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The Dictionary of Collectibles

February 5, 2014

Here’s one more website that you might find useful, especially if you have that weird wish to collect something – The Dictionary of Collectibles.  (I must admit I was an avid collector in my childhood – post stamps, coins, cards… you name it. These days it’s just porcelain dogs that I’m after, so if you ever come across nice figurines, do let me know!)


According to psychologists our desire to collect begins at birth – it provides us comfort and security. We start with soft toys or our favourite blanket and end up with collections of items that help us overcome our vulnerability. In short, it seems that collecting stuff simply gives us a sense of control.

Well, whatever you’ve decided to collect, you’re probably not alone. If you’d love to find out more, hop to the Collectionary and join other avid collectors of vintage jewelry, quilts, coins, baseball cards, model railroads, Lego etc.

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Here’s some more information about this website:

What inspired The Collectionary into existence?

“The Collectionary was built because we wanted to create a Dictionary of everything in the world that people collect. There are hundreds of e-commerce sites, but there is no dedicated place where you can learn about different items. Whether it’s the history, facts, or unique attributes regarding a particular collectible or item, we want to give people a place to learn about the collectibles they love.”

What made you coin it The Collectionary?

“Collectionary comes from combining the words Collection and Dictionary. A fun play on words that explains what we are working on with our site and brand.”

What is your website devoted to?

“The Dictionary of Collectibles lets you join hundreds of different Collectionaries. We have expert collectors we call moderators that help us with each Collectionary to add new and cool items to the site. In fact, we would love to have more moderators willing to help out.” 

What’s the takeaway for potential customers? What can they hope to gain from perusing your site?

“We hope visitors to our site will enjoy browsing all the amazing collectibles ever created. Looking at many of the nostalgic items on the site we hope it brings back many fond memories as a child or another time in your life. We also want people to learn about Collectibles and find out where those items are for sale as we point to the different places on the internet the items are for sale.”

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Images can found here:

If you are an expert in vintage jewelry maybe you would love to become a moderator?

Please click here.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. February 6, 2014 1:34 pm

    You might like the Obsessionistas website if you haven’t already. Fascinating collections on there too!

  2. February 6, 2014 1:42 pm

    Thank you for letting me know, I’ll definitely have a look. K.

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