what do you collect??
22 Dec 06
I am also into stamp collecting. It is a great hobby but requires some spare time on weekends and after office work. Though sometimes weekends are loaded with family activities and after office work, I am already tired and worn-out. But it is a great hobby that I enjoyed when I was in my younger years. See my post here in MyLot about "Stamp Collecting". Have been into blue porcelain and ceramics stuff, which I buy whenever I am out of the country. The designs are fabolous and is really worth keeping even just for their appearance.
17 Dec 06
I collect many things, but my favourite collection would have to be my Tennis/Hostess sets. I have so many that I have had to stop collecting them now because there is no room for anymore. I always liked them when I was a child, but it is only in recent years that my collection has grown from 1 to I can no longer count how many sets I have. I am not sure when these first came into being, but I can remember them from the 1950's and they had been around for many years at that time. The hostess/tennis set also goes by other names, i.e. TV cup set is just one of them. It is where the saucer and side plate are all in one and the cup generally sits at one end of the combo. This photo I have included is of an Old Country Roses set, and this is one of 3 that I have, with each of them being a little different from the others. My other big collection is Apostle spoons and forks and some of them are very old. They are teaspoons mainly and at the top of each one is an image of one of the apostles. The oldest set I have is from 1890's and was given to me by a dear friend many years ago.