Largs, 1971. During a fortnight's holiday, I bought three things that I yet remember to this day. Not necessarily in the order acquired, I purchased a witch keyring, a cheap ACTION MAN knock-off (in a deep sea diving suit, I think), and a little plastic deer. The last two items were bought in the same shop though not necessarily on the same day, the first item's place of purchase is beyond my ability to recall. Oh, and I also remember buying at least a couple of issues of KNOCKOUT, a comic that had only come out in June.
And that's it, I'm afraid. All I wanted to say was that I'm sometimes staggered to realise that I had something for far longer than I thought I did, just as I'm equally staggered to learn that something I feel I had for yonks, I actually had for no more than a few days. (Like the first revamped 1969 issue of SMASH! For that story, see here.) Don't get me wrong though; on a conscious level I know I had that Smash! for only around 3 or 4 days, but on another level it feels that I had it for far longer than that.
So readers, wanna play? Is there anything that you once owned which, thinking back, seems like you had for longer than you actually did, or (conversely) something which feels like you had in your possession for a far shorter period than you seem to remember? If that makes any sense to you, astound us all with your recollections in the comments section.