Does anyone collect something else other than music.

 I guess all of us must be collectors at heart, both music and kit, but are there other collecting obsessions out there? Many people collect watches, cars, mountain bikes and so on.

I have started a small collection of good Scotch malt whisky. Always loved whisky, but never studied the range and quality available. It may be a bit easier for me, living in the UK, although most bottles seem to be available in the US, at comparable prices too. The only drawback is that I don't get to drink any of the good stuff, as the collection is something I intend to leave to my kids, who all have tastes above their pay grade. Whisky has always been collectable, but prices do seem to be on the up. It is staggering what bottles, particularly of the best distilleries and closed ones, can go for. Prices over £100,000 for one bottle, aren't unusual, with interest from all over the world.

 I like all whisky, but my current favourite is probably Caol Ila, a not too heavily peated  Islay distillery. Glad to say my consumption has remained very modest. Unfortunately, when we emerge from Covid 19, I think there are going to be a lot more problem drinkers.

 So what do you collect? If you are a whisky fan too, perhaps post your favourites and bottles worth collecting.


Old Winchester lever action rifles, modern firearms, antique Britains cast metal soldiers and artillery, all-metal Tootsietoy airplanes, rare diecast autos, meteorites.

Vinyl&tubes I expect, in fact I'm sure you know the origin of India Pale Ale, I didn't until recently. Evidently in the 19th Century, the Indian army got through a lot of beer, like any army I suppose. The local brew only lasted 5 to 7 days, before it went off, so someone in the army contacted Burton on Trent in the UK, a centre of brewing, could they make a beer that would last at least a year, in the bottle, in a hot climate? The result was IPA, everyone was happy.

What a range of collections, most of them would never occur to me as collectable, but I suppose anything is collectable. Toenail clippings anyone?

Like dwhess I own and restore vintage restored jukeboxes from the 40’s-early 60’s, but it goes a bit further. Inside my insurance agency I built a 36 seat 50’-60’s diner to store my collection. It is not a working restaurant due to  zoning/licensing but rather a room the community and clients can use for their special event. I’ve got over 150 antiques dating back to the early 1900’s including, restored pedal cars, restored Pepsi & Coke machines, and 3 working jukeboxes from 1946, 1952 and 1961.
You can sit in one of 5 booths and play the 1952 Seeburg 100C jukebox on authentic Seeburg wallboxes. Lots of neon and stainless steel.