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What do you collect?
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JM    Posted 08-29-2004 at 11:42:24       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hello, I'm curious about what you collect...

Me, I collect comics from DC and Marvel, western books, & old Michigan soda/pop bottles.

I started collecting...

Comics in June of this year, I just happened to pick one up at a yard sale and have been hooked ever since!

Western books since I was 9, I picked one up because of the horses on the cover (at the time I was a bit 'horse crazy'! lol) & now westerns are some of my favorite books (I also like sci-fi, mystery, fantasy, & historical fiction). My favorite Weatern authors are Louis L'amour, Bill Reno, William W. Johnstone, & Bradford Scott.

And Soda/pop bottles since I was 10, I found my first bottle in a old dump on my Grandpa's farm & liked how it looked after I cleaned it and put it on my window sill (bad mistake, next day, somehow, someway it fell off and broke!) & the fact it was rather neat looking!

Anyway I think having something to collect is FUN! I really enjoy having something to collect.

So... what do you collect?
How did you start collecting whatever it is you collect?
Do you like it?

Chad K    Posted 08-30-2004 at 04:19:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
Toy tractors! got somewhere between 70 and 80...I need to take a count again some time.
I'm a LaAmour fan too, I only need 10 or 12 more to have pretty much all of his.

JM    Posted 08-30-2004 at 11:01:06       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hi Chad!
What L'amour books do you need?
I have a few extras I'm willing to sell.

H. Arnold Merklethrope    Posted 08-29-2004 at 19:48:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
I collect vintage porno movies, mostly from the 1950s.

JM    Posted 08-30-2004 at 11:19:53       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Wow! that's interesting... I dinna know they made porn movies in the 50's!
"Learn something new everyday!" LOL

GunNut    Posted 08-29-2004 at 19:20:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
Antique John Deere two cylinder tractors (4)and GUNS (25)

RockyB    Posted 08-29-2004 at 18:57:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
ex-wives and shot glasses

JM    Posted 08-30-2004 at 11:02:54       [Reply]  [Send Email]
LOL RockyB!

Greg    Posted 08-29-2004 at 19:17:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
Me too Rocky, me too...

Chas in Me    Posted 08-29-2004 at 17:26:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
Back in the 40's and 50's there was an artist who painted a series of portraits of a guy he called "The Gay Philosopher".
When I was a little kid, we had one of his drawings, The Gay Philosopher's Son hanging in our house. I eventually inherited it and hung it my own house. Then I found out this guy Henry Major, did more. I've been collecting them. I hope one day to own the entire set. These drawins were made into calender art and advertising items.
He painted a family and they are the goofiest looking people there are. I smile each time I look at them.
I also collect books written by a guy named H. Allen Smith. He collected jokes and put them into his books. I lost the only copy of The Compleat Practical Joker I ever saw. Loaned it to a friend who lost it. I would love to have a copy of that.
That's it, goofy prints and funny books. Oh yeah, I also collect aches and pains. LOL

KARLA SMITH    Posted 03-28-2009 at 13:39:19       [Reply]  [Send Email]
On the Gay Philodopher, I have several that have been in my family since the 60's, maybe before!
What are you looking for and how can I find out how much they are worth? One is an oil on canvas and another is a numbered series.
my name is Karla and my number is 972-722-1980

Thanks for your help!

Okie Dottie    Posted 05-24-2009 at 20:37:30       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Have a print of the Gay Philosopher at a carnival or circus side-show. Do you know the title of this one?

chris evans    Posted 09-23-2007 at 21:06:27       [Reply]  [Send Email]
my family had a summer camp built back in the 1920's. An illustration titled "the gay philosopher's son" graced its walls for many years. A disgruntled neighbor settled a dispute by setting fire to the place 25 years ago, and alas, our copy went up in smoke with it. are there copies of it still available?

Karla    Posted 03-28-2009 at 13:41:29       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hi, I have several Gay Philosopher pictures/paintings and don't have any idea of their worth. Can you help me?
Thanks 972-722-1980

Delbert Baughman    Posted 11-18-2007 at 15:25:18       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I remember this from a calendar in a country store in Oklahoma in the 1940's. First came the Gay Philosopher saying "Worry is like a rocking chair; it gives you something to do but doesn't get you anywhere" a few years later appeared the gay philosopher's son who later became the symbol of Mad Magazine, Alfred E Neuman.

Gary D Riedel    Posted 12-06-2006 at 19:42:53       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have been looking for a Henry Major print "On Top of the World". If you know where I might buy it it sure would be appreciated. Thank you.

KARLA SMITH    Posted 03-28-2009 at 13:48:37       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have a numbered series 6790 On top of the world if you are still interested. Also, I have several others If you know anyone that might be interested. 972-722-1980

Thank you!

...a question Chas    Posted 08-29-2004 at 18:54:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
...this artist, "The Gay Philosopher";
that was back when gay still meant happy and cheerful, right?

Barb    Posted 10-30-2006 at 16:56:49       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Oh I also enjoyed the Gay Philosopher by Henry Major. I have been looking for a print that has the Gay Philosopher walking right out of the frame. Have you seen it? If you have it what is the name of the print. My father who is 85 , his mother sold there cabin many many years ago with that print in it, he said he sure would like to have that again.

Barb P.

TB    Posted 08-29-2004 at 16:45:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
Glass insulators and bunches of good usable junk

JM    Posted 08-30-2004 at 11:26:23       [Reply]  [Send Email]
"bunches of good usable junk" LOL... sounds like me!

Salmoneye    Posted 08-29-2004 at 16:44:56       [Reply]  [No Email]

JM    Posted 08-30-2004 at 11:04:41       [Reply]  [Send Email]

KatG    Posted 08-29-2004 at 16:36:30       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I love "apple" also have started collecting Fenton glass...bought my first piece , which was a glass basket at an estate sale and it got me hooked...My hubby, Matt and me are both pack rats and a visit to the "Crippled G Farm" would prove it..He bought an old David Bradley tractor and implements and has put another engine on it and plowed us up a garden but never got anything planted...hopefully next year...Ya'll are such nice folks and I enjoy reading this board...hope you don't think I am intruding.:<..Don't mean to ramle on...KAtG

JM    Posted 08-30-2004 at 11:17:49       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hey KatG! Don't worry about rambling on... I think I have you beat there when I started this post! LOL.

DD    Posted 08-29-2004 at 16:49:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
Howdy KatG, Are you kiddin? Ramble on? On THIS board? LOL! And Everybody is always Welcome on this board, even ones that aren't Welcome. Jump on in : )

KatG    Posted 08-29-2004 at 16:59:44       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Thanks so much for the welcome...I kept checking back to see if anyone had will be a reading and a puter and chores are what keeps me a going..we got alittle mini farm and are trying to get more self suffienct...Got a milk cow fixing to have a calf and 4 month old Jersey bull that we thought we had changed him to a steer but missed the target..So we got alittle problem..Jersey bulls are suppose to be some mean critters...I am into raising about 50 laying hens...sell the extra eggs at the feed store ...The extra money pays for the cow feed and chicken feed also...I am rambling

mojo    Posted 08-29-2004 at 22:35:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
Please don't hesitate to post, the more reading the more enjoyable this place is...usually!!;^)

DD    Posted 08-29-2004 at 18:08:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
That sounds neat! And also sounds like you'll fit in here nicely too : )

James    Posted 08-29-2004 at 16:10:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
I just sit around mostley, and collect DUST!

JM    Posted 08-30-2004 at 11:28:08       [Reply]  [Send Email]
LOL! How thick? JK!

James    Posted 08-29-2004 at 16:16:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
Seriously, I use to collect Antique animal traps. 1800s to around the 60s stuff. Bear, beaver, ect. Sold everything to build a cabin in the woods. Oh yea, I sold that too, to buy something else. Guess it's back to collecting dust, again..?

JM    Posted 08-30-2004 at 11:33:32       [Reply]  [Send Email]
When my family had chickens, it was my job to make sure 'coons, 'possums, & who knows what else get in the coop.
I used a live trap with bread for bait... caught a lot of coons too! Gave them to a vet friend who lived several miles from us... don't know what he did with them though.

Bkeepr    Posted 08-29-2004 at 14:51:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
Kerosene appliances (Aladdin lamps, Dietz lanterns, have a Perfection cookstove, and several different old heaters)
Tools (especially hand tools)
Broken farm implements (these I make myself...I buy working ones, then add to the collection in the back field)
Critters (farm is full of 'em, most are old and broke down like their owner)
Books, especially old ones
Baling twine
Scrap wood and metal

Just realized how much junk I *do* collect. Must be time to clean out!

Tom A

JM    Posted 08-30-2004 at 11:36:57       [Reply]  [Send Email]
What kind of old books?
I have some from the the late 1800's & early 1900's if your interested.

mojo    Posted 08-29-2004 at 15:32:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
I see we are competing implement collectors!

Homer Croy books, Greentown glass, Allis-Chalmers, Sellers kitchen canister sets, Admiral Dewey (Spanish American war), and on and on and on....

GeneSC    Posted 08-29-2004 at 13:42:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
Kinves, pocket knives, sheath knives. long knives,short knives, new and old.

Len....NY    Posted 08-29-2004 at 12:58:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey Jm I collect firearms.Cartridge,flintlock,caplock.Won't own it if I can't fire it.Small collection of pocket&sheath knives.Also pre-electric carpentry tools.Tractor collection is new, only working on my first one now.

~Lenore    Posted 08-29-2004 at 12:35:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
Cat hair.
With a big long haired Himalayan cat it is inevitable.

I do have a bell collection, a cookbook collection
and I did collect football cards for a while. Then they became difficult to find here in my small town, so I have not gotten any recently. I have not really had much time to collect anything lately besides the cat hair. ...which takes no effort at all on my part. :-)

Old Sarge    Posted 08-29-2004 at 12:28:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
Me I collect dust too.
Now Miz Sarge, she collects OLD stuff, just look at her husband. Then there's the minature tea sets that cost me a new corner cabinent ($460.) which wouldn't hold them all. Why do I see another cabinent in the near future? And pioctures, she's got boxes full of them, in the closets, under the beds, on the tables.

Them there's the recipee books. Bookcases 6 ft tall 3 ft wide, 2 of them. Of course there's some that can't even go on them, won't fit. If she stasrted cooking today doing 3 recipees a day till she went through the entire collection, it would take till 2104 to get done.

Burrhead    Posted 08-29-2004 at 13:57:44       [Reply]  [No Email]

Yeah but we get to eat good while a Ma's *collectin* is going on

DJB    Posted 08-29-2004 at 12:25:49       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I collect Singer sewing machines. They say once you buy your first you are hooked. I have anything from treadle to hand cranked to knee control to toy. I now own 15,lol.

steve19438    Posted 08-29-2004 at 12:00:01       [Reply]  [Send Email]
dust; from sittin around too much!!
just joshin.
old farm related stuff. anything the pocket book can afford.
yesterday i picked up a old CYCLONE SEEDER, paid six bucks for it. (it works too)

KellyGa    Posted 08-29-2004 at 11:59:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
I collect miniature tea sets, salt and pepper shakers, hummingbird figurines, chicken and rooster stuff, any farm animal figurines, border collie figurines.

My husband in our early years used to collect comics, we have a BUNCH. Groo The Wanderer was one of his favorites, the Black Knight Series, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles...not the sissy kid ones, the first ones were kinda violent and dark. Thats just off the top of my head, Superman, The Sandman, lessee...what else...dang, now you got me curious, I will have to go chekc out everything he has, quite an impressive collection anyway.

Shelby, our daughter collects dolphin stuff, and recently started collecting horse stuff.

Yep, we have a house full of "stuff" LOL!!!

steve19438    Posted 08-29-2004 at 11:56:58       [Reply]  [Send Email]
dust; from sittin around too much!!
just joshin.
old farm related stuff. anything the pocket book can afford.

Aprille    Posted 08-29-2004 at 20:24:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well..I collect Blue Willow Plates..When I was little I read the old story about the plates and that started my interest. I now have about 12 - 15 different pieces..I also have a little collection of miniature carebears..about 1 inch tall..the originals. I just thought thye were so cute..I have some mini beanie babies that I found at yard sales..hmm..and oh yeah..TOO MANY BOOKS!! I do not have the book about the Blue Willow plates so if anyone is giving it away get in touch with me ..thanx..

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