There are many things that we take for granted in our life, do not take good care of them or even throw them away, only to find out that many years later, they become highly sought after and valuable. If you are thinking of starting a collection, below are some items that you may wish to consider collecting that are proven to increase in value over the years.
Antique & Vintage Jewellery
Collecting antique or vintage jewellery is an excellent way to invest your money, and you also get to wear them. It is worth keeping in mind that if you were to sell jewellery to a pawn shop or other buyer, you will usually only get the scrap value of the metal and gemstones. As such, you will want to ensure that you do not pay too much for your jewellery, and for the best value, you may wish to check out Kalmar Antiques in Sydney, Australia.
First Edition Books
First edition books are also another excellent way to invest your money and start a collection. You do not have to look at only old books as modern books can also increase in value. The first edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone can fetch as much as $50 at auction, although that is dependent on the condition.
Adding a piece of antique furniture to your interior can truly transform a home and also, add value to your property with time. Antiques tend to be at least 100 years old so it’s worth incorporating them in your house if you want to start a highly valuable collection. They vary by perios, style and material so make sure you do your research well beforehand.
Technology is something that is continually changing and updating, and an example of this is the Smartphone. These handheld electronic devices are something that we update regularly, and often our old phones might either get thrown or given away, or sit in a draw collecting dust. Keep your old electronic items as these can increase in value over time. The first Apple computer was sold for $375,000.00, showing you that you should never throw your old electronic devices away.
It seems that many people are less interested in watches these days as everyone can tell the time using their Smartphone. However, these can make an excellent investment and can appreciate over time, giving you a return on the money that you paid for it. Kalmar Antiques has a fantastic selection of antique watches for sale, and you can contact the store to arrange a time for a visit and try the watch on if something catches your eye.
Sports memorabilia is something else that is highly collectable and increase in value the longer that you have it, especially if it is from a well-known team or sports star. If you also have the item signed, then this can significantly increase the value. If you collect sports memorabilia, you should try to get some of your things signed by sporting superstars.
Many things may become valuable in the future that we do not give a second thought to today. Whatever it is that you want to collect, make sure that you do not invest more than you can afford to lose, as nobody knows the future for sure.