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Fleetwood Mac
Jul 4, 2006, 01:08 PM
I've noticed that there isn't a thread (at least a recent one) to display everyones various collections of *stuff*. We musn't neglect that pile of toasters from the 50s, or that butterfly collection, perhaps those painted ceramic knomes, or quite possibly a lot of paint cans, who knows-maybe you have a collection of batteries.

No matter, a thread now exists.

I shall be the first to share. Featured in the photos below is my ever-growing duck collection. This is about half of it (didn't want to crush anything!!).

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v385/thedigitalduckie/IMG_2019.jpg
The overview.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v385/thedigitalduckie/IMG_2030.jpg
Hanging out by the DVD writter.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v385/thedigitalduckie/IMG_2028.jpg
Me trying to be artistic..

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v385/thedigitalduckie/IMG_2025.jpg
It seems that my mini is a near thousand dollar chair. Fun.

Alright, I could post a million pictures-but I shant (shan't? Shall not..oh my). Anywho, don't feel pressured to have your Mac in any pictures, these ducks just live closer to my desk than any other photographable area.

Enjoy yourselves...:D

yellow
Jul 4, 2006, 01:10 PM
I collect all things (The) Simpson(s).

Ish
Jul 4, 2006, 01:31 PM
English ten-pound notes. Any spares, please send! ;)

Jaffa Cake
Jul 4, 2006, 01:32 PM
I collect dust. :o

jalagl
Jul 4, 2006, 01:33 PM
I have a shot glass of every place I've ever been to.
If I remember, I'll try to post a picture when I get home.

Tanglewood
Jul 4, 2006, 01:42 PM
Ditto on the shot glass collection. Though I also collect money. Mostly US though I'm not limited to that. My oldest note is a $5 Confederate States of America note and my newest is a 5 Jack Nicklaus note.

MultiM
Jul 4, 2006, 05:17 PM
Dragons, but only of the mythical (non-Asian) variety. Pictures when i get home.....eventually.............maybe...

mattcube64
Jul 4, 2006, 05:32 PM
Well, I tend to not really "collect," but rather gather random video game related merchandise. Anything from action figures, to Pez, the board games, to chainsaw controllers. I have quite a bit more than the pictures show, but I'm getting ready to blow some fireworks.

However, I'm a big fan of Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas, and so I do have a small collection of cups, globes, etc. However, my prized possession is a 6 foot tall Jack Skellington replica that represents my Xbox Live Gamertag, Skel1ingt0n.

63dot
Jul 4, 2006, 05:57 PM
just shoes now...at least for a guy...i have five pairs (nunn bush dress shoes, spalding tennies, skate park tennies, echo boots, and carolina boots)...uh, now just four since the new puppy thrashed one pair of the tennies (but before that i had two pairs of shoes tops, thoughout my childhood, teens, twenties, and thirties)...the fab five would probably call me a metrosexual for those five pairs of shoes ;)

i used to have a stamp collection of thousands of stamps worth close to nothing and gave them away...and then i had a coin collection which i sold and bought two electric guitars (one aria and one ibanez) with which would later lead to another 56 electric and acoustic guitars over the years of arias, ibanezes, fenders, gibsons, yamahas, martins, ovations, takamines, silvertones, new and used...but i finally got over that expensive and house cluttering habit and now i just have two relatively inexpensive guitars)

ultimately, if i could collect something, it would be stocks, bonds, diplomas, deeds to properties, and other worthwhile things which take up very little space...but if i had that much money, i would donate it, plus my time

i do marvel at people's huge toy collections, civil war memorabilia, or rare porcelin figurines, all in expensive glass cases...but i would never want that stuff, no matter how expensive, taking up all the room in my living space

right now, i am helping a handicapped couple move their collection of over 2000-3000 books, 150 records and compact disks, as many DVDs and VHS/beta tapes, and $200,000 dollars of top shelf wines from three small rooms in their house so the carpeting people could lay down some new carpet...there is so much "stuff" that you could easily hide jimmy hoffa and the entire afl-cio in their rather small house between all that junk

btw, i am still impressed with that duck collection

faustfire
Jul 4, 2006, 06:11 PM
I've noticed that there isn't a thread (at least a recent one) to display everyones various collections of *stuff*. We musn't neglect that pile of toasters from the 50s, or that butterfly collection, perhaps those painted ceramic knomes, or quite possibly a lot of paint cans, who knows-maybe you have a collection of batteries.

No matter, a thread now exists.

I shall be the first to share. Featured in the photos below is my ever-growing duck collection. This is about half of it (didn't want to crush anything!!).

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v385/thedigitalduckie/IMG_2019.jpg
The overview.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v385/thedigitalduckie/IMG_2030.jpg
Hanging out by the DVD writter.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v385/thedigitalduckie/IMG_2028.jpg
Me trying to be artistic..

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v385/thedigitalduckie/IMG_2025.jpg
It seems that my mini is a near thousand dollar chair. Fun.

Alright, I could post a million pictures-but I shant (shan't? Shall not..oh my). Anywho, don't feel pressured to have your Mac in any pictures, these ducks just live closer to my desk than any other photographable area.

Enjoy yourselves...:D

Im suprised, I didnt see any devil duckies.

http://www.accoutrements.com/devilduckies.html

rdowns
Jul 4, 2006, 06:20 PM
Doll heads. Been doing it since I'm 8.

iTwitch
Jul 4, 2006, 06:28 PM
Have you seen Bartelby's July desktop? page 4

rdowns
Jul 4, 2006, 06:32 PM
Creepy.:eek:

jalagl
Jul 4, 2006, 11:51 PM
As promised, here's a portion of my shot glass collection. There are places where I couldn't find a shot glass, so I got something else instead. :D

seh80
Jul 5, 2006, 03:38 AM
52058Lapel pins are my thing... no apple pin yet :(

w_parietti22
Jul 5, 2006, 03:59 AM
nothing... it takes up to much space. I like things neat and organized. :)

bartelby
Jul 5, 2006, 04:05 AM
Have you seen Bartelby's July desktop? page 4 Admit it, you're obsessed with her!;)


Yes, as pointed out.
Blythe dolls have become a recent thing for me (last 3 months). I have 3, with aims for a 4th already underway.

h?
Jul 5, 2006, 06:31 AM
52058Lapel pins are my thing... no apple pin yet :(
I have a small collection of Apple ones. I have two proper apple ones, an OS2 and just an OS badge. I also have some from IBM and a huge one which is like a Mac.

Ish
Jul 5, 2006, 07:42 AM
Doll heads. Been doing it since I'm 8.

Macabre. Gives me the shivers!

mark!
Jul 5, 2006, 08:55 AM
I'm trying to collect Macs...?

I only have 3 so far...about to get the 4th one soon :)
Maybe even the 5th one.
It's growing though...slowly.

h?
Jul 5, 2006, 10:00 AM
I'm trying to collect Macs...?

I only have 3 so far...about to get the 4th one soon :)
Maybe even the 5th one.
It's growing though...slowly.
I have a fairly big collection but i am selling it all apart from my two Apple Macintoshes and the Apple 2.

mark!
Jul 5, 2006, 10:29 AM
I have a fairly big collection but i am selling it all apart from my two Apple Macintoshes and the Apple 2.


That's cool.
I still want a slot loading iMac, PowerMac (G3) & a G3 laptop.
:)
I'm getting a macintosh classic for free though.

Sdashiki
Jul 5, 2006, 10:35 AM
Homies and Pez dispensers.

My true "collection" would have to be either the 60+ Homies I have bought and traded...

or

my 50+ PEZ dispensers.

I dont collect Pez dispensers in the sense of buying rare ones and knowing what to look for besides the abscence of feet. I just buy cool looking ones, ugly looking ones or cartoon related ones. I just have them in a big bag right now, got no place to put em.

I do also collect Alice in Wonderland related things, NOT just the Diznee version, but books, posters, chotzkes etc. I love me some AiW. Not much in the collection, but I always love finding different printings/illustrations of the book.

bartelby
Jul 5, 2006, 10:36 AM
That's cool.
I still want a slot loading iMac, PowerMac (G3) & a G3 laptop.
:)
I'm getting a macintosh classic for free though.


I'm going to guess you're not in the UK are you?

When my parent's upgrade from my slot loading 350MHz it'll be be going to whoever pays the shipping.

mark!
Jul 5, 2006, 10:50 AM
I'm going to guess you're not in the UK are you?

When my parent's upgrade from my slot loading 350MHz it'll be be going to whoever pays the shipping.

wait...you mean like...free but i pay shipping :eek:
if it was thatd be amazing. i'd deffinitely do it. ahha.
but no im not in the UK. id still do it

stubeeef
Jul 5, 2006, 11:26 AM
Bills, Fat, Cholesterol, things I don't need anymore, more bills.

bartelby
Jul 5, 2006, 01:04 PM
Bills, Fat, Cholesterol, things I don't need anymore, more bills.


Nice collection!:D

Josias
Jul 5, 2006, 01:35 PM
nothing... it takes up to much space. I like things neat and organized. :)

Amen! U should take a look at my desk in "Post Your Setup", and U should be able to see the rest of my room.

I used to collect pre 1950 money when I was younger though. I think I have a 1921 $1 coin, but it wans't very serious, and my collection hasn't been out for 4 years, so it kinada died.:D

63dot
Jul 5, 2006, 03:07 PM
52058Lapel pins are my thing... no apple pin yet :(

that's a cool collection

i only have one lapel pin, and it's from my job as a techie which i hope to leave after 7 years, and it's from that unmetionable company ;)

iShane
Jul 5, 2006, 03:27 PM
Bah. I collected cats when I was younger. Really haven't added to the collection since I was like 8. Haha. Just never got rid of it.

cr2sh
Jul 5, 2006, 04:02 PM
I've got a cinder block that my neighbor's brother stepped off of and into a noose on his way to the after life.

I've considered taking up the collection of other suicide tools... but my fiancee doesn't dig it too much.

Pistols, ropes, shotguns... hell that'd be a cool collection.

mark!
Jul 5, 2006, 04:04 PM
I've got a cinder block that my neighbor's brother stepped off of and into a noose on his way to the after life.

I've considered taking up the collection of other suicide tools... but my fiancee doesn't dig it too much.

Pistols, ropes, shotguns... hell that'd be a cool collection.

http://static.flickr.com/45/160119349_2711493223_o.jpg

ToddW
Jul 5, 2006, 04:10 PM
golf balls, lots of golf balls. i have them seperated from places i've actually played to places i've just been to. i have a lot of balls!:D

h?
Jul 5, 2006, 04:11 PM
That's cool.
I still want a slot loading iMac, PowerMac (G3) & a G3 laptop.
:)
I'm getting a macintosh classic for free though.
I've got all 3. I'll tell you when they go on ebay if you want.

h?
Jul 5, 2006, 04:13 PM
I'm going to guess you're not in the UK are you?

When my parent's upgrade from my slot loading 350MHz it'll be be going to whoever pays the shipping.
There still sell for around 60 on ebay. At least earn a bit of money.

mark!
Jul 5, 2006, 04:31 PM
I've got all 3. I'll tell you when they go on ebay if you want.

I have a slot loading, I meant tray. woops.

But I just got a G3 tower for $45 :)

Lemme know when they go on though.

FragTek
Jul 5, 2006, 04:36 PM
I have a monster lapel pin collection, unfortunately I don't have any way to display them. I have a huge bag full of them, at least 300+ pins si far over the last 15 or so years. I have yet to find the proper motivation to display them, once I do yall will get to see :)

iJawn108
Jul 5, 2006, 05:00 PM
I used to collect money, comic books, sugar packets... but now it just seams useless I'm temped all the time to just sell my comics and get rid of the old currency.

Leareth
Jul 5, 2006, 05:26 PM
Swords Knives and Daggers...all battle ready none of the ornamental crap that you see in stores. Most hand made for my reach. al
All but two in storage right now , no space to put them maybe when I move to new place in January.
Pride of my collection is the matched set of damascus daggers and the damascus longsword with two 14th Century coins on the pommel.

Fleetwood Mac
Jul 6, 2006, 12:09 PM
I used to collect money, comic books, sugar packets... but now it just seams useless I'm temped all the time to just sell my comics and get rid of the old currency.
Yeah.. I had a coin collection for the longest time. Money from countries all around the world. I got bored of it and eventully lost track of it. I find myself missing it now though.. :p

bowzer
Jul 6, 2006, 11:16 PM
Records... wayyyyyyy too many records. I lost count after around 1000... and that was in the spring. I figure each one costs around $13us or $15can, well - you do the math. :eek:

http://www.bowzer.net/stuff/bowz_recordcollection01.jpg

http://www.bowzer.net/stuff/bowz_recordcollection02.jpg

bartelby
Jul 7, 2006, 06:46 AM
Records... wayyyyyyy too many records. I lost count after around 1000... and that was in the spring. I figure each one costs around $13us or $15can, well - you do the math. :eek:



I thought I had a big collection of records and cd (1,000+ Records & 1,200+ CDs). Then I stayed with a friend in Paris. He has 5,000+ records and roughly that in CDs!!!

eva01
Jul 7, 2006, 07:28 AM
Rei Figurines and anime :/

scem0
Jul 7, 2006, 10:00 AM
http://img296.imageshack.us/img296/6413/teacollection2jo.th.jpg (http://img296.imageshack.us/img296/6413/teacollection2jo.jpg)

Tea tea tea, and more tea! I love tea! :)

This picture is a couple months old. Many of those teas are gone, lots of new ones.

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h?
Jul 7, 2006, 10:26 AM
Tea tea tea, and more tea! I love tea! :)
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You can certainly say that again!!! I have never seen as much (apart from in the local supermarket).:p

rkolsen
Jul 7, 2006, 05:16 PM
Key Chains, at last count about 600 of them.

mark!
Jul 7, 2006, 05:24 PM
Key Chains, at last count about 600 of them.


all on the same ring :eek:

lu0s3r322
Jul 8, 2006, 11:21 AM
i collect garfield books, i almost have the entire collection, havent bought any additions yet

batman123
Jul 9, 2006, 02:44 PM
http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=52032&d=1152055217

no offence dude, but that is just insanly creepy... :eek:

brikeh
Jul 9, 2006, 03:21 PM
http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=52032&d=1152055217

no offence dude, but that is just insanly creepy... :eek:

Creepier than suicide tools?

CompUser
Jul 9, 2006, 03:37 PM
Look at my signature.

Dagless
Jul 9, 2006, 04:10 PM
I dunno about specifically collecting, but I do preserve things. Take extra care of electronics so I can show my kids/grandkids and just use better equipment. If you know me you'd know it's my own catchphrase almost. but I seem to have an incredibly rare amplifier, Google brings up 4 results, 2 being mine, one being a Polish website I've yet to translate and the other a shop selling manuals only. My dad paid a lot of money for it back in the 70's after word spread about it's greatness. It got locked in the attic for a while until became interested in music and it's now mine. I have never heard something as beautiful as this amplifier. My uncle had bought a 1200 amp some years ago and we compared the 2 - was funny :)

So not a collection. but something unique nonetheless. Though I have found myself gathering other old amplifiers from friends and family in the vain hope I can find something similar. I don't know the names off by heart but I'll try and get back into the attic and photograph them all, must have at least 7.

latisha1903
Jul 17, 2006, 08:28 AM
52058Lapel pins are my thing... no apple pin yet :(


I'm just starting a lapel pin collection. I only three right now. Plus some buttons. I think I'll start both buttons and lapel pins.

jeff127
Jul 25, 2006, 01:01 PM
A few years ago at school I for some reason started picking up Smartie tube lids (yes I am that sad) and my collection steadily increased for about two years until Nestle changed the boxes. :confused:

About a year ago I actually applied for a Guinness World Record but they declined the idea. :mad:

Well anyway here they are:
http://static.flickr.com/57/198161249_e20bc54c4a.jpg

Oh and BTW not one of those lids is actually from a tube that I have eaten just shows you how much littering goes on in my small school.

EDIT: Grrr I can't get the HTML Flickr linking thing to work even though I seem to be copying and pasting correctly.

notjustjay
Jul 25, 2006, 01:40 PM
I collect airline sickness bags :D

Unused, of course :eek:

ExileinBlonde
Jul 25, 2006, 03:36 PM
My odd collection:
http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g275/Exileinblonde/100_1348.jpg
http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g275/Exileinblonde/100_1350.jpg
http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g275/Exileinblonde/100_1349.jpg
http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g275/Exileinblonde/100_1355.jpg
http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g275/Exileinblonde/100_0682_1.jpg
And my most prized possession (He's lifesize):
http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g275/Exileinblonde/100_0517.jpg

Compile 'em all
Jul 25, 2006, 04:00 PM
My odd collection:

Holy crap !! Do you sleep with them in the same room :eek: :D ??!!

comictimes
Jul 25, 2006, 04:13 PM
I collect airline sickness bags :D

Unused, of course :eek:

I seem to remember there actually being a guiness book of world records record for this.... I think the guy who has it even has a bag from a Nasa shuttle...

seany916
Jul 25, 2006, 04:25 PM
People are really interesting. :rolleyes:

CubaTBird
Jul 27, 2006, 11:24 AM
I collect phone numbers, specifically those of the opposite sex. :D

yellow
Jul 27, 2006, 11:46 AM
I collect phone numbers, specifically those of the opposite sex. :D

[snicker]

How many times can you collect 555-1212 and still be collecting them? :D
J/K

iTwitch
Jul 27, 2006, 12:47 PM
My odd collection:

Creepy doll images removed.



We have a winner.

notjustjay
Jul 27, 2006, 01:10 PM
I seem to remember there actually being a guiness book of world records record for this.... I think the guy who has it even has a bag from a Nasa shuttle...

Yeah, a quick Google search shows the record belongs to some guy in the Netherlands, who owns 5,006 bags from 1,000 different airlines.

In fact, the Google search reveals that there are actually quite a few people who collect these things, and some pretty impressive collections out there.

I only have a dozen or so, and it's getting harder because airlines are moving toward the generic white bags rather than having their own logos printed up.

When I was about 14 I saw a stand-up comedian do a routine on collecting airline sickness bags, and it cracked me up so much that I decided to start my own collection. I only fly once or twice a year so it hasn't grown very quickly...

The real question is how to properly display my collection!

jlewis2k1
Jul 27, 2006, 02:22 PM
i collect bills :\ not dollar bills but the ones that everyone hates doing "paying bills". i just seem to not be able to get rid of them.