Wednesday, January 10, 2018

700,007+ Stamps on Colnect

Colnectors, let's celebrate that our Stamp category has passed a new super-cool number of items, 700,007 ;)

Paintings, 1997, United Arab Emirates, Colnect catalog

Beginning a stamp collection is entertaining, discovering new information about the stamps which have been issued by the countries of the world over the years. Stamps are tiny pieces of art – colorful, well-designed. Some of them commemorate famous people and events, others - present animals and birds, flowers, railways, ships and aircrafts, buildings and bridges, armors and flags, space and sport.

Fairy Swordfish, 1982, Ascension Island, Colnect catalog

Actually, the Stamps category is the biggest one on Colnect. It has been led for a long time by two dedicated coordinators - Guido Fußhöller [footy68] and Klaus Jochimsen [Lola22]. Thank you guys for all you do for Colnectors and Colnect catalog.

Discovery of America, 500th anniv., ships, 1992, Uruguay, Colnect catalog

There are three main approaches to structuralizing stamp collection:
  • chronological - stamp lovers collect items from the specific historical period
  • thematical approach - stamps on the specific theme for example butterflies
  • geographic approach - stamps from the specific countries
What's your approach to collecting stamps?

African Monarch (Danaus chrysippus), 2002, Azerbaijan, Colnect catalog

Colnect has been built by collectors for collectors and any help is much appreciated. Would like to join and contribute to the Stamp catalog too? Learn more on the Stamp 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. If you are interesting in trading stamps you're welcome to check recently launched Colnect Marketplace.

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Famous people through collectibles: Rowan Atkinson

On Colnect you can find collectibles of various celebrities. One of these people is a British actor, Rowan Atkinson, best known for his role as Mr. Bean, who was born on January 6, 1955.


Thanks to his physical and black humor, and astounding performances, Rowan Atkinson established his name as one of the most iconic comedians. He first appeared on television, in popular British comedy series called Not the Nine O’Clock News. From there on his journey continued, which led to the creation of his most successful character Mr. Bean. This character ended up finding its way into the hearts of millions all around the world and led to Atkinson being called "the man with the rubber face".


Who's Mr. Bean? Mr. Bean lives alone. He has a small flat in Highbury, North London. He's practically always seen in his trademark tweed jacket, white shirt, and skinny red tie. Mr. Bean infrequently speaks, and when he does, it's commonly only several murmured words.

Mr. Bean oftentimes seems uninformed of basic aspects of the way the world works. The humor mostly comes from his unique (and often absurd) answers to problems and his total disregard for others when resolving them.


Colnect has been built by collectors for collectors. Any contribution is welcome and appreciated. If you would like to help out 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, January 5, 2018

New Category: Aircraft Safety Cards

A new category of Aircraft Safety Cards has just been launched on Colnect. Aircraft safety card collecting is an excellent option for travelers and graphics design enthusiasts. If you are interested in safety cards or aviation memorabilia, then you can dive into this awesome category.



Aircraft safety cards are impressive pieces of information visualization and graphics. The safety cards have no universal graphics standard to comply and demonstrate a wide variety of aesthetic approaches. The safety cards reflect the culture in which they were produced.


There are many approaches to aircraft safety card collecting. Some people like to collect things which are connected to a specific country or airline, while others like to collect aircraft collectibles. Of course, the main reason is to complete your aircraft safety card collection.


We would like to welcome the coordinator of the new category, [Guidojet], who suggested adding aircraft safety cards to Colnect catalog in June 2017.


The aircraft safety cards catalog allows sorting items by 8 characteristics, which are airlines, countries, plane manufacturers, models, compositions, formats, years, and newly added. Now Colnect's aviation memorabilia enthusiasts have a brand new and shiny catalog, along with collection management tools available to them.


Colnect has been built by collectors just like you. Are you interested in contributing too? Then you can go and check our Catalog Contribution Guidelines page and start making Colnect better.
If you want to sell or buy collectibles you're welcome to do that on the Colnect marketplace.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

1,111 Colnectors became our contributors!

Today we are celebrating a very important and beautiful occasion
1,111 contributors on Colnect!



What does this number actually mean? It means that 1,111 passionate collectors from all over the world spend their free time helping Colnect happen. They are so open-hearted to share their knowledge, time and expertise to bring more value to Colnect catalog so collectors from different countries could use it and enjoy their hobby of collecting.

Day by day Colnect is getting bigger and better and every single catalog is increasing in quality and quantity. Colnect is able to deliver information about collectibles around the world in the best way thanks to the group of hardworking collectors who are putting their effort into helping out fellow collectors to get what they desire.

In just two years the number of contributors jumped up from 777 to 1,111. We are happy that so many people are ready to dedicate their time to make the experience of collecting more enjoyable for those who share same passions and interests. It’s admirable what every single one of these collectors has done.

We would like to thank everyone for being a part of this amazing community which keeps on getting better. You guys are truly amazing and we appreciate everything you do. Every catalog on Colnect is what it is because of your contribution.

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, December 21, 2017

Interesting facts through collectibles: Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

First full-length animated movie, which revolutionized the animation industry and found it's way into people's hearts all around the world, was released on December 21, 1937.


Snow White is a German fairy tale published by The Brothers Grimm in 1812 as part of the collection called Grimms' Fairy Tales. Walt Disney's adaptation was one of the earliest animated work of Disney and the first movie to ever have a soundtrack album released for it. This cartoon toned down the violence which was featured in the fairy tale and included a singing Snow White.


Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was named as the best animated film of all time. Even today, Snow White remains an incredible adventure and for many people, it is the first fairy tale or a cartoon that they ever saw.


On Colnect you can find many Snow White collectibles. For example, in kids meal toys category you can find different characters of this cartoon. My favorite character is Sleepy. Which one is yours?


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, December 14, 2017

7,777 WoW trading cards added

We are happy to announce that Trading Card Games just got a new addition of items. With 7,777 new World of Warcraft TCG cards, this category just reached more than 71,000 items.


World of Warcraft TCG was published by Upper Deck Entertainment in 2005. It was based on a popular MMORPG video game released by Blizzard in 2004. In this TCG, players can fight each other one on one or they can play together to complete dungeon and raid encounters. Eventually, the game was discontinued in 2013 because Blizzard decided not to renew the license.


Throughout years World of Warcraft TCG experienced extensive popularity. Numerous tournaments and events were held and even now there are people who still enjoy taking out their set of cards and challenging other players to the fight in this classic TCG.


Would you like to contribute to Colnect too? You can check our Catalog Contribution Guidelines page and start to 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.




Sunday, December 10, 2017

Interesting facts through collectibles: Nobel Prize

Alfred Nobel, well-known Swedish chemist, engineer, inventor, businessman, and philanthropist, passed away on December 10, 1896. He signed his last will in 1895, which stated to use his assets to establish Nobel Prizes.

Bertha von Suttner (1843-1914) writer, Peace Nobel Prize, Stamp, 1965, Austria, Colnect Catalog

In 1901, on Alfred’s fifth anniversary, first Nobel Prizes were awarded. There were 5 prizes in total for Chemistry, Literature, Peace, Physics, and Physiology or Medicine. 

50 Pesetas, Banknote, 1905, Spain, Colnect Catalog

Ceremonies take place annually in Stockholm, Sweden and each laureate receives a gold medal, a diploma, and money. These prizes have the purpose to reward people for their incredible achievements.

1 New Sheqel (Nobel Prize in Literature - Shmuel Yosef Agnon), Coin, 2008, Israel, Colnect Catalog

Over the years, there were many individuals who were awarded Nobel Prize and to celebrate their beneficial work for the humanity, many collectibles were made in their names. 

William Faulkner – Litterature 1949, Maximum Card, 1985, Sweden, Colnect Catalog

There are numerous amounts of stamps, phonecards, philatelic products, coins, banknotes, milk cup lid, postcards, which you can find on Colnect. Hard work of these people to benefit humanity will always be appreciated.

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