Looking to start a new collection? Not sure what to collect? We’ve got a pretty good list to get your started, however this list will never be complete as you can literally collect anything and everything.

For some its the thrill of find. Shopping in local thrift or antique stores. Talking with other collectors. But for others it’s all about displaying the collection. Entire rooms dedicated to showing off their finds. No matter the reason humans love collecting things. Check out this list for a few ideas.

Not So Boring Items to Collect

  1. Action Figures
  2. Arrowheads
  3. Barf Bags
  4. Cameras
  5. Coin Collecting
  6. Comic Books
  7. Cork Screws
  8. Guns
  9. James Bond Toys
  10. Knives
  11. Lighters
  12. Marbles
  13. Matchbooks
  14. Pens
  15. Pencil Sharpeners
  16. Paperweights
  17. Phonographs
  18. Sewing Machines
  19. Shark Teeth
  20. Stamp Collecting
  21. Tractors
  22. Typewriters
  23. Thimbles
  24. Watches
  25. Water Nozzles

Do you have a collection not listed here? Leave a comment below and tell us all about it!

Button Collecting

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Collecting Antique Dolls

If our Toy Collection List sparked your interest--and you liked the suggestion about finding a niche--it may be that you've chosen collecting antique dolls as one of your new hobbies. It's true what they say: one person's trash is another person's treasure--and...

Collecting Gadgets

Here at we're as much of a tech freak as anyone. However there are a few elite techies out there whose hobby in life is to collect as many gadgets as possible. Here's a quick list of the top 5 gadgets any gadgeteer should own. 1....

Collecting James Bond Toys

For the true collector, the thrill is more than just acquisition; it's also in the chase. Collectors are rarely in it for the money; it's the excitement of finding the rarest, most obscure things that makes being part of the collecting hobby so much fun....

Toy Collecting

Everyone loves toys--they're shiny (well at least some of them are!), fun to play with, and they almost always have that aura of nostalgia surrounding them, inevitably reminding you of the good old days of your childhood. Yes, as a child, it's hard...

TV Shows for Collectors

In recent years, TV shows based on antiques and collectibles have really gained traction with American audience in the last few years. These shows have wide appeal to both the serious collector as well as the casual TV viewer for a few reasons. Each...

Coin Collecting

Coin collecting has been around for ages and it doesn’t look like it’s going anywhere—at least not anytime soon. Since at least the 15th century, collectors have enjoyed the satisfaction of hunting down yet another coin to add to their growing colle...

Action Figures

If antique toys aren't really your thing, my friends, do not despair! Action figure collecting can be just as fun and rewarding as collecting all those old toys--especially if you know what you're looking for! Before you begin collecting action figures,...


  1. John F Harrington sr says:

    how to clean coins

  2. how do u clesan old coins?

    • bob murrin says:

      Never clean coins. It strips away the top layer of metal. Leave them alone, if you want to know their value, bring them to an expert. If you clean them, you will lose 20-80% of their value.

  3. katie4799 says:

    i collect shells and glass figurines

  4. Dust!!!!

  5. I collect fossils, mainly shark teeth, VERY addicting

  6. Music boxes

  7. SABINA MOTEN says:


  8. Collecting antique and vintage Christmas ornaments is a very interesting hobby.

  9. I collected vintage military items.

  10. Calliope says:

    I want to start a foreign money collection, any ideas on how to get started?

  11. I collected business cards throughout the better part of my twenties. At last count I had around 4,000 cards. A lot of my friends and family knew this was a passion of mine and they would pick up cards from their travels and lives so I ended up with cards from other countries, states, etc. I live in the south U.S. and I remember I had some from Italy, Alaska,etc. My memory is fading now. I no longer have the collection because I moved once and left the box behind and found out it had been destroyed by the new tenant. Easy come, easy go, I guess!

  12. I used to collect maps.

  13. I collect Chanel makeup, perfume, and skincare

  14. christina m calzacorta says:

    i recently started collecting world curency, and am really surprised, and happy at the deversity, color, and overall beauty ive discovered since starting this hobby. there are many fine sites on line for anyone interested inthis kind of collecting. i have also collected salt and pepper shakers for most of my life and find this to be very rewarding as well.

  15. Gary Morris says:

    I collect foils from K-cups
    I cut the plastic just below the foil and keep them in coin folder sleeves.
    If anyone out there has such a hobby maybe we can one for one trade.
    Thank You,
    Gary Morris
    542 Pelletier court
    Newmarket Ontario
    Canada L3X 2N7

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  17. Gary Morris says:

    I have an unusual hobby and that is collecting the foils off of k cups .
    I’ve over 539 different foils.
    I do not pierce the K cup foil.
    I cut the plastic just below the foils then I put the contents of the K cup into a a special container that fits into my Keurig .
    I’ve a container that I put the coffee grinds into a compost heap and I save the plastic when I have enough I take it to get recycle centre.
    If you collect, k cup foils drop me a line.
    Thank you
    Gary morris
    542 Pelletier Court
    Newmarket Ontario
    Canada L3X 2N7

  18. I collect Christmas Tree Pins from antiques, vintage and new. If I get tired of the collection, they go in the back of my closet and when I am interested, I bring them back out. I am still kind of new and pins can get expensive if signed and no stones missing from the settings.

  19. I have been collecting research data for several years now. I convert the research files into PDF format. My collection is expanding over the course of time. The good thing about my collection is the fact that it does not take up much physical space at all.

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  20. Mario Casingena says:

    I do collect holy medals and now the collection is running in thousands of pieces in various metals and believes, or rather churches. Much priced are the intriguing pieces that come by ie finding the message that such tend to convey. Lately I came across a heart shaped medal from a church known as “The Emmanuel Office” of London. Till know I have not been able to trace the origin of this particular medal. Other medals have been the work of artists and like the Miraculous Medal, original of which carries the name of Adriene Vaschette, as the original designer. Here followed an endless number of variations of the Miraculous Medal. Medals can be found anywhere in a old box of nuts and bolts, or jars there can be that little piece of medal that just for keep sake instead of tossing away in the garbage. Well it is an endless exercise and am working on the idea of an exhibition with perhaps a short catalogue. In my opinion holy medals are on the way out as religious believe is not the main drive for the average human.
    I love to share this interest so you are welcome on my facebook: mario casingena facebook
    or might share some words by email : OR

  21. Mario Casingena says:

    Stamps is a wide topic, and restricting this to a particular country like in my case MALTA is extremely interesting. A way of learning history and the possibility is endless.

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  25. It doesn’t take much room to keep a post card collection.
    people don’t usually send them any more, but they are always for sale at tourist places.
    I have one from almost every state, and many countries too.
    When I go somewhere and I feel like I want a souveneir, I buy a post card because they are cheap.
    Oh, I also buy refrigerator magnets!


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