Sunday afternoon Genealogy Fun

Sunday Afternoon Genealogy Fun – In Childhood What Did You Save or Collect

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’s mission was:

1)  In your childhood (and into the teenage years), what did you save or collect as a hobby or interest?  Do you still have them?

2)  Tell us all about it in a blog post of your own, in comments on this blog post, or in a post on Facebook.  Be sure to link to them in a comment on this blog post.

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

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.

One thought on “Sunday Afternoon Genealogy Fun – In Childhood What Did You Save or Collect

  1. Stamp collecting seems to be a common thread in many of our posts. Stamps were fun, the hobby was very inexpensive for kids who just had the most common ones and it kept us all busy for hours.


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