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Things You Personally Collect
« on: September 27, 2014, 11:40:40 AM »
Unsure if this is the right place to put it, so I apologize if it isn't!

In the business, what do you personally collect, if anything? Is there anything out there you can't part with when you find it in a storage locker, at an estate sale or some place else?

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I personally have a weak spot for taxidermy. Yes, that's right. Taxidermy.

If I see one ****ty stuffed squirrel in a locker I'll bid it up that much more. If I see one tacky deer hoof candle holder on AuctionZip, I'll drive an hour to attend that auction.

I've gotten enough dead deer to have my own (entirely male) herd at this point.


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Re: Things You Personally Collect
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2014, 12:37:57 PM »
Sounds more like an obsession for taxidermy than a weak spot. :)

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Re: Things You Personally Collect
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2014, 12:56:35 PM »
Tools and Asian pottery/figurines. A man can never have too many tools...and.. :67: .. porcelain Geisha dolls. 

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Re: Things You Personally Collect
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2014, 07:59:36 PM »
Gold and Silver Coins and Bars...

Re: Things You Personally Collect
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2014, 01:30:43 AM »
i don't collect anything at all but i have high interest in certain things like sports memorabilia, non sports cards, comic books, any type of military gear, guns ammo etc

Re: Things You Personally Collect
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2014, 02:20:02 PM »
Sounds more like an obsession for taxidermy than a weak spot. :)

It's getting there, so I can't really argue. Few more years and I may be on a very special issue of Hoarders: Buried Alive at this rate!

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« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2014, 02:56:22 PM »
Few more years and I may be on a very special issue of Hoarders: Buried Alive at this rate!

I have I feeling I know what your family is going to do with you after you die. :D

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Re: Things You Personally Collect
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2014, 03:43:08 PM »
I don't like the term hoarder. I prefer the term redneck 401K. The stuff's always there if you get in a bind.

Re: Things You Personally Collect
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2015, 10:00:33 PM »
I collect vaseline glass. Bad thing is just try to find a locker with a collection of that type of glass.

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Re: Things You Personally Collect
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2015, 11:51:19 PM »
I collect vaseline glass. Bad thing is just try to find a locker with a collection of that type of glass.

At first, I was like "that's strange, you collect Vaseline jars?" I actually had to Google Vaseline glass. Apparently that's the other name for Uranium Glass.

Re: Things You Personally Collect
« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2015, 06:48:27 AM »
Well I am strange of course you MUST be to be in this business. Lol.   But yes uranium glass is the same as vaseline glass. I have a somewhat large collection but would love to come across a locker one of these days with a nice collection in it that would make my day!!!

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« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2015, 08:33:53 AM »
I have a somewhat large collection but would love to come across a locker one of these days with a nice collection in it that would make my day!!!

It's a numbers game. The more you buy, the better your chances are of coming across what you're looking for. You probably won't see a lot of Uranium glass from the outside of a unit since most will be wrapped in newspaper and tucked inside of a box.

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Re: Things You Personally Collect
« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2015, 08:40:34 AM »
At first, I was like "that's strange, you collect Vaseline jars?"

Unlike your reason for getting them.  :040:

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Re: Things You Personally Collect
« Reply #13 on: February 04, 2015, 11:35:20 AM »
Unlike your reason for getting them.  :040:

 :c029:  I suppose I had that coming after the Pee Wee Herman joke.

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« Reply #14 on: February 04, 2015, 12:30:37 PM »
I suppose I had that coming after the Pee Wee Herman joke.

I thought that whip icon might give you a hint, since that's where you used it. :)


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