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Postby parnold » Sun Jul 25, 2010 6:50 pm

I collect unmatched socks! I usually add to my collection every laundry day. I used to throw them out, but I would always find the mate the next week. Now I save them, and never find the mates!

I've managed to fill every spare space in my house in the last 25 years, so my coffee mug collection, tin collection, and book collection have all been packed up and stored in my attic.

Someone has already said this, but now all I have room to collect is memories. They take up so little space.
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Postby S. Heisley » Mon Jul 26, 2010 12:09 am

Oh, Paul! You reminded me of something! I collect socks, too! I tie a knot in any sock that gets a hole in it and stuff it in a big coffee can in the garage. Then, I use them for staining "pads" whenever I need I stain the rough-finished fence or anything else.
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Postby glassgrasshopper » Fri Sep 10, 2010 1:17 am

Glass grasshoppers is what I save . I got my dad's mug collection it,s said to me over a 1000 :shock: . I will never wash a coffee cup ever a gain . Just buy red socks no one will take them
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Postby Debistogs » Fri Sep 10, 2010 2:59 am

My Dad has over 1700 mugs!!! I told him..."Do NOT leave me those mugs in the will!" :cry:
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Postby Blotto Bros » Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:47 pm

I have been guilty of collecting almost everything...I LOVE auctions. Having said that I was recently limited to just one collection...so I chose something that I know will be very hard to find...vintage 1880-1960 glass embalming fluid bottles. They are out there but few people even realize what they have since many of them are very cool looking. One manufacturers bottles even look like the Empire State Building.
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Postby Arne » Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:17 pm

I've decided after a lot of years that other people collecting is great. Me collecting (like shot glasses) just has no end and has to be dusted.

I now avoid any type of collections. I still have 4 one gallon glass jars of match books starting from 1945 or so... Some day, I may go look at them.. my favorite is from an old time garage featuring a very curvacious young femme fetal... sans clothing. That one I'll keep.
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Postby Kathy53 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 1:57 pm


white cats (knic knacks, not live ones)

tents This last year gave 5 away but still have 5 left.
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Postby ERV » Sun Mar 27, 2011 7:20 pm

Bob where are you? I think it is time to tell us how long this has been going. :lol:
I have not told anyone what I collect yet, think I will wait till next year. :R
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Postby Aaron Coffee » Sat Jul 30, 2011 3:09 pm

In the last couple years, I started collecting books, read about a book or two a month and when I'm done I throw them in a box and can't get rid of them as I might re-read them, thought of giving them to Goodwill or something, but haven't done it yet. Also collect bottle openers and churchkeys, not a huge collection, around 20 or so.
If I could shut my brain off, I could save myself alot of time, money and effort.
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Postby S. Heisley » Sat Jul 30, 2011 4:37 pm

I collect loose change, if I'm lucky enough to have any of it! :lol:
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Postby OuttaHand » Sun Jul 31, 2011 11:42 am

I collect key chains. Started when I was about 8 or so and have just kept going.

More recently I decided to collect $1 chips from every casino I visit. I figure that collection won't get too large!
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Postby slowcowboy » Sun Jul 31, 2011 10:51 pm

model trains ho scale is what slow collects. I collect coleman stoves, lanterns. tools in the shop. farm machinery for my farm bussness. I collect junk in mounds. haaaaa! I am a organized mess.

I collect camping gear and stuff for the teardrop. I am a pack rat in other wards.

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Re: what do you collect ?

Postby bobhenry » Mon Aug 01, 2011 6:40 am

bobhenry wrote:In an attempt to delve into the inner psycie of our fellow afflicted teardroppers we ask What do you collect. This is not tools , trailers and camping gear or even cast iron but genuine junque that is put on a shelf of stored that has no everyday function in your life it just there because you want it to be.

Old what's her name collects old coffee makers. She will dismiss any that are not fully functional with all their parts but are almost never placed into service.

I grab anything Norman Rockwell . Collector plates , Mugs , figurines, calendars , coffee table books of his work.

Let us have a peek at your more curious side ~~~~~

Feb 17 th 2008 Holy strombolli this thread might outlive me

P.S. I have added 2 Norman Rockwell clocks since this was last posted.

Hey Scott T ~~ I have a M&M mug for ya next time I see ya.
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Postby Mikka » Mon Aug 01, 2011 3:44 pm

I collect beer cans. When I have a lot, I take them to the beer store and exchange them for full ones and the circle starts again, like groundhog day 8) That way I always heve beer cans looking new :lol:
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Postby campmaster-k » Tue Nov 22, 2011 7:50 pm

Is collecting bad?, because if it is I dont collect anything. :lol:


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