Showing posts with label milestone. Show all posts
Showing posts with label milestone. Show all posts

Thursday, April 5, 2018

33,333 Bank Cards Cataloged

Our Bank card catalog has surpassed the milestone of 33,333 unique bank cards on display.


Bank cards are used for withdrawing money from your bank account or paying for various services straight from the card. These cards are issued by a specific bank and they store the information about your funds in that bank's account. Despite the card and the account being connected to a certain bank, it's common that other banks offer services which let you access your funds for some fee.


Bank cards differ by type. Most common one on Colnect is a debit card. Second most spread type is a credit card. Difference between these two is that when using a debit card, money comes from the bank account, while credit card functions as the way of taking a credit from the bank quickly.


Probably most of you have also noticed that many cards have their own unique design. There are various themes offered by card issuers. Some even offer custom designs, letting owners customize their own cards.


We want to thank every dear editor, translator, and contributor who worked on this category and made this achievement possible. Special thanks to an amazing coordinator of this category, Irina Alferova [alfcard].


Would like to help improve Colnect? Learn more on the Contributor Guide help page. If you would like to sell or buy bank cards, you are welcome to visit our marketplace.

Monday, March 19, 2018

6,666 Tea Labels Passed

The first milestone of tea labels is here. The catalog has passed a number of 6,666 items.


Thank you, everyone, for making Colnect better day by day and thanks to the coordinator, Els Van Gastel [leeuwin], for taking such good care of the tea labels category.



The first use of tea was medical and it started in China, but later on during Tang Dynasty, which lasted from 618 to 917 AD, tea started becoming popular as a recreational drink. Even though in Asia tea was popular it wasn't until the 16th century that it was introduced to Europe.




Today many collectors are collecting tea bags and tea labels and it is considered as one of the bases of large collections. Currently, on Colnect, you can find 554 different brands with 37 themes of tea labels from 72 countries.




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.

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.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

66,666 Sugar Packets Listed

Thanks to the dedication and hard work of Colnectors, sugar packets just reached 66,666 items on Colnect.

 Sugar Packet › The Presbyterian Hospital, 1944, USA, Colnect Catalog

Special thank you goes to the coordinator of the category, tuixons. You did an amazing job at taking care of this sweet category.

Sugar Packet › Venus, 2008, Spain, Colnect Catalog

Benjamin Eisenstadt, the founder of Cumberland Packing, invented sugar packets because he was working for a tea factory and got tired of refilling and unclogging sugar dispensers in his cafeteria.

Sugar Packet › BTA Catering - Blue, Georgia, Colnect Catalog

Today there are many different shapes of sugar packets all around the world for collectors to collect. Collecting sugar packets is called sucrology.

Sugar Packet › Museo de la caña de azucar, Colombia, Colnect Catalog 

Most common places to find sugar packets are restaurants and hotels, but in some countries where sucrology is common many companies are producing sugar packets and selling them. In Europe, there are many collector clubs dedicated to sugar packets, some of them even hosting international events for fellow sucrologists to gather together.

Sugar Packet › Airlines - Air France, France, Colnect Colnect

Do you want to make Colnect better? 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.

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.

Monday, November 6, 2017

100,001 Postcards Cataloged

We are happy to announce that postcard category on Colnect keeps on growing and this time it reached the milestone of 100,001.

Pozzallo - Il porto, Italy, Colnect Catalog

Thank you to coordinators Vadym Sulimenko [Dravec] and Grzegorz Pająk [quarteris] and everyone else who contributed to making it happen. You guys are doing an amazing job at making Colnect better.

M. Löwenstein, Münster - Filial-Geschaft in Osnabrück, Germany, Empire, Colnect Catalog

The postcard is a piece of thin paper which makes it possible to write and mail without using envelopes. Did you know that the study and collecting of postcards are called deltiology? Deltiologists collect postcards for various reasons. Some are just attracted to postcards, while others are trying to collect postcards with some specific theme

Arcipelago Night - House with Maypole, Sweden, Colnect Catalog

Several different uses were found for postcards other than its original one. Many schools are using postcards as the way of teaching geography and also postcards are used by libraries and historical societies to determine how a certain city used to look like at a particular time in history.

Pyatigorsk. Grotto of Lermontov. Academic Gallery, Soviet Union, USSR, Colnect Catalog

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 the Colnect better.

Friday, August 25, 2017

80,008 Banknotes Cataloged ;)

We are so happy to celebrate the next awesome achievement in Banknote catalog. 80,008 banknotes are reached :)

100 Pesos, 1974, Mexico

We are grateful to the devoted two co-coordinators Vidami Istvan [mozistv] and Imre Csendes [SethChimera] for taking care of category. The help of the category editors and contributors is very much appreciated. Thank you for your time and dedication.



100 Francs, 1949, Belgium

Category of banknotes on Colnect is so various and diverse and includes paper money from 299 countries. There are some interesting facts about banknotes those you can find in our catalog.

The largest dollar bill ever issued was a Gold Certificate that has the face value of 100 000. They were issued in 1934 and were used for transactions between Federal Reserve banks only.

100,000 Dollars, 1934, USA


Banknotes with the £1 face values were in circulation from 1796. During the French Revolutionary wars, banknotes with small face values were printed to replace gold coins. £1 b
anknotes had circulated until 1988. The last issue of £1 banknote was decorated with the picture of Sir Issac Newton.


1 Pound, 1978, UK

Do you know that Martha Washington is the only woman memorialized on US paper money? Her portrait was printed on a silver certificate in denominations of $ 1 issue in 1886, 1891 and 1896.

1 Silver Dollar, 1886, USA

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

Saturday, August 5, 2017

33,333 Pocket Calendars on Colnect

We are happy to announce that Pocket Calendar category on Colnect has reached a great number of 33,333 items.

Windmill, Russia, 2015, Colnect catalog

We are very thankful to the category coordinator, Hans Meeuwisse [steamtrain], and all the helpers who dedicated their time to better this category.

Four Red Kittens, Argentina, 2006, Colnect calendar

Now the category featured the pocket calendars from 73 countries. The most popular theme of pocket calendars is, of course, cats. They are so cute and even a short single look at them may turn your mood up for a whole day :)

Girl, USA, 1891, Colnect catalog
The oldest pocket calendar in our catalog is dated of 1891. It is the only one item from the XIX century in our pocket calendar catalog. We hope to add more old pocket calendars to Colnect catalog. 

Mashpriborintorg, USSR, 1972, Colnect catalog

Colnect has been built by collectors for collectors and any help is much appreciated. Would like to join and contribute to the Pocket Calendar catalog too? Learn more on the Pocket Calendar 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.


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.


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.




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.

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