Tuesday, December 26, 2017

1,111 Colnectors became our contributors!

Today we are celebrating a very important and beautiful occasion
1,111 contributors on Colnect!



What does this number actually mean? It means that 1,111 passionate collectors from all over the world spend their free time helping Colnect happen. They are so open-hearted to share their knowledge, time and expertise to bring more value to Colnect catalog so collectors from different countries could use it and enjoy their hobby of collecting.

Day by day Colnect is getting bigger and better and every single catalog is increasing in quality and quantity. Colnect is able to deliver information about collectibles around the world in the best way thanks to the group of hardworking collectors who are putting their effort into helping out fellow collectors to get what they desire.

In just two years the number of contributors jumped up from 777 to 1,111. We are happy that so many people are ready to dedicate their time to make the experience of collecting more enjoyable for those who share same passions and interests. It’s admirable what every single one of these collectors has done.

We would like to thank everyone for being a part of this amazing community which keeps on getting better. You guys are truly amazing and we appreciate everything you do. Every catalog on Colnect is what it is because of your contribution.

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.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Interesting facts through collectibles: Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

First full-length animated movie, which revolutionized the animation industry and found it's way into people's hearts all around the world, was released on December 21, 1937.


Snow White is a German fairy tale published by The Brothers Grimm in 1812 as part of the collection called Grimms' Fairy Tales. Walt Disney's adaptation was one of the earliest animated work of Disney and the first movie to ever have a soundtrack album released for it. This cartoon toned down the violence which was featured in the fairy tale and included a singing Snow White.


Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was named as the best animated film of all time. Even today, Snow White remains an incredible adventure and for many people, it is the first fairy tale or a cartoon that they ever saw.


On Colnect you can find many Snow White collectibles. For example, in kids meal toys category you can find different characters of this cartoon. My favorite character is Sleepy. Which one is yours?


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.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

7,777 WoW trading cards added

We are happy to announce that Trading Card Games just got a new addition of items. With 7,777 new World of Warcraft TCG cards, this category just reached more than 71,000 items.


World of Warcraft TCG was published by Upper Deck Entertainment in 2005. It was based on a popular MMORPG video game released by Blizzard in 2004. In this TCG, players can fight each other one on one or they can play together to complete dungeon and raid encounters. Eventually, the game was discontinued in 2013 because Blizzard decided not to renew the license.


Throughout years World of Warcraft TCG experienced extensive popularity. Numerous tournaments and events were held and even now there are people who still enjoy taking out their set of cards and challenging other players to the fight in this classic TCG.


Would you like to contribute to Colnect too? You can check our Catalog Contribution Guidelines page and start to 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.




Sunday, December 10, 2017

Interesting facts through collectibles: Nobel Prize

Alfred Nobel, well-known Swedish chemist, engineer, inventor, businessman, and philanthropist, passed away on December 10, 1896. He signed his last will in 1895, which stated to use his assets to establish Nobel Prizes.

Bertha von Suttner (1843-1914) writer, Peace Nobel Prize, Stamp, 1965, Austria, Colnect Catalog

In 1901, on Alfred’s fifth anniversary, first Nobel Prizes were awarded. There were 5 prizes in total for Chemistry, Literature, Peace, Physics, and Physiology or Medicine. 

50 Pesetas, Banknote, 1905, Spain, Colnect Catalog

Ceremonies take place annually in Stockholm, Sweden and each laureate receives a gold medal, a diploma, and money. These prizes have the purpose to reward people for their incredible achievements.

1 New Sheqel (Nobel Prize in Literature - Shmuel Yosef Agnon), Coin, 2008, Israel, Colnect Catalog

Over the years, there were many individuals who were awarded Nobel Prize and to celebrate their beneficial work for the humanity, many collectibles were made in their names. 

William Faulkner – Litterature 1949, Maximum Card, 1985, Sweden, Colnect Catalog

There are numerous amounts of stamps, phonecards, philatelic products, coins, banknotes, milk cup lid, postcards, which you can find on Colnect. Hard work of these people to benefit humanity will always be appreciated.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Famous people through collectibles: Napoleon Bonaparte

Everyone has heard stories about Napoleon and his achievements. During the Revolution, he served in the army as an artillery officer. He managed to rapidly rise through ranks and eventually became a general. From there on he continued increasing his reputation and influence which resulting in him becoming First Consul of the Republic in 1799.

Stamp › Bicentenary of the birth of Napoleon Bonaparte, French Colonies and Territories, 1969, Colnect Catalog

In 1804, he became the first Emperor of the French. His coronation took place in Notre Dame Cathedral on December 2 and his reign continued until 1814. He managed to take control of France again in 1815 but this time his reign ended after several months.

Stamp › Silhouettes of Napoleon and Josephine, Saint Lucia, 1969, Colnect Catalog

Many different collectibles were made over the years in the name of Napoleon. On Colnect, you can find various kinds of items which are connected to him. For example, you can even find coins which were made during his reign such as this one:

 Coin › 1 Centesimo (B), Italian States, 1807, 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.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Ordinary things through collectibles: Jukebox


It must be really hard to find people who don’t like listening to music. Today we can listen to favorite music everywhere: at home, at the car, walking at the street. It’s usual for us today but there was the time when people couldn’t do that.

Gift Card › Christmas Jukebox, 2008, USA, Colnect Catalog

On November 23, 1889, the first jukebox, which was created by Louis Glass, was displayed in San Francisco, California. It was one of the first steps which made music close to people.

Stamp › Juke Box - Presorted First Class, 1995, USA, Colnect Catalog

Similar musical devices such as music boxes were already really popular and widely spread, but this new invention completely innovated the ability to enjoy music at public places. All you needed was a nickel (5-cent coin) and you could start listening to music.

Phonecard › Sprint - Coca Cola-Jukebox 1 (Basketball hoop), 1995, Germany, Federal Republic, Colnect Catalog



With time the development of jukebox continued and today they offer several new functionalities, like selecting the song of your choice or displaying flashy lights. Even though today jukeboxes are not as popular as they were in the 1950s, they are still being used and remain as part of a music culture in U.S.

Lottery Ticket › #5503 – Jukebox Bingo, 2015, Australia, Colnect Catalog

Throughout years many different collectibles were issued which were illustrating and celebrating a jukebox, some of which can be found on Colnect.

Milk Cup Lid › Jukebox, 2002, Switzerland, Colnect Catalog

Do you want to make Colnect better? You can check our Catalog Contribution Guidelines page and start to 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.

Token › Gettone Juke Box, Italy, Colnect Catalog


Thursday, November 16, 2017

66,666 Sugar Packets Listed

Thanks to the dedication and hard work of Colnectors, sugar packets just reached 66,666 items on Colnect.

 Sugar Packet › The Presbyterian Hospital, 1944, USA, Colnect Catalog

Special thank you goes to the coordinator of the category, tuixons. You did an amazing job at taking care of this sweet category.

Sugar Packet › Venus, 2008, Spain, Colnect Catalog

Benjamin Eisenstadt, the founder of Cumberland Packing, invented sugar packets because he was working for a tea factory and got tired of refilling and unclogging sugar dispensers in his cafeteria.

Sugar Packet › BTA Catering - Blue, Georgia, Colnect Catalog

Today there are many different shapes of sugar packets all around the world for collectors to collect. Collecting sugar packets is called sucrology.

Sugar Packet › Museo de la caƱa de azucar, Colombia, Colnect Catalog 

Most common places to find sugar packets are restaurants and hotels, but in some countries where sucrology is common many companies are producing sugar packets and selling them. In Europe, there are many collector clubs dedicated to sugar packets, some of them even hosting international events for fellow sucrologists to gather together.

Sugar Packet › Airlines - Air France, France, Colnect Colnect

Do you want to make Colnect better? You can check our Catalog Contribution Guidelines page and start to 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.

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