To my fellow Titanic collectors what else do you collect other than Titanic bricabrak


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First off my apologies to the moderators if this thread is in an inappropriate spot-I'm not quite sure where to put it...

Most people here collect some Titanic related item- be it Titanic books, Titanic postcards, Titanic wreckwood, Titanic passenger/crew autographs, objects that belonged to passengers and crew, etc, etc....

I am an avid Titanic book collector- but collect some other things as well- I collect comic books- mainly DC horror comics from the 1960s and 1970s, Disney art, as well as Superman comics...
I'm a lifelong fan of the band 'The Doors', used to write for a Doors music fanzine, and collect Doors memorobillia, bootlegged shows, etc....

What non-ocean liner related items do you collect?
 
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Hi Tarn!

In addition to Titanic "stuff", I like to collect and study vintage Mercedes Benz vehicles and related ephemera; vintage electronic devices such as radios and kitchen appliances; vintage (as in pre-1940) fashion "stuff"; and various pieces of furniture that amuse me. Oh! And like you, I love books!
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Hey Tarn,

Aside from Titanic . . .

I love anthologies of classic writers, such as EAP, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Charles Dickens Jane Austen, Robert Louis Stevenson, Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) and Walt Whitman, among many others. I was raised and educated on them, but my imagination is by no means restricted to them.

I also collect 60s and early 70s Classic Rock music and pop culture paraphernalia, such as related to The Beatles, The Monkees, The Doors, J.J. the Civil Rights movements, an attitude of tolerance toward human differences, the clothes, the lingo . . . Just not the drug! hehe. I grew up on that music, that culture; it's a part of me. I enjoy Jazz and Latin American styles of music as well.

A vast library of books and DVDs on the medieval period is growing on my shelf as I write. This is one of my favorite periods in history (Did you know that King Edward II died painfully in 1327 when his enemies poured hot oil up his anal cavity? *shudders* Grisly). I also find Egyptology fascinating, as well as anything related to archeology.

I love photos from other places. I'd collect the most interesting images for posterity.

Let's not forget art prints, too, especially Dali, Van Gogh, Picasso and Miro. Spanish art has a certain spirit about it that continues to live on.

Everything Spanish has now worked itself into my life from my experiences at the university as an undergrad some years ago. I have grown to love the culture and speak/write/read the language.

There's more, but that's the gist of it.
 
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I'm a bookworm of the first order with a particular interest in maritime and aviation history. I also have an interest in technical Biblical scholarship as well as the history of the Abrahamic religions, particularly the real history behind the early Christian movement in the first four centuries of it's existance.

I'm also a freethinker and a skeptic so that gives me an interest in skeptical publications and websites.
 
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I mostly collect old currency and coins dating back to the early 19th century. I'm also a big music buff and have lots of live recordings of mostly rock groups from the 1960s-1990s.

Tarn, when did you write for the Doors fanzine? If it was early-mid 1990s, I probably read some of your work. It's nice to see that there are others here with good musical tastes.
 

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What a beautiful glass that is and what a find! I love the gold rim and decoration on it. Thank you for sharing it. I also like glass in general; such as cranberry glass and stained glass. The Tiffany leaded glass and Favrile are also very beautiful.

I own a similar glass, expect the stem and base is silver and the actual glass doesn't have anything on it.
 
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Hi David
I was the chief writer for the Doors Collectors magazine from about 1993-1999.DCM was a fanzine dedicated to critiquing the music and art of the Doors, as well as discuss rare Doors collectables. 1999 was the year the last issue came out-its now a website (at doors.com)
I had a bit of a falling out with the editor in 2001 because rather than hoard super rare Doors recordings in a small circle of friends, i took my copies, and a friend and I made dubs for everyone-So 'hardcore' Doors collectors were enraged 'everyone and their grandmother' suddenly had access to the rarest of the rare Doors outtakes..But other fans were delighted-It's one reason why the Doors decided to officially release the previously unreleased studio version of 'Celebration of the Lizard', plus the outtake of 'The Spy', 'Push Push, etc'-they were leaked, so the Doors felt they might as well issue them officially....

You think the Titanic community can be a political minefield? Try the Doors scene sometime...They have their own rival Doors appreciation societies , self appointed experts, rivalries, as well as true friendships...

The Doors were such a great band...I caught the 3 solo Doors on thier various solo endeavors, and saw the Doors 2004 lineup, when Ian Astbury was frontman- Ian wasn't my cup of tea. They have a new singer now, a Mr Scallions- Not my cup of tea either....

I do love classic rock, and collect recordings of rare shows and studio outtakes. The Beatles were another favorite-

Though widely available, I treasure the recording of the Beatles playing accoustic demos of tracks slated for the White Album (recorded at George Harrison's esher estate)

I'm quite looking forward to the Led Zepplin reunion and tour that might happen next year...
 
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Book-wise, other than Titanic, I collect books on a range of other maritime subjects, with the Lusitania holding a current fascination. But honestly, I'll pick up most any book in which the main subject is a shipwreck. I've also become fond of Christianity-related volumes; in particular, books dealing with (naturally) the religion's history, but also the spiritual side.

Aside from books, I have a vast collection of Star Wars memorabilia. I rarely add anything to it these days, and when I do, the items are vintage. My latest endeavor was trying to complete my set of loose 3 3/4" figures. There's around 95 in all; I'm about halfway there.
 

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Lets see - my collection of books - I have collected Stephen King Books - all hardbacks - (except for the green mile while only came in several mini paperback books). Curiously enough - I love the works he did early on when he was doing crack and the other hallucinatory drugs of his past. The current stuff - not so much - go figure.

I have an extensive collection of Princess Diana Memorabilia (stamps, books, postcards, pictures, documataries - I even have some paper dolls!)

And I collect nearly anything having to do with Johnny Depp - I have all his movies - several books, magazines, pictures, etc.... awesome actor and easy on the eyes!!!

Oh and I can't forget - I am a huge Steeler football fan (having grown up near pittsburgh in the 70's and the infamous "Steel Curtain") and have tons of memoribilia collected over the years.

and last but not least I am intersted in American History - nearly anything - And I have books on Thomas Jefferson and John F. Kennedy. - Beth
 
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>>Oh and I can't forget - I am a huge Steeler football fan (having grown up near pittsburgh in the 70's and the infamous "Steel Curtain") <<

Small world, eh Beth? I grew up in New Stanton and I remember the golden days of Terry Bradshaw and his quarterbacking. (And I'm not much of a sports fan either.)
 

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I used to have quite a collection of Dale Earnhardt memorabilia, but I've sold a bit of it off the last year.

I collect books in general, but as practical items to read, not as simply collector's items.

And I do collect quite a bit of dust.
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>>And I do collect quite a bit of dust. <<

While I've been getting aquinted with Arthur Itus and Rhum E. Tism. (I hate those guys!)

>>Aaaahh yes, Michael - it was a "magical" time!!!<<

And for the guys who tangled with the Steeler's defensive line, it made for plenty of work for the orthopedic surgeons!
 
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To both Jasons...with your fondness for cobalt blue glass, what do you think of the blue dinnerware recovered from the wrecksite? (originally from the Ala carte Resturant)
Truly breathtaking in my view....


regards

Tarn Stephanos
 
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"Lets see - my collection of books - I have collected Stephen King Books - all hardbacks - (except for the green mile while only came in several mini paperback books). "



Hi Beth
I'm also a Stephen king fan- I regard 'Salem's lot' as one of the scariest books ever written...
I read somewhere that Father Callahan (who faced Barlow the vampire) resurfaced in another King book- any idea which one?

regards


Tarn Stephanos
 

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