Showing posts with label collectibles. Show all posts
Showing posts with label collectibles. Show all posts

Saturday, February 4, 2017

33,333+ Sports Cards Now on Colnect!

We are glad to announce that Colnect catalog has passed a new beautiful milestone of
33,333+ Sports Cards!

#186 Bernie Williams (1972-1973), 1972 Series 1, Basketball, USA, Colnect catalog

Since its establishment in February of 2014 with only 6,454 Sports Cards of 5 Sports, Colnect Sports Cards Catalog has passed a long way to the current milestone of more than 33,333 cards of 7 Sports.

#49 David Wells (1992), 1992 Series A: Score, Baseball, Canada, Colnect catalog


The Sports Cards catalog includes cards of 15 leagues, 9,872 players, 437 teams, and 72 seasons from 11 countries. And every day it has been enriched with more and more cards every day. 726 Sports Cards have been added to the catalog for the last 30 days.

#TWO-031 Mikhail Grabovsky, KHL. Season 5, 2012, Ice hockey, Russia, Colnect catalog 

The Colnect Sports Cards catalog is so great because of passionate collectors who have been building and developing it. Many thanks to the awesome category coordinators [neweden] and [nzexchange], and all editors, translators, and contributors for their dedicated work.

#30 Don Paul (1951-1952), 1951Series 1, 1951-1952, Gridironfootball, USA, Colnect catalog

Colnect has been built by collectors for collectors and any help is much appreciated. 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, January 4, 2016

Surprising Lego Facts


It wouldn’t surprise us if we see a stack of Lego sets at our friends’ places. Lego, the universal game, has become probably the most popular entertainment for children and adults. Various difficulty levels, numerous collections, different theme parks around the world and many more features make this game such a great investment as a collectible.
http://colnect.com/lego_sets/lego_set/2954-Spider_Monkey-Ben_10-Ben_10
Spider Monkey, from the Colnect catalog
Today we would like you to get familiar with some of the most impressive facts about Lego that you probably never heard of. Even if have heard those before, come and brush up your memory! :)
Let us know which fact gripped you the most in the comments below.

1. The Lego group got the patent rights for the standard brick in 1958. All 2x4 Lego bricks ever produced have been exactly the same.
2. Statistically, there are ~1140 elements made per second (!). 
http://colnect.com/lego_sets/lego_set/5617-Small_Pre-School_Basic_Set-Minitalia
 Small Pre-School Basic Set Minitalia, from the Colnect catalog
3. On average, every person has 83 Lego bricks. Crazy, no? 
4. Almost 28 Lego sets are sold each second during the Christmas season.
http://colnect.com/lego_sets/lego_set/5860-Three_Christmas_Decorations_-_Santa_Tree_and_Snowman-Christmas-Holiday 
5. If you lay together all Lego bricks sold in a year, the line would stretch around the Earth 20+ times. 
6. The world's tallest Lego tower is 28.7m high (made from with 465,000 bricks).
http://colnect.com/lego_sets/lego_set/59-Sears_Tower-Architecture-Architecturehttp://colnect.com/lego_sets/lego_set/59-Sears_Tower-Architecture-Architecture 
Sears Tower, from the Colnect catalog
7. Willing to reach the Moon? You'd need a column of around 40 billion Lego bricks!

8. Since the first Lego minifigure was made in 1978, more than 4 billion have been manufactured – making it the largest population group in the world. In addition, every minifigure is exactly 4 bricks tall (without a hat).
http://colnect.com/lego_sets/lego_set/3975-Day_1_-_Minifigure_Drumstick-2008_Advent_Calender_-_City-Holiday 
Day 1 - Minifigure & Drumstick, from the Colnect catalog 
9. The exact number of combinations you can get from connecting 6 eight-stud bricks (2x4) is 915,103,765!

10. Currently there are Lego theme parks in Denmark, The UK, The USA, Germany and Malaysia. The construction work is still ongoing for new Lego theme parks in The UAE (opening 2016), South Korea and Japan.
 http://colnect.com/lego_sets/lego_set/5602-LEGOLAND_Picture_Frame_-_Billund_Edition-Legoland
"LEGOLAND Picture Frame - Billund Edition", from the Colnect catalog
Colnect’s Lego sets catalog currently has more than 6.700 sets. To find out more about the history of the toy and our catalog, have a look at 80th Anniversary for the LEGO name post.

You are also welcome to participate in the Lego poll!


Sunday, November 22, 2015

Welcome our brand new Sales Forum! :)

Hey, did you really want a sales-only forum on Colnect? Well, we do have it now! :)
Our Sales Forum has only been launched, but we have high expectations of it. Here you can post information about the items you want to sell, and, in addition, everyone can look through offered stuff to choose a new memorable collectible.

We already have a separate exchange forum for every category of collectibles (e.g. Notaphily, Casino Cards, Lottery Tickets and so on), as well as a General Exchange Forum, where you can find messages from many collectors that are willing to exchange their duplicates for something more meaningful.

Colnect's numerous forums are all about communication and experience exchange, so please don't hesitate and drop a line there. Your feedback is more than welcome, as we always seek to improve.

Please note that it is very important to read our guidelines before using this forum, though.

If you are not very familiar with the way our forums work, please look through New To Colnect Forums page.

See you on our new Sales Forum! Enjoy your experience there :)
Happy Colnecting!

Monday, August 10, 2015

22,222 Paper Clips Reached

Growing to 22,222 unique items in less than 20 months since its inception, becoming 11 times its original size, the Paper Clips catalog has proven itself to be a plentiful, varied and interesting collectible category on Colnect.

"Beemster electrotechniek bv" Netherlands paper clip, from the Colnect catalog
We would like to thank the category coordinator, Ton Bax [tontoos], who has been making great progress on the catalog, advancing it at a high rate and improving it. Thank you to Els Van Gastel [leeuwin], helping as an editor on the category and to the contributors of the category.

"Logo 4 coloursNetherlands paper clip, from the Colnect catalog
Founded by the initiative of Bruun01, the category has been supported by Colnect collectors from the very start. As such it was well constructed, an advantage that this catalog benefits from now as well. You can see the whole process on the original discussion.

"LogicaNetherlands paper clip, from the Colnect catalog 
The catalog boasts complete coverage of images, there is no clip left without a picture to showcase its advantages.
"Philips Vips" Netherlands paper clip, from the Colnect catalog
As Paper Clips come in different Styles of structure and different Models of form, they are a fun collectible to deal with, coming in many different shapes and manufacturing methods.

"van den Broek" Netherlands paper clip, from the Colnect catalog
The catalog displays clips from 70 different countries (!), covering the world far and wide from the Netherlands to Bahrain, from Puerto Rico to Finland, from France to Azerbaijan.

"Musée de la Création" Netherlands paper clip, from the Colnect catalog
Would like to join as a contributor on the Paper Clips on Colnect? Please see our Catalog Contribution Guidelines page. Interested in helping on other categories? Start at our Contributor Guide help page.
"Amstel hotel" Netherlands paper clip, from the Colnect catalog

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Over 20,000 Pocket Calendars on Colnect!

We are proud to celebrate the Pocket Calendars category on Colnect reaching a new high - over 20,000 Unique Pocket Calendars are now featured on the catalog.

"Monkey" 2016 Russian pocket calendar, from the Colnect catalog
Since the foundation of the catalog in 2012, the catalog has grown over 10 times its initial size. This is largely due to the dedicated work of the driving engine behind the category - the category coordinator, Hans Meeuwisse [steamtrain],

"Old Locomotive 1839 United Kingdom - 07/10" 1986 Lithuanian pocket calendar, from the Colnect catalog
The category was initially suggested and created by Pelacanyes and Hans Meeuwisse [steamtrain]. It started as a discussion on the forum that later developed to a fully fledged beautiful catalog.


"Bird" 1983 Lithuanian pocket calendar, from the Colnect catalog
The Pocket Calendars catalog is remarkably complete with all data of its items. Each and every calendar is also accompanied by a high quality image, which is an achievement in itself.

"Orchid" 2010 Laotian pocket calendar, from the Colnect catalog
With around 500 new calendars added to the catalog every month, it is no surprise that the catalog is very diverse. The catalog features calendars from around the world, from Russia, in which pocket calendars are highly popular, to special items from Angola and Laos, from Lithuania to Hong Kong and Colombia.

"TAAG Angola Airlines" 2006 Angola pocket calendar, from the Colnect catalog
We would like to thank all the great contributors and editors that help makes this catalog so rich and detailed. If you are interested in joining as a contributor on the Pocket Calendars category, please see our Catalog Contribution Guidelines page.

"People" 2010 Laotian pocket calendar, from the Colnect catalog
Want to start a new catalog on Colnect? Want to join another existing category? Want to help with translations? You can find all needed information about that and more on the Contributor Guide help page.

"Friendship" 2012 Colombian pocket calendar, from the Colnect catalog

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

It's the 80th Anniversary of the Lego Name, and Colnect Celebrates!

With most of 2014 behind us, which included the release of the incredibly popular Lego themed film "The Lego movie", we can take a look back at the history of Lego. We'll find out that there are more amazing achievements that the company that created this beloved toy, icon and collector favorite has reached this year.



80 years ago, in 1934, Ole Kirk, the founder of a Danish wooden toys company, was contemplating how to name it. He already had 2 names in mind but he was not sure. Eventually he had decided on a name of his own invention - Lego, named after the Danish phrase "Leg godt" which means "Play Well". Little did he know that the name he chose will turn out to be not only a good choice but a prescient prediction of the company future. The word "Lego" in Latin means "I put together" or "I assemble".

"Emmet" minifigure from the 2014 Series: "The Lego Movie", from the Colnect catalog
Jumping forward 30 years to 1964, half a century ago, the Lego Company has launched its first Model Set. The model set has later become one of the most popular and widely recognized features of the Lego company. It is also the corner stone of the Colnect Lego Sets catalog, dedicated to showcasing all sets from the 1960's until this very day.
"Locomotive" Train set from 1966, from the Colnect catalog
The documentation of all Lego Sets in history is no simple feat. From Train sets to Minifigures, from "Homemaker" sets to "The Hobbit" movies themed models, there are so many wonderful details to capture, so much information to add. On a community catalog that is based on volunteers, such as Colnect, this means contributors. Enthusiastic collectors, each adding what ever pieces of information they have. The more help the catalog has, the better and more comprehensive the catalog is. The existence of the catalog enables Lego collectors to gain access to a worldwide community and advanced comfortable collection management tools.
"Horizon Express" train set from 2013, from the Colnect catalog
The catalog has been created and has gone a long way based on the initiative of its coordinator, Graeme Kilpatrick [nzexchange]. He has single-handedly added thousands of sets to what is now a beautiful catalog of sets old and new. It is a remarkable achievement. So now, what about more? :) Come join to make this catalog even greater and let us know your opinion.
"Falling Water" set from the Architecture series 2009, from the Colnect catalog
Have sets in your collection that you'd like to see on the Colnect catalog? Interested in helping develop the Lego Sets catalog? Learn more on the Lego Sets Contribution help page. Want to get even more involved? Would like to help lead the charge to develop this global Lego Sets catalog? Check this out and let us know.
"Electric Train" train set from 1968, from the Colnect catalog

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Kids Meal Toys - Fun and New on Colnect

We're excited to announce that the new Kids Meal Toys category is now available on Colnect.

"Chevrolet Corvette" McDonald's toy car from the "Hot Wheels" series, now on the Colnect catalog
Kids Meal Toys is a home for all Food Premium toys, all the surprising hidden passengers you would find when purchasing your food items. The catalog is open to include Fast Food toys, Morning Cereal toys and Kinder Egg Surprises.

"Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith" toy from "Burger King", soon on the new Colnect catalog
This category is such a great idea that we decided to go ahead with it even though currently it has no coordinator. We very much need a coordinator for this category! This category has a lot of potential with collectors worldwide collecting toys of different kinds. We already have resources for information and pictures for the catalog and we can get more. What we need now is the orchestration master :) If you are interested in coordinating this category or participating in any way or know anyone who might, please post on our forums or write to [Dana-Levitas].

The category was initiated by Steve Jones [SteveJ09], an enthusiastic collector on Colnect that made the efforts to make this category come to life. You can read the whole process of starting this category on the Kids Meal Toys thread on the New Categories forum.

"Bambi" fixed figure toy from "McDonalds", soon on the new Colnect catalog
The category still needs coordinators, editors and contributors to realize it's potential. Kids Meal Toys is a large and diverse collectible field. As such it needs your help to try to encompass as much as possible from what it has to offer. Want to help to add information to the catalog? Read here more on How to Help the Catalog Grow.

"2003 Lady Bug Girl" doll from the Madame Alexander series for McDonalds, soon on the Colnect catalog. 
Your collectible category is not yet on Colnect? Would like to create a new collectible catalog? Read more on how to add More Collectibles, take the reigns and make your suggestion on the New Category Forum.

Come take at the new Kids Meal Toys catalog, and let let us know what you think!

"NASCAR" McDonald's toy car on the "Hot Wheels" series, now on the new Colnect catalog

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Milk Cup Lids - Now Joining the Colnect Catalogs

We're happy to announce that Colnect now displays a new Milk Cup Lids catalog.

"Nutroma" Belgium Milk Cup lid, on the new Colnect catalog
Milk Cup Lids are a delicate and lovely collectible. They are also appreciated for the beautiful and detailed prints displayed on them. Many collectors choose to collect those items by the themes of these prints.

"Frischli" German Milk Cup lid, on the new Colnect catalog
We would like to thank all those that helped this category get on it's feet for their efforts and dedication. We wish the new coordinator of the Milk Cup Lids category, Els Van Gastel [leeuwin], luck and success with this new catalog :)

"Nutroma" Belgium Milk Cup lid, on the new Colnect catalog.
The catalog it starting it's way with 1,255 Milk Cup Lids. We need your support and help to grow the catalog and hold more and more lids from different countries, companies and themes.

Would like to know how you can help? Interested in contributing information to the Milk Cup Lids category? Learn how to do it on the Catalog Contribution help page.

"Anaemone hepatica" Austria Milk Cup lid, on the new Colnect catalog
This category has started at the initiative of collectors on the forum. You can see the whole process and see how it came about on the Milk Cup Lids thread on the New Categories forum on Colnect.

"Frischli" German Milk Cup lid, on the new Colnect catalog
Your collectible category is not yet on Colnect? Would like to create a new collectible catalog? Read more on how to add More Collectibles, take the reigns and make your suggestion on the New Category Forum.

Come take a look at the new Milk Cup Lids catalog, and let us know what you think!


Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Colnect Welcomes the New Sports Cards Catalog

A much anticipated collectible category is making it's first steps on Colnect. The Sports Cards catalog is now publicly available on Colnect.

1990-91 Wayne Gretzky Score card, from the new Colnect Sports Cards catalog

1990-91 Wayne Gretzky Score card, backside, from the new Colnect Sports Cards catalog 
Sports Cards are a well-established, well-known and popular collectible worldwide and for good reason. Sports are a great device to bring people together both regionally and worldwide, through the admiration of the players, their effort and talent. Collecting is also such a uniting factor, bringing people together through their appreciation of the art and effort of building and maintaining a collection. Sports Cards, therefore, are a natural powerful union and we're glad to have them on Colnect.

2013 Matthew Boyd Select Australia card, from the new Colnect Sports Cards catalog
This category holds, at it's very beginning, 6,454 Sports Cards of 5 Sports, from Seasons raging from 1910 to 2013, from a variety of Brands and including cards with Special Features. With your help that number will grow quickly. Read more on how to make the catalog larger on our Contribution Guidelines.
2012-13 Cameron White SE Products card, from the new Colnect Sports Cards catalog
This category has started at the wonderful and welcome initiative of collectors on the Colnect Forums. You are welcome to read the whole process on the New Sports Cards Category forum thread.

1992 Joe Carter Donruss card, from the new Colnect Sports Cards catalog
The category will be co-coordinated by Dana Levitas [Dana-Levitas] and Graeme Kilpatrick [nzexchange]. Thank you to all those who helped us make this category come true. A special thank you is owed to [neweden], without whom the category would have never come alive.
1990-91 Gary Roberts Score card, from the new Colnect Sports Cards catalog
Your collectible category is not yet on Colnect? Would like to create a new collectible catalog? Read more on how to add More Collectibles, take the reigns and make your suggestion on the New Category Forum.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Paper Clips Collectors Welcome to Colnect

First in a batch  of new categories joining the Colnect catalogs is Paper Clips. These sweet, shiny and sometimes colorful devices will be gracing the Colnect pages from now on. We are calling all collectors of Paper Clips to come, take a look, let us know what you think, and help the catalog grow :)

Axion Paper Clip, newly added on the Colnect catalog
We wish the new category coordinator, Bruun Visser [Bruun01], good luck with his new role and thank him for the efforts to create this catalog for the benefit of all collectors.

Wing Paper Clip, Newly added on the Colnect catalog

This category is starting out with 2,390 Paper Clips and with your help it will grow soon to be more. Read here how to add Information to the Colnect catalogs.

Dutch Paper Clip, Newly added on the Colnect catalog
The category has started, like all categories on Colnect, at the imitative of enthusiastic collectors on the forum. You are welcome to read how it all came about on the Paper Clips forum thread.

Wing Paper Clip, newly added on the Colnect catalog
Your collectible category is not yet on Colnect? Would like to create a new collectible catalog? Read more on how to add More Collectibles, take the reigns and make your suggestion on the New Category Forum.

Wing Paper Clip, newly added on the Colnect catalog

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