What to Call People Who Collect Sugar Packets and Other Odd Objects

You may have your own odd collections, but only the extremely dedicated will probably refer to themselves by the more official names that these collections confer. From military awards to sugar packets, here are what to call people who collect these objects, both common and obscure. While some of these names are commonly known, many are complete novelties -sometimes even to people who collect these items!

Arctophile:

someone who collects teddy bears

Arenophile:

a collector of sand samples from around the world

Brandophilist:

someone who collects paper cigar bands

Cartophilist:

someone who collects cigarette cards

Conchologist:

a collector of seashells and other shells

Deltiologist:

a person who collects postcards

Digitabulist:

a collector of thimbles

Discophile:

someone who collects vinyl records, CDs, and/or phonograph records

Errinophilist:

someone who collects any kind of stamp besides postage stamps, the latter of which are referred to as philatelists

Exlibrist:

a person who collects bookplates

Falerist:

a collector of medals, badges, and awards- military or otherwise

Grabatologist:

someone who collects neckties

Horologist:

someone who repairs and/or collects clocks and watches, often these two go hand in hand

Labeorphilist:

a collector of beer bottles

Lotologist:

someone who collects lottery tickets

Memomagnetist:

a person who collects refrigerator magnets

Militiludibriologist:

someone who collects toy soldiers

Numistatist:

a coin collector

Pernalogist:

someone who collects pearls

Phillumenist:

someone who collects matchbooks, match safes, and vestas

Plangonologist:

a doll collector

Rhabdophilist:

someone who makes and/or collects walking sticks; also referred to as an ambulist

Sucrologist:

a collector of sugar packets

Vexillologist:

someone who studies and collects flags

Virtuoso:

a collector of curio cabinets and their contents; the word is often used to mean a prodigy of music or art, but also refers to avid collectors as well

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