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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is expecting that W@TCH attracts everybody's attention as new collector's item of BE@RBRICK.
The signed shirt is a fantastic prize and a real collector's item, with the team all personally signing it to create a great piece of sporting history.
Designed by cover makers at the Bletchley Park Post Office museum in Milton Keynes, the limited edition envelopes will be stamped with a unique postmark which is to be cancelled after the first day, making the envelopes instant collector's items.
The Capitol Showband - A Collector's Item is on sale in shops in Galway, Sligo, Letterkenny, Longford and Ennis.
Velma Maia Thomas' book, Freedom's Children, is certainly a collector's item to be shared with the whole family.
But we can't wait to see the Fafi icon figurine which is bound to become a collector's item.
Unopened bottles might become a collector's item eventually, but don't expect too many Brummies to pay over the odds for something they can't even eat.
Anyone in search of an instant collector's item should head for their nearest Lexus showroom and snap up a SportCross.
It was her very first cookbook, and they believe it's a collector's item,'' says bookseller Tehra Thorp.
Dons fan Cherry Elder, 30, has already turned down pounds 500 for the collector's item, which she won in a 10p raffle 20 years ago.
This newest collection--and it is worthy of the status of collector's item straight off the shelf--looks at the newly freed blacks who built America and stood ready to be forgotten, taking readers "from Emancipation to the Great Migration.
Because of the value of copper, these flashings have been a collector's item for thieves for many years.
The Metropolis event confirmed that these eye-popping pizza boxes are a collector's item," said Bill Van Epps, Papa John's president, USA.
She said: ``People still want to buy the memorabilia with the old date on - they like the fact it's got the wrong date on as it will become a collector's item.
One hundred of the pounds 40,000 cars are destined for the US market and, with production of the current Plus 8 model due to end next year, the anniversary edition is set to become a collector's item.