Do you collect anything?

Johnstown

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I own a few chess sets but nothing crazy.

I belong to a Facebook group for chess set collectors and some of the folks in there have entire large rooms dedicated to housing various chess sets.


When I was in my early 20s I got into buying watches...

Looking back it was moronic...because I never wore them...and they weren't really expensive watches.


Bunch of 100 dollar watches.


I would have been better off buying one 800 watch or a couple 400 dollar watches.


No one was impressed by my $95 dollar Fossil watch that supposedly normally cost $175.
 
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Books.
Football cards
CD's

My pets.....

First edition "The Lurking Fear" H.P.Lovecraft

Jimmy Brown rookie card.

Obviously CD's are of little value but I own an incredible amount of music. Old blues my fav.
 
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Nothing out of the ordinary.

Some china dolls, my mother's things, stuffed animals, vintage European pornography, hunting knives, and a small trophy from each of my victims.

Just the usual kind of stuff.
 
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Johnstown

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Books.
Football cards
CD's

My pets.....

First edition "The Lurking Fear" H.P.Lovecraft

Jimmy Brown rookie card.

Obviously CD's are of little value but I own an incredible amount of music. Old blues my fav.
Yeah CD's seem to have gone the way of cassette tapes. All the hipsters like vinyl.
 
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I used to collect the old myth and magic statues.

Tbh I don't collect anything now though. I sold pretty much everything ive ever owned. Lots of games consoles (wish I didn't, they'd be worth alot now). Old comics. Collectible toys. Statues like I said.

I guess the only thing I have left is an old box of porn dvds in the shed. Be a real shit if I died tomorrow.....the missus and the kids will be going through my bits "What's in this box mummy? It says back door sluts volume 1 through 90...."
 
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Seriously though, I don't really collect anything.

I have a reasonable library because I like to read, and I do have some complete author sets, so that is a kind of unintended collection.

I don't display them or take any pleasure out of the collection other than its intended purpose.

I'm a functional guy. I have little in the way of sentimental attachment or compulsive behaviour.
 

Johnstown

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We have a lot of vinyl, but that's to listen to music, don't know if it counts as a collection.
Yeah but then people who are into it seem to approach it with a collectors vibe.

For example they covit a first edition record much more than the same record issued three years later.
 
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Yeah but then people who are into it seem to approach it with a collectors vibe.

For example they covit a first edition record much more than the same record issued three years later.
Yeah, I know a guy who collects and trades them. Goes to record fares, looks for rare pressings, meets up with like minded people.
 
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Trail

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Used to be fight DVDs from a dealer who had contacts fucking everywhere in the world. Spent thousands. YouTube took over and made my fight collection look miniscule. I started collecting in 2005 and stopped collecting when my man stopped, mainly due to YT, in 2018. The kid I got my stuff from produced DVDs that were fucking ridiculously good quality - the two which stand out are Izzy Vasquez - Rafael Marquez trilogy and Salido - Vargas. Those two were like looking through a window at the fight. The rest of his stuff was fucking great, absolutely fantastic. If he got stuff he didn't deem top quality he'd offload them to me for free, as a result I got a Corrales career set, Holmes set, Hatton set, Tapia set, Morales set, Gatti set for fuck all or very, very close to fuck all, plus loads of obscure Japanese stuff and some othwr shit. He offered to sell me his set bit by bit when he stopped trading, unfortunately I'd just been made homeless and thus finding a space to live for three months was a bit more important (AT THE TIME) than shitloads of boxing from the 60s to present day. If I had the chance again I'd snap his hand off.

Used to do a good line in Boxing News collecting, had fucking loads but lost some along the way due to relationship break ups, and then got rid of the other nine boxes when I realised I'd read them all fifty times over. I'm waiting for BN to produce the lot online. Their subs, which I have, gives you every issue since 2012 onwards. I used to have fuckloads of Ring and Boxing Monthly too. Still got BM early issues somewhere.

I used to collect fanny when I was bang in my prime. I've settled down a bit after a huge heartbreak.
 

Trail

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I own a few chess sets but nothing crazy.

I belong to a Facebook group for chess set collectors and some of the folks in there have entire large rooms dedicated to housing various chess sets.


When I was in my early 20s I got into buying watches...

Looking back it was moronic...because I never wore them...and they weren't really expensive watches.


Bunch of 100 dollar watches.


I would have been better off buying one 800 watch or a couple 400 dollar watches.


No one was impressed by my $95 dollar Fossil watch that supposedly normally cost $175.
I'm going to collect those fucking machines you put me onto John, the one like you have. I can't find the link at the moment.
 

Trail

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I knew a guy who used to collect things from people's clothes lines. Never really appealed to me. Him or the hobby.
Knicker sniffer etc...I know people like him. People don't seem to put their washing out these days due to inclement weather and the availability of cheap white goods.
 

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Yeah, I know a guy who collects and trades them. Goes to record fares, looks for rare pressings, meets up with like minded people.
Record fairs are fucking ace, don't happen as much these days. I used to be at one a week looking for dodgy old Iron Maiden concert cassettes and videos.
 
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