Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Terraspirit, Jan 11, 2015.

  1. Terraspirit

    Terraspirit New Member

    Hi there, I'm Terra. I'm 15 years old, but I've been into antiques since I was about 5 or six. I started out collecting tiny occupied Japan dog figurines because I could buy them for $3. Since then, I've collected an eclectic array of items, including antique books, pocket watches, tea cups or basically anything else that catches my eye. My favorite find so far (while not old enough to be a true antique) is a 1949 wall map of Rome that used to hang in the Latin room in my school.
    I look forward to seeing all of your fantastic finds!
  2. Peter T Davis

    Peter T Davis Administrator Moderator

    Welcome aboard Terra!
  3. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    Hello, Terra! So nice to see a young person interested in developing a knowledge of "old stuff." :happy:
  4. Figtree3

    Figtree3 What would you do if you weren't afraid?

    Welcome, Terra -- it's nice that several younger people have joined recently!
  5. maryislgal

    maryislgal Well-Known Member

  6. gregsglass

    gregsglass Well-Known Member

    Hi Terra,
    Welcome, it is so nice to be able to help you on the road of loving antiques
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  7. terry5732

    terry5732 Well-Known Member

    Please stop this madness before you become addicted to it

    These old things will only break your heart

    Try chasing boys instead
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  8. say_it_slowly

    say_it_slowly The worst prison is a closed heart

    Hi Terra, Welcome!
  9. Messilane

    Messilane Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the Forum, Terra!
  10. kentworld

    kentworld Well-Known Member

    Hey Terra! Glad you've joined.
    And Terry, the young generation are great at multi-tasking so I'm sure that Terra can have fun collecting AND chase boys if she wants to... ;)
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  11. silverthwait

    silverthwait Well-Known Member

    Welcome, Terra! Believe it or not, I used to collect those tiny Japanese doggies! I was entranced by the expressions on their faces; some were madly adoring, some seemed to say, "And just who do you think YOU are?" Some were sad, some were downright crazy looking, and there were some that had detached heads that spun about on the neck -- I think they were supposed to be beagles. Glad they still have an audience!
  12. johnnycb09

    johnnycb09 Well-Known Member

    Hi Terra and welcome to the board. I was about your age when I got bit by the antique bug and I warn you,its a lifelong obsession,but a fun one. :)
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  13. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    Welcome aboard Terra! But watch out, this stuff is addictive. The wall map was a nice find. It may not be all that "old" but maps from different eras are often really interesting.
  14. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    Welcome Terra !

    You chase down good antiques and collectables.....

    Let the boys........CHASE YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :rolleyes::joyful::troll:
  15. spirit-of-shiloh

    spirit-of-shiloh Well-Known Member

    Welcome Terra. So glad to see a youngin' on the boards.:cat:
  16. yourturntoloveit

    yourturntoloveit Well-Known Member

    Terra, a big welcome to you.

    About those "antique books" -- I hope you'll be sharing some of your "book finds" with us. :happy:
  17. janettekay

    janettekay Well-Known Member

    Welcome Terra!
  18. 42Skeezix

    42Skeezix Moderator Moderator

    It's great to be interested in antiques at such a young age.
    I started early and, if nothing else, it kept me out of trouble.
    When my peers were out carousing I was at auctions and fleas or out digging bottles and such.
    It's been a grand time to this day (I'm 57) and well beyond.
  19. Bev aka thelmasstuff

    Bev aka thelmasstuff Colored pencil artist extraordinaire ;)

    I started helping in my parents second hand shop when I was 8. By the time I was a teenager, I was also into collecting. My mother loved miniatures, so we also had a lot of those ceramic animals. Great way to get started!
  20. all_fakes

    all_fakes Well-Known Member

    Hi, and welcome!
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