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Collectibles by Year
 
"Eventually, a collection ceases to be a personal indulgence and assumes its own identity. In fact, it becomes a thing in its own right - rather like Frankenstein's monster."
Howard Hodgkin in ARTNews, Summer 2000
 
This section of The Dinosaur Fan presents sets by the year in which they were issued and/or by their copyright date. If the year is an approximation, there will be a “c” for “circa” preceding the year (e.g., c 1988). Sets without a date will show a blank or 'tbd' in place of the date.
 
Use caution; check the data before you use it. NOTE: the information presented throughout this website has NOT been reviewed by any person or organization. All information has been gathered and/or synthesized by me. I am doing my best to provide accurate data however, if you use material from this website for any reason, I would advise you do so with EXTREME CAUTION as there is a good chance that omissions, errors and/or outdated information may exist.
 
Current Collectibles Record Totals
# of Sets# of Items
2,853118,714
 
 
Set Counts by Year
ProductQty. of Sets
Pre-1900's7
1900's8
1910's23
1920's34
1930's51
1940's18
1950's53
1960's103
1970's89
1980's187
1990's777
2000's362
2010's374
Undetermined767
 
Item Counts by Year
ProductQty. of Items
 13
Pre-1900's44
1900's160
1910's613
1920's402
1930's2,970
1940's510
1950's2,911
1960's4,987
1970's4,185
1980's5,842
1990's29,781
2000's15,159
2010's24,262
Undetermined26,875
 

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