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Hobbies

Collectors

This page is mainly about collectors, and the names by which they like their hobbies to be known. Like Collective Nouns and Phobias, some of these are of dubious provenance.  Most of them, naturally enough, were probably invented  by the collectors themselves, but some of them seem to indicate a need to impart an air of sophistication to what some non–devotees might regard as a pretty pointless pastime.

But another thing they have in common with Collective Nouns is that they keep coming up – so they're worth knowing.

At the bottom of the page there are a couple of references to pastimes that don't involve collecting objects as such.

If you don't find what you're looking for here – and particularly if it ends in "ology" – try Ologies.

Q: What does a(n) ... collect (or have a particular interest in)? A:
Arctophilist Click to show or hide the answer
Cartophilist Click to show or hide the answer
Cruciverbalist Click to show or hide the answer
Deltiologist Click to show or hide the answer
Fromologist Click to show or hide the answer
Fusilatelist or telegerist Click to show or hide the answer
Helixophile Click to show or hide the answer
Notaphilist Click to show or hide the answer
Numismatist Click to show or hide the answer
Philatelist Click to show or hide the answer
Philographist Click to show or hide the answer
Phillumenist Click to show or hide the answer
Succrologist Click to show or hide the answer
Tegestologist Click to show or hide the answer
Vin(i)titulist Click to show or hide the answer

Twitcher Click to show or hide the answer
Gricer Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer

Other

Stanley Gibbons & Co.'s first stamp catalogue was first published in Click to show or hide the answer
Founded in 1968 to re–enact the battles and events of the English Civil War – named after a secret Royalist society from the Interregnum Click to show or hide the answer

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