What is a Collectible?
Basically, a collectible is an item with value that someone takes the time to collect.
Collectibles are the things your parents, you and your children have played with and lived with.
Ask a collector and you'll get an in-depth answer on the feelings that are evoked, perhaps the investment made or the quest to find their stuff. Although collectors always hope their collections will increase in value, that's not why they started their collection.
At a recently gathering of authors and experts on antiques and collectibles A question was asked "What is your definition of a collectible?"
A piece of a person's personal history that holds a special place in their heart.
Dean Jutilla, eBay
Something you can't get enough of. You get one, you gotta have more.
Brent Feigner, Playthings
A collectible is something made between 1963 - 1980.
Harry Rinker, Rinker Enterprises
You own more than two of something that you have no use for.
Denise, Doll Collecting on About
Something that brings you happiness.
Susan Peterson, Peterson Consulting
Part of a group of something that I want to own.
Peggy Kinstler, Informart
A collectible is anything that is non-essential that someone wants more than one of.
Linda Kruger, Collector's News
Collectibles are things you collect.
Jim Tucker, Antiques & Collectibles National Association
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