Are you a Collector?

Singapore
November 5, 2006 12:22am CST
are your a collector? I'm crazy about paper bags, and I love it when I go shopping, cos that's the time you are able to get a lot of paper bags. Nowadays, I like to collect coin. In fact, I was just back from the flea market and I got about 6 coins all dated 1796-1880s. That's so satisfying. Would like to hear from you guys.
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@brenduh (79)
• United States
6 Nov 06
i collect cookie jars, cherished teddies (although that collection took a back seat to my cookie jars) and NC pottery (i have a very small collection of that). i think at last count i had ooh right around 50 something cookie jars. but im fussy with my cookie jars, either they have to be older hull or McCoys or newer ones that are marked, like the oreo ones, disney, M&M ones.. i collect them because i like them but i want them to go up in value for when my kids get older, that way when im gone they can sell them and get something out of them.
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• Singapore
6 Nov 06
That's great! But you will need spacious cabinets to keep all of them right? Thanks for responding
@Donnyboy8 (786)
• United States
5 Nov 06
wow those are some old coins. I like to collect goins too but i like the newer graded ones.
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• Singapore
5 Nov 06
yeah. old coins are very valuable. i can get it at the fleamarket at a cheap price and i can actualy sell it at a profit for about 300% or more, that's great! personally, i collect paper bag which is not for sales.
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@RealIolo (1854)
• United States
5 Nov 06
I like the US stamps. They have become so beautiful!
• Singapore
5 Nov 06
really? maybe one of these days, you should took some pictures and share with us. thanks for your reply
@RealIolo (1854)
• United States
5 Nov 06
Wonders of America - 
Very beautiful.  Why people use those ugly flag stamps I will never understand.  Too lazy to bother I guess.
Ok you asked for it. These are some recent sheets that I have actually posted in other discussions here on myLot. This first one is the Wonders of America.
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@suzieque (2336)
• Canada
5 Nov 06
Nice collection!
@lucalucky (1840)
• Italy
11 Nov 06
I collect match-boxes (from Hotel and Restaurant but now is difficult: NO SMOKING everywhere so no more match-boxes) and small soap (same from Hotel) but Icollect also other small things. About you: you are an expert if you get it at a cheap price and sell it at a profit for about 300%. It looks like a good business!
@lucalucky (1840)
• Italy
11 Nov 06
Sorry about that... uploading problems.
@lucalucky (1840)
• Italy
11 Nov 06
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• India
6 Nov 06
Stationery ! I am a compulsive collector of stationery. Pens, pencils, erasers, paper of different shapes, sizes, textures...anything stationery has me transfixed. And if I acquire it, I hoard it...never able to bring myself to using it. Ha ha
• Singapore
6 Nov 06
LOL that's so cute! Thanks for your response
• India
6 Nov 06
You are welcome
@moneymind (10521)
• Philippines
6 Nov 06
cool - cool
nope, i am not a collector but like collecting money, now give me some money.... he he he he..... greetings. : )
• Singapore
6 Nov 06
LOL you are so funny! i like that. Thanks for your reply. and for your info, i believe everyone would like to collect money too!!!
• United States
6 Nov 06
Cute response, I'm going to have to remember that one!
@kk_84in (1688)
• India
6 Nov 06
no i am not collector...
• Singapore
6 Nov 06
Thanks for your reply
@rookrook (1239)
• Italy
6 Nov 06
thanks u also!
@rvshenoy (342)
• India
5 Nov 06
I collect stamps and banknotes. If anyone here collects the same please message me andmaybewe can swap !!!!
• Singapore
5 Nov 06
great! i dont collect stamps though, but there's a lot of myLot members who are avid stamp collectors. Good Luck! Thanks for your respond
@RealIolo (1854)
• United States
6 Nov 06
Do you specialize rvshenoy? Is your collection that you are interested in swapping stamps from primarily mint or a particular country? I have massive quantities of used stamps most of them still on paper if you are interested in swapping these kinds of stamps.
@addawg (158)
• United States
5 Nov 06
Motorcycles - Motorcycles
Howdy yup I collect toy motorcycles and I have 100's all over my house everywhere even in the bath room!I have few worth a few hundred dollars so I am told but I am not willing to part with them.
• Singapore
5 Nov 06
toy motorcycles? that's interesting, i guess it will burn a hole in your pocket for this interest. Thanks for your reply
• India
3 Jan 07
I hav only about 80 to 90 your collection is big man keep it up.
@chiquitita (1227)
• Indonesia
2 Jan 07
Well, I'm not really a collector, anyway. But I do like buying brooches. I prefer the unique ones which is animal-shaped. I usually "hunt" them in flea market every weekend. I wear those brooches and I like changing them everyday. That's why I never have enough lol. Cheers!
• Singapore
5 Jan 07
oh..brooches..they are nice..though i dont have much myself. Thanks for sharing
@Rosy001 (363)
• South Africa
2 Jan 07
I am a collector and a hoarder at the same time. Don't like throwing things away. I have a terrible habit of keeping almost every shopping bag, be it paper, board or plastic!
• Singapore
2 Jan 07
LOL me too..i can even keep the KFC bucket after i finished the chicken. Thanks for sharing!
• India
2 Jan 07
i like to collect different type of match boxes sounds crazy. also i have few coins of early 1900 British era.......
• Singapore
2 Jan 07
that's very interesting..match boxes...and no, it doesnt sound crazy! i'm sure it will be a cool collection!
@vicky19810 (1601)
• China
2 Jan 07
I collected stamp when i was young,but now i would like to collect cute notebook!
• Singapore
2 Jan 07
that's interesting...cute notebook...but im sure it will take up a lot of space too huh? Thanks for your response!
@creationhub (3068)
• Malaysia
21 Dec 06
I do not understand such a passion. But my wife is also crazy about collecting paper bags. Every time she goes shopping, she will be asking the shop assistant for an extra bag. I used to collect stamps (long ago) but I guess time took it's toll so I gave up. My last coin collections was stolen so that stop me too.
• Singapore
2 Jan 07
i would love to go shopping with your wife...we are the same! Thanks for sharing!
• United States
20 Dec 06
I am not considered an official "collector" but I do love "angels"; so folks who want to get me things usually get me some sort of angel figuerine..I love anything with angels;)+
• Singapore
21 Dec 06
Angels..that's so sweet! It's easy to buy gifts for you too! Thanks for your sharing!
@ssh123 (31100)
• India
20 Dec 06
My house is full of collectors. I collection stamps of the world from my childhood. My wife collects purses/handbands My son collects coins of the world.
• Singapore
20 Dec 06
LOL That's interesting! family of collectors! Thanks for sharing!
@bam001 (941)
• United States
19 Dec 06
I collect Snoopy stuff. I like just snoopy, but it seems that many times, I have to get something with the Charlie Brown too. I don't really collect anything else.
• Singapore
20 Dec 06
snoopy? that's cute! it's easy to buy gift for you then...as long as it's some snoopy things...thanks for sharing!
• China
19 Dec 06
Once in my childhood, I addicted in stamp collection. I save even my lunch money to buy stamps. But now, works replaced my interets. I have no time to do collection. Still hope someday I can pick up it again!
• Singapore
20 Dec 06
i hope you will have time to continue on your collection....hehe..maybe next time you can make a fortune from your stamp collection!
• Malaysia
19 Dec 06
Well... I'm not a coin collector but I have a few foreign notes in my photo album. I think colleting coins is a very good hobby and it fills up your time. Maybe one day your coins will turn up to be antiques and you can get rich by trading it at the antique store. :)
• Singapore
19 Dec 06
LOL hopefully! Thanks for your response! (i love your avatar!)
• Singapore
19 Dec 06
haha.. paperbags collecter? i never heard of it, but well, i do have some paper bags from Singapore, want me to courier over to you? :p
• Singapore
19 Dec 06
i will be going over to singapore soon...you can send it to me at singapore...more convenient for you ;p