Unique Collectibles to Show Off Your Passions
One of the things that makes people unique is diversity of passions. Whether it's family, history, popular culture or sports, there are many things that inspire us and motivate us to share our love. This is why The Bradford Exchange offers a wide selection of collectibles to enjoy and express your love. Here are a few examples:
Unearth History with Rare Coins and Collections
Digging into the past is a fascinating activity for many people. What if it uncovered a wealth of collectible treasures documenting key events from history and honoring America's milestones? Offered in exclusive presentations from The Bradford Exchange Mint, our commemorative coins and coin collections allow enthusiasts to do just that.
Movie Collectibles Bring Hollywood to You
Whether you are anxiously awaiting a new MARVEL release, a long-time Disney devotee or under the spell of HARRY POTTER, we have some fantastic collectibles you are sure to find compelling. Our Disney collectibles capture the enchantment of movies like "Aladdin" and "The Lion King" in magical keepsakes including musical glitter globes and wall clocks. Plus, "Disney Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas" has inspired many of our creations, featuring Jack Skellington, Sally and other favorite denizens of Halloween Town. If it's superhero action that gets your adrenaline pumping, our MARVEL collectibles are sure to deliver, touting the likes of IRON MAN, SPIDER-MAN, BLACK PANTHER and CAPTAIN AMERICA in officially-licensed tributes you'll be thrilled to show off.
Sports Collectibles and Memorabilia Cheer Your Teams
When it comes to sports collectibles, you can expect a win when you shop with us. We offer dynamic memorabilia from every professional sport, including MLB, NFL, NHL® and NBA. We even have college sports collectibles and NASCAR too! Just imagine your fan cave all decked out! Championing your favorite team is not only easy, it's an exciting way to bring the thrill of sports home.
We invite you to explore our entire selection of collectibles, from Thomas Kinkade treasures to military salutes. This is where collectible dreams really do come true. Shop Now!
Frequently Asked Questions
Both spellings of the word are correct. It just depends on where you live. If you are in the U.S., most people spell it "collectible". Regardless of how you spell the word, you should know The Bradford Exchange offers a wide selection of unique and one-of-a-kind collectibles (or collectables) we think you're going to love.
We find that the true benefits of investing in collectibles come from personal satisfaction, nurturing passion, and bringing joy to your home. We are all unique, and with that comes a variety of interests. We strive to create original art-based collectibles celebrating a wide range of different passions and interests so that collectors can surround themselves with things that make them happy and show off what they love.
There is certainly a very clear distinction that can be made between collectibles and toys. While toys are made primarily to be played with by children, collectibles are created for adults to display and enjoy, just like the many choices available here. Of course, toys can eventually become collectibles. Particularly antique toys, due to their age and rarity. But by the time toys have matured into their collectible stage, any interest by children has sufficiently waned.
People collect many things but that doesn't make them collectibles. Toy figurines and action figures are very popular and collected by kids all over the world. However, they are not very "collectible," as they are often mass produced, hurriedly made at a low cost and don't last very long. This makes a lot of sense considering they are primarily created to be playthings for children. True collectibles are typically artistic, high-quality items with a focus on craftsmanship and passionate interests. These can usually last a lifetime as opposed to the brief existence of an action figure.
For most collectibles we recommend dusting with a soft cloth, a small makeup brush, or using spray designed for computer keyboards, which emits puffs of air to remove dust particles from small spaces.
Porcelain items may be cleaned with a mild soap-and-water solution, then rinsed in clear water and dried by hand. However, if they are decorated with simulated jewels, fabric or leather, they should be hand dusted only.
Limited-edition collector plates are for display purposes only. They should never be used for serving food because of the rare metallic pigments fired into the plates for color fidelity.
Never wash any of your fine collectibles in a dishwasher. Avoid placing your collectibles in direct sunlight for long periods of time, and always handle them with care.