collector's piece


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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.
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He added: "The real strength so far has been the traditional steam locomotives because as a collector's piece they are much more intricate, they evoke the great railway age.
Pc Roger Bradley,of Kington Police Station, said: 'This statue is so distinctive and a real collector's piece for anyone into science fiction.
Hardly historic in that the might of Northampton were put to the sword, but a collector's piece all the same because it was Steve McClaren's first victory.
Finally, I have just seen the covering pages of the racecard for the meeting, which is a real gem and a collector's piece.
Our proprietary and 100% environmentally friendly technology is what makes the 3,000th hit commemorative baseball a truly unique collector's piece," said Stefano Ongaro, senior vice president of marketing and product development for Gold Sport Collectibles.
One of Rolex's most sought-after models, the Daytona is a great collector's piece and one that will hold its value over time.
An Agatha Christie collector's piece, improbably directed by Sidney Lumet.
The world's most luxurious atlas, Earth Platinum, measuring 6x9 ft wide, is a collector's piece that will be featured at The American Express World Luxury Expo.
The palette is the perfect size to slot into your handbag and a collector's piece for fashion followers everywhere.
Your model G projecter is indeed from 1936 and is certainly a collector's piece, although the market is small for these specialist items.
The Swindon 5-1 in the final race then completed the collector's piece of 15 bonus points from 15 races, 11 of them going to Coventry riders, on a night when referee Chris Durno, who was a spectator at the meeting, had to employ an elastic cord in place of the tapes after an electrical fault knocked out the starting gate.
Routledge's Bracknell is a collector's piece and should be recorded as a model for future generations of actresses to dwell upon.
As time went on the Hardy Perfect became a collector's piece, worth pounds 250, even more for some examples.
Each hand-stitched bag is meticulously made by one of six master craftsmen who embrace the materials' unique characteristics to create an exclusive collector's piece reflective of the bespoke values of MAYBACH - ICONS OF LUXURY.