Showing posts with label collecting. Show all posts
Showing posts with label collecting. Show all posts

Friday, July 7, 2017

25,252 Milk Cup Lids on Colnect :)

We are very glad to announce our very unique catalog of  Milk Cup Lids is reaching a new great number of
25,252 items


Thomas Ott, 2016, Switzerland, Colnect catalog
Colnect Milk Cup Lids catalog is one of it's kind and we are delighted to be a sweet home for milk cup lid collectors from all over the world :) This category was suggested on the forum and after the discussion, it was created. We are open to everyone's suggestions on adding new categories to our catalog on New Categories forum.

Miele, 2016, Italy, Colnect catalog


Colnect collection management tools allow sharing and displaying a personal collection in an easy way. If you are not familiar with how to manage your personal collection on Colnect read our Help pages.


I love cats, 1992, Switzerland, Colnect catalog












We are very grateful to all contributors, editors, translators who day by day develop Colnect Milk Cup Lids catalog. Special thanks to super cool coordinator Els Van Gastel [leeuwin] for taking care of the category.
Praha, 2011, Slovakia, Colnect catalog

For now, there are 143 collectors of milk cup lids on Colnect. The biggest collection belongs to the coordinator of the category [leeuwin] with 16,869 items(!), the second collection belongs to [Ribouldingue] with 16,325 items, and the third collection belongs to [Bruun01] with 8,299 items.

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, May 29, 2017

4,444 Admission Tickets Reached!

We are happy to announce that Admission tickets category is reaching a new beautiful point of
4,444 items! 

Vaquillas Feria del Pilar, Spain, 1999, Colnect catalog

The category was launched in February 2016 with only 989 items. Since that time the category has been grown and developed and 372 Colnectors have added the admission tickets to their personal collection on Colnect.

George Harrison & Eric Clapton - Fukuoka Kokusai Center - After Show, Japan, 1991, Colnect catalog

Now catalog includes the items of 18 venue types and from the 85 countries. Exploring the catalog you can learn, for example, how the zoo tickets from the different countries look like. 

Prague Zoo. Children 1 day ticket, Czech Republic, 2010, Colnect catalog

Movie lovers can find cinema tickets from the 21 countries and the oldest one of them issued in Yugoslavia in 1958, the country that doesn't exist anymore.

Cinema Coloseum, Yugoslavia, 1958, Colnect catalog


We would like to thank the category coordinator, Hernán Bofill [hbofill12], and all the Colnectrors who contributed to the category with new items, editing, and translations.

French Cultural Festival - 02 - Pro, Thailand, 2005, Colnect catalog

Do you want to join us and make Colnect better together? Would YOU like to join as a contributor on the Admission tickets catalog as well? We always welcome and appreciate any help. You are welcome to learn more about the Admission tickets Catalog Contribution help page. Want to contribute on another catalog, help with translations or even start a new category on Colnect? Please see our Contributor Guide.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

7,777 Tokens Available On Colnect catalog!

Colnectors, let's celebrate reaching the beautiful point of
7,777 tokens on Colnect!!!

Rita 50 jaar, Shopping Carts, Netherlands, 2007, Colnect catalog

Tokens category maintains a high standard, showcasing high-quality images and complete information on every single item. The Colnect catalog of tokens has years, countries, compositions, usages, themes, face values, and currencies filters so you can easily sort your collection in any way you want.


There are 2,844 collectors of tokens on Colnect, from 131 countries of the world. The oldest token is dated about 1467 and the newest one of 2017. The most popular themes to depict are animals and mythology.


We are all very grateful to all the volunteers who have been working on developing the Colnect Tokens category. The beauty of the category lies in your efforts in adding more and more new items, editing and translating the catalog. We thank the Tokens category coordinator, Hernan Bofill [hbofill12], for all the great things you do for Colnect.

Would YOU like to join as a contributor on the Tokens catalog as well? You are welcome to learn more on the Token Catalog Contribution help page. Want to contribute on another catalog, help with translations or even start a new category on Colnect? Please see our Contributor Guide.

Monday, February 13, 2017

55,555 Sugar Packets Reached!

Let's celebrate a new great achievement of
55,555 Sugar Packets on Colnect!

Norteńos, Argentina, Colnect catalog

We are proud of our Sugar Packets catalog. It started with only 1,316 items in August 2012 and it just reached an impressive mark of 55,555 packets.

Rolls Royce 1935, Canada, Colnect catalog

The Colnect Sugar Packet catalog includes items from 177 countries of the world. The country with the biggest number of sugar packets is Spain, with a staggering 13,460 of them!

C 5/6, Switzerland, Colnect catalog

The whole number of packets could be sorted by 285 themes. The most popular things to depict are hotels, airlines, coffee, restaurants, Christmas, and Zodiac.
The most common shape of sugar packets is the rectangle, but there are also sugar packets of uncommon shapes in our catalog. For example, cube, circle, pyramid, heart, etc.

Zeta Hearts-1, Italy, Colnect catalog

The Sugar Packets category has been developed into the great and beautiful one thanks to the dedication and hard work of our contributors. We want to thank all collectors who have been working day by day contributing to the category with items, translations, and editing. Special thanks to the category coordinator tuixons for leading the category.

Sugar Smile-2, Germany, Colnect catalog

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

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!


Thursday, December 31, 2015

Summing Up 2015

It is 31st of December and we are saying goodbye to 2015. How did it go for you? Colnect had an amazing and eventful year and we would like to share our memories with you.

http://colnect.com/gift_cards/gift_card/99690-2016-Gold_Series_2015-Starbucks-United_States_of_America
"2016", from the Colnect catalog


Colnect by the numbers

To begin with, it is important to note that we have reached several important milestones in 2015. For this, we'll let the numbers speak for themselves:

http://colnect.com/gift_cards/gift_card/102287-2016_year_of_the_Monkey-Christmas-Starbucks-China_Peoples_Republic
"2016 Year of the Monkey", from the Colnect catalog
Coins - 55,555+, Stamps - 538,538+,  
Bank Cards - 16,160+, Banknotes - 64,640+, 
Beer Coasters - 30,003+, Bottle Caps - 31,310+,  
Casino Cards - 1,180+, Drink Labels - 12,120+, 
Functional Cards - 16,160+, Gift Cards - 97,970+, Hotel Key Cards - 55,555+, Kids Meal Toys - 10,600+, Lego Sets - 6,700+, Lottery Tickets - 15,150+,
Paper Clips - 34,434+, Phonecards - 561,561+,
Pocket Calendars - 21,800+, Postcards - 65,656+,
Sports Cards - 26,626+, Stickers - 54,545+,
Sugar Packets - 35,535+, Tea Bags - 75,750+,
Tea Labels - 3,333+,  Tokens - 5,555+,
Trading Card Games - 52,525+, Transportation Tickets - 31,313+,  Video Games - 3,000+.


This year we also saw around 30.000 collectors joining our community and overall  
1,960,000+ items added to the catalogs, isn't it great?

Highlights of Colnect's life in 2015

This year, as every year, we have worked to make Colnect a better community for collectors, so it was our aim to implement numerous features and new designs. 
One of the biggest improvements was adding a Sales Forum, where you can trade your collectibles.   


http://colnect.com/stamps/stamp/573618-Happy_New_Year_booklet-Best_Wishes-France
"Happy New Year, booklet", from the Colnect catalog

colnect.com/pocket_calendars/pocket_calendar/13735-Happy_New_Year-Russia
"Happy New Year!", from the Colnect catalog



2015 was about anything from adding ancient coins to the catalog, re-designing category's main page, bettering navigation with a quick year change list, having a new Colnect Map to an opportunity of giving Premium Membership as a gift for the winter holidays. 

This year we have also carried out Colnect Growth Survey, where you commented on your Colnect experience. 



 
http://colnect.com/postcards/postcard/62708-Happy_New_Year-Greetings_cards-Soviet_Union_USSR
"Happy New Year!", from the Colnect catalog

Frognector and Colnect have their own VK pages now, and therefore we are welcoming more collectors from Russian-speaking countries. What is more, we are bringing more life to our Facebook and Twitter pages. 

Join our Social Media pages and be up-to-date with news from our community, as well as other interesting content all about collectibles! Keep an eye for any new changes on our Announcement Forum.

 

 

What to expect next year

Looking forward to 2016? We sure are! Next year you will see new categories adding, such as Holy Cards, ComicsBookmarks, Admission Tickets and more. Stay tuned to hear about new features being added as the new year unfolds, it will be totally worth it :)
 
http://colnect.com/sugar_packets/sugar_packet/36165-2016-Festivities-Spain
"2016", from the Colnect catalog


Finally, Colnect wishes all collectors a fruitful 2016! 
May it be filled with happiness, love, luck 
and unforgettable experiences! 
Thank you for being a part of Colnect's community! 

 Happy New Year and See You in 2016!

"Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year", from the Colnect catalog

Thursday, May 14, 2015

100,000 Collectors 110,000,000 Inventory Items Now on Colnect

We have reached a perfect score! The Colnect members community has expanded to a perfect 100,000 Collectors.
100,000

We have been counting up to this milestone in a rising pace, starting way back in August 2009, just a few thousands, then going up - 11,111, then it took us a year to reach the next step 20,020, climbing to 33,333, 40,004, 50,505, passed the wicked 66,666 to 70,707 and now we are doing a great leap, skipping a few steps ahead into the nice and round 100,000.

"20 Dollars (Black-eyed Susan)" 2010 Canadian coin, new on the Colnect catalog
These 100,000 collectors all manage their collections on Colnect, which has brought the total amount of items in the Colnect inventories lists to a whopping 110,000,000 items! Each item on this list is a collectible piece someone has, wants to swap or is interested in. That is a satisfyingly great collecting power.

"Football Party" 1953 USA commuter card, new on the Colnect catalog
A significant part of the community are the contributors, Currently there are over 800 active contributors on Colnect, each helping in their own way into building and perfecting the Colnect catalogs. Would like to join in and contribute to Colnect? Learn more on the Colnect Contributor Guide.
"Algarve. Rocha beach" 1988 Portuguese postcard, new on the Colnect catalog
The contributors are doing great work and the catalogs have been flourishing, each catalog reaching new and impressive milestone of size and quality. The Stamps catalog has surpassed 500.500 Stamps just in the last month. All numismatic catalogs have been perfecting their art. All catalogs have expanded and are looking beautiful.

"Order of the Württemberg Crown Commander with Star" 1818 German medal, new on the Colnect catalog
We're proud of this community and glad to see how far Colnect has come since it's inception. Colnect only develops as it's community does. Every new collector affects the catalog and community and makes it better.

"Rodenbach" Belgium beer coaster, new on the Colnect catalog
We're excited to see this vivid and bustling activity on Colnect and appreciate all who participate and all those who help make it happen. We wish fun collecting to everyone, see you on the next milestone!
"You're Great!" 2015 USA gift card, new on the Colnect catalog

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The New Colnect Core Coordinator - Hernan Bofill [hbofill12]

In the great Colnect team there are many different roles. Some start out initiating something new, some Colnect finds for a new role, for some a role simply grows on them. But this is not one of these cases, this case is unique. Here a role is just so perfect for a collector, that it's almost as if it was created for him.

The collector, as most of you know him, is Hernán Bofill [hbofill12] and the new role is Colnect Core Coordinator (CCC). This role will allow him to be in contact with coordinators of all categories, offering his support and advice. He will be with a finger on the pulse of all catalogs, so he'll know when something is needed to be done and what. At the same time he'll have the bird's eye view of Colnect, with the freedom to introduce and push forward ideas. Hernán Bofill [hbofill12] is now your top guy on everything related to the catalogs.
Hernán and his son, Nino
Since joining 3 years ago, Hernán has been relentless in pushing the catalogs and the community forward. Most importantly, he has been relentless in his enjoyment of what he does, refusing to let anything stifle his enthusiasm and momentum. He has very quickly made himself an invaluable resource. By offering his expertise, time, mentoring and always his care he won the respect and gratitude of many of Colnect's team and members.

You see him all the time, editing and coordinating on so many catalogs, answering on the forum and in private, swapping and listing, but let's hear a little more from him about himself.
hbofill12 as you all know him

- What do you collect?
My primary collecting items are coins. Then I have a lot of tokens and medals, that I am putting in order. Due to a "space issue” I only collect labels of the beverages that I drink. I am also a Beatles fan, so I collect Beatles CDs and memorabilia. I have a huge quantity of events tickets (Sports, Concerts, Admission) and Pins, and also some rocks, fossils and shells.

- How did you start collecting?
Since I was a child, I always had the collecting virus in me. Toys, magazines, stickers, glass balls. I always wanted to complete a series…

- Why do you think collecting is valuable?
Collecting, no matter what you collect, means two principal things to me. First, a lot of learning and knowledge. Second, creating relationships with other collecting partners.

- Which roles have you taken on Colnect before?
I've started in Colnect as a Coins editor for Argentina, Paraguay and Fantasy Issues. I would really like to thank Jim [Rubycored] for his mentoring. He was the one that motivated and pushed me to become what I am in this community. Then I became a Global Coins editor and Drink Labels coordinator. One year later, I was helping Jim and Angelo with the coordination of Coins, and handling the coordination of Tokens and Medals. In the middle of that Jim offered his Security Manager position to me and I accepted. With this, Amir also wanted me to become one of the site admins and I started working with some of the other category coordinators, helping them, for example, assign stars and grant editing permissions.

- What do you think are the main challenges Colnect faces?
We have a great catalog and we cover most of the “Swapping” collectibles, which is great. The main challenge that I see now is to improve the data in our catalogs. Doing this, I am sure that we are on the way to become the world's main collecting reference.

- Which are the first issues you'll be focusing on?
I would like to make the coordinator's day by day in Colnect more easy. I am working in a couple of ideas and I hope to share them soon.

- How can members help out?
There are many ways to help out in this community. I think that one of the best ways to start is asking your primary collection coordinator how you can help him. Be sure that he/she will find a task for you to do. This could be a good starting point.

- What would you like collectors to know about you, that they don't know yet?
Well, most of them know me but perhaps they don’t know much about me. About my personal life, I can tell you that I am from Argentina and I am 38 years old. I am married and have two kids. Nino who is 10 years old and Helena who is 6. I am a Systems Engineer and work for a pharmacy industry company, leading the Latin America software factory projects. As I said above, apart from collecting, I am a Beatles fan and enjoy going to music concerts. I also like to watch Football and Rugby.

Hernán Bofill and his family
To wrap this post up, we will finish resolving a mystery with another mystery. Many have asked and wondered, what is the meaning or reason of Hernán's OM avatar? The answer lies before you. As he wrote: "This is my necklace. It was created especially for me and it has been with me since 1997."


Thank you, hbofill12, for all that you have done and with all that you will do. Good luck and congratulations on this new role, we are all excited for you :)

Monday, November 28, 2011

November 29, 1993 Release of the “Dram” Banknote as National Currency for Armenia - Today in History Through Collectibles


On this pivotal day in 1993,the Republic of Armenia officially cut its last and most important link to the Soviet Union by adopting the “Dram” banknote as its official currency.


This week marks the eighteen-year anniversary of the memorable event that began the Republic of Armenia’s economic independence with the release of the intricately exquisite “Dram”banknotes.  Colnect features these rarecollectibles in all of their glory.

These historic documents come out of a unique country that borders Turkey and is located at a crossroads of three important regions, as the Middle East, Eastern Europe, and Western Asia come together around its lands.  The Republic of Armenia’s “Dram” is not just a symbol for the fall of the Soviet Union, but is more one for their newly emerged national identity.

Of the first banknotes to beput into circulation in the Republic of Armenia, there were eight denominations:  ten, twenty-five, fifty,one hundred, two hundred, five hundred, one thousand, and five thousand “Dram”.

An example of a 500 note is pictured here and shows the gorgeous blue, violet, and green color scheme interlaced with woven designs and a classic Armenian colonnade.

It is an inspiring design and a featured member of the Colnect banknote catalog that is worth remembering.

Many of the items that collectors on Colnect collect are in fact associated with certain historical events that have taken place over time. This applies especially to Stamps, Phone Cards, Coins and Banknotes. To commemorate these special historical events, countries release special issues of these items that depict images and information relevant to these events.

Through our “Today in History Through Collectibles” Blog we will highlight special events in history by featuring Collectible items from our Colnect Catalogs that are associated with historical events that took place on specific days in history.

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