If you are a collector of antique toys, you will be in seventh heaven at the choices available today. These collections deserve to be shown off, where they can be admired by visitors and friends as well as your own family.
There are thousands of antique toys for sale online at any one time. It's great to know that you can add to your collection, and also find out the worth of pieces you already have.
What do you think is the number one collectible toy? If you said Barbie, well done! The popularity if this busty blonde shows no sign of diminishing, and keeping them in their original boxes will make them very valuable in the future. My sister is a Barbie nut, and has everyone ever made.
When I was growing up, nobody wanted jack in the boxes. Nowadays, everyone wants one and they are changing hands for vast amounts. The fact that they aren't produced anymore has really sparked interest amongst younger collectors.
Baseball toys belong in a league of their own, pardon the pun. Whereas an ordinary toy is indicative of a time, cards, gloves and bats are historical items that can be linked to some of the all time greats of the game. People are still under the misconception that a scratched or battered toy has no value, the value of antique toys is very often increased due to wear and tear.
Most old toys will have some kind of value, how much depends on their age and availability. A mass produced toy without a box may fetch a few pence, where as a limited edition in its box could be quite valuable. Check out cupboards and boxes when clearing out old houses, you never know what treasures you may find. An old adage that can be applied to most collectibles is that to remember that even if it isn't very special to you; it may well be special to somebody else.