Ever collected items hoping they would gain value later?

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  1. Hey_you

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    Back in the 90's my son was in jr. high school. We attended Comic-con in San diego often. I bought some 1st releases from that era. Also lithos and drawnings, trading cards,pogs, etc. connected to the comic trade. Some were signed by the creator and illustrator. Unreal that I have a #1/2500 litho. No idea how I lucked out there. I have many comics popular of that time, signed. Some with certification. Anyway, I was dusting off the collection that was boxed for many years. Looked a few up for value. I have a few that are nearing or at $100 or better. I looked at the books once. Careful not to crease the binding/staples. All are mint or as close if not mint.
    This collection has sparked interest. Warrior Nun by Ben Dunn, started 94. I can see a demand for these issues coming ... Ben Dunn's cult-classic graphic novel has been adapted into a 10 part series by Netflix. Warrior Nun Season 1 drops on Netflix on Thursday, July 2.
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    The center white cover with a cd is signed by Dunn. It has never been unsealed. The opposite one is also signed, not sealed. Series 1-4 with crossovers and a alt cover.
    Wow, 25 years later after collecting . So what collectibles have matured for you? Sans guitar related gear.
     
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    Nope.
     
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    Just stocks.
     
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    No, I never did. A fried has well over 300 Barbie Dolls, many of them are in the original packaging
    A dozen or so years ago she sold a few and financed a trip to Italy for her and her daughter
     
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    Yeah, guitars.
     
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    Hallmark cars and ornaments as well as Oil Cans.
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    Never collected for the money, but I did make a killing on my childhood Matchbox Car collection ... although I should have waited another decade.:oops:
     
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    Yes. The key is knowing when to get in and out. I've made money on every guitar or amp I've ever sold. I sold all my vintage guitars and related gear, except what I intended to keep, in the late nineties. I thought the market had topped, especially for your high-end big Gibsons. (L-5, L-12, Super 400, etc.) I think those are a hard sell now. Frankly, any high dollar vintage guitars can't be easy to sell, especially now. Kids aren't spending big bucks on vintage and us old guys are dying out. YMMV
     
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    I'm not a collector - but I did buy a signed first edition of Bernard Cornwell's 'Stonehenge'... He has been one of my favourite authors for a long time, so I just thought it would be a nice thing to have. It's a great story and I've read it twice, but I don't keep it in a bank vault or anything, it's just on a shelf, gathering dust...
     
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    When my son was 2 he was into Hot Wheels.
    Walmart had a Hot Wheels value magazine. Then we'd go over to the $2.00 bin and buy all the ones that were listed as being worth more than that $2 price.
    They're all still new in their packaging. I need to give those to him next time I see him. There's about 50 of 'em.
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    I don't think baseball cards and comics are all that valuable. I am old enough to have had some stuff I suppose is desirable/collectible but it's not as if we kept them sealed in plastic.
     
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    Not intentionally, but my 1965 Bulova Accutron has become much more valuable. $125 originally, and I've been offered $1200 recently. I should have bought a couple, but in 1965, $125 was a week's pay.
     
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    Never did. But I have an original drawing of Snoopy by Charles Schulz that has gone up quite a bit.
     
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    As soon as I become famous, I’m going to sell all my toenail clippings. I catalogued them by date and quality of clipping, so there’ll be different price points.

    I don’t do this with my fingernail clippings...that would be weird.
     
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    Back in the mid-90s I bought a beat-up flying jacket for £60 in a junk shop and thought I had an investment.
    It sold for £40 last week on eBay. :cry:
     
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