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@owlwings (38296)
Cambridge, England
November 8, 2006 1:47pm CST
What do you (or did you) collect? Stamps, matchbox labels, teddy bears, restaurant napkins, cheese labels, beer mats, cigarette cards, ... you name it! Do you know the proper name for your habit/hobby?I collect owls (models, pictures, pottery ... not real ones!)
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@RieRie (822)
8 Nov 06
Wildlife bar wrappers, I don't even think they make themany more, but they changed the wrappers, they used to have animal facts on and I've still got them, I also collect pens and elephants
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• United Kingdom
8 Nov 06
They don't make actual "wikdlife" bars, they ,ake those thin dairy milks that are just called 99 calorie dairy milk which are actually the same as a wildlife bar except for the wrappin, the picture on the bar and the price!
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• United Kingdom
8 Nov 06
No that's not quite the same owlwongs, the freddos were tiny 10p bars which were thicker than wildlife bars. Well, unless there was a different sort of Freddo before.
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@owlwings (38296)
• Cambridge, England
8 Nov 06
Hey, hey! I'm not owlwongs ... I do get SOME things right!
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@micheller (1366)
• United States
8 Nov 06
i don't collect anything.
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@owlwings (38296)
• Cambridge, England
8 Nov 06
You must have quite an interesting collection of different kinds of nothing!
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@lucalucky (1841)
• Italy
8 Nov 06
I collect a lot of different things but my best are: - the smal soap (from Hotel all around the world) - matchboxes (fron hotel too, restaurant, airline company, clubs, etc.)
@dana234 (2126)
• Spain
9 Nov 06
So do I. I´ve got an extensive collection from hotels of all kinds of places. Combs, Brushes, soap, shower and bathgel, ashtreys and even a few pillowcases.
@nannacroc (4049)
8 Nov 06
I start collections and then get bored. I've got a few owls, a few mice, made of coal, a few birds and lots of crocodiles, but I've run out of space. The only things I've never stopped collecting since I was very young is books but I'm not allowed to buy anymore until I get rid of some.
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@owlwings (38296)
• Cambridge, England
8 Nov 06
Mice made of coal? That is nearly the weirdest thing I ever heard of! Except that, now I come to think of it, an uncle of mine had a really beautifully detailed railway locomotive lovingly hand carved out of Welsh Coal!
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@sbeauty (5871)
• United States
8 Nov 06
I've collected a lot of friends here on mylot for which I'm very thankful. I collect books and presidential items. I also recently started to collect decorative eggs. I really like the Russian Doll eggs, but I have others, too. And I have a whole cutglass bowl full of Pysanki eggs that I haven't been able to find since we moved.
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@owlwings (38296)
• Cambridge, England
9 Nov 06
Friends are the best! Pysanki eggs are lovely! (I know, I misspelled the photo title! You CAN'T edit them!)
@owlwings (38296)
• Cambridge, England
9 Nov 06
Pysani Egg - Agy Wilson is a (children’s) writer/illustrator, calligrapher, egg artist and teacher living in Windham, Maine with her husband, two daughters, two dogs, cat, three birds and Japanese fighting fish.
Friends are the best! Pysanki eggs are lovely! (I know, I misspelled the photo title! You CAN'T edit them!)
@bhchy1 (6052)
• United States
8 Nov 06
I collect souls....why and how is pretty much left up to your imagination.
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@owlwings (38296)
• Cambridge, England
9 Nov 06
The mind boggles! What an idea for a story, though!
@owlwings (38296)
• Cambridge, England
9 Nov 06
The mind boggles! What an idea for a story, though! (I think this will be another blooming double post!)
• United States
9 Nov 06
i used to collect matches and i dont even smoke weird i know
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@owlwings (38296)
• Cambridge, England
9 Nov 06
At least you will have a collection of unused/unopened books and boxes!
@juliedee (2390)
9 Nov 06
I like collecting pottery when I get some extra money.
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@owlwings (38296)
• Cambridge, England
9 Nov 06
I hope that MyLot will help you! Maybe that's a very good thing to do with your earnings here :)
@gsnarayanan (1705)
• India
9 Nov 06
No I do not collect anything...!
@owlwings (38296)
• Cambridge, England
9 Nov 06
Ah! Another one with a rare and beautiful collection of nothing! It makes it easy when you want to move!
• United States
9 Nov 06
I love angels..so I collect anything that has something to do with them;)+
@owlwings (38296)
• Cambridge, England
9 Nov 06
From the song by Alabama? "Oh I believe there are angels among us. Sent down to us from somewhere up above. They come to you and me in our darkest hours. To show us how to live, to teach us how to give. To guide us with a light of love."
@lilm62 (40)
• United States
8 Nov 06
i collect john deer items. i have tractors,lockers,windchimes,signs,curtains,hotpads,dishes lots more...
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@owlwings (38296)
• Cambridge, England
9 Nov 06
Mini John Deere - John Deere agricultural equipment
My mind is blown! John Deere WINDCHIMES????
• United States
8 Nov 06
I collect dolphins. I now start to collect antique firefighter items too.
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@owlwings (38296)
• Cambridge, England
9 Nov 06
What a curious combination! Old firefighter items sounds very interesting!
@amitavroy (4826)
• India
9 Nov 06
babe - cg babe
well yes i am also a collector. i like to collect computer games. i have lot of them and i also like to collect movies.
• India
9 Nov 06
I've been collecting stamps for a long time
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• United States
8 Nov 06
coins, comics, swords and exotic weapons, trading cards (ie, baseball, football, fantasy, wrestling, etc...), tattoo magazines.
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@Jellen (1852)
• United States
10 Nov 06
I am a collector of spoons, antique buttons, Royal Daulton figurines, music boxes, little boxes, nutrition books, and my biggest collection and one I love is vintage postcards from the Golden Era c1900-1930's. I have sold a few, but find them so beautiful to let go of. None are of owls, however. Thanks for asking.
@owlwings (38296)
• Cambridge, England
10 Nov 06
Thank you. You are obviously an avid collector! I used to collect books (on Folk Music and traditional customs and folklore) but I found that selling them was impossible and storing them became a problem, so I sympathise with your inability to sell!
@Vallie26 (349)
• United States
9 Nov 06
The things I primarily collect are film posters/memorabilia and Disney memorabilia.
@owlwings (38296)
• Cambridge, England
10 Nov 06
Film posters are marvellous things to collect! Some of them are real works of art.
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
16 Apr 07
I collect Indain stuff anything and everything Indian and also coke prouducts.
• Indonesia
14 Apr 07
I collect pencil eraser. Because it's cheap and cute. I have about more than 500 eraser now. I dont use my eraser because it may damage them. I just keep them until i get bored and thinking of collect another things
@shilpa28k (1738)
• India
10 Jan 07
No.
• India
12 Nov 06
yes iam a collector of pics of cute gals