The Prehistoric Life Collectibles Digest is a virtual collectibles guide which provides photos, checklists, and summary information about a variety of ephemera (i.e., paper items) which depict dinosaurs and other extinct life. More specifically, this site emphasizes the items I use to collect including cards, stickers, inserts/cutouts from food, candy, snack, tobacco, & bread packaging, collector albums for cards & stickers, education & game cards, POGS/ milk caps, cigar bands, matchbox labels, non-postal stamps (e.g., Sinclair), novelties (e.g., valentines), toy inserts (e.g., cards, stickers, and papers included with toys/figures) as well as advertising materials such as posters and magazine/newspaper ads which show the collectibles (e.g., cards, albums) in the ad.
There are a few types of collectibles which are noticeably missing from the aforementioned list such as post cards, philately (e.g., postal stamp-related material like stamps & covers), phone cards, and lobby cards. These were originally excluded based on financial limitations and the understanding that these types of collectibles encompass a tremendous amount of material which I did not feel I could realistically collect.
DO YOU HAVE INFORMATION TO SHARE? The world of prehistoric animal collectibles is huge and the content of The Dinosaur Fan only scratches the surface of what collectibles exists. If you have information (e.g., images, checklists, descriptions/information, trivia) about prehistoric animal-related collectibles including those that I did collect and/or those that I did not (e.g., post cards, philately ) which you would be willing to share, I'll gladly publish it and give you credit on the webpage upon which the data is presented. If you are interested in sharing information with The Dinosaur Fan readers, please contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.