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Old 04-23-05, 10:20 PM
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Does anyone here collect anything odd?

For instance, I've begun collecting interstate road signs. I'm not sure why, but I like most of the signs I've bought on eBay. Some of the coolest signs I've been outbid on, such as an I-15 with cat's eyes and a state route 69, not to mention countless route 66 signs, some of which I've seen go for as high as $13,000 with all the cats eyes intact and from California. But I have won some really cool ones, and there is an interstate sign collecting population out there with lots of sign info...I've actually had fun to learning trivia about these things.

Anyway, I have about 15 signs. I'll be hanging them in my garage. Most were purchased for $80 average. When I get them out, as I'm moving soon, perhaps I'll post pics. But anyone else have an atypical hobby they care to share?
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I have an odd husband, does that count?
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Originally Posted by Kittydreamer
I have an odd husband, does that count?
When you get up to four or five, then it's a collection.
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Originally Posted by vdadlani219
When you get up to four or five, then it's a collection.
Do they have to be alive or does dead count too?
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Originally Posted by Kittydreamer
Do they have to be alive or does dead count too?
As long as you have a piece of them in a box or foil tin wrapper.

Even a plastic ziplock bag in the freezer will work...WE JUST NEED PHYSICAL EVIDENCE!
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I collect a kids book called The Monster at the End of this Book. I have like 60 copies.
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Old 04-23-05, 10:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Lemdog
I collect a kids book called The Monster at the End of this Book. I have like 60 copies.
Do any of them have a different ending ???


Dead hookers odd ?
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I collect those souvenir pens with the clear plastic tubes filled with liquid that have some tourist-ey thing inside that moves across. I have a few dozen from various states and countries that myself or my friends have visited.
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Originally Posted by Lemdog
I collect a kids book called The Monster at the End of this Book. I have like 60 copies.

Hey, is that the one with Grover in it??
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Originally Posted by ukywyldcat
For instance, I've begun collecting interstate road signs.
My dad wanted a 101 sign when he was here last. There are two at an on-ramp nearby, so he makes me jump out with wire cutters and try to sheer off the metal bands. No good. Oh well. It was thrilling to say the least. I tried for a good 30 seconds and gave up.

I don't really collect much, I do have about 100 golf score card pencils in my golf bag.
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Originally Posted by Lemdog
I collect a kids book called The Monster at the End of this Book. I have like 60 copies.
Hah! I loved that book. I still have a copy of it.

I don't know if it's really odd since other people do, but I collect old View Master reels. Instead of those cheap 3-D animation cells they make now, the old ones were 3-D photographs of puppets. These things are amazing, it looks like there really is little figurines sitting inside your viewer. There's a big series of Bible stories that look fantastic. Neat stuff.
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I collect shot glasses from places I have visited. Not sure if that is odd. (Probably have 400+)
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Originally Posted by vdadlani219
As long as you have a piece of them in a box or foil tin wrapper.

Even a plastic ziplock bag in the freezer will work...WE JUST NEED PHYSICAL EVIDENCE!

It's in the freezer...shhhhhh
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I sit on front of my comp for so long, all I collect is dust.
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I collect reptiles, custom made and unusual stuffed animals, and snake skins.

So far my collection of snake skins is up to two, both from my snake. I gave away the first few she grew out of.
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Old 04-24-05, 12:18 AM
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I collect copies of To Kill a Mockingbird. I'm not sure why, but everytime I go by a book store, I have to stop in and get one.

Oh, and I collect military gear and firearms.
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I like to collect DVDs. I don't think many other people do it.
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Oh come on, you people are slacking!!

I have a bad habit of collecting RPG stuff that I never play. I had a decent collection of D&D stuff that was abandoned by someone, but I eventually sold it and still regret doing so. Recently I've been picking up Lord of the Rings TCG cards since everyone is clearancing them out. I also collect Magic: The Gathering but I actually play that.
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Refrigerator magnets, I've got hundreds of them. They cover the entire front of the fridge and most of the side.

Tweety stuff too. My wife likes Tweety, so we have lots of it all over the house.
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I collect decks of poker cards. I'm not sure that's too terribly odd, though. Except for the fact that I don't actually ever play cards.
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Old 04-24-05, 05:11 AM
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Originally Posted by p1forest
I collect copies of To Kill a Mockingbird. I'm not sure why, but everytime I go by a book store, I have to stop in and get one.

Oh, and I collect military gear and firearms.
wrong book
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I have a collection of bank bags. The canvas ones that were used to deliver money to the banks and also the night deposit bags.
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Are Transformers odd? I've recently started but i'd imagine it'll be more than collect in a few months .
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I collect Vincent Price memorabilia. Mostly DVD's posters lobby cards & books.

I've got a few of his personal items though.. A cigarette lighter with his initials, several of his cancelled checks with signature & one of his walking canes.

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