Collecting things - my addiction!

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  1. ojibway

    ojibway Funster

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    As some of you may have noticed - if you've clicked on my link to my pecadillos, I have a bit of a need to collect things, mostly domestic object.:RollEyes:

    It started a long time ago when I picked up a Roberts Radio at a jumble sale for 50p - the one on the revolving base. That radio started my collection of Transistor radios which grew to about 150 individual radios.:Eek!:
    One day I was looking at them and thought to myself 'they are mostly ugly! So, I kept a few and sold the rest.:thumb:

    But the collecting bug did not go.:cry:
    I saw a plastic butter dish at a jumble sale and a whole new world of collecting revealed itself - PLASTICS!
    The collection grew and grew and I started adding categories, like Kenwood and Sunbeam mixers so long as there was a bit of plastic I bought it!
    It wasn't a case of 'anything plastic will do'. No, the objects had to be post WW2 and have some sort of visual/aesthetic value - good design, bad design or awful(kitsch) design and mostly mid-century - 20th, that is:Wink:
    Our recent move to Eastbourne (six years ago) hasn't helped as we now live near an auction room.:Eek!:
    I keep promising Annie I will try to sell some of my collection but it ain't that easy:Sad:
    Click the link below and have a peek:Blush:

    Here is a photo of my 'coming out' exhibition in 1992. I had kept it a secret until then:RollEyes:

     

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  2. billy

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    I can't stop collecting rubbish :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     

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