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What's the oldest thing you still own?

Jimm_Scope
Jimm_Scope Posts: 2,361 Scope online community team
A difference from the most expensive thing you own.

What is the oldest thing you own? 

For me it's something a little silly, I still have my very first stuffed toy. A small yellow rabbit that is named "bunny". I think I was 2 or 3 when I got it. It only has 1 ear left now, the other has been lost to time.

As another example, I think the oldest thing my parents own is a plastic christmas tree from 1991. They might own something older that's been handed down to them, but that's the oldest thing that I know the year they got it.
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  • THE_DUDE
    THE_DUDE Community member Posts: 159 Pioneering
    Iphone 5s had it since 2015 but the screen is smashed to pieces lol. I have to either get it fixed or recycle it.
  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 13,103 Disability Gamechanger
    Aside from the semi-cheat answers like mineral water or fossils... :D  

    We have some items of cutlery and other kitchen implements from who would be my great-great-grandparents. My Mum uses the paring knife every day and prefers it to a modern knife.

    Lots of tools in the shed from great-grandparents, maybe about a century old. Including a crow bar which we often use and more than once have had a comment like "hey, you are using that thing from Half-Life". :D 

    An old bicycle that my Grandfather got from another relative and fixed up, maybe knocking on 100 years old, not sure.
  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 13,103 Disability Gamechanger
    We also have an old fashioned iron, not an electrical one, the sort that you used to heat on the fire. I don't know when electric irons replaced those.

    It is very heavy, we use it as a door stop. :D 
  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 2,361 Scope online community team
    We have a nice cast-iron pan, but it's not that old. I know they can last for a very, very long time though. I know a friend of mine who has had one handed down 2 generations!

    I guess I didn't think about fossils ^^ I did sort of mean "made" things that either have been handed down or you've found and bought like an antique or something.

    I think I have an american coin from the 1800s. They generally don't take coins out of circulation so you can get some very old coins just in change from shops! 

    Difficult to get that in the UK anymore since we decimalised in 1968 and many of our coins changed completely. The oldest coin legal tender still in circulation for us are the old pennies with the gate/portcullis on them. They were first issued in 1971.
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  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 11,317 Disability Gamechanger
    We possess a knife sharpener SM had when she started catering college 45 years ago, we also own a Churchill match holder that belonged to my dads parents and must be 80 years old and worth around £100
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  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 13,103 Disability Gamechanger
    When I was little I used to collect different currencies as a sort of hobby. :D

    I have lots of American cents, a few dollar notes.

    Lots of old European pre-Euro currencies like Deutschmarks and Francs.

    Also some Japanese and Thai money!

    I also have a British Army £5 note. I never really looked into it but it seems soldiers were paid partly with special money they could only spend on the base.
  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 13,103 Disability Gamechanger
    I don't think it's silly to still have a stuffed toy!!

    I have my first teddy bear that I was given for Christmas in 1993 - I was born November 1993 so he is almost as old as me.

    I like to think I have been through thick and thin with him. I used to take him to the doctors and such things, am holding him on the first photo I had taken when I met my "third Grandmother" (Dad's birth mother - he was adopted), also I went through a period of really severe OCD where I couldn't touch him  or cuddle him for over a year but he doesn't seem to mind, he is like is a loyal friend. :blush:
  • Ada
    Ada Scope Member Posts: 11,464 Disability Gamechanger
    I don’t have anything from my history. I very very often just spur of the moment Chuck a few things into a bag and leave. Not knowing where to until I got there. 
  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 2,361 Scope online community team
    That must be a really good knife sharpener @woodbine! I've always heard that with knives it's sometimes better to spend a little more and they'll last much longer, with good maintenance of course. Me and the partner still have a very cheap set and they're not great.

    @66Mustang All the different currencies fascinate me a little. Also that's a cute story :) I was given mine when I was 1, I named him whenever I could actually say "bunny" properly.

    @Ada I know it isn't always possible to keep certain things. There's certainly a lot I've left behind in the past.
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  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 11,317 Disability Gamechanger
    Stuffed toys: my mum was 80 and spending the day in a care home where she stayed till she died, we decided after thinking for ages to buy her a nice teddy bear, I always knew she had a tough upbringing and it broke my heart when she said "thanks you both so much this is the first teddy bear I have ever owned". 😢
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  • Sandy_123
    Sandy_123 Scope Member Posts: 43,924 Disability Gamechanger
    Oh that's sad @woodbine , I'm glad you got her one. I don't have old things apart from photos 
  • Ada
    Ada Scope Member Posts: 11,464 Disability Gamechanger
    I could have said my old bones 
  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 2,361 Scope online community team
    It got a smile from me @Ada :) 

    that's both a sad, but incredibly touching story @woodbine. It must have meant a lot to her
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  • Ehit
    Ehit Community member Posts: 24 Courageous
    Apart from my house (200 years old), I have a table my dad made when he was at school when he was 14, he’s 84 now. I have photographs of my grandparents, I don’t really know how old they are, although there is one that must be 100 years old. All very special to me for different reasons.
  • Circe
    Circe Community member Posts: 68 Pioneering
    My female kitty she's 15 this year! She's the one under the radiator.shrs a cranky Crone like me.
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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,363 Disability Gamechanger
    An electric hand mixer, had it since 1991 and yes it still works perfectly. 

    Can't forget my bear, Holly. Although she's only 18, she's so loved she looks about 40 :D i'm getting rather anxious because she looks quite threadbare in places. My 2 grandchildren love her and i always take her with me when i go to their house. Yes, i also take her to bed. My grandson always says "we need 3 more Holly's" :D
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  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 13,103 Disability Gamechanger
    Poppy

    I'm sure I have asked before but can't remember your answer.

    Is it a KitchenAid? They last forever apparently, if you look after them and service them!!
  • ClaraSais
    ClaraSais Community member Posts: 42 Courageous
    My late mums funky retro orange washing basket and yesterday I found a couple of 1980s shoe polish bottles when I was clearing out 😂
  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 2,883 Scope online community team
    I was given a gold necklace when I was born with a few little charms on it.  Gold isn't my thing, but I've kept hold of it as it's pretty special to me now. So it's...old. 
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  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 13,103 Disability Gamechanger
    edited January 19
    A bit off topic but I read a lovely story about a Dad who put away for his son a bottle of single malt every year from his birth year until he was an adult when he was allowed to have them. They turned out to be quite desirable by the time the son was given the collection and valued at around £40,000 so he sold them with his father's blessing and put the money down on a house.

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