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An asset of limited quantity and the perception of high value. Many collectibles are antiques. For example, a Babe Ruth baseball card is a collectible. Perhaps the main market for collectibles exists among persons who simply like collectibles; that is, a person who enjoys baseball is more likely to be a buyer of collectible baseball cards. However, because collectibles tend to maintain their value, investors may buy collectibles in addition to securities as a hedge against inflation. The problem with collectibles as an investment is the potential lack of liquidity: an investor may not be able to find an avid baseball card collector to whom to sell his/her collectibles.


An asset of limited supply that is sought for a variety of reasons including, it is hoped, an increase in value. Stamps, antiques, coins, and works of art are among the many things usually classified as collectibles. Collectibles are often regarded by investors as hedges against inflation, since their value tends to appreciate most when general prices are rising. The collectibles market represents a very tricky investment for inexperienced investors.


When you invest in objects rather than in capital assets such as stocks or bonds, you are putting your money into collectibles. Collectibles can run the gamut from fine art, antique furniture, stamps, and coins to baseball cards and Barbie dolls.

Their common drawback, as an investment, is their lack of liquidity. If you need to sell your collectibles, you may not be able to find a buyer who is willing to pay what you believe your investment is worth. In fact, you may not be able to find a buyer at all.

On the other hand, collectibles can provide a sizable return on your investment if you have the right thing for sale at the right time.

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They may also exclude entirely any coverage for artworks, coin collections, and certain other collectibles. It is essential to review existing policies for the extent of coverage and, if necessary, supplement it with riders or separate coverage for collectibles.
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This is a win, win for both companies the Rouse Social platform can help our sellers reach a wide audience with their social media as well as profit from the sale of their collectibles, while Rouse gets more content, more users, and more revenue, states Bill Bollander, CEO.
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For collectibles, the photos should be detailed close-ups, showing the artist's signature if there is one, as well as showing the back of the item.
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