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

Colnect has been built by collectors just like you. If you wish to contribute to our growing community of collectors and start making catalog better for other fellow collectors then 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.

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

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

2,552 Bookmarks Passed

We are happy to announce that bookmarks catalog recently has hit its first milestone of 2,552 items on Colnect.

Bookmark › Uffizi, Florence – Primavera by Botticelli, Italy, Colnect Catalog

Since ancient times people have had a need of tracking their progress while reading and that's why bookmarks have a really long history. Earliest bookmarks are dated from the 6th century AD.

Bookmark › Woman reading, France, Colnect Catalog

Even though bookmarks were used from very early on, they became popular only after printed books appeared. The reason being that first printed books were very expensive and people needed a way to mark their place in the book without damaging it.

Bookmark › Artigiancassa, Confartigianato, Italy, Colnect Catalog


Bookmarks come in many various designs and there are several materials used to make them. Currently, on Colnect, you can find bookmarks from 37 different countries.

Bookmark › Masta Trade, Slovenia, Colnect Catalog

Thank you, Colnectors, for your contribution, your help is much appreciated. Special thanks to the coordinator of this category, Andreu Canuto Garcia, [Pelacanyes], for being amazing :)

Bookmark › Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany, Federal Republic, Colnect Catalog

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

5,555 Cigarette Packs Listed

We are happy to announce that the category of Cigarette Packs has just reached a beautiful number of 5,555 items.

Cigarette Pack › Montecristo, Cigars, Greece, Colnect Catalog

First of all, a big thank you to the coordinator of this catalog [Skyforger] for working so hard to help grow Colnect. Also, the help of all collectors who contributed to developing the category catalog is very much appreciated.

Cigarette Pack › Marlboro Gold Original, Tobacco, Greece, Colnect Catalog

Varying products with different packings supported rising of cigarette packs as a collectible. Because of the popularity of collecting cigarette packs, some packages were primarily designed for collectors and are labeled as “collectible”.

Cigarette Pack › Silver Selection, Cigars, Belgium, Colnect Catalog

A flip-flop hard pack is the most popular cigarette pack type on Colnect catalog. It was introduced by Philip Morris in 1955.

Cigarette Pack › Winston, Cigarettes, USA, Colnect Catalog

Colnect has been built by collectors just like you. If you wish to contribute to our growing community of collectors and start making catalog better for other fellow collectors then 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.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Comic Books on Colnect!

It has finally happened! A new category of Comics has been launched on Colnect. We are welcoming all comic book collectors and enthusiasts to join us on Colnect :)

Casket Canyon, Jonah Hex, 2011, USA, Colnect catalog


There are thousands of comic book collectors all over the world. They organize numerous comic book conventions and festivals, where they discuss their favorite comics and meet the authors of comics. The largest and best-known convention in the United States is Comic-Con International that held annually in San Digo. Comics are collected for various reasons, including appreciation the genre as an art form, sentimentality, financial profit, and fulfillment of the collection.
We are very happy to introduce the coordinator of the Comics category, Carlo Bassi, [Carlo-Bassi]. Also, we are grateful to [Skyforger] and [hbofill12] for being a moving power the category and making it happen.

Donald Duck n° 3, Donald Duck, 1979, Netherlands, Colnect catalog


Now Colnect catalog and personal collection management tools are available for comic book collectors from around the world. Colnect Comics catalog allows sorting all items by 14 filters: countries, publishers, editions, issuing periodicities, issuing numbers, issue types, genres, writers, cover artists, years, face values, currencies, themes, newly added.

Il teatro della morte, Diabolik, 1966, Italy, Colnect catalog


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

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

8,888 Tokens Listed


We are happy to celebrate a new super awesome milestone of 8,888 Tokens on Colnect :)


At first, we want to say thank you to all our contributors for their help and efforts on bettering Colnect. Tokens category would not be so cool and great without the dedicated category coordinator, Hernán Bofill [hbofill12].

Bondindinho, Transport: Bus, Brazil

Tokens are coin-like objects utilized instead of coins. Tokens either have a value shown or indicated by size, color or shape. Usually, tokens are manufactured of cheap metals: copperpewteraluminumbrass, and tin. Tokens made of bakelitewoodporcelain, and other less strong materials are also known.

Ministry Marine Fleet, Military, USSR


What is the difference between a coin and a token? Coins are issued by the government or local authorities and can be exchanged for goods or other coins. Tokens have a much more limited use. Usually, they are issued by a private company, group, organization or individual.

In times of high inflation, tokens could have taken on a role of a currency. New York City Subway tokens  were circulated in trade and parking meters since they had a set price.

Caesars Palace, Casino Token, USA


Metal token coins are used instead of cash in casino slot machines. The tokens are the same with money at the casino. They commonly are useless outside of the casino.

S.T.I.P.E.L. Token, Telephone, Italy

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