- 1 6. Vintage 1972 Hasbro Toy Company, Big-eyed Blythe Dolls
- 2 7. Mid-century Luxurious One-flush Colorful Toilets, Sinks and Bathtubs
- 3 8. Vintage 1950s-1960s Frozen TV Dinner Boxes (Old School Pop Art)
- 4 9. Vintage 1960’s Multiple “Pop-Top” Unbreakable Horrors Toys
- 4.1 In 1964 the MPC produced 5-inch solid plastic “Horror” monster figurines- mostly sold two per package. The smaller figurines were half the size of the larger ones. These aren’t idle plastic figures; their heads are detachable and pop out of their sockets. Eight types of skinny, scrawny horrible monster figures were produced. These plastic monster toys are considered GOLD in the world of vintage monster-related collectibles.
- 5 10-Iconic Celebrity-Owned Memorabilia Collecting (Personal Effects)
6. Vintage 1972 Hasbro Toy Company, Big-eyed Blythe Dolls
Everyone loves adorable big eyes! The original Kenner Blythe fashion doll who was created by designer Allison Katzman in 1972 and sold through Kenner Co. She measures only 11-inches tall and has large eyes that can change color with the pull of a string. Her looks were based on the big-eyed artwork of Margaret Keane and the cartoon character, Betty Boop. Note: Blythe doll reproductions have been manufactured by other companies in the 21st century.
7. Mid-century Luxurious One-flush Colorful Toilets, Sinks and Bathtubs
How could second-hand bathroom fixtures be considered valuable? Has anyone purchased a new water-saver toilet lately? Those old toilets were a bit more powerful, quality-made, and came in a variety of fun colors to appease the consumer. A blue, green, yellow, peach, pink, maroon or white toilet, bathtub or sink- from the mid-century- can sell for over $400 today each.
8. Vintage 1950s-1960s Frozen TV Dinner Boxes (Old School Pop Art)
9. Vintage 1960’s Multiple “Pop-Top” Unbreakable Horrors Toys
10-Iconic Celebrity-Owned Memorabilia Collecting (Personal Effects)
Some bubblegum that Britney Spears-which had been chewed- sold for $14,000 at auction! Weird, but true.
As I mentioned with Marilyn Monroe’s personal items… Items touched or owned by celebrities, bring in thousands of dollars. It’s like being in close contact with a favorite celebrity. I would make sure I had the COA (certificate of Authenticity) on items purchased on an auction site. Whether it be clothing, food, objects or any particular memorabilia…basically any celebrities personal belongings; it can be super valuable- especially if the celebrity is deceased.
Collectors of all genres are willing to pay outrageous prices just to bring back a piece of their past, for sentimental reasons, decorating purposes, or just for the thrill of the hunt and finding the item/items.
Be careful; collecting stuff, can quickly turn into hoarding, so remember:
“You spend the first part of your life collecting things-and the second half getting rid of them.”-Isabel Allende
1970’s Quaker CAP’N CRUNCH Peanut Butter Cereal Ad:
For more stories from contributing writer, Patricia Penke, and to find out if you have any vintage items worth a substantial amount of money, check out her blog: Turn Trash 2 Cash
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