books, magazines, comics, records, and everything else you have been hanging on to for.....? What was the reason again? Well, if you can't readily come up with a reason, maybe we can GIVE you one! ALL collectibles are worth SOMETHING, even if it's only sentimental.
Before you throw away that box of old digests, perhaps it might be worth a look see to go through them and see if they hold any collectible value. Lots of appraisers will gladly do this for you (make sure it's a reputable company), or you might be able to find a book on the value of your collection (which can often be a tedious job looking up price value book by book)....either way, it's probably worth at least checking.
Things that bring the value of an item up are:
1. Are both the front and back covers still intact?
2. Are the corners still flat on all sides?
3. There are no rips or tears in the pages
4. There is historical information published
5. It's numbered
6. It's signed
7. It's an original
8. It's a misprint
9. It's a first issue
10.The author is no longer living
These are just SOME of the things that bring a collectible up in value.
One of the ways you can ASSURE that time will not ravage your collection is by PROTECTING it with acid free sleeves and backing boards and even storage boxes.
If you store your collection in your basement, make sure they are stored in boxes OFF the floor (in case of flooding) and are no exposed to too much heat, and be sure not to stack boxes more than the allowed pressure of the box.
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