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Collectibles should tell a story. A major part of the appeal of a collectible is the memories it evokes in a person when they see or touch it. If you are trying to sell a collectible, know the story. If you are buying a collectible, know the story.
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Collection Categories The categories are variously named. A partial list includes: Action figures, Art, Autographs, Automobile license plates, Books, Coins, Comic books, Computers and other Technology artifacts, Costume jewelry, Dolls, Fossils, Fountain pens, Marbles, Paper Money, Pins, Pez dispensers, Shells, Stamps (Philately), Toys, and Sports cards. The Wikipedia entry adds Antiques, Bottles, Boy Scout and Girl Guide memorabilia, Candles, Coasters, Coca-Cola items, Computers (especially Vintage computers), Crystals, Currency (Notaphily), Figurines, Furniture, Games, Insects, Seashells (Conchology), Keyrings, Lottery tickets (lotology), Lunchboxes, Model Horses, Numismatics and Token coins, Memorabilia, Militaria, Military art, Military models, Military uniforms, Model figures, Tin soldiers, Scale models, Model airplanes, Model cars, Model trains, Ship models, Paperweights, Patches and badges (Scutelliphily), Phone-cards, Plants, Postcards, Pottery, Records, Refrigerator magnets, Road Signs, Rocks, Stock Certificates (Scripophily), Silverware, Souvenirs, Stickers, Teapots, Teddy bears, Trading cards, Sports cards, Non-sports cards, Digital collectibles, Video games and Watches. Additional categories include: Maps/Printed materials, Household and personal objects, Textiles/Quilts, Robot toys, and toys in general (Star Wars, Star Trek).