Overview

Toy collecting is an art and like other hobbies that require acquisition, toy collecting also requires some degree of research if you want your quests for toys to be more fulfilling.

With today’s Internet, it has never been easier to become a toy collector because the online marketplace offers limitless possibilities in terms of variety, price, quality and make. The online ...
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Guide To Toy Collecting

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Overview

Toy collecting is an art and like other hobbies that require acquisition, toy collecting also requires some degree of research if you want your quests for toys to be more fulfilling.

With today’s Internet, it has never been easier to become a toy collector because the online marketplace offers limitless possibilities in terms of variety, price, quality and make. The online marketplace offers not only new toys from recent manufacturers but also vintage toys from the yesteryears.

Collecting toys is a way of ‘consuming’ the subject of the hobby. As toy collectors, we savor the form and appearance of toys. We appreciate the colors and the detail that each toy adds to the collection.

Variety is always appreciated and in the long term, variety also makes an existing collection valuable, because as you collect more and more toys and dig deeper and deeper into toy garages and auctions, you increase your chance of finding that one toy that can later be auctioned or sold for a very nice price.

In order to be a successful toy collector, you also need to know how rare a toy is. The fewer of those toys that are available, the rarer it is and therefore, the more it is worth. You can see how this information is vital to buying and selling toys.

Another important aspect to toy collecting is understanding the difference between an antique or a collectable. An antique is a toy that is over one hundred years old. Any antique could be a collectable but, not every collectable is an antique. A collectable is a toy that is less then one hundred years old. A cotemporary collectible is a toy that is new but still worth collecting.

And of course, if you are going to be investing in toys, you will need to know how to determine their value. You must learn the market value of your items.

In order to be a successful toy collector, you must require skill, knowledge and a true passion for the hobby. The ultimate goal in toy collecting is to surround yourself with the collectable that will bring you, not only enjoyment, but also the satisfaction of owning them. However, at the same time, the toys that you collect must have value in some form or another.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014166997
  • Publisher: Michael Edwards
  • Publication date: 4/11/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 82
  • File size: 349 KB

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