Antique and Vintage Collectibles
When speaking of Collectibles, really every item in my vintage store could be collectible. But for my general purposes I have classified these as treasured items from childhood and vacation souvenirs.
A whole industry was born from the American road trip. It seems every kitchen had souvenir plates, spoons or thimbles which displayed the states we had visited. While every child had a collections of dolls or matchbox cars.
These collections have a sentimental value which by far out outweighs the dollar value. Yet some have also brought large amounts at collector’s shows or auctions.
As a rule collecting should always be looked upon as fun or as a passion. Never collecting as an investment. While some items may be quite valuable today. Down the road they could lose their value as people lose interest.