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What do you collect as a hobby?
#21
This is a great thread and so interesting to see the diversity of what we collect. I overlap with some of you a bit. I wish I had kept tickets from concerts! But I do have a box with programs from going to the theater (including The Edinburgh Fringe). There are a lot of A List actors who I've seen perform on stage.

I have a large collection of 12" vinyl records, mostly 12" singles, mainly dance music from the 90s. When I was a student I paid the bills by working as a DJ in various nightclubs. On a technical level I wasn't the best DJ, but I was reliable (e.g. didn't turn up drunk or on drugs), and could fill a dancefloor. So I found myself being hired to warm up for famous DJs. Once you have a "residency" at a reasonable size nightclub, that gets you on the promo list for record companies. So I'd free records arriving by mail most days (to the point I seriously investigated getting a bigger mail box to fit 12" records!). Many were rubbish. But among them are promos of hit records. In some cases they were a different mix or arrangement to the version that got commercially released. Ironically a vinyl record stamped "Promo use only, not for re-sale" only makes it more valuable. I've seen some of these on ebay for $200, 300, even 400 dollars. I'm not selling because they remind me of fun times. There isn't much left of that era. Most of the nightclubs have gone. I have no flyers or tickets that mention my name, and only two photos of me DJing.

In the long term I want to find the really unique records, like tracks that never got a commercial release, and find a way of making them available without getting sued about copyright!
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#22
Great Thread ComeDayGoDay:

I collect Meteorites and I have some very unique specimens in my collection. I have filled two wall cases with my collection so far. I have focused on more recent falls 2000 - Present since there were some very, very beautiful, un-weathered stones available from these more recent falls. I have, of course, been focused on the collecting everything I can afford from the Russian Chelyabinsk (witnessed and documented fall) for the last couple years.

This is not an inexpensive hobby, but I much prefer collecting space rocks which have roamed the solar system for billions of years vs. terrestrial gems and minerals. Both possess a special beauty, but meteorites tell of the creation of the universe and I think of that every time I hold one in my hand. 

Raven
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#23
(11-30-2017, 04:56 AM)Raven Wrote: I collect Meteorites and I have some very unique specimens in my collection. I have filled two wall cases with my collection so far. I have focused on more recent falls 2000 - Present since there were some very, very beautiful, un-weathered stones available from these more recent falls. I have, of course, been focused on the collecting everything I can afford from the Russian Chelyabinsk (witnessed and documented fall) for the last couple years.

This is not an inexpensive hobby, but I much prefer collecting space rocks which have roamed the solar system for billions of years vs. terrestrial gems and minerals. Both possess a special beauty, but meteorites tell of the creation of the universe and I think of that every time I hold one in my hand.

Wow! That's a really interesting hobby. Are they difficult to obtain (I mean authentic ones)? Can you get large pieces of meteorites, or do they break them down into much smaller specimens? To fill a couple of wall cases you must have quite a serious collection!

I can see why you are so interested by things that have roamed around in space. I've always been attracted to stuff that has been into space. So was lucky enough to visit a museum with some of the early space capsules sent into orbit by Russia. Knowing that this thing was actually in space and then had a fiery entry into our atmosphere was amazing. Sadly I couldn't touch any of the artefacts, unlike your meteorites which you can hold.
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#24
Yeah, interesting everyone posting.

Raven, one morning walking into work gosh it has been 20 years ago now I saw a meteorite streaking across the sky.
It was very unusual to see and it was not during an astroid shower time.

I felt like I was very lucky to see it.

I am sure it burned up before any of it landed on earth.

anyway . I will remember that sight.
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#25
For the record I collect Records hahaha terrible dad joke. True though.
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#26
I love too collect the native people's artifacts,I have knives, Points and scrapers that date well before the horse and Bow and arrow, in fact I have not found an arrowhead yet although many would say that some look like it. Most are 4-6000 years old. Most do not know it but the American Indian tribes are not descendants of the first people in N. America. There was the Folsom and then the Clovis cultures that date back 10-12,000 years, supposedly crossing the land-bridge from the east. They hunted large game such as mammoths and other now extinct species. Many tools and spearpoints have been un-earthed along with the bones of ancient mammals. It is fairly solid science and now I live in Western Nebraska where such finds can be made just by walking rivers and other areas of high erosion. Great hobby and workout, I hope before I die I might find a Paleo Era artifact!-FF
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#27
Barq My Friend:

I love my meteorite collection. It is enshrined in my bedroom in a series of two lighted display cases. My Chelyabinsk meteorites have their own case and I value them greatly (and not just because I spent so much $$ on them).

There is a large listing of meteorites on eBay. Try to buy from an IMCA certified seller if you can. I suggest starting with the most popular iron stone from Russia known as Sikhote Alan. There were many, many meteorites generated from this fall and some can be had for very reasonable prices. It's an easy way to see if the hobby appeals to you.

PM me if you want to discuss meteorite collecting in more detail.

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Blackbird

Linville:

I would love to witness a large meteor streaking across the sky at dawn as you have. I did get up at 3:00 am to try to photograph the great Leonid Meteor shower a few years back and I got some great pics. The meteors were falling at the rate of ten or more per minute and I was just totally blown away. I think that event is why I started collecting meteorites.

I have, however, been most impressed by the Russian Meteorite Chelyabinsk, mostly due to the fact that it was extensively recorded on video, and the fact that is caused actual injuries to people as well as property damage. Here is a link to my favorite video of the shockwave created by the explosion of this massive stone in our atmosphere.

See it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvnrGzo8ljI (turn up the volume for the full experience)

Raven
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#28
Baseball cards. Have several thousand's from the late 50's to the late 60's. Bought each one in a bubble gum pack, then flipped against other's to try to increase my collection. Such innocent and magical times compared to today.
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#29
Now I.m afraid, that I collect more dust than most anything,,
(but at least no body bitches on just who got to keep it)

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#30
I collect super rare Guns N' Roses posters, autographs, and vintage shirts. I have a pretty big collection. Actually i'm considering listing some of it on EBay because it's starting to get a bit excessive. Lol
Well I jumped into the river to many times to make it home...

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