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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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For more than 30 years, American Collectors Insurance (ACI) has been providing insurance for collector cars and collectibles.
One Park Avenue collector told me he felt like donning a "flak jacket in public, like I was an abortion doctor.
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.
Another factor in determining collector status is frequency of use.
The operations studied utilize a wet dust removal and transport system, which services both the wet and dry dust collector systems.
Judge Hagler stated that Congress enacted FDCPA in 1977 to regulate the manner in which debt collectors (including attorneys for landlords seeking to collect rent) may attempt to collect personal debts (including rent).
Commercial collectors, however, argue that they serve an important purpose and have a right to search for fossils.
Among business leaders, today's better-known collectors include Thurston Twigg-Smith of Honolulu's Persis Corp.
They are collectors, and they search high and low for the mother lode of wild edibles-the morel mushroom.
The collector car hobby continues to grow and demand was exceptionally strong for a variety of vehicles ranging from vintage Shelbys to superb customs, top notch muscle cars, obscure makes and even timeless Woodies," said Craig Jackson, CEO of the Barrett-Jackson Auction Company.
American Collectors' collector vehicle and collectibles policies are underwritten by American Bankers Insurance Company of Florida, American Reliable Insurance Company, and American Security Insurance Company, all member companies of Assurant Specialty Property.
These detailed references are essential working price guides for an collector working in the genre, offering exceptionally high-quality color photos and discussions.
Collector Books is the publisher of choice if you're a serious collector seeking the latest object-specific reference guides combining bright color identification photos with values guides.
What a difference this was from the self-consciously artificial, prematurely nostalgic 1990s period room of a hypothetical Boston collector craftily assembled by Trevor Fairbrother for "The Label Show" at that city's Museum of Fine Arts in 1994.