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Collectors are sad

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penguin
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Collectors are sad

#1 Post by penguin » July 22nd, 2007, 11:31 pm

Don't you think?

Why do people collect stamps? Or thimbles? Or all manner of ornamental frogs? FFS!

What's all about, eh?


Bet nobody on this forum is sad enough to have a collection of anything.

Are we?


:nod:
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#2 Post by Titanium Wheels » July 23rd, 2007, 8:45 am

I don't know... I have 1 wheelcahir in the garage, the NHS one I'm sitting in and my new titanium one which is on its way... Does that count as collecting?
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#3 Post by Moonbeam » July 23rd, 2007, 10:02 am

I have a lovely collection of dolls in national costume that I add to whenever I visit a new country.

I'm thinking of starting a collection of stuffed penguins.

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#4 Post by lewist » July 23rd, 2007, 10:23 am

I don't think collecting is necessarily sad. I have a friend who started collecting stamps when he was seven and now makes quite a reasonable living out of dealing in them!

Three wheelchairs, on the other hand, Titanium?

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#5 Post by Alan H » July 23rd, 2007, 1:16 pm

Titanium Wheels wrote:I don't know... I have 1 wheelcahir in the garage, the NHS one I'm sitting in and my new titanium one which is on its way... Does that count as collecting?
In my book, two or more makes you a collector!

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#6 Post by Nick » July 23rd, 2007, 1:31 pm

Not as sad as adopting a stone...

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#7 Post by Maria Mac » July 23rd, 2007, 2:12 pm

I have a very large collection of string puppets and smaller collections of other things.

I think I probably am quite sad but, as Nick said, there are degrees of sadness.

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#8 Post by Moose » July 23rd, 2007, 3:39 pm

I have a collection of stuffed moose :)
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#9 Post by Alan C. » July 23rd, 2007, 4:18 pm

Moose wrote:I have a collection of stuffed moose :)
Well you know what they say?
The only good Moose..................... :nod:
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#10 Post by verte » July 23rd, 2007, 4:48 pm

I used to collect steamer trunks. Now, that was sad. Also heavy.

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#11 Post by Alan H » July 23rd, 2007, 5:22 pm

verte wrote:steamer trunks
Ah! Just worked out what they are. I have a collection of one.

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#12 Post by Goldie » July 23rd, 2007, 5:32 pm

Fine Jewelry.

Old bottles

Dooney & Bourke purses (They last forever)

Wine corks


Hummingbird art

Sun art


I've had many collections over the years. So, I guess I'm not just sad...I'm depressing... But, I know people who are MUCH bigger collectors.

Oh...and my husband has a very ODD collection. He collects Suzuki Samurais, which are kind like JEEPS, for work and pleasure. They get around in these mountains quite well, and they are relatively cheap. He has 7, in good working condition, too.
He REALLY needs to sell some! Luckily, 5 of them are parked on our friends property. If they were here, it would look like we were running a used car lot!
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#13 Post by Jem » July 24th, 2007, 4:48 pm

Why does he have 7, Goldie? Is there some difference between them? Does he have one in each colour, perhaps? If so, I understand. Sometimes when I'm buying clothes I can't make up my mind which colour top or jersey to buy so I buy one of each.

As for collections...apart from my clothes, nah! My mother keeps my collection of model aeroplanes to remind her of the happy days when she thought I was going to grow up to be the straight, macho son of her dreams.

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#14 Post by Goldie » July 25th, 2007, 12:55 am

Jemmac wrote:Why does he have 7, Goldie? Is there some difference between them? Does he have one in each colour, perhaps? If so, I understand. Sometimes when I'm buying clothes I can't make up my mind which colour top or jersey to buy so I buy one of each.
:laughter:
No... One we gave to my son and he enters it into competetions. It's all rigged-up for mud bogging.
My husband has one with a small fuel tank in back and tools rigged up to get to hard to reach areas on the job.
2 or 3 are highway ready and get great gas mileage.
One has a snow plow on it...another pulls a mower.
He only just bought the last 2 because they were in great shape and very cheap. He'll probably sell the worse ones of the group and keep about 4 of them. They ARE handy.

My dad used to build model planes...that actually had motors and FLEW!


Oh yea... I collect rocks from wherever I go, and put them around my plants, indoor and out. :nod:
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#15 Post by Moose » July 25th, 2007, 7:28 pm

What kind of wine corks Goldie? Any or specific types?

I used to collect paper bags *blushes*
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#16 Post by Gurdur » July 25th, 2007, 8:27 pm

I collect books. And anything interesting made from wood or bone.

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#17 Post by Lifelinking » July 25th, 2007, 9:27 pm

I collect books
Oh man, I relate to that. You cannot beat me out of a good second hand book shop with a big stick. Last year my wife and I went to the book week thingy in Wigtown. Like feeding chocolates to a pig..
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#18 Post by Alan C. » July 25th, 2007, 10:48 pm

Lifelinking wrote:
I collect books
Oh man, I relate to that. You cannot beat me out of a good second hand book shop with a big stick. Last year my wife and I went to the book week thingy in Wigtown. Like feeding chocolates to a pig..
You'd love our charity shop, and 5 for a quid.
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#19 Post by verte » July 26th, 2007, 4:48 am

I thought books were more like an addiction than a collection. But "collecting" does sound more dignified.

I collect masks, my favorite are Venetian masks.

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#20 Post by lewist » July 26th, 2007, 8:36 am

verte wrote:I thought books were more like an addiction than a collection. But "collecting" does sound more dignified.

I collect masks, my favorite are Venetian masks.
Surely there is a difference between collecting books and being obsessed by them? I suspect there is a sort of book collector who only collects and deals, thinking of value, but does not read. The book obsessed, on the other hand, will read them, probably several at a time, maybe with one in each room in the house, and will buy at the car boot sale for what the book is rather than for its value or 'collectability'.

John Fowles wrote a book called The Collector. Scary stuff! :supershock:

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