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These collectibles aren’t as hot as they once were

As the years go by, some collectibles remain hot while others begin to lose steam. It’s important to understand what you’re buying and collecting, especially if you’re doing so with the idea of making money.

While these collectibles are fun to hunt down and buy, they’re not likely to do much for you in regards to a sound investment:

·      Hummel figurines: These tiny statues were once a big hit, but with so many of them flooding the market they’re not nearly as valuable as they were 20 or 30 years ago.

·      Franklin Mint collectibles: From medals to plates to coins, Franklin Mint has released hundreds upon hundreds of “limited edition” collectibles to the market. However, most of these items are anything but limited edition, which greatly impacts the resale value.

·      Vintage lunch boxes: During the 1980s and 1990s, these lunch boxes were a huge hit. In fact, some of them were fetching as much as $2k (or more). Today, even the most rare vintage lunch boxes only sell for a couple hundred dollars.

·      Collectible plates: There was a time when collectible plates were all the rage, with many of them selling for $100 or more. Now, these plates rarely sell for more than $5 or $10.

Although these collectibles aren’t nearly as hot as they once were, it doesn’t mean you should ignore them. If you enjoy collecting something, keep buying. It’s all about having fun!

Four Sales is the leading estate sale company in Virginia, DC and Maryland. For the past 40 years, Four Sales has conducted over 3,000 estate sales in Virginia, DC and Maryland. Four Sales estate sales headquarters is in Alexandria, Virginia with regional offices in Charlottesville, Virginia and Annapolis, Maryland.

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