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Offline Sir Gareth

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Stock take soon.
« on: November 30, 2005, 19:37:23 »
Every year, January / February, I like to empty my roof space and take stock of what I have and what I still have yet to get for my collection. During the year I buy my MISB set's  and a lot of the time they go straight into the roof and in the past I have duplicated some of the smaller set's.
 I also scan or photograph the boxes open them up scan the parts inside or the instruction sheets for my blue folders, this takes a couple of days, then I try and put it all back better than before to make more space for new stuff.

 My collection is made up of Knights, Pirates, Western, Indians and Vikings, I don't just buy boxed sets I also have lots of boxes full of DS items as well.

 I only generally buy one of everything, but when I go into a toy store to look for the latest releases or older set's I feel guilty if I just walk out without buying anything, so I grab a special or two. I now seem to have small armies of 4611 castle guards, 4628 union soldiers and 4622 confederate soldier's, also when ordering from DS, to get free postage I add a set or two of 7675 redcoat soldier's. I'm not going to part with them, they look great all set up in rows, but when I added the cost of them all up I was a bit shocked it worked out about £2.00 a week for a year, not a lot of money per week I know but I could of bought a castle for that. :o

Any way here's some pics I took last January after emptying my roof
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Re: Stock take soon.
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2005, 19:39:35 »
Cool it works, I can post 4 pics at once, that was a good way of testing the buttons.

here's a couple more pics.
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Re: Stock take soon.
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2005, 19:44:57 »
Garry,
I am envious of your ability to collect MISB
And of the entirety of your collection

If you ever have find an extra original western bank, or wells fargo office, please think of me  :*)
those are two wetern buildings that I would love to have.

Thanks for showing off your collections
Its fun to know that others are as bad as myself.


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Re: Stock take soon.
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2005, 20:31:52 »
Thanks for showing us your "Aladdin's cave" of MISB, Garry.  I wish I was half as tidy with my non-MISB.

And now a question:

If your house caught fire, which set would you save?
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Re: Stock take soon.
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2005, 21:02:11 »


And now a question:

If your house caught fire, which set would you save?

 None, I would evacuate the building quickly using our well rehearsed fire escape route, after our fitted working smoke alarms have warned us of the danger.

 Remember I have been to one of your displays. ;D

  I don't really have a favorite set out of it all but I would like to save my playpeople English Bobby.
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Re: Stock take soon.
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2005, 21:20:25 »
Nice reply, Garry!  Have a kudo!  ;D
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Re: Stock take soon.
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2005, 21:34:48 »
Wow, that is one huge collection.  8} If you ever get tired of Playmobil, you can sell us the MISB sets and live on top of the big pile of money you'll get  :yup:

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Re: Stock take soon.
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2005, 17:16:19 »
wow!! that is a lot of playmo.  It is like a store.  I definitely would go shopping in your attic.   >:D

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Re: Stock take soon.
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2005, 07:13:33 »
wow!! that is a lot of playmo.  It is like a store.  I definitely would go shopping in your attic.   >:D


Just what I thought! ;D One of my local toyshops has LESS stock than that!

 Thanks for the photos Gary.

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Re: Stock take soon.
« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2005, 16:22:17 »


Just what I thought! ;D One of my local toyshops has LESS stock than that!


The only store in the area that sells Playmobil has less as well...and it's 99% new items. I imagine half of the cost of my collection is in ebay shipping fees but I'm just grateful to find things wherever I can.

I have been looking at the Westen Water Tower and it's selling for unbelievable prices of late! Kristian is right...you could become very rich if you ever sold your collection (which I don't imagine you will as it's stunning.)
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