~ MY COLLECTION ~
This is a quick glimpse of my collection as I am going to completely re-do this section and take pictures of each individual item. This is going to take some time so I will unveil it section by section as I go.
My collection includes absolutely LOADS of items - although obviously not as much as some collectors out there. I do my best though :) My favourite thing to collect is video footage so I have LOADS of it, and that is closely followed by articles & clippings. Below you'll find a brief description of what's in my collection:
My CD collection includes Australian editions of Spice, Spiceworld, Forever, Greatest Hits, Greatest Hits CD & DVD, Wannabe, Say You'll Be There, 2 Become, Mama / Who Do You Think You Are, Who Do You Think You Are / Mama, Spice Up Your Life, Too Much, Viva Forever (Group + the 4 retail Viva Fairies), Goodbye (2 different editions), Holler / Let Love Lead The Way, Let Love Lead The Way / Holler, Headlines, It's Only Rock & Roll, Schizophonic, Scream If You Wanna Go Faster, Passion, Look At Me, Mi Chico Latino, Lift Me Up, It's Raining Men, Scream If You Wanna Go Faster (Single), Desire, Victoria Beckham, Out Of Your Mind, Not Such An Innocent Girl, A Girl Like Me, Free Me, What I Am, What Took You So Long, Take My Breath Away, Maybe, Northern Star, Reason, When You're Gone, Goin' Down, Northern Star (Single), Nevver Be The Same Again, I Turn You, If That Were Me, On The Horizon, Better Alone, First Day Of My Life, Loving You, Hot, I Want You Back, Word Up & Tell Me. I also have most of the UK releases, a few US releases, as well as a few European & Asian releases.
I have Step To Me, promos of Forever, Too Much (US), If You Wanna Have Some Fun, Calling, Ride It, Desire, Victoria Beckham, Not Such An Innocent Girl, A Girl Like Me, What Took You So Long, Take My Breath Away, We're Not Gonna Sleep Tonight, Reason, Here It Comes Again, Hot, Hot Interview Disc, Tell Me & Feel So Good. I also have a copy of "What Took You So Long" live on The Panel that was sent to me by EMI Australia. It was meant to be included as an extra track on the Australian release of "We're Not Gonna Sleep Tonight" (which was later cancelled)
My cassette collection includes UK editions of Spice, Spiceworld, Wannabe, Say You'll Be There (2 different editions with slightly different back covers), 2 Become 1, Spice Up Your Life, Too Much, Stop, Schizophonic, Look At Me, Mi Chico Latino, It's Raining Men, Out Of Your Mind, Northern Star, Reason, When You're Gone, Northern Star (Single), Never Be The Same Again, I Turn To You & I Want You Back. I also have Australian editions of Too Much & Goodbye, US edition of Stop & Taiwanese editions of Spice, Forever & Schizophonic.
Unfortunately my Vinyl collection is tiny - only 2 at the moment - "This TIme" 7" & "Look At Me" 12".
My book collection includes the official books Girls! Power (Fifth edition), Real Life: Real Spice, Spiceworld: The Official Book Of The Movie (hardcover & softcover), the 5 official mini books, Forever Spice (Softcover & Fan Club Edition), If Only (Australian Edition), Learning To Fly (Hardcover), Catch A Fire (Hardcover and paperback), Just For The Record (Paperback), That Extra Half An Inch (Hardcover) and Ugenia Lavender & Ugenia Lavender & The Terrible Tiger paperbacks. I also have a range of unofficial books including "And Then There Were Five", "Spice Power", "Posh & Becks", "Victoria by Sean Smith", "Geri's Secrets", "Victoria & David: An Invitation to A Wedding), Victoria & David Beckham (OK), Spice Girls OK Special, and much more.
My clothing & accessories collection includes 8 official t-shirts, an official nightgown, official pyjama shorts, offiicial watch, badges (official unofficial), Spiceworld silver tour bracelet, 20+ unoffcial necklaces, unofficial rings, press on earrings, unofficial tattoos, 2 official bags, 2 official wallets & 1 unofficial wallet, Victoria Beckham Rock & Republic denim skirt, Intimately Beckham, Intimately Night, Intimately Yours, Beckham Signature, Beckham Signature Story, Beckham Signature Summer and more.
My doll collection includes the "Girl Power' Geri, Victoria, Emma & Melanie B dolls, the "On Tour" Geri, Victoria & Emma dolls, the "On Stage" Victoria, Melanie C & Melanie B dolls, the "Spice It Up" Victoria, Melanie C & Melanie B dolls (set 1), 3 Melanie B 6" dolls, 1 Melanie C 6" doll and the Victoria, Melanie C & Melanie B beanie babie dolls.
Food & Containers
My Food merchandise includes 4 50g Walkers Crisps Wrappers (no Emma), 10 Cadbury Wrappers, Small Chupa Chups Tin, 24 Push Pops (in a Push Pop box), Pop Talker, Bubble Gum wrappers, 5 Crazy Dip wrappers, Fantasy Ball Wrappers (6 Peach Flavoure) and more. I also have the unofficial Bubble Gum Babes bubble gum Milk Cartons. My Containers collection included a large lunchbox, flask and Spice Force Five drink bottle.
My glasswear merchandise includes 2 coffee mugs - the "Spice" logo mug with shaped handle and the "Mama / Chairs" mug from the official merchandise range.
I have LOADS of magazines including Issues 1 - 5 & 7 of "Spice" the official Magazine, Issues 1 - 7 of Insider Spice, various issues of Hot Shots, Spice Girls Every Month (around 14 issues), as well as many other Spice Girls only magazines. I also have issues of OK & Hello magazine of the Beckham wedding (all 3 issues), introductions of Bluebell, Angel, Tate & Madison as well as various special issues of OK & Hello with "At Home" or exclusive interviews and shoots. I also have many issues of Elle Magazine (UK, US and Australian), Q Magazine, Vogue, Sky Magazine, Rolling Stone, The Face, Loaded, Harpers Bazaar and loads more. Follow the link above to see my magazine collection!
My articles & clippings collection is the biggest part of my collection. I have an arch lever folders for each year - 1996/1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2007 & 2012 are split into two - and they are full of articles, posters and clippings [on scrapbook paper placed in the folder]. Each folder is split into months with dividers and each month as the relevant articles & clippings placed in it. [I've just replaced all my folders and changed my clipping system from display folders. I just merged both articles and clippings.] They are filled with articles and posters from all over the world including Australia (the bulk of my collection as I have easy access to them!), UK, USA, Germany, Canada, Poland and many more. Higlights include many articles & posters from Australian TV Hits, Smash Hits, Big Hit magazines, TOTP Magazine, Big Magazine, CD:UK magazine, Live & Kicking magazine, Teen Beat magazine, Q Magazine, OK & Hello magazines. They also hold things like postcards, print ads and more from magazines like Top Of The Pops, Smash Hits etc. My most recent favourite thing I recieved for my folders are the Geri, Emma & Melanie C "Chupa Chups" posters from Live & Kicking magazine. Love them! My MASSIVE clippings collection is in the process of being converted from the old scrapbooks to the new system - ie. inside the arch lever binders - it's a work in progress!
Party & Christmas Items
My Party & Christmas Items include the 8 setting pack (with blow outs), loot bags and invitations as well as the ASDA Christmas pack. I also have a small section of ASDA gift wrap in green.
My Printed Items section is probably the biggest part of my collection. First of all
In 2012, I purchased a pack of fan club merchandise off eBay which included photos, posters, the official fan club card and more. I also have a poster from the Spiceworld Tour & the Spiceworld Tour & Christmas In Spiceworld Tour programmes.
I used to have many many brought posters - both official and unofficial, unfortunately when I left a house I was living in, I couldn't take them with me as they were stuck under shelving in a postal tube. I do however have loads of the mini posters and I hope to regain the posters I lost.
I also have 2 official calendars (1998 & 1998/1999 (Canadian version), an unofficial calender plus the official desktop calendar.
Finally, I have the "Easy Piano" Spice sheet music book as well as Mi Chico Latino & Goin' Down sheet music.
My stationery collection includes small stationery set, large stationery set, small Spice Force Five pencil case, 3 pack of erasers, mousemat, small writing set, 3 metal pencil tins, pens, felt tips, 2 lock up diaries (Close Up & Spice Force Five) small spiral notebook, scrapbook, autograph book, hard cover notebook, organizer, and more. I also have most of the official postcards as well as the roll of giftwrap.
Stickers and Photos.
My Sticker & Photo collection includes unofficial sticker sets (6 packs), Spiceworld: The Movie Official Sticker Book, Official Photos Series 1 & 2, The Fab Five Sticker collection (missing 1 sticker), Crazy Dips stickers (17 out of 24) Fantasy Ball stickers (all 24), Bubble Gum stickers (all 24) and more.
My toy collections includes the 500 Piece "Spice Watch" puzzle, the 500 Piece "Mama / Chair" Puzzle and the 100 Piece "Wind Swept" puzzle, the small Spiceworld tour bus, "Mama" playing cards, FM Wireless Microphone, Microphone headset & white mobile phone.
My Video Games collection includes the Australian version of Spiceworld PS1 game, plus the Australian versions of Get Fit With Mel B on Playstation 3 & Xbox 360.
My official video collection includes the Australian releases of One Hour Of Girl Power, Live In Istanbul, Spiceworld: The Movie (2 different versions - including the Australian Tin), 4 "Spiceworld: The Movie" tins from the UK (I'm missing the group one and Melanie C), Spice Girls Live At Wembly, Spice Girls In America: A Tour Story, Geri Yoga & Geri Body Yoga. I also have the US releases of Live In Istanbul & Spiceworld: The Movie. I also have a copy of Melanie B's "Hot" generic interview VHS sent to me by EMI Australia.
My unofficial video collection includes Spice Power, Girl Power: An Unorthorised Biography, Spice Girls: The British Invasion (a UK copy & a US copy), and Spice Exposed.
I also have the Spice / One Hour Of Girl Power Australian double pack.
My official DVD collection includes Spice Girls Live In Istanbul, Spiceworld: The Movie (Australian Edition & Australian 10th Anniversary Edition), Spice Girls Live At Wembly, Forever More, Geri Yoga, Geri Body Yoga, The Real Beckhams, Melanie C : Live Hits, Telling Lies (Melanie B) & Totally Fit.
My unofficial DVD collection includes homemade version of Spice Girls Live In Istanbul, Arnhem, Milan, Lyon, Madrid, Paris, Stockholm, Barcelona, Rome, Earls Court, Madison Square Garden (ROTSG), Spice Girls in American: A Tour Story, Spice Girls: Giving You Everything, Being Victoria Beckham, The Beckham's World Cup Parties, Victoria Beckham: Coming To America, Melanie B: 7 Days On The Breadline, Strictly Come Dancing (Emma), Dancing With The Stars (Melanie B) (US)
I am also in the process of sorting and editing my recorded and downloaded Spice Girls footage to create DVDs of all of the girls appearances.
My recorded and traded videos collection includes 82 VHS. I have footage from all over the world including Australia, UK, US, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, France, Korea, Belgium, Canada and Italy.
Highlights of my footage include performances at the Brit Awards,Top Of The Pops, CD:UK, The National Lottery, The Pepsi Chart, Live & Kicking, Billboard Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, MTV Europe Music Awards, Letterman, Leno, Oprah, Wetten Dass, and more. I also have interviews on Parkinson, Letterman, The View, Ellen and loads more. To list all my footage here is impossible, and I'm still in the process of sorting all of my footage.
My Other items
My other items including the Spiceworld: The Movie cushion, small mirror, alarm clock, twin photo frame (oval version), small photo album, Impulse Spice (2 sizes), Impulse Spice Shower Gel, small oval make-up set, brush, comb & mirror set (opened and missing brush :(), LOADS of keyrings (official & unofficial), Poloroid Spice Light, white umbrella, electronic organizer and more. I also have 2 unofficial banner flags.
I hope you'll enjoy looking at my collection - and don't forget - if you have a collection you'd like to showcase then email pictures of your collection with your name, where you're from, how long you've been collecting for, your collections focus, and highlights of your collection. (check out the "Your Collections" to see what we put up.
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