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Re: 30 COLLECTIBLES THAT ARE NOW WORTHLESS

My dad's collection is placed in folder-like books with dark blue covers.

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Re: 30 COLLECTIBLES THAT ARE NOW WORTHLESS

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I collect what I'm interested in because I like it and NOT as an investment!

 

I have a couple of chalkware pieces I use in my home decor for certain seasons

 

And one special Beanie Baby cat given to me long ago by a friend who has now has passed away from cancer

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Re: 30 COLLECTIBLES THAT ARE NOW WORTHLESS

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@deepwaterdotter wrote:

My dad's collection is placed in folder-like books with dark blue covers.


I have them too. Except my brother took all the coins out. All I have are the folder-like books.

 

My Dad's Dad spent his retirement years making a complete coin collection for my Dad and his Sister. My Grandfather collected two coins from every year coins were minted in the United States.

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Re: 30 COLLECTIBLES THAT ARE NOW WORTHLESS


@Nightowlz wrote:

@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. 

 


 

@Nightowlz 

 

Value varies widely on coins and paper money, based on their condition. 

 

If something looks interesting in your stash, you can get a quickie ballpark idea of value by searching for that item on Ebay. 

 

It's not a guarantee of value, but would give you an idea as to whether you should research further.   

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Re: 30 COLLECTIBLES THAT ARE NOW WORTHLESS

I never buy anything and hope it will gain value.  

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Re: 30 COLLECTIBLES THAT ARE NOW WORTHLESS


@Nightowlz wrote:

@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. 

 


Take the whole collection to a coin store.  They will go through it right in front of you and give you values.  Then you can decide about selling all or part of it.  Don't just let it sit there. 

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Re: 30 COLLECTIBLES THAT ARE NOW WORTHLESS

Collect some thing because you enjoy it.

Don’t plan on being able to sell it or even give it to your kids or grandkids.

I consider some of the things I previously collected as not something I would keep today.
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DH just boxed up his vinyl collection upwards of 400 of them for our GS, along with the turntable.  GS is too young  still, but DH wants it to be part of his grandpa legacy.  He didn't buy vinyl to collect, he played every one of them.  However, as his interest and taste in music evolved, he would purchase whatever he liked at the time, and that's how he ended up with this collection.  

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I'm not a collector, my husband more than makes up for it with his collections of stuff.  I'm an elephant nut, I have a few elephant pictures and statues but not much.  My cousin was all about Precious Moments, I could never get into any of that.

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Re: 30 COLLECTIBLES THAT ARE NOW WORTHLESS

After an estate sale for my mom's belongings, I've learned that purchasing, so called collectibles, is useless. They cost too much in the first place, then languish unsold for pennies years later, when trying to sell them. 

 

During estate sales, savvy shoppers are looking for rare items where the owner may be unaware of their value. They want finds.

 

Rare coins, gems, artwork, are what they're looking for. I even had an estate agent ask me: "Where are the paintings?" Guess he was looking for a prize, or scouting for a particular client ... LOL. 

 

Of course, there are always those who collect certain items and will pay crazy amounts to add to their collection. Items with very little value, but they just love them.

 

I avoid anything described as a valuable collectible. It seems the items that bring crazy rewards (other than obvious high end items) are things never purchased to gain value.

 

Like I wish I still had our first Atari player, with games, and other early electronics, but like most, they just went in the trash. It's the everyday items in our life we've discarded, or overlooked, that may have, or had, gained value. But, who has room to hold onto everything?