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Other Hobbies

Most of my life is built around various hobbies...it's not like I can do a whole lot else...some of them don't have enough photo albums to get a section so they are combined here. I actually spend the most time reading, and I've recently begun to photograph the books in my collection.

Numismatics
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Action Figures Catchall
Aug 9, 2012

Random shots, sealed NASCAR and NBA figures, whatever else is figure related but not enough photos to get it's own album.

Album was created 5 years 5 months ago and modified 2 years 2 months ago
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Assorted things in my collection

As is pretty obvious I collect a lot of things. But some things I have in my collection are hard to define into a specific album...

Some of the things in this album have been with me for 25 years or more...

Album was created 3 years 9 months ago and modified 1 year 6 months ago
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Board Games
Jun 8, 2016

We used to play board games often. Then, we just kind of stopped. We recently found some of ours and played them again, and had a lot of fun.

Album was created 1 year 6 months ago and modified 1 year 6 months ago
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Books
Jul 15, 2008

One of the things I am actually able to do and enjoy is read. I love history (much of my time is spent watching History Channel and History International) and I also read books about it as well. You will note that most of the books in this album are usually history related. My local library holds semi-annual sales where you can buy books for very cheap prices- the max you pay is $2, and most are lower than that.

You will see that the majority are history related, with automotive topics being #2, although most of them have yet to be photographed at the time I'm writing this, which is November 10th, 2012.

For the books I've actually finished, I'm writing book reviews for each of them...see photo captions!

My 700th album on Fotki!

Album was created 9 years 6 months ago and modified 11 months ago
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Books - assorted images

I tend to buy books in batches- it's hard to say no to history books for 4 cents each, like at our local library sale. This album will mainly be for the group shots of each sale's new additions but whatever else isn't just a single book image will end up here.

Album was created 5 years 2 months ago and modified 3 years 9 months ago
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Books I've borrowed from the library

Why buy a book when you can get it for free from the library? You do have to give them back but you could always rent them again.

In theory I'll be able to look into this album when I'm feeling somewhat history minded and prevent myself from getting the same book twice.

Album was created 5 years 9 months ago and modified 11 months ago
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Books- Star Wars

It should be pretty obvious that I love Star Wars, based on the presence it already here on my Fotki. I have read (almost) every book, and I will when I can hunt down the ones we have missed. I finally photo-documented the newer books on December 9th, 2013- the older books are packed away, and I will get to them later. Once I have them all photographed I'm going to sort them into the proper reading order, as well. For now they are just going to be in alphabetical order.

Album was created 4 years ago and modified 2 years 3 months ago
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Car Town

photos from the game Car Town on Facebook....which I am addicted to! :)

Album was created 7 years 1 month ago and modified 3 years 4 months ago
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DC Action Figures

Figures from DC Comics, the ONLY comic company that matters!

Includes DC Direct, Infinite Heroes, my favorite Super Powers and anything else that has to do with DC!

Album was created 13 years 1 month ago and modified 5 years 5 months ago
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DC Custom Figures

Some custom figures my brother made back in the late 80s/early 1990s

Album was created 8 years 10 months ago and modified 8 years 10 months ago
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DC Memorabilia
Album was created 8 years 11 months ago and modified 1 year 3 months ago
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Art by Rich Kingsley. Characters copyright DC Comics.
 
DC Posters

Posters drawn by my brother in the 1990s, digitally restored

Album was created 7 months ago and modified 7 months ago
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All designs and work copyright Designs by Vanessa 2005-2006
 
Designs By Vanessa

My mom's home made jewelry....she can custom make things to order, too!

Interested? Send an email to vanessak99@yahoo.com with "Jewelry from Elcaminobilly's Fotki" in the title!

Album was created 11 years 6 months ago and modified 6 years 11 months ago
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DVDs
Aug 27, 2016

I am not a big movie person. I almost never watch any DVDs, it's actually a running joke in my family- for instance, the first DVD cover I scanned for this album sat factory sealed in my collection from 2004 to 2016! (and it's not even the longest time still sealed in my stash...)

Album was created 1 year 3 months ago and modified 1 year 3 months ago
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GI Joe Reviews

These are pictures for my reviews of Joe stuff for http://www.joebattlelines.com

Album was created 13 years 5 months ago and modified 12 years 8 months ago
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GI Joe Stuff

Random photos for the Joe Board.

Album was created 13 years 5 months ago and modified 28 days ago
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Grandma's Cakes

When my grandma was alive, she liked to make artistic cakes. She didn't take many but we do have some old Polaroids she took in the mid-to-late 1970s.

Album was created 5 years 11 months ago and modified 5 years 11 months ago
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Hat Collection
Album was created 10 years 8 months ago and modified 4 years 6 months ago
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Keychains
Aug 9, 2012

I've got a fairly decent keychain collection- most of them are fairly old (relative to myself) and they have all been hanging on my wall pretty much since I got them so most of them are sun faded, all of them are covered in dust, too. I don't really add to the collection these days, but I will ocasionally get a NASCAR themed keychain, usually at show car appearences...but I have not seen any of them in a few years now.

Album was created 5 years 5 months ago and modified 8 months ago
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Kite Flying
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License Plates

What kind of a car guy doesn't have at least a few plates hanging around?

I really have not persued this hobby much mainly due to cash/space constraints. But I have a few...Unfortunatly most of my collection is packed away, but even so it's less than 10 plates. Still, it'll be growing a little bit over the years so I might as well give them an album.

Album was created 6 years 11 months ago and modified 6 years 11 months ago
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Magazine Covers

Once I'm done reading them, they go off to storage and I never remember what I have. If I scan them, maybe I will remember...

Album was created 12 years 2 months ago and modified 12 months ago
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Movie Ticket Stubs

I am not that big a fan of watching movies, and I rarely ever go to the theatre. But, when I do, I always save the ticket stubs. Rounding them all up to scan may take years though...

Album was created 7 years 6 months ago and modified 1 year 10 months ago
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Music
Jun 25, 2016

I have music on often. I used to buy a lot of CDs but I did not purchase any for more than a decade, and in fact I don't own a CD player that works (but I have 4 that don't!). I got my first CD in that decade on 6/24/16.

Album was created 1 year 6 months ago and modified 2 months ago
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NBA Jerseys

I'm a big fan of the NBA...literally and figuratively...I used to be able to get jerseys really cheap at the local outlet store...but then I got to fat to fit into most of them. One of my "life goals" is to be able to fit into them again. I don't even know where they all are anymore, but I know I got my first one in 1996 and my most recent addition was Christmas 2003.
I didn't document what season they all came from so some of the labeling is just guessing. Educated guessing, but guessing.
Some of them took some water damage, too.

Album was created 3 years 8 months ago and modified 1 year 1 month ago
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NBA jerseys - single sides
Album was created 3 years 7 months ago and modified 1 year 8 months ago
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odd photos

Assorted photos that really don't fit elsewhere

Album was created 13 years 6 months ago and modified 2 years 1 month ago
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Photography Equipment

Camera stuff

Album was created 9 years ago and modified 1 year 7 months ago
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Pogs

I don't fall for fads that often...but this one I went for! I used to really enjoy these. I remember the local Party City had a big tub of these, that most of the oddball stuff came from.

I also had the "Milkcap Maker" which would let you make your own. I sacrificed a couple of comic books and trading cards for this, but they were duplicates! Even back then (around 9-10 years old) I would not modifiy or trade something I didn't have more than one example of. I kind of cringe about doing that now though...

If anybody has any of the NASCAR pogs I don't have scanned here, I would be interested in trading some cards or something for them. I don't really have too many spare pogs that I could trade.

Album was created 7 years 5 months ago and modified 4 years ago
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All scans are of cards in my collection. Not for Sale.
 
Post Cards

On very rare occasions somebody will send me a postcard, but mostly I just buy them myself when I am traveling!

Album was created 8 years 11 months ago and modified 8 months ago
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Radio Control (R/C) Cars

A lot of fun, even if I am a lousy scale driver (lol)

Album was created 5 years 9 months ago and modified 5 years 8 months ago
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Rocks

The only hobby where you can discuss cleaveage in mixed company :)

Actually covers rocks, minerals, fossils, metals, shells and whatever else I think is close enough to store with my much-neglected rock collection. (I refer to them all as rocks, even though not all of them are)

Don't think I have any gems...

I really have no clue how to identify them, so if you know feel free to comment...

Album was created 6 years 11 months ago and modified 8 months ago
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Smileys
Album was created 13 years 2 months ago and modified 1 year 4 months ago
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Stamps with full post marks

As I am getting more detailed with labeling my stamps, as well as cropping them down correctly. I decided I would use the original album for just scans of the stamps themselves. This album will be with the full post marks (I always cut them out with the post mark) and also groupings of multiples stamps togther.

Album was created 7 years 7 months ago and modified 1 year 4 months ago
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Stamps- USA

I think that stamps are interesting and a worthy hobby to pursue, but I know practically nothing about them. Some of them in the album need to be rescanned, but the majority of my collection is packed away and will be scanned at some later date.

Most of my collection has been pulled off of envelopes.

So, in 2012 I finally got myself a Scott catalog. I think it would be very possible to get a complete run of US stamps from WWII to the end of the licking era. (Yes, I actually like the taste of stamp adhesive!) The majority of them sell for under a quarter. And that's the book price...reality is a lot lower. Not a single one...of the hundreds produced in that time frame...books for more than $20, not counting errors, which I would not consider part of the main set anyway...Hmm...Time will tell if I can pull it off, but I'm going to work on it.

Album was created 9 years 3 months ago and modified 4 months ago
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Stamps- World

Any stamps issued by countries that are not the USA.

The local hobby shop sells bags of 300 for about $5, which is where most of my collection has come from.

Album was created 5 years 10 months ago and modified 4 months ago
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Star Wars

The Greatest Movies of all time.

Album was created 13 years 1 month ago and modified 2 years 3 months ago
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The Travelling Joe 2

Pictures of the Travelling joe from http://www.joebattlines.com

Album was created 13 years 5 months ago
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Video Game stuff

Yes, it IS possible to be a gamer and a model car builder....

Album was created 8 years 8 months ago and modified 1 year ago
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Wallpapers

Wallpapers I use on my computer- almost always shots I've taken in Lake George.

Album was created 5 years 9 months ago and modified 4 years 4 months ago
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Windups
Jun 9, 2016

This was a hobby I was very big into when I was younger but has played almost no role in my life over the past 20 years or so. We still have them, of course, and I will photograph them as I come across them.

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