Celebrate the Florida Museum’s 34th Collectors Day Saturday

January 11th, 2013

Editors: A list of collections follows this release. For more information, including contact information for collectors willing to speak with the media, please contact Paul Ramey, pramey@flmnh.ufl.edu.

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PEZ dispensers are one of the many collections to be displayed during the Florida Museum’s 34th Collectors Day Saturday Jan. 12.
Photo by Jeff Gage

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida Museum of Natural History visitors will be able to explore a variety of more than 70 collections during its 34thCollectors Day Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This free event allows visitors to speak with collectors and learn more about the history and context of their collections.

“This is a unique event that you can honestly say you will find something you like,” said Florida Museum education assistant Tiffany Ireland. “The collections include Corvettes, sports items, ice cream and Beatles memorabilia, vintage ads, antique tools, dolls, swizzle sticks and much more.”

Last year’s event attracted more than 2,600 visitors. Collectors Day is the Florida Museum’s longest-running and one of its most popular public programs. For more information call (352) 273-2061.


Writer: Laura Caicedo
Media contact: Paul Ramey, 352-273-2054, pramey@flmnh.ufl.edu

2013 Collectors Day Collections
Abrahamic Books, Tanakh, Bibles and Qur’ans
Antique and Primitive Tools
Antique Microscopes
Antique Stereoviews
Brass Music Boxes
Brass Toasting Forks
Business Cards
Chess Sets
Coca-Cola Memorabilia
Cupcake Liners
Disney items
Fighter Ace Art
Fire/Rescue Collectibles and Items
Floaty Pens
Frog Collectibles
Gator Figurines
Harry Potter
Ice Cream Memorabilia
James Bond 007
James Bond Posters
Lego Cars and Vehicles
Manatee Memorabilia
Miniature Shoes
Mouse Pads
NASA Memorabilia
Peanuts Memorabilia
PEZ and Penguins
Plastic Models
Potato Mashers
R/C Models
Salt-N-Pepper Shakers
Salt-N-Pepper Shakers
Santas and Snails
Science Collections
Slide Rules
Snuff Boxes and Bottles
Souvenir Spoons From Around the World
Space Themed Legos
Space Themed Legos
Spanish-American War Uniforms
Sports Memorabilia
Star Trek
Star Wars Toys
Swizzle Sticks
Swizzle Sticks
The Simpsons
Tinker Bell Fairies
Titanic Memorabilia
Toy Cars
Turkey Calls
U.S. Pre-WWII Ice Cream Cartons
Vintage Products and Ads
WWII US Army Air Corps, WWII Japanese Air Force