Friday, November 10, 2017

44,444 Beer Coasters Listed

We are happy to announce that beer coaster category on Colnect just reached the number of 44,444.

Trinkt das gute Mainzer Aktien-Bier,1930, Germany, Federal Republic, Colnect

We would like to thank the coordinator Patrick Dupuy [Hinano40] for taking good care of this category and all of you who contributed to it.

Stella Artois, 1985, Belgium, Colnect

The history of beer coasters begins in 1880. Friedrich Horn made first coasters out of cardboard, which was followed by first coasters manufactured out of wood by Robert Sputh in 1882. They are used to place a beverage on top of it to protect the surface of a table.

Woods Crak, 2017, Italy, Colnect

Beer coasters are branded with the purpose of advertising which makes them perfect for collecting. Did you know that practice of collecting coasters is called tegestology? Today collecting beer coasters is really common and some of them were made specifically for collectors.

Barbaroja, Argentina, Colnect

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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

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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

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