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Three Strange (and Rewarding) Things You May Want to Collect

January 25th, 2012 Collectibles

When you think about collections, the first things that come to mind are probably along the lines of stamps, baseball cards and coins. However, almost anything that can be grouped together may be turned into a collection - a lot of it has to do with the passion with which the collector pursues his hobby. If you're looking to start a collection, one of these may be right up your alley!

1. Guitar picks. Once you begin keeping an eye out for guitar picks, you may be surprised how frequently they turn up. If you go to a lot of concerts, you might be able to convince a few guitarists to hand you their picks afterwards. Even if you don't play guitar, there are a lot of unique picks out there, and years down the line you might be able to fondly recall the great songs that they helped bring to your ears.

2. Dice. If you've lived in the same house for a while, you may have a few board games that are effectively unplayable, whether it's because the board itself or essential game pieces are missing. If it's time to throw out a few of these games, take out the dice before you do and keep them in a jar.

3. Shells. You don't have to live near the beach to be able to collect shells. In fact, they can turn up in some pretty unexpected places from time to time. Pay attention to the ground while you're walking around outside - you may just stumble into a tiny creature's former home!