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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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NSM Insurance Group acquired American Collectors Insurance in January of 2014.
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.
After the state pays out the 48 cents per pound of covered e-scrap, recyclers are committed to paying 20 cents per pound to authorized collectors who deliver material to them.
A strong market assures a free flow of antiquities and acts in the best interests of everyone--archaeologists, collectors, and the people in source and market nations," Schultz argued.
Over 500 works crisscrossing cultures, styles, and media represented 200 artists (mostly, like the collectors themselves, European)--among them Bernd and Hilla Becher, Damien Hirst, Claude Leveque, Ettore Spalletti, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Luciano Fabro, Maurizio Cattelan, Arnulf Rainer, and Erwin Wurm.
Cabrera recommends reading publications such as Antique Doll Collector magazine and attending craft shows, which have stringent guidelines for doll submissions.
Hagerty Insurance, through its Hagerty Protection Network, has reviewed recent collecting trends, auction results and insurance applications, and broadened its definition of "collectible car" to include many examples of automotive kitsch that have been embraced by hobbyists and serious collectors.
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.
The Anaheim Convention Center was swamped by collectors seeking free promotional cards and giveaways from dozens of card and memorabilia companies.
The controversy fueled a long-standing feud between commercial fossil collectors and academic researchers, who see themselves as competitors for a limited resource.
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.
They are collectors, and they search high and low for the mother lode of wild edibles-the morel mushroom.
Collectors spent nearly US$112,000,000 at the 36th Annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Event in Scottsdale, Ariz.