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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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Like many other collectors, Street says she played with the dolls as a child, then put them aside, only to take them up again as an adult.
Former MICP collector Vincent Philip Maronilla was assigned as collector at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA); together with Ruby Claudia Alameda, as acting deputy collector for operations; Segundo Sigmundfreud Barte Jr.
When an account is sold or placed with a new collector, the information that transfers is often only to the benefit of the collector.
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.
One of the defining qualifications of a collector car is appreciation, reports Hagerty.
Hard-core collectors, who display their pens proudly on the Internet, will buy only those made by Eskesen, the Denmark company that makes 90 percent of the float pens worldwide.
For the foundry applications where the control device is a bag or cartridge collector, this is not a viable option.
The Dowlings moved to dismiss the petition claiming that the landlord violated FDCPA by serving the rent demand and the petition, both of which instruments, although signed by the landlord, were prepared by the attorney for the landlord, but they did not contain the validation notice required of a debt collector by FDCPA.
Initially a collector will be actively involved in the acquisition and accumulation of his or her collection.
The case of Sue began 5 years ago, when Williams met Peter Larson, a commercial collector and president of the Black Hills Institute of Geological Research, a company dealing in fossils.
Ten years later, Weinberg and his syndicate of rare stamp investors quietly sold th British Guiana to a collector for $935,000, including a 10 percent auctioneer's fee.
A morel collector in Kentucky found a half bushel of sponge mushrooms growing in the sawdust of an apple tree cut the autumn before.
Collectors spent nearly US$112,000,000 at the 36th Annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Event in Scottsdale, Ariz.