5 Uncool Collectibles That Could Make You Rich

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Here’s a list of 5 Uncool Collectibles That could Make You Rich.  There’s a chance you or a family member might be sitting on a goldmine without even realising it, perhaps not from your own stamp collecting activities, but there’s a chance you could find a stamp worth over a million dollars, from that little book of stamps that has been passed through the generations, and is currently sitting somewhere in a dusty attic.

If you’re looking to get rich from collectibles, you might want to check out this article on the most expensive collectible items in the world.


The value of a coin collection will depend on their rarity and condition.  If you were to find, or happen to have lying around your house, an 1894 S-Barber dime this typically sells for the $1 million mark, though it has been known to reach over $2 million.

If you want to start a coin collection, with a more personal twist, then MilitaryCoinsUSA is an interesting resource to checkout, whilst Heritage Auctions provides a price guide on their website to work out a rough estimation of what your coins are worth.


Whilst unlikely to help with your street cred, or position you as a particularly cool dude, stamp collecting is so popular there is a National Stamp Collecting Month.  More importantly, stamps are a collectible that is currently gaining value.

If you have a rare find, such as the “Inverted Jenny” stamp, of which only 100 exist, you could be in for a windfall of in excess of $1 million.  If your collection is complete and organised it will likely sell for a lot more money than an individual stamp.  LearnAboutStamps is a good resource for stamp collectors.


Again, not necessarily the coolest of collectibles, but you might be sitting on a goldmine if you happen to have a stash of dolls and action figures, particularly if they are unopened.  Unlike stamps and coins, you’re unlikely to sell one toy for $1 million, though selling several, particularly if as a set could get you close to that figure.

A good example, is the 1963 G.I. Joe that recently sold for $200,000.  A quick search on eBay will show you many dolls that are attracting offers of thousands of dollars.  There seems to be a particular interest in in Vintage Cabbage Patch Kids and Vintage Barbies.


Now, if you’re a die hard Star Wars fan, the idea this could make the list of “boring collectibles” will be beyond your comprehension – but believe it or not, some people, would consider Star Wars collectibles in the same bracket of coolness as stamp collecting.

Unarguably, Star Wars is a cultural phenomenon.  If your Star Wars collection is comprised of items from the original trilogy, you are likely to be sitting on a goldmine.  To give you an idea, one guy’s collection (admittedly comprised of six hundred items) was sold for just over half a million dollars.


Having a few of the “right items” in your old toy chest could be worth a fair amount of cash.  We’re not talking hundreds of thousands but, as an example, if you were into Lego Trains the 1985 High-Speed City Express Passenger Train (hey, this is a list of uncool collectibles) can fetch up to $3,000.


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