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what do you collect? :)

we are a collection of our experiences, hopes, and dreams.
so many things are transient,
and collecting is a tangible way for us to capture moments.
seeing them in their collected form helps us
make sense of our memories
through a few objects.
+Charles Lu
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+Chris Wolf it's always good to know what your friends collect, to make them happy when accidentally finding a new item for their collection.
as a child i used to collect matchboxes (real ones, not the little cars) & other stuff. today i collect letters (digital), which I print from time to time.

i just collected matchboxes by cover, espacially from different countrys. i loved collecting and started later sorting and curating the things (like books or collections of letter made to books)

+Serge Ivanov There is some great variety in those shells +shirley lo!

I think many of us would agree that photography itself is collection. We collect slices from our lives, as seen through our eyes at a single instant of time. There's something really powerful about still images, despite the fact we have had the capacity to shoot video for so long. It is a remarkable thing when you realize what we are actually doing.

Time constantly slips through our fingers, but taking a photograph suddenly places immense importance on a single instant; this one frame we instantly infuse with value as soon as we take the shot.

The majority of people document their life as it revolves around family and friends. Photographers on the other hand are assembling a collection of moments that perhaps tell a story of someone or something else. In a way, we are collecting mementos from a world that everyone lives in, but not everyone sees.

...If we step away from that idea for a minute I will say that I do like collecting coins and paper money from various countries. I'm not very serious about it, but even so I have had a decent collection fall into place. It is amazing how you can track history of a nation through what they decide to put on their money. Ideals change, leaders are overthrown, empires form and crumble; yet we naively place the faces and symbols on our money that future generations will not care about. With the digitization of monetary exchange, we may put an end to tangible currency altogether within our lifetimes, but at the same time it will to a disservice to historians of the future.

+Matthew Neason Collections stress the differences between the passions we all have and the question itself leads to a further appreciation of the differences of all people. Here we see a reflection on the beauty of nature, arranged in an entirely human arrangement and unified by the thought that the amount of time spent on collecting is the true expense, everything else is a paltry expense, as the quarter indicates. I wonder then, if the true value of a collection is in the human endeavor to collect, arrange and display it. If the collection is worth the time then it is priceless. I collect ideas.

+Ron Bearry I generally don't like having "stuff" around that I don't use but I have kept a few things that are a part of me. I have a few bicycle frames hanging in the garage that date back to my days as a competitive cyclist. I spent so many painful, joyful hours on them that I can't let them go.

One thoughtful glance at them can take me back to the days when a 7-Eleven Big Gulp after a 100 mile training ride was one of the most beautiful things in the world.

Or the time when I slipped off the back of the pack in an Oregon road race and had to finish the last 70 miles of the race by myself, riding into the worst headwind I've ever encountered...Yeah, that was awesome.

Shirley, I competed as a relatively slow amateur in the Western half of the U.S. but did make some trips further East for a few races. The 100 mile days were during my college years when I had more time to train. :) Cycling is my favorite mode of exercise though and during the summer months it's not uncommon for me to disappear somewhere for most of the day on my mountain bike. It's good to hear that you are getting out there too!

+Benny Sjöstrand That looks like a lovely collection of pretty shells :)

Sometimes I feel that I collect far too much. From my era constructing tube-amplifiers, I got a big collection of vacuum/electron tubes and electronic components. Now I'm in a photography period, I kind of started to collect old twin-reflex film cameras, now having a collection of 4 Rolliecord cameras.

A very interesting topic, almost everyone collect something.

I have an album from my amplifier construction era (year ago now)
https://plus.google.com/photos/113703289482348395189/albums/5653066719333626513
They are now in my basement, I still use them the few moments when I play the guitar, they has a special sound.

My first Rolleicord camera was a gift from a friend, now I'm kind of stuck :) I want to learn photography using traditional methods, without using digital technology.


+Sean Cowen so many things, Shirley. Rare books, pulp paperbacks, paper ephemera, antiques, antique toys, anything travel related from 20s-50s, railroadiana, refrigerator magnets, planters, old pottery, and on and on. ha!

We've talked about collecting before - and I've always kept my eye on this thread. What we collect is a part of our social DNA, and it speaks volumes about who we are as a person, and who we are as part of a community.

I've always been an inveterate collector, and it started in childhood. If you're a collector, too, we're going to get along just fine!
+Bill Murray I collect people, places, artifacts, legends, wisdoms,,medicines,arts, crafts, language,music,tools,and not just the scattered and obscure remnants..the whole of their spirit..so that I may carry it to those who have yet to share in such wonders..and share with them in full color,texture and spiritual presentation.

+anne-marie Janssen I used to collect things like Chinese porcelain (tea cups) but I got tired of dusting them :-) Since I visited Cuba, I got a different look at collecting things (owning things, wanting things, have-to-have things). I stopped stuffing the house with things. Nowadays I just collect shells. I collect them from beaches which have a special meaning, such as Trinidad, California. Or pebbles, shaped by the water. And feathers I find in the woods, on the street, big or small....in any color.

Trinidad in California has a small beach, not a sandy one. It has tiny dark pebbles. I was traveling along the coast and Redwood National Park when I stopped for a short break. There was nobody else on the beach and the sun was going down. That was that special moment :-D
No pictures of Trinidad but some of shells I found on a beach in Portugal. https://plus.google.com/101821051914085318966/posts/VGuHkSMiEPt Have a Wonderful Sunday and thanks for the inspiration! +shirley lo

+Suzy Jenkins I collect tarot card decks as I love the pictures. I also collect one-of-a-kind artist bears and limited edition Charlie bears. Also I have a small shell collection and Swarovski glass.

I used to collect "soft toys" when I was younger and then moved on to collector bears about 6 years or so ago. I have been collecting tarot cards for about 12 years I suppose. Shells I have always collected (but they don't always last as they sometimes get broken). The Swarovski glass collection started with presents I suppose about 15 years or so ago. What I forgot to mention are my crystals - probably because I don't think of them as a collection as I have more than one of each (even though they are obviously different) but I have loads and loads of all types of crystals from tumblestones to a large amethyst geode "cave"..
LOL - not that I am a collectorholic or anything but I just like pretty things I guess..

+Chris Summers I seem destined to collect photos! Not only my own which after 50 some years of shooting continues to grow but the collections I inherited from my father and grandfather who were serious amateurs who traveled the world and documented their journeys.

My grandfather who was British went out to China in 1902 and stayed there for almost 30 years serving as a postal commissioner. He did a trip up the Yangste River in about 1908 by river junks and documented what he saw. Rather then just make up B&W prints for a scrap book he had the images made into post cards which was a great idea as most of the old prints have faded with time and the post cards are still fine and contain captions of where the pictures were taken. When I can find the time I would like to make up a website with the collection.

+Mike Hunz Great post...I collect foreign coins, and have since I was 5 when my grandfather came back from India many years ago...(don't ask!). I have a pretty big collection and every trip I go on I look for others from the different countries I visit...

Its a random collection that I still keep in the same wooden box I started with. I have some very old Chinese coins that are my favorite. One of these days I will get around to cataloging them. Of late, I have also been collecting pieces of art from the locations we visit...its sort of "our thing", but its fun.

+Pete Song I used to collect glass coke bottles from different countries. That was before they went plastic. Now I collect mugs and useless electronic gadgets.

Yes, some I got while traveling but I'd also ask people I knew who were going overseas if they could bring me a bottle. The mugs don't have any particular theme - some are from places I worked or visited. No photos-yet!

+Robby Bowles Great post +shirley lo, I'm pretty late to the party on this one. I collected baseball cards as a kid but have not done that in quite some time. I guess now I mostly collect knowledge. I have an insatiable appetite for learning and understanding how and why the world works. It comes out in my job as a scientist and in my spare time. I have to say, I enjoy it quite a bit.

+Chris Hoffmann I like to think I 'collect' humanity.My collection includes ideas, thoughts, images, and objects, both tangible and intangible, as well as many other 'quirky' things that make us who we are collectively and me who I am individually. People like you, who ask such incredibly wonderful questions, as well as the many others with whom I interact on a daily basis help me better appreciate and understand this sometimes crazy, but always amazing, world. And for me, there is no better collection than that!

+Melody Migas Lovely collection! I collect shells, too, they are my favorite thing to collect.
My husband & I also collect art pottery including Rookwood, Marblehead, and Roseville. Vintage dinner & glassware, barware, old military guns, signed NFL gear, and a whole lot of dust, lol. We use to buy & sell antiques, now we just collect here & there.

+Kathy Dawn well, I don't actually collect anything tangible , but I do collect precious memories every day with my children! does that count? I know, kind of "cheesy" or "cliche" , but true none the less :)

+John Freeman Shirley, the image of the collection is without words to describe. Is there some reason that money is the beginning or source of the collection? My collections are the thoughts of Life & Experiences of my life of the past and how these relate to the future! Peace, Thank you my wonderful friend of life. I love your image of symmetry (The Yin & Yang) around the money symbol.

+Joe Vallee I collect my thoughts nightly for over 13 years in a journal...... you may be in it ;-)
It may make for a wealth of interesting information once I get the time to put thoughts to a story in the future. I have a real life who done it that needs to be written......

+Pasquale Di Dato i've a collection of shirleys, but i see, i miss one :P

+***** i collect perfume bottles...WW2 memorabilia...old cameras and signifcant literature

+Daniel Chen That's a wonderful collection of shells (and that one coin, hehe)!
I like to collect macarons, though they don't sit around for long after I acquire them :)

I have this impulse of getting them whenever I see them :) Yep, I'm an avid macaron 'collector' :)

+John Wesche I collect old, rare, and foreign films and coins from around the world

+Amalia Pedemonte I collect lapel pins from all over the world... I Love them :)

+Jorge A. Wong I collect books...:-)

+Mark Esguerra Well, I haven't really collected anything since high school. But what I collected back then was comic books. I was a big comic nerd. he he. ;-P

He he, I always read them first, then they went into the baggies never to be opened again. ;-P

+Sumit Sen Lovely shot! I collect books :-)
Essentially books on information and especially wildlife and nature-related books. I have one of the largest collections of bird books in my part of the country for sure :-) also collect old books, especially illustrated books.

+lavina street i love to collect anything that has to do with cats. pictures, ceramic,stuffed,i even have my own collection of ferals that come around every day...they have their own names...and i also collect ceramic bunnies...

+Brandon Oh I collect fallen leaves every autumn and classic old camera and lens.

+Mike Hunzeker Great post...I collect foreign coins, and have since I was 5 when my grandfather came back from India many years ago...(don't ask!). I have a pretty big collection and every trip I go on I look for others from the different countries I visit...

+Meg Rousher Nice collection Shirley ~ I've got a collection of family photo's (starting in the 1800's) , seashells, coins, candle holders, old rock n roll records and Wildlife/Nature photo's :)

+Jun C I used to collect Starbucks cards... but not so much anymore... I still try to collect rare ones tho... the last one I bought (off eBay) was the Olympics one from Canada...

Oh, I also started taking photos of Chinese cookie fortunes... :)

+Olivier Malinur Apart from troubles, I collect minerals, about 300 specimens with a particular focus on silicates, especially quartz. I was also collecting science books older than 1900. I had 12 only.

+Rogier Rood I can be short on this question; due to shortage of space I started to collect all kind of interesting things with only one restriction: they have to be digital. That are mainly pictures. :)

+Nimesh Patel Excellent image, and thoughts to go along with it. Thanks, +shirley lo and Charles Lu. I collect images.
I used to collect material things, but now trying to cut down on that habit as I get older!
I used to collect fountain pens!

+Klomwang Hwang Good stuffs are posted here, what I wish to collect is now hope. and you ? o_o

+Kean Damien I collect people thoughts,hopes and dreams then enable them to sculpt me into a life size person through understanding people better. :0)

+Serena Ruiz I collect dolls...since I was a young girl I have been so fascinated by them. From franklin mint to barbie, to special collections...

+Lupe M. Luevano That is a nice collection of shells ... I used to collect shells from every place I had ever been to that of course had an ocean that I had found....It was a big collection... But in the move after my Mom died the movers dropped all my shells and they all broke... I stopped collecting them... Now I seem to collect antique jewelry boxes in which I store my "Jewels"... :))

+Kerry Murphy Wow! This is a great collection, +shirley lo! I am a shell collector too. They are not organized at all but we bring some home from the beach every year. My son is a rock collector. I love it. :)

+Robin Griggs Wood What an amazing post, +shirley lo!! I love it! I love your shells image, too –– I have a collection of them as well (you've reminded me that I've been meaning to shoot them ... ;oD)

+Marilou Aballe Wonderful post +Shirley Lo ! I collect U.S. stamps (sheets) in mint condition. I've been collecting them since moving to the U.S. more than 25 years ago :).

+Paras Shah I collect +1 love +shirley lo :D
Well, I used to collect stamps at one point but that is in India now. Also collecting some currency notes from various countries... that's about it +shirley lo :)

Yes +shirley lo, stamps i kinda stopped now as major chunk was inherited from my grandpa. But currency notes i still do. They are from different countries i visited or been to while in transit :))

+Vivienne Gucwa I am not much of a collector of physical objects. I do collect dreams though. :)
I actually started writing them down last month because I wanted one place to go back to whenever I needed to feel inspired (made a post about it too!). Some of the ones I hope to make come true one day: Travel the world with my camera, Take a photograph in the center of every major city on earth, Visit every continent and swim in every ocean.

The image in your post stood out to me because my mother collects shells!

+Anderson Santiago JR I have a big collection of anime dvd and starting to collect anime art book soon.

+Diwakar MRao I try to recollect all my thoughts.... which i missed without capturing them in photos or in art form... going forward trying to capture everything possible

+Toshi Lin I collect classical music CDs...plus dome downloading...over two thousands XD

Every night I picked a music video from youtube to say goodnight to my facebook & plurk friends.
I collect all the links to the list:
http://goo.gl/t98dU

When I was in college, graduate school, I love Mahler most. Recently I feel like Schubert most.

Maybe another collection is photos? I went out quite often to take photos. Here is my photo album:
http://goo.gl/TFwgn

I traveled to these places quite often. In 2008 I bought my very first camera in my life and started learning photography myself. I took all these photos within 4 years. (Except the first 9 photo albums: Yosemite, Grand Teton, Yellowstone, Glacier, Waterton, Banff, Jasper, Oregon, SF. I took these by my friend’s camera in 1999 during my camping trip to the States & Canada)

I love Mahler’s symphonies no.1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10 & Das Lied von der Erde. Especially no.1-3, 4 movs, no.2-1, 2, 4, 5 movs, no.3-1, 6 movs, no.4-3 mov, no.5-4 mov, no.6-3 mov, no.9-4 mov, Das Lied von der Erde-6 mov. I think I am lucky I can listen to all the music I like in my office too.

+Andreas Kaspar I collect joyful moments

+Serein Lee I collect photography books :)

+Sudipto Sarkar i collect coins.. :)
i even love to collect movies..

+Sara Olinger - I collect US quarters - Kansas - w. buffalos on them - they're all over my apt

+Heinz Udo Zemlin ich hatte Erfahrungen gesammelt . Einige waren nicht gut . Danach sammelte ich Eindrücke und Fotos aus vergangenen Zeiten .Alte restaurierte Bilder aus Japan kannst du in meinen Beiträgen finden . Das hat etwas mit deinen Ahnen zu tun . Ich bewundere die handwerklichen Fertigkeiten dieser Kultur .

+Jerome Berruer j aime la diversité des couleurs et la paix qui règne dans la férocité des océan ou la libertés prend tous son sens quand les bateaux sont quai

+Shakirah Faleh Lai bottle caps

+Tiffany Henry +shirley lo collects circles and people! No wonder I got close to 800 adds in the last hr! Thanks for collecting me in a collection! :-)
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for those that collect circles:

+Scott Jarvie 239 most interactive photographers http://goo.gl/pbh6M

+Billy Wilson interactive people http://goo.gl/TsxiB

+Natalie Villalobos googlers who rock http://goo.gl/FJNER

+Louis Gray women in tech/media http://goo.gl/SNrIf

+Yonatan Zunger random interesting people http://goo.gl/saZ25

+Chris Pirillo his creative circle http://goo.gl/2FB5g

+Tetsuya Kitahata Compassionate, loving and Active Google+ Users http://goo.gl/iBFbd

+Summer Holmquist compassionate people http://goo.gl/h4VkE

+Lotus Carroll her rockin' photogs http://goo.gl/qh44G

+Thomas Hawk kick ass photographers http://goo.gl/YdpFW

+Tetsuya Kitahata his Hangout Luminaries http://goo.gl/8XrKT

+Sean Cowen his putting you on the spot circle http://goo.gl/Q7jbg

+Joe Vallee top +pe photogs http://goo.gl/DmZqy

+Joe Martinez his best people to follow http://goo.gl/e1FO9

+Adam Kumiszcza wildlife photographers http://goo.gl/vE42r

+Johan Peijnenburg nature & landscape photographers http://goo.gl/uK1nX

+Christian Werner Creative Commons Photographers Chttp://goo.gl/fyNbC

+Robert SKREINER 10k photographers http://goo.gl/4XZL7

+MAURIZIO PONTINI art & photography http://goo.gl/E46ct

+Kerry Murphy her starter set of photographers http://goo.gl/mMPJS

+Jennifer Eden for the ladies http://goo.gl/5oikn

+Giuseppe Basile 500 most followed photographers http://goo.gl/unHBI

+Jarek Klimek g+ photographers on pinterest http://goo.gl/DCSep

+John Fanavans hangout helpers http://goo.gl/CS6MM

+Carter Gibson engagers http://goo.gl/bp4DF

+Oliver Seidel animal photographers http://goo.gl/aNUJj

+James Day g+ photographers http://goo.gl/Ywf4D

+Robby Bowles wildlife all http://goo.gl/zQeaL

+Tom Rolfson his recommendations http://goo.gl/BOiIx

+Robert Scoble A-M photograhpers http://goo.gl/L9OX3

+Keith Barrett sharing the pixie dust. disney fandom http://goo.gl/mbvZ5

+Francesco Gola light masters http://goo.gl/xMJ7Q

+Neesa Butterberry her most favorite circle http://goo.gl/hJhpZ

+Beau Kahler his handpicked favorites http://goo.gl/UXs54

+Veronica Belmont women in tech http://goo.gl/iXC6Y

+Euro Maestro awesome photographers http://goo.gl/xUu6p

+Lucille Galleli ladies http://goo.gl/tAZcu

+Sharon Jamie creative circle http://goo.gl/a4Tlq

+Melissa Daniels women in tech http://goo.gl/d9bLu

+Rory Amber Thompson female photographers http://goo.gl/PLTcD

+pio dal cin his interesting people http://goo.gl/36zGI

+Jack C Crawford his interesting people http://goo.gl/egMvV

+Christian Reyes a few interesting people http://goo.gl/4NPDu

+Jimmy James a valuable circle http://goo.gl/C0BQG

+John Wesche Super Awesome Happy Club http://goo.gl/XEtAO

+Fred Wierda interesting circle http://goo.gl/JqoPM

+Jack C Crawford his recommendation to consider adding these people http://goo.gl/ABbgi

+Melanie MP female photographers http://goo.gl/0lMpx

+***** Many Awesome Peeps http://goo.gl/GOhfv

+Boris Gorelik Photography circle google+ http://goo.gl/oECNA

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Fun shot! Looks like you guys have quite a collection of shells! ;-)
 
i've a collection of shirleys, but i see, i miss one :P
 
That's a wonderful collection of shells (and that one coin, hehe)!
I like to collect macarons, though they don't sit around for long after I acquire them :)
 
I collect old, rare, and foreign films and coins from around the world
 
+Sudipto Sarkar very nice. what kind of coins? do you have a photo of them? :) +Pasquale Di Dato haha. well, this shirley remains in the wild in her natural habitat and not for collecting :D +Daniel Chen sounds delicious! do you get them from a favorite bakery? :) +John Wesche very cool. do you have photos of your collection? how did you start collecting them? :)

thanks everyone for the +1s and shares! :)
 
+shirley lo Well, I haven't really collected anything since high school. But what I collected back then was comic books. I was a big comic nerd. he he. ;-P
 
Excellent image, and thoughts to go along with it. Thanks, +shirley lo and Charles Lu. I collect images. I used to collect material things, but now trying to cut down on that habit as I get older!
 
+Mark Esguerra nice. did you read the comic books or did they stay in a plastic wrap? :) +Nimesh Patel thanks for your nice words. what kinds of material things did you use to collect? :)

thanks everyone for the +1s and shares! :)
 
I collect tarot card decks as I love the pictures. I also collect one-of-a-kind artist bears and limited edition Charlie bears. Also I have a small shell collection and Swarovski glass.
 
+shirley lo I have this impulse of getting them whenever I see them :) Yep, I'm an avid macaron 'collector' :)
 
Lovely shot! I collect books :-)
 
+shirley lo He he, I always read them first, then they went into the baggies never to be opened again. ;-P
 
+Suzy Jenkins interesting set of collections! there's some cool art on tarot cards. i used to collect bears too. have you collected them since childhood? shells and glass are a nice combination. do you have photos of your collections? :) +Daniel Chen collecting them in your stomach is a great way to experience them :) +Nimesh Patel very cool! do you have photos of them? how did you start collecting fountain pens? :) +Diwakar MRao the quarter was for size reference :) +Sumit Sen thanks! what kinds of books? any particular genres? :) +Mark Esguerra hehe nice. that's the best way to experience them and preserve them :) +Sudipto Sarkar nice. what kinds of movies do you like collecting? :)

thanks everyone for the +1s and shares! :)
 
+shirley lo , I seem destined to collect photos! Not only my own which after 50 some years of shooting continues to grow but the collections I inherited from my father and grandfather who were serious amateurs who traveled the world and documented their journeys.
 
I used to collect glass coke bottles from different countries. That was before they went plastic. Now I collect mugs and useless electronic gadgets.
 
+Chris Summers collecting photos is wonderful :) what are some of your favorites from your vast collection including ones from your father and grandfather? did they also document stories behind each photo? :) +Pete Song nice. i saw some of the different designs at the coke museum. were the bottles from different countries from bottles you drank when travelling to different countries? have a photo of your collection? :) what kinds of mugs and gadgets do you collect? :) +Toshi Lin wow, you have such a vast classical music collection! who's your favorite composer? thanks for sharing the links to your collection! :)

thanks everyone for the +1s and shares! :)
 
I used to collect "soft toys" when I was younger and then moved on to collector bears about 6 years or so ago. I have been collecting tarot cards for about 12 years I suppose. Shells I have always collected (but they don't always last as they sometimes get broken). The Swarovski glass collection started with presents I suppose about 15 years or so ago. What I forgot to mention are my crystals - probably because I don't think of them as a collection as I have more than one of each (even though they are obviously different) but I have loads and loads of all types of crystals from tumblestones to a large amethyst geode "cave"..
LOL - not that I am a collectorholic or anything but I just like pretty things I guess.
 
+shirley lo Essentially books on information and especially wildlife and nature-related books. I have one of the largest collections of bird books in my part of the country for sure :-) also collect old books, especially illustrated books.
 
+shirley lo ich hatte Erfahrungen gesammelt . Einige waren nicht gut . Danach sammelte ich Eindrücke und Fotos aus vergangenen Zeiten .Alte restaurierte Bilder aus Japan kannst du in meinen Beiträgen finden . Das hat etwas mit deinen Ahnen zu tun . Ich bewundere die handwerklichen Fertigkeiten dieser Kultur .
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Great post...I collect foreign coins, and have since I was 5 when my grandfather came back from India many years ago...(don't ask!). I have a pretty big collection and every trip I go on I look for others from the different countries I visit...
 
Nice collection Shirley ~ I've got a collection of family photo's (starting in the 1800's) , seashells, coins, candle holders, old rock n roll records and Wildlife/Nature photo's :)
 
+shirley lo - My grandfather who was British went out to China in 1902 and stayed there for almost 30 years serving as a postal commissioner. He did a trip up the Yangste River in about 1908 by river junks and documented what he saw. Rather then just make up B&W prints for a scrap book he had the images made into post cards which was a great idea as most of the old prints have faded with time and the post cards are still fine and contain captions of where the pictures were taken. When I can find the time I would like to make up a website with the collection.
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I used to collect Starbucks cards... but not so much anymore... I still try to collect rare ones tho... the last one I bought (off eBay) was the Olympics one from Canada...
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Oh, I also started taking photos of Chinese cookie fortunes... :)
 
+shirley lo Yes, some I got while traveling but I'd also ask people I knew who were going overseas if they could bring me a bottle. The mugs don't have any particular theme - some are from places I worked or visited. No photos-yet!
 
I can be short on this question; due to shortage of space I started to collect all kind of interesting things with only one restriction: they have to be digital. That are mainly pictures. :)
 
+Suzy Jenkins i saw some handmade bears while in germany and the detail is amazing to see and feel. i know what you mean about shells and try to pad them with soft things. wow, what an extensive crystal collection you have. i love how crystals sparkle differently in the light. sounds like you're surrounded by lots of pretty things! :) +Sumit Sen wow, your bird book collection is very impressive! are your old books mostly leather-bound with interesting designs? vintage books have a certain quality that is so interesting to pick up and feel :) +Toshi Lin i like mahler too and played some of it when i was in orchestra. schubert's has a lot of nice soothing pieces. do you play classical instruments too? :) +Heinz Udo Zemlin ich möchte ihre alten fotos zu sehen. haben sie diese wiederherstellen? wie haben sie sammeln diese fotos? +Mike Hunz foreign coins are very fun things to collect. do you keep them in a case? which ones are your favorites? :) +Meg Rousher thanks! :) family photos are very interesting to look at and collect. wow, starting in the 1800s is very impressive. do you know most of the people and stories behind the photos? candle holders sound very interesting too! do you have photos of your collections? :)
+Chris Summers oh wow. did he sail all the way from england? that is really cool! :) did he send the post cards to friends and family? lots of people here would probably enjoy seeing your postcard collection! that's very good foresight on his part to keep the photos preserved and he's lucky to have you share it with others for generations to come! :) +Jun C very cool. do you have photos of your card collection? :) oooh, nice. are the fortunes inspirational or funny? which ones are your favorites? :) +Pete Song very cool souvenir of places you have friends have visited :) do you drink them or leave the liquids in the bottles? :) would like to see photos :) +Rogier Rood hehe. that's true. memory storage takes up less space even in its physical form :) do you bring your camera everywhere you go? :) +Toshi Lin wow, beautiful collection of photos! do you travel to these places often? :)

thanks everyone for the +1s and shares! :)
 
+shirley lo Wow you love Mahler too? I have more than 100 CDs of his music! I think I am really a fan of him. Which of his symphonies do you like most? Alas...I don't play any instruments. What kind of instrument do you play in the orchestra?
 
Most of the old books are leather bound and embossed. They feel like books :)
 
+shirley lo klick auf mein Profil , gehe die Beiträge runter . Ich meine ich habe es am 10.2 ins Netz gestellt . Irgendwo habe ich noch mehr davon . Ich kenne in Japan einige Keramiker und habe bei ihnen nach alten Fotos gefragt . Leider hatten sie keine mehr . Sie haben alles weggeworfen . Wie ich zu den veröffentlichten Fotos gekommen bin ist im Beitrag beschrieben . Wenn dir etwas davon gefällt schicke ich dir eine CD .
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+Toshi Lin i like the happy uplifting pieces. they're fun to listen to and play, although i'm out of practice (piano and violin) :) what do you like best about his music? :) +Sumit Sen haha. they have a pretty cool collection at the library of congress. old books have a very cool distinct smell to them. :) +Chris Wolf that's a great outlook you have and add to friends' collection! :) did you light up or play with any of the matches as a child? or did you like the size and cover art on them? collecting and printing letters is a wonderful way to relive and preserve memories :) +Paras Shah haha. do you collect any other tangibles objects? :) +Heinz Udo Zemlin vielen dank für ihre fotos. sie sind ein maler? was inspiriert Ihre arbeit? ihre kunst ist wunderbar :)

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Well, I used to collect stamps at one point but that is in India now. Also collecting some currency notes from various countries... that's about it +shirley lo :)
 
Lovely collection! I collect shells, too, they are my favorite thing to collect.
My husband & I also collect art pottery including Rookwood, Marblehead, and Roseville. Vintage dinner & glassware, barware, old military guns, signed NFL gear, and a whole lot of dust, lol. We use to buy & sell antiques, now we just collect here & there.
 
+Paras Shah nice. did you collect the stamps from different countries too? :) are the notes from the different countries you've visited? :) +Chris Wolf very nice. they're a great size to collect :) do you have a photo of your collection? :) +Melody Migas thank you! do you have a photo of your shell collection? which ones are your favorites? :) wow, you and your husband have quite an extensive collection of many things. how did you start collecting old military guns and art pottery- were they always interests of yours? :)

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i love to collect anything that has to do with cats. pictures, ceramic,stuffed,i even have my own collection of ferals that come around every day...they have their own names...and i also collect ceramic bunnies...
 
Apart from troubles, I collect minerals, about 300 specimens with a particular focus on silicates, especially quartz. I was also collecting science books older than 1900. I had 12 only.
 
i think "collecting" should be classified as a form of hording good feelings. because i collect memories appose to them just being created daily. or is that an obsessive compulsive disorder ?
 
+lavina street very nice. do you have cats of your own, in addition to the ferals that visit you every day? do you feed them too? :) i'd like to see photos of your cats and bunnies :) +Olivier Malinur nice. do you collect the minerals on location? are they usually found in places like a cave? old science books would be interesting to read. how much of the information is still true today? :) +Thy Horror i like your interpretation of hording good feelings :) can you share some of your favorites with us? :)

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Yes +shirley lo, stamps i kinda stopped now as major chunk was inherited from my grandpa. But currency notes i still do. They are from different countries i visited or been to while in transit :))
 
I try to recollect all my thoughts.... which i missed without capturing them in photos or in art form... going forward trying to capture everything possible
 
+shirley lo Its a random collection that I still keep in the same wooden box I started with. I have some very old Chinese coins that are my favorite. One of these days I will get around to cataloging them. Of late, I have also been collecting pieces of art from the locations we visit...its sort of "our thing", but its fun.
 
I am not much of a collector of physical objects. I do collect dreams though. :)
 
I have a big collection of anime dvd and starting to collect anime art book soon.
 
+Paras Shah very nice. do you have a photo of your collection? :) +Diwakar MRao what are some of your favorite thoughts you've collected? :) +Mike Hunz there's something about wooden boxes that makes it nice to keep collections in :) collecting art's a great thing. do you have them shipped back or are they small enough to bring while you're travelling? :) +Vivienne Gucwa :) what are some of your favorite dreams you could share with us? :) +Anderson Santiago JR nice. have you watched all of the ones in your collection? :) +Ajeesh Kumar the shells say thank you :)

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+shirley lo du möchtest wissen warum ich das mache ? Ich versuche es dir an einem Beispiel zu erklären . Vor vielen vielen Jahren habe ich in Hannover eine Ausstellung mit dem Titel - Das Volk hat die Kunst mit Allende - durch geführt . Menschen , die in einem Stadion eingesperrt waren und mit dem Tod rechnen mußten haben mit Kreide , Erde oder abgebrannten Streichhölzern auf Reste von Papier Zeichnungen angefertigt um ihr Leid zu kanalisieren . Über Freunde haben wir diese Belege nach Deutschland gebracht . Mit der Ausstellung haben wir eine Spenden Aktion verbunden um die Familien der Chilenischen Freunde zu unterstützen . Also ich mache etwas weil ich es tun muß . Wenn ich Kunst verkaufe , verwende ich das Geld um Ungerechtigkeiten aus zu gleichen . Das Geld das ich habe reicht für mich . Ich brauch nicht viel .
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+shirley lo - I actually started writing them down last month because I wanted one place to go back to whenever I needed to feel inspired (made a post about it too!). Some of the ones I hope to make come true one day: Travel the world with my camera, Take a photograph in the center of every major city on earth, Visit every continent and swim in every ocean.

The image in your post stood out to me because my mother collects shells!
 
Not yet, but since you asked +shirley lo, i might come up with something. However, yet to organize the collection though...
 
Does this mean you are 'SHELLfish?' Lol.
 
+shirley lo - i love it how you editing the post to include everyone's take on collectibles... Nice work there my friend!!!
 
About minerals, some I found them myself 3/4, some are bought.
Old science books are interesting. Some are describing experiment, especially in acoustic or electrostatic , completly forgotten now.
 
+Heinz Udo Zemlin vielen dank für Ihre wunderbare geschichte. das ist toll, dass sie ihre kunst nutzen, um anderen in vielerlei hinsicht helfen :) +Vivienne Gucwa that's a really great idea for inspiration :) so you take the dreams from your sleep and write them down to convert them to reality :) every continent and every ocean and photographs in each place will be an epic adventure! :) nice- did you used to collect shells with your mother too? :) +Paras Shah nice. i'm sure others will enjoy seeing them as well here! :) thanks for noticing and for your nice words! it's fun to see what everyone collects! :) +Mike Diazleal haha. aren't you 'PUN-ny' :D +Mikko Tyllinen the shells say thank you! what do you collect ? :) +Olivier Malinur cool. where do you usually find them? :)

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That looks like a lovely collection of pretty shells :)

Sometimes I feel that I collect far too much. From my era constructing tube-amplifiers, I got a big collection of vacuum/electron tubes and electronic components. Now I'm in a photography period, I kind of started to collect old twin-reflex film cameras, now having a collection of 4 Rolliecord cameras.
 
+shirley lo - You know, I never went with her when she collected but I used to love playing with the shells when I was younger. I still love seashells, probably because of that. :)
 
Thank you shirley. :) I collect fallen leaves every autumn and classic old camera and lens. Have a good day.
 
j aime la diversité des couleurs et la paix qui règne dans la férocité des océan ou la libertés prend tous son sens quand les bateaux sont quai
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I collect photography books :)
 
hello shirley..... nice shell......
n i am collected friends...................
 
+shirley lo Yes. I traveled to these places quite often. In 2008 I bought my very first camera in my life and started learning photography myself. I took all these photos within 4 years. (Except the first 9 photo albums: Yosemite, Grand Teton, Yellowstone, Glacier, Waterton, Banff, Jasper, Oregon, SF. I took these by my friend’s camera in 1999 during my camping trip to the States & Canada)

I love Mahler’s symphonies no.1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10 & Das Lied von der Erde. Especially no.1-3, 4 movs, no.2-1, 2, 4, 5 movs, no.3-1, 6 movs, no.4-3 mov, no.5-4 mov, no.6-3 mov, no.9-4 mov, Das Lied von der Erde-6 mov. I think I am lucky I can listen to all the music I like in my office too. ^^
 
There is some great variety in those shells +shirley lo!

I think many of us would agree that photography itself is collection. We collect slices from our lives, as seen through our eyes at a single instant of time. There's something really powerful about still images, despite the fact we have had the capacity to shoot video for so long. It is a remarkable thing when you realize what we are actually doing.

Time constantly slips through our fingers, but taking a photograph suddenly places immense importance on a single instant; this one frame we instantly infuse with value as soon as we take the shot.

The majority of people document their life as it revolves around family and friends. Photographers on the other hand are assembling a collection of moments that perhaps tell a story of someone or something else. In a way, we are collecting mementos from a world that everyone lives in, but not everyone sees.

...If we step away from that idea for a minute I will say that I do like collecting coins and paper money from various countries. I'm not very serious about it, but even so I have had a decent collection fall into place. It is amazing how you can track history of a nation through what they decide to put on their money. Ideals change, leaders are overthrown, empires form and crumble; yet we naively place the faces and symbols on our money that future generations will not care about. With the digitization of monetary exchange, we may put an end to tangible currency altogether within our lifetimes, but at the same time it will to a disservice to historians of the future.
 
+Benny Sjöstrand the shells say thank you :) we got them on the beaches of florida :) were the amplifiers for stereos? your photo of you rolliecord camera is very cool. how did you start collecting film cameras? :) +Vivienne Gucwa thanks for sharing your love and experience with seashells :) what a happy memory :) +Brandon Oh nice. do you press the leaves in a book and keep them in an album? do you have photos of your collections? :) +Jerome Berruer merci pour vos belles pensées et de poétique. j'aime les couleurs des coquilles aussi :) +Serein Lee do collect a particular kind of photography book? which books are your favorites? :) +Shakirah Faleh Lai are they from bottles you've drank from? :) +tommy mulia thank you. friends are wonderful :) +Toshi Lin wow, you are very well traveled and those are wonderful places you've chosen :) did you camp in a tent at those national parks? those are wonderful pieces. good to hear you can enjoy them in your office :) +Serge Ivanov wow, thanks for sharing your insightful and meaningful thoughts :) love the way you view photography, and how photographers document moments outside of friends and family. everyone sees a different view and slice of the world, so it's wonderful to see what others see in their interpretations :) it's also fascinating how one specific event can be seen and viewed so differently by different people that witness the same things, albeit with different angles, perspectives, and preconceived notions superimposed into the interpretation of the moment. yes, coins are an interesting study about what minerals and materials were and are valued in a society, and it's also interesting to see which figureheads or things countries choose to feature on their currency. thanks for sharing your thoughts with us, as always :)

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+shirley lo Yes I did. Camping in all those national parks. That's my very first time went abroad. ^^
 
I like to think I 'collect' humanity.My collection includes ideas, thoughts, images, and objects, both tangible and intangible, as well as many other 'quirky' things that make us who we are collectively and me who I am individually. People like you, who ask such incredibly wonderful questions, as well as the many others with whom I interact on a daily basis help me better appreciate and understand this sometimes crazy, but always amazing, world. And for me, there is no better collection than that!
 
+shirley lo I just found the spinning dnacer in your youtube channel. Actually I once had this spinning girl as the topic in my English Club. And I know how to change her spinning direction. Let me write down my tip in your youtube channel.
 
I collect dolls...since I was a young girl I have been so fascinated by them. From franklin mint to barbie, to special collections...
 
I collect record albums, die cast metal cars and truck mainly Coca Cola styles, silver coins, phone card.
 
Thanks +shirley lo
A very interesting topic, almost everyone collect something.

I have an album from my amplifier construction era (year ago now)
https://plus.google.com/photos/113703289482348395189/albums/5653066719333626513
They are now in my basement, I still use them the few moments when I play the guitar, they has a special sound.

My first Rolleicord camera was a gift from a friend, now I'm kind of stuck :) I want to learn photography using traditional methods, without using digital technology.
 
+shirley lo The art is usually small enough to carry in the suitcases...I didn't read what else you collect! Its great to see we have a bunch of collectors on G+
 
+Toshi Lin falling asleep under the stars and fresh air sounds refreshing :) great job getting the dancer to spin the other way :) +Chris Hoffmann your collection of humanity and letting others increase appreciation of the world is beautifully uplifting :) +Serena Ruiz nice. the franklin mint dolls are beautiful little royal princesses :) barbie's changes through the years is interesting to look at :) +CustomLight UpCaps very nice. do you have photos of your collections? :) +ahmet mermer teşekkür ederim :) +ramazan kaya :) +Benny Sjöstrand your collection and skills are very impressive and amazing! :) the devices and equipment look like they are out of an engineering class or r&d lab. they say film cameras are far superior than digital in more ways than one :) +Lupe M. Luevano awww, sorry to hear that. maybe you can start a new collection of oceans you visit in the future and store them in the antique jewelry boxes too? :) what kind of "jewels" do you collect? :) +Mike Hunz portable art is always a plus :) i agree! it's amazing what the community collects! a wide variety of interests! :) +Robert SKREINER thanks for reading and stopping by! :) what do you collect? :)

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Collections stress the differences between the passions we all have and the question itself leads to a further appreciation of the differences of all people. Here we see a reflection on the beauty of nature, arranged in an entirely human arrangement and unified by the thought that the amount of time spent on collecting is the true expense, everything else is a paltry expense, as the quarter indicates. I wonder then, if the true value of a collection is in the human endeavor to collect, arrange and display it. If the collection is worth the time then it is priceless. I collect ideas.
 
I generally don't like having "stuff" around that I don't use but I have kept a few things that are a part of me. I have a few bicycle frames hanging in the garage that date back to my days as a competitive cyclist. I spent so many painful, joyful hours on them that I can't let them go.

One thoughtful glance at them can take me back to the days when a 7-Eleven Big Gulp after a 100 mile training ride was one of the most beautiful things in the world. A few sips of that magical cola would reinvigorate my entire body.

Or the time when I slipped off the back of the pack in an Oregon road race and had to finish the last 70 miles of the race by myself, riding into the worst headwind I've ever encountered...Yeah, that was awesome.
 
Yes Shirley I know all but a few people in the family photos. A couple of years before my mom passed we went through every box in her house looking for old pictures. It took months to scan them all. This is the oldest I have https://plus.google.com/photos/115239804550663612067/albums/5639226865573741569 It's my Great-great grandmother holding my great-grandmother (1873) before they came to America from Ireland.
I don't have any pictures of my collections but that's a good idea :)
 
+Lupe M. Luevano maybe shells will be another type of jewelry for you. some people wear them as necklaces, bracelets, etc. :) +Matthew Neason i really enjoyed reading your thoughts, and your interpretation of the quarter :) it's also interesting that you mentioned the coin, because some cultures used shells as currency. are you a writer or a philosophy major? i'm sure that if you posted more posts, people would love what you had to say :) +Ron Bearry thanks for sharing your cycling adventures with us :) i've started cycling myself, too, but leisurely. the 70+ mile distances you traveled is very impressive. where did you compete? +Meg Rousher it's such a nice family keepsake to have, and to have a pretty complete photo history. future generations will definitely appreciate what you are doing :) thanks for sharing :) +Amalia Pedemonte very cool!, i'm sure you have quite a collection. do you have any photos to share with us? :)
 
Shirley, I competed as a relatively slow amateur in the Western half of the U.S. but did make some trips further East for a few races. The 100 mile days were during my college years when I had more time to train. :) Cycling is my favorite mode of exercise though and during the summer months it's not uncommon for me to disappear somewhere for most of the day on my mountain bike. It's good to hear that you are getting out there too!
 
Wow! This is a great collection, +shirley lo! I am a shell collector too. They are not organized at all but we bring some home from the beach every year. My son is a rock collector. I love it. :)
 
Wonderful post +Shirly Lo ! I collect U.S. stamps (sheets) in mint condition. I've been collecting them since moving to the U.S. more than 25 years ago :).
 
I collect my thoughts nightly for over 13 years in a journal...... you may be in it ;-)
It may make for a wealth of interesting information once I get the time to put thoughts to a story in the future. I have a real life who done it that needs to be written......
 
+shirley lo collects circles and people! No wonder I got close to 800 adds in the last hr! Thanks for collecting me in a collection! :-)
 
What an amazing post, +shirley lo!! I love it! I love your shells image, too –– I have a collection of them as well (you've reminded me that I've been meaning to shoot them ... ;oD)
 
side note: can't wait to add your collections to the main post above and more circles to share,
but i can't plus mention anyone or edit the posts right now (hit the limit),
and will come back later and try again! :)
 
Great post +shirley lo, I'm pretty late to the party on this one. I collected baseball cards as a kid but have not done that in quite some time. I guess now I mostly collect knowledge. I have an insatiable appetite for learning and understanding how and why the world works. It comes out in my job as a scientist and in my spare time. I have to say, I enjoy it quite a bit.
 
+Ron Bearry wow, no matter what speed you go through 100 miles, it's still amazing and impressive! :) mountain biking is pretty intense. do you jump rocks and do tricks on the mountains? :)
 
+Kerry Murphy that's wonderful! ours are all from florida. where do you go to collect yours? :) rocks are fun to hunt for :)
 
+shirley lo Yes, I love the variety too. Have you thought about curating some circles ?
 
+Lotus Carroll thanks for stopping by! it's amazing what different things everyone collects here! :)
 
+Marilou Aballe thanks for reading it! :) wow, mint condition is very impressive! which ones are your favorites? do you have photos of your collection? :)
 
+Joe Vallee writing every night's a great writing exercise. do you do it digital or handwrite? :) that's cool- so you'll write a story based on your true life? :)
 
+Tiffany Henry thanks for stopping by! hope it will help the community find each others similar or interesting hobbies! :)
 
+Sara Olinger that's cool. are buffalos the state animal? do you have photos of your collection? :)
 
+Robin Griggs Wood thanks for looking at the post and your nice words! when you get your photos up of your collection feel free to share them here with everyone! :)
 
+Robby Bowles do you have photos of your baseball collection? collecting knowledge and your insatiable appetite for learning is a wonderful thing to have. what new subject are you working on/learning now? :)
 
+Euro Maestro i try to help feature thoughts and comments from the community and hope that people can find other interesting people like you through that :)
 
+shirley lo - we typically go to the Outer Banks in North Carolina and collect shells from there. My son will collect rocks from pretty much anywhere. :)
 
+Kerry Murphy that's cool, didn't know there were that many shells in obx. they have nice sand dunes there too, i think :) being able to collect rocks from anywhere is a nice convenience :)
 
Shirley, the image of the collection is without words to describe. Is there some reason that money is the beginning or source of the collection? My collections are the thoughts of Life & Experiences of my life of the past and how these relate to the future! Peace, Thank you my wonderful friend of life. I love your image of symmetry (The Yin & Yang) around the money symbol.
 
+John Freeman thank you for your kind words. the coin was for size comparison. interestingly, some cultures used shells as currency. thank you for your thoughtful interpretation and sharing your collection of your life experiences and connectivity. sounds like a wonderful way to bring peace :)
 
O simples torna-se bonito. Trabalho bem realizado.Lindo.
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Those are lovely shells, Shirley.
I collect books and pens...sometimes, I'd like to pretend I'm a reader and a writer at the same time. :)
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+Michelle Torio the shells also say thank you :) that's wonderful :) what kinds of books do you like to read and write? :)
 
I love to read classic literature...yeah, I know I'm boring, but those kind speaks to me the loudest. Sometimes, when I'm inspired, I write poetry...but most times, I just write in my journal what I felt mostly during the day. :)
 
+Michelle Torio the classics are wonderful and are the foundations of modern art and literature :) poetry and keeping a journal is a great way to collect your thoughts! :)
 
I collect people, places, artifacts, legends, wisdoms,,medicines,arts, crafts, language,music,tools,and not just the scattered and obscure remnants..the whole of their spirit..so that I may carry it to those who have yet to share in such wonders..and share with them in full color,texture and spiritual presentation.
 
I used to collect things like Chinese porcelain (tea cups) but I got tired of dusting them :-) Since I visited Cuba, I got a different look at collecting things (owning things, wanting things, have-to-have things). I stopped stuffing the house with things. Nowadays I just collect shells. I collect them from beaches which have a special meaning, such as Trinidad, California. Or pebbles, shaped by the water. And feathers I find in the woods, on the street, big or small....in any color.
 
+Andreas Kaspar wonderful :) what were some of your favorite joyful moments? :) added your thoughts to the main post above :)
 
+Bill Murray beautiful things and ideas :) a inspirational and positive way to share them with others :) can you share some of your favorite wonders with us? :) your thoughts are featured above in the main post :)
 
+anne-marie Janssen i love seeing shells and pebbles and feathers :) what kinds of speical meanings are there from trinidad and california? do you have photos of your collections? :)
 
Trinidad in California has a small beach, not a sandy one. It has tiny dark pebbles. I was traveling along the coast and Redwood National Park when I stopped for a short break. There was nobody else on the beach and the sun was going down. That was that special moment :-D
No pictures of Trinidad but some of shells I found on a beach in Portugal. https://plus.google.com/101821051914085318966/posts/VGuHkSMiEPt Have a Wonderful Sunday and thanks for the inspiration! +shirley lo
 
+anne-marie Janssen what a wonderful memory as well as a collection of nice shells! :) added your additional memories to the main post above :)
 
+Mikki Michelle your collection is now featured in the main post above :) what is your favorite significant literature?
 
+Jorge A. Wong got any favorite books? :) your thoughts are now featured in the main post above :)
 
Hi +shirley lo ! I have tons of books, and with eBooks more readily available, I have been collecting in that format as well. I love going to book stores in different cities as you never know what gems you will find. Over the years, I have collected some treasures (books) and will always cherish them. I have an autographed book by Danielle Raver, I have an autographed note and book marker from Gretchen Rubin, and lots more. Some of my favorites books are from authors such as ones I already mentioned, but also Lee Child, Michael Connolly, J.A. Jance, Jeffrey Archer, Olen Steinhauer, James Patterson, David Baldacci, David Morrell, Joseph Finder, Linwood Barclay, Ridley Pearson, James Rollins, and the list goes on. One of my favorite books that I have just read or am reading: The Affair, The Happiness Project, The Sixth Man, Private, An American Spy, and Betrayal of Trust. Thanks Shirley! :-)
 
P.S. Have a lovely sister in law called Jessie Wong! I so love eastern culture and wealth of knowledge! Such a magical philosophy! :)

Thailand is such a beautiful country! Being a part of eastern philosophy culture with lovely open hearted residence was wonderful experience!

Have dear friend who is called Yeing. Yeing and Roger her lovely husband are magical together and Roger is learning Mandarin! :) Best wishes once again!
 
+shirley lo I write it on the computer and back it up at least weekly. The story I was referring to would be involving rare gemstones/deceit/theft/death a real life who-done-it. Hopefully I will be able to bring it to fruition at some point while the main character is still around for me to document his life story.
 
hi +Jorge A. Wong ! :) that's so wonderful that you have so many books in different formats! :) very good strategy to hunt different cities and stores like a treasure hunt! :) very cool how you have several books and things autographed by the authors! :) is there a common theme or genre among your favorite authors? :)
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+Carla Martin that's wonderful! :) what do you love most about eastern culture and philosophy? :) cultures with open hearts are certainly magical and wonderful! :)
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+srikanta logedon thank you for your nice words! g+ sure does collect cool things! :) what do you collect? :)
 
+Joe Vallee that's great that you make sure to back it up frequently :) rare gemstones sounds like an interesting mystery/whodunit story! :) feel free to share excepts of it with everyone! :)
 
Recently read the book between the animate and inanimate objects. Everything is now inanimate thing this picture. Anyone remember once had grown pretty seashells is carved from?
 
 +hiroshi iwashita sounds like a very interesting book!  what were some of the your favorite things that you learned from the book? :)  it's so beautiful how calcium and other minerals form these beautiful shells! :) will feature your collections in the main post above as soon as they fix my account and enable edits to the post above! :)
 
+James Stowe very cool :)  how did you start collecting old masters-modern prints? :) will feature your collections in the main post above as soon as they fix my account and enable edits to the post above! :)
 
+John Wesche i'm right here :)  thanks for your encouragement.  hope your summer's going well! :)
 
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"+Amy Redstone Hostas."

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"+Jerry Mael Old Volvos  "

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"+Gabriel Hilbert MEMORIES!
i like that, it is like the things most miss.....Armida Evony.
i once collected keys, but as i grew i found they could open no heart. "

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"+Mary Sass Clark Very cool to see what others collect over time... mine are stones. One from everywhere I've visited "

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read my profile and see what the things are i like.
it is the things most miss or take for granted.
thank-you shirley lo.
 
"+Patricia A. Duplantis books and crystals
 all kinds of books being a librarian, it is hard to resist, but mostly lately books on death, dying, grief, etc. No, I buy crystals of various types, I also give them to others when I thing they may be of use."

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 feel free to share them with everyone here so others can find you and discover your interests, +Gabriel Hilbert  :)
 
"+Michelle Marie Books, Books are the only privacy I have left, besides my notebooks! "

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GOOGLE ON! dear shirley lo as it is the memories of others that can change the future for all those near and far, and the memories we instill in others in these scant days of our own lives can only help if they be remembered.....
sounds like a soap-opera huh?
sorry, but i liked the guilding light!
 
I have been collecting old silver coins for a couple years now , I love antique military arms,flintlocks and single shot rifles I love the stuff.
I have a 4 y/o so now Ive started collecting the things he outgrows, little toys, his shirts and shoes.
Things I imagine he will cherish if I give them to him on his 35th birthday....With a big box of antique silver and gold.
 
gifts n talent shud nt b hidden.spread ur wings n fly.
 
+shirley lo thank you so very much for this post. As the community manager and host of +Collectors Hangout you might be interested in taking a look at our page as well as the Hangout On Air show that we'll be starting soon. Be sure to circle the page for future updates -  Happy collecting to all!
 
+Gabriel Hilbert very profound and wise thoughts you have :)  yes, it sometimes applies to history too, and our collective memories can be affected by those who write it and by their interpretations :)  and yes, hopefully we can all instill happy and wonderful memories to those we cross paths with and make it a happier place to be :)
will feature your additional thoughts in the main post above once they fix my account and allow me to edit the post! :)
 
+Rob Viking silver and gold are are great things to collect, if not also great investments! :)  there's a certain charm to antiques that makes it a joy to collect :)  that's great that you're collecting a scrapbook-like group of things he outgrows :) your son is lucky to be able to inherit your wonderful collections! :)
will feature your collections in the main post above once they fix my account and allow me to edit the post! :)
 
+bem msughter yes, gifts and talents should be shared and enjoyed with everyone :)  fly with happiness :)
 
+Domingo Rogers thanks for your kind words :)  that's a great project :)  yes, there's lots of wonderful collectors and collections here on g+! :)
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If you can make it on a show, I love to have you sometime on +Collectors Hangout we are live every Tuesday at 8pm until 9pm Eastern. 
 
beautyful seashells a great colletion,well done
 
We could find all these shells on the beaches of my hometown.
 
I collect very small micro shells & put them in small bottles. Hundreds could fit on a spoon, all different types.
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