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  1. Standard memberSeitse
    Doug Stanhope
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    13 Jul '16 17:44
    Share with everybody. What is it? What is your
    favorite theme within such collectible? Why are
    you passionate about it? When and how did you
    start?

    I collect syringes. Of course, the best ones are
    the old school metal ones which were, basically,
    reusable. If they come with their case they're
    more valuable but I also have modern, disposable
    ones. All kinds. From the modern ones the
    valuable ones are from non major manufacturers,
    preferably Eastern European or Asian, almost
    boutique makers. Veterinarian ones offer much
    more variety.
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    13 Jul '16 23:34
    Originally posted by Seitse
    Share with everybody. What is it? What is your
    favorite theme within such collectible? Why are
    you passionate about it? When and how did you
    start?

    I collect syringes. Of course, the best ones are
    the old school metal ones which were, basically,
    reusable. If they come with their case they're
    more valuable but I also have modern, disposable
    ones. A ...[text shortened]... Eastern European or Asian, almost
    boutique makers. Veterinarian ones offer much
    more variety.
    I collect memories and relationships. Some of them will go with me into eternity.
  3. Standard memberSeitse
    Doug Stanhope
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    14 Jul '16 06:18
    Originally posted by josephw
    I collect memories and relationships. Some of them will go with me into eternity.
    I was honestly expecting something meaningful and interesting, rather
    than masturbatory, hipster-like, self-aggrandizing douchebaggery.

    Stamps? Cigarette packs? Come on. You cannot be that boring. Can you?
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    14 Jul '16 10:39
    Originally posted by Seitse
    I was honestly expecting something meaningful and interesting, rather
    than masturbatory, hipster-like, self-aggrandizing douchebaggery.

    Stamps? Cigarette packs? Come on. You cannot be that boring. Can you?
    Well, if you think materialistic achievement will cure you of your boredom then go for it. Collecting syringes has got to top the list of the most tedious, meaningless and anal things one can do. It's no surprise no one is interested.

    You can't top family and friends. I raised six children and I didn't waste my time on myself. Or my money. I invested all in my family. Had some losses, but mostly it paid big dividends, and it is anything but boring.

    You can keep your trinkets, bobbles and the lint in your pocket if you want. I hope they keep you good company.

    Of course, there may be circumstances beyond your control that causes you to find pleasure in pondering your "collectibles", and I don't want to appear insensitive to that, so I apologize for any perceived offense in advance.
  5. Standard memberSeitse
    Doug Stanhope
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    14 Jul '16 10:52
    Originally posted by josephw
    Well, if you think materialistic achievement will cure you of your boredom then go for it. Collecting syringes has got to top the list of the most tedious, meaningless and anal things one can do. It's no surprise no one is interested.

    You can't top family and friends. I raised six children and I didn't waste my time on myself. Or my money. I invested all ...[text shortened]... I don't want to appear insensitive to that, so I apologize for any perceived offense in advance.
    Hi! 🙂

    Wow. So. Much. Rage.
  6. Standard memberptobler
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    14 Jul '16 11:09
    I currently collect chess books (when I can afford them, and only for online correspondence chess where you can use computers - Lechenicher Schachserver and ICCF). I used to collect science magazines, when I was a kid I collected comics - a phase of Batman comics, a phase of Spiderman comics, just call me nerdy...
  7. Standard memberSeitse
    Doug Stanhope
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    14 Jul '16 11:16
    Originally posted by ptobler
    I currently collect chess books (when I can afford them, and only for online correspondence chess where you can use computers - Lechenicher Schachserver and ICCF). I used to collect science magazines, when I was a kid I collected comics - a phase of Batman comics, a phase of Spiderman comics, just call me nerdy...
    Cool! What's your most beloved piece?
  8. Standard memberptobler
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    14 Jul '16 11:23
    There's "Practical Endgame Play - beyond the basics" by Glenn Flear, and "Fundamental Chess Endings" by Mueller and Lamprecht - probably those two
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    14 Jul '16 12:24
    Originally posted by Seitse
    Hi! 🙂

    Wow. So. Much. Rage.
    You're imagining things you know that?
  10. Standard memberSeitse
    Doug Stanhope
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    14 Jul '16 12:54
    Originally posted by ptobler
    There's "Practical Endgame Play - beyond the basics" by Glenn Flear, and "Fundamental Chess Endings" by Mueller and Lamprecht - probably those two
    So nice for you. Have you ever thought of going after autographed
    chess-related books? How did you get started, by the way?
  11. Standard memberptobler
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    14 Jul '16 20:442 edits
    Originally posted by Seitse
    So nice for you. Have you ever thought of going after autographed
    chess-related books? How did you get started, by the way?
    I haven't really thought about going after autographed books - but a couple of years ago (20/4/2014) Garry Kasparov visited the Doeberl Cup (an annual chess competition we have in Canberra) and he signed a book of mine - "Garry Kasparov's Greatest Chess Games Volume 2". (He signed one book for everyone there - and there was a huge line of chess afficionados, of course!) I got started in chess (and collecting chess books) when my son was in kindergarten and was interested in joining the chess club at his school (that was 11 years ago...)
  12. Standard memberSeitse
    Doug Stanhope
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    14 Jul '16 20:48
    Originally posted by ptobler
    Garry Kasparov signed a book of mine
    WOW! Sweet!

    I used to correspond with the Unabomber. His first reply to
    me is framed and on my wall.

    P.S. I am a normal, harmless person.
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