Showing posts with label collection. Show all posts
Showing posts with label collection. Show all posts

Sunday, March 18, 2018

New Category: Fruit Stickers

We are happy and proud to have added Fruit Sticker category on Colnect. This new and interesting category is now available for fruit sticker collectors around the world. 

At first glance, they may not seem special but when taking a better look fruit stickers meet all criteria to be a good collectible. Very easy to obtain, ends up taking small space, has a big selection of designs, and even the purpose of it varies. Some people are even looking at it as a reward for eating fruits. Even though it is still obscure, the popularity of it grows. So if you are not collecting them yet, might want to give it another thought next time you are about to peel it off of a fruit and throw it out.

You can now use Colnect catalog and collection management tools for fruit stickers. The sorting is available in 9 different ways: kinds of product, countries, products, brands, shapes, compositions, PLU codes, themes, and newly added.

And now the drum roll for the coordinator of fruit stickers category. We would like to introduce Luciano Massalin [lumassa49].

Would you like to contribute to fruit stickers catalog? You are welcome to check Catalog Contribution Guidelines page and find out how YOU can influence Colnect. If you are interested in trading fruit stickers then you can take a look at Colnect Marketplace

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Famous people through collectibles: George Harrison

Everyone knows about The Beatles and everyone's musical taste has been affected by them in one way or another. Not only did the band itself become a legend, but also each individual member managed to completely innovate the pop culture as we know it. 

George Harrison, also known as "the quiet Beatle" was born on February 25, 1943. His interest in music started at his early age. As he got older the interest in Indian culture and mysticism developed in him. 

Banknote, 1,000,000 Dollars, Fantasy Issues, Colnect Catalog

Even though most of The Beatles' songs were written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, there are many songs which were composed by Harrison. With music, he introduced Eastern religion and music to the Western audience.

Stamp, Paul McCartney & George Harrison, Mongolia, Colnect Catalog

Even after the break up of the band, his career kept on blooming. Rolling Stones ranked him as number 11 on their list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time". Also, he became a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee.

In addition to their work, there are many collectibles dedicated to this amazing band. You can find many collectibles illustrating members of The Beatles or the name of their song. There is a story connected to each collectible which is always fun to learn about. Several years ago we covered "with The Beatles" Stamp and its story. If you are interested in The Beatles then you are welcome to check out more of their collectibles featured on Colnect and have fun :)

Colnect has been built by collectors just like you. Are you interested in contributing to Colnect? Then you can go and check our Catalog Contribution Guidelines page and start making Colnect better. For collectibles, you would like to buy or sell check our marketplace.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

7,117 Lego Sets Cataloged

Colnect's own Lego sets category has reached a new milestone of 7,117 sets cataloged.

Special thanks go to the coordinator of this category, Graeme Kilpatrick [nzexchange]. We would also like to thank everyone else who contributed and helped achieve this milestone.

Starting in 1949, replacing wooden toys with plastic and introducing the highest quality and renovating the market, Lego has constantly been rising in popularity. It's not a surprise that colorful plastic toy bricks with many different themes, which enables you to use your imagination to no limit, are this successful. 

Over the years, Lego has been releasing sets of many different video games, cartoons, and movies Even though these sets were quite popular, they are more focused on their own characters and classic themes such as Legoland.

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. If you are interested in trading collectibles, you can check out marketplace.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

8,888 Cigarette Packs Reached

By conquering the number 8, cigarette packs achieved a new milestone. More than 8,888 packs have been cataloged on Colnect and we would like to thank Skyforger, the coordinator of this category and everyone who contributed and helped grow cigarette packs catalog.

Smoking has an incredibly long history which dates back to 5000 BC and was used in shamanistic rituals. Despite it being used so early, the popularization of tobacco started only in 16-17th centuries AD and started spreading all over Europe.

For a long time, smoking cigarettes was considered cool, attractive, and good for your health. Even though today smoking is widely-known as an unhealthy habit, collectors found a way to turn cigarettes into a fun and danger-free hobby. Some companies are even producing packs which are labeled as a collectible. These packs are really rare and valuable.

Cigarettes are the most traded items in the world. Because it is such a big industry, there are many cigarette packs in circulation. On top of it, there are many different types of packages and brands. And even each brand's illustration differs from country to country. All of the above-mentioned facts, make cigarette packs an easily accessible and popular to collect.

Would you like to contribute to Colnect too? You can 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. If you wish to buy or sell your cigarette packs don't forget to check out the marketplace.

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.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Wanna play a game?

One of Colnect's newest categories is Holy Cards. Do you collect those?
Because it is high time you started ;) The catalog currently has 1,500+ cards and it keeps growing!

The Holy Cards catalog is probably the most detailed catalog there is on Colnect. It has 17 sub-categories, including 20+ countries, 350+ subjects, 240+ places of worship, 180+ issuers, 100+ artists, 15 languages, 45+ years, 75+ themes, as well as numerous shapes, orientations, borders, corners, colourations, materials, printings, typologies and characteristics.

To add some interest and about Holy Cards, we invite you to try your intuition in a quiz below!
All you have to do is try to guess a card's country origin. :) Have fun!

If the quiz does not work, try the link here:

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.
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 (!).
 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. 
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). 
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). 
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.
"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!

Monday, December 29, 2014

100 MILLION Items on Colnect Collectors Inventories

Yes, One Hundred Million items marked on collectors' inventories. As a community, it's wonderful to see how active everyone is in collecting and interacting. After all, this is what Colnect is made for, and it only goes to show that it is truly working.

What does this number mean? It's the accumulation of all items marked for swap on Colnect, all the items marked on the collections of Colnect's members, all the wish lists, all the custom lists. You can say it's the accumulation of all the collecting wealth, collecting hopes and aspirations of all the collectors on Colnect. This makes this inconceivable number even more impressive.

Colnect collectors have 40 million different physical items in their own collection. That's without including multiple quantities of the same item that a specific collector may have. So physically, there are lot more than only 40,000,000 items.

Additionally, there are now 8 million different physical items on collector swap lists. These are 8,000,000 opportunities for tens of thousands of collectors on Colnect. Even greater than that is the number of wish list items which is nearing an incredible 50 million, demonstrating once again that collectors will always have the ambition to find more and create better collections. Swaps are a major part of the Colnect community and social activity. In this day and age, it is an actual physical connection made between collectors on different points on the globe and it is the foundation of Colnect.

Looking at the numbers, you can find many more other curious statistics. For example, for every item on the catalog, how many collectors are marking it? Well, we can see that, on average, the Coins category is the leader in this case. An average of 85 collectors have marked a given item in their collection and an average of 178 have marked it on some list. This is great for Colnect because of another useful resource it has, the Item Score. The item score relies on data from the collectors themselves, The more marking, the more data, the more accurate the score.

We can see how much knowledge, connection and strength we can gain simply by marking the lists. So what else is there to say than - mark away! May the swaps roll on :)

Thursday, January 23, 2014

New: See Collectors' Inventory Notes on Item List

As collectors looking to exchange, trade or just look around, browsing collections of other fellow collectors- you need to look at the exact details of the items, look at the collection itself. Now this has been made easier with the help of Personal Inventory Notes. You can now see the notes made by collectors when browsing their lists.

Others Inventory

The new information that appears is the public notes made by the collector of the quantity, condition and any additional free text notes they have added about the item in their collection. Simply go to a collectors page, look at their list and you will notice that new information now appears along the item details, marked in a separated colored box.

Previously, public inventory notes where only available on the single item pages of the catalog, together with all collectors that have this particular item. Now you can also see it on collectors' individual list.

Come take a look, browse some collections, and let us know what you think :)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

17,171 Collectors Collect and Connect on Colnect

It wasn't that long since we announced 15,151 collectors on Colnect. As time passes by, more and more people flock on Colnect to join the community. It is such an achievement as more members join each month. Today we're so glad to announce that there are 17,171 collectors on Colnect. With this population increase in members, there is a plenty of room to grow on Colnect. We believe that more members on site, more collectibles in store for swapping or trading. There's really a reason to be merry. :)

Joining Colnect is free. With improvements each month and the integration of Facebook with Colnect, it's so much easier to register. You do not have to fill out lengthy registration forms which will require you around a couple of minutes to complete. In just a number of clicks, you can be an official member of the growing collectors community.

Invite more collectors to join. If you have friends on Facebook who love collecting, why don't you tell them about Colnect? Growing people could only mean growing items in our free catalogs. There's more! Connecting to people who are not native English speakers isn't a hassle on Colnect. With 53 languages to choose from, it's always a convenient way of connecting and collecting.

Let us all look forward to a bigger community for the months to come. Happy collecting :)

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