Do you have any vintage toys laying around your home that are just accumulating dust but you always wonder how much they’re worth and whether or not you should sell them for cash?
Determining the value of any collectible, especially vintage toys, is more of an art than a science. Even after following our tips below on determining how much your vintage toys are worth, if you’re serious about selling them it always makes sense to get a professional appraisal from a reputable source.
Here are our tips on determining how much your vintage toys are worth:
First, See What Comparable Items Sold For
Vintage toys, and all collectibles for that matter, are only truly worth what someone else is willing to pay for it. So naturally the best way to value your vintage toys is to see what similar toys have sold for recently. eBay’s advanced search feature makes it very easy to find similar items that have sold recently.
Then Adjust That Price Based On Your Toys’ Condition
Because there are so many variables in pricing a collectible, the sale price of comparable items will serve as a baseline as you adjust for other variables. The biggest variable will be condition- which is why we always stress that you store all your collectibles properly! For example, brand new unopened collectibles will sell for much more than heavily used collectibles. If your vintage toy is in better condition relative to the item you used as a baseline, adjust that baseline number up, and visa versa.
Then Adjust That Price Based On Where You’ll Be Selling Your Vintage Toys
Where you sell your vintage toys will also heavily determine how much you can expect to receive for them. For example, if you sell to a pawn shop you should expect to net much less than if you sold directly to another collector.
Or You Can Save Time and Hassle By Calling Neatstuff Collectibles First
Need help valuing your vintage toys? Want a professional appraisal or a second opinion? Give Neatstuff Collectibles a call at 800-326-7064 and we can help you out. If you’re interested in selling them, we can also help you with that as we make top-dollar all-cash offers for items we’re interested in!