Collections other than snakes?

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  1. Flexxx

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    What else besides snakes do you collect? Any strange, weird or wonderful?
    Post some pics and/or tell us about what you collect.
    Me im a borderline hoarder haha, I collect way to many things. A few things I collect are beer cans and bottles, I must have several hundred of them, all still full
    Jack Daniels also all still full
    Rubik's cubes got over 100 of them too.
    low rider and old-school pushbikes.
    And my oddity collection with everything from vintage medical equipment and animal bones to preserved fox head in a jar and human skulls.

    Show us what you collect!!!
     
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    I think nowadays most people have started collecting toilet paper.:p
     
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    I used to collect beer bottles, My brother and I would try something exotic every week end, some were nice and some were absolutely disgusting but all the bottles,cans were lined up on the shelf till my wife got the .... and we had to throw them out.
    My major collection is things related to The Phantom. I have a couple of thousand comics from around the world plus lots of other memorabilia.
    I also collect edged weapons,I think knives,swords etc. are art. I also have a few old cameras and associated bits and pieces.
    I also have hundreds of old coins, if anybody wants some PM me
     
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    SLR and DSLR cameras, camera lenses, telescopes ( for astrophotography ), eyepieces ( I have fine collection of Naglers ) = life long interest in astronomy , fishing rods ( I build all my own as custom jobs ) , fishing reels ( mostly big Alveys , but I do have some very good overheads, baitcasters, and top quality eggbeaters ) = been a keen fisho since I was kid , physics , chemistry , advanced maths , and engineering reference texts = life long learner / student , and I've collected multiple dual degrees ( Chemistry , then Chemical Engineering & Maths , then Computer Engineering & Physics, , Engineering Management ).
     
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    Ha ha, been there. My brother and I used to collect wine bottle lids ( Wolf Blass were the prized ones), we had over a hundred of them all displayed out on an old shoe shelf. However when mum found out......
     
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    My sister collected movie tickets, she would use Card binders to store them and had a few full of them
     
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    Longbows
     
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    Nice! x2 I also have collected heaps of primitive hunting equipment, skins, furs, antlers etc, when I had more time I used to forge knives and axes and things, made my own bows and arrows and did a lot of flintknapping and primitive skill stuff.

    I also have a mighty fine collection of invertebrates (mainly au tarantulas and trapdoor spider species).
     
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    Having worked with knives every day of my adult life, I have an appreciation for quality knives and related equipment, especially Pre-war German made F.Dick steels. When I was about 12-13 years old, dad gave me my first American made Schrade Old Timer pocket knife... these were manufactured to the highest standards in the US from 1904 - 2004 when the company closed its doors, the parts consist of unbreakable saw cut staglon and delrin handles, brass and nickel and nowadays all Old Timer replica knives are Chinese made inferior pieces of stainless steel crap. Genuine American made Old timer blades were made from 1095 carbon steel and came with a lifetime warranty, an Old Timer made after 2004 will last about 3 months if it's not already broken when you open the packaging it arrived in. I still today carry that first Old Timer my dad gave me all those years ago, it's a little beat up but if it could talk, it'd tell you some stories.
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    I have several of the Stockman range, (my favourites), the Senior Stockman 8OT, Middleman Stockman 34OT and the Junior Stockman 108OT
    Here's some unopened ones I still have in their original packaging that were manufactured prior to the year 2000.
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    Some pre-war F.Dick steels that I'm in the process of restoring for daily use. These are highly prized possessions of mine and I wouldn't part with them if I was offered 10 times their value. They simply do not make these like this any more. The steels themselves just need to have all the old imperfections polished out of them with sandpaper which I'll do by hand, it will take about a week to do just one, time consuming but after they're done, they'll be as good as new.
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    Pre-war F.Dick steels have an arrow stamped on them that points back at the handle... Post-war F.Dick steels have the arrow pointing away from the handle.
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    The handles are original horn and oak handles which I am replacing with modern custom made resin handles... (the originals I will keep, they're just not allowed in these modern times). The original brass fittings will remain above and below the new handles. I am of Viking heritage so my new custom designed traditional F.Dick style handles depict the Vikings logo from the TV series and are a pearl white with red paint blown through it along with black paint flecked with silver. Here is a sneak preview of one of the unfinished/un-polished double-sided handles. They take a few days to set in the cast, once removed they need to be drilled through to fit the tang of the steel then polished and buffed to a glassy mirror finish.
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    In a week or so I should be able to post a pic of one that's completely finished.

    I also collect old-school nickel stamped solid brass cattle ear tags... These are not real common these days as all ear tags are now plastic. There's some stud owners out there though that still use these but not many and they are rarely seen today. It's taken me 17 years to collect these few. What can I say?? My Viking ancestry is to blame... I like shiny things!

    Here's the last one I found back in February this year... Doesn't look too flash just after removal...
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    Hit them with a bit of brasso and they come up nice.
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    Well that's the other side of me that has NOTHING to do with turtles anyway. :D
     
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    I can see Mcdonalds.
     
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    Old Timers kick ass ive got one my great grandfather gave me. if that thing could oh the stories it would tell.
    Im a musican so i have a collection of Vintage custom Colour guitars
    and I collect swords as i used to steel fight which is great fun might I add
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    Heres one i sold a couple of years ago 1970 Fender Jazzmaster this thing played like a dream probably shouldnt of sold it lol. ended up selling for 2.500 quid when the owner that bought it off me sold it. One of the best Instruments ive ever owned
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    as an update I just bought one of these beatiful things an all original 1960 Gibson Les Paul Custom Black Beauty Gibson Les Paul.jpg
     
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    Certainly not vintage, but expensive guitars tend to breed round here.


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    Spyderco knives is my thing, these are old and new models of Endura and Delica
     
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    I'd say it'll always be his fave but most of his writing now is based on 7/8 string so doesn't get used quite as much.
     
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    Some "before" pics:
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    Some "after" pics:
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    Was a productive week, finished off mounting another 2 sets of bull horns from work for the wall, found another brass tag, the 1st one since February this year and picked up another brand new genuine American made Schrade 34OT Old timer in original box.
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    Finishing off another steel restoration this arv... Pretty much how I keep myself occupied throughout the quiet months of the year before the turtle breeding/nesting/hatching/rearing ramps up for another season. Won't be long now!
     
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    very nice just bought myself an Xp falcon needs a bit of work but hey here in vic we in lockdown so i got time lol the Les paul arrived today plugged it in to my 60s tweed twin reverb dont think its ever actually ben aparyt sound godlike on that thing
     
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    I collect hunting gear and old school push bikes the oldest one I have is from be for ww1 it's a mayflower 20in it's very rare and there are only 6 on record left and 4 out of 6 r in Museums
     
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    Finally knocked over the restoration of the flat pre-war F. DICK steel. Looks mint as now!
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    I've got 5 more rounds, a 10", 2X 12" and 2X 14" for restoration in the mail that I picked up in America. Should be here in the next fortnight. Look forward to doing those up.
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    Oooohhh SHINY!!!!
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    2 more for restoration, a vintage German made Henckles and German made Solingen.
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    Another one completed.
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    Newest Purchase in lockdown XL Falcon ute
     

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