Monday, March 7, 2016

Marking 33,333 Transportation Tickets

It's been a while since we marked our Transportation Tickets catalog's milestones. Today we'd like to celebrate 33,333 Transportation Tickets on Colnect!


http://colnect.com/transportation_tickets/transportation_ticket/2264-Tram_1908-1960-A_Kaart-AVL_Luxembourg-Luxembourg
"Tram 1908-1960" (Luxembourg), from the Colnect catalog

The catalog includes several sub-categories for easier browsing: Countries, Companies, Transportation Types, Systems, Years, Face Values, Currencies and of course Newly Added. At the moment the catalog presents tickets from 114 countries, 140 currencies and 14 transportation types.
http://colnect.com/transportation_tickets/transportation_ticket/13501-Man_and_Woman-Painting-Japan_Thematic-Japan
"Man and Woman" (Japan), from the Colnect catalog

We are sending a huge thank-you to the category coordinator Gary Hoff, [gazzaoz] for making the Transportation Tickets catalog full of wonderful collectibles from all over the world.
http://colnect.com/transportation_tickets/transportation_ticket/29462-Ua-don-001-Trolley-Donetsk-Ukraine
"Ua-don-001" (Ukraine), from the Colnect catalog 

In addition, we'd like to thank all 900+ contributors and almost 200 of editors, who added and edited all of the tickets to the catalog throughout last 7 years.
 
http://colnect.com/transportation_tickets/transportation_ticket/5086-Belgrano_2-Urbanismo_municipal-Municipalidad_de_Rosario-Argentina
"Belgrano 2" (Argentina), from the Colnect catalog

Want to become a coin catalog contributor? Read How Can I Contribute to Colnect? page and the Catalog Contributor's Guide for Transportation Tickets and start helping Colnect now!
http://colnect.com/transportation_tickets/transportation_ticket/16354-Tram_and_Bus-Etusa-ETUSA-Algeria"Tram and Bus" (Algeria), from the Colnect catalog

You are also welcome to participate in the Transportation Tickets poll!

Friday, March 4, 2016

555,555 Stamps

It has been almost a year since our previous stamps milestone. Now there are 555,555 Stamps on Colnect!

http://colnect.com/stamps/stamp/288513-Palace-Definitives-Abu_Dhabi
"Palace" (Abu Dhabi), from the Colnect catalog

Stamps have proven to be one of the most popular categories of our community. Out of 124,000+ colnectors, more than 27,720 are stamps collectors :) Are you one of them?
Being one of the oldest categories on Colnect, it has been loyally supported and lead by hard-working coordinators - Guido Fußhöller [footy68] and Klaus Jochimsen [Lola22].



http://colnect.com/stamps/stamp/203216-Costume_of_Motalskiy_region-National_costumes-Belarus
"Costume of Motalskiy region" (Belarus), from the Colnect catalog

Colnect is also constantly updated by our 915 contributors and almost 200 of editors. We are thankful to all the colnectors devoting their time to increase our Stamps catalog and making it globally accessible.

http://colnect.com/stamps/stamp/292370-New_model_of_electric_locomotive-Electric_Railway_Locomotives-Georgia
"New model of electric locomotive" (Georgia), from the Colnect catalog

Right now the catalog has many detailed sub-categories: CountriesEmissionsFormats, PrintingsPerforationsColoursYearsFace ValuesCurrenciesThemes and Catalogs.

 http://colnect.com/stamps/stamp/477767-Peaceful_Visions-Peaceful_Visions-UNO_New_York
"Peaceful Visions" (UNO New York), from the Colnect catalog


For this blog post, we decided to brush up collectors' knowledge of philatelic history. The Royal Mail of the United Kingdom was established in 1516. The first stamp was issued on May 6th in 1840. It was issued by Britain and it was called "Penny Black", which we, of course, have on Colnect ;)

http://colnect.com/stamps/stamp/1424-Queen_Victoria_-_Penny_Black-Queen_Victoria_-_Line_Engraved-United_Kingdom_of_Great_Britain_Northern_Ireland
1st stamp in the world - "Penny Black" (The UK), from the Colnect catalog

 
The first perforated stamps, though, saw the light of the world in 1854 in Great Britain too. In the next years other countries issued their own perforated stamps.
People started collecting stamps, or philately, right after first stamps went into circulation.
Impressive fact: in 1841 there was an ad posted in a newspaper about a woman seeking other philatelists to help her decorate her bedroom's wall with stamps.



http://colnect.com/stamps/stamp/590737-Nordic_Food_Culture-Nordic_Food_Culture-Denmark
"Nordic Food Culture" (Denmark), from the Colnect catalog

Interestingly enough, The UK is the only country in the world that does not mention its name on stamps. In addition, the first non-royal face on British stamps was William Shakespeare's portrait.
http://colnect.com/stamps/stamp/1904-Balcony_Scene_in_Romeo_and_Juliet-Shakespeare_Festival-United_Kingdom_of_Great_Britain_Northern_Ireland
"Balcony Scene in Romeo and Juliet" (The UK), from the Colnect catalog

Another unique stamp is the Banana stamp issued in Tonga! :)

http://colnect.com/stamps/stamp/493346-Banana-Tonga
"Banana" (Tonga), from the Colnect catalog

Do you have a favourite stamp in your collection? Do you have suggestions for our Stamps Catalog? Leave a comment and share your thoughts! 

And finally, if you want to contribute to stamps catalog, follow the instructions here.

Happy Colnecting! ;)

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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