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A golf collectible (or golf collectable) is a manufactured item designed for golfers and others to collect. Strictly speaking, golf collectibles are specifically created for the purpose of collecting. In this respect, they are distinguishable from other subjects of collections, which may also include objects
manufactured for purposes other than collecting (e.g. stamps, signed golf balls). The earliest golf collectibles were included as incentives with other products. Popular items developed a secondary market and sometimes became the subject of "collectible crazes". Eventually many collectible items came to be sold separately, instead of being used as marketing tools to increase the appeal of other products.
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Golf memorabilia (objects that is treasured for its memories, golf antiques and golf art are sometimes included within the definition of golf collectibles, as well.
Golf memorabilia, for example, are valued for a connection to a historical golf event, course or player. Such items include publicity photographs, posters, golf-related merchandise, and other, often-licensed, items.
Golf antiques, most of the time, were not specifically designed for the purpose of collecting, at the time they were manufactured. They include valuable, ancient pieces of equipment or art.
Occasionally, a series of circumstances will take place that result in an item from a collectible series becoming exceptionally valuable. These objects are referred to as collector's items due to their rarity, and these objects have occasionally been valuable enough to be sold for substantial amounts of money.
To encourage collecting, manufacturers have now created entire series of golf merchandise and gift ideas with golf accents, which may form the subject of separate collections, as well.
Antique Golf Collectibles:
A Price and Reference Guide (Antique Golf Collectibles)
by Chuck Furjanic
The Vintage Era of Golf Club Collectibles:
Identification & Value Guide (Hardcover)
by Ronald O. John