Collecting Hobbies

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People collect objects for different reasons. Either they have an interest in that certain object or it means something to them. Whatever the reason, people consider this hobby to be fun, and it gives them pleasure. Here are five of the most popular objects that people collect for a hobby.

1. Bottles – Bottle collecting has been a popular hobby since the 1970s. The bottles that people collect range from beverage bottles to medicine bottles. Many times these bottles are considered to be unusable, but much of the joy is in finding new items to add to the collection.

2. Antique Toys – Often times collectors collect the toys from their childhood because it brings back memories, or because they really enjoyed that toy when they were younger. Antique collecting is one of the oldest hobbies. When collecting antiques, you need to know that you can’t just leave them on shelves without taking care of them properly. Despite this responsibility, this hobby is a lot of fun.

3. Marbles – Collecting marbles is a very unique hobby because of the different elements of beauty within each different marble. Everyone has a different preference to the look of the marble that they collect, as there’s such a variety available. This specific collecting hobby is fun and offers you knowledge upon collecting each new marble.

4. Stamps – Stamp collecting gives you a wide knowledge and effective means of communicating with other people. When collecting things like stamps, you are given the opportunity to travel around the world. When traveling to those new places, you meet new people who will leave an impact on your life and vice versa.

It is said that when collecting stamps you should ensure that they are in good condition. However, if you want your stamps to show some age, don’t feel obliged to follow what people say. A stamp that is in good condition is said to have perfect centering, perfect gum, and brilliant color.

5. Jewelry – Many people collect pieces of jewelry that are unique and one of a kind. People are drawn to collecting jewelry because of the creativity, imagination, and relaxation it brings to a person. Once getting a rare piece of jewelry, collectors will often want to gain some knowledge of the piece of jewelry they possess, including finding out about the history of the specific piece of art.

Collecting hobbies do amazing things for you as a human. For most people, collecting is a lot like an adventure that is never quite complete. Searching for antique things or objects that mean something to the collector brings a feeling of joy and happiness to a person.

Remember that when collecting, you don’t have to collect a certain type of something just because a majority of people do. Collect the things that make you most happy.

49 thoughts on “Collecting Hobbies

  • October 27, 2019 at 3:14 pm
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    I really don’t have anything that I collect anymore. I used to collect Angels but I have so many that I had to stop.

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  • October 27, 2019 at 3:44 pm
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    We collect Simpsons toys.

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    • November 1, 2019 at 8:33 pm
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      i love stickers. i have thousands of them

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  • October 27, 2019 at 8:02 pm
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    I DONT COLLECT

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  • October 27, 2019 at 8:29 pm
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    lots of pretty dolls

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  • October 27, 2019 at 10:48 pm
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    Collecting can be so much fun. I have collections I started when I was a child.

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  • October 27, 2019 at 11:33 pm
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    I collect Monopoly games, it’s something my grandma started about 20 years ago and even though she passed 14 years ago. it’s still the main thing most people close to me in my family think about when they’re looking for a gift for me.

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  • October 28, 2019 at 2:06 pm
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    My friend collects bottles. My sister collects dolls. They both enjoy their hobby very much.

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  • October 28, 2019 at 2:14 pm
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    I used to collect pigs. Any kind of pig anything you can think of!

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  • October 28, 2019 at 5:39 pm
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    I don’t really collect anything, but I’m sure it would be really fun!

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  • October 28, 2019 at 8:54 pm
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    i collect stickers. have thousands of them

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  • October 29, 2019 at 1:59 pm
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    I was going to say I don’t collect anything…………………….. BUT Many many years ago my mother was throwing away a bracelet and I recused it from the trash. She started giving me the piece she didn’t want anymore. Today they are vintage CORA costume jewelry. Lets not count how many pieces I have from dozens of designers back in the 40’s – 50’s and 60’s. I have a bracelet that was my aunt’s that a lady stopped me in a store and wanted to buy it for $500. And no I still have it.

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  • October 29, 2019 at 6:18 pm
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    I collect bears and signed books. My grand daughter collects rocks.

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  • October 29, 2019 at 7:57 pm
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    I love collecting. My husband has been collecting Marvel comics since the late 50’s? early 60’s? We also collected CD’s and have several huge books full. We have an entire wall of shelves dedicated to movies. We are in the process of copying the movies and music to a hard drive system.

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  • October 30, 2019 at 12:40 pm
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    Funny to read this because my dad just recently shared with me his huge bottles collection consiting of soda pop bottles and medicine bottles i imagine he likes collecting the medicine bottles because my step mom is a medical doctor but he also has various toys from the 40s and 50s he really enjoys collecting and showing to others as well my 5 year old was super impressed to say the least

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  • October 30, 2019 at 1:05 pm
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    I used to collect stamps, rocks, coins and dolls.

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  • October 31, 2019 at 1:42 am
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    These are so cute

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  • November 1, 2019 at 8:31 pm
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    We are bottle collectors. We look for old dumpsites and go “bottle digging”! We have found many treasures.

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  • November 3, 2019 at 3:33 pm
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    I guess I collect books. I am an avid reader and lately that is all I buy.

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  • November 3, 2019 at 6:10 pm
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    I think that collecting things is a really great hobby. And it doesn’t have to cost that much but boy could you make money and some good friends along they way!

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  • November 3, 2019 at 8:19 pm
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    These are great ideas for collecting as a hobby! I used to collect rocks and my little brother marbles when we were kids. I need to get my little ones into it now!

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  • November 4, 2019 at 7:23 am
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    I collect Monopoly board games and craft supplies for projects I’d love to do, but rarely have time for. I have tons of fabric and yarn!

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  • November 4, 2019 at 11:05 am
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    My husband collects old coins and stamps.

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  • November 4, 2019 at 11:36 am
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    I have never collected anything. I’m I guess a minimalistic.

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  • November 4, 2019 at 5:16 pm
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    I posted previously about my collections, but my teenage daughter collects foreign money and also has a pretty good collection of Barbies and Bratz dolls in boxes as well.

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  • November 4, 2019 at 7:33 pm
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    When my daughter was living here, she collected so much that we had to put stuff in boxes and pack up. She collected beanies, Barbie dolls, racing memorabilia and so much more. I guess you could say I collected her stuff too because I still buy things when I find it for her. Especially Christmas Barbies. I collect thimbles (which I can hang in holders on the walls), angels and concert tickets and memorabilia and quarters. The cost can add up fast. I quilt and my husband thinks I collect tubs of fabric (LoL), but I just buy when something goes on sale. I just plan ahead for quilts I see and want to and watch for sales on the fabric. You are so right about feeling good when you find something you collect, it’s like an accomplishment.

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  • November 4, 2019 at 9:44 pm
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    I use to collect all kinds of things, but I hated cleaning them up and got tired of things taking up space when most of the time they just sat there. So I donated most of my collections of things.
    @tisonlyme143

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  • November 5, 2019 at 11:43 am
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    This is awesome. I collect dvds. it has to be something me or my son like and will or have watch and or will watch again. I Know it sounds crazy. We dont have satellite or cable tv. we have a special internet connection available in rural areas. It is like when they used to have one shared telephone line in rural areas like where i live. We have regular tv and netflix. But our internet speed is only 2.5 mbps lol throughout the house so like one person can be on it at once.
    anyways its not a big collection but just about every movie I have has a cute story along with it.

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  • November 5, 2019 at 10:45 pm
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    I posted about my collections but forgot about the Christmas Movie DVDs. I saw them as we were moving a bookcase. I have been collecting for a long long time, I guess almost as long as DVDs came out. I’m going to hand them down to my Grandchildren, but hopefully, I can watch them more, my DVD player broke.

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  • November 6, 2019 at 7:56 pm
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    I collect dishes and glassware from the 40’s and 50’s with Mexican Scenes on them. I need to get rid of some – I have too much!

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  • November 7, 2019 at 4:54 am
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    I collect small angels and my mom collects dolls. It is a fun hobby!

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  • November 7, 2019 at 9:27 am
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    I collect skulls. I have a whole wall dedicated to my collection, lol.

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  • November 7, 2019 at 5:11 pm
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    When I was younger, I collected stamps.

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  • November 7, 2019 at 11:35 pm
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    We do have china tea cups we love collect. Great information on collecting hobbies thanks.

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  • November 29, 2019 at 9:56 pm
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    I like to collect money from other countries. I always have friends bring me back some (of course I pay them for it). It doesn’t take up a lot of space, they’re usually colorful with nice art and they are decorative… I have them under glass on my coffee table.

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  • November 30, 2019 at 8:42 am
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    When I was younger, I collected dolls and beanie babies. Nothing anymore for me, but my two sons collect different items. They change their idea of collections as they get older. lol

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  • November 30, 2019 at 11:34 am
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    I don’t collect any thing. If that your thing, then go for it.

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  • November 30, 2019 at 4:37 pm
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    Oh yes, I collected stamps when I was a kid. Now I forgot about this((

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  • November 30, 2019 at 6:50 pm
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    I have a doll collection. I have had it for years. It is so much fun having a hobby like this. Thank you so much for sharing

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  • December 1, 2019 at 9:57 am
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    Great hobbies but not for me. My friend collecting money from countries around world and he own a big collection.

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  • December 1, 2019 at 6:37 pm
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    I used to collect stamps as a kid back when people would write letters. I had an amazing collection that my mom would assist with. I have no idea what happened to them when we moved to different parts of the country. I hope whoever it ended up with enjoyed the collection as much as I did!

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  • December 2, 2019 at 4:46 pm
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    i collect… children? it’s kind of expensive.

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  • December 3, 2019 at 11:27 am
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    We collect comic books.

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  • December 5, 2019 at 12:19 pm
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    My mom and I used to collect Cabbage Patch Dolls back in the day, she still has an attic full of them!

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  • December 5, 2019 at 12:42 pm
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    My sister collects angels. I collect something that no one can wrap their head around the idea of it. I collect dvds when i can afford them.

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  • December 5, 2019 at 2:52 pm
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    I collect angels and my mom collects dolls. I have a display case for my angels!

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