Collections and Collecting
aerophilately the collecting of airmail stamps. ana a collection of memoirs, anecdotes, etc.; a miscellany. anthology a collection of writings by various authors. —anthologist, n. arctophilist a collector of teddy bears. argyrothecology the collecting of money boxes, as those found in churches or on dispensing machines. bestiary a collection of fables, intended to teach a moral lesson, in which the characters are real or imaginary animals. bibliophilism, bibliophily zeal for collecting books. brandophily the collecting of cigar bands. Also called cigrinophily. cagophily the collecting of keys. cartophily the collecting of cigarette or chewing gum cards depicting famous people, baseball players, etc. chrestomathy 1. a collection of literary selections, especially in a foreign language, as an aid to learning. 2. a collection of literary selections from one author. —chrestomathie, adj. cigrinophily brandophily. conchology 1. the collecting of shells. 2. the branch of zoology that studies shells. —conchologist, n. copoclephily the collecting of key rings containing advertising. —copoclephile, n. cumyxaphily the collecting of matchboxes. curiosa a collection of oddities and rarities, especially books, often pornographic. deltiology the collecting of picture postcards. discophily the collecting of phonograph records. doxography the collection and compiling of extracts from ancient Greek philosophers, to which editorial comments are added. —doxographer, n. —doxographic, adj. errinophily the collecting of stamps other than postage stamps, as revenue or tax stamps. esoterica a collection of items of special, rare, or unusual interest, often pornographic. florilegium 1. an anthology or collection of brief extracts or writings. 2. an anthology of good writing from the best writers for imitation. Hebraica a collection of Hebrew materials, usually literary or historical. herbalism 1. the science or art of collecting and dispensing herbs, chiefly medicinal. 2. Obsolete, botany. —herbalist, n. homologumena, homologoumena the collection of books from the New Testament recognized from the earlier period of the Christian church as authoritative and canonical. hostelaphily Brit. the collecting of outdoor signs from inns. iconophilist a person who collects pictures, as prints, engravings, lithographs, etc. Judaica a collection of literary or historical materials relating to Judaism or the Jews. labeorphily the collecting of beer-bottle labels. —labeorphilist, n. —labeorphile, n. laclabphily the collecting of cheese labels. legenda Obsolete, a collection of materials that may be or are to be read, usually for spiritual or moral edification. legendary 1. a compilation of legends. 2. a collection of the lives of the saints. Lincolniana objects, books, letters, sayings, etc. connected with Abraham Lincoln. memorabilia a formal collection of written accounts about matters or events worthy to be remembered. memoranda an informal collection of data to be remembered or preserved. militaria a collection of objects or materials illustrating military history. miscellany a varied collection, particularly a collection of literary works, extracts, fragments, etc., in book form. —miscellaneous, adj. museology the science of collecting and arranging objects for museums. —museologist, n. notaphily the collecting of bank notes. numismatics the collecting and study of coins or medals. Also called numismatology. —numismatist, n. numismatography the part of numismatics concerned with the description of coins. —numismatographer, n. —numismatographic, adj. omnium-gatherum a miscellany or medley. philately the collecting of postage stamps. — philatelist, n. phillumeny the collecting of matchbox labels and matchbook covers. — phillumenist, n. philometry a specialty within philately involving the collecting of flrst-day covers. phonophily the collecting of phonograph records. —phonophile, n. planganology the collecting of dolls. —planganologist, n. tegestology the collecting of cardboard beer coasters. —tegestologist, n. timbrology Archaic. philately. timbromania a mania for collecting postage stamps. tyrosemiophily the collecting of Camembert cheese labels. vecturist a collector of tokens used in buses and subways. vexillology the collecting of flags or banners. —vexillologist, n.