First thing you ever started collecting as a child

@Anne18 (11036)
December 12, 2008 3:33pm CST
Can you remember the first thing you started collecting as a child? The first thing you ever collected? I think my was cuddley toys, they used to sit on my bed in a row, they reached from the top of the bed to the bottom, used to take me ages every morning to put them back on the bed, had a huge basket full as well! Well what did you collect?
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@Savvynlady (3686)
• United States
13 Dec 08
I was going to say penpals because when I was younger, I had them. But to be honest, I loved collecting comic books and magazines seriously as a child. Next to records. I loved that because back then in the 70s, they didn't cost much and you'd get a nice collection and go from there. I really enjoyed my collection and wish I have it now. It would be worth something now.
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• Belize
13 Dec 08
hmm, the firs thing i collected as a child is pokemon cards, i was a huge fan. i spent the majority of my time stocking and re-stocking those bad boys lol. To this day i still have my collection of cards from grade school, and am 19!
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@mymelodake (1339)
• Philippines
13 Dec 08
I can't remember really if it was the first, but I remember collecting sticker name labels when I was in elementary. I had a lot of my own and I would trade them with just about anyone. Funny thing is, more than half of my collection were sticker labels I had made for myself. I was so crazy having them made that trading them with other people only became second priority. I still have them to this day, and really, I don't know what to do with all those leftover sticker labels with my name.
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• India
13 Dec 08
The first thing that i started collecting as a child was stamps. In fact in school wen I did well in a subject, our class teacher used to give me some stamps. She was a British lady and used to get a lot of letters from England. She had plenty of stamps and getting some stamps from her aroused my curiosity and i started collecting and then exchanging stamps with my friends. I soon had a good collection of stamps.
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@katkat (2379)
• Philippines
13 Dec 08
I collect cards when I was a kid and the free toys you could get in chocolate drinks like Ovaltine and Milo. There are many free toys when I was a kid and it became my collectibles. The cards that I used to collect is small cards with the picture of super heroes like Shaider and Bioman. In my country it was called "teks". When I'm in grade shool I collect stamps. Now I do collect books.
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@gemini_rose (16193)
13 Dec 08
The first thing that I ever started collecting as a child was novelty erasures. I had absolutely hundreds of the things in all shapes and sizes and with different smells. I kept them all in a carrier bag because I had no where else to put them, I do not know what happened to them though they just disappeared over the years, although they did not keep very well and were pretty dirty over the years!
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@tabachi (263)
• Philippines
13 Dec 08
if my memory serves me right i think that i first collected stamps of different countries when i was i kid...although i remember that i also collected cut out paper dreesing dolls from magazines and books and that i dressed them up...i also collected imported candy wrappers and buttons...whew!...but that was when i was still a kid..hahaha!
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@winterose (39921)
• Canada
13 Dec 08
gosh now, I can't remember being a collector, unless records count
@busyB4 (875)
• United States
13 Dec 08
I collected stamps! I still have my collection. Hopefully one day someone in my family will think it is cool and pass it on!
@rosedust82 (2075)
• Philippines
20 Dec 08
As far as I can remember, the first thing that I really started collecting were stamps. I had a thing for stamps before and I would ask my dad to help me look for more stamps. My half-sister from the States would send me sets as well since she liked that hobby as well. I still have those up to this day. I started collecting stamps when I was five. Ironically, I didn't really go for bears or dolls. I found the designs on the stamps more interesting than other things.
• Philippines
19 Dec 08
I remember when i was 10 yrs old i start to collect ballpens with differnet colors. I dont know why, all i know is i love to write in a paper with different color of ink..And i dont want someone to borrowed it coz i hate them when thay say that they left my pen on their table and didnt know where it is..
@Ithink (10673)
• United States
18 Dec 08
I dont really remember "collecting" anything but I did love to read and to get rid of books even back then. I did collect unicorns and then decided I didnt really want to collect them anymore. Then it moved to frogs and I collected those for about 5 years and yep now Im tired of them. However my love of books is still here and so is the collection!
@Keola12 (717)
• United States
18 Dec 08
The first thing I started collecting as a child was magazine pictures of Sonny and Cher. They were my favorite singers. Cher still is my most favorite singer of all time.
@camomom (7537)
• United States
17 Dec 08
The first thing that I started to collect as a child was Shel Silverstien books. I still look for them whenever I go to a book store. I also still have all of them that I ever got.
@candymarie (1368)
• Canada
15 Dec 08
ROCKS! I collected rocks, that is the earliest thing I remember collecting. I recall actually JUST talking about this with my roommate, and that I guess I was a very young "Ross Gellar", Ross from "Friends", who was a paleontologist. Dinosaur man, and rocks.
@Humbug25 (12551)
14 Dec 08
Hello Anne18 I collected hippos for a while, any sort, pottery, soft toys, mugs anything that anything to do with hippos! My friend has always collected frogs and still does to this day. Well she doesn't go out and buy froggie things people just always buy her them. I try to avoid buying her something froggie for her birthday or Christmas as I think she would like something not frog related, a real gift! Sometimes I just see something froggy and buy it for her anyway, regardless of if it is her birthday or no.
@jerzgirl (7990)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
14 Dec 08
I used to collect glasses - the kind you used to be able to buy at visitor's centers across the US. If someone was traveling to a state I didn't have, I'd ask them if they could get me one. That's the first thing I can remember actively collecting. I used to also give my parents salt and pepper sets, also tourist kinds of things. I guess you could say I "collected" them as well FOR them.
@sharra1 (6344)
• Australia
14 Dec 08
I don't think I have ever collected anything in quite that way. I had a record collection and a book collection. I am not sure which one came first, I think they grew together. I think it might be my record collection that came first though as my mum started buying me records early on. The book collection is one I started.
@ElicBxn (60805)
• United States
14 Dec 08
my "natural" colored giraffes - I also have other colored ones....
I collected stuffed animals, it started with a stuffed giraffe my dad brought back from Texas, then a horse, then... Now I just collect stuffed giraffes....
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
14 Dec 08
The very first thing i started collected was phone cards.. lol =D It all started when i first got my wallet, and my mom put given me a phone card to call just in case i got lost or i cant be home for whatever reasons.. hehe ^_^ When i see the designs on the phone cards, i find them so nice, and thus i keep collecting them whenever the value in it has finished.. THere was a time whereby i dun even use them at all.. lol =D However, as my interested wears off, i just threw them all away.. lol
• United States
13 Dec 08
I started collecting U.S. Stamps when I was 9. 40 years later I am still collecting them. I still get as much enjoyment out of it today as I did 40 years ago. Each stamp is like a tiny dollar bill riddled with history. I always made A's in history and majored in history in college. Collecting stamps and starting so early is the reason.