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Poll: How many collections of collections do you have?

I have one collection. 7%       7%  [ 3 ]
I have two or three collections. 33%       33%  [ 14 ]
I have four to seven collections. 37%       37%  [ 16 ]
I have eight or more collections. 23%       23%  [ 10 ]
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Post Posted: Sat Jan 03, 2009 8:44 am 
 

Active:
-D&D/TSR(includes books, artwork, etc...)
-Movies(Horror, Sci-Fi and just about anything good that comes out on DVD) own around 750 now, also movie posters, promo items, and props.
-Records(LPs) old rock mostly(Pink Floyd, Doors, Cheech & Chong, and anything else strange like Arnold Palmer golf record) own around 350.
-Books (mainly Sci-Fi/Fantasy)


Non-Active:
-Actions figures(Simpsons, Robotech, Dune, Dawn of The Dead, etc..) own around 100.
-Coins (just as we find them in change).
-Comics(quit collecting about 7 years ago) have 10 or 11 long boxes. Have the whole run of Conan the Barbarian.
-Gaming Consoles w/ games

  


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Post Posted: Sat Jan 03, 2009 9:19 am 
 

All of them are active, though some are "dormant" at times:

- RPGs and accessories (of course)
- Pipes
- Literature and poetry (early printings, mainly American, preferably signed or inscribed)
- Football cards
- Arrowheads (found by myself, never purchased)
- Skulls (also found by myself, and strictly non-human), the "prizes" here being a walrus head that I found on a beach of the Bering Sea - among fresh wolf and bear tracks - in Alaska and strapped to my backpack and lugged out of the wilderness to a remote landing strip where I waited for a Supercub to pick me up...very heavy, but worth it; and a perfectly intact raven skull, very difficult to find such a thing.
- Teeth
- Semi-precious stones, also found - never purchased


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Post Posted: Sat Jan 03, 2009 2:50 pm 
 

bombadil wrote:All of them are active, though some are "dormant" at times:

Hard to follow up after some of Bombadil's collections, but here are mine:

Active:
RPGs
RPG-related paperbacks
RPG dice
Lead minis from Dragontooth, Heritage, Superior, etc.
Lovecraft paperbacks
The Terran Trade Authority and similar SF books
Endless Quest books

Dormant
Comics
Video Games
Freeware for Windows 98/XP
PDFs of free RPGs
PDFs of pay RPGs
[Edit: forgot about CCGs]

Childhood
Comics
Stamps

Just started my ex-wife collection.  :)


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Post Posted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 1:04 pm 
 

Hmmm

1 RPGs (OD&D, AD&D 1st, RM, MERP, Jorune, Palladium, Arduin, Companions, Midkemia, Dimension Six, Gamelords, Bard Games)
2 Prog Rock LPs (spacerock, canterbury scene, prog folk, prog post rock, zeuhl)
3 Astronomy (mags, books, eyepieces)


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Post Posted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 1:21 pm 
 

obiter wrote:zeuhl

Magma?!?

  

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Post Posted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 10:29 pm 
 

Recently began collecting JG and Planescape.  Longer term collections:
Coins
Railroad China
Alabaster & Marble Eggs
Bone China Egg Cups
Tom Swift Books

Any additions to the above welcome!


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Post Posted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 10:51 pm 
 

I have a growing collection of non-specific aches and pains - might have something to do with approaching 40 I guess. :D

As for proper collections, apart from RPG's (FR, OD&D, considering making the random accumulation of Traveller stuff into a Bona Fide collection) nothing really. We don't have space for storing stuff, let alone displaying it, so collections would just be shoved into storage somewhere, which seems (to me anyway), kind of pointless and a little sad.

(I do have all of Terry Pratchetts books,but don't really consider taht a collection - just stuff that I like too much to get rid of!!)


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Post Posted: Mon Jan 05, 2009 9:58 am 
 

Not too many different collections here. Space constraints have forced me to limit my acquisitions to "essential" items:

1) AD&D 1e (anything remotely linked to Greyhawk), including Dragon magazines, issues 37 - 100.
2) Nice hardcover editions of my favorite fantasy and SF authors.
3) RPGs and CCGs set in the worlds of the authors from #2, above (includes Stormbringer, MERP, Dune, CoC, Amber Diceless, Dying Earth, AD&D Lankhmar, A Game of Thrones, etc.
4) Antique metal bookends (though I suppose this is technically an "inactive collection" as I haven't added to it in years, but always on the lookout for something interesting).

  


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Post Posted: Mon Jan 05, 2009 9:26 pm 
 

Fun thread.   Always fun to hear what others collect.

1) AD&D / D&D / OD&D including 3E and 4E (ya, ya, I know) anything and everything
2) Other non-TSR material - JG, Roleaids, etc, again, everything
3) Other RPGs - Traveller, Warhammer, Harn, Palladium Fantasy, etc
4) Minis - Ral Partha, Darksword, Otherworld, Warhammer, Warhammer 40K (older stuff mostly)
5) Authentic reproduction weapons - just started, just picked up a sweet mace
6) Fantasy and some sci-fi books
7) Rose bushes - working on finding roses grown in the early 1900s as they seem to be more resistant to disease than the current ones ; up to 150 currently, but winter will take a few out
8) Small comic book collection all fantasy related
9) Boardgames - these things take up loads of space

More or less inactive
1) Baseball cards - from childhood ; got fed up with all the chase cards
2) Baseball equipment - game used bats, batting gloves, and hats ; never purchased; primarily from my days working for the Minnesota Twins
3) Stamps, coins from childhood

Inadvertant collections
1) Pets - 2 Basset Hounds, 2 Ragdoll Cats, 4 turtles, untold # of fish ; sometimes I look at all of them as they wait for dinner and wonder how I got here


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Post Posted: Mon Jan 05, 2009 10:06 pm 
 

Not to derail the thread...'

But Guido, PM me about the roses. My folks have become huge rose growers in their old age, and might have some suggestions.


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Post Posted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 9:18 am 
 

Late to the show but here goes.

Active:
1.  1e AD&D - everything including nonTSR - 90% done
2.  Basic D&D - everything including nonTSR - only missing OB3 and ST1
3.  OD&D - Done, but I would eventually like to grab a woodgrain.
4.  Star Fleet Battles - all including various printings
5.  Task Force Games - everything
6.  Metagaming - everything
7.  Specific Game Mags - Ares, Dragon, S&T
8.  Gen Con Programs from all conventions I attended. I sold a bunch off in state of "confusion" about 10 years ago, and have regretted it ever since.
9.  Anything from Pacesetter Games - 90% done :D

Passive
1.  SPI Games and products - very slow
2.  Champions by Hero Games - replacing old collection
3.  Paranoia by West End Games only (just started)
4.  Various TSR stuff and game systems. I have started most RPGs at one time or another and some are completed, then I decided I don't care and sell them...then regret sets in and I buy again...and the endless cycle continues.

Inactive
1.  Comic Books - marvel pre 1990; actually started selling off.
2.  Man o' War by Games Workshop - just missing a few miniatures

This pretty much sums it up. I am not a printing junkie, so my AD&D stuff does not have one of each printing. However, I do strive to get the first printing where possible, and sometimes this creates multiple copies, but only here and there. Since I bought a bunch of it new off the shelf way back in the day, most are already first prints.


And I could've bought these damn modules off the 1$ rack!!!

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Post Posted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 4:19 pm 
 

All of my collections are inactive right now: Not selling, or adding to any of them.

One thing for sure.
I have NEVER made a profit from buying/re-selling ANY type of collection. :oops:

My wife would likely pay someone to take it all....
(If you talk to her, make sure I am gone, otherwise I will fight for it).
She (in her mind) would justify it as a way to have the space for something worthwhile. 8O  :roll:


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Post Posted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 6:33 pm 
 

Seller pmaho239844i20 has two Detroit Lions' tickets from their perfect season!  :D



Pre-season Game 2:  
** expired eBay auction **




Regular season Game 9:  
** expired eBay auction **




Time to start a "Detroit Lions - 2008" collection?



[Edit:  Hey, quite a few people are also selling 2008 tickets . . . ]

  

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Post Posted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 10:39 pm 
 

Mostly Inactive:

Baseball & Football Cards
Classic Computers and Consoles
Comic Books / Graphic Novels
Indian Artifacts
Military Memorabilia
Music (Records)
Numerous Periodicals
Swords, Knives, Weapons
Stamps & Postcards

Most of it is in storage.  I've gotten rid of some of it in the past.  Need to get rid of the rest!

Active:

Boxed Games / Board Games
DVDs
Fantasy & Sci-Fi Novels
Miniatures
Music (CD, MP3, Record)
Role-Playing Games (Hardcopies & PDFs)
Video Games

  


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Post Posted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 11:29 pm 
 

! everyone loves cake!


Pipswich Peddles (and trades) for his collection!  
http://stores.ebay.com/Pipswich-Peddles


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Post Posted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 11:43 pm 
 

For some reason I'm suddenly thinking of the basement in Silence of the Lambs.


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Post Posted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 8:29 pm 
 

Pipswich wrote:My wife said .. In truth,..every item we own is..

Red Wine


Former ... collections  ... are ... worthless



My kinda woman  :wink:

Seriously ... why "collect" red wine? Maybe i'm missing the point but in order to fulfil its destiny you must drink it.

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Post Posted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 6:48 pm 
 

Hmm... good topic. I collect:

1) D&D books from basic and AD&D (all of the first edition stuff I remember playing as a kid.

2) Board Games (I have over 1,000 board games in my personal collection, everything from Axis and Allies type games to games such as Descent and RuneBound.

3) Star Wars Action Figures - I have every SW figure released from 1978 to present, including every variation.

4) G.I. Joe - Same as with Star Wars, I have every G.I. Joe Action Figure ever released in the United States and foreign countries, I actually have written/published three books on Joe collecting as well.

Thats the extent of my collections of collections. I'm currently looking into possibly getting some old Traveller and RuneQuest RPG's since they were also a big part of my life as a kid... I tend to collect thing I had when I was younger, I enjoy having the memories brought back.

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Post Posted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 10:34 pm 
 

Cardboard Carnage wrote:Hmm... good topic. I collect:

1) D&D books from basic and AD&D (all of the first edition stuff I remember playing as a kid.

2) Board Games (I have over 1,000 board games in my personal collection, everything from Axis and Allies type games to games such as Descent and RuneBound.

3) Star Wars Action Figures - I have every SW figure released from 1978 to present, including every variation.

4) G.I. Joe - Same as with Star Wars, I have every G.I. Joe Action Figure ever released in the United States and foreign countries, I actually have written/published three books on Joe collecting as well.

Thats the extent of my collections of collections. I'm currently looking into possibly getting some old Traveller and RuneQuest RPG's since they were also a big part of my life as a kid... I tend to collect thing I had when I was younger, I enjoy having the memories brought back.

D.


Derryl?  I've seen your book (If you indeed are D. DePriest).  I wish I had bought it years ago for my brother who used to collect G.I. Joe.  He would have loved it.

Star Wars?  Now that is right up my alley.  I have a buttload of figures from 1980 to current....but I started tapering off years ago.  I think the last figures I bought were the McQuarrie Prototype Vader and the Obi-Wan/Yoda two pack.  But they just dont hold the same interest for me as the older ones.

Would love to see some pictures of your G.I. Joe and/or Star Wars collections.  :D


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Post Posted: Sat Apr 18, 2009 2:22 pm 
 

Active:
TSR Games from 1974-1983 (but I might start extending this to 1985 even though aesthetically I hate the "revamped" TSR post 1983)
Imagethis is only part of it.

Turbo Grafx 16 - Looking to eventually get all 200+ titles But I have all of the hardware.
Colecovision - Including ADAM stuff. I have all the hardware... just need to get more games.
Atari 5200 - Such a cool system for the classics.Image

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Vinyl Records - No specific genre. Mostly Indy-rock, Post-rock, Heavy-rock and experimental. But I have over 1500 now. Mostly purchased new or in Mint condition. This is what working in the industry will do to you.
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Inactive:
Musical instruments and amplifiers and recording equipment... Got everything I need including a Lefty '66 Fender Jazzmaster, Lefty Fender Bass VI and Lefty Rickenbacker 4003... along with Too many amps and too many drums and too many mics...

Also inactive are all the collectible I'm selling to focus more on the "active" collections... and pay off that $3500 Jazzmaster.
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