What is a Collectible? A collectible is generally an object that is abundant and affordable. In the early 1960's collectibles were for the most part new items. They were created by companies and then marketed specifically to be collectible
or gifts. An example of these
G. I. Joe toys and
Now, the word collectibles tends to be used for things that aren't necessarily old. To encourage collecting,
a wholesale collectibles manufacturer often create an entire series of a given collectible, with each item differentiated in some fashion.
The earliest collectibles were included as incentives with other products, or the products themselves. Examples include
depicting individual players in a pack of gum. So we now have two basic types of collectibles or collectables. Items made to be collectibles since the early 1960's and a much older items not yet antiques.
Can a Collectible also be considered an Antique? Things that are more than one hundred years old are considered antiques. So not
all old collectibles are antique! However some of the most popular collectibles are items from the early 1900's to about 1960. These items are highly prized by a special breed of collectors and include such items as
You may collect art, movie, stamps, coins, cars, NASCAR or sports memorabilia, but no matter what it is that excites you most, remember that people are collectors
of antiques and collectibles.
How do you decide what to collect? Actually, collectibles probably choose you. Start by picking something that will spark your interest for years to come. The key to collecting is, no matter what the economy is doing there will always be collectors. Don't be influenced by what other people collect and never collect as an investment. The real joy of collecting is a lifetime of pleasure and becoming more
knowledgeable not richer. When wondering what to collect look for items that attract your attention. You may collect art, stamps, coins, cars or sports memorabilia, but no matter what it is that excites you most, remember that people are collectors.
The best advice here at Most Popular Collectibles at Auction we can give is buy the book before you buy the collectible. There are hundreds of collector books on the market on just about any subject you choose.
Where do I find collectibles? The most popular fields in collecting have specialized commercial dealers that trade in the items being collected, as well as related accessories. Many of these dealers started as collectors themselves, then turned their hobby into a
profession. Where is the best place to find collectibles? eBay!
There are publications about collectibles that do provide valuable information on any subject. eBay has a web page set up that you can use to learn the ins and outs of buying collectible.
To access this Helpful Resources
The eBay Collectibles category is the premier place to find popular and hard-to-find items on the web. Complete your Disneyana collection with Mickey Mouse and Tinkerbell items, Disney pins, porcelain Minnie Mouse, Piglet phone strap, Disney snowglobe, Disneyland viewmasters and more.
Add to your collection a vintage Star Wars lunchbox, Spider Man thermos, Flintstones pin, He Man Lunchbox, Napolean Dynamite button or a Popeye bobble head. Or outfit your house with a classic arcade style game - Golden Tee, Donkey Kong Jr, Super Mario Bros,
Lord of the Rings arcade game, Atari Pole Position, Ms Pac Man arcade game, The Simpsons, Tekken Tag, Star Wars, Mortal Kombat, or Area 51. eBay Collectibles also has an unmatched selection of Pinball Machines and Jukeboxes. Are you an avid collector of lamps and fixtures? eBay has rare and one of a kind candle holders, ceiling fixtures and neon lights for you to choose from. Expand your
collection of Pez Dispensers, Keychains, and Promo Glasses. Find a Muppets keychain or Power Puff Girls pez dispenser today!
Basic navigation of this WebSite! Items or collectibles mentioned on Most Popular Collectibles at Auction are all linked, or referenced to eBay. Wherever you see
text like this it means there is a link to some relevant eBay page, item or article. You are always one click away from that special collectible.
Want to learn more about eBay.....
Register now to bid, buy or sell on any eBay site. It's easy and free!.....
Advantages to being a registered eBay user:
- Watch auctions without bidding.
Request an email on your watched items and bid when the time is right for you.
- Save your favorite searches.
You can even have new search results emailed to you
- Search completed listings.
Researching completed listings helps you make informed buying and selling decisions.
- You can bid or buy immediately.
When you find an item of interest you can bid or buy without delay.