- "Collectors. People with more money than brains."
- ―Filia Rossi
A collector was any individual who assembled a group of items, primarily antiques or relics, as a hobby or occupation.
Collectors assembled items such as antiques, relics or art as a hobby or occupation. While a collector was not necessarily wealthy, they often were. Truly wealthy and serious collectors were aware that it was a standard to show they had the necessary credits to pay before they were allowed to see the goods by merchants. Some derided those who spent large amounts on items they collected, considering these people to have more money than brains. Some collectors both bought and sold the object they sought out, such as Dok-Ondar's Den of Antiquities proprietor Dok-Ondar or the junk boss Unkar Plutt.
Collectors in the galaxyEdit
The Hutt Grakkus collected items related to the fallen Jedi Order, the pirate Maz Kanata had a vast collection of treasures kept in her castle, and anonymous collectors such as the "Avenger of Jakku," "Emperor's Wrath," and "Interceptor Fire" collected artifacts of the Galactic Empire following the Galactic Civil War.
The Imperial Chiss Grand Admiral Mitth'raw'nuruodo was an avid collector of art, as both a personal hobby and as a means to understand his military enemies. Through the studying the art he collected, Thrawn gained insight into the values and culture of other species and used those insights to predict how they would act. Karr Nuq Sin, a Force-sensitive teenager with the ability of psychometry, collected any items with a history that he believed could induce a vision, including military antiques and Jedi artifacts. In time, Nuq Sin narrowed his collecting to any objects relating to Jedi history, hoping to understand the Jedi and his own connection with the Force.