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A little Christmas in my display and @Opuntia nice decor I will add some off my tree tomorrow.

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12 hours ago, Nimravis said:

@Bobby Rico I picked this huge Mosasaur today at Goodwill for $6.99, it is a tad over 24” (60 cm) in length. I just need to find a place for it.

 

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Cool piece but I hate to be the bearer of bad news :Horrified:, those teeth are fake 

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On 12/11/2021 at 11:53 PM, Bobby Rico said:

A little Christmas in my display and @Opuntia nice decor I will add some off my tree tomorrow.

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Oh, cure little thing !

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My brother sent me this picture just now. The are liquor decanters and rang in size from 6 - 8 inches long. I have never seen anything like this before.

 

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14 minutes ago, Nimravis said:

My brother sent me this picture just now. The are liquor decanters and rang in size from 6 - 8 inches long. I have never seen anything like this before.

Wow they are really nice is your brother going to get one of them for your collection? 

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33 minutes ago, Bobby Rico said:

Wow they are really nice is your brother going to get one of them for your collection? 

No- I told him I was not interested.

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3 minutes ago, Nimravis said:

No- I told him I was not interested.

Anyway  thanks for sharing. 

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thelivingdead531

I want the whole collection! They are so cool. :wub:

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TOM BUCKLEY

Most important....what kind of liquor? Hopefully it's single malt scotch. :fingerscrossed:

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1 hour ago, thelivingdead531 said:

I want the whole collection! They are so cool. :wub:

No, i want it ! :P:WootSign:

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3 hours ago, fifbrindacier said:

No, i want it ! :P:WootSign:

We can split it, but I call dibs on the Dimetrodon. ;)

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3 minutes ago, thelivingdead531 said:

We can split it, but I call dibs on the Dimetrodon. ;)

That works.

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On 1/10/2022 at 12:19 PM, Nimravis said:

No- I told him I was not interested.

 

You might consider buying one even if it's not your thing.  I bet someone on the forum would trade you a nice fossil for that and your trouble.  I understand that you wouldn't want to spring for that if you didn't already know that someone was definitely interested.

 

I recently saw a King Tut decanter that I might get for my dad.  He was really into that whole thing in the 70's.

 

Jess

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One of the reasons behind this thread is to investigate why I/we collected things/fossils. Nostalgia plays a great part in my collection, so apart from my childhood  plastic dinosaurs toys, Birmingham museum and art gallery was a place I visit a lot as a child. I even skipping school to spend the day there (Bobby Rico’s Day Off). Birmingham did not have much of a fossil collection but it had a wicked paper mache T.rex that completely filled the room it was in ( gone now) and a triceratops skull or it maybe was a cast. Both of these pieces  really sparked my interest in fossils. I was wondering do any of the TFF members have any other stories of nostalgic beginning to their collections. I also have the postcards I purchased other the years from there. I will photograph them in better light and add them here. Thanks Bobby

 

 

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@Bobby Rico I wish my story was as cool as yours. I’ve loved dinosaurs from a very young age. I’ve always had an affinity towards history and anything “old”. It took me years to realize that the further back in history, the more interested I was. It wasn’t until I was in a Sunday market at Bury St. Edmond’s, England that I realized you could buy and privately own fossils. So I bought two, a Diplomystus dentatus fish and a Flexicalymene sp trilobite. I found this wonderful site to ask about authenticity, and I was hooked. The rest is history.

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As with most here I love dinosaurs as a kid. Then spent some time in Utah starting at age 10. We had marine fossils on the property and surrounding areas. Got me into the hunt. Then Great Uncle took me to U-Dig quarry, near Delta Utah. for trilobites and I was hooked and found my favorite fossil :yay-smiley-1: Then my digging went into high gear when my local museum, a little museum in Fairview Utah, started buying little red wagon loads of the local fossils from me that they then sold to visitors. Wow. I hadn't thought about that. I was a professional fossil digger at age 10!

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10 hours ago, thelivingdead531 said:

England that I realized you could buy and privately own fossils.

I completely understand your sentiment and to quote again Ferris Bueller “Life Moves Pretty Fast. If You Don’t Stop And Look Around Once In A While, You Could Miss It.”  Some days I stop and look at my collection, a Yorkshire ammonite I found or a Dimetrodon tooth a friend gave me and realise I am lucky to see this wonderful record of the past life of our planet. It is still very much magic to me.
 

Please show us your first fossil buys.

 

Cheers Bobby 

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9 hours ago, Sjfriend said:

fossil :yay-smiley-1: Then my digging went into high gear when my local museum, a little museum in Fairview Utah, started buying little red wagon loads of the local fossils from me that they then sold to visitors. Wow. I hadn't thought about that. I was a professional fossil digger at age 10!

It sounds like you was Born to dig . A lovely  pictorial story of you and a tin red wagon full of rocks. I wonder how many people still have  got them fossil In there homes as a keepsake  of fun days outs. “Born to dig” would make a great pin badge. Thanks for sharing Bobby 

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9 hours ago, Sjfriend said:

museum in Fairview Utah

BTW this museum looks cool with the big mammoth. 

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I was fortunate enough to live in NYC when I was young and thus had access to the American Museum of Natural History. I remember as a kid accompanying my father on many trips to the museum and marveling at the exhibits. My favorites? The T-rex and Triceratops, of course. Back in the day the museum had literally rooms full of mounted skeletons of smaller dinosaurs and prehistoric mammals. I would spend hours wandering up and down the aisles. I remember once upon rounding a corner I came face to face with a crocodile and was so startled that I landed on my butt. :s_cry: I would love to go to the gift shop at the end of the day and my father would always but me a small collection of fossils or minerals (which I was also interested in.) I still have some of those fossils. A brachiopod and a small fish come to mind. I remember being in awe of the details on the fish fossil.....the eyes, the ribs, and the fins. It was amazing what I could discern with my little magnifying glass.:look:

 

Off topic. I loved looking at the dioramas that the museum is famous for. they were so realistic. There was one in particular of mountain goats set on top of a mountain. It was so real that I could almost feel the wind on my face and a feeling of vertigo from the heights. Good memories.:)

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I’ve got far too many dinosaur models since I love collecting them to go with my fossils :P 

I generally collect ones that are leaning more towards accuracy, but I’ve picked up a few that are pretty fun reminders of some of the older ideas on dinosaurs + one smilodon. 
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1 hour ago, TOM BUCKLEY said:

Off topic. I loved looking at the dioramas that the museum is famous for. they were so realistic. There was one in particular of mountain goats set on top of a mountain. It was so real that I could almost feel the wind on my face and a feeling of vertigo from the heights. Good memories.:)

Thank you for sharing.  i been to this museum many times it is wonderful. It a day out in it’s self Form the big totem polls, the dinosaurs and of course the Hall of African Mammals. The fossil galleries also have the art of Charles Robert Knight. 

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10 minutes ago, TyrannosaurusRex said:

I’ve got far too many dinosaur models since I love collecting them to go with my fossils :P 

I generally collect ones that are leaning more towards accuracy, but I’ve picked up a few that are pretty fun reminders of some of the older ideas on dinosaurs + one smilodon. 

Nice love the Smilodon and I have the second T.rex but MrsR thinks he is form Mexico because he now where’s a sombrero.  Pictures tomorrow when we have better light. Cheers Bobby 

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