collector's item


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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 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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Terry Mitchell of the Bletchley Park Post Office said, 'We fully expect them to become collector's items and they could fetch more than pounds 350 each.
HONG KONG & BEIJING -- Today Lenovo and Coca-Cola jointly announced the availability of what could be a future collector's item for Chinese consumers.
And each is a collector's item, because they have different characters on them.
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We're grateful to the celebrities at Sundance who took the time to sign the Quaker tube and pleased to donate this one-of-a-kind collector's item to America's Second Harvest," said Todd Magazine, president of Quaker Foods.
And he said they are worth up to $40,000 apiece today as a collector's item.
The tin is bound to become a collector's item in years to come.
World Of Disney, Multi Character Holiday "2004" Snowglobe - This exquisite collector's item features more than 19 Disney characters to surprise and delight Disney fans of all ages.
This book is a must-have collector's item for the millions of die-hard NASCAR fans across the country," said John A.
From its die-cut cover to its Velcro closing tab, this well-designed scrapbook is a collector's item in its own right.
To try to avoid the embarrassing free-for-all created last spring when customers quickly snapped up the 100 million or so small stuffed collector's item - in some cases, reportedly throwing away the food just for the prize.
This collector's item is the first introduction of the new line of celebrity athletes' endorsement of Life 02.