Last Updated on 5/30/2008 by bidz

How to invest in collectible toys

Times Online
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 – typically pre-1970s – are the safest bet, provided they are in mint condition and boxed. “Some 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.”

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