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Created to be collected

bidorbuy is the best place to find die cast models, collectable toys, movie posters, metal signs, and other manufactured collectables.

The beauty of the globe

world globes

World globes, also known as terrestrial gloves, are attractive even to non-collectors, because they add style to any room.

Tips for vinyl collectors

Vinyls are quite popular these days, having made a come-back in recent years. Move over coins and stamps, vinyl collecting is the new kid in town! There are many great places you can find quality vinyl records at great prices. This blog post is here to lend some help and useful tips for new vinyl […]

How to collect wrist watches

collectible wrist warches

Whether you already possess a few wrist watches or have decided to start a collection from scratch, there are same rules of wrist-watch collecting.

Collecting glass paperweights

glass paperweights

The key to developing a good collection is knowledge, patience, and – above all – the delight it brings you.

Firearm collecting

Humans have been collecting things ever since time began – a particularly interesting stone, deer antlers or valuable furs. But the key essence of collecting is that you start off with one item, then soon the ‘one is not enough’ syndrome strikes you and you add a similar item. And so it goes until – […]

How to clean your porcelain doll collection

  Starting a porcelain doll collection is fun and easy. However, keeping the collection clean can sometimes be a problem. It is not complicated, but it is a process that will require patience and gentle handling, taking care not to erase the drawn-on features, break the doll or do anything to devalue the collectables.   Here are […]

The 2013 Johannesburg Coin Show

Join the South African Mint at the one-day Johannesburg Coin Show, to be held at the Michelangelo Hotel in Sandton on Sunday 14 July 2013 from 10AM to 4PM.   This is the biggest annual gathering of South African numismatist.  A variety of rare and collectable coins, medals and notes will be on display and […]

The Mandela treasure

Every once in a while a truly unique, one-of-a-kind, item finds it’s way onto bidorbuy for sale. February 20 – 2013 – was one such day. That’s when an amazing listing opened on the site: the so-called Mandela treasure.

The collectable world

Strangely enough, at the time we conducted a keyword search for items with the attribute collectable or collectible, the bidorbuy search engine returned a page with only about 800 listings. What, bidorbuy.co.za, South Africa’s largest marketplace and the true treasure trove of collectibles, can only offer a measly eight hundred-odd items?! Things look a little […]