Top Ten Things To Collect

The best and most interesting things that you collect.

The Top Ten

1 Coins

I have a jar full of coins. They were meant to be college funding, but 1 it's about $20 total and, 2 why use those when you got "rich" and "loaded" parents, according to your aunt?

Numismatics is a hobby that deals with the collecting, studying, and making coins, paper money, and medals.
It is a hobby that has became a classic pastime of people of all ages. Currently, The ANA and spruce crafts have been very successful, and numismatics will always remain a very rewarding (and profitable :) ) hobby.

Coin Collecting is profitable and fun to earn a profit there are plenty of coin shows or coin auctions around the world. There are also special organizations just in the U.S. such as PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service), ANA, PCS, ANC, NGC, and much more. I even made a website and started an organization the NC (Nation's Capital Coin Club) and want to start a grading service.

If you just collect the coins you get as a change you'll never lose money.
Because you can always respend them at stores.
Also there is also a large variation of Coins.
And another thing.
There are many other people who collect them.

2 CDs

For a while, I collected Survivor CDs. Now, I'm more about Bon Jovi, although I still want When Seconds Count, Too Hot to Sleep and Reach.

My father and mother started collecting in 1985 and since then have all first pressings of CD"s. These include neiva a never mind first press, Pink Floyd meddle (gold CD), Pink Floyd wish you were here, U2 achtung baby bootleg and hundreds more. Nowhere near as fun as collecting records though.

I have like 3000 cd's in my collection ( I collect also vynils ) and it's all sixties music ( mostly mid-sixties garage bands, freakbeat, modbeat... ). The only problem with that kind of collection is that my bank account is most of the times at almost zero every last of the month but without it my life would feel empty.

I have a music room with record albums as wallpaper. I have about 4,000 cd's right now. Everything from the 40's to today in every category. I also make my own cd's for other people. Music just makes life better.

3 Video Games

I collect Mario stuff! I have a poster on my wall, and then all of my prized figures, like Toad (whose arm fell off), Mario (One of them is mario flying like he does in super Mario Galexy), Yoshi, and luigi. I also have a bunch of mini figures!

I love playing video games and I love collecting them. I collect for Nintendo, Super Nintendo, N64, Genesis, Dreamcast, Sega Saturn, Sega CD, PS1, PS2, PS3, GameCube, DS, PSP, Xbox, Xbox 360, Wii and even some of the rarer systems like PC engine and 3DO.

I love collecting video games. Might not have a big collection, but The legend of Zelda is amazing

I'm collecting RPG-Genre game such as Final Fantasy (I-XV), Call of Duty, Devil May Cry, etc. Same goes as Sims (1-4 and 2 Castaway).

4 Books

Diverse works of literature that span cultures, places, and generations. Everything resides in the pages of a book: adventure, drama, comedy, satire, current events, history, fantasy, parallel universes, allusions to global world, pop culture, facts, information, entertainment, educational ideas, romance, instruction, guidance, and most importantly imagination. No price tag can be attached to that. Above all, if you are an avid, die-hard collector, (you may need some serious funds) first editions can yield some serious cash. Although, for true bibliophiles, this would prove a difficult proposition.

Books are simply priceless.

Books are magical things, by reading you build your vocabulary and you increase your imagination. Books can change you bad mood to a great mood. I encourage everyone in the world to read and to never stop completely because you will not know what your missing out.

When we collect and annotate our personal libraries, we continue to find new ways to look at old problems through reading, re-reading, and conquering our greatest territories: Mind and Imagination.

The joy of having your own library at home is a magical experience.. No matter how many books you have, be it 10 or a million.. Its worth every penny and every moment.

5 Movies

Much like novels, film provides us a mirror into so many different worlds and gifts viewers possessing diverse taste; there's literally something for everyone: romance, adventure, action, comedy, drama, fantasy, music, and so on so forth.

Whether you are a film elitist who strives to amass all Oscar-worthy opuses or an entertainment lover who gravitates to one or more specific genres, these are treasures to enjoy and share with the whole family, passing them on to the next generation much like a priceless heirloom. And with the advent of digital streaming and videos, clutter does not have to present the problem it previously did. The same can be applied to other media such as novels as well.

Film and novels-- simply a win-win in terms of collecting and can be personalized to specific tastes or moods! "

I collect stuffed animals and they are really fun to play with. I play a game with them. I pretend my stuffed animals are in a kingdom and Bad things happen that they have to fix. It's really fun. Make sure to collect stuffed animals. And my favorite one is my Lego man stuffed animal. I also have a panda Pillow Pet and road runner. I have 39 stuffed animals. I like the Webkins brand of stuffed animals.

I am 26 years old and ever since I was a kid I wanted to be a directer. I collected tons of movies with directors commentary to understand how movies are made. Now I'm working on my first movie!

Jk I'm 10 and want to be a director! I'm just starting my collection

Even you now that stuffed animals are not a choice I still think people should collect stuffed animals cause they keep me company and there fun to pretend they are real and talk to them. I have 25 stuffed animals.

6 Rocks

Every time I take a walk at a place where there are a bunch of rocks, I usually look on the ground for any rocks that look good or unique to had to my collection.

I have recently started collected rocks, gemstones and crystals. At the moment I am finding it really fun, there is just so much to collect. I like collecting things you don't see everywhere so when you do see it there is always a sense of relief and excitement.

I have studded rocks from the age of about 2 yet I never. Really relised. It un till I. Started secondary school as I became. Bulled but I. Just can't help my self

It's fun getting different shapes,size and colour which one day you can have a rare or a big colorful collection of rock like if you agree

7 Awards

The best thing to show you are better than someone else. Also, you can show you are intelligent, but the best thing about it is that you can remember your techniques that you used to achieve does goals. You could make a wall in your room or in the library full of these awards.

Go get off of your but and make something of yourself. Maybe if you got up you could get some awards and collect those.

I agree! I love collecting Awards!

I love collecting awards!

8 Stamps

Wow collecting stamps are awesome! I have stamps from over 20 different countries
I even have one from a country that doesn't excist anymore!

Stamps are highly collectible.. My current collection stands at 435 different stamps from all over the world.

I've just started collecting mail stamps and I am already learning! There are so many different kinds!

I think it would be so cool to collect stamps I see people collecting them all the time

9 Art

Art is such a wonderful way to decorate your home and gives limitless enjoyment to owners. It may also be considered an investment and tied to profit if you wish. I happen to collect Sandra Kuck and Thomas Kinkade art, and these are pieces I truly treasure and will never part with, not for amount of money.

I love art! You could collect famous paintings and art work also you do some of your own art work and look back at it in a couple of years x

This is lame I can't believe you read all the way down to hear

Art collection is amazing! You can have such amazing stuff!

10 Antiques

Heirlooms that may be passed from generation to generation, priceless in value yet a solid investment, amazing conversation pieces and doorways to explore history and culture on a deeper level if you dare or desire, and depending on the type of antique which may include but not be limited to paintings, jewelry, desks, rocking chairs, clothing, appliances, flatware, china, Porcelain figurines, lamps, etc... they can beautify your living space or home.

Older things are always fun to look and and appreciate. The craftsmanship and detail that was put in to them is amazing and should be remembered.

As a lover of everything vintage.. Collecting antiques are an addiction to me.

Heirlooms aren't collectible... but people do seem to amass collections of them

The Contenders

11 Marbles

Marbles. The only things even more versatile are cards, dice, and dominoes when it comes to the sheer amount of things you can do with these.

Marbles are really fun and interesting to collect because there are loads of different styles too, I have collected marbles over many years as well. You can find them anywhere!

There were several factories in West Virginia that made crafted marbles and they are no longer in business, so they're great to collect.

Love marbles I have collected more than 600 kinds of marbles you can almost find them everywhere

12 Cards

I wanna start collecting cards because they're free if you're the receiver. Cards are awesome because they hold memories like birthdays and graduation.

I think collecting cards is awesome! They are so cheap and you can get big folders to keep them in! I think moshi top trumps and binweevil cards are the best!

Practical for entertaining, and like someone said early, some decks are more than worthy of being called art.

There cheap and easy to find and you can find many funny and interesting cards

13 Trading Cards

A collection you can actually play with. Unless of course you are the type of person who has several thousand Pokémon cards in binders, but have yet to learn how to play the TCG.

Trading cards like Magic the Gathering make for excellent collecting. The art in the cards are now considered a kind of folk art. Also, they are incredibly easy to store because they are nearly the same size as a baseball card so you won't we wanting for ways to store them. Like baseball cards, they can range in price from a few cents to the low thousands.

I love Pokemon trading cards and I have collected each and every Pokemon card and they are all in perfect condition.

I think collecting trading cards are awesome, remembering some memorial from athlete that I love.

14 Keychains

Keychains are fun to collect they come in many shapes and sizes and they have different designs

I have a box full of keychains, and my mum basically wants to kill me because I spend so much on them.

I love to collect keychains because I can remember were I went to get them and yhey are little soveners to put on my backpack.!

I think keychains is something easy and fun to collect

15 Guitars

Guitars are too much money. How in the heck are you supposed to get a lot of guitars?

Signed guitars would be cool to collect!

I might start this soon

Great to collect!

16 Animals

Yes lets just collect some animals why not own a zoo for a hobby yes what a reasonable idea

As long as you can pay the vet bills when it comes to it, I have no problem with that.

Please don't collect animals you will be on the next episode of hoarders.

Isn't kinda odd to be collecting animals? I mean when you say it that way.

17 Beanie Babies

I love beanie babies I started when I was 8 and now I'm 22 and I still love them to this day

That is a great idea!. I am going to do it!

I have 35, my rarest being Millenium

Classic collector's items.

18 Perfume

Perfume smells nice and they all have different smells that's why I like perfumes

I collect the samples then rub them all over my clothes and stuffed animals

Even I collect perfume for there bottles and also there smell is awesome

This works because if you want to smell nice you have tons of options

19 Pokemon Cards

I am the worlds most number one Pokemon fan and I have probably collected, with my brothers help, over a thousand!

I want to collect this and I have no idea how it will turn out

So far I have over 300! I even have a super rare mewtwo

Still... Pikachu Illustrator Card is the rarest...

20 Hot Wheels

This is a cheap hobby that will last a lifetime. These model cars are fun to play with, cheap and really quite cool to look at. They are just like their life sized counterparts, they just are smaller and don't run.

I collect them too, Google up the most expensive hot wheel ever purchased!
This can be as cheap or expensive as u want it's pretty fun

A collectible the average Joe can actually afford, since most Hot Wheels sell for $1-5, with 1 being the normal price. Perfect.

They are extremely fun and are cheap to collect

21 Guns

Great investment, appreciate with inflation and collector value. Firearms generally appreciate at about 5% to 7% a year, can't get that in any bank. Firearms are of real and true value, they represent freedom and it is hard to put a price on that.

Guns are the rich mans collection but sure enough many people have DOZENS of guns. That's why we made 'Goatguns' which are miniature toy model rifles for people who want to collect guns. Build those stashes up!

Well, I wouldn't call them collectible, but I definitely feel better owning at least a pistol and a rifle.

Even people who aren't into guns will often have 3+. This is way more collectable than this list suggests.

22 Dolls

I always thought dolls were cool! When I was a little boy I had them, and then got rid of them when I was called names, but now I started collecting again!

Dolls just bring happiness to little girls and big girls because they understand you when your sad cause there always there for you.

Dolls are something I've collected for as long as I can remember but they are very expensive

I just like dolls lol they make me happy and they are fun to play with

23 Comic Books

Old military ww2 silver age comics are thru the roof. Price golden age comics on ebay. Golden and silver age comics will never lose value because there are less and less in quality condition available year after year. Preserve your paper people!

Comic books are the greatest things ever! You get to go to a whole nother world and you get to see action adventure and excitement! Plus they'd be worth a ton in a few years.

Comic books are awesome and they are valuable too especially those golden age ones! But even if you don't read old ones you can still get reprints.

Can be expensive, but you get great stories and if you take care of your collection they gain value over time.

24 Antique Automobiles

Yeah! it's cool since after a certain period you can't even see it! later realisation is waste# so collect...srrry preserve antique automobiles! I currently just have a 1996 Hero Honda Splendor(bike)#

Only if your a billionaire lol

25 DVDs

Dvds are not only fun to collect, but really fun to watch.

It's not really fun to collect, and I don't watch it muh

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