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Old 09-05-11, 09:54 AM
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What stuff do you collect?

We've gotten more into collecting concrete garden statues, usually gargoyles. Click on the pics to enlarge. Here are a few:

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oooo gargoyles!!! My old roommate has a house full of them.

I do Fairies, vases and cowbells.

Pewter fairies with real butterfly wings





Vases - love them.



Cowbells from all sorts of races

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Harley-Davidson Shovel Head stuff from years 1966 to 1984
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Water.
I have samples of water from all over the world.
Pacific ocean, Atlantic, Mississippi River, Bath England, Trevi Fountain, Lake Como, a glacier in Norway, etc.
All together I have about twenty different samples.
Ones I really want: Indian Ocean, samples from above both arctic circles, and the reflecting pool in front of the Taj Mahal.
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My wife started buying me little pig figurines, plastic, wood, plush, etc., usually no largen than 3-4 inches, so now wherever we go (especially flea markets and garage sales) wenever i see a little pig statue/figurine y buy it!!! i have a lot of tiny pigs!!!!!!! my favorite one is a pig in a sitting position and has a crown a cape and a scepter, LONG LIVE THE PIG KING!!! hahaha

BTW i'm tough guy how loves muscle cars, off road rigs and my XBOX 360... but i love my little pigs!!!!

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Zippo lighters. Must be the pyromaniac in me since I don't smoke except for the rare cigar at get-togethers. I'd like to add some WWI era trench lighters to my collection.
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oooo gargoyles!!! My old roommate has a house full of them.

I do Fairies, vases and cowbells.

Pewter fairies with real butterfly wings
My wife loves the Fairies. I like the glass vases. We have an extensive collection of pottery, but I've always wanted to get a few glass bowl / vases as art pieces.
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Zippo lighters. Must be the pyromaniac in me since I don't smoke except for the rare cigar at get-togethers. I'd like to add some WWI era trench lighters to my collection.
When I used to belong to a juggling club years ago, we all went out and bought zippo lighters. I've never smoked. I used them as juggling props. You can do some pretty cool tricks with them.

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Belly button lint.
Is it a big collection

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Harley-Davidson Shovel Head stuff from years 1966 to 1984
Very cool! Got any pics?

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Water.
I have samples of water from all over the world.
Pacific ocean, Atlantic, Mississippi River, Bath England, Trevi Fountain, Lake Como, a glacier in Norway, etc.
All together I have about twenty different samples.
Ones I really want: Indian Ocean, samples from above both arctic circles, and the reflecting pool in front of the Taj Mahal.
That's got to be one of the best collections I've ever heard of. Do you display them? and have you ever had any problems crossing the boarder with the water?
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board games.
Who doesn't? Every few years I give away a bunch to the Sally Anne, only to rebuild our collection with even more games. It's a sickness ... and the worst part is that we never play them.

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My wife started buying me little pig figurines, plastic, wood, plush, etc., usually no largen than 3-4 inches, so now wherever we go (especially flea markets and garage sales) wenever i see a little pig statue/figurine y buy it!!! i have a lot of tiny pigs!!!!!!! my favorite one is a pig in a sitting position and has a crown a cape and a scepter, LONG LIVE THE PIG KING!!! hahaha

BTW i'm tough guy how loves muscle cars, off road rigs and my XBOX 360... but i love my little pigs!!!!
OK, you've got to post some pics. Preferably with them lined up on the hood of your muscle car.
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OK, you've got to post some pics. Preferably with them lined up on the hood of your muscle car.
Man i wish!!!!!!!!!!!! hahaha, i like muscle cars, but don't have one, i did have a lifted cherokee xj 4x4 but i sold it, i'm triying to have a cleaner life, (no gasoline burning V8's) the only thing i still have is my XBOX!!! my 6 cilinder socer mom car, and my steel road bike.... OH YEAH, AND MY PIGS!!!!!
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Pin-Back Buttons.

I inherited the collection that my great grandfather started and my mother kept up. I've added on to it, snagging a button wherever I go. I becomes like a biography.
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That's got to be one of the best collections I've ever heard of. Do you display them? and have you ever had any problems crossing the boarder with the water?
Most are in labeled Mason jars. Some have sand, stones, shells, etc in the bottom.
I usually fill a water bottle when I collect a sample. I've had bacteria grow when I used a washed out soda bottle, but never any problems when I used a bottled water bottle. So far so good as when it comes to customs. You have to check them because of the no liquids rule. I don't think customs will ever question them. It's a bottle of water, pretty innocuous. But, yeah, there is a little bit of a thrill of imagined smuggling when one is filling out the forums on the plane.

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We've gotten more into collecting concrete garden statues, usually gargoyles. Click on the pics to enlarge. Here are a few:
What happened to the black yard jockey? My uncle had one for years when I was a kid. I remember he had to paint it "non-black".
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i sure hope your neighbor doesn't collect bird figurines and slingshots.
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I'm doing my hardest to NOT collect stuff anymore. I'm out of room.
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I would not consider myself a collector, but I have a bunch of knives, flashlights, and a variety of bags. Most of them have practical uses, and they all were purchased based on good design, reviews, or just being cool.
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I'm doing my hardest to NOT collect stuff anymore. I'm out of room.
www.freecycle.org

I've opened up a ton of space by getting rid of old junk ... oops, I mean useful stuff that others can still enjoy.

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Fixed your link there. Com is a spam site, Org is what I think you meant.

And thanks for reminding me of that site. That'll be a great addition to my craigslist dejunking.
Thanks. It's a great way to get rid of stuff.
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