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I Am a Collector

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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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    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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    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, 2015

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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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    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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    I collect US postage stamps,

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

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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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    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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    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 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, 2015

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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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    It goes through stages I suppose. I've started getting fried requests from people I have never see and have no experience. Don't even try if you are just a friend collector.
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    I'm not yet another piece of clothing for the wardrobe of a friend collector.
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    I'm selling a Nintendo 3ds xl. It's a special collector one with this design. Name your price, it's brand new barely played on it just haven't had the time to play on it anymore
    Hhh123451992 Hhh123451992 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 5

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    did you notice that after he slapped that roid monster around he was completely calm? And so was the guy who had punched the roid monster in the head. Like nothing had happened...
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    1: I'm an introverted extrovert 2: I love to laugh until my cheeks hurt. 3: I have 2 dogs Ruby and LaLa 4: I have great friends that I appreciate everyday. 5: I am somewhat...
    gypsiewattle gypsiewattle 46-50, F 2 Responses Feb 4

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    If your going to add me as a friend it would be nice to have a conversation with you if your going to add me but not have the decency to hold a conversation I will delete you I am...
    adelaideman adelaideman 46-50, M Feb 3

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    I used to think my grandfather was stingy... He used to reuse bottle caps and save paper and plastic bags, even store newspapers in bundles to sell them to garbage collectors...
    Aryg Aryg 36-40, F 3 Responses Feb 2

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    Especially when I have written to someone - I like people who respond. I also don't understand people who have friended me but will not speak to me ("friend collectors")
    Newconvo1 Newconvo1 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 30

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    I went out to play a game of pool last night with my cousin had a pitcher of beer.Went outside for air and when I came back in and sat down at the machines to watch my cousin play...
    theunknown1985 theunknown1985 26-30, M Jan 26

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    Gah!!! What is it about friend collectors? Why do they do it? A short while ago I had 2 people send me friend requests. They had abut 3,000 friend each, thousands of experiences...
    KSPerson KSPerson 46-50, M 3 Responses Jan 25

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    I may have a lot of tech but I like old things too; old LP Records, old cameras, antiques. People say I'm a hoarder, are The National Trust hoarders? i don't think so. I say I'm a...
    CaitTheAvenger CaitTheAvenger 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 17

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    This is because there's something about your profiles that I don't like, trust or want. Most common it's because your profile doesn't have enough activity, or you're a friends...
    AdBlue AdBlue 46-50, M 3 Responses Jan 16

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    I'm just going to get into it. My dad is cheating on my mom with women my age. My mom just recently went though cancer treatment and due to where the tumor was, she is unable to...
    burcuddles burcuddles 18-21, F Jan 15

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