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Old 08-14-2012, 11:47 AM   #61
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I collect rocks from all over the world. Got a pebble from the traditional baptismal site of Christ in Jordan, a piece of sandstone from Saddam Hussein's former ministry of defense building, volcanic rock from the big island of Hawaii, a chunk of rock from Dracula's estate in Romania, a piece of granite from the Crazy Horse carving in South Dakota, a meteorite that my dad found when he was a kid, and on and on........oh, and these cameras made in Germany that I have been trained to repair (for myself).
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You should make a trip to Charleston, West Virginia. There is a mansion there, that was built by a very rich man, at the begining of the last century. He became Governor of W. Va.
Anyway, he traveled the world, collecting pieces, to build a giant fireplace, of items, which would be impossible to collect today. It is made of pieces of the Pyrimids, London Bridge, Great Wall of China and on and on. The mansion used to be a museum and was open to the public. It was was called SUNRISE. It is a law office today.
I have a Rolleflex and a couple 3F Leica bodies/lens that were my daily camera, before I found a couple Leicaflexes. Sorry to say, they are all collecting dust, now.
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Old 08-14-2012, 12:01 PM   #62
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That sounds like a fascinating place. I get through Charleston WV from time to time.

I never take a part of a structure (except for Saddam's Ministry of Defense building which had been reduced to rubble by an American cruise missile.) Preservationists would be all over me. Not really a scientific endeavor, just something I do.
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Knives and about 6,000 albums and older records.Mostly Jazz and Big band.Also a lot of Stuff.Very little of it organized!
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Old 08-14-2012, 01:13 PM   #64
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No, I'm pretty sure he was playing a dollar machine.

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Too many collections. Antique brass National Cash Registers, old gas pump, Victrola's, gas station & auto signs, old tire gauges & lots of smaller stuff.
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That sounds like a fascinating place. I get through Charleston WV from time to time.

I never take a part of a structure (except for Saddam's Ministry of Defense building which had been reduced to rubble by an American cruise missile.) Preservationists would be all over me. Not really a scientific endeavor, just something I do.
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If you have been through Charleston, WV on I-64, you may have seen this mansion. It overlooks downtown Charleston, from across the river. Just look up, to the right of the downtown bridge. They might even let you look at the hugh fireplace. I don't know. Just go across that bridge and keep hanging rights. Ask about anyone, where Sunrise is.
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Old 08-14-2012, 11:08 PM   #67
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I collect pre-war Ford signs, Ford pins and badges, Model A era Ford photos, documents and advertising, Swiss LGB trains, and petroliana:

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Old 08-14-2012, 11:29 PM   #68
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Brad , Wow Thats some collection, Great you guys are sharing with others what else you collect, I am enjoying this thread & hope others are, Derek from still raining in NZ
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Old 08-14-2012, 11:35 PM   #69
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Wow ok Brad I think you win! Great collection
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Old 08-15-2012, 07:30 AM   #70
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Antique clocks. Mostly Jeweler's Regulators
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Old 08-15-2012, 08:30 AM   #71
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Brad, That's a fantastic collection and all in such good condition. You could have your own building at the Gilmore in Michigan.
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Old 08-15-2012, 09:21 AM   #72
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I agree! Thanks for the photo's Brad!
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Old 08-15-2012, 09:27 AM   #73
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Old coin operated machines of all types, The old Wurlitzer's are my favorites though. Started back in the early '70's when not many folks wanted them. Sometimes, going to a show, I'll put an old, unrestored slot machine from 1931 in the back of the Ford "A" pick up. It adds a good touch with the rest of the junk I carry around in the bed.
I'm with you. I have a Wurl 780 and Wurl 800. Coin op GE fans and other antique fans, vintage speed parts, neon signs and dust are a few other things I collect.
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Old 08-15-2012, 11:52 AM   #74
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Brad You have some wonderful petroliana there!

Did you move all that stuff over to the States , with the Car and the G28T engines ? Thats some collection to shift .

I've moved my collection of cars and parts over 3 countries ! Glad to see I'm not the only one.

Mass A Man get's my Vote !!! Love the Wurlitzers and the old music that was played on them!!!
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Old 08-15-2012, 12:12 PM   #75
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Wow! These collections are great. I collect guns, Star Trek, stamps, Nascar (Dale Earnhardt), and now Model A stuff for my restoration.
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Old 08-15-2012, 01:13 PM   #76
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For the last 19 years I have been collecting kids. I have stopped with two, due to the expense and time involved. Luckily, it only came with one wife, who is also expensive to maintain, but is worth it, for she allows my two Model A’s and helps with the two boys.

After they are out of college, who knows what I will collect, knowing my luck it will be those little pesky grandchildren who always want to ride in the rumble seat and honk the ahooga horn. Life is good!
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Guns and woodworking tools.
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Old 08-15-2012, 02:34 PM   #78
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Wow, this is wild! We collect nothing. I've never even seen a genuine collection as you guys are showing here. Guess you just do it for fun. Looks fun.
Oh wait, my wife says I collect tickets. Very expensive. But they mostly just come to me, though. I don't have to look very hard.
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Wow, this is wild! We collect nothing. I've never even seen a genuine collection as you guys are showing here. Guess you just do it for fun. Looks fun.
Oh wait, my wife says I collect tickets. Very expensive. But they mostly just come to me, though. I don't have to look very hard.
Tickets? That's no fun. At the end of the day you have lost a lot of money and have nothing to show for it. And, you haven't even had a good time loosing it.
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Tickets? That's no fun. At the end of the day you have lost a lot of money and have nothing to show for it. And, you haven't even had a good time loosing it.
Hey, Tom, you been talkin' to my wife? Did she send you a copy of her speech or was it the other way round?

Imagine how many cool parts I could have if I didn't keep handing it over to the mobile tax collectors! I thought points on my license were Loyalty Points, and would earn me a prize someday. Really, I feel like crap, but like poor old Mr. Toad (Wind in the Willows), I'll never change.

Looking at all those cool things you all have collected makes me wish I'd seen the value of old things long time ago. I'd like to see more pictures of these collections.
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