Ever found something you collected in childhood that is now quite a rare and valuable thing? I could’ve never guessed my talking Rufus the Lion has a value of $300.00. He’s in well-loved condition. Mint in box of this stuffed lion (put out by Montgomery Wards’s in the 70’s) have gone for as much at $1000 on eBay!
If you can pardon the close-ups, it’s worth this walk down tiny toys memory lane from the 60’s and 70’s. These animal friends were a part of my collection from a very young age. I couldn’t believe how much they were selling for on eBay today! (in mint condition of course!)
Looking for collectibles with value? Remember where you stored those toys from childhood? Seek and find then research on them Internet you could be pleasantly surprised.
Have you specialized in your collecting? If so, what did you specialize in and why?
In this early Green Desk video I share the two incarnations of an action figure (and my favorite character) from the Star Wars movies.
When you can’t acquire everything associated to what you collect; specialize! For me, realizing I couldn’t possibly afford every little Beatle thing, I focused on collecting items from the movie “A Hard Day’s Night” one of my favorite periods in their history.
Live auctions are a very exciting environment. As an observer it can be fun seeing the competition for an item. Our current pandemic precautions though don’t favor this style of buying but you can still participate via phone, on-line or by proxy bidding. Check local auction houses in your area because you can get awesome deals this way.
Again during this time where we are social distancing and finding ways to slowly engage in person; the weekend collector’s shows may be sparse; but I hope they will once again become the frequent weekend events soon. In this video I share some of the facets of buying at shows.
Although we may be slowly venturing out beyond just food shopping at some point, buying from the Antique mall will come back. So here’s a little something from the Green Desk archives for you…
From my archives. This one about on-line auctions may become the norm for the time as we’re still social distancing. It can be very satisfying to win the collectible you’ve been after this way. Maybe a little stressful too, so that’s why we have Buy It Now, right?