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.

COINS

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.

STAMPS

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.

DOLLS & ACTION FIGURES

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.

STAR WARS COLLECTIBLES

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.

CHILDHOOD TOYS

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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