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I Am a Collector

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 64 People

    I Can't Tell You What I Collect Though

     Let's just say it's memories.  No one but me can enjoy them.  I can't project them on a screen, we might get raided.  I can't even tell people what they are because they'd judge me.  It's nice having a secret projector that can be run any time I...
    dorobo dorobo 70+, M 2 Responses Apr 27, 2009

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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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    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 May 16, 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 5 Responses May 15, 2008

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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 Nov 29, 2013

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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 May 1, 2010

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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 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 26, 2013

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