Is it Collectables or Collectibles?

The team discusses one of the biggest topics in antiques!

This is one of the great debates in antiques and 1/2 our team naturally use more common spelling, whilst the other 1/2 use the technically correct version. 

So which is right?

Let's refer the ever reliable Oxford English Dictionary:



(also collectible)> Adjective 1 (often collectible) (of an item) worth collecting; of interest to a collector.

2 able to be collected: a hire car, collectable on your arrival.

>noun (usu. collectibles) an item valued and sought by collectors. 



Therefore collect-i-bles is technically correct, so going forward that is what we will try to use - however we're not pedantic enough to fire anyone if they slip up! We just love old stuff.

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