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I Owned a Pointless Collection

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    Pencils!

    I used to collect cool pencils when I was in elementary school. It all started when I would get pencils from the dentist and it just snow balled from there. I had at least 100 at one point. I've since gotten rid of them all. They just sat in a jar on my desk anyways.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 28, 2008

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    Yes

    Beanie Babies, shot glasses from all 50 states, chop sticks, magnets from around the world and so many other useless collections in my home.  Most of these things are packed in my storage shed waiting for me to find a use for them.  I am ashamed to say I probably never...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 13 Responses Dec 29, 2008

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    Semi-pointless

    Clowns. It was only a pointless collection until I realized my mom was scared of them... Then it became a Super Awesome Collection that I displayed in every corner of my room.
    kleisse kleisse 22-25, F 8 Responses Dec 28, 2008

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    I Collected Rocks...kinda Boring

    My dad is a geologist and he's traveled all over the world for work.  When I was a kid he would always bring back a different type of rock or stone (since he's interested in them) and I built up a pretty large collection.  I know it's kinda boring, but they have so much...
    kasebrad kasebrad 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2008

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    Fancy Soap!

    When I was around 8 years old I developed an interest in fancy soaps! You know the ones, elaborate packaging, smells like it belongs in grandma's bathroom. My favourite one was a peony scented egg shaped soap that had flowers engraved on it. I had around 50 soaps just sitting on...
    strawberrybunny strawberrybunny 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 20, 2009

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    Lol Omg

    magic the gathering cards  lol   i have over 2500  and i want to sell them haha   i have many works by van gogh model cars i had (until recently) every video game system  (even handheld)    from colecovision to x box 360 ...
    theluckyduck theluckyduck 26-30, M 4 Responses Dec 29, 2008

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    One In Particular

    I used to collect Porcelain Dolls when I was a little girl.  As it appears, it is quite pointless that I did, as I took a dislike to them as the started to spook me out as i got older and now they are in their original boxes at the top of a wardrobe in my parent's home...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Dec 27, 2008

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    Purging An Entire Collection

    I once had a collection of decorative masks that went from one end of my home to the other.  I didn't see that it really served much purpose other than I liked to look at them.  Once people knew that I collected them, I tended to get them as gifts and sometimes...
    ponderplex ponderplex 36-40, F Dec 28, 2008

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    I Owned Many Pointless Collections...

    ...in fact, I'm still hanging on to the remnants of a few of them, lol. some of my biggest collections when I was younger included horses (plastic, ceramic, glass, posters of them, books about them, you name it!), Beanie Babies, stuffed animals in general, Pokemon cards, ...
    AmazingGrace791 AmazingGrace791 18-21, F Apr 9, 2010

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    Jones Soda Glass Bottles

    I was pre-teen-ish.... and just thought they were cool! So after I drank them, I lined them up around my room.
    TattooedMissez TattooedMissez 26-30, F Feb 27, 2012

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    Bones

    I collect bones. Mostly skulls. I only have them of animals though. I not only collect these babies, but I use them for my personal art. Once they are cleaned and painted white I like to carve designs into them. Like imprinting tattoos. I then paint into the carvings...
    Vagere Vagere 66-70, F 2 Responses Dec 29, 2008

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    Coins And Cabbage Patch Dolls

    lol I had a coin collection and a cabbage patch doll collection the coin collection got started with my grandpa he would read the newspaper and one day he seen a ad where you could get a coin before it came out and he ordered it and then it all started from there I would just try...
    PRETTYGIRLHATESTHEWORLD PRETTYGIRLHATESTHEWORLD 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2010

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    I Had Pointless Collections

    I have been a collector. I enjoy collecting.....but some have been totally pointless. I see that now. What did I have..... Claudia Schiffer cuttings from newspapers and magazines, calendars, posters etc. I used to think she was so beautiful and amazing. I had over 5000 pictures...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Mar 16, 2009

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    Marvin The Martian

    i started collecting marvin the martian stuff when i was about 14. i bought anything and everything i could find with him on it. stickers, magnets, little dolls. anything! i had blankets and pillows made out of materiel i found with him on it. i even got a tattoo of him. and none...
    metalgirl99 metalgirl99 36-40, F 1 Response May 7, 2011

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    My Shoes and My Underwear

    I can really only wear one pair of knickers a time, one bra at a time, one pretty lacey slip at a time. I can really only wear pair of shoes or trainers at a time. Yet I own far too many of each of those items. I could go for months without wearing the same pair of shoes...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 29, 2008

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    I had a collection of toilet roll tubes

    when I was younger. I didn't use them for anything though.
    HandsomePrince1 HandsomePrince1 16-17, M Sep 18, 2014

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    Rubik's Cubes?

    Yes, indeed, I collect tons and tons of different colors, shapes, and sizes of rubik's cubes. It's my own addiction, I have always liked puzzles.
    Chasing4flowers Chasing4flowers 18-21, F Sep 29, 2011

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    Cards Anyone?

    Yu-Gi-Oh and Pokemon cards galore!  :D I got rid of my Pokemon cards a few years ago - I gave them to the daughter of one of my mom's friends.  But I still have so many Yu-Gi-Oh cards.  Maybe one day they can be the family "heirloom", haha  X]
    axelval axelval 18-21, T Nov 25, 2008

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    Ummm...Yeah

    My pointless (and embarassing) collection? Pokemon cards. Not only did I own a shitload of them, I also put them in card protectors and arranged them by number in a binder. A binder that I'm pretty sure I still have in a box somewhere... My only excuse is....ok, there really is...
    vinividivici21 vinividivici21 22-25, F 24 Responses Dec 30, 2008

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    There Is No Such Thing As A Pointless Collection

    It just depends on the context under which you think of this collection... In the words of the original movie Willy Wonka, Gene Wilder, ahem ... "A little nonsense now and thennnn Is cherished by the wisest men"
    zmedleff1 zmedleff1 41-45 2 Responses Dec 30, 2010

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