I have been collecting stickers for as long as I can remember but only started organizing them properly when I was 8 years old. My mum's a music teacher and she had plenty of left over sticker rewards to share with me. I attended music classes and build a rather sizable collection of my own as well.
As for my dad, he entered the labelling line when I was about 3 years old and thus my kindergarten years were filled with sticker generosity on my part and happy smiles from my sticker loving kindergarten classmates. He would bring home stacks and stacks of stickers. They weren't cute in particular but quirky. I didn't know what 'statements' was at that time but now I realize that they make pretty much anything sticky. After a few different companies, he is back in labelling again and is with a company that produces labels for your shampoo bottles, dishwashing detergent bottles etc (anything that you use that has a sticker on it, the company can do it!). When I ask him if he can make me puffy stickers or fluffy stickers, he just laughs at me =(((((((( and asks how many thousand pieces do I want? =(((( I'll just stick to my small scale sticker buying and selling.
Anyway, so yeah! Sticker collecting! A life long hobby!
My cousin sister Shevie and I used to exchange stickers together when I spent my school holidays at her place and we would spend the whole day looking at our sticker books, never getting sick of it. :)
I had sticker books as a child but when I was older (like 21 years old ahem, the age where I started The Sticker Monster) I used photo albums with plastic sleeves that you can pull away and then stick back.
Some of the stickers I bought in Year 1!
Glow in the dark stickers in pink and blue, so beautiful right?! The middle one is some diary stickers I bought back in 1999.
When I took in my first batch of Sticko, I kept the prettiest one for myself. :)
My pride and joy - Sandylion Stickers!!
I bet you recognize some of the stickers above. :) Ah Sandylion, can never get enough of it. I used to believe that no other sticker makers in the world can ever surpass the cuteness of Sandylion stickers but after taking in sticker stocks for two years now, I am wrong. China can make pretty kick ass sticker designs too!
My most recent sticker album!
About ten years from the last time I bought Sandylion Stickers, imagine the surprise I got when I saw how the brand evolved. Glittery transparent stickers? NO WAY! In the form of a unicorn?! SAY WHAT!
The very much loved pop-up stickers!
Gorgeous epoxy stickers of tiny snacks.
My housemate Lie Yuen bought this for me back in Year 2. :) <3
More pop-up stickers.
Another purchase I made later on in life - Furry Sandylion Doggy Stickers.
Marshmallow snack stickers, bought in Year 1 I think.
This was bought in Standard 6! (1998)
It came from a story book about a bunch of bears living together in a house. The pages were like sticker album material but printed with scenes for you to paste the bears on to go about their furry lives.
Some stickers I bought from Giant back in the early 90s.
More scene stickers that I got from the bookshop next to my primary school.
In the mid-90s, a famous rice cracker brand came with free stickers in it of their mascot.
Which Malaysian kid won't immediately recognize this cheapo stickers? :) It smells wonderfully like PVC and tears easily. Ah, memories.
A bit more high class but equally cheap.
I kind of miss these stickers... transparent and flimsy but so cute. If I bring these in, will any one of you buy it?
A Simba sticker from one of Shevie's activity coloring book which she so kindly donated to me.
From Shevie's coloring book as well. Was this Pocahontas?
Oh look! More scene stickers!
With Disney nametags. :) I remember we had plenty of these one Christmas. All the presents had Mickey Mouse name tags!
Some stickers from the bookshop near my school. :) I spent a really long time taking all the squares out and arranging it again. gahhh.
When the stickers are turned left and right, the image changes. What is the technology called?
My darling Caper Cat stickers in all their sparkly glamour!
Now I see it..it seems more of a Hello Kitty knock-off! More innocent looking than Hello Kitty IMHO!
More Mickey Mouse name tags.
Bon Bon Cat!! Not quite a knock off of Hello Kitty as it was popular in its own right. I just love the colours they used for the sticker designs.
Garfield stickers! :) My boyfriend was a Garfield freak when he was 10 years old and his best friend once tricked him into signing an agreement to pass all his Garfield possession over. The best friend asked to see his signature and so he scribbled it on to a blank piece of paper and the best friend (Kay Hong, to those of you who know him..lol) then wrote the 'contract' at the top stating that "Lam Chee Kiang will pass all his Garfield things to Chew Kay Hong." Poor Chee Kiang was so upset.
I was really into Tweety Bird at that time (it was cool to have an identity..) and also The Moffatts. Haha, I cut out their heads from some poster and put double sided tape behind and tada- I have a sticker.
But it did not turn out as nice as I wanted to. Dave Moffatt was my husband by the way.
More scene stickers. I was so pissed off with this sticker album because I got conned. It did not have any wax and so most of the stickers could not come out. I was 11 years old when I bought it and considerably had far better taste in stickers then so I had quite some pretty ones waiting to be put into the albums. After spending days filling it up, I then realize that it couldn't be removed. :( But at least they are immortalized among the non-waxy pages.
The damn sticker album.
Scene stickers of a farm and furry Lion King stickers of Timun and Pumbaa.
Monkey stickers and some sparkly seaside and sky stickers.
Transparent piggy stickers and the vegetables seem out of place. Horoscope and Mickey Mouse stickers I don't know from where..
All these are Sandylion stickers except for the fishes.
As you can see, 101 Dalmations just came out in the cinemas at that time (1998) and..erm erm Power Rangers. i don't know why I had left over Power Rangers stickers. Maybe I stole it form my brother.
Jurassic park stickers! Magazine quality!
My gorgeous Sandylion stickers. Don't you just love how the colours pop out?
Mylar (transparent) lip stickers from Sandylion and some sweet flower stickers from Memory Lane.
This sticker album is 12 years old this year. 0_0
Cheapo Snoopy stickers. :)
Some mushroom stickers from Giant (the Hypermarket) that I was strangely very attached to.
Dog stickers from Giant as well.
200 Petite sticker is a whole sheet of stickers with duh..200 stickers and clearly there isn't 200 stickers as I shared half with Shevie and my brother I think. Next to it is more stickers from my school book shop. :) I totally loved the Mermaid stickers.
On the left would be stickers I collected from my Yamaha JMC (music class for 6-8 year olds) days.
Fruit stickers donated by Shevie. And that fluorescent red apple? I'm pretty sure it was given to me by one of my kindergarten teachers.
A bigger sticker album I bought in 1998.
And what was popular in 1998? *snigger snigger* Those were hot items okay! I used to buy Titanic trading cards from a bookshop near my house for 20 cents per piece and sold it to my classmates for RM1 each. They bought it!! Hahaha. :)
More of my self made stickers.. :) I was one of the teeny boppers of the boyband era.
The most sought after poster back then would be the one with the ship and Jack and Rose hugging at the top.
Remember them? :)
Oh!! My first sticker album! Bought in 1993.
My mum bought me pink Doraemon stickers for practicing the piano well. :)
I don't know what bear stickers those were.
There was a time when the local tuck shops had Barbie Doll chewing gums that came with a plastic card with Barbie on it and a sheet of clothe stickers to be stuck on her.
Anybody remember these stickers? We had a card and packs of stickers were sold with random stickers in it. We had to collect all the stickers on the card and then we won some grand prize or something. I think the grand prize was a Tetris game console.
Alien Workshop!! Hahahh.
When I followed my father to one of his label conventions in 1997, I stole some fresh labels home. Heh.
Another sticker album I bought in 1998.
More tweety bird stickers!
These stickers were glow in the dark, believe it or not!
Some random Mickey Mouse stickers.
Mulan was all the rage too! :)
Eheh, I couldn't get enough of Titanic.
Some Winnie The Pooh Stamp stickers.
Cute Japanese stickers.. I can't remember where I got this.
I don't know who traded this with me but I love the glitter accents!
From Memory Lane.. I felt like royalty with all the stickers..:) Me and my 11 year old imagination.
More stickers from Memory Lane. The stickers some how seem so sombre.
Some stickers of flowers that I stole from my mum's piano chair. Heehee. And more Titanic stickers!! Too many!
My most beloved sticker album. Only the best stickers could be in this one.
The horoscope sticker on the left is 18 years old. My dad's old company made stacks and stacks of this. And the Christmas puffy stickers...ahhhhh!!! Too cute. Can't find anything like that anymore. :(
See the blue dinosaurs? They had crinkly sparkly paper inside. When you press you get a squishy feeling. And on the right are the fuzzy stickers.
My prized fuzzy stickers!! :)
I like the way I arranged it too!
More Sandylion stickers from my childhood.
My favourite were the food themed ones.
These are stickers from my primary school bookshop. :)
Prismatic Sandylion stickers!! :)
Mother of pearl sandylion stickers!
I think Amanda gave me this unicorn one in 2004. Hahaha.
Random ones that I thought were worthy to be stuck in my Caper Cat sticker album.
And this is another one from my dad's old company. Statement stickers FTW!