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.

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"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:

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"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.   


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"Happy New Year, booklet", from the Colnect catalog

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"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. 



 
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"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 :)
 
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"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

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Welcome our brand new Sales Forum! :)

Hey, did you really want a sales-only forum on Colnect? Well, we do have it now! :)
Our Sales Forum has only been launched, but we have high expectations of it. Here you can post information about the items you want to sell, and, in addition, everyone can look through offered stuff to choose a new memorable collectible.

We already have a separate exchange forum for every category of collectibles (e.g. Notaphily, Casino Cards, Lottery Tickets and so on), as well as a General Exchange Forum, where you can find messages from many collectors that are willing to exchange their duplicates for something more meaningful.

Colnect's numerous forums are all about communication and experience exchange, so please don't hesitate and drop a line there. Your feedback is more than welcome, as we always seek to improve.

Please note that it is very important to read our guidelines before using this forum, though.

If you are not very familiar with the way our forums work, please look through New To Colnect Forums page.

See you on our new Sales Forum! Enjoy your experience there :)
Happy Colnecting!

Saturday, October 17, 2015

10.000+ Kids Meal Toys Reached!

It hasn't even been 2 years since Kids Meal Toys category was created, and now we are honored to announce that it has increased its size to more than 10.000 items! 
The catalog dates back to as early as 1974, and has a big variety of groups, brands and types of toys. 


"Ballet Dancer", Italy, from the Colnect catalog

We would like to thank our coordinator Jorge Jara [Zonnyc], who has been making an outstanding progress in developing the category and its catalog.  Also many thanks to Frens Bosman [Digger] and Hans Meeuwisse [steamtrain] for editing and contributing to the Kids Meal Toys catalog.

 "Chef", People's Republic of China, from the Colnect catalog

The category wouldn't be so successful without our precious translators Dino Delfar [dino92], Haard Mehta [Haard-Mehta], Petyo Shopov [PShopov] and [eleonxam].Thank you for making Colnect more international and accessible all over the world!



"Nounours, Nicolas, Pimprenelle, Oscar", France, from the Colnect catalog



We are grateful to every member of our community that has done their bit in the category's improvement. Now most of the items on the catalog have images and details about the origin and the type of the toy. It is not a secret that Kids Meal Toys are really different, so that makes the collecting process even more exciting and gripping.


"Snail", Italy, from the Colnect catalog

The Kids Meal Toys catalog currently includes 2.000+ toys available worldwide, as well as other toys from 19 countries. Interestingly enough, the Netherlands holds the highest number of toys.

"Simba and Nala", the Netherlands, from the Colnect catalog

Would like to join as a contributor on the Kids Meal Toys on Colnect? Please see our Catalog Contribution Guidelines page. Interested in helping on other categories? Start at our Contributor Guide help page.

Monday, August 10, 2015

22,222 Paper Clips Reached

Growing to 22,222 unique items in less than 20 months since its inception, becoming 11 times its original size, the Paper Clips catalog has proven itself to be a plentiful, varied and interesting collectible category on Colnect.

"Beemster electrotechniek bv" Netherlands paper clip, from the Colnect catalog
We would like to thank the category coordinator, Ton Bax [tontoos], who has been making great progress on the catalog, advancing it at a high rate and improving it. Thank you to Els Van Gastel [leeuwin], helping as an editor on the category and to the contributors of the category.

"Logo 4 coloursNetherlands paper clip, from the Colnect catalog
Founded by the initiative of Bruun01, the category has been supported by Colnect collectors from the very start. As such it was well constructed, an advantage that this catalog benefits from now as well. You can see the whole process on the original discussion.

"LogicaNetherlands paper clip, from the Colnect catalog 
The catalog boasts complete coverage of images, there is no clip left without a picture to showcase its advantages.
"Philips Vips" Netherlands paper clip, from the Colnect catalog
As Paper Clips come in different Styles of structure and different Models of form, they are a fun collectible to deal with, coming in many different shapes and manufacturing methods.

"van den Broek" Netherlands paper clip, from the Colnect catalog
The catalog displays clips from 70 different countries (!), covering the world far and wide from the Netherlands to Bahrain, from Puerto Rico to Finland, from France to Azerbaijan.

"Musée de la Création" Netherlands paper clip, from the Colnect catalog
Would like to join as a contributor on the Paper Clips on Colnect? Please see our Catalog Contribution Guidelines page. Interested in helping on other categories? Start at our Contributor Guide help page.
"Amstel hotel" Netherlands paper clip, from the Colnect catalog

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Over 20,000 Pocket Calendars on Colnect!

We are proud to celebrate the Pocket Calendars category on Colnect reaching a new high - over 20,000 Unique Pocket Calendars are now featured on the catalog.

"Monkey" 2016 Russian pocket calendar, from the Colnect catalog
Since the foundation of the catalog in 2012, the catalog has grown over 10 times its initial size. This is largely due to the dedicated work of the driving engine behind the category - the category coordinator, Hans Meeuwisse [steamtrain],

"Old Locomotive 1839 United Kingdom - 07/10" 1986 Lithuanian pocket calendar, from the Colnect catalog
The category was initially suggested and created by Pelacanyes and Hans Meeuwisse [steamtrain]. It started as a discussion on the forum that later developed to a fully fledged beautiful catalog.


"Bird" 1983 Lithuanian pocket calendar, from the Colnect catalog
The Pocket Calendars catalog is remarkably complete with all data of its items. Each and every calendar is also accompanied by a high quality image, which is an achievement in itself.

"Orchid" 2010 Laotian pocket calendar, from the Colnect catalog
With around 500 new calendars added to the catalog every month, it is no surprise that the catalog is very diverse. The catalog features calendars from around the world, from Russia, in which pocket calendars are highly popular, to special items from Angola and Laos, from Lithuania to Hong Kong and Colombia.

"TAAG Angola Airlines" 2006 Angola pocket calendar, from the Colnect catalog
We would like to thank all the great contributors and editors that help makes this catalog so rich and detailed. If you are interested in joining as a contributor on the Pocket Calendars category, please see our Catalog Contribution Guidelines page.

"People" 2010 Laotian pocket calendar, from the Colnect catalog
Want to start a new catalog on Colnect? Want to join another existing category? Want to help with translations? You can find all needed information about that and more on the Contributor Guide help page.

"Friendship" 2012 Colombian pocket calendar, from the Colnect catalog

Sunday, June 21, 2015

60,606 Banknotes now on Colnect!

Numismatics has always been a precious type of collecting, in which every item is a acquired with time, care and effort. This makes the recently achieved milestone of the Banknotes category even more impressive - 60.606 Unique Banknotes now on the Colnect catalog.

1921 German 50 Pfennig note, new on the Colnect catalog
As a highly colorful and eye catching category, it's pleasing to see how full the catalog is of high quality images. Images are not only aesthetically pleasing but gives additional detail about the note, collectors can explore using the zoom feature.

1974 5 Ceylonese Rupee note, new on the Colnect catalog
We've had Banknotes from all over the world added in the last year. From Chilean Banknotes to Romanian Banknotes, from 1872 Canadian editions to brand new 2015 issues.

1946 British West African 10 shilling, new on the Colnect catalog 
We would like to thank the coordinators of the banknotes category, Vidami Istvan [mozistv] and Imre Csendes [SethChimera] for the great work and care they have been putting into the category. The effort shows and the catalog looks wonderfully put. Since the previous milestone mozistv has been joined by a new co-coordinator, SethChimeraSethChimera has helped greatly in improving the category and accelerated its growth.

1999 Chilean 20,000 Pesos note, new on the Colnect catalog
A special thank you to all the contributors and editors who makes this catalog what it is today.

2015 10 Gambian Dalasi note, new on the Colnect catalog
Would like to join and contribute to the Banknotes catalog? Take a look at our Banknotes Catalog Contribution Guidelines.

2015 500 Philippine Piso note, new on the Colnect catalog


Monday, June 15, 2015

50,005 Hotel Key Cards on the Colnect Catalog

Hotel Key Cards from the very beginning was the largest catalog of its kind. Today we celebrate the catalog reaching the 50,005 Hotel Key Cards, 5 times larger than at the time of the second milestone. The largest catalog of Hotel Key Cards online has become so much bigger :)

"ZhuHai International Conference Centre" Chinese Hotel Key Card, new on the Colnect catalog
All the cards on the catalog are accompanied by beautiful, great quality images. This is no easy feat, and took much care and work from the wonderful dedicated coordinator who started the category, Ignacio F López Vico [iflvico] and his co-coordinator, Angel L. Nebro [a1954].

"Catalonia Hotels & Resorts - mosaico Ibiza" Spanish  Hotel Key Card, new on the Colnect catalog
The catalog is powered by the great contributors of the category. You can see reports of all catalog contributions on the Hotel Key Cards Catalog forum.

"Grand - Hotel du Cap-Ferrat" French Hotel Key Card, new on the Colnect catalog
Would like to join as a contributor to the Hotel Key Cards catalog? Learn more on the Hotel Key Cards Catalog Contribution Guidelines.

"ÇiraĞan Palace" Turkish Hotel Key Card, new on the Colnect catalog
The Hotel Key Cards come from hotels all over the world, from China to USA, from Spain to Turkey, from France to Brazil.
"Golden Lake Hotel" Chinese Hotel Key Card, new on the Colnect catalog
The catalog has gone through several improvements since its inception. The hotels chains list has been conveniently aggregated, allowing easy one click access to the different countries the chains exist at in a comfortable flag pop up menu. Additional changes included improvements of the systems list, addition of a locations list and more.

"Regal Palace HotelChinese Hotel Key Card, new on the Colnect catalog
We would like to thank all the wonderful contributors who have made this catalog possible and brought it to where it is today. It is truly a catalog to be proud of.

"The Inn At The Union League" USA Hotel Key Card, new on the Colnect catalog

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