Thursday, October 19, 2017

2,552 Bookmarks Passed

We are happy to announce that bookmarks catalog recently has hit its first milestone of 2,552 items on Colnect.

Bookmark › Uffizi, Florence – Primavera by Botticelli, Italy, Colnect Catalog

Since ancient times people have had a need of tracking their progress while reading and that's why bookmarks have a really long history. Earliest bookmarks are dated from the 6th century AD.

Bookmark › Woman reading, France, Colnect Catalog

Even though bookmarks were used from very early on, they became popular only after printed books appeared. The reason being that first printed books were very expensive and people needed a way to mark their place in the book without damaging it.

Bookmark › Artigiancassa, Confartigianato, Italy, Colnect Catalog


Bookmarks come in many various designs and there are several materials used to make them. Currently, on Colnect, you can find bookmarks from 37 different countries.

Bookmark › Masta Trade, Slovenia, Colnect Catalog

Thank you, Colnectors, for your contribution, your help is much appreciated. Special thanks to the coordinator of this category, Andreu Canuto Garcia, [Pelacanyes], for being amazing :)

Bookmark › Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany, Federal Republic, Colnect Catalog

Colnect has been built by collectors just like you. If you wish to contribute to our growing community of collectors and start making catalog better for other fellow collectors then you can add new items, add images and information to already existing items, help to translate catalog to your language, edit the catalog, write wiki articles, and even create your own categories.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

5,555 Cigarette Packs Listed

We are happy to announce that the category of Cigarette Packs has just reached a beautiful number of 5,555 items.

Cigarette Pack › Montecristo, Cigars, Greece, Colnect Catalog

First of all, a big thank you to the coordinator of this catalog [Skyforger] for working so hard to help grow Colnect. Also, the help of all collectors who contributed to developing the category catalog is very much appreciated.

Cigarette Pack › Marlboro Gold Original, Tobacco, Greece, Colnect Catalog

Varying products with different packings supported rising of cigarette packs as a collectible. Because of the popularity of collecting cigarette packs, some packages were primarily designed for collectors and are labeled as “collectible”.

Cigarette Pack › Silver Selection, Cigars, Belgium, Colnect Catalog

A flip-flop hard pack is the most popular cigarette pack type on Colnect catalog. It was introduced by Philip Morris in 1955.

Cigarette Pack › Winston, Cigarettes, USA, Colnect Catalog

Colnect has been built by collectors just like you. If you wish to contribute to our growing community of collectors and start making catalog better for other fellow collectors then you can add new items, add images and information to already existing items, help to translate catalog to your language, edit the catalog, write wiki articles, and even create your own categories.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Comic Books on Colnect!

It has finally happened! A new category of Comics has been launched on Colnect. We are welcoming all comic book collectors and enthusiasts to join us on Colnect :)

Casket Canyon, Jonah Hex, 2011, USA, Colnect catalog


There are thousands of comic book collectors all over the world. They organize numerous comic book conventions and festivals, where they discuss their favorite comics and meet the authors of comics. The largest and best-known convention in the United States is Comic-Con International that held annually in San Digo. Comics are collected for various reasons, including appreciation the genre as an art form, sentimentality, financial profit, and fulfillment of the collection.
We are very happy to introduce the coordinator of the Comics category, Carlo Bassi, [Carlo-Bassi]. Also, we are grateful to [Skyforger] and [hbofill12] for being a moving power the category and making it happen.

Donald Duck n° 3, Donald Duck, 1979, Netherlands, Colnect catalog


Now Colnect catalog and personal collection management tools are available for comic book collectors from around the world. Colnect Comics catalog allows sorting all items by 14 filters: countries, publishers, editions, issuing periodicities, issuing numbers, issue types, genres, writers, cover artists, years, face values, currencies, themes, newly added.

Il teatro della morte, Diabolik, 1966, Italy, Colnect catalog


Colnect has been built by collectors for collectors and any help is much appreciated. Would like to join and contribute to the Comics catalog too? Learn more on the Comics Catalog Contribution Guidelines page. There are many ways you can help us make Colnect catalog better: add new items, add images and information to existing ones, translate catalog to your language, edit the catalog, write wiki articles.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

8,888 Tokens Listed


We are happy to celebrate a new super awesome milestone of 8,888 Tokens on Colnect :)


At first, we want to say thank you to all our contributors for their help and efforts on bettering Colnect. Tokens category would not be so cool and great without the dedicated category coordinator, Hernán Bofill [hbofill12].

Bondindinho, Transport: Bus, Brazil

Tokens are coin-like objects utilized instead of coins. Tokens either have a value shown or indicated by size, color or shape. Usually, tokens are manufactured of cheap metals: copperpewteraluminumbrass, and tin. Tokens made of bakelitewoodporcelain, and other less strong materials are also known.

Ministry Marine Fleet, Military, USSR


What is the difference between a coin and a token? Coins are issued by the government or local authorities and can be exchanged for goods or other coins. Tokens have a much more limited use. Usually, they are issued by a private company, group, organization or individual.

In times of high inflation, tokens could have taken on a role of a currency. New York City Subway tokens  were circulated in trade and parking meters since they had a set price.

Caesars Palace, Casino Token, USA


Metal token coins are used instead of cash in casino slot machines. The tokens are the same with money at the casino. They commonly are useless outside of the casino.

S.T.I.P.E.L. Token, Telephone, Italy

Colnect has been built by collectors for collectors and any help is much appreciated. Want to start contributing to Colnect? There are many ways you can help us make Colnect catalog better: add new items, add images and information to existing ones, translate catalog to your language, edit the catalog, write wiki articles, and even create a new category.

Monday, August 28, 2017

69,696 Drink Labels Passed!

We are happy to announce that Colnect Drink Labels category has passed a new awesome milestone of 69,696 items!

Gumpoldskirchner Riesling, Wine, Austria, 1964, Colnect catalog

Our catalog of  Drink Labels was started in February of 2013 with a few items. Now, after four years of hard and dedicated work of Colnect Collectors Community, Drink Labels category is an impressive piece of collaborative work. 

H-Festivalový ležák 12, Beer, Czech Republic, Colnect catalog

There are drink labels from 143 countries, produced by 5,323 companies, from 35 kinds of beverage. The popular beverages are beer, soda, water, and wine. You can find drink labels with Castles, BirdsMolluscsCrowns and Coronets and more 389 different themes on Colnect.

Sprout Stout, Beer, Netherlands, Colnect catalog

Thank you to all our awesome contributors for the collaboration and fantastic work. Special thanks to the category coordinator, Mario Wicht [Betta1970]. We cannot even estimate how much devotion and passion you have been put to your attempts to make Colnect better.

The Crimean port white, Wine, Soviet Union, USSR, Colnect catalog

Colnect has been built by collectors for collectors and any help is much appreciated. Interested in starting helping out developing Colnect? Read our Contributors guide and fill out our Contributor application.

  

Friday, August 25, 2017

80,008 Banknotes Cataloged ;)

We are so happy to celebrate the next awesome achievement in Banknote catalog. 80,008 banknotes are reached :)

100 Pesos, 1974, Mexico

We are grateful to the devoted two co-coordinators Vidami Istvan [mozistv] and Imre Csendes [SethChimera] for taking care of category. The help of the category editors and contributors is very much appreciated. Thank you for your time and dedication.



100 Francs, 1949, Belgium

Category of banknotes on Colnect is so various and diverse and includes paper money from 299 countries. There are some interesting facts about banknotes those you can find in our catalog.

The largest dollar bill ever issued was a Gold Certificate that has the face value of 100 000. They were issued in 1934 and were used for transactions between Federal Reserve banks only.

100,000 Dollars, 1934, USA


Banknotes with the £1 face values were in circulation from 1796. During the French Revolutionary wars, banknotes with small face values were printed to replace gold coins. £1 b
anknotes had circulated until 1988. The last issue of £1 banknote was decorated with the picture of Sir Issac Newton.


1 Pound, 1978, UK

Do you know that Martha Washington is the only woman memorialized on US paper money? Her portrait was printed on a silver certificate in denominations of $ 1 issue in 1886, 1891 and 1896.

1 Silver Dollar, 1886, USA

Do you want to join us and make Colnect better together? We always welcome and appreciate any help. If you've never contributed information to Colnect before, please read our Catalog Contribution Guidelines.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

33,333 Pocket Calendars on Colnect

We are happy to announce that Pocket Calendar category on Colnect has reached a great number of 33,333 items.

Windmill, Russia, 2015, Colnect catalog

We are very thankful to the category coordinator, Hans Meeuwisse [steamtrain], and all the helpers who dedicated their time to better this category.

Four Red Kittens, Argentina, 2006, Colnect calendar

Now the category featured the pocket calendars from 73 countries. The most popular theme of pocket calendars is, of course, cats. They are so cute and even a short single look at them may turn your mood up for a whole day :)

Girl, USA, 1891, Colnect catalog
The oldest pocket calendar in our catalog is dated of 1891. It is the only one item from the XIX century in our pocket calendar catalog. We hope to add more old pocket calendars to Colnect catalog. 

Mashpriborintorg, USSR, 1972, Colnect catalog

Colnect has been built by collectors for collectors and any help is much appreciated. Would like to join and contribute to the Pocket Calendar catalog too? Learn more on the Pocket Calendar Catalog Contribution Guidelines page. There are many ways you can help us make Colnect catalog better: add new items, add images and information to existing ones, translate catalog to your language, edit the catalog, write wiki articles, and even create a new category.


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