I Am a Collector

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 109 People

    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

    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

    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

    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
    Mar 8, 2015

    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

    I collect US postage stamps,

    sports cards, antique cameras, hot wheels and old coins.
    rompinrob rompinrob
    46-50, M
    Jun 9, 2015

    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

    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

    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
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jun 10, 2015

    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
    56-60, F
    1 Response Nov 10, 2014

    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
    51-55, M
    1 Response Nov 29, 2013

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

    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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