May 20, 2008
by Mark Bridge
“The magnetic pull of a toyshop is a standard childhood memory. And an early passion for Lego, Action Man or Barbie never quite fades. So it is not surprising that collectible toys are a prime investment, with select examples realising very grown-up prices at auction.
…He says that older items â€“ typically pre-1970s â€“ are the safest bet, provided they are in mint condition and boxed. â€œSome new toys will rocket in price; most won’t. It is hard to make that call. With older items, you know whether or not there is a market.
…Children’s books are an easy to keep alternative collectible to toys.”