Sunday, May 5, 2013

Lottery Tickets - A New Category Joins Colnect

We are happy to announce the newly built Lottery Tickets category on Colnect is now available.
"Corresponsal de guerra S.XIX" - 1980 Spanish Lottery Ticket, from the new Colnect catalog
This category was made through the initiative of collectors on Colnect, headed by the new category coordinator, Juan Armero [elcapict]. You can see the whole build and discussions surrounding the creation of the category on the Lottery Tickets forum thread on the New Category Forum.

"Winning Streak" - New Zealand Lottery Ticket, from the new Colnect catalog.
Lottery Tickets have an interesting role as a collectible, being part of an exciting game, then turned a collectible item. There are Scratch tickets and Tenth tickets, from all kinds of draw types. The budding category is starting with 522 Lottery Tickets from New-Zealand and Spain. With your help it could grow fast to include tickets from all countries and organisations. To know more about how to contribute to the Colnect Catalogs, please see our Catalog Contribution Guidelines page.

"Perfect Match" - New Zealand Lottery Ticket, from the new Colnect catalog.
Missing your favorite kind of collectible on Colnect? Would like to build a catalog of your collectible in the way you think it should be? You are welcome to try us and suggest a new catalog, and head your own category on Colnect. Go to the New Category forum and see what's going on. You can read more bout what it takes to create a category on Colnect on our More Collectibles? page.

"Periódico siglo XIX (caricatura)" - 1980 Spanish Lottery Ticket, from the new Colnect catalog.
We would like to thank all who helped this category come to life, who participated in the discussion and gave their opinion. It has been a joyful effort, and that shows in the catalog itself. We wish the best of luck to the new category and it's coordinator in his new role :)

"Solitaire" - New Zealand Lottery Ticket,  from the new Colnect catalog.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Colnect Welcomes the New Tea Labels Category!

We are happy to announce the addition of a new category and catalog to Colnect - Tea Labels
"Pepermunt/Menthe poivrée" - Tea Label from the Netherlands.  From the new Colnect Tea Labels catalog.
The Tea Labels category was initiated and built as sister catalog of the Teabags category by the Teabags coordinator, Carine De Pauw [crookscarine]. The new category will be headed by Carine De Pauw [crookscarine] as well, who will take on this new category, additionally to her responsibilities on the Teabags category.
"Enjoy Me" - UK Tea Label, from the new Colnect Tea Labels catalog. 
The budding catalog now holds 155 labels, but with your help, it can quickly match the size of the Teabags catalog and surpass it. If you are interested in knowing how you can join in and contribute to the new catalog, you are welcome to take a look at our Catalog Contribution Guidelines page.
"Princess" - Lithuanian Tea Lebel, form the new Colnect Tea Labels catalog
The Tea Labels catalog, as mentioned before, was built in relation to the Teabags catalog, and so will include a nifty little feature that will enable collectors to match each Tea Label to it's corresponding Teabag on the Colnect catalog. All you need to do is take a look at the "teabag" field on the item description, and click the corresponding link.
"HAS Qualitee" - German Tea Label, from the  new Colnect Tea Labels catalog
As all Colnect catalogs, the Tea Labels catalog was created at the initiative of collectors, structured and designed as they see fit. You can take a look at the entire building process and discussion on the forum thread. Are you interested in seeing more collectibles on Colnect? Collect Something not yet on on Colnect, and you would like to start anew category? Read more about it on the More Collectibles? page.
"Assam Tea, ˶Każdy krok...˝" - Polish Tea Labels, from the new Colnect Tea Labels catalog
We would like to thank all who helped and participated in the build of this category and wish the best of luck to this new catalog, and its coordinator, Carine De Pauw [crookscarine] :)


Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Medal Collectors - welcome to Colnect!

We are happy to announce the opening of a new Medals category on Colnect.
"Order of the People's Army with Golden Star" - Yugoslavian medal, from the New Colnect Medals Catalog
A long awaited category, the Colnect Medals Catalog, is home to a unique kind of mass-produced collectible. Medals are a collectible that is, by definition, relatively rare. Many times a collectible Medal is passed on as family heirloom, and each holds a personal meaning that goes beyond the title of the medal alone. The catalog will be open to many kinds and Usages of Medals, from Military, through Education to Sports.
"Humanitarian Service Medal" -  USA medal, from the New Colnect Medals Catalog
The category will be co-coordinated by Hernan Bofill [hbofill12], and [neweden]. There have been a lot of efforts made by devoted collectors, such as the coordinators and more, to bring this category to life. The catalog now holds 272 precious Medals from 10 countries. With the help of more collectors, it can develop into a comprehensive and impressive account of World Medals.
"College of Montreal Medal" - Canadian medal, from the New Colnect Medal Catalog
The category was built at the request and initiative of Colnect Collectors. You can see how the build was developed on the forum. If you would to see how you can contribute and join in on the catalog, you are welcome to read all you need to know on the Catalog Contribution Guidelines page.
"Bronze Star, for acts of heroism" - USA  medal, from the New Colnect Medals Catalog.
Are you  a Medals Collector? Would like to meet the other collectors on this category? Come see the new Medals Collectors Forum.
"General Güemes" - Argentina medal, from the New Colnect Medal Catalog
We would like to thank all who helped make this wonderful category happen, and wish the category, and it's coordinators the best of luck :)

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Over $10,001 in Prizes! Colnect Collectors API Contest has now Started!

Over $10,001 in Prizes!
First place wins $5,005 cash AND $2,002 worth of advertising!
Budding developers, veteran programmers, teams with ideas and skilled collectors, if you've been wanting to create your own product for collectors, have been looking for an opportunity to use your innovative skills, NOW the time to join in.
Frognector, are you Ready?
The Colnect Collectors API Contest is now open, and we challenge you to create the most useful, interesting and well-built solutions for collectors.

Our contest is a unique opportunity for you to create your own application and enjoy: 
* Exposure to the world’s biggest and most active online collector communities
* Feedback from experienced collectors that will help you design and improve your application. 
* Over $10,001 USD in prizes! First place wins $5,005 cash AND $2,002 worth of advertising!
* Direct support from key members of Colnect with vast collecting and technical experience.
...and Action!
Want to enter the contest? Have an idea? Don't have an idea, but want to read more? Want to know what Colnect is all about? Go to the Colnect Collectors API Contest page, it's easier to click than to guess :)


Sunday, March 10, 2013

555 Collectors Volunteer on Colnect

People are good in nature. Colnect may have been founded by one person, but it wouldn't have been able to be what it is now if it wasn't for the collectors who contribute to it. Since the beginning of Colnect, collectors joined, one by one, from all corners of the world to create catalogs for the benefit of All Collectors.
Colnect is now standing on three pillars of five, 555+ collectors who volunteer their time and dedicate their efforts to  the build of the catalogs. It must be said, their efforts are showing. In every category the catalogs are growing and reaching new milestones, and in a faster pace. Only recently we marked two milestones, on the Stamps category, and the Phonecards category. Only this month there were 20,202+ collectible items added on the Colnect catalogs, that now contain over 1,111,111 collectible items. Volunteers keep the catalogs not only expanding but also accurate and complete by editing, commenting and adding information.

Contributing collectors come from all collectible categories and from varied countries, from Spain to Australia, from Taiwan to Belgium, from Venezuela to Greece. They all come together for the same purpose, and by each showing their own collection and information about collecting we can all see how vast is our combined pool of knowledge and culture and how truly rich we all are, together.

We would like to Thank you all, Stars of Colnect, for your good efforts and good will. We are creating a great resource, and we will expand it even more in the future, to make sure no collector is left behind :)

Interested in collecting? Want to know more about how to contribute on Colnect? Read more on the Catalog Contribution Guidelines page. Want to see a NEW collectible category on Colnect? Take a look at More Collectibles?

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Colnect, Connecting Collectors - Animation

Did you ever wonder how collectors trade on Colnect? Now this animation clarifies the whole process :)
This animation has been created by Almog Wald, nephew of Colnect's founder, Amir. Thank you Almog for sharing.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

1,111,111 Collectibles on Colnect

We are very proud to announce that the items on the Colnect Catalogs have reached the incredible mark of 1,111,111 Collectibles!


This number was reached due the devoted contribution of many good collecting souls that continue to volunteer their time, talent and knowledge to creating and constantly growing the best world collecting community and it's catalogs.

Newly added item to the Stickers Catalog

We would like to express our continued gratitude and appreciation to all those who make Colnect not only possible, but a great environment for collectors, for connecting, exchanging, learning and growing. To all of you, from the Contributors that give the information to the Category Coordinators who process it, from all those who take the time leave Comments to the Editors that review the catalog, to the Translators that make the catalogs available to all worldwide, to all the Forum participants that help divert attention to important details, all of you - thank you. We hope you all see the wonderful outcome of your efforts on the catalogs, and see how your contribution is manifesting itself on Colnect.

Newly added item to the Stamps catalog
Want to take part? Would like to see more items on the catalogs? Missing your country items? Read more about contributing to the Colnect catalogs on our Catalog Contribution Guidelines page. Colnect does not have a Collectible Category you are interested in? Would like to see a new Category on Colnect? See our More Collectibles? page.

Newly added item to the Postcards catalog
Is seems that Progress is contagious, and the growing amount if info on the catalog made other categories accelerate their pace. Recently we have been marking a few catalog mile stones such as 300,303 Stamps and 400,004 Phonecards. The catalogs themselves too decided to raise their numbers, with the recent additions of the Drink Labels, Functional Cards and Video Games categories. Even collectors themselves increased their presence, with (now over) 40,004 collectors.

Newly added item to the Coins catalog
Only in the last month more than 30,000 collectible items were added to the Colnect Catalogs. Every category has it's own pace, it's own style and obstacles. Some category items are harder to get information about, some less, but every category in it's own field is adding impressive amounts of items and enlarging the catalogs by large percents. From categories adding hundreds of items a month to some category raking in thousands and even tens of thousands, all have all the right reasons to be proud and satisfied.

Newly added item to the Video Games catalog


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