OK, I'll explain... Came back from the pub on Saturday night and decided some loud music was in order. Put Sabbath Bloody Sabbath on the turntable and got to thinking: I bought that particular album new in 1973 ( ) and it's been played on and off ever since. 35 years old and still in great shape (great material, too ). The sleeve's a bit worn, but the album itself is still good. Then I looked at the Christmas tree on which is hung a glass "clown" bauble that my Mum bought for me when I was three years old - 46 years ago So what fragile / disposable items have you had in your posession for much longer than you ever thought they'd last? Only things bought new, and either bought by you or by someone else for you, and not something that's been treated as a "collectable". Just ordinary run-of-the-mill stuff. Whaddaya got?