betty Boop checkers and playing cards, cookie jars, lots of figurines, wind chimes, suncatchers, candles, candle holders, crystal, Boop street signs, banks, champagne glasses, bowls, serving platters, pencils, erasers, dolls, both soft cloth and Barbie Dollish. I have socks, sweat shirts, T-shirts and even undies. I have comforters, curtains, sheets, key chains, salt and pepper shakers, magnets, fleece throws, picture frames, soap dishes, coffee mugs, both regular and travel size, beach towels and a shelf/robe rack. I'm sure there's more. I have lots of stuff.

          I even have Christmas tree ornaments. Yes I have a 3 ft Betty Boop Christmas tree every year in addition to our regular one. But this year, I might not be able to because there probably won't be room for it.

          I love them all, but I am especially fond of my Biker Betty pieces, oh, and the pink items.


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          • Profile picture of the author WalkingCarpet
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            Originally Posted by MissTerraK View Post

            Well, it's obvious my head is much clearer this morning, I can't believe I didn't even tell you about my Betty Boop collection.

            It's my biggest collection of all! I have:

            Music boxes, posters, canvas paintings, candy dishes for several seasons, Betty Boop Monopoly, Betty Boop checkers and playing cards, cookie jars, lots of figurines, wind chimes, suncatchers, candles, candle holders, crystal, Boop street signs, banks, champagne glasses, bowls, serving platters, pencils, erasers, dolls, both soft cloth and Barbie Dollish. I have socks, sweat shirts, T-shirts and even undies. I have comforters, curtains, sheets, key chains, salt and pepper shakers, magnets, fleece throws, picture frames, soap dishes, coffee mugs, both regular and travel size, beach towels and a shelf/robe rack. I'm sure there's more. I have lots of stuff.

            I even have Christmas tree ornaments. Yes I have a 3 ft Betty Boop Christmas tree every year in addition to our regular one. But this year, I might not be able to because there probably won't be room for it.

            I love them all, but I am especially fond of my Biker Betty pieces, oh, and the pink items.


            Terra
            No Barbie?
            I always wanted a Ken doll.
            Do they have a bald Ken version? Preferably named Joe???
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            • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
              Originally Posted by WalkingCarpet View Post

              No Barbie?
              I always wanted a Ken doll.
              Do they have a bald Ken version? Preferably named Joe???
              No Barbies, no thank you.

              Have you ever heard of G.I. Joe?

              I don't know if there are any bald ones, but the vintage ones have fuzzy hair that rubs off. My little brother had one like this when he was little, but it had reddish hair.





              But I think you just really want a Claude action doll to stick pins in like a voodoo doll.


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              • Profile picture of the author WalkingCarpet
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                Originally Posted by MissTerraK View Post



                But I think you just really want a Claude action doll to stick pins in like voodoo doll.


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                Yep- do they even make em??
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              • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
                Originally Posted by MissTerraK View Post

                No Barbies, no thank you.

                Have you ever heard of G.I. Joe?

                I don't know if there are any bald ones, but the vintage ones have fuzzy hair that rubs off. My little brother had one like this when he was little, but it had reddish hair.





                But I think you just really want a Claude action doll to stick pins in like a voodoo doll.


                Terra
                This is not a joke;

                When I was a kid, maybe 7 or 8. My mom bought me a Ken doll, and made a pretty good Superman outfit to put on it. So I would run around the house, flying my Superman doll. A year later, G.I. Joe dolls were made for boys.

                But I didn't tell the neighbor kids about my Superman Ken...because it was still a doll, and dolls were for girls.
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                • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
                  Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

                  because it was still a doll, and dolls were for girls.
                  Except for the ones that need to be inflated before you <ahem> use them. You know, the other items you have s large accumulation* of.





                  *See next post
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          • Profile picture of the author HeySal
            Originally Posted by MissTerraK View Post

            Well, it's obvious my head is much clearer this morning, I can't believe I didn't even tell you about my Betty Boop collection.

            It's my biggest collection of all! I have:

            Music boxes, posters, canvas paintings, candy dishes for several seasons, Betty Boop Monopoly, Betty Boop checkers and playing cards, cookie jars, lots of figurines, wind chimes, suncatchers, candles, candle holders, crystal, Boop street signs, banks, champagne glasses, bowls, serving platters, pencils, erasers, dolls, both soft cloth and Barbie Dollish. I have socks, sweat shirts, T-shirts and even undies. I have comforters, curtains, sheets, key chains, salt and pepper shakers, magnets, fleece throws, picture frames, soap dishes, coffee mugs, both regular and travel size, beach towels and a shelf/robe rack. I'm sure there's more. I have lots of stuff.

            I even have Christmas tree ornaments. Yes I have a 3 ft Betty Boop Christmas tree every year in addition to our regular one. But this year, I might not be able to because there probably won't be room for it.

            I love them all, but I am especially fond of my Biker Betty pieces, oh, and the pink items.


            Terra
            My roomies have a Boop collection. Dolls and curios - all vintage from the actual time that Boop was popular. You'd cry if you saw it.
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            • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
              Originally Posted by HeySal View Post

              My roomies have a Boop collection. Dolls and curios - all vintage from the actual time that Boop was popular. You'd cry if you saw it.
              I only have 4 pieces that are vintage. I bet I would cry if I saw it too, well, that or drool, lol!


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      • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
        Originally Posted by JagSEO View Post

        The PositiveNegative goes to Walking Carpet and JagSEO.

        Well Thank You Negative for the precious awards, I highly appreciate it coming from you.

        I would like to thank my Mom for putting up with me and by sharing my problems to my family.

        I would like to share this award also to all the members of Off Topic Forum, Thank You guys without your words of comedy I will not be here right now.

        And by the way I love to collect problems and let someone fix it for me. Sarcasm.

        Thanks!
        I'll be honest with you. You had me until you said "Sarcasm". If you would have left it out, it would have been a very funny, sarcastic, post.

        A tip; I love sarcasm. The meaner, the better. But when you say the word "sarcasm" it diminishes the effect.

        My advice? Just study what Riffle does, and do it better. Everyone starts at the bottom.
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        • Profile picture of the author JagSEO
          Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

          I'll be honest with you. You had me until you said "Sarcasm". If you would have left it out, it would have been a very funny, sarcastic, post.

          A tip; I love sarcasm. The meaner, the better. But when you say the word "sarcasm" it diminishes the effect.

          My advice? Just study what Riffle does, and do it better. Everyone starts at the bottom.

          I'm learning Claude, Yah everyone starts at the bottom until they figured out the higher part is much better.
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  • Profile picture of the author butters
    I collect student debt, it's really high end market and pricey!!
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    • Profile picture of the author ThomM
      Going by what I find when I need something, small rubber balls, drum keys, and dead batteries.
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    I wish I could surprise people with a revelation, but, I collect rocks - agates, crystals, petrified wood, jaspers, fossils. I don't buy em, though, I go out and get my own.

    Also collect books of certain genres. I had 4000 and had to cut down. Now I just have reference books - health, rock and mineral, philosophy, stuff like that.

    Oh - just remembered - I have a huge box of maps, too - from all over the US, mostly the Western states.
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    • Profile picture of the author AprilCT
      All kinds of bills, vet bills, utility bills, taxes, grocery store, pharmacy, etc. I'd love not to collect these things, but they just keep right on being delivered and won't go away. You can't even give these things away, no one else wants them and nobody on eBay will buy them. I think I need another hobby or sell everything worth anything and buy a tent to go live in the woods totally off the grid.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
    I collect pictures of a few specific US Presidents and a few other specific figures from US history: Washington, Lincoln, Jefferson, Hamilton, Jackson, Grant, and Franklin.
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  • Profile picture of the author WalkingCarpet
    Banned
    I don't collect nuttin.
    Cos when u gotta go u gotta go.
    Can't take the collection with ya.
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    • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
      Allergies, apparently.


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      • Profile picture of the author WalkingCarpet
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        Originally Posted by MissTerraK View Post

        Allergies, apparently.


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          • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
            Actually, I collect greeting cards.

            My mom started it before I was born with the cards she received at her baby shower. Then at my birth, then for every occasion after that, until the day she was taken from us in a car accident. I was by this time, adding the ones I received to them as well.

            I did the same for my kids, but I don't think they have carried it on. My oldest daughter told me that she just didn't inherit that gene, haha!

            But as for me, it's very nostalgic going back over all of those years and seeing how the art and styles differ and reading all the musings inside the cards. Remembering accomplishments and phases in my life. I love seeing my loved one's, who have left the confounds of this earth, handwriting; mom's, dad's and grampa and grama's. It's like a greeting card biography, lol!


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            • Profile picture of the author HeySal
              Originally Posted by MissTerraK View Post

              Actually, I collect greeting cards.

              My mom started it before I was born with the cards she received at her baby shower. Then at my birth, then for every occasion after that, until the day she was taken from us in a car accident. I was by this time, adding the ones I received to them as well.

              I did the same for my kids, but I don't think they have carried it on. My oldest daughter told me that she just didn't inherit that gene, haha!

              But as for me, it's very nostalgic going back over all of those years and seeing how the art and styles differ and reading all the musings inside the cards. Remembering accomplishments and phases in my life. I love seeing my loved one's, who have left the confounds of this earth, handwriting; mom's, dad's and grampa and grama's. It's like a greeting card biography, lol!


              Terra
              Now that I'm close enough to my family to visit on weekends I get to attend my sister's every 6 week family dinners where they tell family stories and she passes out things she's written about older members that are no longer around and geneologies, etc. for the kids to keep and pass down. Hoping that future generations appreciate those items, too.
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  • Profile picture of the author kindsvater
    Fossils
    Coins
    Political buttons
    Darth Vader stuff

    My wife's Stephen King 1st edition and memorabilia collection is immense

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  • Profile picture of the author SteveJohnson
    I have and still try to find old Black Hills, SD memorabilia. My grandfather gave motor tours from the 40s through the 60s and I have a lot of his old material on Mt. Rushmore, Lead and Deadwood, out of the way and forgotten places. Can be quite interesting.
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    • Profile picture of the author HeySal
      Originally Posted by SteveJohnson View Post

      I have and still try to find old Black Hills, SD memorabilia. My grandfather gave motor tours from the 40s through the 60s and I have a lot of his old material on Mt. Rushmore, Lead and Deadwood, out of the way and forgotten places. Can be quite interesting.
      Have any of the agates or other minerals from there? I love that area. Wanted to move there once but as far as jobs - it's poverty with an awesome view.
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    • Profile picture of the author Tom Addams
      Originally Posted by SteveJohnson View Post

      I have and still try to find old Black Hills, SD memorabilia. My grandfather gave motor tours from the 40s through the 60s and I have a lot of his old material on Mt. Rushmore, Lead and Deadwood, out of the way and forgotten places. Can be quite interesting.
      This is fascinating, Steve. I've set the odd short story in these locations, but never dared expand into anything like a novella or novel for fear of giving myself too much opportunity to get things wrong. I bet your grandfather had some amazing stories to tell!

      Tom
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      • Profile picture of the author SteveJohnson
        Originally Posted by Tom Addams View Post

        This is fascinating, Steve. I've set the odd short story in these locations, but never dared expand into anything like a novella or novel for fear of giving myself too much opportunity to get things wrong. I bet your grandfather had some amazing stories to tell!

        Tom
        I think if you did a modicum of research of the times and area, you'd be all right - there are as many versions of the history of the Black Hills in Old West days as there are tellers. Definitely some of the more colorful personalities spent time or lived there at some point including Wild Bill Hickock (who died in Deadwood) and Calamity Jane.

        I'm biased of course, but I'm still fascinated by the history of the area. When I was a wee lad helping grandpa spade his garden, we dug up an old rusted Colt 1851 Navy revolver, a common wild west pistol. Who knows how it got there?

        I even have a chunk of Mt. Rushmore on my fireplace mantle
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  • Profile picture of the author Morna Donaghue
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    I collect books (the ones I really like) and I have lots of pen.
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  • Profile picture of the author tryinhere
    Picking, I collect what other people collect, usually older / hard to find items at around half the price or less than I can sell it for, and while I have it, it's part of my collection, then when sold it ads to another persons collection.
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  • Profile picture of the author Doug
    Originally Posted by Tom Addams View Post

    What do you collect?

    I wouldn't say I'm a hoarder, but I can see me heading that way in old age. I've even turned a portion of my hobby into an eCommerce business.

    Here's what I collect:

    - Badges
    - Movie Memorabilia
    - Horror Novels (signed, first edition, antique)
    - Comics (see above)
    - Gaming/ Arcade Machines
    - Wives (only joking; still on my first)

    You?

    Tom

    Let's see ...

    Dust
    Garbage
    Hand Tools
    Alien Skulls
    and Bottle Caps

    That pretty much covers the list.
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  • Profile picture of the author tine267
    Originally Posted by Tom Addams View Post

    What do you collect?

    I wouldn't say I'm a hoarder, but I can see me heading that way in old age. I've even turned a portion of my hobby into an eCommerce business.

    Here's what I collect:

    - Badges
    - Movie Memorabilia
    - Horror Novels (signed, first edition, antique)
    - Comics (see above)
    - Gaming/ Arcade Machines
    - Wives (only joking; still on my first)

    You?

    Tom
    Me, I collect penny from other contry. When my friends will travel to the other country and give me that as a souvenir.

    I collect also stamps and mini toys.
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  • Profile picture of the author bizgrower
    Flashlights, L'amour and Grey books.
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  • Profile picture of the author WalkingCarpet
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    I collect dust
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  • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
    I collect the love, admiration and respect of my fellow OT denizens.
























    Or at least I will do as soon as you miserable @#$%^'s start loving, admiring and respecting me.
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    Arguing with an idiot is like playing chess with a pigeon.
    It'll just knock over all the pieces, poop on the board, and strut about like it's won anyway.
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    Empty pizza boxes
    Dirty coffee mugs
    Ex-girlfriends
    Broken fridges
    Wasted t-shirts
    Stepdads
    Crashed hard disks
    Waterbottles tops
    Endless discussions
    Spare tires
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  • Profile picture of the author bizgrower
    Careful, Whateverpedia, Claude has an accumulation of Marvel comics
    and all their evil plans.
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    • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
      Originally Posted by bizgrower View Post

      Careful, Whateverpedia, Claude has an accumulation of Marvel comics
      and all their evil plans.
      I used to love reading the villain's plans....their monologues. The language of Marvel villians was so much fun.

      "You human scum have no inkling of the unfathomable power I possess. You Simpering Sycophants were born to be subjugated under my wrathful watch......For I am the Power, and you are the pawn!..."

      I loved it. Every sentence was a speech.
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    Accordions. Seriously... accordions.
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  • Profile picture of the author moneymax
    I collect air. As a matter of fact I had one of the biggest collection of air
    on record. I almost had one of every kind.

    But, as you know some things get stale. I wanted to air mine out, but now I
    can't find it. If anyone sees my collection of air, please send me a message.

    Al

    Seriously, just today, my friend, Jeff and I were out garage selling (we weren't actually selling garages, we were buying junk) and I mentioned to him that if I had the room I would like to collect vintage audio/video products such as reel to reel, 8 trac and cassette players.

    I would like to set it up as a showplace. I am glad for mp3 and digital video but I still like to see the old players.

    I used to collect shot glasses, but the irony is, I don't drink alcoholic beverages...if I did, you can just about imagine what I would say that I collect.

    L8r...
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  • Profile picture of the author ForumGuru
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    Political memorabilia, sports memorabilia, rocks and fossils, vintage gaming stuff, photo gear, image software, images, memories and some other stuff.

    Cheers

    -don
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  • Profile picture of the author joescorpio
    Most apple product from iPad, iPod, iPhone. mac etc
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  • Profile picture of the author Winning34
    It's not an official collection, but I buy and read a lot of autobiographies and biographies about people I consider to be successful or interesting.
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    • Profile picture of the author George Schwab
      Originally Posted by Winning34 View Post

      It's not an official collection, but I buy and read a lot of autobiographies and biographies about people I consider to be successful or interesting.

      i read one yesterday: Kirk Kerkorian.

      have a look, its a very interesting story.

      i wished he wrote a few books himself about his ideas....maybe he did,
      couldnt locate it yet, because the first few pages all tell about his passing
      away after 98 years.....what a guy!
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  • Profile picture of the author DenniseTan
    I collect porcelain dolls and action figures.
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  • Profile picture of the author BrendaF
    I enjoy coin collecting. My grandfather has always collected coins and I've recently gotten hooked. It doesn't have to cost a lot.
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  • Profile picture of the author rfharris
    In my childhood I use to collect stamps, now I don't collect anything in particular but I do like to have a very good collection for shoes.
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  • Profile picture of the author George Schwab
    I collect moments in time
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      Originally Posted by George Schwab View Post

      I collect moments in time
      Not a bad choice at all
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  • Profile picture of the author AngelaCzmiel
    I love to collect movies..In my movie library i have 250+ movies
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  • Profile picture of the author sweetcrabhoney18
    Amish Romance Novels

    Beanie Babies

    Yugioh cards

    Hand guns ( but no bullets since I have young children)

    Yeah... I know not what you'd expect from a valley girl but hey it all started with gifts.
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    Tom, testing my signature.

    Al
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  • Profile picture of the author imnathanjames
    80's movies and soundtracks.
    also movie t shirts
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    ebooks, games, books, watches, images...
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