There are some wacky words out there at the minute- here we have Brexiteers and Remainiacs. Over there, they have Trumpkins... Well here's another one for you- Pocillovists
These are not political people at all - they are collectors of egg cups - from the Latin pocillum ovi meaning "a small cup for an egg".
I have a few mismatched eggcups in the kitchen, and a few more at Cornerstones. My two favourites are the Hornsea ones which were a gift from a blogfriend.
I also have another made by the Hornsea Pottery - a novelty Smarties one dating back to the 80's - one of the girls had it at Easter.
Bob has, wisely, suggested I do not buy any more china 'except Hornsea Cornrose Pattern' in CS. But they never made any eggcups in the Cornrose pattern! So I decided on Thursday that 2 Hornsea eggcups for £2 were worth it, even if not the proper pattern!Here you can see them - another Smarties - and one for a Mackintosh's Toffee and Mallow Egg [1970's I think] This has pictures of a scarecrow and a farmer on it.
I am really pleased with these. "But you don't eat boiled eggs!" Bob reminded me. Well no - but I sometimes use eggcups for other things. And maybe my granddaughter might visit one day and fancy an egg for breakfast...
So I am keeping these five, and the other ones can go into a CS box. During June, I got rid of about 100 items [books, DVDs, CDs, clothes and bric-a-brac] Some things to a charity fundraiser at church, some to various local CS, and some sold on Ziffit.
I don't think possessing five eggcups makes me a pocillovist, do you? How many items do you need to have to qualify as a 'collector'? I gave up on stamp collecting when I found that philately will get you nowhere.
Do any of you collect unusual things ?