Do you collect anything?
Asked by Josh Board
July 12, 2007
From Ocean Beach (Nonprofit worker)
I collect matchbooks. I have a few boxes full. I'm probably pushing a thousand. It's a nice reminder of where you've been, whether that's locally or some other country. I'll get matchbooks in bars, restaurants, or wherever.
From Bankers Hill (Disabled)
I collect bills when they come in! I enjoy collecting pottery. I just started. I look at the bottom to see the imprint. It has a number there, which shows where it's from, the date, and other things. I bought one once at a garage sale for $5 that was worth $130. Right now, I only have around 30. But I'm always looking for more. Websites are too expensive, so I just stick to garage sales.
From Temecula (Business owner)
It's a weird collection. I collect tape measures. I'm a woodworker and do-it-yourselfer. I have about 200. The ones I like best have advertising on them, or a sports team logo. I have a few old ones, from the '50s and '60s. I only collect the retractable ones.
From Ocean Beach (Social Worker)
I collect giraffes. I've been collecting them since eighth grade. I don't have lots of them. I just think it's a very cool animal. They are unique. They're taller than me, they appear peaceful and elegant. And, they have really long necks.
From Ocean Beach (Human Resources)
I collect a few things. Venetian masks. I don't have that many yet. I was always into how they looked, and now I have some on my wall. I have one that my boyfriend got specifically in Venice and carried all around with him there. People give them to me as gifts now. I also collect anything with tropical fish. It could be statues, things that hang, anything.
From Downtown (Unemployed)
I collect cans and bottles. You can turn them in for money. I don't know why people always throw them away. Maybe it's good they do, because I retrieve them out of the garbage. Also, I'm helping the environment and landfills and such. When I was a kid I collected dinosaurs. I had all different sizes of them. They filled my toy box, and I had posters of them on my walls.