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Welcome to Farktography!

This Week's Theme: "Collections"
: Show off collections of things. Most people have some sort of collection or know people who do.. stamps, pressed flowers, beer cans, screws that you don't know what they go to and they might still be useful, etc.

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succulents, coins, fossils, random crap
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Invader Zim action figures

/No they aren't dolls!! >_<

2008-10-08 8:01:35 PM  
Sad scene across the street from us earlier this year. An older couple was evicted after they lost their house in a tax/foreclosure auction. The husband belonged to the Republic of Texas (Wiki it for info) and refused to pay taxes, etc. for what we can tell, over 5 years. The wife is too sick to take care of herself, and was basically helpless to prevent it.

After they were forcibly removed from the house (he wouldn't come out, they tried to drill out the locks, and ended up kicking the front door in) by no less than 6 Dallas county sheriffs, a team of movers emptied the house out. It took them TWO full days.

This pile is only about 1/2 of all the stuff they had in the house. They "collected" everything apparently.

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I'm something of an Egyptophile...
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lens, jfk death car, kodak 616, vw microbus
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"Collecting Colors"

A sampling from of my collection of vintage filters and lenses.
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My grandma's Noritake China
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Various finger cymbals used in Middle Eastern dance. I have 5 different pair, though the silver ones are my favorite.
2008-10-08 8:02:21 PM  
Detail of the collection of crap hauled out of the house across the street. Please see my previous entry for the scoop.

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Ricoh Diacord L, Ohio State Patrol Yashica GS-N rangefinder, lava lamp, toy octpopus, vw microbus
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AFL chipz

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Member badges of Alpha Delta Pi, dating between 1926 and 1999.
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Biggie is at
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A strange collection of all things nautical, smattered with whale and reindeer bones.

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My Waterford
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A story about collections, Part 1

Let me tell you about Lou. Lou collected Trains. Lots of them.

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Biggie is at:


BTW, these are just my soviet/russian cameras......
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This is what I really collect. Things with primates (mostly orangutans)...stuffed animals, knick knacks, magnets, post cards, etc. Drives hubby nuts.
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5000 year old Mesopotamian artifacts(also mine)

I bet you guys were expecting my guns, weren't cha!
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My collection of adult novelties (not condoms) from gas station vending machines.
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My near worthless coin collection.
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My 10-year-old daughter loves drawing and loves dragons.
Here's a small collection of her work. She's waaaaaay better than I am. Gotta love the wing schematic with the "pinkie" label.

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So many books. So little time!

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A story about collections, Part 2

Every wall of every room of Lou's house was covered with trains. And not cheap toys, either. This was the good stuff, 99 44/100% pure hardcore models- handmade brass, scratchbuilt HO cabooses, you name it, he had it. Lou bought one of my brass locomotives sight unseen, because he "didn't have that one".

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A collection of imitation salmon eggs for fly fishing for Steelhead in the Rogue river of Southern Oregon. Also, a few baby crawdad flies. All are hand tied. Backlit by the sun.
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Embiggen (new window)
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A story about collections, Part 3

Lou taught me an important lesson about collecting things. Either go all the way, or stay home. To this day I've never collected anything, because I'd lose interest of run out of money long before I'd be satisfied. I'd seen a master at work.

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Converse All Stars

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Old Corkscrews

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1/3 brass stuff from thrift shops and flea markets
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2/3 more found brass. these were found over a year or so.
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Zuni Fetish Carvings

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3/3 fertility statues (well one is actually a vase)
2008-10-08 8:37:11 PM  
My Dad's Creations

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Out of the blue, my father started carving and painting random wooden minatures about 10 years ago. I love them and have managed to get him to send me a couple dozen of them.
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I go places. I do things... I get keychains.
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The Indispensable Calvin and Hobbes!!!
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thats a bunch of glass for anyone thats wondering
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I don't just have more staplers than you, I have more staplers than the rest of fark combined.
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do i have enough bracelets?

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the unintentional collection =P
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summer wardrobe

2008-10-08 9:34:38 PM  
I don't collect much. But my wife does. So here is her curio cabinet midlevel:

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2008-10-08 9:38:31 PM  
And some other things:

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Love the thread, lurk it weekly...thought I should finally post something

/use to sell toys, LEGOs make the best models for drunken fools
2008-10-08 9:51:12 PM  
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28 years of Mustang "stuff"
2008-10-08 9:53:15 PM  
I collect yarn (more because i dont have the time anymore to use it! :P )

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2008-10-08 9:55:15 PM  
with all that yarn..i have an equally large collection of crochet hooks :P

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my mom's collection of cirrus inspired glasses. I want them :P

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Breyer horses...
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These are my collection of "glow in the dark" Breyer horses created as Halloween special editions. They're normal Breyers, but with special paint...
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Cocker Spaniel collection.

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Fossilized shark teeth
Yes, I found each and every single one
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And some lovely glassware from Venice. (3/3) Full Size

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I asked my son to pick out his favorite toys
He picked them out and lined them up
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About a year ago my dad sent me a package
The note said "here are a few things that you left in your room"
/I move out 21 years ago
//The patches and pennants lined the walls of my room
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/Living in a hotel this week. Lucky I even had these.
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This pole has seen a few garage sale signs in its day.

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Japanese Rock CDs
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We have Golden Retrievers, so we also have trinkets.
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About half of my textbook collection.
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Some old Dutch coffee and tea.
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From my son's Star Wars collection.

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We inherited these Wedgwood pieces. They're for sale, if anyone is interested. E-mail is in profile.

/apologies if that's not allowed.
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CAAAANNNNDDDDDYYYY!!! collection. Yum. Clicken to embiggen Full Size
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Coasters hanging from the ceiling of a Swiss bar.
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From my son's Star Wars collection.

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Hellenistic jewellry collection 300b.c.
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found agates

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/First submission, be gentle :)
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Someone LOVES cats
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From my son's Star Wars collection.

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A collection of necessities


The Alaskan womans survival kit
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Chopstick wrappers (for more see
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I build 1/35th scale military vehicles and my mother's basement. These are US Special Forces and an AH-6J Little Bird light attack helicopter.
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cornet from my instrument collection

/by collection I mean three
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My Legos
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fender jazzmaster from collection

/do mine count? If not, disregard my entries.
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I had to shrink this file size way down and then use width and height tags to enlarge it so it may look shiatty. Click to see on flickr, larger. There's a full size version, not that it matters.

/101 of the last movies/events I've attended with my autistic son.
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Movie ticket stubs from the 1970s and 1980s.
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My groovy Beads
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First sub, Q&D but sooo many will relate.
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1/3 Upper left of my coin collection, laid out in world-mappy style.
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2/3 One each of my US silver (the metal, not the color) coins. (Before I obtained my '43 walking liberty dollars.)
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3/3 More fun, less nerdy. (Clickr for Flickr, on all mine.)
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Just a snapshot, but this is one of about 50 display cases full of political buttons.
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Robots, robots, robots. You can probably see that I have mixed feelings about them.
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My heating pad collection. Accidents suck.

/and heating pads don't help
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My cookbook collection. Some are actually for cooking. Most are for reading, and can be funny as hell, or a little scary.
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Arrangement by my daughter.
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Jerry's Trains: 1/3

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Jerry's Trains: 3/3

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The Wife's Bathroom
Collection of soaps and oils

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2008-10-09 7:15:59 AM  
USDA Prime aged Ribeye Steaks. Yuuuummmmm!!!!!

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2008-10-09 7:38:46 AM  
No, these aren't wedding rings for The Hulk. They're high alloy heat treated steel rings that will be ground into the machine gun turret thrust bearings for the up-armored HumVees. About 50,000 lbs worth them, as a matter of fact.

They're scattered like that thanks to a nit-wit female driver in Atlanta who pulled out in front of my semi rig. My rig stopped. The rings tried to escape through the front of the trailer. Partially succeeding.

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Shiny things.
2008-10-09 8:04:02 AM  
Smoker's Cocktail

The is a photo of the last month's supply of meds that my late father took to treat emphysema and heart failure, the result of smoking much of his life. He quit about 20 years before his death but by then it was too late.

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Part of my collection of Single Malts...
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Gretsch drums. Yamaha sax, guitar and electric bass. Old upright bass and a SWR redhead.
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Now with voting. Please remove previous?
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My favorite pen:)
2008-10-09 5:54:45 PM  
Crummy digital camera and no time get artsy with it:
2008-10-09 5:57:48 PM  
Apparently, my browser barfed on my URL:

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a very small portion of my game collection
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just a few things i like :)
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I always have a small collection of newspapers on my porch.

2008-10-09 11:58:09 PM  
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Pills and pills and pills

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