Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Snowman Cometh, Oct 30, 2023.

  1. I buy stuff. Lots of stuff. I'd like to say it's all good. But, it's not. I'm over packed.

    I love art and beautiful things. We collect old things, especially old German things, like smokers, wooden items. We have 7 Christmas trees at Christmas filled with many old ornaments. Oh, and Disney. We've vacationed there a lot. We have tons of Disney. I pride myself on a wonderful Figment collection.

    My #1 is autograph collecting. I never planned on it. I've met a lot of celebrities and their autographs are in a box in my basement. A decade ago I saw Fritz Lang's Die Neibulugen and it was FABULOUS. I saw a Ross Verlag card with the two leads autographs and bought it.
    Lang's Metropolis is considered one of the greatest silent films ever made. So, I got the bright idea to collect all the main principals of the movie. It took years. But, I got them all. Erwin Biswanger was a lead, and IMPOSSIBLE to find. You can only find screenshots of him from Metropolis online, and ebay has one Ross card from Die Nibelungen that you can't even recognize him. Try finding a bio on him. I think IMDB made up the date of his death. He's a ghost. Finally a few years ago on ebay in Germany someone put up a sketch he did of an actress, it's signed Biswanger. I WON.
    I added more and more. A few days ago at auction ($5) this letter was part of a book lot, it includes the envelope. I got a great bargain. There were 3 autographed books in the lot. All for $5.
    I buy a lot... Too much...

    The stories I can share...
  2. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    So do !!!

    & Welcome
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  3. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Welcome, Snowman.
    Great collection, and I am also a bit of a fan of Fritz Lang's Expressionist movies, absolute masterpieces. My favourite is "M - Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder", but the artistic stylisation of his Nibelungen films is stunning.
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  4. pearlsnblume

    pearlsnblume Well-Known Member

    welcome aboard.
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  5. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    Greetings, Snowman!
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  6. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes Well-Known Member

    Welcome aboard.
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  7. sabre123

    sabre123 Well-Known Member

    Hello and welcome :)
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  8. Boland

    Boland Well-Known Member

    Welcome. Looking forward to some interesting posts showing more items from your collection
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  9. all_fakes

    all_fakes Well-Known Member

  10. Potteryplease

    Potteryplease Well-Known Member

    Yes, welcome. You win the award for 'Great Introduction'!
  11. M is magnificent. I do have a Lorre autograph.

    Part One of Die Niebulungen was excellent. Part Two Kremheld's Revenge was better. Part Two makes Death Wish and all the modern revenge flicks seem like Bambi. I absolutely love Part Two.
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  12. I absolutely will. As a matter of fact today we went to a thrift shop and bought a beautiful old china cabinet (I'll take a picture once it's together and in place). We already have seven. Our place is kind of small. But, in a week it'll be filled.
  13. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    Choose the proper FORUM for your items.......and we'll all take a peek ! :playful::playful:
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  14. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

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