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COLLECTORS

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Names for Collectors

and a quiz to see how
many you know

Collecting is popular hobby (or in some
cases obsession or addiction).  Many people collect a variety of
different things, the most popular of which are then given names but most of
these are not recognised or authenticated by official sources as can be seen

here
.

Some of the terms for these collectors
are quite well used and, therefore, widely known, however, others are more
obscure.

How many do you think you know? 
Test your knowledge with this fun page –

What do you call a collector of:-

1: 
Beermats?                                                                         

2:  Cigarette cards?
                                                             

3:  Butterflies and moths?
                                                    

4:  Postage stamps?                                                             

5:  Teddybears?                                                                    

6:   Porcelain                                                                          

7:  
Banknotes?                                                                      

8:   Shells?                                                                             

9:   Books?                                                                            

10:  Matches, match
boxes or match books?                        

11:  Works of art or
curios?                                                    

12:   Records
(i.e. Music)?                                                     
 

13:  Book
Illustrations/engravings?                                        

14:   Birds’
eggs?
                                                                  

15:  
Proverbs?
                                                                     

16:   Keyrings?                                                                      

17:  
Bookplates?                                                                  

18:  
Postcards
                                                                     

19:   Coins?                                                                           

20:   
Moneyboxes? *                                                            

*
Kindly sent in by Rod Weir.

The
following very comprehensive list has been supplied by Bill Turnbull
with individual additions from other contributors.


Ambulist

Walking sticks


Brolliologist

Umbrellas

Cagophilist

Keys

Cartomaniac

Maps
CochlearistSpoons                                                                              
Andre Mirley


Comiconomenclaturist

Funny names such as Shanda
Lear
, Iris Chew, Nora
Bone etc

Conchologist

Shells


Cumyxaphilist

Match boxes

Digitabulist

Thimbles

Discophilist

Gramophone records


Errinophilist

Collecting all kinds of stamps
except postage stamps

Fromologist

Cheese labels

Fusilatelist

Phone cards

Gnomologist

Sayings,


maxims


Grabatologist

Ties


Helixophilist

Corkscrews


Infulaphilist

Cigar bands


Labeorphilist

Beer bottles

Labologists

Beer bottle labels

Logogriphist
Cruciverbalist

Crossword puzzles
MemomagnetistFridge
Magnets                                                         
           
Dan Bollinger

Notaphilist

Banknotes and cheques

Numismatist

Medals and coins

Oologist

Bird’s eggs
PalaeontologistFossils

Pernalogist

Pearls


Philographist

Autographs


Plangonologist

Dolls

Pucillovist

Egg cups

Rhabdophilist
Walking Sticks

Daniel
Tracey
contributed this very interesting term and
was kind enough to provide some additional information –

From the Greek “rhabdos” rod. The
Concise English Dictionary (Hayward and Sparkes)gives “rhabdoid,rhabdoidal”
rod like and “rhabdology” .

 

RhykenologistPlanes (wood working
tool)                                           
 Jim Jakosh


Scripophilist

Bonds and Share certificates


Scutelliphilist

Badges and patches


Sphragistiphist

Seals and signet rings

Sucrologist

Sugar packets
ToxophilistBows and arrows

Steve Philpott


Although I could
find one reference confirming this, I also found several
others which seemed to indicate that a ‘toxophilist’ is, in
fact, someone who is a devotee of archery.


Vecturist

Transport tokens

Velologist

Car Tax Discs


Vexillologist

Flags
 

Gricer

Train spotter

Pharologist

Light Houses



Susan Spicer-McGarry

comments as follows:-

I am an
passionate collector of sea glass and beach found pottery shards,
and I maintain friendships with other collectors with the same
passion all over the world. As collectors of sea glass and beach
found pottery shards we lack a proper “ology”. After a little
research, I thought these worked well. 


Vitrumarisology

– collector of sea glass.

(Vitrum
– Latin for glass; Maris – Latin for sea translates to glass
– sea) 

OR

 Marisvitrumology
(translates to sea – glass)?


Fractatestaology

– Collector of pottery shards found on the beach


(Fracta – Latin for broken; testa – Latin for pot)

 


 


The Latin translation of 
militiludibriology (mil·i·til·u·di·bri·ol·o·gy)
or the 
study
of toy soldiers
 
is
the creation of Richard H. Carson, a doctoral student of
organizational psychology at Washington State University and
webmaster of
http://www.carsoncollection.org/
 


The Latin for toy soldiers is militi ludibrio. The
pronounciation of the study is militi – di-bri-ology or /miləˌteˌdeˌbiˌäləjē/.

 


Can you think of any others?  Send
them to us on
june@hintsandthings.co.uk