What's in a Name? Collector Nomenclature

What's in a Name? Collector Nomenclature

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Tara Bellucci
Sep 27, 2011

We all know bibliophiles collect books. You may even know that philatelists collect stamps. But what do tegestologists and oologists collect? Here's a collection of strange and wonderful names for collectors.

Aerophilatelist: Air Mail Stamps
Arctophilist: Teddy Bears
Brolliologist: Umbrellas
Conchologist: Shells
Deltiologist: Postcards
Digitabulist: Thimbles
Grabatologist: Neckties
Helixophilist: Corkscrews
Infulaphilist: Cigar Bands
Lepidopterist: Moths & Butterflies
Oologist: Bird's Eggs
Phillumenist: Matches/Match books
Planganologist: Dolls
Sucrologist: Sugar Packets
Tegestologist: Coasters
Vexillologist: Flags

Know any others? Add them in the comments!

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