What do you collect?

Philippines
January 22, 2007 4:22am CST
I used to collect paperback novels when I was kid but since I've outgrown them I stopped. Now I'll get back to my collection and try to buy a book once a month. The first book I'll buy is a Harry Potter book. How about you? What do you collect?
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@joimarquez (1840)
• United States
3 Jun 07
i collect paper bills of foreign countries....so far i have 38 different currencies of different countries...
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• Philippines
4 Jun 07
Philippine Peso - Philippine Peso Currencies in Ten Pesos (brown), Twenty Pesos (orange), One Hundred Pesos (purple).
You must have great determination not to spend the paper bills. Do you have the currency of Philippines yet?
• United States
4 Jun 07
yes i already have it.....i have the first 1 peso paperbill of the philippine and the old 100 peso bill when marcos was the president...i also have finland's paper bills before they became euro.
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• Philippines
4 Jun 07
Wow I'm impressed. I only saw the first 1 peso bill in the museum.
@kdarrell (1566)
• Canada
22 Jan 07
I collect books as well. It doesn't matter if they are hardcover or softcover, but they must be by a specific author. Right now I am collecting books from V.C. Andrews and from Beatrice Small. I also collect collector's spoons.
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• Philippines
26 Jan 07
I haven't heard any of the authors you mentioned but then it's just me.. Keep up the good work!
@aryaman (245)
• India
22 Jan 07
I also prefer collecting paperback novels. I still collect them. it just the type of novels i collect has changed.
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• Philippines
26 Jan 07
Seems like our interests really change as we grown old huh.. Thanks!
• United States
3 Jun 07
I assume that since this is under "collecting books" you were referring to what books, or authors, we collect? I have a huge collection of books. The most prominent, and the ones I went looking for specifically, are the Earth's Children series by Jean M Auel, the Harry Potter series, and anything by James Patterson or Dean Koontz. I used to collect the Trixie Belden books, but it has been quite awhile since I've read one of those! They are still floating around the house somewhere. Really gotta investigate what's in a few of the boxes I have stored,lol!
• Philippines
4 Jun 07
Yes I want to know what books & other things mylot people collect. I'm still waiting for the bookstore to sell the whole Harry Potter books 1-6 for a promo/package price, they always do that whenever a new book comes out. I also collect rocks, whenever I go to the beach I bring home with me a few rocks and I also buy gemstones if I have spare money for those. Thanks for replying!
@ashar123 (2360)
• India
3 Jun 07
i also love reading books but they are in my language called urdu. I love travelling stories which seems very intresting to me. I also read books on other topics like novels. I haven't read book on Harry Potter. I sure will buy it. I also buy books one or two each month besides that I read the whole newspaper daily. I used to collect stamps but as my life is getting busy and busy I have no time for my old hobby now.
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• Philippines
4 Jun 07
You must read a lot. When I was a teenager I used to buy young adult pocketbooks like Sweet Valley, Sweet Dreams and Love Stories. Thanks for replying.
@tamskie (388)
• Philippines
3 Jun 07
I collect old coins from 1920 until up. I collect old stamps - I have 1000 plus stamps that I collect. I collect fairy tale books before but I already sold them to an elementary school. I also collect different kinds of figurines especially dog or puppy figurines. It's really fun to collect.
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• Philippines
4 Jun 07
I used to have a coin & stamp collection too but I sold them when I got tired of collecting them. Thanks for replying.
@nnsb75 (632)
• United States
3 Jun 07
I collect coins, stamp, christmas decor, collection toy cars we have a lot in the house, my stepson has all the harry potter books since he love that
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• Philippines
4 Jun 07
I used to collect coins & stamps when I was a child but I got tired with them so I sold them all. My 2 year old son likes hotwheels toy cars and he has about 20 of them. Wow I wish I have all Harry Potter books, I'm waiting for the bookstore in the mall to sell the 1-6 books as a packaged price because it'll be much cheaper. Thanks.
• India
27 Jan 07
I used to collect DVD, Novels and Stamp when i was in college but Now due to responsibilities i hardly find time to do all these thngs. So now no more collection.
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• Philippines
31 May 07
aquamarine - I already have an Aquamarine which is my birthstone and a clear quartz, I have yet to make up my mind on what to buy next.
Oh that is so sad, maybe you can still continue one of the three collections you mentioned. As for me, I'm now collection gemstones, they are a bit pricey but worth the price anyways. I already have an Aquamarine which is my birthstone and a clear quartz, I have yet to make up my mind on what to buy next.
@horsesrule (1962)
• United States
26 Jan 07
I collect books and horse statues. I did have some Wizard of Oz Barbie dolls that I was collecting but I needed the money so I had to sell those on ebay. I collect books that I want to read and I only keep the ones that I really love and that I know that I will re-read again. I had to do that because I was getting over-run with books and there was no place for me in the house because there were so many books. I have been getting rid of books now for a couple of years and I still have boxes to go through and get rid of! Now the horse statues. I was collecting any horse statue or figurine that I could find [and that I could afford to buy] even the ugly ones. Now, I have so many of them that they won't fit on my two big five-shelf shelves so I have to weed through those and get rid of the ugly ones and the ones that I have more than one of. It's very hard to do. I like horses a lot so, it's hard saying who has to go and who gets to stay. Plus, still needed the money so I sold some of my horse statues on ebay too. I will probably sell some more of them too. But it's a bad thing when your collections take over your life!
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• Philippines
31 May 07
Wow. I wonder when you started collecting books & horse statues. I agree with what you said that it is a bad thing when your collections take over your life. Some people would rather skip a meal just to buy something they want to collect, now that is very unhealthy.
@kabibe (113)
• Philippines
26 Jan 07
tea cups, saucers, and other etthnological pieces from my travels.
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• Philippines
31 May 07
haircut - $1000 is like Php50,000 here in our country, if I have that amount of money I'll split it into 3 and deposit the money into mine, my husband's, & our baby's savings accounts.
Wow you must travel a lot. I collect sea stones & shells whenever we go to the beach.
@xParanoiax (7005)
• United States
25 Jan 07
I collect old things. Mainly books :) . I have one that's nearly two hundred years old.
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• Philippines
26 Jan 07
2 hundred years old!!?! wow! My grandfather have lots of books but they were destroyed in a fire way before I was born, so sad. anyways.. Thanks for replying!
@jotace (2094)
• Spain
25 Jan 07
I collect cds, dvds, autographs and concert tickets (although I don't have a large collection of them).
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• Philippines
26 Jan 07
Wow you have autographs of singers? You're so lucky, I don't get to see concerts often. Just keep on collecting and it will grow. Thanks!
@Kaldonya (278)
• United States
24 Jan 07
When I was little, I always used to want something to collect, but never really knew "what" - so I started to collect frogs. Weird, and no purpose, other than just to be collecting something. Then when I was an early adult, I wanted to start collecting thimbles, and everyplace I went, I would get a commerative thimble. My MIL always gave me a bunch of decorative, antique thimbles from other countries...but then we had a fire and lost everything. So I've never gotten back into collecting anything, and I'm back to the "what" again. Full circle. hmmm...
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• Philippines
26 Jan 07
Sorry to hear about the fire that destroyed your collection. I hope you'll figure out soon what to collect. Don't forget to post your answer if when you know what to you'll collect ok? Thanks for replying!
@arlene_27 (231)
• Philippines
22 Jan 07
I collect DVDs - movies, concerts and TV shows. I started with VCDs and "upgraded" a bit. I also have a very humble collection of books. I collect an eclectic mix, because I usually buy from budget bookstores. The popular and expensive authors, I just borrow them from my friends or download them as e-book :)
• Philippines
26 Jan 07
My husband collect DVD's too! He's such a movie freak!
@yrteja (652)
• India
22 Jan 07
i collect photos of birds and animals.and i also like to collect photographs of different and excellent sceneries in the world.at present i have 17 albums of these types only.
• Philippines
26 Jan 07
wow! 17 types of albums! keep up the good work!
@maryannemax (12174)
• Sweden
22 Jan 07
i am into collecting stamps. this is the hobby that i love doing for more than 15 years. i am not as active before in collecting. but i update my collections every now and then.
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• Philippines
26 Jan 07
I used to collect times when I was little but since eletronic stamps became abundant when the post office just gives you a sticker like tag I lost interest in collecting them so I sold them to another collector. Thanks!
• India
26 Jan 07
well its quite different, what I collect - its PURE Memories as its d best thing one cherishes...CHEERS!!!
@laridbz (1287)
• China
4 Jun 07
Stickers! I love them! I'm 22 years old, and I collect them since I was 6. They're a great passion to me. I'm lucky, because it's not a very expensive thing to collect, like DVDs for example.
@mean_queen (1713)
• Malaysia
31 May 07
Same here lafavarito! i collect books too.. I have a tonnes of books. When I was a kid I promised myself that I was gonna have a library in my house to keep all my books. And I still feel that way now.. I guess a small study room filled with books will be good enough if I don't have the money... But definitely books! And magazines, I collect magazines too.. =)