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Old 09-10-2009, 12:19 AM
 
Location: Wherever I want to be... ;)
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I like to collect anything that relates to the Latin American holiday El Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) and in particular skeleton figurines and toys like these: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...Catrinas_2.jpg.

I also like candles.
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Old 10-03-2009, 04:01 AM
 
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I collect lots of things. Mainly stuff from the 1950's and 60's. Aprons, kitchenware, lamps, Avon containers, coca cola memorabilia and heaps more. I have pictures on my website [url=http://www.madeleineellis.com]Madeleine's Vintage Collection[/url] if anyones interested. I just find it really fun to pick through markets and second hand shops looking for something I collect.
Collecting things: what do you collect?-coca-cola-yo-yo2.jpg

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Old 10-03-2009, 05:19 AM
 
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glass paperwieghts. Anything with roosters.
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Old 10-04-2009, 09:12 PM
 
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angels,song sheets pre 1960
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Old 10-04-2009, 10:56 PM
 
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i'm currently collecting action figure toys..
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Old 10-05-2009, 10:06 PM
 
Location: Northern Maine
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I WANTED to start a collection of old computer software...but I could hardly find any titles up here. I just found only one, and that put the brakes on and destroyed my desire. If anyone else collects old software, I can mail you the one I have:

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y82/Draconiator/DSCN0261.jpg (broken link)

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y82/Draconiator/DSCN0262.jpg (broken link)

Found it at a surplus/salvage store for a buck. Not tested since I replaced my old computer with this one, and that was only the 3.5 floppy. Worked flawlessly though. I don't know if the program is still on the five and a quarter ones. If any collectors want it, hit me up in PM and I'll mail it to ya.
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Old 10-05-2009, 10:54 PM
 
Location: 39 20' 59"N / 75 30' 53"W
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I know someone who collects antique man hole covers, not only from the United States but all over the world. I think that is pushing the cost of postage to the limit.
Yeah, now thats an unusual collection, where and how does he display them or is there a special room?
OMG, the shipping????

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Old 10-06-2009, 09:42 PM
 
Location: Native Floridian, USA
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Groan..........

I am trying to shift from being an out of control collector/hoarder to something less OC.

Books, books, books. mostly history, reference and coffee table books
Probably have 200-300 cookbooks
Some depression glass. Am selling those.
Antique linens and needlework
Miniature anything
Old kitchen ware
Shoes
Christmas ornaments
Halloween stuff
Unusual stuffed toys
Old iron on embroidery patterns
Snow Globes
Wooden games
Serving platters

too much of most everything. I am working on it. But I do love reading this thread. And the Marlin gun collection was fabulous !
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Old 10-11-2009, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Bangor Maine
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AnnieA - I'm sure that you library's next book sale - or your churches next rummage sale would love a donation of some of those cookbooks, that is if you are looking to downsize a bit. If you have only one recipe you make from some of the books you could always photocopy it.
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Old 10-11-2009, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Bangor Maine
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I have a small collection of music boxes. Thanks to this site for reminding me to add one.
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