Collectibles that are worth the investment

As biz reporter Sean Adkins will tell you – some collectibles are not only things to treasure, they are worth serious dough.

You see, Sean’s convinced his mint-condition He-man figures are a veritable treasure trove of value – and according to TheStreet, he’s right.

“Collectors always are attracted to the toys of their childhood,” says Terry Kovel, an expert on antiques and collectibles.

Hot Wheels cars top the list of collectibles with some real value (unlike my containers of Beanie Babies in my parents’ garage).

Here’s some other items that you should keep in tip-top condition:

  • Vintage board games: In an era when families get together to play a game on Wii, board games from the 1950s to 1970s must seem like a very antiquated pastime, but that’s a sentiment making these games worth some dough to collectors. Games should be in good condition, in the original box and include all of the pieces.
  • Vintage movie posters: Bob Brooks, a long time movie poster collector and expert in Vancouver, B.C., says  “Movie posters are still relatively inexpensive, so there’s a lot of upside.” There are never going to be pictures such as “Lawrence of Arabia” or “2001: a Space Odyssey” ever again, he says.
  • Signage: If you’ve watched any episode of “American Pickers” on television, you will know they are always in the market for unique signage, particularly if the company no longer exists.

Read more about collectibles on TheStreet.

What do you collect? Do you think your collections hold any monetary value?

About Ashley Wislock

Business reporter focusing on retail for the York Daily Record/Sunday News. In my spare time, I’m a social media, sports, reality TV and celebrity gossip junkie. Contact me at awislock@ydr.com or 717-771-2029!

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