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I Am a Collector

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 117 People

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

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Yes , small circle for sure ! I am not into popularity contests and I'm not a friend collector . I rather have few real friends than tons of fake ones .
    Ezmee Ezmee 36-40, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    People say I do but really, I consider my tastes average. I like to shop mostly at Ralph Lauren, Burberry, and Lacoste but that's average in my opinion. I also go out every Sunday...
    ricke3 ricke3 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    The harder I work, the broker I am. Bill collectors and debts come out of the woodwork. Its tempting to quit and live for free from welfare
    amikaviro amikaviro 31-35, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Who was the single largest collector of books in world history?As per records available ,Sir Ashutosh Mookherjee ,who collected 86000books.His grandchildren donated his collection...
    whitesunshine87 whitesunshine87 51-55, F Jul 19

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    A MESSAGE FROM THE QUEEN To the citizens of the United States of America from Her Sovereign Majesty Queen Elizabeth II In light of your failure in recent years to nominate...
    OrphanBlackFan OrphanBlackFan 26-30, F 5 Responses Jul 15

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    I absolutely love going to comic con. Spending months and $ on putting together and making your own costume is thrilling. I am lucky that my father is a comic collector and that he...
    lilysworld lilysworld 18-21, F Jul 15

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    Oh yeah well at some point everything will be 2mannable today we cleared the dungeons of ZG with 2 people not sure u would have done it with the mechanic of ilvl reducing like it...
    gamesexpe gamesexpe 18-21, F Jul 14

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    This is yet another one of my obsessions. It started with my father. Then I inherited his collection and it went from there.
    BDos BDos 18-21, M Jul 13

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    Introverts are collectors of thoughts and solitude is where the collection is curated and rearranged to make sense of the present and the past.
    JnFrdriKler JnFrdriKler 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 12

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    I remeber my first crush when I was in class , I'd notice everything about her and look at her but when ever she made eye contact I quickly looked away. And she would smile , I'd...
    Ellis1993 Ellis1993 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 11

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    I am here to make friends and chat with like minded people. If you are unwilling to communicate then don't waste mine or your time.
    michelley1999 michelley1999 18-21, F 8 Responses Jul 11

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    Glad i ordered the Fallout 4 Collector's Edition before their servers crashed teehee ^_^??
    AtomEva AtomEva 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 6

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    "We know it can be a disaster or a very profitable business," he said. "It's a part of the business we want to be in...but we have to find the best place to invest." Notably, as...
    masonrychan masonrychan 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 6

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    I started collecting cds when I was 19. I was currently living with my mom and my brother at the time and I had graduated high school recently at that point and I wanted to take a...
    ThatMetalDude ThatMetalDude 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 2

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    I Hope I'm Doing This Right i was born with red hair - - turned blonde 1 yr later. i'm convinced i'm on someones "infamous enemies" list. i will never go back to reading hard...
    mokele mokele 31-35, M 4 Responses Jul 2

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