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Do you have an interest in vintage items?
Yeah, vintage items are really cool and awesome! 74%  74%  [ 25 ]
Eh, they are alright, I guess. 18%  18%  [ 6 ]
Nah, they don't interest me at all. 3%  3%  [ 1 ]
I am not really sure if I have an interest in it. 6%  6%  [ 2 ]
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LegoMaster2149
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10 Jan 2018, 11:41 am

I go to a flea market that is a couple miles away from where I live about every Saturday with my dad, and it is so exciting trying to find vintage items there, they are like a treasure that needs to be preserved. My interest is more like an obsession, as I love looking at pictures of vintage stuff just about everyday, and I constantly think about it during the day in my mind.

Does anybody here besides me have a love for collecting or looking at vintage items?

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10 Jan 2018, 11:52 am

I generally like old, antique, vintage things. Quality of work and materials are usually better, and often far more interesting. I had the beginning of an antique tool collection for a while, have had quite a few vintage bicycles, as well as some other random bits. Gave away a lot of stuff recently, but currently own a boot knife that's approaching 100 years old, a guitar of about the same age, an army blanket that was made in 1942, and a bicycle that's at least 30 years old.

My grandparents got me interested, they don't ever get rid of anything. My Grandpa's garage is like a museum. He collects and restores antique tractors and farm equipment, and uses it all pretty regularly.



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10 Jan 2018, 11:54 am

I like antique things---especially things from around the Victorian Era or so. Or Art Nouveau/Art Deco.

I don't especially care for flea markets, though.



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10 Jan 2018, 11:58 am

Of course it would be you to make this thread lego
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10 Jan 2018, 11:59 am

The Musings Of The Lost wrote:
Of course it would be you to make this thread lego
:D


Yeah Musings, without this interest, I wouldn't be myself! :lol:


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10 Jan 2018, 4:33 pm

I'm fascinated by old technology, industry and transport. I love to see the ingenuity of the mechanisms that make them work, and the way that even the most functional hidden parts are often so much more ornate and well-crafted than is strictly necessary - the pride in the craftsmanship is so plain to see, and I like to imagine the lives of the people who made them.

The only vintage things I own are a few old cameras - nothing rare, mostly post-WWII Soviet ones, as they are so cheap, and often copies of much older designs. I still run a film through each of them once in a while, and there's something so satisfying about taking a good shot with such basic, but well crafted, kit.

I live in an area which was one of the big centres of the industrial revolution, so I'm lucky enough to be surrounded by old industrial remains, mines, tram/railway lines etc. too. The architecture of the buildings has a lot of the same qualities of craftsmanship as the the things produced there, even though they're the old equivalent of an ugly modern industrial unit. We also have some excellent local museums full of all sorts of interesting vintage industrial tools, consumer goods and vehicles. I'd rather have the stuff myself though, so that I could get my tools out and strip them down to admire all of the workings.


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10 Jan 2018, 9:15 pm

I don't collect vintage items but I enjoy looking at them and wonder how things used to be.
I like visiting the big antique mall.
There are many buildings where I live that are over 100 years old and I like looking at them too.



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10 Jan 2018, 9:22 pm

I am still shocked how a typewriter has become a "vintage" item LOL



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11 Jan 2018, 7:57 am

ooooh shiny


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11 Jan 2018, 8:00 am

I collect old computers and videogames from about 1980's. Mainly ZX Spectrums but also Ataris, C64s, Amstrad CPCs, BBC Micros and so on. I have a truck load of these.



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11 Jan 2018, 9:19 am

One of my favorite things to collect is vintage trucker hats. Most of the hats I own (I have 13), are vintage trucker hats.


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11 Jan 2018, 9:29 am

Well, I'm a little sleep deprived today which always makes me goofy. So I'll just add here that I myself AM a vintage item... in fact, an antique by definition, at least in the States, since I believe the minimum age for that is 50!

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11 Jan 2018, 9:35 am

Esmerelda Weatherwax wrote:
I'll just add here that I myself AM a vintage item... in fact, an antique by definition, at least in the States, since I believe the minimum age for that is 50!


Actually, an antique item is something that is at least 100 years old, so you aren't there yet Esmerelda Weatherwax. :lol:


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11 Jan 2018, 9:37 am

^^ That's a relief! Gives me something to strive for. :-)


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11 Jan 2018, 9:45 am

Esmerelda Weatherwax wrote:
^^ That's a relief! Gives me something to strive for. :-)


I hope you can achieve your goals, Esmerelda! :D


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