When I was little I collected fossils. Um. I still do. And interesting rocks and stones and minerals. They are reminders of things I've done when I found them.
My bedroom is so full of books, read, unread and old friends that there's hardly room for me. I scarcely ever read anymore but I like to have them nearby.
Interesting jewelry. Hand-crafted stuff.
Interesting and unusual plants and flowers in the yard.
"No ray of sunshine is ever lost, but the green which it awakes into existence needs time to sprout, and it is not always granted to the sower to see the harvest. All work that is worth anything is done in faith." - Albert Schweitzer
I forgot about the intangibles! MP3s, old video game ROMs, and use(ful|less) computer utilities. I still have a WinZIP registration code I generated when I was 14. It worked up until version 10. No, I didn't write the keygen myself. I don't have that kinda skill.
I want something much more different
Not these factories or prisons
I wish that the Earth was green again
I wish I had a gun in my hand
I had a nice beer bottle collection ... over a hundred different types ... before my wife convinced me to throw it all out.
I have some early Coca-cola bottles. Collecting three dimensional objects ( especially fragile ones ) is tough on space. That's one reason why I like to collect flat things that can be filed away.
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"The people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them that they are being attacked and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism, and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country."
Reichsfuhrer Herman Goering at the Nuremburg trials.
I try to collect currency, both foreign and domestic. If you have any old greenbacks lying around and don't know what to do with them, I can take them off your hands for a small fee. I'm not so much a coin collector, I find more enjoyment in cash collecting. I also find the comparative rarity of higher numbered bills to be a more exciting collection prospect than your average run of the mill one dollar bill.