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So what is you favorite thing to collect? I thought I'd start a thread so people can share their strange collections. Whatever it may be. Bottle tops, Whiskey bottles. Jakes entire Enter Shikari collection, All your boxsets, CDs, vinyl, DVD, VHS, Blurays, guitars, effects pedals?

 

How obsessive a collector are you?, what silly purchases have you made to go towards collecting?

 

I've been working on, retro consoles and games, snes, n64, mega drive, ps1.

 

my alien/predator dvd/bluray collection

 

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rekorderlig bottles, I'm going to build a xmas tree out of them. 

 

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Consoles. I have an Atari 2600, Master System, Mega Drive, NES, SNES, N64, GameCube, PS1, Gameboy, Gameboy Color, Gameboy Advance, DS... Tons of games... They're currently taking up space in my mates house. Actually considering selling the lot if anyone is interested.

Whenever I find a button I pick it up and take it home and throw it in my button bowl.

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I tend to get addicted to this sort of thing. It's been really hard to keep it to just Enter Shikari. I think I'm going to collect the Metal Gear Solid stuff. Books/comics/games, maybe even soundtracks. 

 

I do buy a lot of vinyl. I like collecting vinyl.

 

I know of a guy who would collect one of every kind of fag packet. That bits of tobacco left at the bottom came in hand when he was skint apparently.

 

I collect comics too. Need to buy more stuff.

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I have maybe 6/7000 records, i leave them spread out all over the floor like this a lot. This is a pile of garage/dubstep/grime and sublow (a kind of offshoot of garage, that ran alongside grime and petered out in the early to mid 00s) 

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I have maybe 6/7000 records, i leave them spread out all over the floor like this a lot. This is a pile of garage/dubstep/grime and sublow (a kind of offshoot of garage, that ran alongside grime and petered out in the early to mid 00s)

That's a formidable collection, have you collected many genres?

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I collect gig tickets from gigs I have been to. Been collecting since 2003 so got quite a few.

 

I also started collecting posters from gigs I had been to. Either the ones advertising the gig or from merchandise stalls. The decent ones I plan to frame and stick up on the wall. Got 2 up so far still got plenty more to do. 

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I collect maps. From ordnance survey maps of areas of particular significance to me, to a small collection of antique maps and street plans. I also have a large interest in Word War II battle maps, and I was gifted a couple of Normandy maps which I love.

 

I think maps are beautiful to look at, and full of a wide range of interesting information, as well as acting as a great memento of a visit. When I was playing in bands and touring, several places really captured my imagination, and my map collection stemmed from that, as I would always endeavour to pick up maps of my favoured towns. I bought Mrs Eupraxia an antique map of Lille a while back, and it features a prominent star fort; it looks like Optimus Prime. It is similar to this, but zooming in more on the star fort itself.

 

I have also started to collect whisky, especially single malt Scotch.

 

I hate having costly inclinations.

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I collect maps. From ordnance survey maps of areas of particular significance to me, to a small collection of antique maps and street plans. I also have a large interest in Word War II battle maps, and I was gifted a couple of Normandy maps which I love.

 

I think maps are beautiful to look at, and full of a wide range of interesting information, as well as acting as a great memento of a visit. When I was playing in bands and touring, several places really captured my imagination, and my map collection stemmed from that, as I would always endeavour to pick up maps of my favoured towns. I bought Mrs Eupraxia an antique map of Lille a while back, and it features a prominent star fort; it looks like Optimus Prime. It is similar to this, but zooming in more on the star fort itself.

 

I have also started to collect whisky, especially single malt Scotch.

 

I hate having costly inclinations.

interesting, I like looking at maps of aberdeen from long ago, good to see how the place used to be laid out. 

 

Whats your favourate or most valued piece?

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interesting, I like looking at maps of aberdeen from long ago, good to see how the place used to be laid out. 

 

Whats your favourate or most valued piece?

 

I totally nerd out over old maps and town plans and relate them to Google maps. It's really fascinating, especially when comparing maps and prospects of London from the 1600s to today - the street layout within the old city walls is still intact. I recently stood on the spot William Wallace was effectively eviscerated, which I was able to identify due to old maps and layouts of the Smithfield area.

 

My most treasured map is a D-Day battle map, showing the whole of Normandy, denoting where all the British and American airbourne drop zones were, the five landing beaches, Point du Hoc, and all of the key battles immediately following D-Day. These are not especially difficult to come by, but it's an interesting thing to look at and assimilate.

 

My favourite online map resources, for anyone interested:

 

http://maps.nls.uk/towns/

 

http://historic-cities.huji.ac.il/mapmakers/braun_hogenberg.html#maps

 

The above Braun and Hogenberg collection is absolutely fucking awesome.

 

And the remarkable John Slezer: 

 

http://digital.nls.uk/slezer/find.html

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