How Do You Track Your Collection ?


Many of us track our collections in various ways.
At Crystal Fanatics Club (CFC), many of us use available spreadsheets and databases to keep up with our growing collections. And, Information is a vital component of tracking our collections.
In our FABULOUS CFC Photo Galleries, there are more than 10,000 unique Photos in Full Color, many contributed by our very own members from their private collections.
All the Photos in our Swarovski Crystal Collections Gallery include just about every issue Swarovski has ever produced, along with all the corresponding information for each photo (if known) to track your collection.

The cost for CFC Membership: $29.95 yearly – period; the Photo Galleries are included Free of Charge.

Published Books – they more or less contain the same information, except the current values are highly inflated and do not accurately reflect the real current values in the marketplace, and the product descriptions are extremely brief. You need 2 books that still do not include nearly all the issues. They are heavy and bulky, and indexed poorly.

The Costs are Significantly More
Individual books start at $75 ea + postage for black and white editions, and $150 ea for color editions.  An online alternative includes subscriptions to a Swarovski database.  Annual subscriptions begin at $40 a year.

The ‘books’ are re-published  each year with the same information you already have and then updated with the new issues and those that retired the year of publication.
One of the two books published contain mediocre (in our opinion) photos with information for approximately 1300 Swarovski collectibles.

There are other books out there that feature Swarovski Crystal, ie.,from the Collectors Information Bureau, Dean Genth’s Swarovski Crystal, etc., but they do not offer the ability to completely track your collection with the information needed to do so.

Comparison:
CFC – $29.95 for thousands and thousands of Full Color Photos
Books – $75 each (x 2) for B&W yearly; $150
each (x 2)  in Full Color yearly + postage for approximately 1300 photos in each book.

So how would you obtain the information necessary to track your collection ??

It’s a no brainer!

CFC is not a ‘commercial’ site. We are not in it for the money – Our minimal membership fee ‘helps’ to defray the cost for hosting and maintaining a website FOR Collectors of Swarovski Crystal.

COME JOIN Us! We offer lots, lots MORE on our CFC Website……….

  • ALWAYS FIRST with Breaking Swarovski NEWS
  • A “Community” of Avid, Friendly, Informative Collectors from Around the World
  • 6 Bulletin Boards FULL of Information
  • Weekly CHATS Brought to You by our very own CFC Members
  • A Calendar denoting Important Swarovski and CFC Events
  • Discounted Collectible Insurance for U.S. Members
  • and, of course, Our FABULOUS CFC Photo Galleries

You’ll receive a Warm Welcome from our Crystal Fanatics!
http://www.CrystalFanaticsClub.com
FOR Collectors of Swarovski Crystal

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5 thoughts on “How Do You Track Your Collection ?

  1. Nan says:

    I am not a very active member of CFC but I have made a couple of great friends through being a member of CFC. Also I have gained a lot more knowledge from the CFC website than I could have got from books.

  2. Robert says:

    One big advantage that I have found by joining CFC rather than investing in out of date and inaccurate annual books,is that through my membership of CFC I now have some very good friends in different parts of the world from the USA to Australia, that I would never have had if I was using annual books for information about my Swarovski collection

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  5. swancrazy says:

    CFC wins hands down, not only a fabulous source of information and FIRST with the news and photo’s but it’s a family, worldwide collectors coming together and sharing – you can’t do that with a book!
    I did on occasion buy a book but it was bulky and outdated even when new, the photo’s were garbage and the info in many places incorrect and not updated. Very difficult to navigate too, crazy layout of categories.
    Anything you need to know just ask on the CFC boards and someone will answer usually within hours – no comparison.

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