Everyone has a different hobby and interest. Among those are people who love collecting things as their hobby or side-hobby. Like the golfer who loves collecting broken ‘ugly’ balls that have their own little stories to tell. Those who love to go to the beach don’t only collect seashells, but also sea glass and shark teeth (did you know sharks shed their teeth regularly?).
It is interesting how people of various backgrounds grow up and come to love things in ways we won’t ever understand. There is a man out there who’s particularly interested in ‘lost varieties’ of apples. Someone out there just inherited his grandfather’s proud collection of antique pencil sharpeners. A woman is relaxing in her backyard, her collection of birdhouses proudly becoming the home of hundreds of birds.
Is collecting your hobby? Keep doing it! Who knows one day it’ll reach the hall of fame of the internet and become a proud heirloom your family can show-off in the future?
“I started feeding bar nuts to these crows that are regular to the patio of a bar I work at. My collection of gifts finally started after 3 months.”
“Perfectly round rocks found on the beach. Bonus: egg rock, triangle, and taco rock.”
“My doctor has a kept all the pictures kids have drawn of him.”
“This is my Periodic Table of Elements with actual elements!”
“My grandma with her birdhouse collection.”
“My grandfather’s pencil sharpener collection I inherited.”
“My sand and dirt collection from every place I visit.”
“Collection of reference seeds found in my Grandad’s attic.”
“Over the past 15 years my dad collected 1,785 bowling balls and built a giant Bowling Ball Pyramid.”
“Weapons collection from Leeds Armory, UK.”
“I helped my dad alphabetize his vinyl collection…”
“Our tire sticker ball turned 6 today.”
“My 100% complete collection of every LEGO shield ever made.
“Some of my favorite arrowheads. Amazing little pieces of history collected on our private property in southern Arizona.”
“Two years of collecting sea glass.”
“Marble collection from the 1800s. All made from polished semi-precious stones.”
“A year ago, I started staying in and piercing state quarters, instead of going out and getting in trouble.”
“My girlfriend cleaning her monopoly collection. She has about 600. There are some duplicates, and most are sealed. The oldest one is from the 1940s, I think. My favorite is the Harley Davidson one, which weighs about 20 pounds.”
“My four-leaf-clover collection (plus a couple five-leafers in the middle).”
“I’m 14 and here is a picture of me and my chess medals.”
“The product of 15 years collecting shed antlers from the woods.”
“My (87yo) father’s ‘ugly’ golf ball collection.”
“This is one of several alphabets assembled by Belgian type designer Clotilde Olyff from stones collected at the beach.”
“The Airbnb that I’m staying in has a collection of rubber ducks in the bathroom wall.”
“This collection of objects swallowed by children.”
“This man’s collection of lost apples varieties.”
“My history teacher’s presidential PEZ collection.”
“My shark tooth collection. I found them all on the beach.”
“This is my Gameboy mosaic made out of Gameboy games! Note: No games were harmed and all are removable and playable!”
“Since the late 80s, my office has been collecting used staples that were removed from documents that needed to be microfilmed/scanned. Here is that collection.”