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collector's item

An item that is especially noteworthy for its value, rarity, and/or history and would thus be prized by someone who collects such things. We went through my grandfather's attic and came upon a number of different collector's items, from rare toys to vintage rifles.
See also: item

collector's piece

An item that is especially noteworthy for its value, rarity, and/or history and would thus be prized by someone who collects such things. We went through my grandfather's attic and came upon a number of different collector's pieces, from rare toys to vintage rifles.
See also: piece

collector's item

An object of great interest, value, or rarity, as in This necklace is a collector's item. Originating in the early 1900s as collector's piece, a usage still common in Britain, the term in its present form is occasionally transferred to persons as well, as in The Beach Boys became a collector's item on the tour. [c. 1930]
See also: item
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Commissioner Lapena assigned lawyer Balmyrson Valdez as the acting district collector of the Manila International Container Port (MICP) and former Port of Manila collector Rhea Gregorio as the port's new deputy collector for assessment.
The most common complaints are about collectors seeking to collect debt from the wrong consumer, for the wrong amount, or debt that could not legally be enforced.
Ayesha Niaz, Deputy Director, Post Clearance Audit, Lahore to Deputy Director, Post Clearance Audit, Islamabad, Muhammad Ahsan Khan, Deputy Collector, Model Customs to Deputy Collector, Customs, Multan, Muhammad Farukh Sharif, Deputy Director, Intelligence and Investigation, Lahore to Deputy Collector, Model Customs, Sambrial, Sialkot, Syed Ali Akbar Zaidi, Assistant Collector, Appraisement to Assistant Collector, Model Customs, Sambrial, Sialkot and Muhammad Moazzam Raza, Assistant Collector, Appraisement to Assistant Collector, Model Customs, Multan.
Electronics collectors and recyclers must be registered with the California Department of Toxic Substance Control (DTSC), though participating in the payment system is voluntary.
On one side, there are the "internationalists": academics, dealers, and collectors who advocate a vigorous but regulated market as the best way to protect antiquities and promote global understanding and universal values.
Behind Closed Doors" was a slick, well-produced exhibition offering a compelling look into the lives of European collectors, whose identities remained concealed like game-show contestants behind the curtain of their collections.
As the collector car market expands, so does the definition of what constitutes a classic car.
The collectors that are really collectors are totally out of control.
There is a club for collectors of Cabbage Patch Dolls, the must-have toys of the 1980s, at http://www.
The installation of medium-energy scrubbers, cartridge collectors, baghouses and high-energy scrubbers have not always solved the problem of high opacity from these sources.
Failing to provide this validation notice exposes the debt collector to liability for money damages as well as attorney fees.
An art succession plan can develop the most efficient method for collectors to acquire, preserve, and enhance the collection through a variety of means, such as arranging for interaction with museums.
These wounds can't compare, however, to the tribulations the dinosaur has suffered since fossil collectors first dug it up in August 1990 on land owned by a South Dakota rancher named Maurice Williams.
The study deals with the collecting of antiquities during the third quarter of the sixteenth century by two minor collectors, the ruler of a very small North Italian state and a minor church official: Cesare Gonzaga of the collateral Guastalla branch of that family and his chief advisor, the antiquarian Gerolamo Garimberto, Bishop of Gallese, who lived in Rome.
Serious adult stamp collectors, o philatelists, tend to keep low profiles.