Sunday afternoon Genealogy Fun

Sunday afternoon genealogy fun – What did you collect as a youth

Each week on Randy Seaver’s Genea-musings blog he has a post for Saturday night Genealogy fun.  Because of the time difference, I have called my series Sunday Afternoon Genealogy Fun.  This week, the mission was:

1) Most of us collect dead ancestors and relatives now – what did you collect when you were a child or teenager, or adult?

2) Tell us about your collections in a blog post of your own, in a comment to this blog post, or in a Facebook or Google+ post.

As a child, I never collected anything.  I only began collecting things after I left school.  Since then I have collected:

Stamps.  My dad used to collect stamps, and he gave me a few from his collection to get me going.  I was able to collect more from my work, and I have continued to collect the stamps from any mail I get.  A couple of times, I bought some overseas stamps.  Since I spent a number of years staying home with my children, and then worked in jobs where I didn’t have the opportunity to collect the stamps, I haven’t really got into stamp collecting.  I still only have the one stamp album.

Coins.  When I first left school, I started a coin collection.  At one time, I had a collection of one coin from each year and denomination, but over the years I have tended to raid the collection.  Now, I pretty much just have a few of the old 1 and 2 cent coins, and some coins from overseas.

I started my family history in 1990, and I have collected many dead ancestors and relatives since then.