Post subject: Re: What ELSE do you collect? Posted: Wed May 04, 2011 9:40 am
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Favourite OS Neptune 5111, Whistler 2430
Coins, have a large number of old coins from 1600s onwards, Irish, UK, American, European, Australian and more including many collectors coins such as colour JFK USA dollars and Australian Sterling Silver dollars. Have sets of coins too.
Irish whistles and flutes. Love music and playing whistles and already have a full set of Generation nickel high whistles (Bb, C, D, Eb, F), Susato Mezzo A, Cheiftan High C and Low D (non tunable), x2 Brass high D whistles (one has no name, other is a waltons), Tony Dixon Polymer High D piccolo/Whistle combo with both whistle and piccolo heads, Tony Dixon Polymer G flute and a normal concert flute, a B treble recorder, a B tenor recorder and a C treble recorder. Also have a bunch of different harmonicas.
Also camera stuff, have two HD video cameras, x2 canon DSLR cameras, 6 different lenses I use with them, x8 SD/SDHC memory cards, Vivitar 4345 compact digital camera, Samsung Digimax L85 compact digital camera and some type of film Bridge camera which I have had for over 10 years. When your passionate about photography and film making, it can sure eat a huge hole in your wallet. A friend of mine has spent over ¬£6,000 in camera equipment in a year.
I have been collecting Jone's Soda bottles for ages and have 20+ now. I guess it was the labels and bottle caps I was after (the caps have a fortune cookie on inside of the lid such a "you just saved a childs life" or "don't hang around people who are impulsive" or "Miss the bus on purpose" etc...)
Used to collect model airplanes, ones I built myself. Used to have a few...Catalina Flying Boat, RAF WW2 Blenheim Bomber, RAF Lancaster Bomber (was quite big) and a blohm & voss bv141 (a strange looking German WW2 plane that had the cockpit on the right wing, just on edge of the right wings left side) also had two WW2 battleships. Built and painted all. Had no where to keep them after that, they had to go. Used to visit a local model shop a lot, still remember the smell of the shop, don't go there any more, still there after 15 years.
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Post subject: Re: What ELSE do you collect? Posted: Wed May 04, 2011 5:43 pm
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Myself, apart from operating systems, drivers, and software suites, I've also collected other types of software, including adventure games and even arcade games (including Word Rescue and Math Rescue by Karen Crowther, and even Pickle Wars, which was written by the same person, along with Microsoft Midtown Madness, both, the original version and Midtown Madness 2). Also, I have a large collection of computer magazines, mostly that of PC World and PC Magazine, but also some Family PC issues, though many of them are in bad condition. I also have a large collection of systems themselves (over 100, though with exception to my main systems, which are in the office area of our upstairs attic, they're all compressed together within the same area in our basements, so it looks like less), not to mention different components and peripherals, and also various manuals and publications relating to cpmputer technology.
Also, in the past, I've collected TV show episodes and movies (and this also includes various episodes of Thomas the Tank Engine, mainly those with Alec Baldwin as the narrator, but also some with George Carlin and even Ringo Starr, who was the first narrator, not to also mention the same person who played the drums in the British band the Beatle's, along with a video tape containing some Gumby episodes, and even a few episodes of the religious Davey and Goliath, which was animated by the same company as Gumby, along with some episodes of Arthur!, and even most episodes of Peanuts, as in Charlie Brown and his gang, to avoid any confusion, though the Thomas the Tank Engine and Arthur! episodes can be found easily on YouTube), not to mention that I also used to collect die cast vehicles, such as models of various cars, one of which was a light diamond colored 1967 Ford Mustang, not to mention various toys from Brio (mainly those themed after Thomas the Tank Engine, but also some ordinairy Brio trans, though they weren't quite so "die cast" as the cars, if even at all), and even various books, such as many written by Roald Dahl, one of the creepiest being "The Witches", since when I first found it in around October 2004, the way it made it all sound so real, especially with the charactor being based on Roald Dahl himself, used to slightly creep me out, but in a way that made me enjoy the book more, and earlier in 2003, "The Twits", and later "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" and subsequently "Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator" (in an edition where the two were published within one book), and even earlier in 2002, which got me into the Roald Dahl stories, "James and the Giant Peach".
I also once had a massive collection of various coins, especially as contained in two "piggy banks", one shaped like a shoe (from what I see or remember, based on the fairy tale "The Old Lady who lived in a Shoe"), and another shaped like a fire engine, both made of metal, however, I don't know where those coins are anymore, or if they're even still in the above mentioned banks.
As for legos, I also used to have some, however, over time, I lost interest in Lego, and as such, fell away from it.
I apologize if some of you might not like what I've collected, for example, I know that some people here might not agree with my interest in the religious program Davey and Goliath, but whatever your opinion is of what I do, it would be greatly appreciated if you respected my taste, even as much as you might disagree.
I apologize if I got a bit carried away with this post, I was just trying to explain my interests and former interests.
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