1. Box of LED sample light bulbs
    Pretty dang cool if you ask me!
  2. An autographed, first edition copy of Herb Caen's Baghdad by the Bay.
    I wanted to say I lost it in the worst way. But, karma, you know?
    Suggested by @Dashelamet
  3. From the library at the University of South Carolina I checked out a very old (1918?) soft leather bound Oscar Wilde book. It was so beautiful. I couldn't believe it was just sitting there in the library. I so wanted to keep it.
    It seemed so unappreciated sitting there in the shelves.
    Suggested by @pathb