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Thu May 9 2013 17:01:46

More Collections Pour into Contest: From Ash Trays to Bottles

By: Julia Wilkinson

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More collections have been "pouring" into the AuctionBytes Blog Collections Contest, this time of everything from ash trays to perfume bottles. It's not too late for you to enter the contest and get a shot at the $50 prize; we're keeping the contest going at least until next Friday, and possibly longer.

Let's take a look at some of our recent entrants. Beth collects Fenton Glass Bears: "All the same sitting bear, but in different colors and types of glass," she says. Now that's a specialized collection! She says her collection is currently at 96 total, "but this is a picture of just a portion of the entire bunch."

Aren't they beautiful? I'm going to confess I knew Fenton made vases and bowls. but I didn't know about these little guys!

Now we have Lois, who has an immense collection of ash trays. Unfortunately I haven't gotten larger photos yet, so you'll have to get a sense of its vastness from these very small thumbnails:

Still, you can tell, them's a lot of ashtrays! We hope to get closer-ups soon. Lois also sells on Etsy and has a Pinterest board.

Now here's a collection close to my heart..because I like them too. Alicia, of Intrinsic Collectibles Recycled Goods (on eBay at http://stores.ebay.com/Intrinsic-Collectibles), has been amassing little perfume bottles since she was "a child in the 60's, with a tiny crystal perfume bottle." This is just one group of what she has, she says:

Very cool, Alicia! My collection is really accidental, a result of too many estate sale purchases...but yours reminds me of the Avon figurine perfume bottles my sister and I had as kids.

OK folks, keep those collections coming! You can email me pix to julia@auctionbytes.com. Comment here if you wish. Anyone else have an "accidental collection"?




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This user has validated their user name. by: LStifel
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Fri May 10 00:25:03 2013

Thank you so much for including my ashtray collection a.k.a. magnificent obsession in your contest blog. My long-term goal is to curate an exhibit of the 20th century as seen through these items.

After 18 years and more than 3,500 items, I decided it was time to downsize - either that or buy a larger home. So, in the interest of not having to pack and move all those treasures, I opened a shop on etsy where I am selling my duplicates, etc. Come see me at Foxy G. Finds!

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by: comet This user has validated their user name.

Fri May 10 00:29:35 2013

A "Collector" is defined as:::

Some one who has TWO of something and is looking for a THIRD.

Sometime after that we might get to the definition of "Hoarder" but I am afraid some one might visit MY house and confuse my "Collections" with those folks on the TV.

I can't be a Hoarder--those people have their own TV show!  

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by: Shawn This user has validated their user name.

Fri May 10 11:07:55 2013

Nice collections!! Of course, I still prefer my dragonware. :o ;) :)

Comet, you don't have a problem. The problem is that there aren't enough TV shows about collectors!!

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This user has validated their user name. by: juliawww

Sat May 11 21:34:58 2013

LOL...great collections everyone..keep 'em coming! I got some more I will be posting soon...along with my correction/apology to Shawn for calling her a him. ;) (Sorry Shawn! LOL).

Julia (once thought to be a Julio in a salon...do a lot of guys get leg waxings?)



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