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collector's item

noun
1.
an article or object of particular interest or value because of its uniqueness or scarcity.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35
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British Dictionary definitions for collector-item

collector's item

noun
1.
a thing regarded as being exquisite or rare and thus worthy of the interest of one who collects such things
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Idioms and Phrases with collector-item

collector's item

An object of great interest, value, or rarity, as in This necklace is a collector's item. Originating in the early 1900s as collector's piece, a usage still common in Britain, the term in its present form is occasionally transferred to persons as well, as in The Beach Boys became a collector's item on the tour. [ c. 1930 ]
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