Collecting items is one of the oldest hobbies in history. While it is great to have a collection as a hobby, not many people realize that the hobby can also be treated as an investment. Collect the right things and you stand to make a nice profit from them in the future. Here are 5 collectibles that are almost guaranteed to significantly go up in value as time passes.
Art and Antiques
The Antiques Roadshow is a very common guilty pleasure and every one of us, at least once, has scoured through the basement or the attic trying to find anything that looks like it could be of value. Antiques and works of art have long been a great way to invest and continue to draw in massive bids at auctions. Collecting art and antiques requires you to have some knowledge about what you are getting into, but the effort put into it can be richly rewarding.
The recent onslaught of superhero movies has revealed a market in which there is a huge demand for superhero themed stuff from the yesteryear. Normally, people think that it is comic books that rake in the dough in the long run. However, it is action figures that better serve as investment vehicles. While collecting comic books and other paraphernalia can be profitable in the future, action figures offer the highest return on investment. If the action figure is mint in-the-box, its value can skyrocket to that of a house.
Trading cards have always been in high demand. However, with the rise of EBay, cashing in on rare old trading cards became a breeze. Most trading cards featuring athletes do appreciate in value, but it is the rookie cards that truly bring home the bacon. There are a number of companies that make trading cards and you have to make sure that you buy rookie cards from the right company and series in order to ensure that its value will be significantly more. Just like action figures, the better the condition of the rookie card, the higher the price it will sell for.
After stamps and coins, model cars are probably the most collected items in the world. Diecast model cars are pretty much engraved in every boy’s childhood memories and that passion for four wheelers only gets stronger with age. While collecting models of your favourite cars is fun in itself, it can also help you make some money in the not-so-distant future. Limited edition and championship winning car models in particular fetch high prices.
Who would have thought that collecting movie ticket stubs could result in a financial windfall? Believe it or not, there are movie lovers out there who are willing to spend a pretty penny on movie ticket stubs. Just try to get your hands on a Star Wars movie ticket from 1977 and you’ll see how high the prices can get. Tickets for ‘first day-first shows’ generally command the highest prices. The next time you go out to the movies, hang on to the ticket stub. It might just become your ticket to a fortune.
Remember to take good care of your collection, as well as look into the option of insuring it.
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