Crafts-Hobbies Vivian | 02 Jun 2011 05:26 pm

Figurine Collecting – A Profitable Hobby

Many people like to collect figurines. It’s one of those hobbies that can start with just a few pieces and then suddenly you may need a separate cabinet or area in your home for all your figurine treasures. If you have a figurine collection it may be worth more than you think. Have you ever thought of selling your figurine collection?

For some people, selling their figurine collection would be very hard to do as there is a sentimental value attached to it. Many people are not willing to part with their collection even though they know it is worth a significant amount of money. If you consider your figurine collection to be of great value you may want to pass it on to your future generation as collectible figurines increase in value over time.

Figurines have a way of reflecting who we are and what we love. Not only do collectible figurines increase in monetary value through time, but also they have an intrinsic value that is priceless. Some people may have their collection appraised. But an appraiser cannot set the price on sentimental value. What may me worth very little to one person may be worth a fortune to another. For example some people love animals, so a collection of dog and cat figurines might be worth quite a bit to them. Others who love the ocean and have a passion for scenic beauty, might be intrigued by a collection of lighthouses that capture the scenic beauty of the New England States.

Figurines are made from all kinds of materials, but the ones listed below are the some of the most popular ones.

Crystal – a crystal figurine is made of a high quality of glass, produced with lead oxide that creates light reflections.

Spun Glass – A spun-glass figurine has the same colorful reflections and charm as crystal but is a little less expensive for those whose budgets might not be able to afford crystal.

Porcelain – porcelain figurines are crafted with a lot of attention to detail and hand-painted delicately to achieve a truly life-like appearance.

Selling Your Figurines

If you have the time and resources, you may find it easy to set up a small boutique in your town or at a mall near to where you live. But if that isn’t convenient for you, selling your figurine collection on line is a good way to reach many people. You could even Join a collector’s club or online chat group. You can learn where to locate items as well as hear the latest buzz on who is reputable in the collectible community. Every group has its sources, and you will want to get as much information as you can.

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