News-Antique.com - Nov 30,-0001 - With the amount of collectible toys available on the market, a collector needs to do a significant amount of homework to guarantee a fair value. EBay hosts more than 1.1 million listings in the toys section. To help collectors, Karen O’Brien edits the premiere and best-selling identification and price guide to toys of the post-World War II era.
2007 Toys & Prices (Krause Publications) covers 31,500 toys and offers 94,500 updated values. It features baby boomer favorites through today’s most desirable toys. Chapter introductions offer collecting advice, trends and a top10 list of most valuable toys in that section.
Price guides are one of the most important resources collectors can utilize to make sure they are buying or selling at fair prices. Collectors should use more than one and have updated editions to catch the latest pricing trends. Prices in the book are a cross section of what is bought and sold each year. O’Brien recommends getting to know reputable dealers online as well as at toy shows. “A solid network of reputable dealers can make collecting a genuine pleasure,” she writes.
Karen O’Brien has written and edited many definitive books about toy collecting, including O’Brien’s Collecting Toys, O’Brien’s Toy Cars & Trucks and the Standard Catalog of Farm Toys. She is also a contributor to Toy Shop and Toy Cars & Models magazines. She works for Krause Publications in Iola, Wis.
2007 Toys & Prices
Edited by Karen O‘Brien