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Things which you can collect, and have a collection of. Also see the company whose name is Collectables
...or should it be Collectibles?! Anyway, anything that can be collected and can form a collection. Collectors collect collectables, and sometimes collectables collect dust, but not always. Collectors often have an enthralling enthusiasm for their collections and generally treasure them greatly.
Things which are collected include:
Numismatism - see GovMint and The London Mint Office
Labels off bottles
For example, see www.milos-bittner.sk
Slot Machine Glass
It makes coffee tables which are a good talking-point
Yes it's true; see the Barb Wire Museum (was http://www.barbwiremuseum.com ) and the Antique Barbed Wire Society
Typically, collections involve items which are small and have much distinctiveness. Although it's in theory possible to be a collector of old trucks, railway rolling stock, paving slabs, or church organs, it's often a matter of practicality that the items be small enough so the collector can keep a pleasingly large collection of the items without the storage being too inconvenient.
Collectable items are fascinatingly interesting to the collector, and generally astonishing to folk who never realised that you could collect such a thing in such vast numbers and diversity.
There is usually (but not always) a historical aspect to a collection, as the older the items get, the more rare and interesting they get. It's also a good idea if the subject being collected is non-perishable (a Millennium celebration balloon which had been experimentally collected proved to be non-viable around 2004).
Here are a selection of purveyors of the finest quality collectables:
Star Wars Shop
Merchandise of Comic Book Heroes
The London Souvenir Shop
Fun To collect
My Hobby Store
New Line Cinema Studio Store
Fine jewellery, watches, collectables and much more.
Hollywood Mega Store
The Noble Collection
Shop The Shows
Museum Store Company
Buy It Here
Lucas Arts Store
collectible watches and other memorabilia
Grand Prix Legends
i want i want
Fox TV Store
Whales and Friends
World Of Bears
Medals Of America
Adventure Harley Davidson
Cartoon Network Shop
FIFA International UK
Pro Sports Memorabilia
Mini Model Shop
Fire Star Toys
NBC Universal Store
San Francisco Music Box
On The Cover
Grand Slam NY
Farm Toys Online
A1 Sporting Memorabilia
Hollywood Toys and Costumes
My Craft Store
The Music Stand
The London Mint Office
ITV Online Shop
Traditional Irish Gifts
Swap At Home
Diecast Models Wholesale
Highly detailed automotive models
Stamp Collecting - World Catalogue of Stamps
Collectible Heirloom Armory
Other relevant associated pages at this site: History, Gifts, Museums & Art Galleries, Archaeology, and Art
Collecting is often regarded as a Hobby but it can go further than that! If you collect "everything", then you may be a Hoarder, which is good!
If anyone is interested in collecting some of the strange items available from Zyra's Bazaar, please let us know.
Yes, we are aware that the word for items which are the subject of being collected by collectors is sometimes written as COLLECTABLES or as COLLECTIBLES but according to a quality dictionary, either manner of spelling of the word is acceptable.