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Old 11-11-2007, 10:00 PM
 
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I collect, on tape, cd or mp3... radio station jingles, legal id's and the such.,
That's kind of neat I remember when a news station tried to change their signature jingle & got folks all upset. They eventually had to return to the original. How many do you have?
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Old 11-23-2007, 11:10 AM
 
Location: a log cabin > Andover Township, NJ
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I think it sounds nice and see there? You're not the only one!
Do you ever write anything somewhere on the stone?

Well, if I ever get a newer, faster computer (I hope to soon), I'll upload some photos of a turtle rock and a heart rock which my father painted. They're both proportionately sized to the item they are representative of, I think. I'm not a heart surgeon, I'm just a collector of weird stuff, Check out the Franklin Mineral Museum and Sterling Hill Mining Museum. Here, you'll find links to my latest passion: collecting fluorescent minerals.

I would have tried to put clickable links in this post myself but my computer has a bad case of' 'the gremlins' today.
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Old 11-23-2007, 11:40 AM
 
Location: a log cabin > Andover Township, NJ
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My oldest is dated 1914 and is the Goetia, Lesser Key of Solomon. I also have a 1916 Greater Key of Solomon. Both are hardbacks.

Old doesn't necessarily mean rare however. There are books which you just cannot hardly find, which makes them rare. The hardback version of the Goetia produced by Magickal Childe bookstore for instance is somewhat hard to find now. I have a near mint copy of that one. If you look inside the cover it will say it is compiled by Alistair Crowley, but "Translated by a dead hand". Cryptic, but what it means is it was translated by S.L. MacGregor Mathers, who at time of compilation was indeed dead.

The books I have are dangerous. I am sure your friend wouldn't want to touch them.

I guess it isn't a good idea to drink (especially absinithe) and carry around any of your dangerous occult books (especially barefooted): if gravity or something else happens to cause the book to fall, it could hurt your toe/foot/toes/feet. Well, you get the idea!
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Old 11-23-2007, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Pocono Mts.
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My husband collects lighters. Not bic's mind you, but table lighters from the 20's to present. They have become quite a conversation piece.
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Old 11-23-2007, 04:28 PM
 
Location: colorado
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Default You Appreciate What Nature Offer

Some People Are More Sentimental Than Others; I Am Glad To Here You Collect Them. I Live In Colorado Springs (the Rockies) The Law In My Neighborhood Is That 75 Percent Of Our Yard Must Be Rocks, They Have So Many Different Kinds They Are Gorgeous!
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Old 11-28-2007, 10:51 PM
 
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I replay historic campaigns on a board---with cardboard armies---and it is truly FUN!!!
You know men deep down have the Napoleon itch
cheers Stu
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Old 11-30-2007, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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The oddest collection I have come in contact with was a chap my partner knew at university who collected match box labels. Not even the "interesting" ones with pictures on them or ads but the ones with barcodes ( different barcodes).
I could not believe how passionate this chap was about it, and to my astonishment found out that there is a club of them all over the world and conferences...
He once met the most famous ( !!!!) collector who lived in Cornwall and was absolutely ecstatic when this man left him his collection on his death. The same guy also collects cheese labels ( marginally more interesting).

Recently the guy named "Most Boring Man in the UK" was on TV,his passion is road cones. Apparently there are hundreds of different types with small variations !

I will never fathom some people's interests !
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Old 07-09-2008, 06:10 AM
 
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Thumbs up Hobbies?!

My friend and i have just started doing this new, but odd hobbie. we go to different grave plots and take pictures. anytime we go anyplace and see a cemetary we have to stop and take pictures. it's actually kind of neat seeing the different designs on the tombstones and the pictures as well. another interesting thing about it is they have personality and shows u the difference in cultures and family traditions.
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Old 07-09-2008, 06:52 AM
 
Location: Earth Wanderer, longing for the stars.
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The oddest collection I have come in contact with was a chap my partner knew at university who collected match box labels. Not even the "interesting" ones with pictures on them or ads but the ones with barcodes ( different barcodes).
I could not believe how passionate this chap was about it, and to my astonishment found out that there is a club of them all over the world and conferences...
He once met the most famous ( !!!!) collector who lived in Cornwall and was absolutely ecstatic when this man left him his collection on his death. The same guy also collects cheese labels ( marginally more interesting).

Recently the guy named "Most Boring Man in the UK" was on TV,his passion is road cones. Apparently there are hundreds of different types with small variations !

I will never fathom some people's interests !
Yes. I saw some detective program in which a collector of some sort of odd thing was consulted regarding evidence. I think there are so many of us and it might be difficult for some of us to feel special. I know a woman who collects dolls. People do that, but I'll never understand why. I did not like them, even as a kid.
The few people I know who are really into Xmas decorations and collecting those little villages, etc, had really bad homes, growing up. Somehow I think they are giving themselves the things their parents never did. Many of us do that in smaller ways, I suppose.
Also, listening to the media, being 'in the know' can be draining with all the bad news. Putting your consciousness in a place that is not beset with current struggles is probably healthy thing.
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Old 07-11-2008, 07:09 PM
 
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Anyone else collect odd things? Okay mine is strange, but I like to collect large rocks for my lawn/yard. Especially from rivers, streams, beaches and other states. Kinda like a "rock memory" in our yard of where weve been.
Have you ever seen the 1953 movie with Lucille Ball and Desi Arnez, The Long, Long Trailer? It is a hilarious movie and the scences with her rock collection are priceless! I, too, have a rock collection, among other things.
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