Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Buying and Selling Small Collectibles

Some small collectibles may be considered worthless by some because they won't bring in the big bucks. Take for instance this old yellowed Simplicity Pattern It might well wind up in a land fill. Few people sew anymore. But for the collector who remembers mom using a pattern like this or someone who decorates with vintage and antiques, it might be a real treasure. Despise not the day of small things.

Saturday, August 26, 2006

What's Collectible

What is collectible? Or why do we collect things? What makes an item collectible or not so collectible? Remember Beanie Babies and Care Bears? How about the beautiful Norman Rockwell Plates? We have learned a few things about collecting and selling collectibles. First it is fun. What you think is collectible probably isn't or won't be tomorrow. If it says it is collectible, it often isn't. What you think will sell usually won't and what you think won't sell gets all the bids. Why do we collect things. Often it is for the memories. Grandma had one just like this. It is a sentimental thing. Sometimes it is for the beauty as in collecting beautiful artwork and glass. Sometimes it is for the history. We love to learn about the things we find. Sometimes it is for the adventure. What really neat and unique old treasure can you find?