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What do you collect as a hobby?
#31
(12-06-2017, 03:47 AM)Raven Wrote: 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.

Hi Raven,

It is extremely interesting to hear about. I can absolutely understand the attraction, but if I started collecting anything else I think I'd run out of space and money! ;-) Still it is tempting to have something that came from outer space...

The closest I have to a meteorite, is a sample of "trinite" which is from the very first a-bomb test (called Trinity, hence the name). The test in 1945 New Mexico caused the sandy ground to fuse into a glass type substance. It has a green tinge, possibly from all the copper wiring, and is mildy radioactive. Soon after the test it would have been dangerously radioactive, but that decayed over the years and it is now just a weak alpha emitter, so being in a plastic box is quite sufficient to protect it and me.

You can buy it on ebay, but there are a lot of fakes.
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#32
(12-19-2017, 11:29 AM)barq- Wrote:
(12-06-2017, 03:47 AM)Raven Wrote: 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.

Hi Raven,

It is extremely interesting to hear about. I can absolutely understand the attraction, but if I started collecting anything else I think I'd run out of space and money! ;-) Still it is tempting to have something that came from outer space...

The closest I have to a meteorite, is a sample of "trinite" which is from the very first a-bomb test (called Trinity, hence the name). The test in 1945 New Mexico caused the sandy ground to fuse into a glass type substance. It has a green tinge, possibly from all the copper wiring, and is mildy radioactive. Soon after the test it would have been dangerously radioactive, but that decayed over the years and it is now just a weak alpha emitter, so being in a plastic box is quite sufficient to protect it and me.

You can buy it on ebay, but there are a lot of fakes.
Hey B,
How did I know that you would have the coolest hobby on earth?
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#33
Does anyone collect High School and College Yearbooks? I have a few hundred that I have amassed over the years. I think that my oldest one is from 1903. Most are from the 40's and 50's, but I have a lot of current ones, as well. I look at them as if they were tiny time capsules. I like to read the kids remarks on culture, politics, and check out the fashions and hairstyles of the day, whatever. I know that its not a popular hobby because a 100 year old yearbook could be had for around $5. lol. I still enjoy it, though.
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#34
I used to collect trinkets from many lands...postcards from a more peaceful time.

Now I collect reports and referrals from professionals that refuse to fix the underlying issues in a safe manner.

I do collect anti-dep samples you just can't leave an office these days without them cramming them down your throat also collect scripts for expensive untested poisons that I will never fill.

I also unintentionally collect very high maintenance people in my personal life...sigh. 

Also, used to collect what was rare music "b" sides and the like but the internet made that practically valueless as a hobby.

I guess what I collect mostly is dust (as mentioned above) and arterial plaque and headaches Smile
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#35
(12-14-2017, 10:04 AM)IceWizard Wrote: 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)

Big Grin Smile

Haha!! My SO says that we collect cobwebs because then we won't have to decorate for Halloween! Big Grin

(12-24-2017, 02:02 PM)Rafterman Wrote:
(12-19-2017, 11:29 AM)barq- Wrote:
(12-06-2017, 03:47 AM)Raven Wrote: 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.

Hi Raven,

It is extremely interesting to hear about. I can absolutely understand the attraction, but if I started collecting anything else I think I'd run out of space and money! ;-) Still it is tempting to have something that came from outer space...

The closest I have to a meteorite, is a sample of "trinite" which is from the very first a-bomb test (called Trinity, hence the name). The test in 1945 New Mexico caused the sandy ground to fuse into a glass type substance. It has a green tinge, possibly from all the copper wiring, and is mildy radioactive. Soon after the test it would have been dangerously radioactive, but that decayed over the years and it is now just a weak alpha emitter, so being in a plastic box is quite sufficient to protect it and me.

You can buy it on ebay, but there are a lot of fakes.
Hey B,
How did I know that you would have the coolest hobby on earth?
How very cool! I never thought about collecting meteorites. I collect rocks and minerals, and don't know how to display them. I have collected them since I was little, as my father worked with many scientist who were able to get their hands on such things, so I got samples of the cut rocks and petrified wood, etc...I need to find a nice way to show them off.

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#36
Tarot Decks.
I even collect 'back-up' decks of editions I already own.....just in case. Rolleyes
My oldest deck was published in 1935 and I'm generally not interested in decks from the 90's on.
People often assume that my collection allows me privileged access to their Future.    Nope.
My initial intention was to use the cards as a tool to improve my memory. 78 cards, 78 different stories and vocabularies.
That somehow morphed into collecting decks from the different Mystery Schools....and then the collecting got serious. Blush

Along the way I innocently wandered into the History of Tarot - which makes for hysterically funny reading.
One group insisting that the pictures were discovered on the walls of Initiation Chambers deep inside a Secret Egyptian Pyramid. Big Grin
Another that The Gypsies introduced them as they traveled through Spain or through India or through  .... *insert your favorite country here*.
Others believe that Spiritual Masters hid Cosmic Truths in the symbols on the cards, and, fearing the flock would wander off, the Catholic Church rebranded tarot as the Work of the Devil. Sleepy 
The 'history' is fabulously discordant and features some of the best paranoid conspiracy theories ever invented.

Back to the decks, some of them are now worth considerably more than what I paid for them only a decade ago.
Not that I'll be parting with any of them. Ever.
I only do 'readings' for people when I'm feeling particularly mischievous.
And Yes, invariably he will be tall dark and handsome and rich.  And your Lotto numbers are...... hold on, the signal is breaking up....
There's a difference between having an opinion and having an informed opinion.
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#37
Does anyone collect cars? Not like Ferrari's, but something affordable and neat?
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#38
I collect cars and music.  Anyone else collect cars?  They don't necessarily have to run.  My uncle has a 68 Mustang on blocks that he swears he's going to restore.  That was almost 20 years ago he started that project.  It's now in pieces except the motor and body/frame.  That's how far he got.

My other uncle has a 2003 Corvette Convertible that he's always tinkering with.   Loves that car, but it's an automatic.  ugh.   Angry
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#39
(01-20-2018, 07:04 PM)masterthief Wrote: I collect cars and music.  Anyone else collect cars?  They don't necessarily have to run.  My uncle has a 68 Mustang on blocks that he swears he's going to restore.  That was almost 20 years ago he started that project.  It's now in pieces except the motor and body/frame.  That's how far he got.

My other uncle has a 2003 Corvette Convertible that he's always tinkering with.   Loves that car, but it's an automatic.  ugh.   Angry

Totally agree, masterthief.
A 'vette without a stick is like Schwarzenegger without muscles or the Mona Lisa with a moustache. Some things just naturally go together and some just don't.  RM
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#40
Not my Hobby. But I suppose you could say I collect sneakers. They call us Sneaker Heads. There is a culture of people that Buy/Sell/Trade sneakers. Many times they will be a different year or discontinued. Most of these haven't been worn. But break out a new one every once in a while. I guess you can't drop a picture in this thread so here is a pic of what I keep in my closet.

https://imgur.com/a/OU5kI
- They say an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but if you don't go to the doctor for regular checkups, you're bananas. 
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