I collect cans and bottles that are different or one's i like and find interesting. I'm not really looking to get my hands on every single bottle i can, but I enjoy collecting. My collection is pretty small at the moment (just 324 bottles/cans right now). As far as other things, not really. I have a couple of nostalgic signs too (Red Rock and Nehi)(also a 3 stooges one). That's about it for now. I also have an odd obsession with taking new quartes out of circulation(I also have around 200 or 300 of those).
It seems like all I collect are aches and pains! I used to work for a local Coke bottler and have some items from the past. I like the original stuff vs. the new "nostalgic" items. I once had to clean out an old building we were selling and found Coca-Cola 6' metal signs (still in the box with wax paper between them). I have been told that they are from the 40's as they have yellow in the color scheme. I also have a few of the 6.5oz coca-cola bottles with mix-matched crowns on them (Schlitz, Bud and one with Pepsi!) and a few of the Tab curvy figure bottles.
I still have my Mr. Pibb "Oscar" style trophy holding a star (and the silver dollar that goes with it) that was awarded to sales reps during one of the "re-launches" back in the 80's. Wonder what it would go for on e-bay?
I'm a wanna-be Dr Pepper and imitations collector. I haven't actually managed to accure too much....yet.
I did pick up a hand made hmm...wall decoration?? of Dr. Thunder http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI...ndexURL=0&rd=1 It was just...so useless i had to buy it I'll probably hang it on my wall.....Which i'm sure will bring my father new a new level of being annoyed.