According to "The Courier Mail," some of the best things to collect include money, stamps and bottles. In the case of collecting banknotes, a lot of money is worth more than its face value. For example, some uncirculated $50 banknotes are worth up to $7,000 if the serial number is 000 000.
"The Courier Mail" points out that the Queensland Historical Bottle & Collectibles Club says that some explorers go diving in the Brisbane River in search of old jars and bottles. Some of these bottles are worth more than tens of thousands of dollars. One such example is an old ginger beer bottle from Australia's convict days.
According to Destructoid, video games are another good thing to collect if the collector can find games cheap by shopping around at flea markets, pawn shops, Goodwill stores and yard sales. Destructoid proved its point by showcasing a video game collection that was sold in 2014 for $550,000 on eBay. The collection was made up of 330 consoles and 6,850 games. The seller had been a collector for more than three decades, and most of the consoles were still in the original boxes, which considerably added to the value of the collection.Learn More
To identify real tortoiseshell from material substitutes, apply a hot pin to a hidden spot. If the smell resulting from the hot pin smells similar to burned hair and a black spot develops, the item is likely real tortoiseshell; however, if the burning smells like plastic, then it is not.Full Answer >
Rare magazines are sold through a number of venues, including private sales through brokers, auction houses and collectible shops. They are also sold through consignment shops, classified ads, collectors' clubs, online auctions and antique stores. It is important for sellers to research the value of rare magazines before putting them up for sale.Full Answer >
As of August 2014, Beckett, Tuffstuff, Portasite and freebaseballcardspriceguide feature guides to aid collectors who are buying, selling and trading their baseball cards. The online guides contain the current market values for thousands of cards, both old and new, from various manufacturers, including Donruss, Fleer, Topps and Upper Deck.Full Answer >
Geppeddo dolls are manufactured by Geppeddo, which is part of the Axis Corporation and sells its wares in malls during the holiday season. Geppeddo dolls are not named by the manufacturer and are identified by their appearance.Full Answer >