How to Start your Vintage Toy Car Collection
Ever since motorized vehicles have been introduced to the world, numerous
people have been fascinated about them and a number of these people have
developed a deep fashion for them. Some of them have started this passion
even while they are still young; this led to a collection of toy cars. A
small number of these car buffs have been fortunate enough to have huge
resources which can allow them to start a collection of real cars. Others
though could only content themselves with just enlarging their toy car
Today, many toy car collectors do not consider their collection to be
complete unless they have included vintage toy cars. A toy car collection
though doesn’t have to mean that you have to have a car that would
represent every era, every sector, and every type of produced car there
is. You may be interested only on Formula One race cars, or your
collection may just be on a certain car manufacturer, in this case, this
is all about starting a collection of vintage toy cars.
When you start your vintage toy car collection, you may be shocked to
find out that there are thousands of other collectors out there that
share your same interest. This is a good indication as these other people
may be able to help you out. You will be able to get a lot of information
about collecting vintage toy cars as this is not an uncommon hobby.
Since you have already decided that your toy car collection would be on
vintage cars, you know have to decide how much you can afford to start
your collection. Remember, you don’t have to go for the oldest and most
expensive pieces. Starting a collection with new vintage car toys is well
enough, with proper care, such as taking good care of their boxes, these
pieces can be very valuable in the future.
Try to visit some of the garage sales being done in or around your area.
Many gems have been discovered in these sales. Try also to go to
collectible shops, establish a reputation as a collector as this will get
you into the vintage toy car circles. If other collectors know that you
are a collector as well, you will be able to establish connections and
get valuable information. Sooner or later, people will be contacting you
about their finds and this will help ease the burden in looking for
vintage car collectibles.
Online auction sites are also good sources for finding vintage toy cars.
Many say that they were able to find great bargains in auction sites like
eBay. Establishing a reputation as a vintage toy car collector in these
auction sites will allow the sellers to directly contact you when they
have pieces to sell.
It is important that you should do a good research first and have vast
knowledge about the history of vintage toy cars. This will hugely help
you in determining if the price of the vintage toy car is right. Know
about the history of toy cars and the materials used and their
manufacturers so you can have proper assessment of their value.
Also, have a proper place where you can store your collection. A good
display case will be able to protect your vintage toy car collection from
the elements and still allow it to be viewed. Make sure to have a list of
all your pieces in your collection and record their characteristics as
well, this will be important especially if you want to sell your
collection later on.