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Old 11-21-2013, 12:49 PM
 
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I have been looking for a new hobby, and I think it would be fun to start a collection of some sort. Trouble is, what to collect? Can't be too large- don't have much room in my house. What are some collections you all have?
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Old 11-21-2013, 12:56 PM
 
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Ha! I just realized I do have a collection already. Rocks!! All over the porch and around the house. We have a farm and have to pick rocks in the fields so we find some pretty cool ones. I just never thought of it as a hobby!!
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Old 11-22-2013, 09:45 AM
 
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You might like to check out the Dirty Rockhounds Forum - sorry, don't have the link handy, but it contains posts from rock collectors from around the world and is fun to read.

What sort of rocks occur around your area? We have marine fossils, beautiful geodes, fluorite, and gorgeous, colorful banded agate here in Kentucky.
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Old 12-14-2013, 07:09 PM
 
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I collect die-cast metal models: airplanes/warbirds of the World War II era, commercial airliners, BMW 2002 and Porsche 911. I want to add vintage motorcycle (Indian) die-cast metal models to my collection but these are expensive.

I also enjoy building plastic airplane scale models and I have about a half dozen Guillows warbird models (tissue paper on balsa wood) that I haven't started yet.

-Cheers
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Old 12-15-2013, 11:07 AM
 
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Just go to a flea market or antique mall and see what you are drawn to-there is lots of cool stuff to collect at all price ranges.
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Old 12-19-2013, 12:51 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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I collect buttons but 8635angelvalley has the right idea. Just find something you're drawn to.
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Old 02-14-2014, 12:07 AM
 
Location: New Orleans, La. USA
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I have been looking for a new hobby, and I think it would be fun to start a collection of some sort. Trouble is, what to collect? Can't be too large- don't have much room in my house. What are some collections you all have?
I collect coins, vintage fountain pens, vintage toy tin cars, and throwing knives.

I just saw a collapsible fishing pole in my room, and now I'm thinking about collecting old fishing poles/reels (and miniature/folding chess sets.)

Another poster suggested to go to the flea market and look around, and I think I'm gonna do that.
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Old 02-19-2014, 05:44 PM
 
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coffee mugs from different states,magnets,owls ,miniature shoes.
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Old 02-22-2014, 09:10 PM
 
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I collect money!

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Old 02-22-2014, 09:13 PM
 
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Nothing, I don't like all the clutter and extra things around the house to dust.
Never have been a collector however, a cousin of mine collects salt and pepper shakers and one niece collects Thimbles.
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