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30 COLLECTIBLES THAT ARE NOW WORTHLESS

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Even if you've never thought "Oh, save that, it'll be worth something some day" this is an interesting walk down memory lane.  

 

A few of these I've never seen before.

 

Are you saving any of these in hopes of selling at a great price some day?

 

 

 

 

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The only collection I own is my father's old coins that I inherited about 5 years ago.  An appraiser told me to hold on to them.  I guess they will always be worth at least the face value.  

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We got rid of several boxes full of vinyl records and playbills when we moved years ago.  Some of them may have been worth something but it was too much of a hassle to find out.  

 

Happy to see Lladro not on the list although I didn't buy mine with the thought of selling them!

 

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Interesting thread. Nothing is guaranteed in value. I do not collect as much, but I collect or collected what I love. It is also the “thrill of the hunt” to get a rare book, etc. at a great price.
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@Tinkrbl44 - Interesting artcile.  Thanks for posting.  

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I'm now thankfull for the days when I was too poor to "invest" in kitsch. 😁

 

I had a neighbor that said her collection of some 300 Longaberger baskets was part of her retirement plan. And pitied me.

 

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@deepwaterdotter wrote:

The only collection I own is my father's old coins that I inherited about 5 years ago.  An appraiser told me to hold on to them.  I guess they will always be worth at least the face value.  


@deepwaterdotter 

 

My dad left me his coin collection 5 years ago too.  

His dad used to carry a folded up $1 bill with him every day of his life. It's in the box. My dad told me it would fall apart if I tried to open it. It's full of lots of old coins.

I need to look through them again. It's been a long time.

I have never taken them to a appraiser. 

Don't know what will happen to them when I'm gone. 

I have some Hummel's, Precious Moments, Fenton but didn't buy them in hopes of making money off them. 

 

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@deepwaterdotter wrote:

The only collection I own is my father's old coins that I inherited about 5 years ago.  An appraiser told me to hold on to them.  I guess they will always be worth at least the face value.  


 

I have my father's coin collection also...lots of wheat pennies and all silver fifty cent pieces and everything else you can think of. I will probably never take them to be appraised, I just will keep them because they were so special to him. 

 

As for those vinyl records~~~I don't care if they are worthless, I am keeping all things Elvis! Smiley HappyHeartSmiley Happy

 

 

 

 

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@Snowpuppy wrote:

I'm now thankfull for the days when I was too poor to "invest" in kitsch. 😁

 

I had a neighbor that said her collection of some 300 Longaberger baskets was part of her retirement plan. And pitied me.

 

Karma

 

I had an Aunt who thought the same thing. The Longaberger people were good at manipulation. 

 

Edit: Not the people who bought them...the people who sold them told people that.