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collector's item

Syllabification: col·lec·tor's i·tem

Definition of collector's item in English:

noun

An object of interest to collectors, especially because it is rare, beautiful, or associated with someone famous.
Example sentences
  • The Association of Model Exhibitors is displaying collectors' items such as cars, railways, doll's houses and wind-up gramophones.
  • Old quilts became collectors' items, valued for their skill, design and history.
  • At more than 800 pages, it is destined to become a collector's item of extraordinary value, not least because the print run is limited to 10,000 copies.

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