For many years now, I have heard the term “cross-collectible”. The real question is this: what exactly is a cross-collectible?
It actually is very simple. A cross-collectible is an item that can fit into several different types of collections. A good example of this is an enamel sign. It is a perfect fit for any sign, enamel, and advertising collector.
A great example of an enamel sign is this one for CYCLONE FENCE.
The great thing about this sign is that it doesn’t take up a ton of room no matter where you display it. You can see the sign in my Etsy shop here.
Another area that falls into cross-collecting is petroliana (or anything related to gas). I have an item that is a gas related that fits the bill as a cross-collectible, and it’s this great EL RECO paperweight.
Not only is it advertising for a gas station, it also is perfect for a desk and even a cast iron collector. You can see this great paperweight here.
There’s quite a few items that are cross-collectibles. What items have you run across?