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Historical and valuable objects and their collection

antiquarian

adjective

relating to the study, collection, or sale of historical objects, especially old and rare books

antiquarian

noun

someone who studies, collects, or sells old books and other historical objects

antique

noun

an old object such as a piece of furniture or jewellery that is valuable because it is rare, beautiful, or well made

antiquity

noun

an object or building that existed in ancient times and still exists

artefact

noun

an object that was made a long time ago and is historically important, for example a tool or weapon

artifact

another spelling of artefact

collectable

noun

an object that you can collect as part of a set

collectable

noun

an object that is valuable because people want to own it

collection

noun

interesting or valuable objects that someone collects

collector

noun

someone who collects things for fun

collector’s item

noun

a rare or valuable object that collectors want to own

memorabilia

noun

objects that you collect because they belonged to someone famous or are connected with something that interests you

oral history

noun

the collection of recorded interviews with people about the past

relic

noun

an object from the past that has been kept

save

verb

to collect a set of things and keep them for a particular purpose

silver

noun

attractive objects, dishes, etc made from silver that people collect

trading card

noun

a small card with a picture on it, for example a picture of a famous person, that people collect

treasure

noun

a valuable object, especially a piece of art or a historical object

treasure trove

noun

a collection of valuable, interesting, or useful things

treasure trove

noun

valuable objects that someone finds buried in the ground and that no one seems to own

Victoriana

noun

objects from the Victorian period that people collect

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chicken raffle

any random process, such as a competition in which a name is drawn from a hat

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