Collecting vintage, Vintage style

List of vintage collections

Ever thought about getting a hobby? Thought about starting a collection. To me collecting is a rewarding hobby indeed. And it seems many people see it the same way. When looking into the field of collecting it seems that there are one or more collectors out there. Today we find each other through the power of the Internet. In this article I want to shine some light on the different Collections out there.

It is hard to make a list based on the popularity of the collected items so I will create three separate lists in alphabetic order. The first lists will contain the hottest fields of collecting. The second list will contain collections that are popular for very long time and probably will be in future. The last list will contain the more obscure or less known fields of collecting. I can see this is being a work in progress, so I will be adding to and shifting between lists over time. Addition’s from readers highly appreciated.

Hottest collections list

Here is a list of vintages stuff that is collectable for not that long, is fast becoming popular or is a still fast growing field of collecting. When you see stuff sell that you used to own for incredible prices, it should be on this list.

  • Board gamesvintage cameras
  • Cameras / video cameras (see our article of vintage camera collection)
  • Card games (incl. Poker, Pokemon, etc)
  • Clothing (Denim /Jeans)
  • Coffee related items
  • Comic books and characters
  • Computers
  • Game consoles
  • HiFi equipment
  • Kitchenware
  • Music tapes & walkmans
  • Phones and early cell phones
  • Plastic toys (Lego and Playmobil)
  • Poker items (card sets / tokens)
  • Skateboards
  • Sunglasses
  • Wrist watches (check out


Popular collections through time list

On this list you will find items you probably know that are collectable. These things are collectable for a long time (losing and gaining popularity but always remain) and will probably be collectable in the future as well.

  • Advertising
  • Artwork
  • Beer related items, read our article on beer mugs.
  • Bicycles
  • Books
  • Carnival articles
  • Classic carsvintage watches
  • Clocks
  • Coins
  • Construction toys of metal and wood
  • Crafts related items
  • Design items
  • Dolls / Doll houses
  • Figurines
  • Firearms
  • Firefighter related items
  • Fishing / hunting items
  • Free give-aways (McDonalds toys and sugar bags)
  • Furniture
  • Gazoline items
  • Gamble / Fruit machines
  • Hand tools
  • Jewelry
  • Keychains
  • Lighters
  • Lighting
  • Liquor and related items
  • Magazines
  • Memorabilia of all sorts
  • Military related items
  • Militarily toys
  • Motorcycles
  • Movie related items
  • Perfume bottles
  • Pins
  • Playing cards
  • Pocket watches
  • Railroads attributes
  • Roadsigns
  • Scale models
  • Silver items
  • Smoking related items
  • Soap
  • Soft Drink related items (Coca-Cola)
  • Sports items
  • Stamps
  • Steam related items
  • Technical equipment
  • Teddy bears
  • Television series related items
  • Toy soldiers
  • Tin mechanical toys
  • Vinyl records
  • Wines
  • Whisky and related items
  • Wrist watches


Obscure and less know collections

This is a list of stuff you probably did not know was collectable at all. In some cases they are just to strange to be collectable for a large group of people and some collections are popular in only a few countries. Help me out on this one please!

  • Antique toys
  • Ballpoints / pens
  • Bakelite items
  • Bicycle accessories
  • Canes
  • Corkscrews
  • Cutlery
  • Dead animals / insects / plants
  • Photographs and frames
  • Fountain pens
  • Handmade wooden toys
  • Insulators
  • Juke boxes
  • Light exposure meters, check out our article on exposure meters.
  • Lunch boxes
  • Magic items
  • Marbles
  • Medical and quackery related items
  • Slide rules
  • Staplers
  • Steam toys
  • Thermometers
  • Toy Robots
  • VooDoo related articles


vintage insulators

Collection of vintage glass telegraph pole insulators


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