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Amateur geology

Amateur geology or rock collecting is the non-professional study and hobby of collecting rocks and minerals or fossil specimens from the natural environment. In Australia, New Zealand and Cornwall, the activities of amateur geologists are called fossicking. The first amateur geologists were prospectors looking for valuable minerals and gemstones for commercial purposes. Eventually, however, more people have been drawn to amateur geology for recreational purposes, mainly for the beauty that rocks and minerals provide.


A true antique is an item perceived as having value because of its aesthetic or historical significance, and often defined as at least 100 years old, although the term is often used loosely to describe any object that is old. An antique is usually an item that is collected or desirable because of its age, beauty, rarity, condition, utility, personal emotional connection, and/or other unique features. It is an object that represents a previous era or time period in human history. Vintage and collectible are used to describe items that are old, but do not meet the 100-year criteria. Antiques ...


The terms arenophile meaning "sand lover" and the associated arenophilia derive from the Latin arena sand and the Greek phil love.These words are not, as of 2019, included in the Oxford English Dictionary. The term Psammophile derived from two Greek words is also used, and found in the OED, but with reference to plants or animals rather than human collectors. The adjective arenophilic is used in biology, as in "arenophilic glands, the mucoid secretions of which attach sand grains.".


Automobilia is any historical artifact or collectible linked with motor cars and related areas, such as motor racing and motorsport personalities. In common usage the term is taken to specifically exclude fully or partially complete vehicles, although componentry may be termed automobilia if its ownership is primarily for memento value rather than for practical use. Artifacts included within automobilia may be highly varied in nature, ranging from those linked with motoring in a general sense to those intrinsically linked with a specific vehicle or event. Many people around the world are c ...


Beachcombing is an activity that consists of an individual "combing" the beach and the intertidal zone, looking for things of value, interest or utility. A beachcomber is a person who participates in the activity of beachcombing. Despite these general definitions, beachcombing and beachcomber are words with multiple, but related, meanings that have evolved over time.

Bicycle collecting

As with many consumer products, early bicycles were purchased solely for their usefulness or fashionableness and discarded as they wore out or were replaced by newer models. Some items were thrown into storage and survived, but many others went to the scrapyard. Decades later, those with an interest in cycling and history began to seek out older bikes, collecting different varieties. Like other forms of collecting, bike collectors can be completists or specialists, and many have extensive holdings in bike parts or literature, in addition to complete bicycles.


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  • The hobby of collecting often goes hand - in - hand with an interest in the objects collected and what they represent, for example collecting postcards may
  • Book collecting is the collecting of books, including seeking, locating, acquiring, organizing, cataloging, displaying, storing, and maintaining whatever
  • Stamp collecting is the collecting of postage stamps and related objects. It is related to philately, which is the study of stamps. It has been one of
  • several components of the collecting duct system, including the connecting tubules, cortical collecting ducts, and medullary collecting ducts. The segments
  • one - of - a - kind, in a mature market, collectables rarely prove to be a spectacular investment. Collecting List of collectables Collectable TheFreeDictionary.com
  • Topical or thematic stamp collecting is the collecting of postage stamps relating to a particular subject or concept. Topics can be almost anything, from
  • Historically, insect collecting has been widespread and was in the Victorian age a very popular educational hobby. Insect collecting has left traces in
  • the quality of the specimen. Plant collecting is an ancient practice with records of a Chinese botanist collecting roses over 5000 years ago. Herbaria
  • Record collecting is the hobby of collecting sound recordings, usually of music and or the spoken word i.e. recordings of drama, poetry, historical
  • Patch collecting or badge collecting also, scutelliphily, from Latin scutellus meaning little shield, and Greek phileein meaning to love is the hobby
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  • hobby, or profit. Fossil collecting as practiced by amateurs, is the predecessor of modern paleontology and many still collect fossils and study fossils
  • Comic book collecting is a hobby that treats comic books and related items as collectibles or artwork to be sought after and preserved. Though considerably