Wikicollecting Ranks Books #8 Among Most Popular Collectibles

Books have been ranked as number 8 in our 2011 list of the world's most popular collecting categories. has released its annual list of the most popular collecting related hobbies.

The data is based on the collecting interests of 150,000 collectors in 160 countries around the world.

The 20 most popular collecting areas of 2011 are listed as:

1. Postage stamps
2. Antiques
3. Autographs
4. Memorabilia
                    a. Sports memorabilia
                    b. Music memorabilia
                    c. Space memorabilia
                    d. Film memorabilia
                    e. Royal memorabilia                  
5. Coins
6. Trading cards
7. Art
8. Books
9. Classic cars
10. Comic books
11. Medals
12. Watches
13. Breweriana
14. Furniture
15. Silver
16. Records
17. Photography
18. Figurines
19. Cigarette cards
20. Toy soldiers

The full list comprises 75 collecting categories and is available to view at

-- About Wikicollecting -- is an open-source encyclopaedia covering all areas of antiques and collectibles.

The site features pages contributed by collectors, experts, and professional dealers, as well as collecting clubs and societies. It currently has readers and contributors in more than 160 countries around the world. welcomes anyone with an interest in collecting, with the common goal of building a free reference tool for future generations of collectors.
The site also offers a free listing service to collecting related dealers and businesses, which allows them to maintain and update their own pages, free of charge.

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