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Adicted to collecting

Article about: Guys im looking for some moral support.A freinds child was recently in my apartment and ,since has called it like a museum.my problem is i not only collect militaria /30 german helmets inclu

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    Quote by Jan View Post
    All collectors unite and get out of the closets

    Rgds Jan
    I dont know what your hoping for mate

    Thanks

    Danny

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    Im lucky, I have my own study where I can display whatever I want.
    For some reason, my wife will only let me display the badges that I framed for our son,on the hall wall, which he collected whilst in Iraq with the British army a couple of years ago!!
    I'm hoping that he can get me some badges etc during this current tour of Afghanistan so that I can do the same, but he is having problems getting any because of where he is based in the country!

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    Guys i loved the humourous replies ,and that i am not a lone with this adiction.I REMEMBER SOMEONE SAYING THAT OF ALL THE ADICTIONS ,COLLECTING IS THE MOST POSITIVE ONE.Ooops shouting again,happy and apeacfull new year to you all.

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    I consider myself fortunate that my girlfriend loves collecting the same things that I do (militaria, fossils, and books). Well, she loves books and fossils, and doesnt mind militaria, she leaves that side of the collecting to me .

    We have the books on our bookshelves in plain view, and most of the fossils are proudly displayed. However, the military stuff, especially anything with a swastika, is usually not displayed because its just too much trouble to explain when people come over. Also, I dont collect it to show it off, I collect it because it interests me, and relics need a good home.

    She and I are both history majors/aspiring school teachers, so we collect anything historically significant, especially WWII items.

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    I was allowed to have some TR in the living room ....
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    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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    Quote by stuka f View Post
    I made a living out of it, so it wouldn't be that obvious ...
    It became a collection that often changes, but it is still a collection. Most of my friends also call my home a museum.
    Buying is more important to me then selling. I remember my grandma, who lived thru two world wars , saying ;"selling is losing"....
    hi kris your grandma was correct and a good motto to live by as i myself have sold things i wish i shouldnt nor will i ever get it back but thats the way it goes eah.

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    Some of us are born to collect. Somewhere in our DNA the collecting gene was turned on. I started out with rocks and arrowheads when I was maybe 8 years old. The collections have changed over the years (I still have the arrowheads -45years later)

    I have found that I have use a lot of self discipline to remain focused on one or two collections or my house would so full of stuff, you would not be able to walk.

    My wife is a collector also. She collects buttons, old silverware, thimbles and dolls (everywhere I look in my house there is some creepy doll looking back at me. ) I would not call my house a museum, more like a garage sale gone bad.

    My advice, stay focused on one or two collecting areas. Don't spend above your budget, If it makes you happy--who cares what anyone else thinks.
    gregM
    Live to ride -- Ride to live

    I was addicted to the "Hokey-Pokey" but I've turned
    myself around.

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    My name is Mick,and im a collectorholic,
    it wouldnt bother me so much except for my kids running around in rags and shoeless

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    Quote by aussie mick View Post
    My name is Mick,and im a collectorholic,
    it wouldnt bother me so much except for my kids running around in rags and shoeless

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    Quote by Chopperman View Post
    Some of us are born to collect. .......

    My wife is a collector also. She collects buttons, ....

    .....
    Hey Greg,
    buttons you said.....?
    Here are some of mine.
    Military , civile, schools, heraldic,....anything on a button!
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    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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