As children our priced possessions are often simple pieces of plastic. However, toys are part of our childhood and are often strong links to our past. These toys are hard to throw away and many of us end up keeping our old toys either displayed proudly or stored in an attic where they join the ranks of antique toys.
Many people wonder how they can tell if the toy they purchased at yard sale or found in an attic is truly one of the antique toys that may be valuable. There are a few ways to find out if what you are holding is a true antique toy.
One way to find out if you hold any antique toys is to visit an antiques dealer who specializes in antique toys. They may be able to give you information on the history of the toy and the price range. However, it is good to get a number of opinions on pricing antique toys. Antiques are sometimes more valuable to one person or group than another.
Another way to find information on your antique toys is to contact the toy company that created the toy. They may have information on the history of the toy, how to spot fakes, and information on how to restore your antique toys.
Many antique toy companies have gone out of business since the toy was built. However, there are many sites on the internet that have information about the toys that were made by these companies and the toy companies themselves.
Some antique toys you may want to look for in your attic include dolls and teddy bears. These can sometimes blend right in with your modern teddy bears and dolls. Other antique toys include cast iron toys, and wooden antique toys, but there are many, many others to look out for.