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When you look at the world of collectables and what is valuable, we can sometimes kick ourselves when we see items we have had in the past, which are now worth a fortune.
You can collect many things, which may increase in value and prove to be a wise investment, depending on your interests. Below are some items that you may wish to consider collecting that may increase in value in the years to come and prove extremely valuable.
For over a century, sports have been a big part of our lives, and sports memorabilia is highly collectable, especially if from a significant event. There are many different types of sports memorabilia that you can collect, such as:
- Clothing – The uniform or clothes a famous sports personality wore.
- Equipment – The items the sports personality used, such as a baseball or glove.
- Marketing Collateral – These can be posters, flyers or any other material used for marketing the event.
- Signatures – If you can get any of the above which is also signed by the sporting personality, this will be even more valuable.
Toys have been collectable for a long time, and if you visit an antique store, you can find toys dating back to bygone eras. These are highly collectable and they take us back to our childhoods. More modern toys such as Star Wars figures from the 1970s can command a high price, especially if they are still in the box and unused. The one drawback with these collectables is that if you take them out of the box and play with them, you can significantly reduce their value, so you will need to keep them in the box.
Movie memorabilia is something else that is highly collectable and can also be valuable, depending on what you have. Original movie posters are something that many collectors like, and if you can find these that have the original cast members’ signatures, you may be sitting on a gold mine.
First Edition Books
You definitely should check out those old books for sale at LoveAntiques.com. Books are highly collectable and can also be valuable. The benefit of collecting these is that you can read and enjoy them, unlike some other collectable items. If the book is the first edition, then the value may surprise you, especially if it is in excellent condition. You can find that first edition books that were later turned into a movie or TV show can command a higher price and if you have any first editions books at all, you should keep them safe as they may increase in value.
You may also find that first-generation electronics can be valuable, especially if they are still working. If you have your first games console, iPod, computer, or other electronic devices still working, it is worth storing them correctly and keeping them for the future when you may find that their value has increased immensely.
These are a few items that you may have in your home that it is worth keeping hold of as they may increase in value in the future. Through a quick search for related articles online, you can get more ideas of collectables you may have that are worth keeping.