Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Southern California
I have a collection of matchbooks. I don't really consider it a serious collection or anything; mostly they are there because I just kept taking one every time I visited a restaurant or someplace that offered them. Since I don't smoke the collection just got bigger, although a lot of places don't offer them anymore. Most of the matchbooks are intact, but some are missing matches that I've used to light candles. Since they're mainly cardboard, I stopped using them and prefer wooden matches because they're sturdier.
I also have a collection of lapel pins. I got most of them from my mother. A few of them are real collector's items; one is from the 1930's, some are from the 1940's. I have a whole bunch of duplicate McGovern buttons from the 1972 presidential election. Some pins are Russian; I brought them back from the USSR when we visited in 1976.
I also like to keep bumperstickers and decals that I get in the mail from NPO's, even when I don't send them any money. A LOT of them are duplicates. I also have a genuine "Impeach Nixon" bumpersticker that my mother gave me. I guess she was cleaning out her closets.
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