10 Popular Things To Collect

How can we classify an object as collectible? Simple. If it's something of value to the collector, then it's worth collecting. Once the person sees something rare or valuable on an object, he can opt to collect it, and from there, its value rises. One important thing that a professional collector considers is the market value of his collection. In this way, he'll know if the item can be sold at a significantly high price in the near future. Another important quality of a collectible would be its rarity. This added much value to an item and increases its market value.

"One's trash can be another's treasure..." - Annonymous

10 Popular things to collect

  1. Stamps - this is the most common collection item that people loves to collect. It is popular among collectors whether novice or professionals because of the photos on it, like the leaders of different countries, famous historical landmarks, flags, etc. It is one of the easiest collectible items to find as well. My parents have a whole album with stamps from different countries.
  2. Coins - like the stamps, coins are famous among collectors. One possible reason is that coins evolve fast. Aside from that, the older the coin is, the more valuable it is because more minerals were used to make old coins. They can also come in different forms, sizes, or colors, so I really find this interesting and fun to collect.
  3. Birds - there are collectors who want birds as their collection. One good reason is that there are a lot of rare birds and beautiful birds that can be collected may it be alive or preserved. Collectors will have to be careful though as there are laws protecting endangered species in different countries.
  4. Reptiles - reptiles are quite famous as well because of its looks. They are belived to be decendants of dinosaurs, so it's interesting to have a collection of it. Most of the time, they are collected preserved rather than alive.
  5. Insects - there are collectors of insects and butterflies. Since there are so many varieties, it is nice to see different kinds of them, especially the rare ones.
  6. Books/Comic books - this is also one of the most interesting thing to collect. If you have a collection of books, it's like you have the world's best minds in your own personal library. Others also want to have comic books as their collection specially those popular issues that publishers releases.
  7. Action figures - these are popular nowadays, especially when a famous movie release a plastic or ceramic version of their characters. It would be nice to have your favorite movie character beside your bed, or in your glass cabinet ready to amaze your visitors.
  8. Post cards/pictures - it's good to have a collection of post cards or pictures coming from all over the globe. Having this collection makes you bring the whole world's beautiful places in your album.
  9. Wine - there are collectors who wants to have different kinds of wine in their cellar. It would also be great if those wine came from different parts of the world. Some just collects the bottle because of the different shapes and designs which attracts their audience.
  10. Phone card - there are collectors who find phone cards as a collectible item. This is because of the different designs on different phone cards which changes from time to time. Most phone companies don't repeat the same design all over again, so it would really be nice to get every design from the start or you won't get the chance to have it.

I would like to add stuff toys, but I only said 10 in the title, so I'll keep it for myself :)

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JKSophie 2 years ago from Philippines Author

The name dinosaur comes from the Greek words deinos (“terrible” or “fearfully great”) and sauros (“reptile” or “lizard”). Dinosauria was formally named in 1842 by paleontologist Sir Richard Owen, who used it to refer to the "distinct tribe or sub-order of Saurian Reptiles" that were then being recognized in England and around the world. I agree that birds are descendants of dinosaurs. They originated from another lineage of dinosaurs known as theropods.

But hey, so much on the origin of species, this hub is about popular things to collect.


Julie 2 years ago

Reptiles are NOT descendants of dinosaurs, and no one who knows anything about either would think otherwise. Birds, however, are descendants of dinosaurs.


Beth xx 3 years ago

I collect 1ps xx


heehee 3 years ago

I collected Pokémon Cards, marbles, bouncy balls, gemstones and stickers growing up.


lily 4 years ago

i have 5 collections


23ee 4 years ago

i collect girlfriends pictures, and hide it in a really safe box.


des 4 years ago

i collect books! and I want to have my own library..


nick 4 years ago

i collect money , new & old


amelia 4 years ago

When I went to wilkinsons I found this mint rubber so now I collect rubbers!!!


Leilani 4 years ago

Ever since i was 7 i collected every birthday, easter, christmas, valentines, etc....card i ever got! I even have pieces of paper my friends or family wrote too me. I have tons of memories like my first girls scout bracelet. Now that i am 12 i have tons of cards and memories i hang up on my walls, on my dresser mirror, and in a shoe box.


what's up 4 years ago

I collect coins they are fun to collect


legitness 4 years ago

Trading cards and autographs


xany 4 years ago

i collect barbedwire


4 years ago

I trying


Kaite 5 years ago

I collect coins and bottles :) And as a kid, I used to collect rocks. I had more rocks in my drawers than clothes!


ramphul 5 years ago

It is fun to collect things.from my childhood i collected stone which i put in my study room.I consider this auspicious.


ooohyh 5 years ago

i collect stones i find around the place but now i am thinking to collect more things and i think keychains is a really good idea.


keva!!!!!! 5 years ago

I collect keychains fun to keep i also collect soda cans!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Desi 5 years ago

I collect antique looking pencil sharpeners. I think they are really neat and only one of my friends look at them and find them interesting. My dad started me ast year when I was 12, before that I always thought that pencils were cool. I also collect coins. I got a prrof set on my birth year, it had a half dollar, quarter, dime, nickel, and a penny.


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JKSophie 6 years ago from Philippines Author

I used to do that when I was small, zazy, but my mom threw them away


zazy 6 years ago

I collect stones that I find interesting... also shells and stickers.


Karcookie 6 years ago

I collect Keychains and i was looking for one more thing to collect. many people gift me keychains all the time. I love it!!


mplas 7 years ago

Now, collecting periodicals is much more valuable than collecting comic books.


kayla 7 years ago

i collect cups because their always different and you can say their fragile but i also collect rocks.


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JKSophie 7 years ago from Philippines Author

I would consider movies and songs as collections. Anything can qualify, what matters is that you enjoy having and keeping them. Anyway, "One's junk maybe a treasure to others" as the saying goes.


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packerpack 7 years ago from India, Calcutta

what about collecting some really good movies and songs? Actually I developed this habit very recently ...... would you suggest these things as collection items?


Jordan 8 years ago

These sound cool. I collect soda cans.


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JKSophie 8 years ago from Philippines Author

That's good! I collect coins by the way, a few of them are on the picture shown above. :-)


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kpfingaz 8 years ago from ~~~

I collect phone cards and have some really good ones I imagine not many people have.

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