Collectibles, Items intended to be collected 

Collectibles, Items intended to be saved and collected

The the world of collecting CollectAbles with an A and CollectIbles with an I are often confused. In many cases used interchangeability both correctily and incorrectily.

Collectibles are trinkets that were produced for the primary purpose of feeding the collectable market. Collectables on the other hand are every day items that were produced for a reason and later have become collectable.

As a general rule, collectibles are often trade show or advertising give-aways. Collectibles include T-shirts, hats, pens, keychains, mugs. You find much of the same stuff that can be found at any tourist trap.

Collectables on the other hand describes just about anything that could or would show up on a collectors or dealors table at a swap meet, including just about every kind of "Old" or "Rare" Collectible.

Early Chip Keyring
Early Chip Keyring

Highlight for Album: Think Plaque
Album: Think Plaque

There are a lot of THINK signs to think about.
Last change: 02/17/07
Contains: 26 items*

Highlight for Album: Commemoratives & Awards
Album: Commemoratives & Awards
Last change: 02/17/07
Contains: 16 items

Highlight for Album: IBM Think Notepads
Album: IBM Think Notepads
Last change: 02/17/07
Contains: 4 items

Highlight for Album: George Brett Kansas City Royals Item from IBM
Album: George Brett Kansas City Royals Item from IBM
Last change: 02/17/07
Contains: 5 items

IBM lucite paperweight, Apollo/Saturn
IBM lucite paperweight, Apollo/Saturn

1940 IBM songbook SONGS OF THE IBM
1940 IBM songbook SONGS OF THE IBM

IBM paperweight, Rare German Collectible
IBM paperweight, Rare German Collectible

IBM paperweight, Sphere CPU components.
IBM paperweight, Sphere CPU components.

IBM PC Charlie Chaplain Badge
IBM PC Charlie Chaplain Badge

Highlight for Album: 1969 IBM Apollo 11 wheel chart promo item
Album: 1969 IBM Apollo 11 wheel chart promo item
Last change: 02/17/07
Contains: 2 items

IBM EMPLOYEE PENCIL CUP HOLDER METRIC CONVERTER with ThirteenStriper
IBM EMPLOYEE PENCIL CUP HOLDER METRIC CONVERTER with ThirteenStriper

IBM 3480 Magnetic Tape Subsystem Coaster
IBM 3480 Magnetic Tape Subsystem Coaster

Highlight for Album: VINTAGE IBM 3480 COASTER
Album: VINTAGE IBM 3480 COASTER
Last change: 02/17/07
Contains: 3 items

Highlight for Album: IBM System Mfg ACPX Module Circuit Sample
Album: IBM System Mfg ACPX Module Circuit Sample
Last change: 02/17/07
Contains: 5 items*

French keychain IBM metre gadget
French keychain IBM metre gadget

Highlight for Album: IBM Paperweight Selectric Scribe 12 Cartridge
Album: IBM Paperweight Selectric Scribe 12 Cartridge
Last change: 02/17/07
Contains: 5 items

Highlight for Album: Computer House of Cards by Charles Eames
Album: Computer House of Cards by Charles Eames
Last change: 02/17/07
Contains: 5 items

IBM Paperweight Vintage 70's / 80's DASD Film Head - Sold Dec 2005 ~$90
IBM Paperweight Vintage 70's / 80's DASD Film Head - Sold Dec 2005 ~$90

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