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    Quote Originally Posted by Wally Dorian Raffles View Post
    ^ a few of the vintage toys I used to collect. It was fun finding the stuff and it is highly collectible
    ...it's important, of course, to distinguish between collectible and...junk...even when the two appear synonymous...

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    ^ you know what they say Tom, one mans junk is another mans face cream.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wally Dorian Raffles View Post
    ^ a few of the vintage toys I used to collect. It was fun finding the stuff and it is highly collectable, but perhaps a mid life crisis was part of the reason I went so overboard with it
    That was my problem, I start collecting go crazy for it, then get bored, Pens, Wine, vintage toys etc.

    I got so anal about everything being in mint condition that I stored them in darkened rooms and did not even look at them.

    Still got most and wonder what the fcuk was I thinking.

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    ^^ & ^^^ yes, something like that.

    It's bizarre the amount that some vintage toy prices fetch. I find it really interesting too. Up until the 70s, much of it was hand painted and is considered pop-art now. The love and care that went into such products back then is something we will never see again. I especially like the post war toys that came out of Japan. Some former military engineers even entered the toy making industry as designers after the pacifist constitution was put in place as they were out of jobs. Sadly, the Japanese toy market fizzled out once plastic and mass production in China took over the market in the late 70s, 80s. I'm sure many posters here are of the age who played with beautiful tin toys made in Japan - anybody over the age of forty would have cut their fingers on them as an urchin, and would remember playing with tin toys before plastic and cast iron took over. That's my face cream on things, anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iceman123 View Post
    That was my problem, I start collecting go crazy for it, then get bored, Pens, Wine, vintage toys etc.

    I got so anal about everything being in mint condition that I stored them in darkened rooms and did not even look at them.

    Still got most and wonder what the fcuk was I thinking.
    Yep. I don't know what the fcuk i was thinking either

    But now that I have sold most of it , I miss it , so you are lucky you still have yours.

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    I always looked at toys and thought which one would be classics - Buzz lightyear first edition would surely be worth holding onto. I have in mint the 1966 James bond Aston Martin, plus original corgi Batmobile '67 I think - Never opened and I am so daft I bought a used version of the Bond one just to show people interested. First limited edition Parker pens etc I have in spades

    Sometimes I thought I would leave my collections to my grandkids - no one will be interested.

    I think better to leave them your journals - more educational and will let them know what you were really like.

    I am a bit paranoid about the world so I have started collecting Gold - Nuggets, coins, bullion, and even the wife's Thai stuff - There is no hope for me!!!

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    Predicting something will be more valuable in the future is not so hard. The hard part is selling it, when you need the dosh or just want to get rid of it. The market for this stuff is out there, but if you dont have your finger on the pulse of that market, as you saw from Tomcat's comment, a lot of people who are not in the know just consider it junk. You are best to stick with gold, methinks

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    ^^ I have so much Japanese antique stuff too. Boxes and boxes of it in storage. Sometimes I paid a pretty penny for it, but I just had to have it . Most of it will never see the light of day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wally Dorian Raffles View Post
    a lot of people who are not in the know just consider it junk.
    I don't think its junk. You can appreciate if on a number of fronts, design, art, the skill of production and then for some reminiscing - the quality and rarity will always have a market.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NamPikToot View Post
    You can appreciate if on a number of fronts, design, art, the skill of production and then for some reminiscing - the quality and rarity will always have a market.
    Indeed. Just loved this. I wish I still had my playful pussy. 1960s, hand-painted

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wally Dorian Raffles View Post
    ^^ I have so much Japanese antique stuff too. Boxes and boxes of it in storage.
    ...to this day, I have 6 or so trunks over my sister-in-law's garage stuffed with carpets, ghelims, saddlebags, Esfahani cloth, Brass and copper trays, examples of old Iranian ceramics, antique Ethiopian basketware, my entire US coin collection (including CC silver dollars), and stuff I've forgotten I had. Eventually, it will all go to nieces, nephews and whoever stops by at the yard sale...
    Majestically enthroned amid the vulgar herd

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wally Dorian Raffles View Post
    original movie poster from the 1963 classic, It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World


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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    ...to this day, I have 6 or so trunks over my sister-in-law's garage stuffed with carpets, ghelims, saddlebags, Esfahani cloth, Brass and copper trays, examples of old Iranian ceramics, antique Ethiopian basketware, my entire US coin collection (including CC silver dollars), and stuff I've forgotten I had. Eventually, it will all go to nieces, nephews and whoever stops by at the yard sale...
    yes, that is my point - just what is the point of collecting if you dont get any joy from the objects as they are boxed away, out of sight. And that is all they are - objects. Objects we purchase to tickle our egos in many ways. It is different if you have it hanging on the wall, or out for display to make your place look nice, but collecting objects to feel better about ourselves is not a healthy thing to do. Especially if selling it in a niche market where you are lucky to get back what you paid for it ,unless you are willing to spend time and even money to find the right buyer, then you have to ask yourself what is the point.

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    Wally are you going through some form of self analysis in public here? I think you are being too critical, you know what they say "The chase is better than the catch" you enjoyed the chase.

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    ^ well, yes, I guess my situation is not really normal. I had a lot of quality collectable vinyl, antiques and collectables, that in the end I practically gave away, even though it was worth a small fortune and the reason for that was because of instability in my life - I just had to move away and move away fast, so I just got rid of everything as quick as I could. The guy who came over to look at the stuff could not believe his luck when i told him the price to take it all off my hands. Yeah - I guess I still have an emotional attachment to some of the things I got rid of and I am just trying to tell myself that it was only "stuff"

    ...and yes, the fun was in the chase for the stuff. There are some really cool antique markets here in Tokyo. So many old people means a lot of homes of the elderly are filled with items that make their way to the market through deceased estates. I just have to learn to go there and not feel the need to buy everything that takes my fancy

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    One of my old bosses, quite well off used to spend all their holidays traipsing around secondhand shops and the like in search of stuff.. shit shop holidays he used to call them - i assume his wife was fine with it.

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    ^ Japan would be a great place for that. There are massive 2nd hand stores with all kinds of amazing stuff all over the country.

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    Talking of collections, I do have a number of beer glasses and pitchers. My favourite beer glass is this one...

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    It is from the Kuchlbauer brewery in Abensberg, which produces a very good Weissbier. I love the shape of the glass and the way the beer is poured so that when the yeast drops in the froth instantly fills the top.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy View Post
    Talking of collections, I do have a number of beer glasses and pitchers. My favourite beer glass is this one...

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    It is from the Kuchlbauer brewery in Abensberg, which produces a very good Weissbier. I love the shape of the glass and the way the beer is poured so that when the yeast drops in the froth instantly fills the top.
    ...is that a decal on the side or something in the glass itself?

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    ^ Decal, but it gives the appearance of being inside, which I like.

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    Not really "art" but anyway (river table):

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    ...^what is it?...

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    This absolute gaudy Russian monstrosity left by the landlady

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