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Anyone else collect a lot of crap?
I've got a bunch - Lots of Saints/sports memorabilia, stamps/coins, bobbleheads, ticket stubs, you name it.

Lately I've been collecting growlers from different breweries. (Started as more of a drinking habit but then they start piling up)

Also shown, very small part of the sports memorabilia collection. (next post)
 

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I have posted one of these before... ANd I posted about the USS Oklahoma... But... Song an Service Book for Ship and Field... BUt I picked this one up and it's different from the other... Due to the Fact it is labeled to the Ship it was on... and In this Case.

WWII Item of the Week... This is a Church Service book for Sailors and Troops in the Service in WWII... There are many of these. But what makes this on special is that if is Stamped. USS Oklahoma.. Printed 1941. And if you know your history the USS Oklahoma was partially capsized after 4 torpedoes at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
The Book is divided into three separate categories, Protasant, Catholic and Jewish.
Only one of three things could have happened.
1. The book was printed and it never made it to the ship.
2. It was delivered to the ship and taken from a sailor as he left the ship.
3. It was in the ship, and as it was salvaged after the pearl harbor attack.
Unfortunately the truth will never be known... For me.. It was on the ship on Dec 7 and salvaged.
We will never truely know...

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Cool piece. Any explanation as to the little red #'s under the larger #'s? Is it just a count of the days of the year? For example, does Feb 1st have a "32" under it?

And, finally, what # does 3-28 have under it? I don't feel up to doing the math...
It's the Julian calendar date, as mentioned its the number of the days in order. Jan 1st is 1 etc.
 

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I only collect the broken bones and crushed dreams of my enemies. :mad:

I’m a “take arse and kick names” (tm Infinity War) type of guy. :hihi:
 

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Used to collect comic books. then Katrina came and I lost them all. Had some good ones....X-men, Spider-Man(1st Hobgoblin, 1st Venom, 1st Carnage), original Marvel Star Wars. Loved collecting them. After Katrina, I tried to get back into it but it wasn't the same. They had gotten so expensive($3.99/$4.99 a pop) and the stories just didn't excite me. I still try to pick up a few issues here and there thru Comixology and read them. It's just different now.

I have started collecting sports(mainly Saints) memorabilia. My home office is full of Saints memorabilia. That's my new thing now.
 

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This thread made me consider finishing my collection of Captain America comics from when I was a kid.
For some reason, Volume 1 of the Marvel books are numbered 100-454. I have all of them except for #117. That's the origin of Falcon and it's insanely priced.

I don't remember how I got them but I have a bunch of the other volumes as well. It's a bit surprising to me that a bunch of the issues just aren't out there for casual purchase. I guess that this is going to be one of those things where I have to walk into brick and mortar stores and search through endless, white, boxes full of comics that aren't categorized or alphabetized in order to get what I'm looking for.

There's a store here called "2nd and Charles" that sells old books, movies, albums, and collectibles. They have thousands of comics that are placed in no particular order but their prices are worth the effort of searching through the boxes.
 

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Having moved a few months back, I now realize I've been collecting things I never knew I collected.

For instance, I have an exceptional collection of tiny women's shoes. Apparently some of them cost like a mortgage payment and while I have no idea if they have any resale value I am comfortable knowing that if I ever lose 140 pounds and chop off half of my feet both length and width-wise, I'll be the best dressed man in town.

On a serious note, I do also have more than 100 billfishing lures going back to wooden Black Barts made by the old man himself, back in Hawaii. Some of them are quite artful and I guess I've been gathering them for more than 30 years now. Wish I had time to be using them more.
 

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Thread needs new title: Joe OKC's collection... and what do you collect?
Just kidding. Pretty cool stuff Joe 👍

I just collect Social Security and a modest pension
 

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Thread needs new title: Joe OKC's collection... and what do you collect?
Just kidding. Pretty cool stuff Joe 👍

I just collect Social Security and a modest pension
Thank You very much. I was beginning to wonder if the effort is worth it.. got way way more to go...
 
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Not a collection really since its always been in my family, but Joe's posts inspired me. My Grandpa was really good about keeping everything from his service in pristine shape. We lent his summer flying gear to the Naval War College. I have the winter jacket (the classic "bomber" style) tucked away somewhere.
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