Showing posts with label holy cards. Show all posts
Showing posts with label holy cards. Show all posts

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

8,888 Holy Cards on Colnect!

Our awesome and unique category of Holy Cards reached the point of 8,888 items!

Holy Card › "Saint Mary - Pity", Vatican City, 2016, Colnect Catalog

We would like to thank everyone for your help to make Colnect better and being awesome. Of course, special thanks goes to mention the coordinator of the category, Daniele Pennisi [Lelecollector].

Holy Card › "Louis Gonzaga", S. Giuseppe Società Litol. - Modena (IT), Italy, 1884, Colnect Catalog

Holy cards are small pictures of saints or religious scene with a prayer on the backside which are used by faithful Christians. Mainly holy cards are spread throughout Roman Catholics but lately, it has become common also for Orthodox Christians and Protestant Christians.

"Anthony of Padua", Roma, A.L.M.A. Grafiche - Milano (IT), Lazio - Saints (M), Italy, XX century, Colnect Catalog

For Roman Catholics, there are special holy cards which are printed for funerals. They depict the picture of a person who they commemorate. There are also holy cards which have a picture of baptism or other religious anniversaries.

Holy Card › "Anthony the Abbot", Ukraine, XXI century, Colnect Catalog

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, June 9, 2017

7,777 Holy Cards on Colnect!

Seven is a holy number in many religions, so it is rather symbolic that our Holy Card catalog has surpassed 7,777 items!
 
Italy is the motherland of Catholicism, so no surprise that Penisola appenninica is the leader in this category with 6,755 items. By the way, Daniele Pennisi [Lelecollector], the coordinator of the Category, owns most of them (6,717). The two following countries are Venezuela and Spain with 318 and 115 cards correspondingly.


"Felix Martyr (holy body)", San Giovanni Gemini, Italy, Colnect catalog
From aedicule-type to mechanic canivet, from digital printing to chromolithography - the variety of holy cards on the category impresses.

Jesus - Adoration of the Shepherds", Vatican City, Colnect catalog

By the way, the first holy card collectors could live even in the 15th century, at the time when first cards appeared. Not everyone could afford sacred image of their patron saint, but necessity is the mother of invention as they say. People invented handmade prints, and later on the Benziger brothers started to crank out the cards in Switzerland. Who knows, perhaps, some of Benziger prints are here on Colnect.

"Joseph", Pisano Etneo (Zafferana Etnea), Italy, Colnect catalog

Plug in the world of collecting and make your inventions with us! If you want to contribute to Colnect, 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: https://www.qzzr.com/c/quiz/177293/5ff6d0ef-79c7-419f-a3e2-dee398d21e45

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