Time For A Garage Sale: Collector’s Items That Aren’t Worth Keeping

Collecting often begins out of love. It’s exciting to acquire a new baseball card or win the bid on a rare toy. It’s also fun to organize and admire your growing collection. But sometimes, we hold onto collections because we think they might hold value that could pay off later. Sadly, unless it’s something really rare, that’s not the case with the items on this list. Keep reading to help you decide if it’s time to clean out your collection.

Porcelain Dolls

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Porcelain and ceramic dolls are popular among collectors, who may view them as pleasant childhood memories. Like this photo, doll collectors go so far as to designate a full room in the house to display their dolls, as they take up more room than other collectibles.

If the goal is to make money, however, that room is better used as a rental. Aside from select rare dolls, these porcelain reminders of the past aren’t worth much more than $10.