Stihl Outdoor Power Equip
- Jan 1, 2008
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Much to my wife's chagrin I don't throw out old electronics and I keep buying more. Primarily audio equipment.
None of it is good stuff either...
That's pretty cool, Chet Atkins signed Waylon in 65, I would guess it's pretty close to that time.
I keep every $2 bill, Bicentenial coin, and Susan B. Anthony dollar I come across. I wouldn't call it a collection, but i have a lot of them. I worked at a bank in college. I had a chance to by $200 of uncirculated $2 bills with the blue seal. I didn't have an extra $200 at the time, but I wish I could have bought them.
The place I go and recycle my aluminum and plastic always pays with unusual paper bills you do not see in circulation very often $2 bills being the most common. But stuff like $50 bills too.I keep every $2 bill, Bicentenial coin, and Susan B. Anthony dollar I come across. I wouldn't call it a collection, but i have a lot of them. I worked at a bank in college. I had a chance to by $200 of uncirculated $2 bills with the blue seal. I didn't have an extra $200 at the time, but I wish I could have bought them.
I also used to collect knives. I still have a bunch, but haven't bought any in years.
Probably not helping the situation, but now that you're back in Vegas, there's a vintage video game store by my house. They have maybe 15 pinball machines you can play. I can't remember how much but you can pay for an hour, and all of the machines have price tags on them. The inventory switches pretty often. Pretty cool little place.I have been collecting tiki since about 94. I love it! Makes me feel good as I think about rum drinks, swaying palm trees and blue water. I have boxes and boxes but this is just a few photos of stuff I have unpacked since we moved into our new home. I have stuff from as far back as the late 40s. The neat thing about most of my tiki is we pick it up as we visit cool tiki bars from all over the US and more. I have stuff from the famous Mai Kai in Ft. Lauderdale to new school amazing tiki bars like Three Dots and a Dash in Chicago.
I also have a huge electronica vinyl album collection (1000 plus records) and I used to have a about 600 Hot Wheels and Matchbox from the early 80s to current all in packages. But I sold the cars as I just have too much shit and like to live pretty sleek and modern in our home.
If I had the room I would have pinball machines, gas pumps, and old auto related signs. If we can ever afford to build a custom home with a six car shop I would do it and have a sweet man cave.
EDIT: I have talked about not really picking any more tiki stuff up. It takes a lot of room and most just sits in boxes so my collection will slow.
What do you guys and gals collect?
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Dibs on the Dukes of Hazzard merchandise.Collecting runs in the family here. My mom has over 1000 Madame Alexander dolls from back to the start of MA dolls. My dad seems to collect most everything else. Started with old cars back in the late 70's now he's at over 70 cars and trucks from 1918 to early 70's Cadillac, Packard, Rolls, Pierce Arrow, Sterns Knight, Willys Knight, a couple Chevy and Ford, Hudson, Peterbilt, Moreland, Fageol, White, Autocar TwinCoach. Then he went on to Pre WWII toys, Buddy L, Structo, Keystone, He's got a shit ton of them. Then on to BB guns, he had quite a few, then late 80's early 90's he went to an auction of some mega collector that had supposedly the biggest bb gun collection and bought most all of them, literally thousands of them. Some are pretty neat, like an English Walking stick that's exactly that but has a single shot bb/pellet charge, a couple double barrel Red Ryders. He was into Really early tractors for a while, but as he got older and it got harder for him to start them (he's stubborn and doesn't accept help well) he sold most of those. They're big bastards and take a ton of room. He had 30/60 Altman Taylor, Minneapolis Moline and Rumley Oil Pull, a 40/80 Avery and Twin City, and still has his Advance Steam Engine. And a bunch of old hit and miss pop pop motors. He's got several old turn of the century music boxes, that play 18, 24, 36, and 48" metal discs, and a couple "changers" that are like a CD changer but with the metal discs- they're quite something. He's got a couple Violin Virtuosos one from 1914 that plays the violin and piano from a paper roll for a nickel. Player pianos and organs and a couple Street organs. And a BT-13 1943 Valtee WWII trainer plane.
We used to tease him he needed to just open the doors and charge admission. That's just not how he rolls. Individuals that come by he'll gladly walk them through, but general public never. One of these days I should walk through whats here and do a picture tour. He's got more than 1/2 of his music boxes and record players at his Ruidoso house, with a couple of his Hudsons.
I'm on a much much smaller scale, a hand full of cars, 10 or so pinball machines, Lunchboxes, and a pretty complete Dukes of Hazzard merch collection
I collect shot glasses as well... 200+ from all over the world.... I drink a shot while in that city in which the glass is from.Oh yeah.....forgot about that. We did collect a shot glass from each state that we visited. Have all 50 so now we have to get every country. LOL
Probably not helping the situation, but now that you're back in Vegas, there's a vintage video game store by my house. They have maybe 15 pinball machines you can play. I can't remember how much but you can pay for an hour, and all of the machines have price tags on them. The inventory switches pretty often. Pretty cool little place.
I've only drove past it. I've always wanted to go there, but my step daughter is into vintage video game stuff, so we go to the vintage video game store and bum around. We'll play pinball from time to time for an hour.Sweet. Have you ever been to the Pinball Museum in Vegas? They must have 500 machines and you can play them all. Its so darn cool! I took my wife and parents and we were literally there for three hours. I didn't know if my mom and dad would like it, but they LOVED it.
Nice! I collect the VW Drag Busses, haven't got any new ones in a long time. Would love to see more of your customs.
Great collection. I’ve been buying a few 2-stroke oil cans, wooden waterskis, vintage racing prop, boating signs & banners. The lunch box is great. Nothing compared to yours but makes going to garage sales & swap meets fun.Speedboat stuff real and otherwise a small sample of my collection. Started as teenager long time ago.
Well that’s right always on the hunt no matter when or where. Speed boat stuff is rare compared to car stuff by a 1000 to 1.Great collection. I’ve been buying a few 2-stroke oil cans, wooden waterskis, vintage racing prop, boating signs & banners. The lunch box is great. Nothing compared to yours but makes going to garage sales & swap meets fun.