How to find the value of your toy

Posted on January 12th, 2011 by admin in Collectible Toy Resources

How to find the value of your toy

Most everyone wants to know the value of antique collectibles that they have. Whether it be little knick knacks, things you admire, can’t live without, even things that make you wonder why you have them in the first place.

Say you have inherited a 1930s Mickey Mouse plush doll; it is only natural to be a little bit curious on what it is worth. The best way to learn about your antiques and the items you collect is to do some research on the manufacturer. Aside that, you will learn more about your prize piece, how Antique-toysmuch hard work went into making it, plus all about the artist who made it.

The most common ways to find out about your precious collectable toy is to carefully examine the toy for any notes on date by the manufacturer or maker. If the toy came in the original packaging, examine it very carefully.

The next step would be to take photos of your toy, record any markings or flaws that you discover. Look for information about the type of toy you have at a local bookstore or at a library.

Search at local stores or antique dealers that specialize in antique toys. If they don’t know, they may have some information on people who do.

Lastly, broaden your search online. Look for other examples of your particular toy. Don’t be afraid to contact any sellers or buyers of similar items to help you get better information on the value of our toy.

Ultimately, your toy is worth what someone will give for it.  Every collector is different and has different types of collections so to simply ask a collector or appraiser wouldn’t necessarily be efficient but rather a collector that really wants that collectible toy.  There are magazines and books on many different collectibles that can be purchased that will teach you the many things to look for when trying to figure out how to find the value of your toy.

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