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    Re: What do you collect?

    I have some of those as Jeff Gordon figures.

    Cool.

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    Automotive brochures. I've got between 2500-3000 of them. The most I ever paid for one was $148 + shipping for a very clean, original 1957 Cadillac deluxe brochure WITH the original salesman's card stapled to the front cover. He hand wrote his name and phone number on it in pen. Off the top of my head, I don't have a favorite brochure, but the 1994-95 Mercedes Benz S-Class brochures are up there. They're 12x12, with thick covers and about 100 beautiful, well laid out informative pages with lots of detailed information and pictures. Otherwise the two ones I have for late model Ferrari are up there as well.... I had to BUY those from the Ferrari dealer in Chicago and they were atleast $45, but they're hard cover, about 100 pages each and with all the gorgeous photos, they have copy in both Italian and English. Very neat.

    The "oldest" brochure I have is for the 1932 Duesenberg model line, but since it was a reprint done in the 1960s, it saved me about $450 over the cost of an original brochure ($15 v. $465 or so)
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    Re: What do you collect?

    Quote Originally Posted by mrholland View Post
    I collect money. On the occasion I will trade some of said money to increase my collection of cars.
    And vice versa!

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    Re: What do you collect?

    Quote Originally Posted by orconn View Post
    Seems like several of us have mentioned collections here on the Forums, Cadillacs, guns, vinyl records, etc. It might be interesting to hear about some of our collections.

    One of my collections is of film mechanical cameras. I started accumulating camera back in college and have done a bit of film photography over the years. about thirty years ago I noticed I had several cameras, each of which had its' own story. Little by l;little this group became the beginning of my collection.

    Most of my cameras are German mechanical cameras. They are true masterpieces of machinist's and camera makers art along with that of the lens makers.

    I have a few electronic cameras and digital cameras, but my true love is for the finely made mechanical cameras like the Leicas and the twin lens Rolleiflexs.

    At any rate, I am sure there are many interesting collections among our members and I am sure we would all enjoy hearing about them.
    My brother is nuts about those old film cameras. Mostly as beautiful works of art to keep around the house, but recently he got an itch for a Rolleiflex, and I guess he wants to find a working one to actually use.

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    Re: What do you collect?

    Quote Originally Posted by Stingroo View Post
    I have some of those as Jeff Gordon figures.

    Cool.
    You're a Gordon fan?



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    Damnit Roo! Go back to your old avatar!

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    Re: What do you collect?

    looooooooool.
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    Re: What do you collect?

    I collect records. Vinyl 33s, of course. And shot glasses.

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    Many times, when the weather is bad, I'm under the weather, or there is nothing the non internet world can offer me....

    I collect dust.


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    I collect time.

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    Re: What do you collect?

    Quote Originally Posted by Playdrv4me View Post
    My brother is nuts about those old film cameras. Mostly as beautiful works of art to keep around the house, but recently he got an itch for a Rolleiflex, and I guess he wants to find a working one to actually use.
    I can certainly understand your brother's desire for nice, functioning, Rolleiflex twin reflex. I have a very nice one and it is one of my favorite cameras. The build quality is without peer and the ease of focusing and composition make it a great camera for portraiture and for all round use. Equipped with the best of lenses available the Rolleiflex is one of the all time great cameras. A lot of people don't realize that until a few years ago these cameras were still available "new." But the cost of producing high quality "mechanical" film camera became so high (about $4500. for a new one last time I saw them) that they are no longer produced. The digital cameras that every one uses today use plastic in their construction and electronics for the controls both of which are very cheap by comparison.

    The hobby of camera collecting seems to be growing rapidly. No wonder with so many beautiful pieces of equipment available in the used marketplace ... at a fraction of their original prices!

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    Re: What do you collect?

    I had a high school marketing teacher who collected typewriters. She had them hanging on the wall all over her classroom.

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    Re: What do you collect?

    Quote Originally Posted by orconn View Post
    I can certainly understand your brother's desire for nice, functioning, Rolleiflex twin reflex. I have a very nice one and it is one of my favorite cameras. The build quality is without peer and the ease of focusing and composition make it a great camera for portraiture and for all round use. Equipped with the best of lenses available the Rolleiflex is one of the all time great cameras. A lot of people don't realize that until a few years ago these cameras were still available "new." But the cost of producing high quality "mechanical" film camera became so high (about $4500. for a new one last time I saw them) that they are no longer produced. The digital cameras that every one uses today use plastic in their construction and electronics for the controls both of which are very cheap by comparison.

    The hobby of camera collecting seems to be growing rapidly. No wonder with so many beautiful pieces of equipment available in the used marketplace ... at a fraction of their original prices!
    This growing trend seems to have not been lost on Olympus and Fujifilm. At least those two have recently re-released modern digital versions of their classic film cameras, with VERY similar build quality. Of course, being truly made in Japan and to the standards of the older cameras, they're also not cheap as far as Micro Four-Thirds cameras go (about 1200.00 each).




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    Re: What do you collect?

    i want to start collecting whiskey or wine, but the thought of transporting them when i need to move stops me...

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    It's always good to think ahead!

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