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I Am a Collector

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    I collect books by redading them.

    Every time I finish one I write my nmw inside the cover, and whenever I lend them to friends I tell them to do the same. Id everyone did so when we walked into second-hand bookstores we would know who read those books before and who knows how many things we could find out. It...
    Hypersomnia Hypersomnia 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 10

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    I never really thought of it before

    as collecting, but it has certainly been there to some degree. Bird photographs and plastic models of birds, for one thing. My huge library - and megahuge DVD and video library . . . it just sort of happened. But when my interest in the Bay City Rollers was rekindled...
    perseverer perseverer 51-55, F 1 Response Nov 10, 2014

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    Oh My God My Collections....

     i am such a collector, its a compulsion, i am sure i have a problem. where do i start - - i collect. the naked female form in any medium. antique dolls especially if they have teeth unusual occult items crystals sexual slavery items...photography, sculpture...
    stardark stardark 41-45, F Nov 21, 2009

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    Against The Odds

    When I lost my Father to cancer my partner at the time and I cleared my parents house. My parents had been avid collectors of just about everything in the belief that the thousands they had spent on dolls, plates, t-spoons, first day covers and so much more. They were wrong and I...
    AngeGardien AngeGardien 51-55, M Aug 26, 2013

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    A Good Way to Learn History

    I am a ________ collector.  Just fill-in the blank (almost) to find out what I like to collect.  Don't be gross or sarcastic - I don't collect whale bones or live frogs.  I love to collect things.  My collections began while bargain hunting and have taught me...
    Aristartle Aristartle 46-50, F 4 Responses May 15, 2008

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    What Triggered The Start Of Your Collection, Or Collecting Behaviour?

    For me, the general process of becoming a collector seems like a natural progression of my personality traits; ever since childhood I’ve been inquisitive and experimental. I have a drive to understand, to learn and hold that knowledge for the appropriate time, to make...
    Strawdogoffering Strawdogoffering 26-30, M 1 Response May 16, 2013

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    I have various collections.

    The following is a short list of what I collect: 1, Magic Johnson/ L.A. Lakers memorabilia 2, Oakland Raiders memorabilia 3, Marvel movies 4, 1970's series Justice League glasses distributed by Pepsi 5, Hallmark Christmas ornaments that represent aspects of my personality 6...
    muddygoat muddygoat 36-40, M Dec 28, 2014

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    I collect US postage stamps,

    sports cards, antique cameras, hot wheels and old coins.
    rompinrob rompinrob 46-50, M Jun 9

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    steve221942 steve221942 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 3, 2014

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    of films, music, books,

    dreams contained therein, film is supreme, whoever doesn't see this may have only hollywood and the mainstream in mind, which is when the term film ought not to be used. Yesterday, was downing the German short stuff 1, 2, 3 happy go lucky, then got into a 1970 intelligentsia...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 8

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    Your Collection!

    I'm casting a new show looking for people with AMAZING HUGE collections that would love to share their stories. For this show, you would also have the opportunity to have your collection appraised by a top notch appraiser. If you are interested, please message me. If this show...
    tinaeisnernews tinaeisnernews 22-25, F Apr 4, 2012

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    Sheet Music & Songbooks

    I play the piano and write music. I perform almost every Sunday at my UUA church playing piano for the choir. Once a month I get to perform my own improvised works. I have for a very long time collected sheet music and songbooks though I had never cared about choral music before...
    Hope2havehelped Hope2havehelped 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 29, 2013

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    I Collect Books

    This Christmas I received an electronic reader so I guess I can stop building bookcases now. It has not arrived from Amazon yet so I don't know how good it is, but when i get it I will give a report on what I think of it.
    brucefj1s brucefj1s 56-60, M 4 Responses Jan 13, 2011

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    How Much Is Too Much?

    No, I don't live in a house that's so full of stuff that there's only a narrow pathway threough the place . It's not that bad, but I do collect a lot of different things just 'cause I like them and the sheer NUMBER of my collections amazed me when I started looking around...
    timmerb timmerb 51-55, M 1 Response May 1, 2010

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    Assortment of sports memorabilia or sports collectibles, antique or modern is restricted by two factors: the cash available and the space to be filled. In case people wish to...
    angoracheck53 angoracheck53 41-45, F 9 hrs ago

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    Most memorabilia for sporting activities relies o-n expert sports, but there are other types of memorabilia and sports collectibles that are treasured also. To compare more, you...
    angoracheck53 angoracheck53 41-45, F 9 hrs ago

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    My mom.. She had a dental appointment at nine and so I came to her house at eight to take her there.. I just knew she wouldn't be ready anyway.. We didn't even leave her house till...
    PastelLime PastelLime 31-35 1 Response 2 days ago

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    As I have moved toward the nudist lifestyle, I find it very freeing and am not shy about it or embarrassed. I proved this to myself three weeks ago. I was home by myself and my...
    1pebbles 1pebbles 46-50, F 21 Responses 2 days ago

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    I am a nerd. I freely admit it and I'm totally fine with it. For the record though I do consider myself a "cool nerd". Cool Nerd: one who has the general qualities of being a...
    MrsKat78 MrsKat78 36-40, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I agree. I don't want 100 friends. hell I don't 50! I'd 10,15 real friends. I really like to end up in a relationship with a female here.
    ItsSIRtoyou ItsSIRtoyou 41-45, M Aug 14

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    I have a huge circle, mostly people that have added me but hadnt even found the time to introduce themselves to date. honestly this is not a complaint, I am here for just over a...
    MzPhoenix MzPhoenix 31-35, F 8 Responses Aug 14

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    Thousands of original vinyl records on offer for collectors.Many rare and obscure items.Full details at spinauctions dot com
    000spinauctionsdotcom 000spinauctionsdotcom 56-60, M 2 Responses Aug 14

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    Thousands of collectible vinyl records on offer for collectors.Full details at spinauctions dot com
    000spinauctionsdotcom 000spinauctionsdotcom 56-60, M Aug 14

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    To discribe myself in the words that make me me: ASD, big, dj, dvd collector, techie, humoristic, futurist and skyscraper lover. I Am very sociable and caring, but Still I got...
    Belgianbro Belgianbro 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 13

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    Thousands currently on offer. Many rare and collector's items.http://spinauctions.com
    000spinauctionsdotcom 000spinauctionsdotcom 56-60, M Aug 9

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    My mom's INSANE!! She's always so over dramatic. Always making a huge gigantic deal out of nothing. I'm definitely more of a laid back, just let it flow type of person. I try not...
    alxvii alxvii 18-21, F Aug 8

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    I get requests all the time. Rarely do I accept them. I'm not a "friend collector." I do consider requests if someone has been a member here for some time and has a variety of...
    SilverPagan SilverPagan 51-55, M 3 Responses Aug 8

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    The Babysitter Murders Chapter Twenty-Seven After Patsy died, I noticed the pool was missing. The grass which it had stood over was soaked and almost swimming as it fried in the...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Aug 3

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    Sorry, but I don't! I did add back a lot when I'd just joined but then I found they were "friend collectors" who didn't interact or they were after dirty chat (which I'm definitely...
    CaffeineJunky CaffeineJunky 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 3

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    Please someone advice me. So through a recommendation from a friend I had sent my CV to a bank a month back, and 3 weeks back I had received a call from them to come for an...
    makeachangealways makeachangealways 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 1

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    Please someone advice me. So through a recommendation from a friend I had sent my CV to a bank a month back, and 3 weeks back I had received a call from them to come for an...
    makeachangealways makeachangealways 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 1

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    My dad and I connected through music since the day I was born. I knew how to bang my head listening to Ozzy Osbourne and Led Zeppelin before I could spell my first word. Once, I...
    Sorfarina Sorfarina 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 31

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